The generator is a noisy beast. The noise comes from 3 major places. The exhaust. The engine. The intake. There is a small amount of noise from the generator unit itself, but it's nothing compared to the other 3. The first thing to...

With the truck build finished, it is now time to work on the generator. Here is the situation...  :) I have chosen to do a food truck that is all electric. For a variety of different reasons. And yes I have heard all...

So while waiting for the floor to cure... Took a couple of days to rest and do some other stuff. Today I got back to some work. The more I looked at it, the more I hated the way the waste valves...

Finally finished the floor off. Capped and sealed all the corners ( as per our HD requirements ) . Problem is, they don't tell you what they want it capped and sealed with. Should I use plastic? wood? leather?? How big? Sealed with what? They...

Put on the last coating of the Restore product. Now its going to take a couple of days to dry.   The texture is similar to fiberglass resin. The goal here is that the Restore product is what bonds to the wood surface...
One of the things that I have found to be a huge difference between where I live and how things are done in the USA is the flooring. Where I am, the requirement is to have flooring that is as...

Set up the support beams for the hood today. Here is a shot of the factory beams that run the length of the truck on both sides. They are about 1.25 x 1.25 square aluminum. They are not really square, but they...

Built the platform that the big ass stainless table I got will go on to of. Yeah, I thought about just doing legs, but them I gotta try to clean under there. Its not like the space would get used for...

Took forever to figure out where to put the fresh tank filler. Kinda all depended on the final placement and set up of the fresh tank. Musta have struggled with this one a dozen times. Not entirely happy with where is it...

Finally ran my air vent for the front grey tank. It runs up inside the body, and exits near the roof. I used some pex tubing and unions that were salvaged from the previous truck. As it exits out the top, I...

The front bumper was pretty ugly and rough. Did not even know how bad it was till I got it off. Rusted right through. My brother had bumper lying around that fit not too bad. Had to weld up some new brackets, but...

After ordering the WRONG stuff, I ordered this thing for my tank dump. WRONG!! Remember this one. If you plan to have a standard 3 inch RV type drain  ( I didn't plan well ) Then you need the 3 inch waste gate CAP. Like...

So for my drains from the sinks and into the waste tanks, I decided not to use 3 inch bulkhead fittings that I had seen done elsewhere. It seemed kind of pointless to be using standard 1 1/2 pipe on...

Actually achieved more than one thing today. I got all the wood cut, painted with fire proof paint, and installed. Then, instead of watching the paint dry, I went up top and scrubbed the roof clean. Here is a shot of the...

Didn't get much done on the truck in the last week. Was pretty busy with other stuff. Got the garage cleaned up a bit. Got a bunch of stuff moved around. Yesterday I cleaned out the truck.  Power washed the inside. Today I got...

Two goals here. 1 - Build support brackets for the water tanks. 2 - Do it cheap, re-using stuff I already had. I cut apart the old tank supports that came out of the old truck when I pulled the tank. Then combined them...

Today I began working on the tanks. Well sort of... I had not really thought about it much, so I was engineering on the fly.... like always. I knew I was going to use threaded rod and suspend the tanks below the...

Once the walls were buffed, I found something else to play with. In the back of the truck, there were aluminum covers over the tail lights. On the inside. I guess they were there to protect the lights from shifting cargo. But...

Finally started some work on the inside. Did some much needed rewiring. Then moved onto some walls. The front walls, behind the cab. I was going to just sheet over them, but once I saw how very little of the walls were going...

Day 2 of the doors. It actually went pretty easy.  WAY easier than taking out the old one. Of course I had already been building the doors over the last couple of weeks. All I had to do was set them in...

I am not yet sure who is more insane.... Me for trying to dismantle this back door, or the my wife for not questioning me ( at all ) when i ask her to grab her car keys and wallet,...
I assumed they would be leaned on. Here is the set up. 2 shelves. Each about 40 inches long and 11 inches wide. 1/4 inch thick aluminum. Each one has 3 folding and locking support brackets. ALL of the edges have been rounded and...

I know... it's a shelf. Woo Hoo! Big deal. But seriously, it WAS a lot of work. A while back, I stated that I was going to use these stainless steel shelves from Ikea. It turns out that these are total crap. The shelf...

Started work on the back door. I am using these steel frames that I was able to salvage. Need to cut down the length by 16 inches. Left one at 36 inches wide, cut the other down to 24 inches wide. Had to...

