Hillbilly Drum Build

Discussion in 'UDS Builds' started by travcoman45, Apr 25, 2009.

  1. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well got a fair start on the drum taday. Got here burnt out with a 5 million btu turbo torch, ifin there was a linin in there, it sure didn't survive that! Burnt the paint offin the outside to.





    After burnin it off I then gave it a good wash out with the powerwasher. Then hit everthin with a 4 inch wire wheel on my angle grinder.

    It's sittin over in the small garage with a fresh coat a primer. Tammarraw I will start layout an drillin holes.

    Post more pics as it progresses.
     
  2. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good trav! Keep the pics coming. You and I are on a simultaneous build! I plan to do more tomorrow!
     
  3. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tip - I'm definitely watching your steps as you get this thing completed. Any idea on what color you want it to be?
     
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thisin gonna be company colors which seem ta have become orange an blue! Boy, that 2000* ceramic paint sure ain't cheap! Spent 26 dollars just in primer! Yikes![​IMG]
     
  5. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Orange and Blue are friendly colors in FL, depending on your allegiance [​IMG]. The end result will be worth the pennies you've put into it.
     
  6. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Orange & Blue also work great here in Syracuse territory!
     
  7. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice Travco, can't wait to see the finished product.
     
  8. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking at the pics; is that a liner in the drum? I looks as if it might just be.
     
  9. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    It might have been, but after makin it glow red with that torch, if its there its stayin! After the burn off I hit it with a wire brush in my grinder, still just a tinge a red to it, gotta be sumtin in the steel. Don't smell no more after ya get it hot with the torch, so gotta say its clean.
     
  10. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you are on the right track.
     
  11. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like a great start and I'm liking that Orange and Blue
     
  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here's be the drum with a coat a high temp ceramic primer. Got the layout lines on an ready ta start some drillin. I found a seamstress tape measure, one the cloth ones works real well fer measurin on that drum!



    Here it be with the rack supports in, I use 1/4 inch x 3/4 inch x 2 1/2 inch u bolts fer the rack supports. Damper nipples er all installed an lock nutted an the meat temp gauge port is installed. Got a lid I'm gonna use fer now, came offin a george foreman electric grill. Will fit inside the rim a the original lid, so can make it work till I find me a weber lid.



    Next is ta get the charcoal basket built an the shelf made fer it, then paint an some wheels an she be ready ta go.
     
  13. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks like it coming right along [​IMG]
     
  14. billbo

    billbo Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good!
     
  15. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well been super busy with yard work an some shop repairs, ain't worked on the drum as much as I'd liked ta. Got shelf brackets mounted taday an the shelf cut. I did some wood burnin on it an then a nice coat a maple stain an the first coat a poly.

    Try an post some pics tammarraw!
     
  16. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for keeping us updated, Tip. I'm looking forward to seeing it finished as I'm sure you are too. [​IMG]
     
  17. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Still givin it coats a clear, but here be a qview.


    The one ta the left is my intials, made that up years ago, the one ta the right er the initals fer Hillbilly Vittles, our caterin company.
     
  18. pinkmeat

    pinkmeat Smoking Fanatic

    Nice...you're gonna love that thing. I grilled some steaks on mine last night. Drums are da bomb!
     
  19. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good, Tip! [​IMG]
     
  20. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice progress, keep the pics a comin.
     

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