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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 07/5/11 1:26 AM
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nope, not at all.. it's pretty much a choice in what you cover your walls in, how much equipment you need/use, and how handy with the tools you are. I built my own trailer, and now about to embark on a 1995 p30 Grumman Olson build. Its pretty much all in my head, Mostly steel tables and equipment other than the sub flooring, electric, placement and stuff. 

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 07/5/11 2:07 AM
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Wanted to take a quick minute and wish all of you a happy forth! Lets go out and enjoy our own revolution!

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 07/5/11 3:17 AM
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nope, not at all.. it's pretty much a choice in what you cover your walls in, how much equipment you need/use, and how handy with the tools you are. I built my own trailer, and now about to embark on a 1995 p30 Grumman Olson build. Its pretty much all in my head, Mostly steel tables and equipment other than the sub flooring, electric, placement and stuff. 


Ruh Roh

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 07/5/11 9:55 PM
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yeah man, I'll be posting pics soon. I went and paid for it today, picking it up tomorrow... OMG the wheels are spinning like crazy in my head

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 07/12/11 2:32 PM
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We must all be busy busy busy!! This has been a quiet thread for a little bit!

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Wed, 07/13/11 11:01 PM
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nwcw2001


We must all be busy busy busy!! This has been a quiet thread for a little bit!

 
I've not had time to work on the truck lately but hopefully this weekend I can get something done. The only work that I've done is on the engine.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Thu, 07/14/11 12:13 AM
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Yeah I keep getting the "How's the truck coming along?" It's tough to get the truck coming along when the day job and life keep getting in the way!

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Thu, 07/14/11 9:47 AM
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Sorry about the photo quality, that is how humid it was outside. The camera lens fogged up.

 


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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 07/15/11 6:21 PM
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not sure how to tell you this but............... they aint gonna hold much water like that !.. or is that a giant 3 hole potato shooter lol, good job..

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 07/15/11 6:40 PM
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not sure how to tell you this but............... they aint gonna hold much water like that !.. or is that a giant 3 hole potato shooter lol, good job..

 
LOL. Good one. I am working on an anti-gravity device as well so it should all work out.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 07/15/11 10:59 PM
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i'm building my p30 out now too, i'm curious as to what you are going to do with the window area...  How hard was it to nibble the alum sheets on the cook side ?  I have these two insane pieces of metal that were pro installed to hold this shelving unit that I will have to cut out, they were pop riveted and must have used some sort of adheasive b/c with all the rivs out its till in place...
 

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 07/16/11 12:03 PM
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THE WILD DOG


i'm building my p30 out now too, i'm curious as to what you are going to do with the window area...  How hard was it to nibble the alum sheets on the cook side ?  I have these two insane pieces of metal that were pro installed to hold this shelving unit that I will have to cut out, they were pop riveted and must have used some sort of adheasive b/c with all the rivs out its till in place...


 
I purchased a turbo shear attachment for my drill and it cuts the sheet aluminum like butter.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002894R0

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 07/16/11 9:32 PM
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I will have to take a picture of this piece installed to show you, Its about 3/4 thick aluminum. Tell me what you think. I'm still debating a flipper concession window or a nice 36" x 54" window I saw the other day.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 07/16/11 10:51 PM
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can you post some links on where you got the aluminum sheets ? I checked orange, and saw they only had angles and stuff. Also where did you pick up the bulk heads ?

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 07/17/11 11:18 PM
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can you post some links on where you got the aluminum sheets ? I checked orange, and saw they only had angles and stuff. Also where did you pick up the bulk heads ?

I purchased my sheets from Metal Supermarket www.metalsupermarketsatl.com, they are based here in Atlanta and I had the sheets delivered for $40 extra. I wish I would have spent extra for the stainless, the aluminum starts to corrode if you get certain oils on it, etc.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 07/17/11 11:49 PM
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Reese,
Tell me more about this "the aluminum starts to corrode if you get certain oils on it". I'm doing the inside walls and ceiling in the aluminum, (same as race cars) that has a special coating on it. I got a sample from the guy I paid to install it and dumped every cleaning agent we use and none of those fazed it in anyway. I mean straight out of the bottle cleaning agents that are meant to be diluted 50 to 1. Nothing could over 24 hours cut thru the surface coating. Or on the back side which I'm not sure if it is protected, or not. Besides there are some problems with stainless steel, you need to clean it and then oil it to keep it looking good. It's not the end of the world and I fortunately have the best clean up man in the state (John)  but to tell the truth there is not interior wall covering that is fool proof, especially if your a clean freak like me. 
 