Great weather today. Actually got the inner window installed. It went easier than I expected. But not without its challenges. The first thing I got installed was the outer lock/handle. I went with a simple t handle and matching slide mech. They were on clearance...

Installing the struts was WAY harder than it should have been. Of course, never done this before. No instructions. No clue. Where to mount? Pivot point? Pressure point? Weight to height ratio? Drag coefficient? All trial and error. Got it figured out in the end. You would...

I trimmed the canopy about 3/4 inch in width. Trimmed the the aluminum channel trim to match. Test fit in my mock frame. So far so good. But the weight thing was still buggin me. Dug out a scale.  Found some fresh batteries.... did...

Working on the window. For better or worse, I'm doing a custom window, made to fit the truck. As opposed to ordering a standard size and cutting the opening to fit the window. So here is how it is going so far. Because...

This is probably really crazy.....but.... After getting a price of around $2500 plus taxes (13%) for a serving window to get it done locally.... I decided to go a DIY route. Even trying to get something out of the USA was...

I was able to pick up this window at the Habitat Re- Store. Nice price, and close to the size I wanted. When I compare pictures, you can hardly tell that I did anything. Which I guess is good.   But trust me.... It...

Ok I think I figured out my back door. The snow has been melting, and beside my garage I found some metal that I salvaged last year. I forgot it was there. Nice heavy steel, 2 pieces. 1 x 1 square tube. 3 ft...

So I got the free freezer. And this is the plan. Add the pans, and use like a prep table. I figure if I fill it with pans and the pans with food, it should stay pretty cold.
Clearly I don't sleep much. I have already stated that I am NOT going to paint this truck. And I am NOT spending 10 grand on a wrap. All I had to do is maybe update the colors to go with the...
After a couple weeks of nice weather ( for Winnipeg / Siberia ) the weather report says it ends today. Tomorrow will be back to the - 25 's again. I don't have the truck anywhere that I can put in...

I was so happy to see that there were LED lights everywhere on this thing. But the tail lights had issues. They worked, but because they were probaly 1st gen LEDs they were not smart enough. Basically if you had the headlights/running...

The next bit of stupidity was the locks. These old FedEx trucks had these high security locks that cost a fortune to replace. I did not get the keys, because HE did not get keys, because FedEx won't give them out. Whatever... Locksmith...

The reason - he said - for the bald tire was because on his last trip with it - which was about 1000 km round trip - he hit something in the road. He SAID it was a BEAVER! Well ok,...

As mentioned, the truck needs a little TLC. The guy I got it from .... while he was a great guy, he wasn't the most technically inclined... or he just didn't care. I mean he said he was a contractor or...

Well, I was going to start out with a great big long explanation as to why I got another truck and abandoned the first one. But screw it. It was a good decision, and it's done. Specs: 1998 Utilimaster - Ford E 350...

I am still felling guilty about spending more money that I don't really have and trying to justify to myself that this is the right decision. But just driving it home was like night and day compared to the old...

Well.... I don't even know where to start... I have spent the last....ooooo just over a year now... working on this old beast. If you have been reading along from the beginning, then you know how frustrating this journey has been. I...

So it's been a couple of weeks. Finally had time to bring the beast home today. Still not sure what I think of the plastidip. Only time will tell. Here is a before and after shot. Plus a few others.  

Really....REALLY??!! How fricken stupid can things get ?? Well if nothing else, this thing is living up to the WTF moniker. I have no idea why, but last night at 3 am or so...the thought creeps into my head.... What about the tank??...

We got some great weather for the last week or so... I felt this was my last chance before the winter hits, so I started to paint the beast. It JUST fits in my brothers garage. For better or for worse, I...

Well it has been a productive week. I got my welder replace ( thanks warranty ) The new one seems SO much more powerful....  Like,,,, scared me when I first tested it. Maybe there was something wrong with it for a long...

So today ... Guess it ended up the usual cluster ...... Been working at the store all dang week. Then had to spend ALL day Friday helping the wife set up for a trade show....  On the opposite end of town of...

It's been so hard to get anything done on the truck. I keep trying, but I am lucky to get a couple hours a week on it. I WAS going to try do do some more work on the hood. But I...

