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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/19 21:00:24 (permalink)
Doing it to my truck!! Looks great!!
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/19 23:34:41 (permalink)
Sweet Deal!
 
Any one have any input on the powerhouse 3100 or the honda eu3000is? I'm torn right now between buying a new powerhouse or a used honda if I can find one.
 
 


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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/10/01 00:40:34 (permalink)
Damn, your dash paint job is killer. I know what my next job will be on the truck. That looks really easy other than the prep work. My truck is a 1988 p-30, so I get a lot of hints from your thread.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/10/01 20:24:24 (permalink)
Awesome man, glad you like it and you were able to find some helpful info in here! 
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/10/01 20:43:13 (permalink)
Here is most of the 1st coat of Paint, doing it ourselves so that we can spend the money elsewhere on equipment etc and need to get it done before it gets too cold. We are going to get some vinyl done and probably a whole wrap when we can afford it. Also below the window we are going to put a sheet of that embossed diamond ss with a radius on the corners at the bottom(the stuff we used on our rear doors).
 
2 more coats w/ some sanding and buffing should put a decent shine on it. We are by no means painters, but you do what you have to do.
 

 
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/11/16 09:43:34 (permalink)

 
Where the piece of cardboard is hanging we have a ss diamond embossed sheet in that exact shape that we will be attaching. Any thoughts on a best practice for this? I was thinking panel bond but we'd have to clear the paint from the area or maybe a few ss screws and some jb kwik weld or silicone.
 

 
4th and Final coat of Paint.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/11/16 09:47:49 (permalink)

 
The floor is in as well.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/11/16 09:50:07 (permalink)
We ended up going we the phr3100 and I think it will work well for what we need. Planning on buying Nelson cold packs for the fridge and possibly 1 additional freezer to the cold plate we already have. I think this will aid us in saving on power consumption. Anyone have any input on making a generator box? Wood and insulated? Have a fabricator make an aluminum one? I am going to reuse the older generator door so that at least helps a little.
 
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/11/23 21:15:09 (permalink)
Really digging the built in remote start on the powerhouse and it is pretty quiet, it has a bit of rattle from the service panel but we will fix that!
 
Here is the truck with the new ss panel under the serving window and the shelf back on.
 

 
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/12/03 22:00:35 (permalink)
Wow, that is one sexy rig!! The best part is the rear swing doors I can't wait till I can replace my roll up door.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/12/04 19:42:34 (permalink)
Thanks!! Roll up door was a deal breaker for us. I think replacing yours will make a big difference, but all in due time. The truck is at the mechanic for the next few days, can't wait to get it back!
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/12/04 20:07:28 (permalink)
Great thread, I'm actually pondering between those two generators right now as well but I'm leaning in the Honda direction. Where were you thinking of putting it? I have a few large job boxes on my truck so was going to dedicate one for power and install some heavy sliders to roll the gennie out when it's running for optimal cooling and exhausting. Keep up the good work.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/12/05 07:33:01 (permalink)
Hey Polara, I hear you. The honda is the better machine and if I had the extra $$ I think I would go that route too. However, I wish honda had remote start as a standard feature and not an add on.
 
Originally we were going to cut out a section of the truck body above the wheel well on the driver's side of the truck, but, a (mechanically inclined) family member suggested we consider some sort of setup beneath the engine of the truck where you can still get to everything as they do it like that on some rvs. We also had some good electrical friends come out to look at getting us wired up and they were thinking it might mount well on the drivers side in front of the rear tire. 
 
When we decide on a final position I will be sure to post some updates.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/03 12:09:10 (permalink)



Graphic concept :)
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/03 12:09:57 (permalink)
Anyone have a wiring diagram for the marker lights on top of the chevy p30s? I'm having some trouble getting everything working. Thanks!
 
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/03 13:30:11 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby SplitMyBanana 2015/01/03 15:03:11
That is the coolest thing going!! Craft night seems like a pretty good time around your place. I don't have a wiring diagram for your P-30 but if it's just the marker lights that you are worried about then they should all be on the same circuit. I find with this sort of light that corrosion or poor ground are usually suspect.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/03 15:04:37 (permalink)
Thanks for the help! I'm not too great with that stuff. might have a few more questions for you. Also, if you want that blank template I can send it to you to doodle some ideas for your truck.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/03 16:23:29 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help! I'm not too great with that stuff. might have a few more questions for you. Also, if you want that blank template I can send it to you to doodle some ideas for your truck.



That would be cool. I did contact Stainless Supply and they remembered doing your door cladding and gave me a similar quote (I think). I've been going hard on my truck lately (having December off for paying work) so I will hopefully be able to post some results in a few weeks once my floor is done. Does the template need to be mailed or is a emailable?
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/03 17:44:35 (permalink)
Awesome! For our (2) 17" x 68.25" embossed ss panels with the window laser cut out and shipping it was right around $325. I can email you the foldable truck template, send me a pm with your email.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/04 12:37:20 (permalink)
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Awesome! For our (2) 17" x 68.25" embossed ss panels with the window laser cut out and shipping it was right around $325. I can email you the foldable truck template, send me a pm with your email.




Ummm, did you also trade them a bunch of frozen bananas? My quote was a lot more than that, like $200.00 more. Must have caught them on a bad day or something. Did you send them some sort of door template? This forum is about the extent of my computer knowledge.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/04 21:46:36 (permalink)
I sent them a quick and accurate drawing that I made in illustrator (more for graphics, but it's all I know). If you get me dimensions and I have a moment I can throw something together for you.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/07 20:24:40 (permalink)
Splitmybanana, thanks for the comment on the roll doors. I had to give you big props on the black and white checker floor.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/19 09:47:06 (permalink)
Thanks chefboy!
 
Some updates:
 
Ordering lots of stuff!
We received our fresh water tank and water pump
Water heater and 4 compartment sink on the way
Our electrician is starting this sunday to get us all wired up
 
We are still looking for our base of operations, but we are confident we will find one.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/25 21:43:56 (permalink)
Surface mount electrical going in by our good friend and awesome electrician! Met with board of health and building department, everything is on track.


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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/26 12:04:01 (permalink)
Right on, I was just bending up (pretty badly) a bunch of EMT yesterday. My electrician friend has been helping me a bunch in the past week but has gone back to ski guiding for ten days so I'm picking up his slack. Hehe.
 
Great progress, I'm working harder these days so I can catch up with you.
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/26 17:06:42 (permalink)
Thanks! I'M sure you'll cruise right along. Do anything about your grey water tank setup yet? I might defer to you on that one. I'm Going to panel that wall the electrical is running to and hang the water heater this week before the electrican comes back on Sunday
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Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2015/01/27 11:59:25 (permalink)
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Thanks! I'M sure you'll cruise right along. Do anything about your grey water tank setup yet? I might defer to you on that one. I'm Going to panel that wall the electrical is running to and hang the water heater this week before the electrican comes back on Sunday



Hopefully my tanks and pump are showing up this week but I've just been focusing on electrical and stainless wall cladding lately.
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