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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/21 21:09:43 (permalink)
 
 
 
Pictures of the generator install!!!
 











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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/21 21:29:19 (permalink)
Started to frame my walls today!! Doing the window side first.. I want to see that window in already...
Used to 2x4. Wish i wouldve used 2x3 an extra inch is an extra inch.. Every inch counts in these trucks!! Going to finish the framing this coming weekend. Going to do the ceiling also.



 
Here is my window 3'x7'

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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/21 21:39:00 (permalink)
Dont know if you can see the holes that i drilled into the walls but that is where my window is going to go top middle section on the corners.

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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/21 23:04:15 (permalink)
Need some help with the water pump and water heater.. Which is best propane or electric?? What are you guys using? How much etc... Going to purchase these things within the next 2 weeks.. That would be my next project after the electrical and closing up the walls. maybe 2 or 3 weeks from now.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/28 00:15:11 (permalink)
Today i cut out the window opening & installed the window..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/28 20:51:01 (permalink)
Window install looks great...I am going with a propane on demand from Ebay for $150.00....Shurflo pumps work great also..I am installing my window 3X8 in the next week or so. I was going to use 2x2 square stock aluminum, but I might after seeing your install just go with 2x4 or 2x3's...thanks for the great pictures!
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/28 22:45:14 (permalink)
Aluminum was way to expensive for me!! 2x4 worked great.. I would recommend 2x3..

Next weekend all of my electric work will be done..
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/28 23:12:57 (permalink)
Today was a long day of work for me. Took down the ceiling, framed out the driver side wall. Next weekend just gotta put up two more studs on that wall and i would be done with it then doing the floor with Diamond plate and all the electrical work is going to put in.
 
Hoping i could have this done by October..
 




 
Ive been buying appliances on craigslist. So far i have freezer, fridge & ice machine.

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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/07/29 20:18:19 (permalink)
You may want to take a close look at how your generator frame is supported.  It looks like its resting on the bottom angles, which are then only held in place by corner welds both top and bottom, which may be taking the full weight of the generator, which is significant for that amount of structural support, especially when you consider bumps and vibrations.  We do all frames such as this from square stock reinforced with corner triangle plates.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/08/11 00:31:57 (permalink)
This morning i woke up and headed to home depot was there for about 2 or 3 hours just thinking on what i had left to do on truck and items i needed to purchase..
 
I ended up buying Pocket Door Frame 24x80 $69.00
http://www.homedepot.com/p/JELD-WEN-24-in-x-80-in-x-4-9-16-in-Pocket-Door-Frame-474071-0/202037112
 
a door and some wood that i needed to frame out the genny box and build the other side of the partition wall. Installed the front half of the diamond floor before i put up the pocket door frame.



 
Also purchased these brackets so it would be easier to take the walls all the way up to ceiling and eliminate the curve.

 
More work to come tomm.
 
 
 
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/08/11 22:32:03 (permalink)
Had a pretty successful weekend. Installed the pocket door and 1st phase of electrical is done. Now gotta finish the floor, make cover box for generator and finish the partition wall. Then i can finally cover up the walls.
 
Today i ordered my Water tanks, Water pumps, Water heater, fill caps and some other misc things.. Then all we have left is the wrap, awning and finish electrical.
 






 
 
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/08/17 23:11:45 (permalink)
Got some goodies in this weekend.. Water tanks, water pumps, 3 compartment sink, hand sink, water heater, hoses, filler caps. water filter and some other things.. Cant wait to see everything come together!
 


 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/08/17 23:20:33 (permalink)
Build my generator cover box. Trying to do it as strong as possible. Since im putting my ice machine on top of it. Going to cover the inside of it (generator side) with plywood insulate in between and plywood on top (inside of truck). Also finished the framing on the  partition wall.
 



 
My goal for tomm. Finish the floor, Run one extra wire just in case i add a second A/C unit in the future, change all marker lights bought all of them new on ebay. and what ever else comes up. Would like to cover the walls next weekend.
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/05 21:58:09 (permalink)
Have you guys seen the movie Chef? what a great movie!! A++
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/10 21:55:56 (permalink)
Oh lord this has been the worst part of this project.. Very frustrating.. I had to stop working on the truck. Till next weekend. Was trying to install the frp panels with frp adhesive everything bought at home depot and the ceiling panels were falling took them off re did them and same thing. So now im going to use rivets. Thanks to some of the guys on other boards gave me the advice.
 
