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2018/07/10 22:58:24 (permalink)

Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion

Haven't been on in a long time, but its good to be back after a stressful two years on the road!
 
I just purchased the last remaining 3 Kiosks from a mall located in Coconut Grove/ Miami ( Cocowalk ) that is being renovated, the Kiosk were built by the famous Carriage House.
 
I wanted to purchase just one in order to convert it into a bar for my pool area, but the price for all 3 was so good,I couldn't resist but to buy them all! $700 for all three.
 
Once I got them to my storage the light bulb in my head went off, lets convert one to a food trailer!
 
Took one to a friends house and started gutting it, the wood roof under the metal roof skin needs to be replaced, unfortunately the corners of the floor were rotten, probably do to the garage door type doors tracks holding water.
 
A new floor has been built on top of the metal frame of the old floor, commercial grade vinyl tile has been installed.
 
The floor sits on 6, six inch casters. I figured I could roll it up and down off a trailer but Florida law considers that to be a free standing building and would have to pass tons of local inspections ( not worth it ) so I must mount it on a trailer.
 
The exterior columns are made of metal ( got lucky there ). The metal roof skin on the roof is in perfect shape, got lucky again!
 
Pictures will be uploaded as I go.
 
Wish me luck!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
post edited by Rigo1968 - 2018/08/11 09:03:48
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/07/11 23:15:09 (permalink)
Congrats on the new project.  Can't wait to see the pics!
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/07/12 13:36:09 (permalink)
Are you planning to tow this around or be stationary? 
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/07/12 23:58:00 (permalink)
I have several options for both tow around or stationary.
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/07 20:57:06 (permalink)
Having trouble trying to add pics from my photobucket account. Any help would be appreciated!
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/08 00:40:39 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Rigo1968 2018/08/08 23:53:11
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Having trouble trying to add pics from my photobucket account. Any help would be appreciated!

need to make more posts first. I think it is 30
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/08 23:53:18 (permalink)
Thanks!
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 02:05:53 (permalink)
How the Kiosks looked when I first purchased them.

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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 08:11:56 (permalink)
I had to tow the 3 kiosks. 2 of which are at a friends boat storage facility and the one I’m working on was towed to my friends house.

Unfortunately like an idiot before towing a unit to my friends to begin converting it, I didn’t check to see which one was in better shape.

The floor on the unit I’m working on had some rotten spots, as well as the wood underside of the roof, so I basically had to tear apart the entire kiosk and rebuild it completely.

The floors and roofs on the other two units are in perfect shape!
post edited by Rigo1968 - 2018/08/11 08:48:32

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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 08:30:22 (permalink)
After tearing the kiosk apart, placing the roof on the ground ( that was a mission ) I built a new floor on a new Northern Tool 6x8 trailer and added commercial vinyl tiles to the floor and began framing it out using 2 x 4 cut down about an inch.

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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 08:33:47 (permalink)
With the framing and electrical work completed I then started to install 1/2 inch marine plywood ( to the interior ) I had laying around.

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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 08:37:16 (permalink)
Fire retardant insulation and plastic 6 mm sheeting installed all the way around.

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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 08:38:55 (permalink)
Exterior wood panels installed.

The metal corner columns from the kiosk were reinstalled.

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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 08:43:23 (permalink)
The original kiosk wood roof rings and awning frame were reinstalled.

The wood roof was rotted on the sides but perfect towards the top.

I installed new wood to the roof and although when the towing company delivered the kiosk going 60 mph with the roof not flying off, I decided to add rib type braces connecting all the wood.
 
All that's left to do to the exterior is to install the original metal roof skin, decorate,paint etc.
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Re: Miami Kiosk To Food Trailer Conversion 2018/08/11 16:45:37 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby titobandito 2018/09/18 12:19:40
Nice work.  All improvements are top notch!
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