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My GOSM has got new wheels

post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Made a couple of simple mods to my GOSM and wanted to share the pics. First, I keep my GOSM in the garage when it isn't in use but I have to carry/drag it outside when it is time smoke so I installed some casters to make things easier.

Second, I smoked about 6 racks of ribs a couple of weeks ago and noticed that the slabs on the bottom were getting done alot faster than the racks on top. I did some research in the forums and one of you guys gave me some great pics and a website (http://www.kck.com/bbq_pit_grill_thermometer.html) to pickup and extra thermometer. I found that temps in the top of the unit could vary 15-25 degrees from the bottom. This really helps me to adjust the cooking times accordingly.

These are some pretty simple mods, thanks for all the help. I am sorry I can't remember the screen names for everyone who helped me out, I want to give credit where credit is due.
post #2 of 20
Nice wheels you got. HE HE!!!!!!!!!!! I bet that will help alot to move around!!!!!!!!!
post #3 of 20
Good Idea, sometimes a pain taking from one place to another. Do you have to use caster oil?
post #4 of 20

That is a great idea!!! Mine also stays in the garage when I'm not using it. So thanks for sharing PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #5 of 20
I will be putting another temp probe in, good job on them wheels

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post #6 of 20
The charcoal GOSM is twice as heavy as the propane model. I would love to put wheels on it, but being on a dirt floor, that won't work for me. PDT_Armataz_01_07.gif
post #7 of 20
Wheels are a great idea. I have a similar unit, the CCSV and have the same problem. I bought the wheels in the fall, just have to find the time to put them on, lol.
post #8 of 20
That is exactly what I have planned to do when I mine comes in. Is that a Big Block or Wide Body? If you did it again would you do anything different?
post #9 of 20
Nice job mister handyguy!. Where you able to drill through the GOSM legs to bolt them, without breaking the spot weld? Is so, any special way of doing so?
post #10 of 20
Flash, you could actually get some larger, like 4" numatic, casters and they should roll over your dirt floor
post #11 of 20


great mods..i'll bee doing these to my gosm....
post #12 of 20
I thought about adding tires to mine but can't find any tire chains that small to fit. Probably would get stuck in all this snow.
post #13 of 20
good mods... now "roll" out some qview... lol
post #14 of 20
Nice looking mods..........

post #15 of 20
Thread Starter 
It is the wide body GOSM and they definetly don't make it easy to attach anything to those spindly legs. I drilled two holes on each side of the spot weld in the widest part of the metal to attach. It was tight work getting nuts and bolts through but everything worked out o.k.
post #16 of 20
Nice mod J Rod..............lol cool.gif
post #17 of 20
Well, I really have no need to move mine, although I do tip it over when threaten with hurricanes PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif
post #18 of 20
Pssst. I promise I wont' tell anyone. What did you use for the braces, and wheels? Looks like Stainless steel.PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif
post #19 of 20
I also bolted caster wheels to my GOSM. Makes it very easy to roll out from the garage. I did have to reinforce the sides to keep the legs sturdy. Any ideas on a grease pan in the bottom?? I am thinking of making a removable one that can be taken out and cleaned instead of getting all the grease to drop down and leak out the bottom of smoker.
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
J-BEE, I don't have any secrets but I really don't know what to tell you. My grandfather grew up in the great depression so anything he has gotten his hands on in the past 83 years he has held on to. I found some scrap stainless to use for the braces and he came up with the wheels. Just took them apart and added some heavy grease, they were as good as new.
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