Grace the vintage ice cream truck

 

The carts welcome their cousin Grace to the family…. we almost.

She’s a 1967 Morris LD5 van. She started life as a delivery van in Adelaide for Myer.
In various incarnations over the years she was last working on the Gold Coast serving up shaved ice.

My plan is to restore her into a classical retro ice cream truck
The restoration has been happening in East Brunswick since October with some the very sharp guys from TripleR Luxury Cars, our goal is to launch her onto the streets of Melbourne on in early April 2016.

Follow her progress on instagram.

 

 

We road tripped her – Chef Movie style – down from Queensland.

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Grace the vintage Ice cream truck as bought her on the Gold Coast in Queensland in March 2015. Looking good from a distance… a little worn and shabby up close.

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Stickered up for the trip.

 

ice cream truck at the big prawn ballina

The Big Prawn… couldn’t drive past without the great east coast road trip snap.

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Grace at Bondi.

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Sydney meet up at Messina.

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On the side of the road… we ran out of petrol THREE times on the way down (we’re blaming a petrol tank more suited to a lawn mower!).

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On the plains in Northern NSW.

 

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Views.

 


Driving on the highway at 75kms makes for a long trip.

 

ice cream truck st kilda beach

Made it to Melbourne. Sunning herself at St Kilda beach.

 

Ice cream truck at Welcome to Thornbury

Filming the crowdfunding video at Welcome to Thornbury with Mick Russell.
Crowd funding on Pozible in early Jan 2016.

 

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The intended body makeover turned into open heart surgery.

Scott & Micky work on the lowered floor Mr Miyagi, team Grace & I (ok mostly them) have cut out rust, re-welded the floor, lowering it on the serving side and extended the serving window.

Follow Grace’s restoration progress on instagram, twitter or facebook.

I’m also putting up daily updates on my personal snapchat:  scottkilmartin

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Launching in Melbourne in early April.

 

~ Scott
Aspiring truck driver