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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 13:00:20 (permalink)
Good to see another truck build! I'm following closely :)  As soon as my post count is up, I'll try to contribute more.
Nice work.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 15:24:56 (permalink)
Ok stopped by the Step Van and took some pictures.
General View of Walls in the Step Van

 
Close up View of Rivets

 
View of Back Doors on step Van

 
One of the reasons that I bought this Step Van was the care that was taken by the company that did the customized interior. It's 1/2 inch oak and was originally trimmed out with matching oak trim. I have removed the oak trim so I could put the aluminum ceiling in. But I marked each section and it will go back up after I cover the walls with stainless steel.
And I'd like to use the foam insulation (can type) to insulate between the plywood and outer wall as my next step.
 
Then I'm betting that the oak plywood was glued up first and then the rivets were added. So I'm guessing I can grind the heads on the rivets off flat and apply the stainless then re-rivet  that to the studs. So anyone have any thoughts on that process. Anyone, anyone....LOL
 
Oh and please ignore the wire hanging down in the back door photo it's from the old ceiling lights and the Christmas decoration on the counter top. The step van seems to be a catch all for storing any little thing before it finally gets taken to my garage at home.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 19:05:03 (permalink)
I built a small box from 1/8 thick piece i had closed it in with the 5/32 plywood i have. I left the box in the truck which is at my uncles so i'll send you the picture of it tomorrow. But i think with 1/2 oak plywood your are good to go! Oak is the best of the best! I know when get your house pumped with spay foam from the exterior walls it doesnt push out the sheet rock.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 20:16:52 (permalink)
my ceiling joists (are they still called joists or rafters in a truck like this ???)
are 1 1/2"...... but the corner studs(same question ??) are 2x2 "C" channel, so in order to keep everything as square and strait as possible my walls are going to be studded with 1x2 "C" channel.....so yea, the walls are 2" between the outer skin (which is 1/8th") and the inner wall, which will be 1/2" ply covered with FRP, and/or stainless
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 20:59:21 (permalink)
Yes my truck is the same withceiling and corner studs. My wall studs are 1x2 rectangular tube. So for the most part your walls will look like mine. Your pink insulation is going to 2 inch thick right? You wont have to shave it. It will fit in between the studs like a glove.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 21:56:14 (permalink)
BTM676 I built a small box from 1/8 thick piece i had closed it in with the 5/32 plywood i have. I left the box in the truck which is at my uncles so i'll send you the picture of it tomorrow. But i think with 1/2 oak plywood your are good to go! Oak is the best of the best! I know when get your house pumped with spay foam from the exterior walls it doesnt push out the sheet rock.

 
You make a good point about the foam being put in from the outside. How big is your box? Is it big enough to hold a full can? If not were not going to have any idea how much a can will fill at a depth of 2 inches. If your just doing this for me I appreciate it but if your doing it for yourself also may I suggest using two 2 x 2s 4 foot long and plywood screwed on both sides. Then we can  see exactly how much area the can fills. So if your doing this for me only don't worry I'll go by Lowes tomorrow morning and pick up the materials and run a test. I'll let it dry and take it apart (if it'll come apart) and shoot some pictures for the group. But if your box is big enough then you can do it. Let me know which way to go. By the way I have already searched high and low and can't find estimates on how much space a can covers.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 22:14:18 (permalink)
hey Dr,
line the inside of the plywood with a sheet of plastic(clear,lol) because that stuff will stick viciously to anything it touches 
 
