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Ever Seen a Hot Rod Ice Cream Truck?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Kerry67, Feb 3, 2009.

  1. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Times are getting tough and my job has cut hours so I was thinking of ways to make money on the side and I always thought about an Ice Cream Truck. I am sure I am not the only one to think of this but has anyone seen a bad ass Ice Cream Truck with an old Hot Rod Theme to it? Anyone ever had one ? Was it good money ? Hopefully this won't get removed.
  2. 31whitey
    Joined: Jan 2, 2007
    Posts: 2,214


    google "Ice cream man from hell"
  3. jrsautografx
    Joined: Dec 12, 2008
    Posts: 117


    Oh yeah, that is one bad a$$ machine, just picked up a copy of Monster Nation book this weekend with a story on him.
  4. One word: Divco

  5. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


  6. George
    Joined: Jan 1, 2005
    Posts: 7,369


    Are milk trucks & ice cream trucks the same thing?
  7. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,567


    There's a guy in Pennsylvania that has a hot roded ice cream truck, but he doesn't sell ice cream out of's just sort of an oddity that everybody gets a laugh out of.....
    If I can find a picture I'll post it.....

  8. booboo
    Joined: Apr 3, 2002
    Posts: 718

    1. oHIo

    wasnt there a icecream truck with hydros in a CHEECH&CHONG movie in the 70's or 80's
    i dont think the were seving icecream though.. if i remamber right it was a 47-54 chevy with the top cut off maybe someone can find a pic of that for you
  9. Gigantor
    Joined: Jul 12, 2006
    Posts: 3,825


    that was Nice Dreams ... not one of their better flicks, but a cool truck nonetheless. I think it's a neat idea, but I imagine you wouldn't make a whole lotta money ... now a mobile BEER truck might work if you could get the licensing and work events around you ... or maybe even a mobile COFFEE truck making top-notch espressos and capuccinos and stuff... park in busy metropolitan areas in the morning, noon and evening and you'd make a fortune. That high-test "sissy" coffee makes the world go round and people expect to pay 3-5 bucks for a coffee creation and the overhead on one of those drinks doesn't come near to approaching what they are sold for. The caffienated drinks combined with the hot rod would be a great marketing tool that went hand in hand. And of course, you could make them iced coffees in the hot months.
    Just a thought. But then again, I'm a coffee addict.

    "Jumped-Up Jalopy Java"

    Hell... I might do it if I lose my current gig ... I just spotted an old Divco truck yesterday.
  10. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Yeah......Nice Dreams.

    I am hoping to make a few bucks at this. It is Ice Cream weather year round here in Arizona and I figure with a cool Hot Rod theme, I might have some fun with it as well. Plus, maybe get into some car events, etc. I think it would be fairly cheap to get into but not sure about all the legal stuff involved. Gotta start looking into it. Like I said, I know I am not the only one to want to combine Hot Rods and the Ice Cream thing but it could be fun I think and maybe help out in a bad time.
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  13. carcrazyjohn
    Joined: Apr 16, 2008
    Posts: 4,844

    from trevose pa

    why waste your time and talent .not to shoot your idea down. i dont think it would be a good money maker. after building or buying the car you would start out in the negative ................... my 2 cents wait a minute only 1 cent times are tough . my apologies carcrazyjohn
  14. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    They used to have a "Swell Time" Ice cream truck out on the lakes in the 40's. I always thought that was pretty cool.
  15. Kripfink
    Joined: Sep 30, 2008
    Posts: 2,040

    Member Emeritus

    One of the coolest things I ever saw (no pun intended) was on Epay maybe 3 years ago. It was a bullet nose studebaker car with an ice box conversion on back for selling ice cream! It must have been designed with somewhere like California in mind as the 2 front seats were open with no top, and the ice box started from where the back seats would have been. I even went as far as contacting the seller for ice box dimensions to see whether or not I could have got in there in my wheelchair and used it as a Kripple wagon, but there wasnt enough head clearance and thinking about it, the open front seats are a bad idea in a country where it pisses down with rain all the time. Sure was a crazy thing though. :D
  16. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Because I would not go to the extreme that these guys did and sink thousands into the truck. I am talking a basic Ice Cream Truck and maybe some flames, scallops or something. I need to do something and options are limited. Nobody is hiring, my job cut my hours and I think I could get a decent truck by selling of some stuff I have, so no money out of my pocket so to speak.
  17. zman
    Joined: Apr 2, 2001
    Posts: 16,553

    from Garner, NC

    From VLV a few years ago...


  18. Hey Kerry ....heres a couple...ya gotta play Van Halens.ICE CREAM MAN

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  19. When I was a kid in the late 60's we had an ice cream guy that drove a little C-Cab delivery hot rod ice cream truck. He was the most popular ice cream truck that made the rounds.
  20. I used to have on of these back in the early 70's. Not converted for Ice Cream though, Stock right from the USPS. It had the Iron Duke 4 banger, Powerglide, and posi rearend. Now that I think about it the posi rearend might make a good poorman's "narrowed" rearend.

  21. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Of course !!! Stop me when I'm passin by !!!
  22. D.R.Smith
    Joined: Jan 12, 2009
    Posts: 294


    saw this in Lake George Ny

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  23. lostn51
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,667


    There is a guy here that has several ice cream trucks that are hot rodded the same and he does sell ice cream out of them. He also has the very ice cream vehicle that I bought ice cream off of back when I was very little. It was a little merry go round looking car that he sat in the middle of and drove/sold from that spot.

    The local news did a feature about the vehicles that he owned and had my hot rod in the mix with me getting a free ice cream off the merry go round car that I used to get when I was little.

    Here it is....

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  24. Kerry67
    Joined: Apr 11, 2005
    Posts: 2,606


    Hell, even if you could profit $100 a week after all is said and done, it should be a fun part time gig.
    Joined: May 13, 2002
    Posts: 3,257


    I saw him once when I was a kid.
    I'll never forget it.
  26. muttafokker
    Joined: Aug 21, 2007
    Posts: 86

    from new york

    check out jimmy the ice cream man from google ice cream man from hell.blown 54 ice cream truck.
    Joined: Apr 17, 2001
    Posts: 6,177


  28. oilslinger53
    Joined: Apr 17, 2007
    Posts: 2,500

    from covina CA

    Nice dreams ice cream truck:
  29. Mike51Merc
    Joined: Dec 5, 2008
    Posts: 3,855


    Here's one.

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