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Unread 08-01-2012, 10:18 PM   #1
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Default I Finally got my UDS started

I've wanted to build a UDS for a while now and I've finally gotten a drum and an old 22.5" Weber for parts.

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My drum

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I cut out the bottom because I'm going to invert my drum

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I added a strip to the edge

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I bent a hoop out of 1/2" square tubing to run around the inside of the top just to make the lid fit better

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My bottom as a top, I'll post more pics as my build progresses.
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Looking good PitbossJB. Next to tackle that DREADED red liner!
Good luck and congrats on the great start.
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From personal experience, get the dreaded red liner sand or media blasted... That UDS is going to be awesome. I can't wait to see the finished product.
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Yeah that's next!
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I'm getting ready to do my burn-out. I have installed my nipples and valve. I've partially sanded out some of the red-dread(what a PITA) I'm hoping that a burn out will soften it to the point that it will sand out easier. I will post some more pics tomorrow.
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Here's some pictures of my progress

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I'm in the process of making some really cool hinges now. Here's a picture of my mock-up.

This is my hinge in the closed position

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and this is in the open position.

I should have them done soon.
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Here are some pics of the hinges that I made for my UDS, they turned out pretty well.

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Really Nice fab work man! Get ya some!
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Looking good, that's some nice engineering work on those hinges.
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Thanks guys, they really work well.
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