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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/26 04:29:55 (permalink)
Here ya go ... Let me know if this link doesn't work
 

 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/26 04:50:54 (permalink)
OK. Made the count...
here's before pics:
http://s1074.photobucket....bums/w411/Inkys_Build/
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Making Beauty Out of Beast - 1990 P30 Build
 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/26 05:19:55 (permalink)
I had this idea while tearing down. The shelving is built with 3/4" plywood. I was thinking I could cover that with stainless sheet for worktables instead of buying those stainless tables. Will I regret that down the road? Will it absorb to much moisture? What do you guys think?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/26 05:30:51 (permalink)
Just cough up the $ for the legit stuff now. I have bought SS sheets in the past, decent thickness, to resurface a used ss table I had which had a crappy steel patch in a giant hole, probably for some piece of equipment. I doubt for a single purchase, it is much of a savings, but I suppose if you wanted to cut corners the whole way, you could save a lot down the road as long as you have some decent metalworking skills. I just saw a youtube video of a homemade build truck where the guy had build a housing for his exterior mounted propane tank out of wood and ss flashing. The video literally made me shutter.
You can find great deals if you have a used restaurant supply store nearby, or use craigslist, or buy new online from the cheapest sources. I have used webstaurantstore dot com for lots of equipment. Griddles, tables, inserts.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/27 19:59:44 (permalink)
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Just cough up the $ for the legit stuff now.

Yea, that was an impulsive thought. I'll save where it makes sense, not where it results in a crappy product.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 09:05:13 (permalink)
i am putting diamond plate on the floor.
i can not do it in one piece. should i just butt the two pieces together and screw it down.
any thoughts would be apprecitated.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 09:29:02 (permalink)
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i am putting diamond plate on the floor.
i can not do it in one piece. should i just butt the two pieces together and screw it down.
any thoughts would be apprecitated.

 
I would butt together. When I was going to go with a diamond plate floor before I found the white/black vinyl and I would have had to order in pieces and butt together. If you are worried about fluid leaking through to the sub floor than just silicone right beneath where the two sheets meet and than apply a bead in the seam. Clear silicone of course. I assume that you will end up laying a removable non slip mat over the floor anyway, so you will never see the seam.
 
I personally would glue the diamond plate down and screw along the edges so that you do not have screw heads all over the floor or recess the screws.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 09:41:54 (permalink)
that's exactly what i am going to do.
thank you so much for the advise.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 12:37:58 (permalink)
You might put an add in Craigslist to see if any tig welders might want a little side job. A welded seam is definitely water tight (should be with a decent welder).
 
If you cant do that, my back up plan was to route 1/8" inch out of my plywood base floor, and lay a piece of 1" x 1/8" aluminum bar down between the butt joint, then silicone your butt ends to the aluminum. That would assure a seal.
 
Maybe I'm going overkill, but I want to be able to hose down if necessary.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 15:55:55 (permalink)
well thanks guys for all the advise.
i talked to the metal shop today.
they are going to cut me a piece to fit the floor.
so problem solved no seams one piece.awsome!
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 21:16:51 (permalink)
How are you going to bend the diamond plate to satisfy the health dept's requirement of a coved floor?
You defiantly want your floor water tight, so it can be hosed down daily. Welded seams are the only way to go.
 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 21:51:49 (permalink)
Yes, 24 gauge with 1/4 inch ply backing. Pink foam board insulation 1" thk between aluminum studs. Should be just fine. Already have some up. Fire marshal says all is good.

Edit, sry this was in response to your question on last page. Quote didn't show up.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/28 22:14:17 (permalink)
i found a company that sells steel molding.
to go from the floor and up the wall a couple inches.
that will seal the floor. the existing floor looks like s/s pieces.
going from the width of the truck.  left to right. it is really solid.
just lock crapy. and i plan to curb mount all my equipment.
any thoughts and coment would be greatly apricated
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 02:06:28 (permalink)
Would you share the molding company? I'd b interested in havin a look
Thx
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 14:33:55 (permalink)
I am no mechanic so excuse if this is a dumb question. What is the round outlet in the picture that looks like it should have a hose connected to it?

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 14:39:36 (permalink)
i forget what it is called but there should be a hose on there that leads to the air cleaner.
the hose part is right. my memory tells me it goes to the pvc valve them the air cleaner.  or the carburtaor
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 15:11:52 (permalink)
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 15:37:53 (permalink)
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DIAMONLIFEGEAR.COM
888 983 4327

 
? site does not exist.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 16:01:35 (permalink)
DIAMONDLIFEGEAR.COM 1-888-983-4327 SORRY I CAN NOT SPELL
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 16:34:03 (permalink)
Thats the crankcase breather. Go to your local auto parts store, and get a valve cover breather filter for a SBC (3-4" Dia.). Many aftermarket parts for cheap. If you have smog testing, you may need a proper pcv valve then into the air cleaner assembly, or to a stand alone air filter.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 17:44:10 (permalink)
that's where I buy most of my metal from.. good place and reasonable
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 18:01:13 (permalink)
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Thats the crankcase breather. Go to your local auto parts store, and get a valve cover breather filter for a SBC (3-4" Dia.). Many aftermarket parts for cheap. If you have smog testing, you may need a proper pcv valve then into the air cleaner assembly, or to a stand alone air filter.

 
Thanks. I am trying to register the truck, which means I will need a smog, so I am doing a tune up. I noticed the missing piece when I was installing new plugs.
 
So, if I need to pass a smog than I need to PVC valve than into the air cleaner?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 20:07:21 (permalink)
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DIAMONDLIFEGEAR.COM
1-888-983-4327

 
Neat site they have some very cool stuff.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/02/29 22:56:45 (permalink)
yes .what you need is not expensive take it a mechanic and get it done. if you have any problems.
i can show my mechanic the pick just tell us the year make and engine size and i will get him to post exactyl what you need to do.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/03/01 03:52:01 (permalink)
Reese 77:Can you give more details on changing the water tank over to a waste tank?I have the tank but haven't figured out how the get the waste valve into the tank.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/03/01 10:37:37 (permalink)
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Reese 77:Can you give more details on changing the water tank over to a waste tank?I have the tank but haven't figured out how the get the waste valve into the tank.

 
DWD,
 
Look at my Flickr page here. Before I mounted the tank underneath the truck, I cut a hole in the tank big enough to put the portion of the bulkhead fitting that has the lip on it inside the tank. Than I sealed the hole.
 
Next I cut a hole for my bulkhead fitting through the floor and into the tank. I then reached into the tank and pulled the interior bulkhead part up through the floor, applied a gasket and screwed on the nut portion of the bulkhead fitting. Than I plumbed a 3" to 2" reduction into the bulkhead fitting and plumbed the drains into the 2" PVC reducer.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/03/02 00:22:47 (permalink)
You can get a 4" access port and other fittings here. I don't know anyone at that site and have never bought from them.
 
http://www.tank-depot.com/product.aspx?id=160
 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/03/03 11:02:20 (permalink)
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2012/03/03 17:02:10 (permalink)
REESE,
I saw the pics of your plumming
i see the water pump what is that next to it.
are you useing 2 water pumps?
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