Another thought  the FedEx vans and bread delivery trucks are on the road for years and years and I never see them with any problems. Help me here.
Jack
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 07/18/11 2:16 PM
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Reese77,
I love all the information an pictures posted on the site of your build, I also really appreciate the flicker pictures.
I have been splashing around recovering from an auto accident my wife friend and business partner and his girlfriend where in last week. The Lord has spared my life and the lives of my wife and friends. Anyway I have read your posts and appreciate your honesty and positive attitude.
I have a 1997 GMC Step Van with a diesel engine, it’s a previous Frito Lay truck, I purchased it to move to NC and then convert to a mobile entertainment vehicle but unfortunately with the economy and the fact that folks down south don’t want to pay for quality DJ or Live band entertainment.   So plan B, convert the truck to a mobile BBQ and build a smoker to pull behind. I am in the planning mode now, looking at layouts, systems and so on, trying to locate a used 200-300gl propane tank, water system and the list goes on. I have been looking for an RV salvage yard but not found one yet. keep a smile and I look forward to the finished Van,  Dan  augustineunlimited@yahoo.com

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/6/11 10:34 AM
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Reese...how do you plan to fill the fresh water tank?  I see you have the fill panel but didn't see it connected to the tank.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/6/11 10:52 AM
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Hey Bowe,
 
If you look at this page, it is a actually on page 4 of this string. Here is the pictures of the fill tube.
 
reese77


I just returned home and got to see my new tankless water heater in person and it is tiny. You can see the size compared to the pipes under the sink. It is a nice over cast day today so I will get out and do some work and will have more pictures this evening. I have to mount the heater and reroute the water in/out lines.



Here is my fresh water inlet (still not connected) and air vent for the tank, the hose in the picture is the air vent.




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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/6/11 11:20 AM
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nwcw2001


Hey Bowe,

If you look at this page, it is a actually on page 4 of this string. Here is the pictures of the fill tube.

reese77


I just returned home and got to see my new tankless water heater in person and it is tiny. You can see the size compared to the pipes under the sink. It is a nice over cast day today so I will get out and do some work and will have more pictures this evening. I have to mount the heater and reroute the water in/out lines.



Here is my fresh water inlet (still not connected) and air vent for the tank, the hose in the picture is the air vent.




Actually I did see that picture which is why I posted what I posted.  What is shown is only the air vent.  That's why I said "I see you have the fill panel but didn't see it connected to the tank."  I haven't seen how he plans to connect the fill hose to that tank.  The way that water fill panel works is one connection is for a city water connection that goes right to the pump and the other one is a fill line that goes to the tank.  Depending on the pressure of the city water, that can be a major problem without some form of restriction.  Based on the plumbing that is already there, it does not appear as though he intends to use the city connection.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/6/11 11:35 AM
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I was just thinking about this thread the other day, and the lack of activity. We all must be busy as hell. I have my truck parked full of equipment and haven't had the time or $ to do anything with it!

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/21/11 8:41 PM
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Haven't made much progress, I had to do some weird routing for my drain pipe due to position and size of my fresh water tank. It was either this or raise my sink to above belly button level. I just ordered my other sink, swing faucet and some other goodies, so I will for sure wrap up this side of the truck including cabinets and awning door once my parts arrive this week.
 

