Panel and Tapered Panel Body

The panel and tapered panel bodies offer interior work space with three or four full-length shelves on each side to provide carrying space for long-handled tools and equipment. In addition, they feature numerous exterior compartments with spring-loaded door holders on all vertical doors for ease of operation. Solid rear access doors lock securely with a two-point locking system.

Both the panel and tapered panel bodies are built on the Classic II™ service body and are available in heights of 50″, 60″ and 72″. All models are available in fuel-saving aluminum or heavy-duty galvannealed steel and are protected by Reading’s exclusive Triple Protection E-coat primer and powder coat finish.

There are many service bodies on the market, but there’s only one Classic II™. The Classic II™ steel service body, available for both single rear wheel and dual wheel chassis, is built with premium A60 coating-weight steel construction and our exclusive Triple Protection E-coat primer and powder coat finish to resist corrosion better than any other truck body on the market. The Reading Classic II™ offers features not found on any other service truck body. Our pressed diamond plate floor and inner tailgate surface provides superior strength and durability. Our patented hidden hinge system is fully adjustable and theft-resistant. Our exclusive Dual-Pro® seal system offers expanded door clearances and superior weather protection. And that’s just the beginning. Add our industry-leading 6-year limited warranty and it’s easy to see why there’s No Body Better than the Classic II™.




Industry-exclusive overlapping door construction resists forcible entry. Robust, concealed hinge design provides protection against corrosion without requiring frequent lubrication or maintenance. Fully adjustable and easily replaced without damage to body or door.

Features a polished, stainless steel handle and double-panel construction. Stainless steel locking rods, hinge rods and striker channels.

Prevents body damage and provides slip-resistant step surface. E-coat prime and white powder coat finish.

All vertical compartment doors are equipped with nitrogen strut door holders. Internal dampeners control the opening and closing of doors.

Rubber isolated for improved leak resistance.

Double-panel construction with internal reinforcement for added strength.

Large, automotive quality bubble-type seal and mechanical seal provide a dual line of defense against weather. Patented design increases clear door openings in every compartment of the body.

Attractive appearance with no exposed fasteners; rust resistant. Features a double-bitted, high-quality locking cylinder; adjustable striker pins; and an O-ring seal to prevent water intrusion.

Designed with 2″ dividers for more small item storage. Full access between all vertical compartments for longer tool storage.