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post #21 of 33
Awesome build. I ended up viewing this thread after reading the original thread (Sir chunkus) got part way through and realised it was dead. I was like..noooooooo.

Maximum respect for seeing it through and making a mark 2 version. Love the purple finish ! I have a question if you dont mind me asking. Does the smoke only enter from the top rear or do the inner sidewalls also act as a raceway ? Ive studied the drawings closely and cant quite make it out.
post #22 of 33
Thread Starter 

Thanks....smoke comes in 3 walls.....sides and rear....hopefully i'll get time today to install latches and thermometer ....be close to burn - in time before long...trimming out my "seams" in chrome too ....

post #23 of 33
Haha that's going to be one super cool hot rod smoker my friend. I look forward to finding out how it fares. Thanks for clearing up that little grey area about the raceway. I hope to begin fabrication in the next month or so. Thank you for the inspiration and good luck with the burn in.
post #24 of 33
Thread Starter 

Good luck in your build...i'm no pro at this...lotta mis-matched uneven seams, etc....but I offer these things/tips that I have found after hours of searching for the best deals on best products


 the hinges, I got at kck.com as well as  thermometers,(I got the 5" 2-1/2" stem)

 

latches, de-sta-co #334 zoro item #G2468383 from zoro tools online....dont skimp on latches...these are over-kill but have the only right length in the throats i've found and it does take some pull to seal the rope gaskets off good...

 

rope gasket for the doors .. from sears online...search for 5/8 rope gasket  rutland has some ..it's 65' long and you will only use about 20' but have plenty for future use...

 

1" kao wool insulation...I got mine off ebay.... 1" fiber ceramic blanket 50 sq ft

 

18 ga flat is plenty heavy enough

use all thinwall tubing...stout enough for anything...this thing will weigh 300# ++ when finished even using thin wall metal

the colored aluminum should be available locally if you want to use colors...I got mine in Memphis at OH Hendricks Metal...$65 a 10'x4' .040 thick sheet (1 sheet is enough for outer skin) and the shiny aluminum for doors was $55 a sheet..you will have more than enough to fold you a water pan outa the shiny aluminum.....if all else fails ask someone in your area that races stock cars...they use the aluminum for their skin on the cars...

on 1st build i built a water pan and plumbed it outside for auto-watering...not necessary IMHO...amount of extra work isnt worth the trouble...fold a 23"x23" water pan with 5" sides and it will hold enough water to last 4-5 hrs..

wheels, if you want it portable, are available from Harbor Freight for about $5 each

be sure to fold you an ash pan for under charcoal/wood tray...whole lot easier to pull ash pan out n dump it rather than trying to scoop it out or wash it out

I got 2 boxes of 100 3/16th rivets from Harbor Freight for about $4 ea...I riveted the outer skin, the rope gasket around doors and the trim...

 

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Edited by msduckhunter - 8/12/13 at 6:53pm
post #25 of 33

Good luck in your build...i'm no pro at this...lotta mis-matched uneven seams, etc....but I offer these things/tips that I have found after hours of searching for the best deals on best products

  the hinges,
 thermometers,(I got the 5" 2-1/2" stem)

latches, dont skimp on latches...these are over-kill but have the only right length in the throats i've found and it does take some pull to seal the rope gaskets off good...

rope gasket for the doors .. 

it's 65' long and you will only use about 20' but have plenty for future use...

1" kao wool insulation...I got mine off ebay....

18 ga flat is plenty heavy enough
use all thinwall tubing...stout enough for anything...this thing will weigh 300# ++ when finished even using thin wall metal
the colored aluminum should be available locally if you want to use colors...I got mine in Memphis at OH Hendricks Metal...$65 a 10'x4' .040 thick sheet (1 sheet is enough for outer skin) and the shiny aluminum for doors was $55 a sheet..you will have more than enough to fold you a water pan outa the shiny aluminum.....if all else fails ask someone in your area that races stock cars...they use the aluminum for their skin on the cars...
on 1st build i built a water pan and plumbed it outside for auto-watering...not necessary IMHO...amount of extra work isnt worth the trouble...fold a 23"x23" water pan with 5" sides and it will hold enough water to last 4-5 hrs..
wheels, if you want it portable, are available from Harbor Freight for about $5 each
be sure to fold you an ash pan for under charcoal/wood tray...whole lot easier to pull ash pan out n dump it rather than trying to scoop it out or wash it out
I got 2 boxes of 100 3/16th rivets from Harbor Freight for about $4 ea...I riveted the outer skin, the rope gasket around doors and the trim...





icon_eek.gif RUHHHH ROHHHHHH

 

 

 

Jack, sorry I had to delete the offsite links......  Policy now....  DaveOmak

post #26 of 33
Thread Starter 

 

 

my fault Dave...wasn't aware of that til Jack pm'd me about it so I edited my original post to delete links  sorry bout that icon_redface.gif

 

thar' she smokes......

 

 


Edited by msduckhunter - 8/13/13 at 12:44pm
post #27 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

Good luck in your build...i'm no pro at this...lotta mis-matched uneven seams, etc....but I offer these things/tips that I have found after hours of searching for the best deals on best products


  the hinges,

 thermometers,(I got the 5" 2-1/2" stem)


latches, dont skimp on latches...these are over-kill but have the only right length in the throats i've found and it does take some pull to seal the rope gaskets off good...


rope gasket for the doors .. 


it's 65' long and you will only use about 20' but have plenty for future use...


