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indycarver1

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Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 2:45 PM (permalink)
Hey all.  I have been reading all the great threads on the trucks that are being built.  I am building one here in Indy and will post pics as soon as I can figure out how to.  It has been a trial by fire but it is coming along.  I have gotten loads of great ideas and information from RF.com and it has saved me from lots of headaches so I thank you all for the great info and pictures.
 
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    reese77

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    Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 3:11 PM (permalink)
    indycarver1


    Hey all.  I have been reading all the great threads on the trucks that are being built.  I am building one here in Indy and will post pics as soon as I can figure out how to.  It has been a trial by fire but it is coming along.  I have gotten loads of great ideas and information from RF.com and it has saved me from lots of headaches so I thank you all for the great info and pictures.

    It will take you 30 days, 30 post, etc. before you can post pictures. Create a flickr.com account and post your pictures there for now and share the links.
     
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      indycarver1

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      Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 9:30 PM (permalink)
      Here goes.  Not too tech savvy.
      <message edited by indycarver1 on Mon, 06/6/11 9:33 PM>
       
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        indycarver1

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        Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 9:34 PM (permalink)

        <message edited by indycarver1 on Mon, 06/6/11 9:36 PM>
         
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          indycarver1

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          Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 9:43 PM (permalink)

           
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            reese77

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            Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 9:44 PM (permalink)
            indycarver1


            Here goes.  Not too tech savvy.

             
            No link. Do not put a dot between the web address and com and do not add a "www.". For example, instead of www.google.com, your link should be typed as google dot com.
             
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              Dr of BBQ

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              Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 10:08 PM (permalink)
               
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                reese77

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                Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 10:17 PM (permalink)
                indycarver1


                Hey all.  I have been reading all the great threads on the trucks that are being built.  I am building one here in Indy and will post pics as soon as I can figure out how to.  It has been a trial by fire but it is coming along.  I have gotten loads of great ideas and information from RF.com and it has saved me from lots of headaches so I thank you all for the great info and pictures.

                 
                Nice truck. What are the dimensions of the cargo area(kitchen)? Are you going to leave the generator where it is?
                 
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                  indycarver1

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                  Re:Truck build in Indy Mon, 06/6/11 10:50 PM (permalink)
                  It's 8x5.  Pretty tight but will make it work.  I'm serving a cheese steak sandwich out of the truck so I won't need a lot of equipment.  I will be working it alone so I will have plenty of room to move around.
                  Thanks Dr. BBQ for getting the pics up.
                   
                   
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                    BackAlleyBurger

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                    Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 06/7/11 2:48 AM (permalink)
                    thats not just a nice truck...thats a sexy truck :)
                    cant wait to see it all spruced up and ready to hit the road.......
                     
                     
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                      Chicnscoop

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                      Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 06/7/11 1:53 PM (permalink)
                      Cool looking ride. Kind of food truck meets mystery machine.
                       
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                        BackAlleyBurger

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                        Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 06/7/11 6:07 PM (permalink)
                        where did you get your window ? 
                        and please tell me your going to polish that diamond plate out till it blinds low flying aircraft, lol...... if you cant tell i like shiny sparkly, lol
                         
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                          indycarver1

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                          Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 06/7/11 8:25 PM (permalink)
                          Challenger Door in Northern Indiana.  Nice work.  The only thing  I didn't take into consideration was the aluminum frame around the window.  I measured the rough opening (what I was told to do by C Door) but didn't think about the frame, so I had to move the window down and over abit to make it fit right.  So measure, then think about it and measure and think about it before you order.
                          Not gonna polish but down the road gonna replace it with new.
                           
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                            indycarver1

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                            Re:Truck build in Indy Sat, 06/11/11 10:16 PM (permalink)
                            A little more  progress on the truck.  Got my power all hooked up and all outlets are good to go.  Counters are getting there and maybe tomorrow lay down the floor.  I am using the checker vinyl sheets and I will put that on the walls and the counter tops too. 
                             
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                              reese77

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                              Re:Truck build in Indy Sun, 06/12/11 2:49 PM (permalink)
                              indycarver1


                              A little more  progress on the truck.  Got my power all hooked up and all outlets are good to go.  Counters are getting there and maybe tomorrow lay down the floor.  I am using the checker vinyl sheets and I will put that on the walls and the counter tops too. 

                              How wide is your walk way between the counters?
                               
