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lionhrt 04-30-2014 12:11 AM

Redneck build from CL
I have a buddy that jokingly calls me a redneck because I live upriver in the country, he had gotten a free air compressor off of Craigslist thinking he could get it running. I came over and he was giving up on it and said the motor was shot and I jokingly said we should make a smoker out of it. He asked what all was needed and I was going over what would be needed and when I left I had forgotten about our conversation. To my surprise I came over to visit and he had picked up a second small compressor and an old BBQ off of craigslist also free and had stripped all the hardware off the old bbq grill and started a build. He said he was building me a free redneck smoker. Here is the start of it.

I was sort of shocked and laughing at the same time. He said he even make a deal from stuff he was selling on craigslist he got a guy to throw in a small trailer in one of the deals and was going to mount it on that. I was sort of taken back by that. He said I had to cook up some of my beans and some killer bbq for the smoker. The next time I had days off I went over to see If I could help with anything and this is what I found.

I was totally shocked when I saw this, Mind you at this point not one dime has been spent on this it was free stuff off craigslist, stuff he had laying around and trades. At this point I told him since he was building it for me I would pay for the metal to go around the doors and the new tires and trailer jack as he was having a hard time finding them for nothing. I think it is great a basically free smoker but even better having such good friends who really appreciate your BBQ. of course this might be a hint from him as I used to have 2 or 3 BBQ`s a month and invite him and his family but with work and health I only had 2 or 3 in about a year and a half.

smokin30-06 04-30-2014 12:36 AM

That's awesome. What a great thing to do with free stuff!

Interesting take on suspension too ;)

Branded BBQ 04-30-2014 01:52 AM

Awesome!! Cook that man some BBQ!!!

sliding_billy 04-30-2014 02:18 AM

That is too cool.

charrederhead 04-30-2014 05:31 AM

Nice, but I'd be worried about the firebox- it's a Crapsman. :wink:

deguerre 04-30-2014 05:50 AM

Needs headers. Just sayin'...


finzlft 04-30-2014 05:58 AM

Whoa! That's awesome!

peeps 04-30-2014 06:17 AM

Very cool!!!

Ryan921 04-30-2014 07:03 AM

LOVE IT! its like a smoker rat-rod:cool:. Keep us updated!

ModelMaker 04-30-2014 07:58 AM

The flat little tire is a nice touch...

lionhrt 04-30-2014 08:13 AM


Originally Posted by Ryan921 (Post 2902697)
LOVE IT! its like a smoker rat-rod:cool:. Keep us updated!

Its funny you said Rat-rod my budding is building a ratrod also infact about 2 years ago he had me cook for him and his ratrod building friends. with their family there were just shy of 40 people.

fingerlickin' 04-30-2014 09:39 AM

Wow that little smoker is awesome and so is your friend for building it for you. Congrats! Can't wait to see it in action. :thumb:

deguerre 04-30-2014 10:43 AM

Big Daddy Roth Rat Fink Approved too, I bet. :thumb:

Big George's BBQ 04-30-2014 10:52 AM

That smoker is Great I really like that car too

lionhrt 05-21-2014 07:31 AM

Well we got a bit of work done on it now we have the rails for the grates to sit on and the hinges on the doors

Also put on new hubs and bigger tires on. also both the smoker chamber door and the fire box boors are done just need to put the gaskets on them and locking latches and the chimney is tacked in place ready to be welding in. not to much to do I still have to get a jack for the front and almost time to season it in.

even mounted a motor an got some stainless rod to make a rotisserie for it

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