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post #41 of 63
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Capt Dan. Thanks for the concern about the ash tray. That is the only thing that is not finished fabricating. I still need to put 4 feet on it, a handle and finish the lid. That was all taken into consideration with the design.

Thanks to all for feeling my grief on this project. I hopefully will be able to repair the damage.
post #42 of 63
Man that sucks BB! Hopefully it's not a total loss, looked like too fine an effort to go to the scrap pile!
post #43 of 63
I need to take smoking and welding leasons from you! That's a lot of beautiful work! I hope you can get it straightened out. Please keep us posted.
post #44 of 63
Andy that stinks you take all that time to get it right and they mess it up. Hopefully you can get it fixed I agree with Capt Dan get yourself a small sandblaster and do your own so you don't deal with clowns again
post #45 of 63
that sucks, but giving your obvious talent im sure youll figure something out. I cant wait to see the end results. chin up and good luck.
post #46 of 63

Pretty sweet!

That's real nice work my friend!

My tenant who is a master welder in the food business [stainless] offered to build me a smoker after he learned I was buying a Tall boy. I did some research and found it would actually cost less to get a Tall boy from the Guru folks.

I'm curious as to your costs on this project as it looks very much like a Tall Boy. Here is a link to the tall boy:


and here is it's brochure:


Keep in mind, I am in no way affiliated with these folks as I work for a gardening company out of Vermont.

I think I paid maybe $1700 for the unit with upgraded knobby tires.

The main reason why I got it was because it breaks out into 2 pieces, can fit in the back of NEON and can be moved by 1 person. Plus the fact that I Smell Smoke has won multiple GCs on it.

post #47 of 63

A picture of my Big Baby

post #48 of 63
Thread Starter 
Here is the list of items and the cost that I have put into it so far.

sheet metal= free
screws, washers, nuts= $5
angle iron for base= recycled from a previous project (free)
pipe and threaded rod for hinges= $5
rack supports= recycled from old garage door (free)
2 digital thermometers= $10 each (on sale)
BBQ paint= $40

That is where I stand as of today. I have alot of hours into this project and cannot place a price on that.
Oh ya........
ADVIL $5 needed that for the headache after banging out from the sandblasting.
post #49 of 63
Idiots... altho...some compensation from them on the blasting the old truck might work Andy. As long as you don't care if the doors close.. ;{)
post #50 of 63
Thread Starter 
Well here it is. Finally got it all together, painted and fired up. I have a few small things to tweek but should be smoking in it next weekend. Bro in law finally showed up today to see it smoke. I told him he could NOT have it (since he was supposed to help build it). You should have seen his face. Thought the poor guy was going to cry..... I told him that he could not have til he smoked me and my family a full meal. He has to pay for the food too. It was a deal. So, it is mine til he smokes me dinner. Here is one pic from today. For the rest click on the link for photobucket.

post #51 of 63
great job!!!
post #52 of 63
not to shaby at all-good comeback andy!
post #53 of 63
Damn nice looking unit...............Thats one way to get to use it alittle first.........
post #54 of 63

Points for you Andy!

I hereby request more points for Andy after he posts the q-view to bless this awesome job!
post #55 of 63
Nice work andy, yer brother in law best appreciat ya!
post #56 of 63
Andy, Got any more sisters?
post #57 of 63
That's impressive, Andy.
post #58 of 63
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the great comments. "Might" even smoke in it today.
post #59 of 63
Awsome design chevy, like the small lower door for easy refueling access, great job !
post #60 of 63
PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif Fantastic work there BB! I'm glad you were able to save it after the sand blasting incident. I wish I could weld half as good as you.
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