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Old 02-01-2013, 10:02 PM   #1
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Default 250 gallon Cooking trailer rebuild by TQ and Tyler

A gentleman approached me about redoing his cooking trailer. Basically he had a direct cook cooker that was made out of very thin metal (16gauge) We talked and decided to take a 250 gallon tank and build him a direct cook cooker to be used with charcoal and wood. I generally do not like to work on a trailer that has already been built because they are not up to my standards. I basically redid most of the trailer when I got into to it I could not stop just could not let it leave, unless it was up to my standards and I try and set em high. Me and Tyler are the only ones that touch our products and that is just the way it is. The challenge for me initially was I wanted to leave both endbells on and have acess to the grates and in doing so let it look like a craftsman did it. So we came up with a plan

Original setup







The beginning of the revamp



the back had wood in it I foud out why it was covering up a mess



starting the charcoal grate access







we bought this new machine last week and Tyler finaaly let dad use it

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some welds with the new mig








the top grate is fixed and only 14 inches wide



charcoal and wood access




stack damper we made the stack look like a chimney







before i painted it





finished product










Bobby bobo was happy so I was happy




I always show what Tyler is up to.... Still building bumpers we help each other out kind fun



Tyler spraying abumper





















we built boxes and bumper for this truck








just another bumper





This what Ashley Tyler girlfriend does while we work

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that is a big deer for around here.




Thanks for looking, thanks to those who are praying for my wife, she starts chemo next thursday..... Keep on praying!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And God bless... I hope I did not get the pics out of sequence I struggle with a computer give me a welder and I do just fine LOL!!!!!

A fellow brethern asked about a pig so we cut this out and sent to him, not bad for freehand on 16 gauge stainless



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Old 02-01-2013, 10:38 PM   #2
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Awesome pictures! That's a monster deer anywhere! I see some backstraps on the table....mmmmmm
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Old 02-01-2013, 11:01 PM   #3
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Jesus Christ I think you may be one of the best welders I have seen on here since that dude welded that boat a while back. A whole damn boat. I forget who that was. Nice design!
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:04 AM   #4
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Nice job and nice welds too.

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You do excellent work, something to definitely be proud of.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:42 AM   #6
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Since about Sept/Oct I've had so much to do here @ home and I've missed putting in my usual time here with the Brethren. You're family is now on my prayer list.

I have missed seeing these builds. I just wish I lived closer. I need one of them bumpers (the word "bumper" just does not seem to do his designs justice) for my FJ Cruiser. But I'd want it to be aluminum. I weld some. I do ok. You 2 are in a league of your own.
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MMMMMPRESSIVE!!!! Prayers and Best Wishes for ALL ˇ!!!
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:18 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of the nice comments, we truly try and put 100% in all we do!!!! We have a couple of new builds to start soon, they are ground up build that is what I like. Pitmaster T the guy that built the boat was my son Tyler and we use it
all the time ie has not sunk yet!!!!! LOL
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:42 PM   #9
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Great looking cooker Paul, You do quality work for sure!!
Awesome buck too! I enjoy seeing other women who like to hunt too. Nice to know I'm not alone.

Sending thoughts and prayers your way...
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Old 02-02-2013, 12:50 PM   #10
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Prayers for your wife.


Outstanding job on the pit. It looks awesome.

Great buck and beautiful young lady with it.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:52 PM   #11
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cowgirl Thanks Jen for the Kudos Yea Sharon loves to hunt also. She did not get to hunt the last couple of weeks due to the medical procedure she had before her first Chemo Thanks for theprayers


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Great looking work as usual Paul.
If yall need any tips or pointers just let me know.
We are praying for Sharon and you. Keep me posted buddy.
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Old 02-02-2013, 07:44 PM   #13
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Great looking build!
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You have definately got some skills!
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I have an offset on wheels(towable) that I would LOVE to let ya'll work your magic on.It is a good basic offset just needs major cosmetic work.Bad thing is it would cost me more in gas to tow it to Tuscsloosa than I paid for it! Ha!
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