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Smoking Westy 06-28-2013 02:57 PM

Mods to my home build smoker - pr0n
 
A buddy and I both had yesterday off from work so we decided to build a mobile cart for my t-shaped smoker. I wanted something that would a) made the smoker easy to move around the yard and b) be able to slide in a 2" receiver hitch.

Here is what we came up with (bear with me on the cellphone pictures, I'll get some better ones tonight).

1st up - a shot of my T-smoker on the left and my buddies UDS build on the right (probably more to come on that in the near future)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...psd2741398.jpg


Framework welded up, hole drilled in the 2" receiver for the hitch pin

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps535204d9.jpg


Test fitting the frame to the axle

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...psec9b4b55.jpg


Frame and axle mated together, painted and burning on the smoker. Note the peg leg - it's a grade 8 bolt currently that is threaded into a nut we welded on. Should provide a little adjustability in uneven ground. I figured if I need more adjustability I'll pick up a different bolt with longer threads. This one came off my buddies Jeep suspension after he put a lift on, guessing it'll be strong enough for this application. :becky:

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps6440e666.jpg


View from the front (prior to touching up the paint)

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps58c757f5.jpg


Last night after I got home I touched up the paint, tonight I'll get some additional pictures of the rig plus some pictures in "tailgate" mode hanging off the back of my Jeep. I'm really happy with the way it turned out, going to fire it up this weekend and cook something, not sure what yet.

There will be two final mods, one is a bottle opener and the second will be a removal American Flag to fly off her whenever I'm cooking with it. :clap2:

DownHomeQue 06-28-2013 03:33 PM

Looks Great! :eusa_clap

Hardluck 06-28-2013 05:04 PM

where you find your latches? smoker mod looks great!

kylefisk 06-28-2013 06:09 PM

I like the smoker design. Nice job

JoeMal 06-28-2013 08:44 PM

Love the bottle cap remover...great addition. T design ain't so bad either. Enjoy it and let us know how she cooks

RLTXBBQ 06-28-2013 10:33 PM

Very nice

Smoking Westy 06-29-2013 11:02 AM

Hardluck - I picked up the latches, hinges, spring handle and thermometer at www.kck.com. He's got a good supply of BBQ pieces and parts.

Oh and she cooks...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...pse97b3c8f.jpg


http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...g/null-2-3.jpg


http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...g/null-7-1.jpg



Thin blue...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...g/null-4-2.jpg


Got rained out last night so better pictures of the finished project coming later today. Thinking about getting a chunk of salmon to toss on there for supper tonight.

seattlepitboss 06-29-2013 11:04 AM

UTS! (ugly T smoker!)

seattlepitboss

Smoking Westy 06-29-2013 10:58 PM

Some pictures from tonight's cook...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps26b476e7.jpg


http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps9043af4a.jpg


http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...psc1507a29.jpg


The goods...2 1/4 pound chunk of sockeye salmon over cherry...

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...ps24cefb1e.jpg


Salmon ready, couple chops for the wife

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...psf96b27db.jpg


Never made it to the house, toolbox for a table was good enough

http://i155.photobucket.com/albums/s...pse4ba0dc2.jpg

Packmanjim 06-29-2013 11:43 PM

Love the look of that salmon.


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