Unique Commercials & J7’s

Thwaites Engineering have become synonymous with the restoration, repurposing and sourcing of unique classic commercial vehicles. We specialise in the repurposing and restoration of Peugeot J7’s but have conducted restoration work, including design, mechanical refurbishment and fabrication, on Lambretta Lambros, Commer Vans etc. We have so far conducted conversions for a number of London Based caterers including Kerb Food, the Chicken Hatch Ltd, and the Tapped Cocktail Company Ltd a Worthing based drinks business and also building a bespoke J7 Horsebox for Mr Thompsons Bakery in Lancashire. We’ve also renovated J7’s for private clients including fitted pop top roofs and undergoing general restoration and mechanical work. We are also able to conduct engine conversions on older vehicles to make them more reliable and even offer electric vehicle conversions.

We’ve developed a network of contacts so are able to source components for J7’s and other commercial vehicles that are currently unavailable and have also worked with suppliers to have important components remanufactured.

With a number of global contacts we are able to source, renovate, convert unique commercial vehicles for your business or for personal use. We also have a range of classic and commercials for sale on our Car & Classic Trade Page. We have full transport Facilities for Nationwide Delivery and collection. We also work closely with reputable businesses that can fit out your vehicle with catering facilities’ depending on the nature of your business.

We Offer:

  • Sourcing of unique vehicles worldwide – Specialising in J7’s, classic cars and vintage commercials
  • Purchasing and viewing on your behalf
  • Nationwide/European Vehicle Transportation
  • Importing and exporting of base vehicles and fully converted vehicles
  • Dealing with Importation and registration documentation
  • Mechanical Refurbishment and upgrades – Braking systems and Engine Work and rebuilds with full engine machining capabilities
  • Full fabrication and panel beating services for classic cars and commercials

Bespoke vehicle conversions & camper van conversions

  • Paintwork – Full resprays and touch ups
  • Livery and art work
  • GRP Hatches
  • Full aftersales support with your vehicle

Vintage, classic & commercial vehicle restoration, refurbishment & renovation

Thwaites Engineering are leading specialists in vintage and classic vehicle restoration, refurbishment and renovation. Our specialist engineering capabilities allow both full body work and mechanical refurbishment and restoration. With a focus upon commercial vehicles we are UK leading experts in the refurbishment of Peugeot J7 and vintage commercial vehicles for the catering and hospitality industries.

Encompassing the full supply chain we are able to source, refurbish and renovate any vintage commercial vehicle to suit your business needs. We specialise in sourcing and re-manufacturing both body and mechanical parts providing you with a vehicle that is fully ready for a catering fit out and in addition fully registered and compliant for operating upon the UK road network.

Through our full network of contacts within the industry we are also able to support the sale of any vintage vehicle.