Again... seems like forever since I updated here. FINALLY got back to the hood. Or more correctly, got started on it. I took the original hood that was a big 3 x 4 box unit   And split it in half to fit the...
Been so busy, have not even had time to LOOK at what I have posted lately. I can't believe that it's been since the end of Feb since my last update. You would THINK that I had been so busy....out there...

Well I got nothing done on the truck STILL ....   or again...  another week. Now that my lift gate truck is functioning, I started moving vending machines around. One of my clients wanted me to take out the ones that...

I got the massive roof curb trimmed down.  Might still have to do more yet. I don't have a tig welder, so I am practicing with my mig and some stainless wire. It's coming out pretty good so far. Some more tests...

Got the hood into the garage. WOWzers it's huge. 48 wide, 23 high, and 40 deep. And it's not the kind that's meant for a truck. It's just a big square box. But I didn't pay much for it. And I think I...

The fan seem to function. Seemed a little out of balance.. But the belt was completely shot. Replacement was easy.   Can see the nuts at the bottom of the picture, Just about dead center?? That's as tight as they were ! Those are the nuts that...

So this is just too funny. Not more than 2 days before, when I sold off my propane equipment that I wasn't going to need....  I let go with it as part of the deal, The Ansul box that I...

So after all this time, trying to avoid the whole commercial fan and hood thing... There I am browsing Kijiji for a totally different reason than anything food truck related... And what do I come across, but a Captive Aire hood and...

Had the old propane equipment supposedly sold weeks ago. Been waiting and waiting and waiting for the guy to come and pick it up. This happened, that happened, something broke, someone died, got snowed in. But its done, the stuff if gone.......
Service window

Now that I some outlets in, and some wire strung I finally got the lower portion of the walls and insulation up. The thing I am wondering now is .... should I have a vapor barrier up? I read a bunch,...
Under service window

I even got some of the electrical started. Stupid me, I put up the cement boards, THEN realized I need to have the outlets right THERE. So pull it all off then mount outlets... duh    

The windows were interesting. On normal construction, like a house.... You would build your frames the match your window size and then slide your windows INTO the frames and screw them in. In the truck, I had already ripped out the...
It has been -30 lately. Bitterly cold. And NOW is when I get to work on the truck. Insulated tarp on top, and my 5000 watt construction heater, and it's actually fairly toasty in there.

Well it may not look like much to you....   But me ... I'm pretty impressed. My sub floor is in. I spent the last few days cutting the plywood to size, and getting it ready to go in. I wanted to...
Yeah woo hoo !  Right? Sure to you it's just a piece of plywood. Actually it's just a little more than half a piece of plywood. 58 inches to be exact. But you need to read between the grains, to understand that although...

...   oh yeah, it is.  duh My buddy came through with the plywood for my floor base. So I can getting cutting and priming very soon. AND .... I had posted the old appliances online for sale. The griddle, the deep fryer, and...
Well somebody must have been on the nice list for a change. Cause I just got the green light from the health department. Yuppers boys and girls, my choice of flooring has been approved. I took in my mock up/sample, and got...
Can you believe 2 - count em TWO  ---  dare I say --- positive - things happened in a row. Maybe we will just them non - set backs. Positive is just to strong a word. But yeah, first I get...

I stopped in to see my engineer guy today.... Well actually, he called me because he needs help with something and I have some equipment that he needs to borrow, along with my help. He finally talked to HIS guy (guess...
Well not quite, but pretty darn smooth. The main shot is my perfectly coved mock up floor. Now with 3 or 4 coats of epoxy paint. Not smooth like glass, but it doesn't have to be. Up close it's still pretty smooth.   The only...

So I managed to get a hold of the "proposed" "draft" copy of "guideline" that is being developed for food trucks in my city. While these are not yet enforceable rules, at least it gives me an idea on a...

So I went and talked to one of the concession truck builders recently. Since no one will bother to give me an answer on a hood and fan.... I figure I better price one out just in case. When I tell him...

Can't believe it's nearly Christmas already. Needless to say I am STILL waiting to hear anything from the engineer. STILL Now we just got hit with a pretty big snowfall, so I'm gonna start feelin pissy again. Anyway, was able to get...
Got down to the bare shit.... Of the floor. It's a treated plywood base, with galvanized sheet over top. A smart person would yank it all and put down fresh stuff. But even more now with the ABSOLUTE confirmation that this thing holds...

