A friend and I have just bought a 2000 Chevy C3500 with a 6.5td from the airport here in NL. It has less than 4k miles .
It's just the cab on chassis. runs and drives etc. We want to convert to car hauler. Slap on a bed and be done? No, it needs more length, and that's the problem.
We want to lengthen the chassis.
Dutch DVLA won't let you lengthen more than was provided from the factory, if we did that it would only give as 10" max. We need more like 3 ft. If you do lengthen anyway here and your paperwork doesn't match, you risk no insurance and MOT fail.
We'd like to lengthen the chassis about 80cm behind the cab in front of the rear axle.
Dutch DVLA has to accept all EU vehicles. So I'm thinking get it v5'd in the UK, lenghten the chassis and have the altered wheelbase corrected on the V5 then re-import the car to NL.
What's the process on these kinds of alterations in the UK? Is it allowed even? Remember it's a 2000 so not an old Rod ( they have different rules over here due to age)