 

 
This power inverter was installed originally when I purchased the truck, not sure what it is fro but it is hooked up to an extra battery under the hood and there is a female 3 prong standard outlet attached to the outside of the truck. Any ideas why this might have been installed? I know there were florescent lights and 2 110v outlets in the truck before I demo'd it, I assume this was the use for the inverter.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/22/11 3:33 PM
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I found this info reese:
A power inverter converts DC power or direct current to standard AC power or , which allows you to run electrical equipment off your car or marine battery for mobile applications, emergencies or simple convenience.
Power inverters are small rectangular devices that have a trailing wire with a jack that plugs directly into the cigarette lighter on the dashboard. They might also come with jumper-like cables for connecting directly to a battery. The device normally has one or two outlets for standard electrical cords. Your laptop, small-screen television, video game player or portable DVD theater are all examples of devices that will get you through a long ride, assuming you're not the one driving!
Power inverters are great for camping at parks that do not provide electricity. The toaster, blender, and boom box can all still be used. On your boat you can plug in the digital movie camera to capture those great water-skiing videos you might have missed after the camera's battery ran low!
In a utility outage a power inverter can be used for emergency electricity. Just run an extension cord from your car into the house, or if you have a charged spare battery you can connect the power inverter directly. Plug in a radio to tune into important alerts, run essential medical equipment, lights, or whatever else you need that falls within the inverter's power limits.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/22/11 4:05 PM
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Thanks for the info, I knew what it was just wasn't sure about the application since there is a female adapter going to the outside of the car but I just realized this is to plug the truck up to AC house current and still run any outlets in the truck w/o the truck being on. I will be removing this as there will not be a need.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/22/11 4:13 PM
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would you consider running your lights off of it? I only ask because I was wondering if it was a feasible option for me to do instead of wiring them into my box

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/22/11 4:24 PM
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hey Reese-
if that unit works and your not going to use it want to sell it ?
if so want first dibs please :)

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/22/11 5:34 PM
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PurpleCheetah


would you consider running your lights off of it? I only ask because I was wondering if it was a feasible option for me to do instead of wiring them into my box

 
No, I want a clean setup all running off generator or outside supply via transfer switch.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/22/11 5:35 PM
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hey Reese-
if that unit works and your not going to use it want to sell it ?
if so want first dibs please :)


I will test it, the battery it is hooked up to is dead but I will take it to Auto Zone to be charged than test the inverter. It it works, you can have for a trade.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/23/11 12:08 PM
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Anyone looking to save energy by using LED lights, here are the units I ordered. I spoke to the sales rep and explained my application and these were recommended.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/23/11 12:26 PM
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THOSE ARE AWESOME PRICES!!!! How many did you get? With that length, I figure we'd need between 4 and 5, depending on the brightness. With them being waterproof you could have them as part of your exterior lighting for night/winter services!

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/23/11 12:27 PM
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OH yea Reese, what is your plan for your concession door. I know you said you were gonna build your own, I was just wondering about your design ideas.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/23/11 2:33 PM
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nwcw2001


THOSE ARE AWESOME PRICES!!!! How many did you get? With that length, I figure we'd need between 4 and 5, depending on the brightness. With them being waterproof you could have them as part of your exterior lighting for night/winter services!

 
I ordered 8, they are 1/2 meter (1.5ft) long and can be chained together. I will order a different style for under my awning door.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/23/11 2:36 PM
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nwcw2001


OH yea Reese, what is your plan for your concession door. I know you said you were gonna build your own, I was just wondering about your design ideas.

I will post a picture of my design later but it will basically be aluminum u channel trim for the frame, aluminum outside with a small rectangle window (blue tinted acrylic) and the underside/inside will be white FRP and I will mount 2 LED lights to the inside as well. I already have all the supplies but have not had time to focus on the build but I just purchased a riveter so this will speed up the awnign build versus using aluminum epoxy and screws.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/23/11 4:52 PM
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reese77


BackAlleyBurger


hey Reese-
if that unit works and your not going to use it want to sell it ?
if so want first dibs please :)


I will test it, the battery it is hooked up to is dead but I will take it to Auto Zone to be charged than test the inverter. It it works, you can have for a trade.

 
sounds like a plan to me :) if it is what i think it is, its perfect for something i want to do....
 
and great find on the lights !  SUPERBRIGHTLEDS has been one of my favorite sites for a couple years now

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Wed, 08/24/11 8:03 PM
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I was trying to draw up a plan in Google Sketchup but you cannot really see detail. So I will just describe my awning design and when I get back home tomorrow, I will build and upload pictures.
 
