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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #25 on: April 13, 2012, 11:44:17 AM »
Not sure where you would put the oven, but it could certainly get their attention if you started shaking the ground.
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #26 on: April 13, 2012, 01:22:22 PM »
Ahhh, Doodlebugging, never again!

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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #27 on: April 13, 2012, 04:14:15 PM »
Ahhh, Doodlebugging, never again!

Tell me about it...
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2012, 10:17:10 AM »
http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/06/behind-the-scenes-in-the-epic-del-popolo-pizza-truck.html?ref=pop_slice

Craig I think you can add another name to your list of people who said they were going to buy your oven but didn't.

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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2012, 10:33:53 AM »
http://slice.seriouseats.com/archives/2012/06/behind-the-scenes-in-the-epic-del-popolo-pizza-truck.html?ref=pop_slice

Craig I think you can add another name to your list of people who said they were going to buy your oven but didn't.

I read the article, but I guess I missed that? Who?
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #31 on: June 15, 2012, 10:54:15 AM »
But have you driven a 50 ton vibrator?
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #32 on: June 15, 2012, 10:54:45 AM »
Well, you gotta admit, if he didn't go with a totally over the top build, we probably wouldn't be talking about it. nor would anyone else, for that matter.
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #33 on: June 15, 2012, 10:58:26 AM »
I read the article, but I guess I missed that? Who?

"In case you're not impressed with this tale of perseverance, let us add that the Stefano Ferrara oven that Darsky ultimately installed in his truck wasn't actually his first purchase. He initially bought an Acunto oven, only to discover that the oven didn't have all of the certifications required to ride on board his truck. In a neat little twist, that first oven got purchased by prominent Slice'r TXCraig1, while Darsky moved on to his current set-up."

It's the second to last paragraph under the "The Complications of Building a Pizza Truck" headline.


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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #34 on: June 15, 2012, 12:17:39 PM »
OK, I'm a little slow today I guess. Jon originally bought and imported the oven. Then I bought the oven from Jon like it says in the Slice article. Who is the other person he almost sold it to?
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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #35 on: June 15, 2012, 12:22:42 PM »
OK, I'm a little slow today I guess. Jon originally bought and imported the oven. Then I bought the oven from Jon like it says in the Slice article. Who is the other person he almost sold it to?
Oh, the way I read it was differently. I thought he was buying it from the original owner. I didn't realize he was the original owner.

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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #36 on: June 15, 2012, 12:32:33 PM »
Oh, the way I read it was differently. I thought he was buying it from the original owner. I didn't realize he was the original owner.

Yes, he was the original owner. Lucky for me, he brought it in through the Port of Houston. I really doubt I would have persued it if it wasn't here locally where I could go see it and move it myself. Ironically, after it cleared customs, he moved it to a warehouse where a friend of mine does business. They were a big help in letting me borrow some equipment. I'm not sure I could have moved it without their help. It would have been a lot more difficult and expensive anyway.

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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #37 on: June 15, 2012, 12:36:37 PM »
And as I recall it was pretty difficult even with your friend's assistance. 

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Re: The $180,000 Del Popolo Pizza Food Truck
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2012, 02:20:31 PM »
And as I recall it was pretty difficult even with your friend's assistance. 

Yes for sure. I'm talking about a different friend. And the equipment the warehouse let me use is a set of extensions that fit over the forks of the forklift to make them longer. The forks of a 5000lb lift barely go past the center of the oven. It would have been scary not to have the extensions - which I had never seen before or knew existed - or knew I needed...

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