Matt and Steve along with my dad Jerry signed up for a auto body class at RG Drage Career Technical Center. After talking with the teacher, Mr. Sabella, we found out that he worked for Schwabel’s redesigning their trucks. Mr. Sabella has been wonderful in allowing us to keep the truck on-site, having students work on it during the week, and finding the best deal on paint.
The first step was installing a serving window.
My brother Cody also volunteered to build us a new bumper and do the painting on paint day.
Then on to sanding, sanding, sanding, and more sanding.
Matt did some research and figured out a way to build doors for the back of the truck rather than using the pull-up garage-type door. Steve and Matt got busy building and installing the doors.
This is Drayton a student in the autobody program. He has been working on the truck since we brought it to the school. We will make sure you get a free gelato panini or two for all the hard work.
Meanwhile, Sara and I took meals to the class every Thursday. We certainly didn’t want anyone to go hungry.
Sara and I even learned a thing or two when stopping by. This is us taping things up as part of the prep work for painting. The picture below shows the trucks AC unit. Yes you are probably as surprised as I was or thinking I don't see it. Its a tiny little vent that is pushed open from the inside. I hope we can get used to that.
The truck is almost ready to paint. Stay tuned for the next installment of fixer upper food truck edition.