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2014/07/23 22:55:06 (permalink)

Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30

Hey all, 
 
I've been a member for a while and have been working on my and my girlfriend's truck since last September. Progress has been a little slower than I've liked, but it's tough with a full time job and trying to enjoy time with my lady. I've picked up a lot of good advice on here. We bought our all aluminum chevy p30 fairly cheap $2,250. But that led to the moments where you take one thing apart and there was a whole can of worms waiting to be opened.
 
Our website which we are still working on is
www.splitmybanana.com
 
 
 
post edited by SplitMyBanana - 2014/07/23 23:19:47
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/23 23:07:59 (permalink)
    I thought a list of suppliers that I purchased materials form might be helpful especially for those that aren't as DIY inclined like myself.
     
    Challengerdoor.com
     
    Fantastic folks to work, used them for my window and shelf
     
     millsupply.com
     
    Great place for just about any step van parts
    used them for rivets, all my rear door parts, rub rail end caps, weather stripping, led plate lights,led turn/ break lights, dog house clips/ insulation and probably some other stuff I am forgetting.
     
     stainlesssupply.com
     
    Used them for my inside rear door panels-They laser cut stuff to drawing and it is fairly inexpensive. I have a few more things that I plan on ordering from them
     
     mcmaster.com
     
    I don't really have or at least know of a good local fastener supply so all of my stainless screws etc I have bought from them.
     
     Amazon.com
     
    Gotta love amazon, got all of my interior light fixtures from them, led bulbs for the fixtures, speaker wire, some primers, window clay, my vents
     
    homedepot
     
    So far my wiring for my lights, luan, paint, pink board insulation, adhesives and a bunch of other stuff
     
     
    My vinyl floor I bought from checkered flooring on ebay
     
     
    I will update this list as I go through my receipts and purchase more stuff!
     
    post edited by SplitMyBanana - 2014/07/23 23:14:32
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/23 23:15:18 (permalink)
    Just finished putting some of the luan up tonight, updates with pics coming soon.
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 20:39:17 (permalink)
    Did some framing in above the rear doors over the weekend. Originally there is a 3 inch gap from the door frame to the ceiling which I thought was pretty beat and just a dust collector. Cut the wood to length and had it planed to width and screwed it in. Now I can run my wall all the way up.
     
    Still looking at generator options and debating on an electric water heater vs propane. Any preferences? I like the idea of low power consumption on the propane end, but otherwise wouldn't need propane. That being said, I think that it would be simple enough to put some support in wall on the rear of the truck on the serving side and mount a small propane bottle. Thoughts?
     
    I also Picked up my FRP, trim, some of the thermo plastic rivets etc
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 20:42:49 (permalink)
    I was lucky enough to pick up one of the VBD-6SC Nelson cold plate freezers a few months back for $900 which I'm pumped about, cold plates are the way to go! Nelson also sells some portable cold packs that I might use in my other refrigeration/ freezer units to help keep the temps down and conserve power. The ones that I have used are $50 a piece and 4 of them in a 14 cu ft chest freezer keep it below 10 degrees for 7 hours un plugged.
     
     

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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 21:38:39 (permalink)

    In the beginning
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 21:43:23 (permalink)

     
    Another
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 21:44:23 (permalink)

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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 21:47:35 (permalink)

     
    Replaced the rear door panels with embossed stainless, had the manufacturer laser cut the window holes. Pop riveted in place and used the old door panels as a drill template.
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 22:10:15 (permalink)
     
    Window Install!
     



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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 22:11:20 (permalink)
    Vent install with a few 2 x 3s
     

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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 22:12:02 (permalink)

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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 22:13:39 (permalink)
    Most recent, Luan install and painting the dash.
     


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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/07/28 22:16:38 (permalink)
    Rough Logo concept I did, what do you guys think?
     

     
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/01 13:09:10 (permalink)
    Thinking of getting the power tank mount for my 10lb propane tank.
     

    Thoughts? Any preference on lp water heaters?
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/01 17:59:59 (permalink)
    What did you do with the rear doors? Replaced the entire aluminum piece or just put the new one over the old piece?
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/02 10:33:02 (permalink)
    I put the new one over the old piece for extra support ( Could only get 22g stainless from that supplier) and siliconed in-between so I don't get any rattle. Your build is looking awesome man!
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/02 23:10:36 (permalink)
    SplitMyBanana
    I put the new one over the old piece for extra support ( Could only get 22g stainless from that supplier) and siliconed in-between so I don't get any rattle. Your build is looking awesome man!


    Cool, the doors on my truck are bad.. i was going to try to clean them out and see how they look. if not im doing what you did which looks great..
     
    Thanks, Wish i had more time to work on it more.. Have alot going on right now.. We just had a baby, plus full time job etc.
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/03 16:25:55 (permalink)
    I hear you, same story here-minus the baby. Congrats!
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/20 21:26:33 (permalink)
    Most of the FRP is up and our mount for the LP tank came in from power tank! Haven't had that much time to work on it as we were away the past week and a half.
     


     
     
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/20 21:27:26 (permalink)
    I think we are going to do our generator like Pacmob did for one of their clients in the photo below.
     

     
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/24 11:03:25 (permalink)
    Looking good, love the green.
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/27 14:33:05 (permalink)
    Thanks BelCibo (the green truck is one of PAC mob's build, love the color too though). I loved looking through your build, what water heater did you end up using?
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/28 22:45:51 (permalink)
    We put in an Eccotemp FVI12-LP mostly because I found an open box discounted heavily.  It works great, smoking hot.
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/08/29 14:07:53 (permalink)
    Thanks for the info!
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/17 22:24:22 (permalink)
    Moving along, LEDs all around. Replaced most of the other switches and still need to install the new defroster switch.


    post edited by SplitMyBanana - 2014/09/17 22:25:28
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/17 22:28:54 (permalink)
    Wall to cover the door and half wall behind the drivers seat for the power panel in the beginnings.

     


     

    Need to get some circuit breakers in.
     
    Generator compartment/electrical soon and floor.
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/17 22:52:42 (permalink)
    Better shot of the outside
     
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/18 22:25:22 (permalink)
    That Dash board look amazing!! How you do it? Did you buy a new one?
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    Re: Split My Banana's Truck Build 91 Chevy p30 2014/09/19 12:06:47 (permalink)
    Thanks! We sanded down everything with 100grit and prepped real good and used rust-oleum metallic (can be found at home depot). Megan did all the painting and this stuff goes down so beautifully. The other cab pieces on top that we don't have in yet were painted in this as well. We had a lot of trouble with painting it before so we just put on multiple coats and didn't clear coat. So far it's pretty durable and if we ever need to touch it up, it is real easy.
     

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