Ordered about $1600 of refrigeration, and random parts from Pacific last week. Hopefully I'll get those soon so I can get my fridge running.
My print shop lady made a little template for my truck. Although it will be a bit different. It gives you a good idea of how the truck will look.
I may end up tearing the fryer out at this point. I don't really need it and based on the conversation with Mofood, it looks like I may need an ansul system. Which I can't afford at this point. I talked with the fire marshal before, a few months ago, and he told me that I would need an ansul system. I noticed no other food trucks around here have one. So, I talked to some other guy that runs a few trucks and a commissary. He was saying he never needed ansul systems in his trucks, just a K-class. I'm trying to get a hold of other truck operators to get a straight answer on the subject with no luck. I don't think anybody wants to talk about it. I just have a feeling that I'll end up getting inspected by the fire marshal that requires this stuff and I won't have the same luck as these other trucks out there already without an ansul system.
So, I think my best solution is to just tear out the fryer and patch up the hole where the fryer was. My current menu doesn't involve a fryer as a necessity, just a luxury. I have one menu, lomo saltado, that has french fries. I hand cut them to an un-traditional "shoestring" style. I can still make these on the flat top. It will just take longer. But, I think they actually taste better on my flat top! This way I'll also save propane without the fryer. I was thinking I had to get a piece of stainless patched over in that area anyway, now I'll just do the whole thing. There's a trash hole in front of the fryer that got patched over by just riveting SS over it. I think that's a big no-no that the HD wouldn't have liked. So, I was planning on welding that anyway.
So, a new project at hand. But I think it's a blessing in disguise in a way. I just wish I hadn't bought all those fryer parts before hand. I was planning on expanding the menu later on to take advantage of the fryer more, with empanadas, papa rellenas, etc... Oh well.