I thought this was going to be easy but it kicked my but!!
 

 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/14 22:00:24 (permalink)
Yeah buddy its getting done!! Tomm just have that one little corner and window opening edge. Then onto the counter and sinks
 

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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/15 02:16:30 (permalink)
Thanks for the Diamond plate glue tip (another thread).
I like what you did with your genny box. I'm planning something similar for mine.
Is that 1/8" Angle?
Not sure what Rodbangcok was referring to. it looks like you have angle on both sides sitting on the angle crossing the floor and one attached to the frame (So 3 sides). I'm no engineer, but it looks pretty strong to me.
 
My truck came with a genny under the bed, but it's an old Onan and I'm getting rid of it, so I need to cut the floor and make a taller box like yours. The Onan was hung on 1/8 steel with three 3/8" bolts across the front bolted into one piece of angle that makes the truck bed (and the same across the back) so the whole thing was supported by six bolts, attached to only to pieces of angle.
 
There were no supports along the back where the frame is, and the floor angles are not really supported at the outside edge other than being attached to the wall, so it's almost a cantilever hang. But heck, it lasted 20 years!
 
Personally I'm gong to do something closer to yours (and should be starting it in the next couple of weeks.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/15 02:19:55 (permalink)
I've read so many posts about FRP blistering, separating and being a pain to install, I'm rethinking using it all all. My Ceiling already had dimpled sheet metal below insulation (looks like ball peen hammer dimples). I was going to remove it and use FRP, but now I think I might keep it.
 
Thanks to all for posting your experience.
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/19 12:01:36 (permalink)
Looking beautiful man, great work your doing! Where did you get your sink and what are the dimensions?
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/19 20:55:24 (permalink)
Thank you!! Lots of work but all worth it.
 
I bought the sinks here
 
http://www.webstaurantsto...ucet/600DI3101410.html
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/09/19 23:21:55 (permalink)
Thanks, I'll check it out!
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/10/01 00:32:08 (permalink)
Wow, great work on the truck. thanks for the great thread. I got the idea to frame my rear swing doors with wood covered by aluminum from your build out. I have a pain in the neck roll door that I will be replacing with swing doors off a junk yard 1988 p30. It had no glass or rubber gaskets in the doors. Someone had a 12 volt auto fans mounted threw the windows. I'm trying to get my post up so I can do a walk thru on my roll up to swing door conversion.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/10/06 23:40:13 (permalink)
Thanks for the great replies!
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/10/09 22:41:39 (permalink)
Hey guys its awhile since my last few pictures.. Here is an update
 




 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/10/09 22:41:51 (permalink)
Now looking for ideas for the outside serving counter. i was thinking 2 of these ikea shelfs http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/ and using these folding brackets  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Folding-8-X-8-Shelf-Bracket-1-Pair-/251671041589?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a98c35635.
 
about $110 would get the job done.
 
 
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/10/09 22:58:42 (permalink)
Also put 6 brand new tires on the truck and it is at the mechanic right now getting serviced... Already have the art work for the wrap and boy oh boy does it look sweet!!! Keep posted on my progress on our facebook page Moca Loka Frappe
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/10/21 21:04:28 (permalink)
Just liked you on Facebook. You will have one cool truck.
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/11/28 23:08:45 (permalink)
Whats up guys?? Ive been M.I.A. for a little while. Hopefully looking to finish my build Christmas week. I have to post new pictures.. 
 
I have a question - I wonder if i'll pass inspection if i have wood/laminate counters and countertops??
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Re:New Build - 1981 Grumman. 2014/11/29 00:12:52 (permalink)
Hi,
I've been following your thread for a while...
That's an amazing job you did with this truck...
To answer your question about passing inspection..
It all depends on your local health department rules... (county level)
It also depends on what kind of food you're gonna prep and offer to your customer... 
I'll try to sum up what I've seen so far : there's two different animals : 1) you prep and sell meats and poultry = you're gonna have to be inspected by the restaurant section of the Health Deptmt and they can be tough as nails 2) mostly ice cream and bakery products = you will have to report to the Agricultural Deptmt and they are waaaaaaaaay easier to handle...
Here in Forsyth County NC it's a definite NO-NO for laminate wood on everything that MIGHT encounter any kind of food... Not only do they want SS from top to ceiling but everything has to be NSF rated... Which means that the super nice thing you built  for your three compartment sink wouldn't pass inspection where I live even if it was covered with SS top to bottom...
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