The awning is basically 58 3/4" x 34 1/2", the outside is aluminum and the inside panel is FRP, between the two pieces of material is a 3/4" sheet of styrofoam and an aluminum frame made of 1" aluminum u channel. I will cut out a 4' x 8" hole to fit my 1/2" acrylic tinted window. Real simple. I will run 12v wiring inside the frame and out of a hole for the LED light before I sandwich close the frame.



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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 8:54 PM
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I got some work done on my awning today as well as the actual window frame opening on the truck. The styrofoam that I have that would have gone between the FRP and aluminum sheet is about 2/8" too thick and the aluminum I have left over is not enough to cover the awning with one sheet so I would have to merge to pieces. I will have to check out the foam options at Home Depot tomorrow in order to finish the awning.
 

 

 

 


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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 9:46 PM
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If you have an orbital sander use that to plane down your foam.  It is a mess to do it this way but, you can use what you have.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 10:06 PM
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I actually was going to build a foam planer using a battery and thin wire. The wire will get hot and I can just slide it over the foam. However, I rather buy a new solid piece of foam at the right size as the foam I have is in multiple sheets not one solid piece.
 
I would have to go into my backyard with a long extension cord to to sand the foam, you are right about how much of a mess that will cause and the foam shavings stick to everything.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 10:21 PM
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Reese, what are you using to join your 45's together as a perm ? I am really studying this design and hope to duplicate it for my own truck. I am looking forward to seeing lots more pics ( hint ) lol  :-)

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 10:31 PM
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I cut a piece of square aluminum bar and stuck it in the corner where the 2 45 degree pieces met, than drilled 1/8" holes and riveted.
 

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 10:59 PM
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sweet, i like the blue, where did you come by that ?
 

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 11:01 PM
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THE WILD DOG


sweet, i like the blue, where did you come by that ?


I updated my last reply with the picture. I orders the acrylic from Tap Plastics, they have a website. I used to live in CA and they have a shop there where can order all types of acrylic and plastic parts.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 11:11 PM
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IM looking forward to seeing your completion... i'm a little nervous about making the 45's  in all honesty, this being my second build. I've never had to cut a 45. lol  any suggestions on whats the best method to cut that easily bendable alum channel. LOL  if i look at it the wrong way it  bends lol

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 11:15 PM
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The wire would work too, but melted foam sticks and burns like nepalm.  I use a coping saw blade and wire to a battery for carving foam for christmas displays.  It works slick but you got to watch the melted foam.
 
I think you are right, just buy the right size and thickness and be done with it.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Fri, 08/26/11 11:16 PM
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I have been using my miter saw and it has a standard wood blade on it, I just go slow. I get bits of hot aluminum sprayed on me but I haven't bent any pieces as of yet. I tried to use my jig saw with a metal blade to cut the angle when I first started but I do not have a steady hand. You could buy a cheap plastic miter box and use a hack saw, this method works well and leaves a nice 45 degree angle.
 
One tip is that after you measure one side of the frame and your ready to cut, tape two pieces of u channel together and make the 45 degree cuts at the same time through both pieces, this is what I have been doing, than way both pieces are exactly the same.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/27/11 4:33 PM
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A bit more progress, I found some 1/2" insulation foam at Home Depot that fits perfectly between the FRP and aluminum.

 

 

 


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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/27/11 5:46 PM
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I see all the work you are doing and I decided to purchas a 5 by 3 slider form home depot and eventually add an rv awning, window is only 200 to 230 with safety glass,its hot here in Fla. so the large awning will be necessary.Also amazon has a lot of aluminum channel with free shipping, killer prices.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sat, 08/27/11 6:44 PM
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I see all the work you are doing and I decided to purchas a 5 by 3 slider form home depot and eventually add an rv awning, window is only 200 to 230 with safety glass,its hot here in Fla. so the large awning will be necessary.Also amazon has a lot of aluminum channel with free shipping, killer prices.

