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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/07 00:43:50 (permalink)
It was just a suggestion not an order LMFAO. Any information you get and pass on is a feather in your cap not mine. And it would be a big benefit to many other people on truck and trailer builds. What ever you feel comfortable with is ok. You do what ever you want and what you can't accomplish I'll finish when I go up there in early October. Roger and out. lol
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/07 17:44:16 (permalink)
Yes Sir, Captain, lmaooooo....I'll et as much info and pics as I can, as long as they don't toss me out I'll snap snap snap
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/07 19:22:18 (permalink)
the wall supports are 48" on center. and they are 4" wide.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/07 20:52:59 (permalink)
Marco,
If you want me to start a different thread and delete this I will because I don't want to take over your thread. But that said has anyone ever run across any information that defines the numbers on Step Vans as from the manufacturer?  I'm asking because I own a 1998 P-30 all aluminum step van with a chevy 454 engine. And my original thought was all P-30s were the 18 foot interior. But I read threads here where people are doing a build on P30s and some are only 16 feet long. Does anyone have any idea whats what on this topic? And a good example of the difference is interior length, interior wall structure, (mine are on 24 inch centers)  number of doors, No door on drivers side, and the list goes on and on. But they are all P-30s to the best of my knowledge. Any help on this topic would really be appreciated.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 10:02:56 (permalink)
Dr, I did a lot of truck research. What I came up with is that you could order almost any config you wanted on almost any chassis. The p30 was available in different capabilities chassis wise. From a small mail truck with very little capacity, to cdl requiring gvwr. I'll see if I can find some of my sources. P30 has become almost a generic name for step vans, even though it's based on a gm chassis.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 10:55:38 (permalink)
 
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Marco,
If you want me to start a different thread and delete this I will because I don't want to take over your thread. But that said has anyone ever run across any information that defines the numbers on Step Vans as from the manufacturer?  I'm asking because I own a 1998 P-30 all aluminum step van with a chevy 454 engine. And my original thought was all P-30s were the 18 foot interior. But I read threads here where people are doing a build on P30s and some are only 16 feet long. Does anyone have any idea whats what on this topic? And a good example of the difference is interior length, interior wall structure, (mine are on 24 inch centers)  number of doors, No door on drivers side, and the list goes on and on. But they are all P-30s to the best of my knowledge. Any help on this topic would really be appreciated.
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The service manual breaks down the VIN # and all the possible variations. Including engine, GVWR, etc... Also, some trucks go were bought by a body company barebones and they do their own custom bodies. Like HIVCO for example, a company like that has their own crash testing it's so different from a regular P30. Underneath my truck, you can see where they had the factory taillights, attached to frame like a semi trailer. The company that did my body extended it about a foot and a half and totally changed the rear structure.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 12:24:59 (permalink)
Mofood any links you can round up would be greatly appreciated.
Vic that's interesting and I'll have to get my tittle out tonight and take a look at the Vin #. I wish there was a site that did the history on P-30s and the out-builds etc.  That would allow anyone that owns one to know the complete history of their truck.
Thanks to both of you.
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 16:04:49 (permalink)
no this is cool.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 19:12:48 (permalink)
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 19:20:39 (permalink)

 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/08 19:22:09 (permalink)
what do you think doc
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 00:07:36 (permalink)
Dr., one I may have found on this site, or in my www travels: http://tooltrucks.com/info/tt101sv.htm
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 07:47:05 (permalink)
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 08:40:16 (permalink)
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Pretty cool. Are you going to put a door in between your drivers area and your kitchen? Do you have too according to a local code? What are your measurements of your kitchen? How long, wide, tall? I never have been able to tell what the open looking area in your roof is, do you have a skylight? All in all your build looks as though its going well. What equipment are you going to put in? I assume you have a menu ready?
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 08:45:59 (permalink)
My truck sits a lot higher than yours so I'm going to have to do some spring work, to lower my truck overall. What is the distance from the bottom of your service window to the ground? Have you measured the distance from the top of your exhaust to the ground? Over all clearance height?
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 10:30:35 (permalink)
the inside height is 82" the out side not counting the exhaust is 10' 6". the inside width is 92" i going to measure it w/ the exhaust today.
there is a sliding door that closes. you just can't see it. also i have 2 small vents on the roof w/ fans. i will take a picture of them to show you.
the outside window and shelve is about 5" to high. we are just going to have to deal with it. i was thinking maybe droping the shelve 5".
my cook line will be range from TRI-STAR 2 burners w/ 24" griddle a stand up fryer 27" sanwhich unit. then the sink.under the window there will be a s/s wall shelve 12" x 48". to the left of the window there will be a glass door refrigerator 5' high 24" wide and 24" deep for sodas etc. then to the left we are going to build a table on top of the generator box. that's where the slicer will be. i also had a custom cutting board to fit over my sinks for add prep space.
on the wall shelve under the window there will be a cheese despencing unit. and a food warmer for chili cooked onions. etc.
any thoughts. we put the diamond plate flooring in yesterday. yea you guess it i could not cancel the diamond plate for the floor. it looks great.
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 10:33:48 (permalink)
Did you end up welding the floor seams?
If so, tig or mig?
If not, what method did you use to seal it?
Good progress
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 17:05:07 (permalink)
i had the shop cut the sheet so it fit the whole floor.the only seam  i will have is under the sink and to the left of the window.
we are going to use a glue that bonds metal to metal and use rivets on the outer edges of the floor. i will take pictures and post them.
tomorrow i am takeing it to the RV guy he is going to measure for the water tanks and the propane tank to mount under the truck.
still not sure on the water heater. i just want to thank all of you for your adivise and information. i would be lost without this fourm and the people here.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 18:37:21 (permalink)
Marco,
You have to figure that your build will be viewed by large numbers long after you are done so it ends up being a trade.
How big is your propane and water tank going to be? Or are you yet to decide, and it depends on the area you have to work with? I'd love to put my gray water tank under the deck but it would freeze in a heartbeat.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 19:10:04 (permalink)
i was thinking a 100lb tank there is pleanty of room between the frame.
and for the water tank i am thinking 35gl and 50 waste.
right behind the wheels toward the back bumper there is room for a 30" tank. we shall see what the rv guy says tomorrow.
our winters are bad up here. so when it gets bad we will stop for the winter.
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/09 19:11:19 (permalink)
here is a stupit question. can i subscribe to my own thread?  ok?
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 06:08:41 (permalink)
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here is a stupit question. can i subscribe to my own thread?

 
Easy. Go to edit your post. Then look below the text box. Right below where it has a check box for adding your signature, there is a selection box where you can choose to subscribe to your post. You can do this on a reply to someone elses thread. Since the box comes up when editing your own thread, I assume it can be done retroactively.
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 10:46:18 (permalink)
the two P30 steps i bought are 24 ft long and have step-in coolers with cold plates that span the width of the van and approx 4 ft deep. they have narrow walkin cooler doors that open to passenger side cockpit for delivery's back in the day for vending routes. If plugged in overnight, they keep a fairly constant temp. Ill have about 14 ft of kitchen length. id rather have the coolers open to the kitchen area but its just too complicated. ill post pics on my thread as allowed to do so.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 13:50:03 (permalink)
ok i think i did it right.well see
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 14:43:02 (permalink)

 
 
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 14:45:16 (permalink)
floor is in.
 

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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 14:51:03 (permalink)
it does not give me an option to subscribe to the thread.
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Re:MARCO'S TRUCK BUILD 2012/03/10 14:55:46 (permalink)
It's coming together nicely Marco. Are you putting the sink where it is now? Would there be enough room there?
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