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So i figured I would need a place to log and share all the mods and things i am doing with my OKJLH.

My gallery is here http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/g/a/283259/my-oklahoma-joe-longhorn-w-mods/

 

the larger Ikea one fits perfect. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/

 

 

 




Upcoming Mods

  • install 2 lower thermometers by handle
  • install lavarock gasket on main chamber and firebox
  • install handles on new rack system

 

 

Mods Completed:

  • weld 4 C-Chan brackets inside chambler
  • weld two 36" wide expanded metal to angle steel frame to create pull out shelves. Double Decker. 
  • RTV sealed the joint between the firebox and main chamber
  • built fire basket with a 2x2 expanded steel sheet from HD
  • installed bbqsmokermods.com tuning plates
  • installed bbqsmokermods.com latches
  • installed stainless steal food prep area ($30 at ikea, $5 in screws and hardware)
  • 3" elbow inside of smoke stack

Edited by DavidSKi - 3/29/16 at 12:01pm
post #2 of 15
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Heres the tuning plates. very sexy.
http://www.bbqsmokermods.com/product-p/ok-hor-tune-lh.htm

Oklahoma Joe LONGHORN Horizontal Baffle Plate (Heat Deflector Tuning Plate) http://www.bbqsmokermods.com/product-p/ok-hor-tune-lh.htm


Edited by DavidSKi - 4/11/16 at 6:36am
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Here are the latches
http://www.bbqsmokermods.com/product-p/fm-201-b.htm

 

 

Flat Mount Push, Smoker door latch toggle clamp right http://www.bbqsmokermods.com/product-p/fm-201-b.htm

 

Flat Mount Push, Smoker door latch toggle clamp left http://www.bbqsmokermods.com/product-p/fm-201-b.htm


Edited by DavidSKi - 4/11/16 at 6:37am
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Ikea makes 2 stainless steel shelves. 1 doesnt fit, i tried. the other has another 8" of space that the original shelf did not. 
http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/

 

Fitting a stainless steal shelf
testing location... i chose to leave 1.5 inches between the can and the shelf. 

 

 

the larger Ikea one fits perfect. http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/

 

attaching the prep area http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/

the damn shelf is hallow... so this is what i did to keep everything locked in until i can buy some spring loaded screws. 

 

attaching the prep area http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/

 

attaching the prep area http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/20031289/

 

 

post #5 of 15

VERY, VERY NICE!!

 

:points:

 

Al

post #6 of 15

Great Mods. Love the idea of the stainless shelf. I may have to do this to mine as well. 

post #7 of 15
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I am not done with the shelf yet.. i think i am going to reinforce the existing holes with 9/16 screw anchors, this shelf is just hallow and the bottom of it is some poly wood/plastic hard surface. 

post #8 of 15
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Easter Update!

Got the iron cut, welded, and installed! HERE ARE THE PICS!

So for 2 shelve system, this is all the angle iron, hallow bar and c-chan youll need. 

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN MEASURMENTS, REPLY HERE, I WILL POST ALL THE NUMBERS. 


here are the 2 pieces of expanded metal. 

 

heres everything laid out. 



here are the tools i used 


 

Here is the hallow iron i will use to support the middle of the shelf. 


heres how i cut the 45s.

 

 





Cut with a grinder. never use a battery powered grinder, worthless.. dies in 5-10 minutes. 



Edited by DavidSKi - 3/29/16 at 11:46am
post #9 of 15
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I sent the metal to my friends shop where he tack welded them there. 

I then had a mobile welder come out and tack the chan into the chamber. 

 

 

 



 

 

 

BE AWARE:
welding will melt the paint on the back of the smoker. We will have to address this later. 

 

 


Heres the finished product! 

 

 



NOTE: the 3" elbow mod no long works, we i will have to figure something else out. 

NEXT!  Handles?  Seasoning, Chem Burnoff, first fire. 

post #10 of 15

:Looks-Great:

post #11 of 15
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thanks!

post #12 of 15

Would like the measurements for the shelves if possible.

post #13 of 15
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Here you go!

These are the numbers before and after i cut the 45s with the grinder. 

May i suggest going to a metal fab supply,  this metal ran me about 90$, where the fab store by my house was around 45$

If you want to save money, do angle iron instead of C-Channel, and weld a 2nd piece of angle upside down (making it a C-chan).

 

post #14 of 15
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Quote:
Originally Posted by rotanrorau View Post
 

Would like the measurements for the shelves if possible.

Hey, did you see the measurements above?

post #15 of 15
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Ive been asked to provide URLs to where i got the tuner and latches. URLs are by the pictures. 

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