Ok it wasn't a total bust. Actually I think it may have been a real win for me. during the conversation, I was told " Oh no, if you go all electric and have no propane... " You DON'T need the gas inspection...

I finally got mostly over my depression  ...  mostly. At least enough that I'm not going to snap at the drop of a hat.... So I decided that 2 or 3 weeks of waiting for people the OFC to get back...

Here's my problem   ( today's problem anyway ) Do I go propane or electric. I have stripped my truck clean. I get to start with a blank slate. I'm sure there are benefits to each. But the REAL deciding factor for ME  .......

I feel like I'm just holding my breath. Standing still. It's now been a full month since the engineer guy came over. Have not heard a word. Found out that a friend of a friend is an engineer.  He has said he can...

It's been amazing.  Warm temps in the middle of November.  Thank you El Ninio. But it finally came to an end the other day with a blast of snow and cold and 80 KMH winds. I don't HATE winter. But I...

The floor was more of the same. 1st layer was vinyl ( which was destroyed ) 2nd Layer was 3/4 inch plywood ( attached with galvanized roofing nails ) 3rd layer is some kind of metal.... rotting ....rusting 4th layer is the ACTUAL...
The weight of the grill, deep fryer, and 2 burner HAVE to be at least 500 pounds together. Hell, I can barely even lift the side of the grill. I had to use the engine crane to get it out. So all in...

Don't forget the twin 100 pound propane tanks. They were about 100 years old.  And STILL mostly full !! They were probably close to 200 pounds !!!   ok   maybe 150..... I would guess that with the 2 tanks, the nice 2...

In order to get all of the wood out of the truck, I also had to pull off ALL of the equipment that was installed OUTSIDE. There was a 30 gallon stainless steel water tank you can see hanging off the...

The pick up is starting to overflow wit all the wood and garbage that I am pulling out. It didn't seem so bad until I started putting it in the pick up. I am keeping all the metal aside so see...
Under the wood  ..... what else  ... wood. Seriously???  How much wood can you put in one small truck?? This shot was just the rear doors. I had already pulled off all of the framing that was on either side. ---  it all...

The back was probably worse than the front. More wood rot.  The roof was leaking there as well. Even some mold.  Yeah, it doesn't get much better. Click on the main shot to view more WONDERFUL pictures.

Getting back to ripping out of the interior. The hood came down pretty easy.  Mostly held on with rivets.  I hate rivets. Some of them were aluminum and easily drilled out. Some were good quality and a pain in the but to...

Got to have some fun and even pulled out the welder. There are some rust holes I found in the pockets that house the sliding doors. I made up a template with some softer aluminum to make sure it fits, then...

This is a stiched together shot from the back. I decided to take out the front walls as well. I had to, just to get at some of the studs. This will also allow me to move the front wall forward a...

Both sides of the truck had these electrical wires UNDER the wood panels. Sure they were capped. But I'm glad I found them. And yeah, they were live when I had the power on.  great What's the worst that can happen?? So I'm...

I knew there was a lot of wood, but wowzers!! There was a layer of stainless, or aluminum, then wood panel. Well on one side of the truck. On the other side was a layer of melamine ( think ) like a...

It rained pretty good overnight and there was no water in the truck !! So I may not know what I am doing, but it seems that I'm no JEEN  EE  US. Now I am motivated to see what else is...

Silicone the flange, silicone the roof, squeeze it all down, then put in the screws. Then smoosh it all around inside and out. Seal the screws- inside and out. And really get those slices inside and out. Let it dry and cross...

Like most things I do, I have no clue what I am doing until its done. Before this, I have never seen a vent up close let alone installed one. But why should that stop me?? I got lucky and picked one...

From below you can see on the lower right side of the square you can see the huge slice that just sort of veers off. Maybe Mr JEEN  EE  US was standing while he was cutting the hole, and fell...

Good shot of the roof. Complete with the upside bucket where the upblast fan is supposed to be.

Other that the extra 2 slices ( which I don't think you can see ) the hole is square and lines are straight. I actually never even saw the extra cuts at first until I was inside the truck and...

This is a good way to illustrate it. If this were from the roof view.... The box is the vent and the tube goes up into it. But the tube below the roof is attached to the ceiling panel. The tube does not...

