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Our client's wild dream was to transform a battered 1949 Spartan trailer into a showstopping food truck for their new Boise hotel. When we laid eyes on this Spartan, it was a certified disaster - partially busted frame, critter-y interior, the works. But we don't run from a challenge. We stripped that girl down to her bones, mended the beat-up frame, and engineered a removable tongue for simple setup. From bangin' out dents and gouges to restoring those iconic curved windows and side sliders, we spared no effort in resurrecting her former glory. We jam-packed her with a slick aluminum interior, custom service window, swanky entry door, and all the fixin's a topnotch food truck needs to dazzle the crowds. When we gave her that final mirror polish, she was reborn - a head-turning vintage gem fitted for foodie royalty.

1948 Spartan Food Trailer

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What went into this vintage trailer restoration? 

About The Project

1948 Spartan Food Trailer

You're about to hear a tale of grit, determination, and an unwavering commitment to breathe new life into a relic from yesteryear. Brace yourselves, folks, because this ain't your typical restoration story.

It all started with a client's ambitious dream – to transform an old Spartan trailer into a food truck extraordinaire for their swanky new hotel in Boise. Now, we're no strangers to a challenge, but let me tell you, this particular Spartan had seen better days. It was a downright shambles, with a partially broken frame and clear signs of critter residency. But hey, we're professionals, and we don't back down from a good ol' fashioned fixer-upper.

With a deep breath and a whole lot of elbow grease, we gutted that sucker down to its bare bones. And let me tell you, it wasn't a pretty sight. But that's when the real magic happened. We lifted that shell off, repaired and repainted the frame, and even fabricated a removable tongue for easy maneuvering. This baby wasn't just going to sit pretty; it was going to be a workhorse, too.

From there, it was a whirlwind of bodywork, window restoration, and interior overhauls. We sourced authentic curved windows, installed sleek aluminum walls, and even crafted a fancy service window with a shelf. And let's not forget about those signature Spartan sliding side windows – we brought 'em back to life with tracks that were buttery smoother.

But we didn't stop there, oh no. We paid homage to the trailer's roots with a period-correct entry door, complete with that iconic round window. And on the street side, we engineered a removable panel for easy equipment access, because let's be real, a food truck ain't nothin' without its grub.

With a pair of roof-mounted air conditioners and a non-skid floor fit for a five-star kitchen, this Spartan was quickly becoming the crème de la crème of food trailers. And when we gave it that mirror-like polish, well, let's just say it was a sight to behold.

So, there you have it, folks – the tale of how we took a decrepit Spartan and transformed it into a culinary masterpiece on wheels. It wasn't easy, but hey, nothing worth having ever is. 

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