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TravelingPan

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  • Location: Martinsville, IN
P10 one man operation? Sun, 10/27/13 8:21 PM (permalink)
Well I'm actively seeking a truck to start my winter build and narrowed it down to a P30 for various reasons. I found an '86 in great shape at a fair price but now an old '66 P10 just came available. Now the P30 is half the price, better avail. of parts, far better condition...BUT...I think the P10 might be less costly in the long run by narrowing my selection of equipment/helping keep things more able to multi-task also making it easier to run as a one man show if need be, or could pull a grill/smoker trailer behind it and run it with two people also. That little old P10 is just too cute, I can't help but think that might help draw? Thoughts please.
 
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    Midnights

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    • Location: Denver, CO
    Re:P10 one man operation? Sun, 10/27/13 10:19 PM (permalink)
    What type of food do you plan on serving?
    For me, while the 1966 P10 looks kinda cute, it's not as unique as other older step vans. I found this, as I didn't know what the 1966 P10 looked like (for those, like me, who didn't know).
    http : // indianapolis.craigslist . org/cto/4149111960 . html
     
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      Revel

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      • Location: Fargo, ND
      Re:P10 one man operation? Sun, 10/27/13 11:09 PM (permalink)
      For what its worth I'm selling a P30 (I realize this isn't the classifieds) great shape floor is done. I'm going to build out a trailer instead. PM me if you're interested, major downside is i'm in ND/MN.
       
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        TravelingPan

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        Re:P10 one man operation? Mon, 10/28/13 12:28 AM (permalink)
        Midnights, yeah that's the one. I'm not barring myself from serving anything. I plan to have a few signature "walking food" items and hope to evolve continuously with daily and regional specials. Feature various local deli or smokehouse meats from time to time, etc...
         
        Revel, I certainly appreciate the offer but fuel and other travel expenses would likely be more than I plan to spend on the base truck in total! Shouldn't be hard to make a buck in ND with the oil boom though right? Stick a mattress in it and rent it out for $300 a night!
         
         
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          TravelingPan

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          Re:P10 one man operation? Tue, 10/29/13 10:55 PM (permalink)
          I don't think the P10 is going to work. Interesting diversion though...
           
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            FEED ME

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            • Location: Illinois , IL
            Re:P10 one man operation? Thu, 10/31/13 1:16 AM (permalink)
            What happened ?..you sounded excited
             
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              gonzojuice

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              Re:P10 one man operation? Thu, 10/31/13 9:51 AM (permalink)
              The p10, although adorable, is simply too small for a full kitchen. Very hard to fit enough equipment in there, much less food. If you only had one fridge and a small electric flat top then maybe you could put four sinks, a water heater, and two holding tanks.
               
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                gonzojuice

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                Re:P10 one man operation? Thu, 10/31/13 9:52 AM (permalink)
                I did see one a few days ago made into an ice cream truck and just loved it. Wish I had one, for real.
                 
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                  TravelingPan

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                  Re:P10 one man operation? Fri, 11/1/13 8:34 AM (permalink)
                  Like gonzo said, too small. Even with some creative ideas that might make the square footage work the height won't. I'd have to put outriggers on the sides to prevent rollover if I took it higher and I'm not looking for a build quite that advanced yet for my first time as I won't be subbing out any of it. It really is a neat looking truck though for someone with just the right business model.
                   
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