Meet your new favourite food truck!

You cannot deny that this new truck of ours is a real stunner! As many of you will have seen, just before Christmas we acquired this beautiful Bedford cab with an awesome Oakley wooden box on the back to convert into the Seven Mile Food Truck. There has been a lot of whooping, high-fiving and general dancing around with excitement since she joined the family and this past weekend saw the work begin…

Yep, so the work…erm, this isn’t going to be as easy as we’d hoped! She is in great nick overall but as you can tell by the photos, Dad has his work cut out with the rusty paintwork and we have already had to remove some of the wooden panelling due to rot. Hmm, we are off to a good start! The great thing about converting a Horsebox like this into a food truck is that it will be completely unique. The not so great thing about it is that no-one has done it before so we have no guidance to follow!

Luckily, our good friend Steve Doble has ever so kindly offered to host us in a barn over the next few weeks while we try to get the external work done. This is a godsend in these temperatures and we will be Steve’s biggest fans forever more.

As always, this will be a true Seven Mile family production – Dad on mechanics, Jake on kitchen, Rocky is the muscles, Mom provides thermal gloves and me, well I’m not sure what I’m contributing yet but I’m sure they will find me something to do soon enough!

We thought you would enjoy some photos of the process. Oh, and watch our Facebook page as we are going to launch a competition to name the truck!

 Good hammering Rocky!

Good hammering Rocky!

 The interior at the beginning...

The interior at the beginning...

Seven Mile food truck - renovation - cab
 Jake could never have done this without Rocky's help...

Jake could never have done this without Rocky's help...

 By the time the grill is placed back here it will be blindingly shiny chrome

By the time the grill is placed back here it will be blindingly shiny chrome

 A cookery company is never far from a good meal - on this occasion, leftover Christmas turkey curry heated up on a camp stove in a makeshift kitchen made out of the truck's original stable partitioning - genius!

A cookery company is never far from a good meal - on this occasion, leftover Christmas turkey curry heated up on a camp stove in a makeshift kitchen made out of the truck's original stable partitioning - genius!