K Riley Designs Turned a 1965 Divco into "The Coolest Ice Cream Truck on the Planet"
From concept to completion, K Riley Designs can get your mobile food truck on the road in style.
Serving the Spartanburg, Greenville and Upstate markets of South Carolina, our experience with metal fabrication and food trucks allows us to work with any size truck or floorplan and turn your mobile business into reality. We can create stainless interiors from floor to ceiling, including custom shelving, seating, storage, cooking and appliance installations. We are familiar with current DHEC regulations and can ensure that anything we do will be up to code and meet the highest standards for quality and workmanship. We also work with a few select licensed plumbing companies who can provide full plumbing installations for water tanks, water heaters, pumps, sinks, faucets and related plumbing items. Further, through our close relationship with Spartanburg's Elite Audio
and Elite Customs
, we can offer our clients turn-key solutions for every facet of your food truck build, including custom audio, video and lighting solutions, full electrical wiring and installations, batteries and inverters, generators, solar panels, custom wheels and accessories, as well as interior trim and upholstery outfitting. Elite Customs can also provide complete body work, restoration, repair and exterior paint solutions for your vehicle. Together, we provide a comprehensive solution and a one-stop-shop for a complete build-out of your food truck or mobile business.
1965 Divco Ice Cream Truck
For The Chillwagon, K Riley Designs took a 1965 Divco milk truck and turned it into "The Coolest Ice Cream Truck on the Planet" - complete with working chest freezer, refrigerator, hot water heater, 3 sinks, fresh and grey water tanks, custom seats, serving window, shelving, floor-to-ceiling stainless interior, and a storage rack for their toppings held in vintage milk bottles. For this project, our first step was cutting out the center section of the floor and dropping the center channel floor height more than six inches in order to provide adequate head room. From there, we chopped the wheel well height a few inches to help bring the floor height of the appliances down to a manageable level. We later installed insulation on the ceiling and walls to help keep things cool, then covered that with sturdy MDF board and a vintage looking quilted stainless steel. A custom serving counter and shelves were fabricated to specifications, as well as a dashboard and eletrical box that holds the batteries, inverter and other important bits. Other highlights include installation of a new fuel cell, LED lighting, custom front seats that swivel and a rear bench seat that pivots out and tucks under the serving counter out of the way when not in use.
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