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ljh34465
08-30-2009, 08:27 AM
Rick of Rick's Tropical Delight posted a thread on how to make a cart for your egg:

http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=49230

After asking him about 50 questions and probably driving him right up the wall, I felt prepared to tackle the task but alas, had to delay the purchase of an egg. Finally got it and did the cart. I made a couple of modifications based on Rick's experiece with the carts over time and made one "original" one.

Added some images to clarify things Rick covered but still were not crystal clear to my foggy brain.

Many thanks to Rick for the original idea, the tutorial and answering my questions, really appreciate his perseverance:eusa_clap:eusa_clap.

Layout of the top tube insert locations:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/bge-panini-misc006.jpg

Inserts attached to top:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/bge-panini-misc024.jpg

Rick indicated some of the bolts bent so I got Grade 8 bolts which are supposed to be much stronger than the regular ones:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/bge-panini-misc021.jpg

I rounded the corners on the table top so I would not get injured:

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/bge-panini-misc031.jpg

Rick also mentioned that the quality of the chrome was not real good and you could expect rust if left outside. I used Rustoleum Clear Enamel on all the metal parts.

I am quite sure Rick did not expect this to happen but here is the final product (assembled in the house where there is AC:-D).

First low heat meal coming up tonight - think it might be Moink balls so I can become certified. (now that I can do them on charcoal:rolleyes:) Pron to follow - hopefully.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/bge-panini-misc040.jpg

Northwoods Smoke
08-30-2009, 08:52 AM
Very nice looking cart. First rate!

Mark Stanton
08-30-2009, 09:54 AM
Great Job!!

Diva Q
08-30-2009, 10:00 AM
Awesome looking cart. Well done.

Rick's Tropical Delight
08-30-2009, 10:17 AM
i knew you could do it! looks better than mine. :biggrin:

Phubar
08-30-2009, 10:22 AM
Too bad I donīt have an Egg!:sad:
Great job!

rocketmanray
08-30-2009, 10:39 AM
That really looks nice, and gave me ideas for my brother-in-law (he has an egg)....

<Although I recommend you move it outside before firing it up> :lol:

Bushwacker
08-30-2009, 11:25 AM
That is a great looking Egg Cart. Good luck with it...

Crazy Harry
08-30-2009, 11:29 AM
now you need to make one to hold a dozen eggs

Trucky1008
08-30-2009, 12:37 PM
That's a great looking cart!

LMAJ
08-30-2009, 12:52 PM
Nice looking cart. Good thing the wife lets you keep it in th hose someone might walk off with it. Good luck on your first cook!

Deanr
08-30-2009, 12:53 PM
I like the cart. Looks like it makes it easy to move.

landarc
08-30-2009, 12:54 PM
You know, without the hole, that would make a real nice BBQ cart for us non-egg owners.

Big George's BBQ
08-30-2009, 01:13 PM
Great Job. Looks really good

nolaman
08-30-2009, 01:20 PM
Hey, How cool is that .The OL let you keep it in the living room.:icon_cool
You can keep a close eye on the Q while watching the games!!!!
Mine would NEVER go for that!:evil::cry:
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GreasePig
08-30-2009, 01:42 PM
Well done!

Norcoredneck
08-30-2009, 01:48 PM
Looks great.

igolf2
08-30-2009, 01:55 PM
Hope its not to BIG to get out of the living room!! - Been-there-done that with some shelving I built in the basement - wife will NEVER let me live that one down ( the cut in half shelves are doing nicely though )

ljh34465
08-30-2009, 01:58 PM
Well, it was assembled in the house with AC since we are mid 90s but it has to live outside with its distant cousin, the Weber gasser.

http://i174.photobucket.com/albums/w82/ljh34465/BGE005.jpg


A big thanks to everyone for all the positive comments but I was not the Cordon Bleu chef on this project, RTD was and he should get the credit. He came up with the idea and posted all the details.

Mine is just a "Copycat Recipe" version of his but I am glad you all like it:wink:

Ross in Ventura
08-30-2009, 03:22 PM
Great looking cart, good job

Ross

ljh34465
08-31-2009, 10:24 AM
Thanks, Ross.

Now that I finally got my egg, I have something to "wine" about - knew something was missing in the photo:-D