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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/08/30 03:21:52 (permalink)
yeah i'm looking forward to it, i'm laying my floor and start my placement of my sinks to do my plumbing awhile. i'm gonna wait to do the window last which is coming up fast. bout to order my hood from hood mart. they want $850 for a 4x30 concession hood ( just the hood, no exhaust ) takes about 10 days to get to me.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/08/31 11:09:59 (permalink)
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yeah i'm looking forward to it, i'm laying my floor and start my placement of my sinks to do my plumbing awhile. i'm gonna wait to do the window last which is coming up fast. bout to order my hood from hood mart. they want $850 for a 4x30 concession hood ( just the hood, no exhaust ) takes about 10 days to get to me.

 
Is that the cost shipped? Because if not, here is a cheaper alternative. The hood is a little over $680 and shipping to you wouldn't be much more then $150.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/08/31 11:13:11 (permalink)
OK I haven't yapped enough to get to post links yet I guess. If you do a EBAY search for A City Discount. They have a TON of new and used equipment. Including Concession Hoods
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/01 19:42:18 (permalink)
yea, never take measurements from the ground, your guaranteed to have a crooked window or line on your truck.....
like reese said, measure from the roof down, or from a body line up, you want the window to be square and plumb with the vehicle, not the ground under  
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/03 09:03:18 (permalink)
I have new pics but I was out of town on business all week and now will be gone for the holiday weekend. I will post the complete awning on Tuesday.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/03 11:57:04 (permalink)
reese77

I have new pics but I was out of town on business all week and now will be gone for the holiday weekend. I will post the complete awning on Tuesday.

 
'YOU'RE KILLING ME SMALLS!" LOL  I am such a Reese Geek now! Every time I get an email notification that something on here was posted I get all giddy! LOL Have a great weekend!
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/05 17:04:04 (permalink)
The holiday delayed my shipment, so I am still waiting on trim pieces to totally complete the awning. I made a few mistakes and had to cover them up by going in a different route than my original plan but the awning still looks good. Once my trim pieces arrive in the mail, I will wrap up the work. Keep in mind that the vinyl truck wrap will also cover the awning except for the window and some trim. Pics below.
 
The awning would have been a piece of cake to build if I had not decided to put in a window. The window was a pain in the neck and still did not come out the way I planned due to all the 45 degree cuts, etc.
 
My advice is if you decided to build an awning, do not add a window. Once my LED lights arrive, I will install on in the awning, than mount it on the truck.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

post edited by reese77 - 2011/09/05 17:05:41
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/05 18:32:28 (permalink)
Looks good
A couple questions
 
How thick is your plexiglass (is that what you used in the window)?
 
Where are you putting the LED lights?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/05 20:24:45 (permalink)
Dr of BBQ

Looks good
A couple questions

How thick is your plexiglass (is that what you used in the window)?

Where are you putting the LED lights?

The Acrylic is 1/4" thick. The lights will be mounted on the white side (inside). I will post the pics once my shipments arrive this week.
 
 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/05 20:53:07 (permalink)
can we get a parts list with links available ?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/05 21:25:15 (permalink)
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can we get a parts list with links available ?

 
Yup, I am putting together a manual with all the parts. It is not complete but some parts below.
 

Description
Manufacturer/Supplier
SKU
QTY
1-13/16in x 6ft Aluminum U Channel
Orangealuminum.com
OA2164
1
U Channel 3/8" W x 7/16" H x 1/16"  x 6ft (1/4” inner channel)
Orangealuminum.com
OA7401
2
1/16in x 1-1/2in x 6ft Flat aluminum bar
Orangealuminum.com
OA6364
4
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4ft x 8ft, 1/2in Sheet of foam insulation
Home Depot
 
1
1/8in rivets
Home Depot
RSAW1/8IP
1
First Watch Security 5/8 in. Chrome Cabinet and Drawer Utility Cam Lock
Home Depot
202799777
2
4’ x 8’ FRP Sheet
Home Depot
121586
1

 
 
 
post edited by reese77 - 2011/09/05 21:35:49
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/06 14:07:38 (permalink)
My super bright LED bars arrived today and they are ridiculously bright. My flat aluminum trim arrives sometime today, whenever FedEx decides to show up. Than I will complete the awning with an installed LED bars.
 

 

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/06 16:30:20 (permalink)
WOW!!! Those are bright!
 
