Melbourne photographer Matt Irwin visits Grace the vintage ice cream truck in East Brunswick, Melbourne at  Triple R Luxury Car Hire.

Melbourne photographer Matt Irwin visits Grace the vintage ice cream truck in East Brunswick, Melbourne at Triple R Luxury Car Hire.

RESTORATION 7:  Auditioning for the next Star Wars! Grace does look like she's straight out of The Force Awakens set.  It's been a big couple of weeks of work on Grace. Here's what Micky (aka Mr Miyagi), Andrew the towering mechanic, Pete the welder & Gino  auto electrician have done.  Mechanical: - new radiator out of an old Ford (2.5x the size of the original) = no more overheating. - brake drums machined. - gear selector & hand brake (stripped the layers of paint & rust off the original…

RESTORATION 7: Auditioning for the next Star Wars! Grace does look like she's straight out of The Force Awakens set. It's been a big couple of weeks of work on Grace. Here's what Micky (aka Mr Miyagi), Andrew the towering mechanic, Pete the welder & Gino auto electrician have done. Mechanical: - new radiator out of an old Ford (2.5x the size of the original) = no more overheating. - brake drums machined. - gear selector & hand brake (stripped the layers of paint & rust off the original…

Love this shot taken by my friend the shooter @MattIrwinPhotography as part of his Photographer Files web series. LINK IN BIO to the full video. Thanks Matt. #RestoringGrace

Love this shot taken by my friend the shooter as part of his Photographer Files web series. LINK IN BIO to the full video.

GRACE RESTORATION 22:  Here's a glimpse of the new serving window.  We redesigned it to be half as big again as the original and with a fold out bench top which will have a timber top.  The close up finishes on the pits and notches I've been filling and sanding. The things you do for a great paint job... prep.  Please note the 0H&S approved milk crate, secured bamboo upright and cordoned off working area. Textbook.  #RestoringGrace  _

GRACE RESTORATION 22: Here's a glimpse of the new serving window. We redesigned it to be half as big again as the original and with a fold out bench top which will have a timber top. The close up finishes on the pits and notches I've been filling and sanding. The things you do for a great paint job... prep. Please note the 0H&S approved milk crate, secured bamboo upright and cordoned off working area. Textbook. #RestoringGrace _

RESTORATION 17:  The Arse End. All four back doors are on, spaced and fitted. Lots of putting them on, taking them off, tweaking them and refitting ... rinse & repeat. That's been a constant in this project. Grace is old, she's not square. Nothing fits without a bit of shoe horning... or a lot.  We have wires and insulation in the walls, a tow bar assembly designed... turns out we'll be towing cool room trailers & the like to festivals.  Fibreglass floor and rear window glass to happen…

RESTORATION 17: The Arse End. All four back doors are on, spaced and fitted. Lots of putting them on, taking them off, tweaking them and refitting ... rinse & repeat. That's been a constant in this project. Grace is old, she's not square. Nothing fits without a bit of shoe horning... or a lot. We have wires and insulation in the walls, a tow bar assembly designed... turns out we'll be towing cool room trailers & the like to festivals. Fibreglass floor and rear window glass to happen…

RESTORATION 11. No more bare naked lady.  Marked up the sheeting panels for the driver's side, serving side walls and the sheets for the serving window and rear doors.  More cutting and refining of the edge borders to be done (measure 83 times, cut once) and then the panels go off to the sheet metal workshop for folding mid week.  For those interested in the nuts and bolts: The walls are 1mm #zincanneal (keeping The Big Australian ... err Bluescope's order book ticking over). Coated so it…

RESTORATION 11. No more bare naked lady. Marked up the sheeting panels for the driver's side, serving side walls and the sheets for the serving window and rear doors. More cutting and refining of the edge borders to be done (measure 83 times, cut once) and then the panels go off to the sheet metal workshop for folding mid week. For those interested in the nuts and bolts: The walls are 1mm #zincanneal (keeping The Big Australian ... err Bluescope's order book ticking over). Coated so it…

