Hi Kostas, I think that would be a good idea, since some box trailers have some sort of stiffening moldings along the sides of the van. So that would help conceal the cut lines in the body. As for the back doors, I think it wouldn't be so bad either, since they're pretty smooth. Some putty would cure the cut lines. I would have to be careful to cut at the right place to get the door hinges and pins aligned. To have 2 trailers to work with would give me two other axles and sets of wheels. 3 axles on a 53 foot van is realistic enough and look pretty sharp. I'll have to investigate my own unbuilt american van to determine what I'd need to do for that extension. I'll have to look at what tools I need for a long straight cut to get a constant width for the height and length extensions from the second van. I'm a bit concerned for the vertical joints for the 5 foot length extension. We need a plan Kostas! Hahahaha
Another thing, the van sides are corrugated, so we need similar panels to extend the sides. Either that or make new smooth panels at the right length from .040 evergreen styrene. A 53 foot van is 26.5 inches long, I think we'll need two lengths of evergreen for the sides, just like the kit is configured. I'll have to think this out...
It would be very easy to convert the van from what it is to an acurate 48ft by adding in heigh by using the side walls from the second kit. This will not require special plans. I think that it would be very dificult to extent the side walls and at the same time add in height. This might need a third kit.
The acurate 48ft trailer is a good deal cause you can use just 2 Italeri kits and end up with 2 builds, 48ft van/reefer and 48ft grain trailer.
Think about it....