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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:42 PM   #1
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Default New Acquisition!!! Drum roll PLEASE!!!

OK guys, I hinted that this might happen. And it did, this time with the Secretary of Domestic Tranquilitys approval!
I have been driving past this thing for probably a year. I didn't need it. Hell, I don't even know if I wanted it. One thing for sure is I couldn't let the dang thing sit in the rain and snow and die that horrible death of neglect.
So I did the honorable thing.
I saved it.
And it only cost me $100. Can you say SCORE??
I think that's a hell of a deal, don't y'all?
BTW, anyone ever seen anything like it? I can find nothing on the internet about it.
So without further adieu I give you pics:





This next one you can see there's some rust damage in the firebox, but luckily I know a REALLY good welder.

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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:50 PM   #2
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You did the honorable thing Harbormaster. Looks like it's got lots of life left in it too. The New Braunfels name might shed some light on the unit but I sure as hell can't.

Congrats on the new purchase.
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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:54 PM   #3
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Looks good. Rust looks like it could be minor. Where's the exhaust?
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looks like a great smoker for 100 bones! I know if I brought that thing home I'd be sleepin outside with it! can't wait to see it fired up!
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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:57 PM   #5
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On th top of the Vertical theres a vent hole with a slide mechanism to close it off.

Even searching on Google for " New Braunfels Chuckwagon Cooker" comes up with nada.

It is 1/4 inch steel so it does have a lot of life left.
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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:58 PM   #6
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I like it....where can I find one?
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Unread 05-25-2007, 08:59 PM   #7
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Quote:
It is 1/4 inch steel so it does have a lot of life left.
That's where that good welder you mentioned comes to play. I'm an idiot for not reading the post right.
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That's a real nice find.
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Unread 05-25-2007, 09:01 PM   #9
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Good for you. I'm looking foreward to hearing how it works and seeing the pics of your first cook with it.
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New Braunfels made the Bandera originally. Gotta be good stuff there. You done good!
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Very nice Clark! I remember way back when you first set your eyes on this baby, I don't think I could keep driving by it as long as you did, you must be a very patient farker! My OL does not complain any more about me bringing home stray cookers as was evident when I was cleaning the grates off the WSM I got off CL or cooking wings on my new UDS today!

Nice Score!!

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Nice. I'll be in Prairie later in the summer to visit my sister's river cabin. Feel free to bring it down and I'll send you off with the $100 and a 12 pack of Blatz.
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I look for such deals daily to no avail. Good luck!!
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Very nice score!!! You managed to get the BBQ Gods and The Sec of Dom Tranq to smile on you at the the same time!!! Lucky Farker .
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NIce score bro.....Shcweet!!!
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