 
I was going to buy a window and awning as well but I had alot of aluminum channel and still do, and I wanted the blue tint window and other features such as locks, led lights etc.. I still think I made the right choice by building my own. It is not alot of work at all, I just have other projects going on and have not spent alot of time on it. I started yesterday and I am almost done. I also wanted an open window like  you see on the Joy Ride truck versus sliding windows.
 
I know the awning looks a little sloppy now but most of the pieces are just dry fitted for now until I have the full parts placement worked out. The finish product will look nice. I will also be wrapping the truck and the vinyl wrap will cover he awning as well, except the frame.
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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 9:30 AM
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I plan on using a circular saw with carbide blade to cut out window opening, like yours it is also plywood sheeted and skinned in side, 2 questions, one is when I draw my lines out and use a level, they dont match lines of the truck, which will make the window look tilted,solution?and also how did you get both cuts even with each other?

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 12:16 PM
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im so trying to figure out and visualize your window completed, and can't get it. lol i'm reverse engineering it as I type this, trying google sketch is wicked hard and fun at the same time. i know it's alot to ask but can you provide alot of pics on your window design.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 12:40 PM
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If you measure from the bottom of your trailer/truck (not the ground) your window should be square if you start with the bottom line first. Then do your top line and connect the two. That is IF your trailer is sitting on level ground. And if your tires are aired to the same level and of course the same size.
 
And some trucks (like my SV) have a slant from front to back.
 
But lets go back to completely level ground which maybe hard to find at times. That is because most driveways are slanted to at least  some degree for water run off. Other drives may be slanted to a great degree for the same reason or just faulty construction practices.  Hope that may help you. And I agree  nothing would look worse or be harder to correct than a crooked service window.
 
Jack

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 12:51 PM
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NOW you tell me... when I built my trailer the ground was so not level... but for the most part, my build was level... I see things now that I laugh at that aren't level. I was wondering why the bubble always shot to the left or right at the speed of light when i put it on the countertop. <---

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 2:53 PM
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I plan on using a circular saw with carbide blade to cut out window opening, like yours it is also plywood sheeted and skinned in side, 2 questions, one is when I draw my lines out and use a level, they dont match lines of the truck, which will make the window look tilted,solution?and also how did you get both cuts even with each other?

 
I measured from the outside of the truck from the roof down and drew my lines. Do not use a level.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 2:56 PM
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THE WILD DOG


im so trying to figure out and visualize your window completed, and can't get it. lol i'm reverse engineering it as I type this, trying google sketch is wicked hard and fun at the same time. i know it's alot to ask but can you provide alot of pics on your window design.

Yes, I will deconstruct before I permanently fasten all the pieces. I will try tonight to get some more pictures and post another sketch. I will also list the parts that I have used so far. Just got home from fishing and tired, so I will get the info posted later.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Sun, 08/28/11 2:59 PM
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bet some good fish & crabs stirred up from the storm, they were talkin how it was going to devestate the east coast and i'm sitting here with all my windows open and blue skys n sunshining everywhere. lol

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/29/11 12:22 PM
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THE WILD DOG


bet some good fish & crabs stirred up from the storm, they were talkin how it was going to devestate the east coast and i'm sitting here with all my windows open and blue skys n sunshining everywhere. lol

Tried a new lake (Black Shoals Lake Conyers, GA) didn't catch a thing....

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/29/11 12:23 PM
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I am writing a how to manual for the awning and I will post the PDF once complete.

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/29/11 6:02 PM
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Reese are you a builder or engineer by profession or just hell a good a mechanical inclinations? lol

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Mon, 08/29/11 6:43 PM
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PurpleCheetah


Reese are you a builder or engineer by profession or just hell a good a mechanical inclinations? lol

I wish, just a software developer and muti-hobbyist....

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Re:1993 Chevrolet P30 Food Truck Build - Tue, 08/30/11 2:49 AM
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reese77


I am writing a how to manual for the awning and I will post the PDF once complete.

Reese YOU are my hero!!!
 
~John

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