Seeing how bright they are, do you think you will still need all of the ones you bought. Or do you think you would get by with fewer then that?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/06 17:28:07 (permalink)
The LED bars are only 19.5 inches long so I will need them all to light up the entire work area.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/06 17:29:14 (permalink)
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hey Reese-
if that unit works and your not going to use it want to sell it ?
if so want first dibs please :)


I will test it, the battery it is hooked up to is dead but I will take it to Auto Zone to be charged than test the inverter. It it works, you can have for a trade.


sounds like a plan to me :) if it is what i think it is, its perfect for something i want to do....

and great find on the lights !  SUPERBRIGHTLEDS has been one of my favorite sites for a couple years now

 
Backalley, I forgot that you wanted the inverter. I will remove and test it tomorrow and let you know.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/06 18:47:10 (permalink)
thanks man
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/08 14:04:24 (permalink)

 

 

 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/08 19:39:38 (permalink)
Is there a "p" trap in there?...I can't tell. How are you going to keep the stink from your holding tank from driving you out of the truck?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/08 21:05:28 (permalink)
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Is there a "p" trap in there?...I can't tell. How are you going to keep the stink from your holding tank from driving you out of the truck?

 
Yeah if you look at the bottom pic you re-posted there is a p-trap just to the left of the furthest right elbow. It drops and then goes up. Also he has a check valve just going into the floor.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/08 21:44:25 (permalink)
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Is there a "p" trap in there?...I can't tell. How are you going to keep the stink from your holding tank from driving you out of the truck?

Ya, the P-Trap is behind the long pipe, just below the upper u shaped pipe. I will take a better picture tomorrow when I connect the sinks.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/09 18:17:44 (permalink)
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Your build is looking good, Can't wait to see the finished version.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/10 22:00:28 (permalink)
This awning was/is a pain in the azz. I will not add a window next time. I made so many mistakes that I had to cover up. I had to remove part of my window frame, widen the opening and re-frame and the awning still is a bit snug in the opening. I could not get the hinge on the way I wanted to to space limitations so I had to mount it on the outside of the truck which looks tacky to me but it was my only option other than redoing the entire window frame. Since the awning and truck will eventually be covered with a wrap, all is still OK. I still have to add the lights to the interior awning and clean up the trim.
 
I installed my Lift-O-Mat Gas Springs (150-lb capacity). They are small about 10" in length but they actually held the awning up firmly. However, I must have done something wrong because I could not close the awning. The struts would not fold up and lay vertical. I think there is a specific way these need to be installed but I am going to order a larger set anyway just to be safe.
 

 

 

 

 

 
 
post edited by reese77 - 2011/09/10 22:01:53
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/10 23:16:25 (permalink)
what genny did you decide to go with ? I am still thinking on the one I want. I think I'm gonna go with 8500/10,000 DuraMax for $850 w/ free ship. I might think about mounting on the front bumper vs the back. Or if I can find a swing arm big enough to hold the genny for the back I would rather it go that route.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/10 23:48:43 (permalink)
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what genny did you decide to go with ? I am still thinking on the one I want. I think I'm gonna go with 8500/10,000 DuraMax for $850 w/ free ship. I might think about mounting on the front bumper vs the back. Or if I can find a swing arm big enough to hold the genny for the back I would rather it go that route.

This one?
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/10 23:54:26 (permalink)
yep, that's the one. I've read alot of good reviews on it. There is another one that I am looking at too, I think this is a way better deal too, once it comes in stock LOL
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/11 00:14:06 (permalink)
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yep, that's the one. I've read alot of good reviews on it. There is another one that I am looking at too, I think this is a way better deal too, once it comes in stock LOL

I've looked at the one on Amazon. My only issue with these 2 is that I want the remote start/monitoring panel that you can buy separately that are available for Generac and some other generators. I will probably go with one of your two options and see if I can rig up a remote panel.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/11 00:22:46 (permalink)
I haven't seen any of the Generac models that have a 50amp plug in yet, All the ones i've seen go up to 30amp. I'm push close to 50amps with all my stuff. A vendor I know has the red one and never seems to have any issues... It's not that loud at all. I can still hear her talk and it's about 5 feet away on the back.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/11 03:36:53 (permalink)
where do you plan on putting the generator iam havaing a hard time figuring that one out there are tons of food trucks where i live but i dont see any of there generator how do you plan on doing it
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/11 03:45:09 (permalink)
love all the info i was lost now im found by finding this thread another question i had currently my walls are all aluminum do i have to cover in frp as you did and second i have a roll up door that my wife wants to keep closed and not ad an access door for extra security is that normal. we are very new at this and have tons of questions another one we have is we need a fire suppression system is there anyway around the 4-5k cost associated with purchse and install...
 
 
 
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build 2011/09/11 13:11:18 (permalink)
rigging up a remote panel shouldnt be hard at all...basically remove the panel components you want to make remote and extend the wires.... easy peezy
 
as far as front or rear bumper mount, i dont like either, simply due to it adds to the length of the truck...... i got my specific truck because it fits into a parking space, so if i had to go with either i would choose front bumper so it can hang over the "side walk area" instead of out into the driving area... i could just back in everywhere..... my choice location is inside the truck directly behind the drivers seat, built into an insulated sound proof box (like Indys little orange truck) then the exhaust can be dropped through the floor right into the truck exhaust (short run, no problems with back pressure) your going to have a little vibration regardless so that isnt a real issue i think...
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