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Old 10-18-2011, 01:49 AM   #1
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After pricing commercial smokers and calling private builders and even pricing raw material to build it myself, I finally decided to contract Craig Bell of BellFab to fulfill my purchase. But as you'll see, I couldn't leave well enough alone...
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Old 10-18-2011, 01:49 AM   #2
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As you can see the handle is a 1"tubing and pretty long to gain leverage... but honestly, leveraging 1,000lbs is a little absurd without a forklift or something. I endured the BS of moving this thing around a few times and decided to add a double wheeled pivoting trailer jack to the middle of the handle. This proved to be pretty usefull in that I felt as if I was utilizing about 1/5 the strength to mobilize this beast. After a few moves with the jack in place the reciever end of the handle's slot start bending in front of the gusset. This isn't a normal issue for Craig's smokers but my picky ass wanted 3/8" tube and 1/2" firebox... ya, heavy! So I devised a plan and here's what I came up with:

Some welding...


Some plasma cutting... (love this toy)



and voila...



a multi-height double caster (300lbs each) setup that I can adjust to center or front depending on the need (they have to be out in front when I winch it onto trailer)



And store them high when not in use. You can kinda see the extra gusset I added to the handle receiver too (1" tubing)

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Old 10-18-2011, 02:07 AM   #3
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Tis a thing of beauty! Now let's see her with the doors wide open and give us a little more detail about the guts!
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:14 AM   #4
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Nice rig Bro! Wanna see inside too!
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Old 10-18-2011, 02:15 AM   #5
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My meat pictures give it away a little. I have also added some other gizzys to help get some real big things in there :) Next, I'm adding a rottisseri (I'm drunk and that spelling still looks horribly wrong, oh well!) that will go perpendicular to the cook chamber, we'll see how that works out.
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:02 AM   #6
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What a sweet rig! Looks great!
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Old 10-18-2011, 06:11 AM   #7
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Wow, bad arse
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Old 10-18-2011, 07:25 AM   #8
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That is sweeet!
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:04 AM   #9
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Nice looking smoker! How big is the cook chamber and firebox?
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:19 AM   #10
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Sweet looking rig and great mod you put on.
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Old 10-18-2011, 08:48 AM   #11
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Nice lookin rig..
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:08 AM   #12
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That my friend is definitely a work of art. Would love to hear and see more.
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:13 AM   #13
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Very nice smoker!
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Old 10-18-2011, 09:14 AM   #14
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Looks Awesome!
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Old 10-18-2011, 10:20 AM   #15
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Very cool, looks great.
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