FRP VAN BODY
FREIGHT FRP VAN
A general purpose high cube dry freight van body, with added space as the primary advantage of the Fiberglass Reinforced Plywood construction. The absence of exterior seams and rivets provides an ideal surface for custom decals and painting. Our FRP bodies utilize the same quality construction of our aluminum bodies including DuraPlate® swing doors and stainless steel bar lock hardware.
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FRP Van Body Specifications
Standard Length (Inside) 10' - 28' custom sizes available
 
     
Outside dimensions 6 3/8" longer than inside dimensions
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Notes:
  • Inside length based on 1/2" plywood lining on front wall, and roll-up rear door.
  • For full rear swing-type doors, add 3 1/2" to inside body length.
  • Outside height of body is measured excluding longitudinals.
  • Rear door openings are same for roll-up or swing type doors.
  • Standard Width and Height
    Model Inside Outside Rear Door Opening
          Width Height   Width Height   Width   Height  
      VF-78   94 1/4"   78"   96”   85"   88"   72 1/2"  
      VF-84   94 1/4"   84"   96”   91"   88"   78 1/2"  
      VF-90   94 1/4".   90"   96”   97"   88"   84 1/2"  
      VF-96   94 1/4"   96"   96”   103"   88"   90 1/2"  
      VF-102   94 1/4"   102"   96”   107"   88"   96 1/2"  
     
    FRP Van Body Features
    "Front"- Aerodynamic design with "Zephyr" front nose, 12" radius with heavy duty corner castings (not fiberglass), 5" front corner radius utilizing 1/8" rugged aluminum extrusion.
     
    "Walls"- 5/8" core thickness FRP panels with 18 oz. woven fiberglass, gel-coated finish, impregnated white.
     
    "Roof" - One-piece aluminum (.032 in.), tension-fitted and bonded to roof bows, perimeter riveted. Roof assembly bolted to top rail structure for easy removal and repair.
     
    "Roof Bows" - Roll-formed 18 gauge galvanized steel, anti-snag configuration, located on 24" centers.
     
    "Rear Frame" - 11 gauge (1/8" nominal thickness) Galvaneal steel with reinforcement at all stress points. Tapered rear threshold.
     
    "Doors" - Custom built side or rear swing doors to ensure a precise fit and positive closing, with quality 13 mm thick DuraPlate exterior skin construction.
     
    "Hinges" - Both side and rear swing doors feature premium appearance heavy-duty extruded aluminum hinges with stainless steel replaceable pins.
     
    "Bar Locks" - All stainless steel hardware on rear swing doors.
     
    "Crossmembers" - Hi-tensile steel construction: 3” I-beams on 12” centers, double bolted to the heavy-duty extruded aluminum rub rail with stainless steel bolts. Alternating crossmembers are gusseted to longitudinals with steel wheel pan supports over the wheels.
     
    "Longitudinals" - Structural steel "C" channel (height dependent on chassis mounting requirements).
     
    "Floor" - 1 1/8" laminated hardwood, each board installed with two 5/16" countersunk screws at each crossmember and securely joined to adjacent boards by shiplap joints and an added crusher bead to ensure a tight seal.
     
    "Interior Light" - Roof-mounted dome light, recessed switch in wall inside rear door opening.
     
    "Exterior Lights" - Marker lights recessed in roof cove with exterior wiring in protective groove. All connectors shielded from moisture by heat-shrink insulators.
     
    "Reflectors" -Installed as required to comply with FMVSS.
     
    "Undercoating" -Petrol base (not paint) on full understructure.
     
    "Mounting" - Body mounted on customer-supplied chassis. Hardwood filler strips are steel- banded to top of chassis frame rails. Zinc plated U-bolts are placed through crush pipes (between frame rails) to hold body in place more securely and to prevent over-tightening and bending of frame rails. Structural steel "side-standards" are welded to longitudinals to prevent shifting side-to-side.
     
    "Mudflaps" - "U.S. Truck Body"
     
    FRP Van Body Options
     
    "Translucent Roof"
     
    "Liners" -1/4", 3/8", 1/2", 3/4" plywood, pre-finished birch, hardwood base and slats
     
    "Logistics"- Tie rings, E-track (surface mount or recess), F-track
     
    "Scuff Plate" - 12 ga., 14 ga., 1/8" steel tread plate, aluminum tread plate
     
    "Side Doors" -All DuraPlate construction. Standard 45" x 76" swing doors come with exclusive underbody handle and locking mechanism; sliding doors feature a full 36" x 80" opening
     
    "Rear Doors -- Roll-up or Two-Panel Swing Doors - full opening with DuraPlate® construction on swing doors (illus.)
     
    "Floors - 1 1/8" or 1 3/8" oak, fill and sand screw holes, logistic track, bull rings
     
    "ICC" Bumper (illus.)
     
    "Bumper Step" - open face, close face (illus.)
     
    "ICC Bumper" - with floor extension (6" and 12") (illus.)
     
    "12" Split Dock Bumper" - with two steps, Chicago style (illus.)
     
    "Liftgate Installations" - for all makes and models
     
    "Stainless Steel" - front corners, roof radius, rear frame, hinges, and chrome cast front corner caps
     
    "LED Lights"
     
    U.S. Truck Body offers many additional options and customization upon request. Contac us for your specific needs.
     
    Bumper and Rear Door Options
     
     
    Special Features
     
    Roof Structure
     
    Roof Structure
     
    Heavy-duty one-piece translucent or aluminum sheeting is tension fitted and bonded to 18 gauge galvanized steel anti-snag roof bows. Each roof bow is double-riveted to extruded high-strength aluminum alloy roof coves. Our unique two-piece roof-rail design not only increases structural integrity, it also means the roof can be easily replaced (if damaged) without disturbing the sidewall structure. For uncompromising strength, we feature a "Zephyr" front nose and heavy-duty cast aluminum (not plastic) corners. The 12" radius aerodynamic design reduces air resistance and helps deflect overhanging tree branches.
     
    Floor / Side Structure
     
    Floor / Side Structure
     
    "Crossmembers" - Hi-tensile steel construction: 3” I-beams on 12” centers, double bolted to the heavy-duty extruded aluminum rub rail with stainless steel bolts. Alternating crossmembers are gusseted to longitudinals with steel wheel pan supports over the wheels.
     
    "Hardwood Floor" - We use quality 1 1/8" thick laminated hardwood as standard, installed with two 5/16 " countersunk screws per board at each crossmember. Each board is joined using ship-lap joints, and an added crusher bead is used to ensure a tight fit.
     
    Side and Rear Swing Doors
     
     
    DuraPlate - We custom build all side and rear swing doors to ensure a precise fit and positive closing and use only DuraPlate® panels for toughness and durability. Stainless steel bar lock hardware on rear swing doors is also STANDARD. Side and rear swing doors feature premium appearance heavy-duty extruded aluminum hinges with stainless steel replaceable pins.
     
    DuraPlate is an efficient, lightweight, and incerdibly stron panel that provides exceptional resistance to damage,leaks and corrosion. Our DuraPlate door panels are composed of 13mm, 80,000 psi yield steel skins. The polyethylene core and the bond between the skins and core form an added barrier that won't deteriorate and is impervious to water. With no plywood construction, there is nothing to rot.
     
    Rear Frame
     
     
    We use heavy-duty, 11 gauge galvaneal steel and reinforce all internal and external stress points with steel plates (shown in yellow). Each frame is assembled in a spinner jig for ease of welding to ensure the best possible weld penetration. A tapered sill provides proper water run-off. The result is a rugged frame that will withstand your tough loading conditions.
     
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