Attached to THAT, was ANOTHER round collar. So the round collar system protruded through the roof. Only the collars were siliconed together. Nice job on the collars though,all rolled edges and stuff. THEN they were covered by this square vent. Which ( if you...
So it's Nov 2nd and it's decently warm out!!  YA!!! It must be 7 degrees C out there. That's about 44 F if you are in the USA. Or if you are in California, thats just west of " ARE YOU NUCKIN...

It looks so empty in here now. Gonna start pulling down panels to see how bad it is. Insulation from the roof was SOAKED.      

Thanks to Kijiji I was able to pick up this nice 19 cubic foot fridge for $70. WAY more capacity.  And the bonus of the freezer. PLUS it only pulls 200 watts while the compressor is going. And 3 watts in between compressor...
It came with this coke cooler. I really like it for the LOOK. But this sucker pulls 800 watts all day long. I let it run for a few hours, the compressor never seemed to shut down. Super cold, but ....    
You can just barely see the drain pipes at the bottom of the sink. Notice the direction they curve???  Yup that's how they were set up. They drain towards the back of the truck ( just under the hand wash sink...
All of the equipment has been stripped out. Thanks to my buddy Dave for his help. And thanks to my brother for letting me borrow his engine crane. Cause that's what I needed to get the griddle and fryer out. It's set up...
Oh yeah....  seeing as the hood has to come out, AND the fricken roof vent is leaking like a sieve... ( because some some JEEN EE US put in a RESIDENTIAL house vent ) I am peeling back panels, and what do I...

So the GUY takes one look around and says, trash this trash that trash those.   great. Well, not so bad.  I knew the floor had to go.  But now the hood has to go.  SORT of thought it might....

Well its October 21 2015.  The engineer was just here.  Well, honestly I can't tell you now if HE is the actual engineer, or he is the guy that works with the engineer. I'm pretty sure he is the design...

  Well that's it.  I started the checklist. Albeit a long winded one. Somebody had to do it. I am doing it as I go, and trying to include some explanations as I go. I added it to the menu at the top,...

This is just an update to what I just posted  .. WHY?   because I'm right and I just wanna brag! I of course have all my IFTTT recipes set up now.  Hell I just learned about these myself. Well this is...

  This kind of recaps of all the crap I went through this past week. I have spent what seems like the majority of the week on the phone with the Office of the Fire Commissioner, and the people who work...

  I just said, keep an eye out for trucks in other provinces. WHY? Because you never know when a weekend trip over a couple of provinces might save you 7 or 8 thousand dollars. Now this doesn't' really apply if you are...

  Did you know that you need  --  NEED -- to have the manuals for your equipment? Our city REQUIRES that you MUST have both the operating AND installation manuals to accompany the initial city applications. Plus you also need to have a copy...

  Again.... like..... duh..... You are going to need a truck. Do you do like me and buy one with fully outfitted but in need of help? Or do you get a a plain truck, clean slate, and start from the ground up? Well...

  Unless you are a licensed gas fitter, or electrician or something along those lines, you are going to need these guys at some point. If you don't know them, you are going to have to find them. You don't have to...
  You are going to need to buy stuff. Everything from the food you cook to the napkins, to the ketchup, pickles, peppers. It doesn't matter what food you are serving, you are going to need stuff to serve it on and...

  You can't do this for free, as nice as that would be. Assuming you are not giving 200 grand to the food truck builder guys, then you need to have some kind of budget, and some kind of plan for cost...

  Have an idea what you are getting yourself into. If at all possible...assuming you are planning this or thinking about doing this, AND you are here.....then you are doing SOME research. You should be reading blogs, watching you tube for truck...

So I have mentioned already that I am not one of those 22 year old trust fund babies that can just walk into your local food truck builders shop and hand over a hundred grand and say - build...

We had HORRIBLE weather. Rain most of the day.  Winds gusting over 100 kph. Inside of the truck is SOAKED.  I think it's leaking through an air vent on the roof. It's the only place left that could be leaking since I...

  The first thing you are going to need is a good pen. You are going to be doing a lot of writing. A notebook, to right in.  Don't do like I did and use scraps of paper.  You will lose stuff. You...

And of course in order to do this, EVERYTHING must be removed from the truck. ALL of the equipment, ALL the shelves and sinks   EVERYTHING. Because all of the grills and things that need the new gas lines are at...

So at this point I have had the truck almost 2 full months. It's probably been 6 weeks of trying to get the Gas Man to come and LOOK at the truck and tell me what I need. OMFG  he actually...

