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Building grill/smoker out of Jeep parts

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My other hobby is restoring pre 72' CJ5's and I have some spare parts laying around. Has anyone made a grill or smoker out of the front of a vehicle? I am sure it has been done I just can't seem to find pics of someone doing it out of an old Jeep. I have several Hoods, fenders, and grills just laying in storage right now and I got to thinking that one set of fenders, a hood, and a grille would easily be converted into a charcoal grille or even harder a smoker. What say you and if you have pics please help a brother out. This is going to be a winter project for next season so I have plenty of time to gather what will be needed. I was even thinking about going as far as finding a windshield frame and firewall and put the "wood/charcoal box" where the floor boards would be with a door in the firewall to access the coal pit to restock without having to open the hood and let all the heat out. What say the pros here?

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This sounds cool. Pictures as you progress!

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In the planning stage right now. I have all the possible jeep parts required, its just a matter of figuring it all out now. I figure winter time would be a great time to make this an in the garage type project.

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