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                                indycarver1

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                                Re:Truck build in Indy Sun, 06/12/11 8:28 PM (permalink)
                                Not sure of the measurement right at the moment but the stool that you see in some of the photos is what I am working off of.  I am 6-2 and can't stand up without bumping my head but had that in mind all along.  My work area is perfect.  Money in one side of the window and the product out the other.  It is tight but it's just a turn of the seat and I am working and another turn to the window. 
                                 
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                                  indycarver1

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                                  Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 08/2/11 9:40 PM (permalink)
                                  I can see the finish line.  Graphic on and got a commissary all lined up and waiting on the HD for final thumbs up.  Wish me luck.  Take a look at my Flicker.  Link is above.http://www.flickr.com/photos/63694646@N06/5805541662/in/photostream
                                   
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                                    Dr of BBQ

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                                    Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 08/2/11 10:06 PM (permalink)
                                    Good job, and you have worked your ass off, I hope your food is just as good, if so you'll be a big hit.
                                    Jack
                                     
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                                      chefbuba

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                                      Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 12:38 AM (permalink)
                                      Nice logo!
                                       
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                                        deepfryerdan

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                                        Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 9:24 AM (permalink)
                                        Woohoo! I love the food truck movement happening in Indianapolis right now. I recently hit up West Coast Tacos and The NY Slice trucks.. can't wait to see yours on the road!
                                         
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                                          deepfryerdan

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                                          Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 9:26 AM (permalink)
                                          What's your twitter handle? We like to follow the trucks at my work so we know what's near.
                                           
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                                            BackAlleyBurger

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                                            Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 1:08 PM (permalink)
                                            Indy,
                                            i remember first seeing your van over on the H.A.M.B., i think before i ever saw it here....
                                            i love these old step vans, even without the food truck aspects taken into consideration.....
                                            and you have done pure justice to your build, something that everyone, no matter what their reasons for checking it out will admire and appreciate :)
                                             
                                            JOB WELL DONE !
                                             
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                                              indycarver1

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                                              Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                              Thanks for all the kind words.  I am not officially in biz yet getting the commissary and the HD stuff all taken care of.  Maybe in a couple of weeks.
                                              I saw this truck and fell in luv right away and it just played into the whole theme I was going with.  Lot of long hours working/thinking and reworking and rethinking.  It has turned out real nice. 
                                              Twitter is [link=mailto:BK@Indycheez]BK@Indycheez[/link]
                                              See ya out on the road.
                                               
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                                                PurpleCheetah

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                                                Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 8:14 PM (permalink)
                                                Really Nice Indy....I am amazed at how fast you got that thing together, you  did work your azzzz!!!! off and it looks really nice, best of luck to you
                                                 
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                                                  BackAlleyBurger

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                                                  Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 8:55 PM (permalink)
                                                  well...... he did have free labor, lol
                                                   
                                                  i mention working on the van and everyone i know scatters like cockroaches !!
                                                  <message edited by BackAlleyBurger on Wed, 08/3/11 8:57 PM>
                                                   
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                                                    PurpleCheetah

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                                                    Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/3/11 9:03 PM (permalink)
                                                    I know what you mean....It will take me longer than Indy nut I'll get er done
                                                     
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                                                      phamished

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                                                      Re:Truck build in Indy Tue, 08/30/11 10:31 PM (permalink)
                                                      What commissary did you end up choosing?  Do you park your truck there at the end of the day?
                                                       
                                                       
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                                                        Pablo73

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                                                        Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/31/11 12:09 AM (permalink)
                                                        Awsome work on the truck....I wish you the best of luck!!!!!
                                                         
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                                                          CajunKing

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                                                          Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/31/11 8:03 PM (permalink)
                                                          I thought Indiana had child labor laws?? 
                                                           
                                                          That is a nice set up!  I love the checkered vinyl and the logo.  It stands out.
                                                           
                                                          How do you think the vinyl will hold up?  Did you buy extra so the colors will match when it needs replaced in the future.
                                                           
                                                          Ok you have had a month to work out the details inquiring minds want to

                                                          WHAT'S UP ????
                                                          Hopefully you are working your arse off and too busy to post!
                                                           
                                                           
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                                                            reese77

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                                                            Re:Truck build in Indy Wed, 08/31/11 8:15 PM (permalink)
                                                            More pictures...
                                                             
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