1" kao wool insulation...I got mine off ebay....


18 ga flat is plenty heavy enough

use all thinwall tubing...stout enough for anything...this thing will weigh 300# ++ when finished even using thin wall metal

the colored aluminum should be available locally if you want to use colors...I got mine in Memphis at OH Hendricks Metal...$65 a 10'x4' .040 thick sheet (1 sheet is enough for outer skin) and the shiny aluminum for doors was $55 a sheet..you will have more than enough to fold you a water pan outa the shiny aluminum.....if all else fails ask someone in your area that races stock cars...they use the aluminum for their skin on the cars...

on 1st build i built a water pan and plumbed it outside for auto-watering...not necessary IMHO...amount of extra work isnt worth the trouble...fold a 23"x23" water pan with 5" sides and it will hold enough water to last 4-5 hrs..

wheels, if you want it portable, are available from Harbor Freight for about $5 each

be sure to fold you an ash pan for under charcoal/wood tray...whole lot easier to pull ash pan out n dump it rather than trying to scoop it out or wash it out

I got 2 boxes of 100 3/16th rivets from Harbor Freight for about $4 ea...I riveted the outer skin, the rope gasket around doors and the trim...





icon_eek.gif RUHHHH ROHHHHHH <~~~ this was the only thing in my post



Jack, sorry I had to delete the offsite links......  Policy now....  DaveOmak


uummm.. Dave.. this isn't my post yeahthat.gif
post #28 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post

Good luck in your build...i'm no pro at this...lotta mis-matched uneven seams, etc....but I offer these things/tips that I have found after hours of searching for the best deals on best products


  the hinges,

 thermometers,(I got the 5" 2-1/2" stem)


latches, dont skimp on latches...these are over-kill but have the only right length in the throats i've found and it does take some pull to seal the rope gaskets off good...


rope gasket for the doors .. 


it's 65' long and you will only use about 20' but have plenty for future use...


1" kao wool insulation...I got mine off ebay....


18 ga flat is plenty heavy enough

use all thinwall tubing...stout enough for anything...this thing will weigh 300# ++ when finished even using thin wall metal

the colored aluminum should be available locally if you want to use colors...I got mine in Memphis at OH Hendricks Metal...$65 a 10'x4' .040 thick sheet (1 sheet is enough for outer skin) and the shiny aluminum for doors was $55 a sheet..you will have more than enough to fold you a water pan outa the shiny aluminum.....if all else fails ask someone in your area that races stock cars...they use the aluminum for their skin on the cars...

on 1st build i built a water pan and plumbed it outside for auto-watering...not necessary IMHO...amount of extra work isnt worth the trouble...fold a 23"x23" water pan with 5" sides and it will hold enough water to last 4-5 hrs..

wheels, if you want it portable, are available from Harbor Freight for about $5 each

be sure to fold you an ash pan for under charcoal/wood tray...whole lot easier to pull ash pan out n dump it rather than trying to scoop it out or wash it out

I got 2 boxes of 100 3/16th rivets from Harbor Freight for about $4 ea...I riveted the outer skin, the rope gasket around doors and the trim...





icon_eek.gif RUHHHH ROHHHHHH <~~~ this was the only thing in my post



Jack, sorry I had to delete the offsite links......  Policy now....  DaveOmak


uummm.. Dave.. this isn't my post yeahthat.gif

Well ??????  It says, "Originally posted by JckDanls07" .... If you guys /gals are trying to confuse me.......  You are doing a great job..... 

Whomever's original post it is...... I deleted the links to the outside world.....   The other stuff is OK.....    OK!!!   

Confused Dave

post #29 of 33
Dave... I'm thinking somehow post #24 (Duckhunters original with links ) was somehow copy and pasted under my post #25... My original post (#25) only had this in it "icon_eek.gif RUHHHH ROHHHHH "
Hope that unconfuses you and you can straighten it out...

Thanks, Keith
post #30 of 33
Quote:
Originally Posted by JckDanls 07 View Post
original post (#25) only had this in it "icon_eek.gifRUHHHH ROHHHHH "
Hope that unconfuses you and you can straighten it out...

Thanks, Keith

If you think UN-Confusing me is "THAT SIMPLE".....  we gotta meet....  biggrin.gif....

post #31 of 33
Thread Starter 

well since the smokers done now I'm gonna build a trailer for it so it's all mobile....bought a 18' carhauler trailer...re-vamped and stuck my 20 yr old smoker built outa old underground butane tank on the front of it...gonna put a 4' s/s prep table, the purple smoker, side by side fridge and fiberglass mop sink down one side...where the 2' dove tail is I'm gonna put a 162 qt crawfish pot on each side with a overhead trolley and winch to lift out baskets...then a metal roof to cover it.....

 

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post #32 of 33
Hi there,

Been super busy these past few weeks so haven't been around here for a while. Guys thankyou so much for your sagely advice. I'm putting together the parts list as we speak so all being well the steel should start clanking soon. The trailer you've built is the icing on the cake. I imagine your truck and that smoker will make an awesome sight when you turn up for a tailgating shindig :)

You've certainly got the minerals my man. Enjoy the fruits of your labours with plenty of cold beer. Haha.
post #33 of 33
Does the smoke filter up through the insulation?
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