Hutch's Mack build

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by Dirtytires » February 12th, 2019, 12:09 am

Great progress...starting to see the light at the end at this point....



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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by hutcho » February 12th, 2019, 5:08 pm

Dirtytires wrote:Great progress...starting to see the light at the end at this point....
Thank you! It's finally starting to look like something lol! Honestly though, this smoker goes together so fast it hardly ever doesn't look like something lol!

So today's progress. Got the door latches all done. Finished up some loose ends on the firebox door. Since the lift is most likely not gonna be up and going this week Im gonna try and get racks and rack guides done tommorow, and Thursday if necessary. The metal pipe is getting very small, I'm getting pretty excited! Won't be long and it will be time for the first fire!!

Not much for pics today but here's what I got.ImageImageImage

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by Tom_Heath » February 12th, 2019, 6:25 pm

Looking pretty darn spiffy man. How about that latch . lol . cause a man to start drinking if he's not careful


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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by hutcho » February 12th, 2019, 6:48 pm

Tom_Heath wrote:Looking pretty darn spiffy man. How about that latch . lol . cause a man to start drinking if he's not careful
Thank you! I love these latches! So cool when you get them figured out! Against the instructions I didn't have the required 3 beers first, actually only had half a cup of coffee lol! Only had one issue. Last latch, the firebox, I had it all but done and was gonna weld the handle on level with the latch locked and didn't see that it had turned to the open spot. 10minutes of grinding later and it was back straight again lol!

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by Tom_Heath » February 12th, 2019, 10:00 pm

Well sir, if it can be put on wrong we have done it.

Try thinking about a rig with doors on both sides of the cook chamber, that was a whopper of a deal.


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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by hutcho » February 12th, 2019, 10:03 pm

Tom_Heath wrote:Well sir, if it can be put on wrong we have done it.

Try thinking about a rig with doors on both sides of the cook chamber, that was a whopper of a deal.
Wow I bet!! What kills me is I was being so careful to make sure it was all lined up right and level, not sure how it moved lol! Oh well, can't tell now.

That sounds like a heck of a cooker! Mack style as well?

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by hutcho » February 13th, 2019, 4:00 pm

I hate building racks....so repetitive!

Ran out of time and welding wire so this is all the further I got today. May try to sneak out this evening when everyone goes to bed. Gonna go put up a wheelchair ramp for our men's ministry tommorow and my wife has a mile long list of stuff I've been neglecting throughout this project so I doubt I will get back to this until next week.

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by Big T » February 13th, 2019, 9:17 pm

It's really coming together nicely!


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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by hutcho » February 13th, 2019, 9:20 pm

Big T wrote:It's really coming together nicely!
Thank you!

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by hutcho » February 14th, 2019, 12:43 am

Couldn't stand being so close and not finishing up. Went back out after church and worked til almost midnight. There's still a few small loose ends to tie up but other than the trailer this thing is 99% complete.

And as expected, pics. Well just 1 tonight.Image

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Re: Hutch's Mack build

Post by Chromeski » February 17th, 2019, 4:01 am

Looks great! What time is dinner?



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