Cincinnati OHIO Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652

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2012/05/07 12:36:00 (permalink)

Cincinnati OHIO Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652

Here we go! A Italian Cuisine Food Truck in Cincinnati OHIO! also featuring our Family Recipe Italian Sausage! Looking for help with any ideas or suggestions throughout the build.  Here are pictures of the truck we just purchased on flickr.... It is a 1995 18' FH1652 International (Diesel 7.3L)
 
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post edited by delzottisausage - 2012/05/07 13:37:58
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    delzottisausage
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/07 12:39:24 (permalink)
    How do we get the flickr photos on here?
     
    Thanks! :)
     
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/07 13:19:23 (permalink)
    Welcome Delzotti.....
     
    You have to have at least 30 post and I think be a member for 30 days....... or some BS like that.
     
    You can shoot the links to someone here, myself or anyone in a PM and ask them to post the pics for you until you can....
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/07 17:59:42 (permalink)
    don't forget you can also post the link to the photos by using this format:
     
    w w w . blahblah . c o m
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/07 21:15:18 (permalink)
    Perfect!
     
    h t t p://w w w.flickr.com/photos/delzottisausage
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 00:53:55 (permalink)
    delzottisausage

    Perfect!

    h t t p://w w w.flickr.com/photos/delzottisausage


    http://www.flickr.com/photos/delzottisausage
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 07:42:51 (permalink)
    Here you go Delzotti:

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 09:40:52 (permalink)
    Thanks reese77!
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 09:44:06 (permalink)
    What is a way to use or not use the roofing structure on this truck, it is fiberglass so obviously we need to beef it up to support A/C and Vent fan...... Also, how have other people used or not used the roll up door in the back??  
     
    Any Help or Ideas out there..............
     
    Thanks!
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 14:16:41 (permalink)
    My roof was also fiber glass, only my whole roof was, not just the middle such as your( from what it looks like). That's a long one ( truck ) is the cargo area 18' long?.....because my roof was fiberglass and I didn't want to re-roof or mess with it at all, the only thing I have thru my roof is a fantastik vent fan, I have side vent exhaust fans behind my hood...not going to worry about roof mount a/c. Hubby bought me a floor a/c unit if I choose to use it ( haven't decided yet). Looking forward to seeing you around delzotti are you planning on becoming part of the downtown vendor program here, it's sort of pricey I don't know if it's really worth it?
     
    seems to me your roof is prime for skylights right down the middle or solar panels as they are called ( IMHO )
     
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 14:27:41 (permalink)
    Thanks for the advice Purple Cheetah! The cargo area is 18'
     
    We are planning on becoming part of the Downtown scene. We already have a established business with our Family Recipe Italian Sausage on the east side, so this would be another adventure! lol
     
    Looking forward to getting this city on the map along with the other food trucks.....
     
     
    post edited by delzottisausage - 2012/05/08 20:04:48
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 14:39:26 (permalink)
    "We already have a established business with our Family Recipe Italian Sausage on the east side"
     
     
    Yes I know we had your sausage at the club for an event last year, good luck to ya, I'll c u around
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 19:13:10 (permalink)
    was it at the swim club?  Its a small world.....
     
    Did you have a roll up door on your truck? if so, what did you end up doing with it?
     
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 20:06:47 (permalink)
    What is the best way to utilize a roll up door?
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 22:16:06 (permalink)
    no not the swim club downtown club.
     
    I didn't have a roll up, I had double swing barn doors bolted the outer 2 and left the 2 middle to swing open, you may have to remove and build or have built a frame and swing door, such as the one mofood has done on his thread. I think reese77 also built a door custom. Check out those guys doors and read thru a lot of the build threads a ton of information in here, you can spend hours reading and reading and constantly referring back as your build progresses.
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/05/08 22:31:11 (permalink)
    I'd think the first thing I'd do with your truck is find a really good sheet metal guy and ask him if your shelves can be taken out flipped over polished and used as counter tops. If that can be done you'll save a bunch of money.
    #2 what do you want to do to your roof? Where do you live? Do you really need an AC unit? Most AC units won't keep a truck cool (really cool) because the exhaust fan sucks all the cool air out. If you go side exhaust vent you won't have to do much to your roof other than get it to the point of passing the HD inspection.
     
    Read some more of the truck builds here and you'll find several with side or back exhaust systems. But keep in mind you have to have a door big enough to move in or out any equipment that you change no mater if it fails (coolers etc) or you change a menu item.
     
    Read research and read some more, you'll find some very helpful threads here on RF. And best of all they will start you thinking about what and how it should be done.
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    PS I have to add this: Yes it looks like a ton of space now but start putting equipment inside and it'll keep getting smaller and smaller. Again your roof is a big plus.
    post edited by Dr of BBQ - 2012/05/08 22:36:41
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/06/14 14:15:31 (permalink)
    Any ideas where to get White smooth Faced FRP Board at a reasonable price?? or, what is everyone using for there wall coverings?
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/06/14 16:28:15 (permalink)
    frp smooth and bumpy surface at lowes or home depot. around 33.00 per sheet.  theres a company in atlanta that sells sheetmetal. stainless, alumclad, ect. google sheetmetal distributers in your area to save big on shipping. google alumclad distributers as its almost as cheap as frp and thats what im useing. comes in colors or white. beautiful stuff.  good luck with the build out.
     
    wish i had the wider, longer, taller truck. thats what she said,...lol
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/06/14 18:35:51 (permalink)
    delzottisausage

    Any ideas where to get White smooth Faced FRP Board at a reasonable price?? or, what is everyone using for there wall coverings?

    Hey Delzotti there is a hardware store on the west side of cincy called western hills builer(s) supply, someone at home depot referred me to them when I was looking for the smooth, I didn't bother contacting them I just bought the bumpy at homedepot depot for $26 each unless u buy 12 (then $21 round about I think?), American metal supply ( in blue Ash) is where I got my aluminum and diamond plate ( well all my metals really )
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/06/17 22:43:05 (permalink)
    Thanks for the help on that!

    Hey purple cheetah, where did you get your hood system from?
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/06/17 23:29:06 (permalink)
    I ordered the hood from hoodmart in upper Ohio ( they make them to spec. so if you want 4'2" they will make it) it's a 5 ft hood Mr. Grisgby at the HD is very helpful if you haven't contacted him yet. He is very flexible on a lot of stuff ie hood doesn't need to completely cover all grease producing equipment as long as it is " reasonable distance". I could have gone smaller but the price wasn't much diff.
     
    I'm so mad I missed taste of Cincinnati this year It was a HUGE event for food trucks to be admitted this year.
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    Re:Food Truck Build! 1995 International FH1652 2012/06/25 16:25:45 (permalink)
    Delzotti I found a guy that will paint stepvans for a good price I am going to see him tomorrow, I'll let you know how it turns out and the quality of work that he has to show.
     
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