My GOSM has got new wheels

Discussion in 'Propane Smokers' started by j-rod, Feb 7, 2008.

  1. j-rod

    j-rod Fire 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.
     
  2. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice wheels you got. HE HE!!!!!!!!!!! I bet that will help alot to move around!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Good Idea, sometimes a pain taking from one place to another. Do you have to use caster oil?
     
  4. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    JROD

    That is a great idea!!! Mine also stays in the garage when I'm not using it. So thanks for sharing [​IMG]
     
  5. philthysmoker

    philthysmoker Fire Starter

    I will be putting another temp probe in, good job on them wheels

    white cloud your killing me [​IMG]
     
  6. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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. [​IMG]
     
  7. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    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.
     
  8. av8tor

    av8tor Meat Mopper

    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?
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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?
     
  10. Flash, you could actually get some larger, like 4" numatic, casters and they should roll over your dirt floor
     
  11. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    great mods..i'll bee doing these to my gosm....
     
  12. white cloud

    white cloud Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    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.
     
  13. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    good mods... now "roll" out some qview... lol
     
  14. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice looking mods..........

    Kookie
     
  15. j-rod

    j-rod Fire 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.
     
  16. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice mod J Rod..............lol [​IMG]
     
  17. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Well, I really have no need to move mine, although I do tip it over when threaten with hurricanes [​IMG]
     
  18. Pssst. I promise I wont' tell anyone. What did you use for the braces, and wheels? Looks like Stainless steel.[​IMG]
    JB
     
  19. 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.
     
  20. j-rod

    j-rod Fire 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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