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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/14 17:21:54 (permalink)
Well after 3 weekends of progress I was brought to a halt for 10 days by a virus that refused to let me do anything but run fever and cough... On a good note I have received all my shelving and also the vent-a-hood and fans. I wont be able to work on it this weekend except maybe sunday afternoon because of previous commitments. I need to bust me ass for the next week and weekend as I have an HD inspection on the 29th of the month.. Other than install the vent and the window which wont be here till the 25th everything else just goes against the wall and needs attached...
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/14 19:26:30 (permalink)
looking good.
that is what i want to do on my build.
i have a box on the side with doors to put the generator in.
but iwant to be able to slide it and out of the box for maintainance.
can't wait to see how you do it. handy i am not. i did some looking on line.
no luck so far. so i want to thank you in advance for that.
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/15 09:05:42 (permalink)
My generator is going to be on the back of the truck so I can take it off when not needed. To make your generator slide you need these.
http://www.amazon.com/Dra...Capacity/dp/B0009ODZMM
I had them on a race trailer and the worked great..
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/15 09:36:55 (permalink)
chasendad

My generator is going to be on the back of the truck so I can take it off when not needed. To make your generator slide you need these.
http://www.amazon.com/Dra...Capacity/dp/B0009ODZMM
I had them on a race trailer and the worked great..

 
That's a great tip thanks. But now I'm wondering why your using a temp mount for your generator
rather than an under carriage permanent mount using the sliders?
thanks
jack
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/15 09:57:11 (permalink)
chasendad

My generator is going to be on the back of the truck so I can take it off when not needed. To make your generator slide you need these.
http://www.amazon.com/Dra...Capacity/dp/B0009ODZMM
I had them on a race trailer and the worked great..

 
Nice, I was searching for a set that could take 500lbs for my battery bank but could not find a cheap set. Thanks for the link.
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/15 11:39:16 (permalink)
I hate loud generators and refuse to use them,
I will use 2 honda eu3000 generators(since I already own 2) and can parrallel them to make a quiet 6000 with 50 amp service.
most of our days we will setup in the local food parks and wont need the generator since they have power.
I have a spot picked out on the truck if I come across a 6000 onan for cheap but right now I will got with the 2 hondas..
 
 
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/21 09:21:52 (permalink)
Got to work on the truck some yesterday, The vent-a -hood wasn't very cooperative but got it up. I will have to make a few pieces different to hold the filters since i changed and went with the fans through the side wall.. The stainless on the hood is a lot tougher then the wall stainless which I was able to cut with a skill saw. The hood on the other hand had to get the air cut off wheel and took a while.. The walls a little thicker than the fan vents so I will have to bend some aluminum and trim out the outside.. Also stud placement of the wall made it so the vents couldn't be centered..
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/21 10:12:57 (permalink)
CD,
Where are you going to get the air your blowing out while running your exhaust fans?
LOL Make up air? How much air will your exhaust fans move per minute?
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/21 14:48:19 (permalink)
not sure about how much air they move, They are the same fan Reese77 put in his truck,
Picked up 4 filters today at Rest. depot now just have to build the lips to hold them ,hopefully start on that tomorrow night..
 
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/22 21:20:45 (permalink)
Filters mounted to the ventahood, next time I will buy the hood ready to go..Going to hookup the fans tomorrow and trim out the top edge and hopefully it will be ready to exhaust air... Will replace the screws with pop rivets.

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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/23 22:54:20 (permalink)
Vent a hood complete and trimmed out, wired and ready..

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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/23 23:30:30 (permalink)
nice job. How did you attach to the ceiling?
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/24 09:01:54 (permalink)
Nice job and good move trimming out the space between the ceiling and hood top. Often builders have left that area open not thinking about how much gunk collects up there with no way to clean it.
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/24 09:05:40 (permalink)
Reese77--There are 3- 29" long 2" square tubing attached to the roof of the truck into the joist and then I attached the hood to the tubing, also screwed to the back wall many times and the time is .063 Alum which is riveted to the hood and then screed through the ceiling. Very sturdy and no movement whatsoever..
 
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/27 19:42:49 (permalink)
Got a Full day of work done today,
 Got the electrical completed.
grey water tank installed and plumbed
water tank installed- Plumber coming tuesday to complete pluming line from/to tank
completed the trim on interior and caulked edges.
installed propane regulator and plumbed the equipment except fryer
installed drying rack over sink
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/27 19:44:29 (permalink)
Added some coat hooks in the driver area also..
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/27 19:52:28 (permalink)
Well the Service window from Challenger Door has not arrived and I cannot find out when I will get it. I've called and left messages, emailed, called talked to the recptionist and asked if she could get me a del. date so I've had to cancel my HD appointment I had for this week..
 
 
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/27 19:58:27 (permalink)
Electrical pictures..
 

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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/29 08:27:12 (permalink)
Finally got in touch with Challenger Door yesterday and my door was complete and shipping yesterday.
Should have it by the weekend and I can get it installed and finish up the truck...
 
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Re:Building another truck 2013/01/30 21:50:14 (permalink)
Well the window showed up today and will install it saturday morning.
plumber finished the pluming to tank today but I found some leaks at the faucet so he's got to come back friday..
 
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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/02 21:49:48 (permalink)
Got the equipment installed except the refrigerator that the door opens the wrong way.. New one should be here next week withe a lfet hand side swing frig.
all the gas lines checked with no leaks. Changed all the orfices on the flattop and burner for lp..
Installed the service window and trimmed out,.
Interior of truck is complete except for the water leak which the plumber didnt make it yesterday or today to fix it..
 
Will post pictures .
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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/02 21:51:06 (permalink)

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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/02 21:51:22 (permalink)

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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/02 21:52:58 (permalink)

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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/02 22:01:03 (permalink)
The door from Challenger was simple to install, 10 minutes from test fit to completed install.
Also above is the cover I made for the fryer when its not in use..
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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/02 22:03:03 (permalink)
Heres a picture of the inside trim on the winow..

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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/03 10:05:04 (permalink)
Nice!
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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/03 10:51:07 (permalink)
You do fast and great looking work. I like the cover for the fryer. Good job.
What are the dimensions on your window it looks like it might be an 8 footer,
and ball park what you spent  with Challenger without shipping and what
the shipping ran if I'm not being to nosy.
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Re:Building another truck 2013/02/03 20:05:43 (permalink)
3'x6' window.. $1120.00 to the door... door was $9 some thing hundred..$150.00 shipping , $40.00 crating..
took 6 weeks to get with the Chrtistmas 2 week shut down...
Today, I fixed the water leak myself, ended up a problem with the fitting that hold the faucet in and I had another set of a different brand so Plumings done now..
Everything is done excent cleaning it good for the tuesday inspection and an overflow tube I forgot on the water tank..
Today I built the generator mount, just have to put so hooks on it to strap generator down with..Installed a quick disconnect plug on the back of the truck
Added a couple shelves inside and then trimmed out the exhaust fans and put built a cover to help keep water out..
 
 
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