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Tricky 08-17-2011 01:28 AM

Anyone use a Performer table to make a UDS cart?
 
I saw what looked like a Performer on Craigslist a couple of weeks ago for $30. I emailed immediately but someone had already beat me to it.

It got me thinking - the table seems like it would make a great UDS cart (assuming you didn't want the kettle). Has anyone used one of these tables to make into a UDS cart?

sbramm 08-17-2011 04:16 AM

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Does a platinum cart count? My platinum was hit by a section of railing during demo of my deck and I broke the side table. Figuring I would find a use for the cart and the kettle I kept it around. Recently I put together my latest drum using the cart with a rebuilt table. Only real mod to the cart was bolting in some angle iron for the drum to rest on and some U bolts to secure the drum to the cart. Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out.

geo 08-17-2011 06:21 AM

That looks nice. I always thought it would be cool to build a performer style table around the drum so only the weber lid was showing.

J_Don 08-17-2011 07:48 AM

There is another Brethren that made a Performer type cart for a WSM that looked really nice. I saved the post for future reference but I will have to look it up to repost. Your and his build look really nice and hopefully I can finish my build in the near future. Thank you both for the pron and ideas. :thumb:

colonel00 08-17-2011 07:59 AM

Yeah, a Performer cart would be great for a UDS. Unfortunately it is quite difficult to find just the cart. My problem is that I see Performers on CL but its hard to sacrifice the full setup if the kettle is still good. And, it's unlikely that you would see a Performer cart on CL without the kettle. Still a chance though.

Riverside BBQ 08-17-2011 08:15 AM

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Originally Posted by sbramm (Post 1753580)
Does a platinum cart count? My platinum was hit by a section of railing during demo of my deck and I broke the side table. Figuring I would find a use for the cart and the kettle I kept it around. Recently I put together my latest drum using the cart with a rebuilt table. Only real mod to the cart was bolting in some angle iron for the drum to rest on and some U bolts to secure the drum to the cart. Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out.

:clap2: Very nice :thumb:

Smoke & Beers 08-17-2011 09:33 AM

I built this cart using ideas I got from my Performer.
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...g?t=1269398315

I made a few adaptions and made it mobil...
http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...g?t=1278303152

http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/d...g?t=1278303139

Word of advice if you are wanting to build your own... make sure you build it wide enough that the drums fit in it. The first time I assembled it, I didn't account for the stiffner rings on the drums. I took the diameter measurement at the top of the drum and added an inch. When I went to put the drums on it, they wouldn't fit :doh:
So I had to tear it apart and add an inch to the center cross tubings so they would fit.

Pappy 08-17-2011 10:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sbramm (Post 1753580)
Does a platinum cart count? My platinum was hit by a section of railing during demo of my deck and I broke the side table. Figuring I would find a use for the cart and the kettle I kept it around. Recently I put together my latest drum using the cart with a rebuilt table. Only real mod to the cart was bolting in some angle iron for the drum to rest on and some U bolts to secure the drum to the cart. Overall I am very pleased with how it turned out.

The best of both worlds. The UDS Performer!

Tricky 08-17-2011 12:25 PM

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Originally Posted by colonel00 (Post 1753707)
My problem is that I see Performers on CL but its hard to sacrifice the full setup if the kettle is still good.

I had the same thought when I saw the grill on CL. I actually don't have a charcoal grill (just my drum and a Weber gasser) and as I thought about converting the old Performer I thought "why not keep the Performer and actually use it as it was intended?"

In the end I didn't have to face that dilemna, since someone scored the Performer out from under me. It had only been posted a few hours when I emailed and I was too late.


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