Smoker Kart Build

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by rlj3rd, Sep 12, 2016.

  1. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    So after I bought my new Oklahoma Joe smoker I decided to build a kart for it and may have gotten a bit carried away...




     
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  6. rlj3rd

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    A few clean up items, then it's dismantle and off to powder coat. While the kart is off getting some color, I'm gonna re-engineer my old smoker up front to be a dedicated grill. More pics to follow on that...
     
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    That's a great job!

    You should have just built the smoker too!

    Al
     
  8. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    I should have but honestly never intended to go this far. And Thanks!
     
  9. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    Final build is essentially done, some minor adjustments and tuning to do. Burn and season this weekend...



     
  10. Dang nice !!   Looks great

    Gary
     
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  11. Fantastic. Have wanted to learn how to weld. What welder would you recommend for a beginner? That is the only tool I do not have in the shop. 
     
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  12. rlj3rd

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    I have a Lincoln 175+ MiG machine, my first bought about ten years ago. I love it, very forgiving. Was around $750 when I purchased it. Have recently thought about upgrading to one of the new mutli process machines tho, stick/mig/tig all in one package. Miller makes great stuff too.
     
  13. Thanks. my few attempts at welding the traditional way some years ago on the construction job was not productive to say the least. I understand the MIG welders are easier to learn.
     
  14. Haha!

    That's what I was thinking Al.....

    Nice cart though!
     
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  15. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where's the motor for the cart?   Nice work.  I also have a Lincoln miggy and love it. 
     
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  16. You gotta just love those wheels and tires!!![​IMG]

    Mike
     
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  17. rlj3rd

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    Build finally complete and new smoker burned in...

     
  18. rlj3rd

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    Last minute additions...

    Baffle/Manifold to bring exhaust vent to grate level. 2" x 8" tube and a short piece of 3 1/4" pipe.

    A couple of stainless ports for temp probes.



     

     

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