Hi everyone, I have been browsing the threads trying to find a universal idea behind your builds. In an extended nutshell, How did you come up with a design? What factors did you have to address in your design? I have read plenty of threads on ppl just building and working with what they were building, but I'd rather plan then build. Thinking ahead I plan on my next day off to head over to the local HD and see if I can get info on what the req's will be in 2 years, so that when I am finished I will have at least 1 year before I need to change anything.
My rig is/will be a 1995 6.5 utilimaster diesel chevy with a 20 foot box. It's a stepvan/breadvan.
I am trying to figure out the best way to approach the planning. Do I just pretend that I get everything I want/or not, and plan a build that compensates that, or is there a more systematic approach that will enable me to plan out most everything without leaving things to, "I will think about it when I get there" ?
If my forum skills suck and you can find posts that address this, please lock thread and point me in a direction.
Welcome to the roadfood.com!
Congrats on your purchase!
For kitchen layout, I already had my menu set so I knew what equipment I needed. I lucked out and found a used truck with exactly what I needed. I just have to spruce it up.
Now on design are you talking about the outside graphics? If so I had a friend come up with 20 designs with 20 keywords I gave her. I took those designs and post the on my FB page to see what my friends think and what caught there eye the most. Once I got down to 3 designs I chose the most franchisee looking one. Also I went to DC, Philly, Baltimore, and NYC to see what type of design was more popular. I.E. trucks with tons of food pics on it or trucks that were a clean and simple design.
Hopefully that helps a bit