Re:Have been up and operating for over a year now!
Yea the pictures are sort of all over the place. I really didn't intend for the pictures to showcase the truck or any such thing. I think the majority of those pictures were takin when the truck was in the process of getting painted. It is all clear coated now.
As for the weather, the truck is typically about 20-25 degrees hotter than the ambient temp. We even leave the hood on the whole time we are operating in the summer hours. In the Winter we try to keep the hood off as much as possible. I currently run a 3x3 griddle, Wok, and Full sized LP Fryer so that contributes to a lot of the heat in the summer, especially during lunch rushes. Last winter, water would freeze almost instantly when it hit the floor. It's nothing like the -40 degree weather some of the guys talk about, but its enough to freeze your tail off!
My father actually built the majority of the truck himself back in 2001. My brother and I did the other stuff like help build the concrete pad that it now sits on. I did a few things to it once it was passed on to me. I painted it, converted it from a 2 BBL to a 4 BBL carb, installed two new fridges, installed an awning, and of course cleaned everything.
I follow and enjoy your posts very often Doc, thanks for being the guru of this roadfood society. Hope you enjoyed my take on Asian/Fusion cuisine!