My crew is starting a build on a gorgeous 1994 Citroen next week. Here’s the list of building-related costs that I put together for my investor. Could you please take a look and let me know if you think I missed anything? We’ve built plenty of restaurant kitchens, but we’re new to the truck world. Thanks!
Serving window hole plus gas shocks
Exhaust hole in ceiling
Exterior branding design
Frames for menu, 2x A1
Menu design and printing
Stainless serving counter
Food Prep Equipment
Fryer lid and clamps
Stainless tables and counters
Refrigerated garnish table
Stainless shelves and cabinets
Miscellaneous cooking equipment
Exhaust and Safety
Stainless wall panels
Rubber floor mats
Stainless 3-compartment sink
Tankless electric water heater
132L fresh water tank
160L gray water tank
Gas to start
100 amp breaker
6 outlets, 2 junction boxes
Ceiling lights, fluorescent, switches
Outside lights, halogen, switches
2 propane tanks
Propane tank tie-downs
Gas lines+installation and adapters
Propane to start
Electric Tankless will pull too much power. Go propane on the tankless, the are inexpensive and work fantastic.
Here in the states the tank-less water heaters need 30 amps verses the 2 gallon reserve ones at 12 amps,also your halogen exterior lights will require lots of amps.
The rest that you list can run on a 50 amp generator,keeping in mind daily operating costs. It is not hard to do the build out the trick is efficiently down the road.
Adding to materials list.
NSF sealers and caulking.
Cable to hook up the generator for the 12 volt start.
The electrical wiring for everything.
Weatherproof box for through the hood wiring for the exhaust fan.
Propane regulators , 1 main for the tanks to drop down to 14 psi then one for each piece of equipment to 1/2 psi with correct hoses.
Steel for fabrication for like the water tanks and propane tank holders.
Is the window opening going to be screened?
There is a lot more and no disrespect intended but you did say that you are presenting the list to an investor,you have listed the visuals and not the meat and potatoes part which could easily add another $3000 USD to the materials list.Excluding labor.
Keeping in mind that everything is custom so you have to make it fit which is time and materials
Silly question, but are you adding in estimated labor cost for all the build out to show your investor as well? Often overlooked, but can seriously sink a ship.
Thanks, guys. I’ll post photos as we start building.
Looks good, you might want to include an RV A.C. unit and depending on your placement of sinks, splash guards between the sinks and food prep/cooking areas. Propane shut off valves at numerous locations are also very beneficial but I'm sure you've thought of those as well! Awnings over the customer area are big plusses for inclement and sunny weather. Power inverters are great inclusions as well so you don't have to run the generator on your way to the set up site. Happy building, buddy!
HUGE agree on tankless propane water heater, best choice, small wall mount footprint, easy pex fitting and exhuast z pipe.
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