E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart In Stainless Steel

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Jerry Collins just finished his E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart in stainless steel. It’s a thing of beauty!

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the help and a great design.

Health Dept. inspection was smooth. Inspector was impressed that I had the critical points covered and I sailed right through.

Fortunately for me, my son-in-law is a sheet metal worker, so I was able go with stainless. I made sure I told the pump and water heater suppliers that I got their name from HotDogProfits.com.

Well, with the E-Z Built Hot Dog Cart plans and Carts of Cash book, you’ve done your part, it’s now time for me to go out and do mine. I would recommend you to any newbie starting out.

I’ve included some pics.

Jerry
Tasty Dogs

The E-Z Built is designed to be made with wood so that just about anybody can build a hot dog cart. No special skills are required.

But as you see here, the plans can be adapted to metal construction if you have those skills.

If you have stainless construction questions you’re better off asking Jerry. I don’t know very much about sheet metal.

Once again, great job Jerry!

-Steve

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{ 28 comments… read them below or add one }

Hot Dog Heroes

WOW!!!!! What an awesome job! I own a Willy’s Hummer and from a distance, it looks the same.

I would be interested to know how much the stainless steel was. Looks like the builder is a pretty skilled craftsman!

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Cindy

That is gorgeous! Steve did you every dream? You are such an inspiration to us all.

Jerry, best wishes to you!

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AJ/Triple Play Dogs

Hey jerry, you did a great job with the cart, this is the first stainless EZ built cart I’ve seen, but I’m sure you’ll inspire others to give it a try. I wish you much success with your new biz. quick question, I there some kind of tool to cut stainless, I need to make a small cut on my cart, was hoping I could do it myself.
Thanks
AJ

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Carol

Jerry thats a cool looking cart what state are you in and do you have any suggestions on where to get the stainless steel

Thank You

Carol

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Duggs Doggs

Best Easy Built Cart that I have seen!!! Great round sink!! Good Luck!!!

Duggs Doggs
“Good!! Good!!”
Michael

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Robert M.

Jerry,
That’s a very nice looking cart you have. Good luck and much success.

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Tony/ Hot Dogs U Relish

I must say Jerry great job, I wish you much success, love the location

Tony

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Vinny's Maddog LLC

Jerry!! killer hotdog cart. you are very fortunate to have a son-in-Law with awesome metalworking skills. who is willing to take his time and talent to help you out. I like what you’ve done with the labeling on all the workstations. very professional. my cart arrives today. I feel like a kid at Christmas I can’t wait to get started. I wish you the best of luck but judging from the support you have from your family and I don’t think you’ll need it.

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Teri

Go get ‘em Jerry!!! Nice work and the details look terrific. Much success doggin out there :) .

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Jerry

Thanks for the nice comments.

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Mary Jayne

Jerry- That’s a fabulous cart! Steve…your plans are soooo adaptable. You are an empowering inspiration!

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Okanagan Doggin

Nice job Jerry. I not only like your cart, but how organized and matching your whole set-up looks. It looks like your part of those big box stores . Good Job ! Wish all the success.

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Scott H.

Jerry… very very VERY nice. G-L to ya. Hows that location workin out for you? They just opened up a big Goodwill store near me.

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Chris Doll

Jerry,

I must say that this cart looks just great!

Although I really like the way Steve’s cart plans allows simplicity along with color, your cart takes nothing away from the original design but adds another dimension to what somebody can do.

My question I guess would be, Steve estimates you can build his cart for around $800.00 from wood along with select equipment. What was the cost to build your cart in stainless.

Just curious if you had a grasp on those figures and would not mind sharing this information.

Best of luck on your new venture

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Jeff w w

Jerry looks like your son -in law ,and you got your stuff together love the cart,only need to know where can i get stickers for HOT SURFACES,with out them melting on the surface you stick them to?Thanks Jeff,and have fun,and good luck.

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Nikos Kastrinsios

Jerry, shoot me an e-mail, I would appreciate the correspondence… Thanks.

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Jerry

To answer your questions. It cost roughly $600 additional for the cost of the stainless steel. Four 4×10 ft. sheets at $150 each. To look for a supplier, go to yellow pages and look under metals. If the 1st place you call doesn’t have it, they probably can tell you where to find it. As far as cutting it, if you don’t have professional equipment it will be pretty hard. If it’s a small job, you can use heavy duty hand snips about 12 inches long. the Stainless on my cart is 20 guage.
By the way, the head code inspector suggested I set up in front of city hall. City hall also handles the DMV. So I’m located about 35 ft. from the front door. I love it. Thanks for all the nice comments and have posted my e-mail add. in case of additional questions.

Jerry
Tasty Dogs

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Jerry
Peter

How long did it take to make and how much did it end up costing you when all was said and dun?
looks good would you build one for me? And how much would that cost. I need a cart and I need it soon who can help.
PS I’m in Nova Scotia Canada (the far east of Canada) e-mail me at lansinggroup@eastlink.ca

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Peter

How long did it take to make and how much did it end up costing you when all was said and dun?
looks good would you build one for me? And how much would that cost. I need a cart and I need it soon who can help.
PS I’m in Nova Scotia Canada (the far east of Canada) e-mail me at lansinggroup@eastlink.ca
Peter

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Esteban Guzman

That is a beautiful cart and I agree, with Steve’s plans you can do so much with such a simple plan, the only limitation is your imagination! Awesome job, I love it. Wish much success!

Esteban Guzman
Stevie’s Red Hot Wienies

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Lee

Outstanding craftsmanship. You can tell it took an above average skill level to put together such a thing of beauty. Is there a video of this cart being built?

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Bradley Jacobs

What a beautiful cart! Outstanding!

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Jokey D's American classic hot dog stand!

That is SWEET Jerry!! Just another inspiration for me to get open! I am about a week out so this story really boosted my confidence!
Thanks!

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David McDonald

Is this unit welded or riveted? How much money do you figure that you have tied up in this unit?

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Jerry

It is riveted with an industrial strength silicone to seal. With the extra things we did, I have about $1700 in cart.

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Jerry

nice cart!! I have been trying to set up in other counties and all is hassle. The county I need to get a permit in for my next show wants me to install a foot operated faucet before my permit will be approved plus the $250.00 fee and the $325 show fee for four days. Does everyone run into these things or just me?
Thanks

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big jeffs great dogs

beautiful cart ,am building mine out of sheets of the fiberglass type panels from home depot im hoping it turns out pretty best of luck to u all

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