RESTORATION 17:  The Arse End. All four back doors are on, spaced and fitted. Lots of putting them on, taking them off, tweaking them and refitting ... rinse & repeat. That's been a constant in this project. Grace is old, she's not square. Nothing fits without a bit of shoe horning... or a lot.  We have wires and insulation in the walls, a tow bar assembly designed... turns out we'll be towing cool room trailers & the like to festivals.  Fibreglass floor and rear window glass to happen…

RESTORATION 17: The Arse End. All four back doors are on, spaced and fitted. Lots of putting them on, taking them off, tweaking them and refitting ... rinse & repeat. That's been a constant in this project. Grace is old, she's not square. Nothing fits without a bit of shoe horning... or a lot. We have wires and insulation in the walls, a tow bar assembly designed... turns out we'll be towing cool room trailers & the like to festivals. Fibreglass floor and rear window glass to happen…

RESTORATION 11. No more bare naked lady.  Marked up the sheeting panels for the driver's side, serving side walls and the sheets for the serving window and rear doors.  More cutting and refining of the edge borders to be done (measure 83 times, cut once) and then the panels go off to the sheet metal workshop for folding mid week.  For those interested in the nuts and bolts: The walls are 1mm #zincanneal (keeping The Big Australian ... err Bluescope's order book ticking over). Coated so it…

RESTORATION 11. No more bare naked lady. Marked up the sheeting panels for the driver's side, serving side walls and the sheets for the serving window and rear doors. More cutting and refining of the edge borders to be done (measure 83 times, cut once) and then the panels go off to the sheet metal workshop for folding mid week. For those interested in the nuts and bolts: The walls are 1mm #zincanneal (keeping The Big Australian ... err Bluescope's order book ticking over). Coated so it…

BEFORE... Today we started pulling Grace apart. Like a fitspo model in the making these are the poorly lit, saggy arsed, wrinkled before pics.  I'll be posting a behind-the-scenes pic each day of the ⚒ grunt work going into her transformation. ~ Scott  #RestoringGrace

Today we started pulling Grace apart. Like a fitspo model in the making these are the poorly lit, saggy arsed, wrinkled before pics. I'll be posting a behind-the-scenes pic each day of the ⚒ grunt work going into her transformation.

#RestoringGrace the🍦truck crowdfunding her launch in Nov. for weddings, soirées 📷 shoots MELBOURNE, Aus Scott@ShortBatch.co

#RestoringGrace the🍦truck crowdfunding her launch in Nov. for weddings, soirées 📷 shoots MELBOURNE, Aus Scott@ShortBatch.co

#RestoringGrace thetruck crowdfunding her launch in Nov. for weddings, soirées  shoots MELBOURNE, Aus Scott@ShortBatch.co

#RestoringGrace thetruck crowdfunding her launch in Nov. for weddings, soirées shoots MELBOURNE, Aus Scott@ShortBatch.co

Pitching a book publisher... in an ice cream truck. Stay with the video til 4.40... there's a second stanza after the meetings.

Pitching a book publisher. in an ice cream truck. Stay with the video til there's a second stanza after the meetings.

The 8 week restoration project, turned 8 month rebuild.

State of Grace … Rebuilding the Finest Ice Cream Truck in the World

#RestoringGrace thetruck Launching late June for weddings, soirées  shoots MELBOURNE, Aus more >> Snap: scottkilmartin Scott@ShortBatch.co

#RestoringGrace thetruck Launching late June for weddings, soirées shoots MELBOURNE, Aus more >> Snap: scottkilmartin Scott@ShortBatch.co

Back on the tools working on Grace the @vintageicecreamtruck.  Drilling water drainage holes in the rear doors.  #RestoringGrace  _

“RESTORATION More Wax on Wax off. Big weekend of filing, drilling & sanding. Filing down rivet heads [hundreds of the little mushrooms], drilling…”

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