i think the big thing is going to be spacing the holes far enough apart to get an even fill..... this stuff "skins" fast, and if you have too much of it at once confined, i think it will skin over before the inner stuff has a chance to expand all the way, and thats what will cause a "blow out" as i recall it being called
....... plus, you will need to have a way for any captured air to escape.... im very interested in seeing the outcome of this 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 22:36:05 (permalink)
The plastic is a good idea and you may be correct it may take an experiment or two.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 23:37:19 (permalink)
My box is about 1 foot by about 6 in. I dont have enough scrap to make a 2x4 foot box. sorry.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/09 23:55:58 (permalink)
Yeah there really is no info about spray can foam! lol
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/10 00:57:34 (permalink)
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Don't worry about your box I'll do this. And BAB, I'm having second thoughts about the plastic sheeting. If I use plastic it is slick enough that it won't really represent the way the foam will go into and fill up the space. There is no plastic in between my open space, and It will only help, in the take apart but that's all. I may have to do this a couple of times to really get down to the best way to handle the job. But I'll take pictures and give it a try and let you both know how it goes.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/10 10:57:59 (permalink)
I'm about to order my hood system. Has anyone installed a Hood Mart hood? Any special trick or tips they can share about install.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/10 10:59:57 (permalink)
90 percent of all my plywood is up. And the propane tank bracket is made just needs to get painted. Getting the sink tomorrow from NYC and thats it. Pictures are coming!!!
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/12 22:30:28 (permalink)
Just got my LED marker lights and some other stuff from Mill suppy. I mounted my propane tank to the back of the van. It came out pretty good i must say. lol Oh I also got my hand sink and 3 bay sink from chinatown yesterday. The three bay sink is 36 inchs and 19 inches wide. Got it from L and J Import.com
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/12 22:33:34 (permalink)
Also got a 6ft s/s continuous hinge for the awning window.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/12 22:34:50 (permalink)
I'm burning up posts so i can post pictures. lol
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/12 23:23:47 (permalink)
lol, 5 more man !!...dont stop now !
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/13 09:36:17 (permalink)
Did you get those Pictures i sent to your email?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 21:34:06 (permalink)
I'm just burning my last 4 posts so i can post pictures for you guys. So dont pay any mind until the pictures.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 21:35:30 (permalink)
HERE
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 21:35:46 (permalink)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 21:36:14 (permalink)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 22:07:10 (permalink)
OK may the pictures arent coming. Its not working. I dont get it.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 23:35:50 (permalink)
Your pictures have to be hosted by a site such as photo bucket.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/17 23:48:58 (permalink)
Ah! Ok thank you I'll have to make an account.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/18 00:21:36 (permalink)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/18 00:30:33 (permalink)
I GOT IT! haha Ok as you can see I got the plywood ready for the FRP board. The two sinks are just chillin' for now. I dont know where to put them. I like where they are in the photo but my water tank is the by the window so plumbing is going to be my biggest challenge. I just have to sleep on it.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/18 00:42:21 (permalink)
The propane tank is mounted with 2in flat bar which we formed to the tank. I need to re-paint the tank cause the paint peeled off. We made T handles for fast and easy tighten up. Also the flat bars are hinged so the tank can be removed.  
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/01/18 00:59:11 (permalink)
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Will your waste and fresh water tanks fit under your sink? If so that's where they should go. But I think you need to dry fit all your equipment in order to find the right placement. Don't bolt anything down just put it in and then move it around until it's in the location that will work for the fit and for ease of working while you serve food in the truck later. Keep your access to your cold storage close to your cooking equipment and prep and sinks can go most anywhere. But only you will know where it fits right for your service style and the type of food your serving. Don't get over anxious and just start drilling holes and bolting equipment down. Take your time and set it up (dry fit) and then go through the motions of service several times and keep track of the steps and how handy your supplies are. Does your product walk it's way to the window? Step one 10 feet away, step two 8 feet away, step three is 5 feet away and packaging right at the cash register and out the window? That's got to be your plan.
 
You can wash dishes or pans anywhere. One other thought, your customers are going to be looking into your service window and they will make a judgement call on how clean and orderly your truck looks. So never if you can help it put your sink right across from the service window. At some time you'll end up with dirty pots and pans stacked up on or near your sink. You don't want your customers to see that area if you can help it.
Good job so far looks great.
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