One of the most frustrating things is that there is no real rule book or guideline to doing this. One department doesn't talk to the other. Everyone has their own set of rules. So in the end I often end up working...

So the pickup unit is not so cheesy now. I used a nice piece of round aluminum Carved a little notch so it had a nice fit. Drilled some pilot holes. Drilled out the center and put in a 3/8 fitting. I even extended...
SO One of my biggest ....mmm....  ( faults? defects? disorders? issues? ) I am just one of those people who hates asking for help.  For the most part, I can pretty much figure out or learn how to do just about...
So as it turns out, it didn't burn much fuel. As I'm dropping the tank....  I LITERALLY drop the tank.  It was half full. Don't worry though, I caught it with the side of my head. I only broke the piece...
NOWHERE in the instructions does it say that the sending unit NEEDS to be grounded. The gauge has a positive, a negative, and a connection to the sending unit. I thought maybe it was grounded from there. ( if it needed...
Ok so I put it all together. Low and behold  -- (I don't know who the hell the guys are) the thing actually runs. Fuel pickup is working and I can even drive it.....  Must have done something right. At the gas...
This is what I managed to cobble together. It's not perfect.  It's pretty redneck.  But it will work. Here is a shot from underneath. Would have been way better to have a 45 degree bend, but this is all that I could...

I figured....no problem, this should be easy. I can make/adapt a filler neck to fit from something simple like exhaust end pieces. Or worse case, maybe a rad hose, or something like that. So I head down to the auto parts store...

The fuel filler hose ended up being it own freakish nightmare. It of course does not fit where the original did. Or in the same way. First off I had to cut it apart and eliminate some of it. But I need to...

I know it doesn't look like much. But its all set up and ready to be put in. All the plastic parts on the exterior had generous amounts of 2 part epoxy added to hold it all together.    
The main pic is of the finished set up. I had first thought that I could use the plastic parts ( shown back in the Up Periscope) as is and ad an aluminum tube for the pickup. That idea did not...

Because of WHERE everything sat, when the ring was tightened down, in sat unevenly. Mostly because the sending unit sat a little higher with the gasket and the metal plate. The solution was to drive a couple of those stainless screws...

Remember that when you are putting in the sending unit, that you want to place it so that it never catches or rubs on the sides. I found that when tightening down the lock ring, the cap that contains the...
So I played around a bit and got both the sending unit and the fuel pickup worked out to mount in this cap. Made sure I put in a few stainless steel screws just to hold it all in place...

So I needed SOMETHING to fit hole #2 ..... how many times have you said that to yourself? OK I didn't NEED it, but wanted it to help stabilize the top of the pickup I created. For some unknown reason I...

Well not exactly, but that's what it looks like. I put this piece back in and figured I would use it to make a fuel pickup. It's an old Ford 300 6 cyl, so it still uses a mechanical fuel pump. I...

SO it turns out that hole #1 is a perfect fit for the new ending unit. Well, let's just keep on going and see what happens.

A quick couple of whacks with the hammer and a drift and the innards are suddenly outards.

So what I ended up with is just busted up parts of the sending unit and fuel pump. Not like I could use them anyway.

So I got the tank, but I did not get the ring. Seems these fancy new plastic tanks need something to fill that big hole on the top. and a locking ring to keep everything in place. The guy I got the...

It figures... Just a week before I decided to drop the tank, my brother scrapped an 90's Ford pickup with ......wait for it  ...... a nice big plastic gas tank. It even had a new sending unit and pump, not that...
The sending unit looked great!! If it were breaded chicken. So much rust, it didn't even budge.  When I forced it, it just crumbled.

It looked OK on the outside.  But inside was buckets of rust. It sounded like it was full of gravel. I rinsed and rinsed, but yeah.... it was gonzo.
So I figured if I'm gonna be driving this big ass truck around most days next season.... I'm gonna be pretty busy with enough other stuff, that I don't want to be guessing how much gas is left.  I want...

The next thing I got to was the roof. Without the fan installed, there were some holes that needed some silicone, but I also decided to seal the entire roof with RV sealant. It's an elastomeric paint that also has reflective...

The first thing that had to go were those wheels and tires. It wasn't just the color, I'm sure that they must have pretty close to original equipment. 2 piece wheels ( split rims ) and bias ply tires. I have never...