One of my favorite things about living in the Mile High City is all the food trucks roaming the neighborhoods here. I’m a regular at such fine mobile eating establishments as Tacos el Huequito, Mikes2Kitchen, and Yuan Wonton, and I’m pleased that South Denver’s metal-centric Brutal Poodle bar
This truck started out as a member of the extended UMC Aeromate
What I do know is that it’s based on an early-1990s Chrysler minivan chassis, complete with 3.3-liter V6 engine and the instrument cluster out of a 1992 Plymouth Voyager
150 horses (and 180 pound-feet) isn’t much for a big truck packed with a complete kitchen, and the strain on a Torqueflite automatic transmission designed for a 3,400-pound minivan must have been severe. I think the drivetrain on this 29-year-old truck just couldn’t hold up under the demands of a hard-working crew of sandwich entrepreneurs in the extreme weather and traffic conditions of High Plains Colorado.
The county licensing sticker expired in late 2019, so it took a couple of years for this UMC to reach this place.
The headlights and marker lights clearly came from a late-first-generation Dodge Caravan/Plymouth Voyager (the second-generation Chrysler minivans, which debuted in the 1991 model year, got different noses). The grille looks like typical RV equipment.