K Riley Designs Built a Custom Shaved Ice Truck from a Vintage 1962 Chevy P-10
From concept to completion, K Riley Designs can get your mobile food truck on the road in style.
Our first food truck build - The Chillwagon
- was a 1965 Divco milk truck turned into "The Coolest Ice Cream Truck on the Planet" that took things to a whole new level in terms of design, build and custom food truck fabrication. The Chillwagon was a game-changer that showed the food truck industry that hard work combined with an innovative concept would result in an ice cream truck like nothing else on the road. Our reputation was earned and the word soon spread throughout the Southeast.
Since that first custom food truck rolled out of our shop, we've fabricated countless food trucks, concession trailers, and rolling works of art in South Carolina, North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia and beyond. Each project is as unique as our customers, who bring us their ideas and oftentimes a rolling rust bucket and not much else. We then turn those ideas and that pile of rust into something truly special, typically creating much more than the owner ever envisioned. That's our unwavering goal with every project we undertake, and we look forward to learning more about your next food truck project.
PROJECT APPALACHIAN ICE
1962 Chevy P-10 Frozen Ice Truck
For this customer, Appalachian Ice, based in Johnson City, Tennessee, we turned their aluminum bodied 1962 Chevy P-10 into a retro shaved ice food truck that had character and functionality all rolled into one. We started by procuring and installing the sliding glass serving window on the curb side of the truck. For this job, we installed the window recessed into the body of the truck, so that we could fashion a flip-up panel that could open and close as needed for service. This hinged panel swings on hydraulic struts and also has an overhead LED light that illuminates the service window at night. Inside the truck panels we installed insulation to keep things cool inside. We also installed diamond plate flooring and stainless steel wall panels inside so everything looks fantastic and meets DHEC requirements. All wiring was re-done and brought up to modern standards, with outlets and receptacles installed for powered appliances. Exterior lights were also updated with LED lights. Up top, the Chevy alread had a steel roof rack installed, but we needed to customize that in order to fit the low profile rooftop A/C unit that we also installed. You can see from the photos the end result looks like it was made that way from factory. The result was another custom food truck delivered on time and on budget, and another very satisfied customer.
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