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Aloha from Hawaii...

Discussion in 'New to the H.A.M.B.? Introduce yourself here!' started by Puna Paul, Mar 5, 2012.

  1. Puna Paul
    Joined: Mar 4, 2012
    Posts: 10

    Puna Paul
    from Hawaii

    Hi all,
    Glad I finally registered! I live in Hawaii and am now working on an old Grumman Olsonette that will be used as a small food truck. It has sat for 10 years before I bought it and it needs a good going through mechanically. The aluminum body seems to have kept the frame in great shape though. It's a C10 chassis with a straight 6 and TH350. We'll be lowering it, adding discs, etc.
    I see a couple other examples on this board that are farther along and I look forward to getting advice and sharing some ideas on these little trucks.


  2. Welcome Paul. From NorCal ... pics are nice
  3. tommyd
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
    Posts: 11,395

    from South Indy

    Welcome from Indy.
  4. lincolnhead
    Joined: May 29, 2010
    Posts: 305

    from Marysville

    welcome from WA!
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  5. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


  6. E HANSEN13
    Joined: Aug 2, 2009
    Posts: 503

    E HANSEN13

    How'z it and welcome from the mainland [ so cal ]...
  7. OahuEli
    Joined: Dec 27, 2008
    Posts: 5,037

    from Hawaii

    And another welcome from Hawaii! What kine small food will you be carrying in your truck? :D
  8. Special Ed
    Joined: Nov 1, 2007
    Posts: 5,920

    Special Ed

    Food truck? Onolicious! I like one lau lau plate lunch, please. Two scoops rice, one scoop macaroni salad. To go, eh.... :)
  9. CANS01
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 80

    from Illinois

    Welcome from Illinois... let me guess the weather is sunny and 70 or partly cloudy and 70....
  10. Lucky444
    Joined: May 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,151


    Whoa brudda, now you talkin'! :D
  11. robleticia
    Joined: Oct 15, 2007
    Posts: 2,499


    Welcome from Texas!
  12. 60 ford
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 1,806

    60 ford

  13. Puna Paul
    Joined: Mar 4, 2012
    Posts: 10

    Puna Paul
    from Hawaii

    Mahalo for the warm welcome! Let's try to insert an image...

  14. crapshoot
    Joined: Apr 25, 2005
    Posts: 690



    nice ride ya got there.
  15. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,131


    aloha back at ya
  16. Boones
    Joined: Mar 4, 2001
    Posts: 9,560

    from Kent, Wa

    Weclome to the board.
  17. 18n57
    Joined: Jun 29, 2007
    Posts: 575


    Broke da mouth, eh.........terrrrific. Welcome
  18. Aloha Paul from Puna . I live in Puna also in Hawaiian acres .I have A 50 dodge gasser and 65 dodge dart .If you see me around say hi .
  19. 50merc808
    Joined: Feb 23, 2008
    Posts: 199


    That kicks a$$!
  20. KustomCars
    Joined: Jul 31, 2011
    Posts: 3,457

    from Minnesota

  21. Aloha from the Garden Island (Kauai).

    How was the rain on your end of the Hawaiian chain?

    As for us, twas crazy. landslides, floods, collapsed roads, rivers in people homes.

    Hahaa :)
  22. JAWS
    Joined: Jul 22, 2005
    Posts: 1,849


    Aloha from the Valley Isle.

    No brown watta hea...yet
  23. Puna Paul
    Joined: Mar 4, 2012
    Posts: 10

    Puna Paul
    from Hawaii

    Rain was fairly normal here, though it seems to have been one of the wetter years. A lot of times when you're getting hammered up there, it's nicer than usual down here. Must be something to do with the trade winds(?)

    Not too much flooding goes on here either, the Big Island is still pretty "porous"...LOL
  24. Willy_P
    Joined: Mar 19, 2011
    Posts: 762


    Welcome from Kansas.
  25. Da Hawaiian 54
    Joined: Apr 24, 2012
    Posts: 2

    Da Hawaiian 54
    from Waimanalo

    Eh Paul,

    I am new here to the site. My brother that is exactly the stepvan model I am looking for. I would appreciate the story and any information you have on this stepvan. Noticed there is also another food wagon with the same stepvan in Maui maybe you might know or could probably provide some insight on set up on your stepvan. Would really appreciate any story, information or additional pictures on your new purchase. Take care stay safe and looking forward to your progress..... Aloha
  26. 1941Ford_Luke
    Joined: Apr 9, 2012
    Posts: 111


    Welcome from Germany
  27. mikeallcars
    Joined: Feb 16, 2012
    Posts: 1,317


    welcome from Tennessee
  28. Puna Paul
    Joined: Mar 4, 2012
    Posts: 10

    Puna Paul
    from Hawaii

    Thanks again for the welcome everyone!
    Hawaiian 54 - I'll post some pics in the stepvan group when I have a few more and am further along on the project. I saw the truck on Maui, I think that one is a Ford chassis if I remember right. I am wondering if they were milk trucks way back when. There are a few other Olsonettes on the forum too...

    Mine is a Chevy P10 chassis; same as the C10 1/2 ton pickup, but the P10 wheelbase is only 102". My truck also has the C10 coil/trailing arm suspension instead of leafs. This truck is sort of a poi dog, it has a 250 engine (not original one) and a TH350 and 12 bolt rear end. Gauge clusters were from a '54 Chevy pickup (rotted out and unusable now), and the column I haven't dated yet.

    To make it even more of a poi dog I just dragged home an '87 Suburban in really good shape and will be moving the front discs/suspension/power steering/power brakes/rear axle over to the Olsonette. Also, the bumpers turn out to be an exact fit as well. The Suburban has a SBC and a 700r (I think) but I will be sticking with the straight six and TH350 if possible.
  29. moomba1
    Joined: Jul 8, 2011
    Posts: 8

    from NJ

    Was wondering if you had pics of your build? Just started mine back up after hibernating for a few years lol! Want to add the same- PS, PB and disk as well. Did the swap go smoothly?

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