After a few weeks of research, we decided to build our own truck vs. purchasing a used one or renting some old roach coach. The primary reason: our menu. We need to pump out a lot of fries while keeping the oil fresh and clean. That means more fryers and a custom kitchen.
We found a truck builder who primarily specializes in awesome fair trailers. We almost considered going for one, but despite my fascination with trailers I'm not about to haul one through crowded Los Angeles streets! The builder could build a mobile kitchen to our specifications, we just had to find a stepvan.
In came Sean with his Craigslist posting. He had been running the truck on home-brewed biodiesel (and was using its capacious storage for biodiesel-making equipment since his wife threatened to leave him if he kept the stuff in his garage). My dad found Sean's biodiesel operation intriguing, but we planned to convert the Frysmith's diesel engine to run straight fry oil instead (more on that later).
Posted by Brook