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post #101 of 150

Wheels are pretty easy, doesn't take long at all .  The paint, used a hand sander to knock of the rust, wasn't bad We used new steel plate, so mainly just a little surface rust. Used Rust- oluem High heat shot with a Wagner sprayer about 3 coats.

 

Gary 

post #102 of 150
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Looking great Toby! I can almost smell the TBS from here!

post #103 of 150
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Every time I think I am about done with this project I find something more to do. Today I decided to put a  couple welds on the inside of the hinge pivots attached to the firebox.  Of course after I did that the door would not shut! (I got a good laugh out of it)  spent some time with the hand file and all was good. I added some bolts with stainless acorn nuts to the firebox door to help hold the inner plate on and got the welds cleaned up a bit. I found a cheap pan for the lower shelf, looks "ok" for now.

post #104 of 150

Looking better and better

 

Gary

post #105 of 150

Did you do a test run to make sure it works likes to want?   First one we built we did a couple of test cooks to make sure it cooked good had to make a couple of tweaks.

 

Gary

post #106 of 150
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Did you do a test run to make sure it works likes to want?   First one we built we did a couple of test cooks to make sure it cooked good had to make a couple of tweaks.

 

Gary

 

Same here. I still have a couple yet to do...

post #107 of 150

Gotta say, I LIKE it!!     :biggrin:

post #108 of 150

Toby, morning......  VERY COOL smoker......     2thumbs.gif ......

 

Dave 

post #109 of 150

You going all Black or a nice two tone ?

 

Gary

post #110 of 150
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Funny you should ask Gary! Just black for now but  yesterday when I was smoothing out the weld at the chimney Mrs Tobycat commented on how that area of the tank looks nice polished since it;s chromoly steel and asked if I could do the WHOLE tank like that!  It's a nice idea but I have polished a lot of metal and I am not going to think about all that work right now.  I have to say I do think it would look really nice and I am wishing I had used stainless filler wire. I could always polish it at a later date. I had actually thought about this awhile back  but this being my first smoker I thought it best to get it built and see if it cooks first

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Edited by Tobycat - 10/2/13 at 12:15pm
post #111 of 150
Thread Starter 

LOL!! Gary the polished tank is a definite no go!  We have an exceptionally beautiful day here and when I rolled it out into the sun the light reflecting off the shiny spot on the tank nearly blinded me! I guess that's why the are not many chromed/polished smokers around!

post #112 of 150

I was thinking Black & Red  ?

 

 

Gary

post #113 of 150

If you get real creative you could cut out and paint a Diving flag attach it with some spacers Kind'a 3D look

 

 

Just a thought

 

Gary

post #114 of 150
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Gary, I Iike the idea of a dive flag off the chimney but a Jolly Roger would be more my style.

post #115 of 150
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A little wash up before paint, wish I had a rubber ducky to put in the cook chamber.

post #116 of 150
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First I would like to thank all the forum members that gave me advice and motivation to make this build a success, it really did help. I would like to especially thank Dave Omak for his help on the dimensions as I believe it made all the difference on this thing working properly, Dave this beers for you! :beercheer: I fired it up last night for the first time. Started off with five briquets and then a few chunks of cherry. I could tell it was flowing correctly right away. It took about 45 minutes to get the chamber heated up and then it held a steady 225 according to the cheap meat thermometer that I used to monitor temps. I will see about getting some higher temps when I get a better thermometer.  I am going to do the first cook in a little while (ribs) and will post the Q-view. To say I am happy with the way this little cooker turned out would be a massive understatement. So here it is.

post #117 of 150

Looks great!

post #118 of 150
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Great job Toby! I have really enjoyed following your build thread and cant wait to see the Q that you turn out! Cool Little Smoker!

post #119 of 150
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Thanks Dirtsailor! wanted to ask you if you know any of the landsailors from Santa Cruz? When I was building boats I had a co-worker that built some pretty fantastic land yachts, I've always wanted to try sailing on dirt.

post #120 of 150
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Thanks Munxcub ! I still giggle a little when I look at it.nana2.gif

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