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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/07/26 00:19:04 (permalink)
hahaha me too! let us pray
 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/07/28 02:37:33 (permalink)
I was wondering what the inside height of the trunk is. we have a similar size step van. love the hood btw.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/07/28 12:22:21 (permalink)
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I was wondering what the inside height of the trunk is. we have a similar size step van. love the hood btw.


My ceiling height is 73 inch. And thanks I got it from hoodmart.com
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/03 00:00:59 (permalink)
So after one month of stripping and sanding here is the out come. I used
Por-Strip, same maker of Por-15 rust proventer. Thats stuff was a time and lung saver! lol  In one hour and ten minutes of powerwashing this was the results. Por-strip removes about 80+ percent of the paint with two coats. thank god  this part is over.  
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/03 00:15:29 (permalink)
Other then just stripping and sanding. I add the Stainless side walls to the hood. Next is hooking up the propane to the fryer and stove top.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/03 09:17:04 (permalink)
Looks good.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/03 13:44:59 (permalink)
great job mike. looking awsome. i am now jealous you are so far ahead of me.
 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/03 20:45:56 (permalink)
Why the walls?  They are going to be a bitch to keep clean.........
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/04 04:46:03 (permalink)
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Why the walls?  They are going to be a bitch to keep clean.........


I put the walls up so i dont have to clean everything to the left and right of the walls from grease. just trying to keep fat from going every where.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/04 09:08:20 (permalink)
BTM676 I put the walls up so i dont have to clean everything to the left and right of the walls from grease. just trying to keep fat from going every where.

 
I think its a good idea. But I'd plan on using quick connect gas fittings so you could pull your equipment out and get behind it to clean the walls once every couple of months. The area above your equipment can be done much more often but the area that you can't easily access behind and below will need cleaning also.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/04 11:54:01 (permalink)
Thanks and your right. I do plan on on the quick connect so i can move stuff around when needed.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/06 10:15:47 (permalink)
we have the same roof height and length in the truck. I'm going to start a new thread here soon. that door that you made on the inside is it just framed in aluminum? I'm thinking of pputting the sink along that wall to gain some space what do you think?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/06 19:47:21 (permalink)
sharkii's we have the same roof height and length in the truck. I'm going to start a new thread here soon. that door that you made on the inside is it just framed in aluminum? I'm thinking of pputting the sink along that wall to gain some space what do you think?

 
If your talking about putting your sink across the back wall.....I think that's a bad idea. You need to be able to move equipment in and out and if you put the sink there you'll have to move the sink, plumbing, holding tanks, and maybe a water heater. Don't block the only door that allows you to move in new, or replace equipment. One other thought never put a sink directly in front of a service window. Your sink area can at times look like a disaster and you sure don't want your customers looking at a pile of unwashed pots and steam table pans. Customers judge the entire operation from what they can see through your service window.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/06 23:59:02 (permalink)
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sharkii's we have the same roof height and length in the truck. I'm going to start a new thread here soon. that door that you made on the inside is it just framed in aluminum? I'm thinking of pputting the sink along that wall to gain some space what do you think?


If your talking about putting your sink across the back wall.....I think that's a bad idea. You need to be able to move equipment in and out and if you put the sink there you'll have to move the sink, plumbing, holding tanks, and maybe a water heater. Don't block the only door that allows you to move in new, or replace equipment. One other thought never put a sink directly in front of a service window. Your sink area can at times look like a disaster and you sure don't want your customers looking at a pile of unwashed pots and steam table pans. Customers judge the entire operation from what they can see through your service window.
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Yeah Jack is right. I wanted to put it there and it fit great but after thinking and looking under the truck, I saw that the frame would be in the way of the plumbing. Also there really wouldnt be any room for what i wanted in the truck. The inside wall is 2 inch by 1 inch rectangle aluminum tube. The door is 18 inch wood door. I took it off my kitchen pantry.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/07 00:17:26 (permalink)
no I mean putting the sink on the wall that you have your 18 inch pantry door. the back door of the truck will be clear foe the same purposes you guys stated. thank you for advice really appreciate it :)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/07 00:33:24 (permalink)
BTM676  The inside wall is 2 inch by 1 inch rectangle aluminum tube. The door is 18 inch wood door. I took it off my kitchen pantry.

 
You took it off your kitchen pantry?  Too cool. I thought I was the only guy in the world that would do something like that. Way to go. Your going to do well in the food business. Very cool!
 
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/07 09:42:33 (permalink)
HAHA i do try. To be honest that door was the first thing i measured and the key component for placement of all the equipment and stuff.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/07 09:49:24 (permalink)
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no I mean putting the sink on the wall that you have your 18 inch pantry door. the back door of the truck will be clear foe the same purposes you guys stated. thank you for advice really appreciate it :)


I understand. That was the one i was talking about. I have a picture on this thread with my sink and handsink on that wall. Thats how i wanted my truck to be set up at first.  But if you have any other question just ask. And good luck, you'll have alot of fun
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/07 21:20:35 (permalink)
what made you change your mind on that set up?? yes I wake up and go to sleep thinking about the truck. I will start a thread tonight so you can see the truck.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/07 21:22:07 (permalink)
haha had to sacrifice the pantry door to make the dream a reality:)
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/08 00:04:25 (permalink)
hahah yup you have to sacrifice whatever you can. lol As for the sinks on the inside wall.... they fit fine but when i looked under the truck and saw what i would have to do to make the plumbing work around the frame of the truck. Plus thank god didnt put them there. my frig wouldnt fit anywhere else. i can not open the door if put it anywhere else in the truck.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/08 02:21:09 (permalink)
once I put the waills up I'm moving everything around and see what set up feels the best before screwing anything in place. how Much space do you have inside?? I have a 12 x 6.5 area. tight space .
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/08 10:15:10 (permalink)
Yup our truck is the same. Its tight, but it "seems", as of now that i will have nice work flow. Your lucky if you have all the equipment to put in its place. I had none of it. I used dimensions from books and the web.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/08 17:19:33 (permalink)
well I still don't have all the equipment. I've been getting a lot of it at a local auction that has amazing prices.my set up is identical how I want it. The only thing is the sink that I'm not sure where it should go.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/09 00:28:07 (permalink)
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well I still don't have all the equipment. I've been getting a lot of it at a local auction that has amazing prices.my set up is identical how I want it. The only thing is the sink that I'm not sure where it should go.


Yeah placement of the sinks in general is the biggest pain.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/10 14:27:23 (permalink)
yes I know. it's more of a hassle since we are required to have drainboards on both sides. your cooking space is around 5ft correct?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/10 22:44:37 (permalink)
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yes I know. it's more of a hassle since we are required to have drainboards on both sides. your cooking space is around 5ft correct?

Yeah thank god we dont need one up here. thank god!!! And yes i have 5ft of equipment.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/13 21:46:14 (permalink)
btw I was wondering if you purchased your window online?
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/14 00:59:47 (permalink)
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btw I was wondering if you purchased your window online?


I got it from homedepot online. lol its was about $120. Sierra Horizontal Sliding Vinyl Window, 48 in. x 24 in., White, with LowE Glass and Screen. I made the awing part and this weekend i will be making the serving shelf.
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Re:Yet Another Food truck build! 2012/08/14 10:08:30 (permalink)
Something to keep in mind, and was also a requirement for me, is to get your windows made with tempered glass. Much safer than regular glass for you and your customers if a window was to get broken.
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