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LuckyDawg
12-29-2008, 09:51 PM
I decided I wanted a real deal smoker about a month ago. I joined The Brethren and started researching the posts to try and decide what kind of smoker I wanted. I decided on a NB Bandera... an older one... the older the better. Something I could restore. I get more enjoyment out of things If I've had a hand in bringing them back to life.

Yesterday I finally found her on CL! Drove 60 miles to find her buried up to the bottom tray in the original owner's yard. She's got quite a bit of rust, but still sound, and all original. I could only find two nuts missing off of the wooden shelf. The rest is all accounted for.

50 Bucks later, she's at her new home and getting a makeover complete with mods!

Thanks to everyone for being here, and all the time and effort that has obviously been put into this forum and it's posts.

WOOHOO, I HAVE ARRIVED!!!
Tom

NB Bandera
ECB

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
12-29-2008, 09:54 PM
Dang nice entrance. :biggrin: Now get that camera out and show us your progress. Glad you decided to join in the fun.

BBQ Bandit
12-29-2008, 10:10 PM
Congrats finding a beauty! Get to work on her and bring on the pron. Now the fun begins...

Westexbbq
12-29-2008, 10:13 PM
Welcome to the camp,
Tom.
Enjoy.
(nice going on the Bandera score..)

Bacon
12-30-2008, 02:17 AM
Welcome to the site.

Ashmont
12-30-2008, 02:32 AM
Welcome you will like it here!

J-mac
12-30-2008, 08:38 AM
Welcome, Tom. Nice find.

cheez59
12-30-2008, 08:39 AM
Wow, fifty bucks is quite the deal. Welcome to the Brethren. Looking forward to seeing some good stuff from the new to you smoker.

keend
12-30-2008, 09:01 AM
Welcome!

What a great way to start. That is a great somker to learn fire management on. It will put out a lot of fine Q.

Were the hinges rusted shut. PM me is you need a place to get replacements.

Divemaster
12-30-2008, 09:12 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember there is no 12 step program for us... (It sounds like your to far gone any way!)

BBQ Grail
12-30-2008, 09:22 AM
Welcome my new friend. Glad you found us.

Pictures...before & after...please.

timzcardz
12-30-2008, 09:34 AM
Welcome to The Brethren, Tom. Grab a cold one, have a seat, and stay a while.

Harbormaster
12-30-2008, 10:22 AM
Glad to have ya tom, and nice score.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

Midnight Smoke
12-30-2008, 10:40 AM
Hello and Welcome!

frognot
12-30-2008, 10:45 AM
Welcome aboard Tom!

Bigdog
12-30-2008, 10:48 AM
Welcome LD. Always great to meet another NB Bandera owner, and a Dawg to boot. :icon_cool

garyk1398
12-30-2008, 10:53 AM
Welcome Tom1 Show us the before, during and after!

Bbq Bubba
12-30-2008, 10:57 AM
Welcome to the jungle! :cool:

JohnMcD348
12-30-2008, 11:31 AM
Howdy

Big George's BBQ
12-30-2008, 12:38 PM
Welcome This is a great place

Arlin_MacRae
12-30-2008, 02:15 PM
Welcome aboard, Tom! It sounds like you've found the right place for sure!

Arlin

WannaBeBBQueen
12-30-2008, 02:22 PM
welcome and please post often:biggrin: with pictures please...lol

Mad Max
12-30-2008, 02:34 PM
Welcome Tom, good luck with restoration!

Pig Headed
12-30-2008, 04:41 PM
Welcome to the forum Tom.

BBQ_MAFIA
12-30-2008, 06:05 PM
Welcome

Desert Dweller
12-30-2008, 09:21 PM
Dang nice entrance. :biggrin: Now get that camera out and show us your progress. Glad you decided to join in the fun.

What he said!

slat
12-30-2008, 11:18 PM
Welcome Brother Tom.

Qcrue2U
12-31-2008, 02:46 AM
WELCOME - LuckyDawg!!!

PaPaQ
12-31-2008, 10:00 AM
Welcome to the forum!

bbqbull
12-31-2008, 02:49 PM
Welcome to the forum Tom!

Phesant
12-31-2008, 03:12 PM
Howdy and welcome to the forum Tom

moocow
12-31-2008, 03:56 PM
wilcome

Brauma
12-31-2008, 08:19 PM
Welcome aboard, Tom!

txschutte
12-31-2008, 10:12 PM
Welcome!