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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/28 08:02:49 (permalink)
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That thing is really wild looking!!  Good luck!
Looks like it already has air.
Huge amount of room!
I think those escape hatches in the roof also work as vents.
Body is probably fiberglass.
So as long as the underside was rustproofed, it might not be too bad.
Price is amazing!
 
That wouldn't be International Falls that your are from would it?


It's a steel body oddly. Yeah International Falls originally. I kind of like the back door and the wheelchair entrance will be a great service area.
Thank you, I'm pretty excited about it. It's kind of always been a dream of mine. My Son died last month a week before starting college so it's kind of a re-invention of myself and a commemoration. I'm going to take my time.
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/28 09:40:31 (permalink)
So sorry for your loss.
 
Yeah that back door is nice to have already done.
Looks like it might have a lift.
That could be really helpful for loading equipment.
 
Don't know how long you have been gone from the falls....
I have know the Mai family there for 100 years.
Been down for many weddings, grads, etc.
 
Missed all the fun stuff like Scotty crashin the small plane in the back 40.
Or diving the Ford down the river side of the highway!
 
My dad is from Fort Framces.  Still have some family there.
And my wife is from Dryden.
You know, everyone knows everyone.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/09/28 15:10:00 (permalink)
I left the falls as a child around 1980 or so. I still have family up there on Rainy Lake and all over northern MN.
It does have a lift! I actually plan to rip that out right away though, I have another use for it or will trade/sell for some of the stuff I need to get this project rolling. I'm in Indiana now and there are very few hurdles to jump. The requirements are the same as for a brick and mortar here and fairly relaxed. Even painted plywood is fine for interior walls as long as it's smooth and can be easily wiped clean...
I don't plan on really competing directly with other local trucks. Down here if you don't live in city limits you get nothing... I live in a huge well populated "delivery dead zone" with a new interstate coming through in the near future. I'm going to just keep it parked in my driveway on shore power and city water then run delivery only for the most part with the exception of private events and maybe a music festival here and there. I think this could be a new model for a food truck that can open some doors for a lot of folks. Competition is getting crazy and prices are STUPID at the trucks here... Shhh don't let the secret out yet. lol By the time the highway comes through with all its development I'll have a solid local reputation and should have enough saved for the brick and mortar I eventually hope to have.
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/10 00:22:34 (permalink)
Seems its been a while since I updated the progress.
Been slow going, but have not stopped.
 
Walls and trim are all done.
Sealed all the seams.
Finished the hood and fan.
Put up the cabinets.
 

 

 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/10 00:31:01 (permalink)
Today I started on the plumbing.
The fresh tank is going to be installed inside the cabinet under the serving window.
 
Had to cut a big hole in the end of the cabinet to get it in there.

 
At the same time I was having a lot of trouble deciding where to put the hand wash sink.
None of my original plans seemed like they were going to work.
 
I ended up going with putting it in the same cabinet as the fresh tank.
Had to scrap the sink I had, because there was just not enough room.
I went with a 1/3 size serving pan instead.  Perfect fit.
 

 
The tank fit better than I hoped.
 

 
There is just enough room on the inside to add a 2 x 3 wood frame.
It will make sure the tank is secured in place. And give some structure to the cabinet.
It's pretty light material to begin with.
Cutting out big holes doesn't help the structure.
 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/10 13:07:50 (permalink)
Looking good!
Are those truck tool boxes?
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/10 23:49:19 (permalink)
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Are those truck tool boxes?


Yes they are.
Local place was having a big sale.
Bought a bunch for me and my brother.
Ended up at $50 a piece.
I couldn't build em for that.
They were a perfect fit.
 
I put in gas shocks for the upper ones.
 



 
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/10 23:52:14 (permalink)
Put in the supports around the tank.

 

 
So is this a slip tank?
Or a water closet?
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/18 01:21:46 (permalink)
Started working on the more plumbing related stuff.
Dragged the sink out of the shed, that I salvaged from the 1st truck.
Forgot that I had not even really looked at it up till now.
 
This shot shows 2 things.
1 - Just how clean it was to start with .....  not.   I knew I would have to clean it, but ......eeewww.
2- It shows how the previous owners installed the taps.
 

 
 
I forgot to take a picture before I took off the hoses, but this is a mock up of what it looked like.
Not sure which rocket surgeon came up with this kind of set up...but WOW!
 

No joke.
 
Anyway, not hard to fix at least.

 
Then THIS rocket surgeon had to make up some spacers so they would fit right .
At least they point in the right direction.
Heck at they both point in the SAME direction now.
 
Tons of cleaning, scrubbing, and polishing.

 
In the end I think it took about 5 hours. OUCH.

 
Not to mention the couple hours I spent trying to find all the parts that I specifically put in a safe spot so that I wouldn't lose them!
post edited by Blakkmoon - 2017/10/18 01:24:02
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Re: Master Plan, Part Deux .... 2017/10/18 10:17:09 (permalink)
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 Not to mention the couple hours I spent trying to find all the parts that I specifically put in a safe spot so that I wouldn't lose them!


That's my biggest problem. I'm always cleaning and moving stuff then I can never remember the secure place that I can't forget.
 
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