You want an MES sun shield? I'll show you a sun shield...

Discussion in 'Electric Smokers' started by ryanhoelzer, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    They're calling for rain or snow this weekend and I have a brisket and some jerky planned so I decided to make the weather guard that was in my head.

    It took me 2 8' stick of alluminum angle and a 24x24 sheet of 26 ga steel. I wanted to do the top in alluminum but couldn't find any at Lowes so I settled for the steel.

    Tomorrow I need to find a couple strips of steel to modify the control panel to bring it forward and up to where I want it.




  2. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    It might work as a rear wing for a go cart too.
  3. bustintires

    bustintires Smoke Blower

    i am itchin for some sprint car racing and some bbq now
  4. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Kewl mod , I like it ... may have to borrow it [​IMG]
  5. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Wow, what happened to my thread title? I must have hit the touchpad in the middle of typing it.

    Should read "You want an MES sun shield? I'll show you a sun shield..."
  6. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Got some alluminum flat today and did a quick and dirty control panel remount.



  7. kurtsara

    kurtsara Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    You can go to your original post and edit it, allot of people do not no that
  8. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Cool, I had tried but didn't click advanced mode.
  9. insight

    insight Meat Mopper

    Ryan, that is WAY too cool! Definately sprint car material there! Great idea and execution.

    You need to be voted in for a MOD award!
  10. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. bagleyb

    bagleyb Newbie

    Don't encourage him! Next thing you'll know, he'll be making a smoker out of a truck bed, and cutting holes in the cab to get to his meat while driving!
  12. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    I'll make some sense of bagleyb's post..

    In college I cut a hole from the cab to the bed of a mini truck and built a speaker box that went about a 3rd of the way into the bed. It had 2 15" subs in a box that barely showed in the cab.
  13. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    Looks like it might work well as a snow depth gauge too.

  14. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    Nice mod received an award and resembles R2D2. You should get extra [​IMG]Those controller brackets are sweet. Is the controller solid or a little wobbbblllyy.

  15. ryanhoelzer

    ryanhoelzer Smoking Fanatic

    It's pretty solid. I bent the brackets a little extra to make it press against the top some when the screws are tightened. I thought about building something to the bottom but don't think I'll bother.

    I'm going to keep my eyes out for a plastic box that might fit over the top, otherwise I'll probably bend a piece of steel or alluminum to cover.
  16. Kurt
    I know this is going to sound stupid but please help. i have posted only a few times, but would like to do some more. I have some q view I would like to share. Problem is I dont recall how i posted them before and nobody has answered me.

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