Santa Maria Grille rebuild

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Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by tinspark » May 12th, 2020, 7:26 pm

A friend picked up a small back yard Santa Maria grille a few weeks ago pretty cheap. He asked me to take off the old scroll work, and get it working properly. It was originally constructed from 3/16" plate and for being probably 30 years old was not rusted out too bad. I had to rebuild the crank mechanism and add caster plates and casters. Added a 5/8" axle shaft and wheel . He had some logos that he wanted on it too. So I built and burned them and mounted everything with stand-off brackets with bolt on design in case he wanted to repaint stuff in the future. Shot it with 3 coats of high heat paint and delivered it back to him yesterday. He loved it!
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Re: Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by Big T » May 12th, 2020, 8:57 pm

That looks like a fun project that turned out great! :beer:


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Re: Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by Dirtytires » May 12th, 2020, 10:49 pm

Good to be handy, isn’t it!



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Re: Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by Pete Mazz » May 13th, 2020, 3:32 am

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Re: Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by tinspark » May 13th, 2020, 1:44 pm

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Dirtytires wrote:
May 12th, 2020, 10:49 pm
Good to be handy, isn’t it!
Yeah, being handy has its advantages.. But while the wife and 3 kids are playing on their devices all day,(California covid19 lockdown thru August!) I try it and get bored after 2 minutes and have to do something with my hands.
Off I go to the shop to tinker on something. A buddy is bringing a 110 gal tank next week and we are going to build a bbq for him. He wants one like the Lang grille that goes on their trailers. Just the grille.. he cooks over an open flame to sear, then moves everything over off the heat to get some smoke and finish his cook.. not too much material or cost to build this way.. Its sorta the same process as the Santa Maria style of cooking
Added a few more pics if the Santa Maria grille rebuild..
He wanted me to replcace his crank wheel on this Santa Maria. I told him that that wheel was the coolest thing on the grille and shiwed him the old wheelbarrow wheel I got from my fatherinlaws ranch, Its the same wheel! .. sears Roebuck 1910 model.. I didn't touch it!! 100 plus year old wheel . Cant find one of those around here too often!
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Re: Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by towtruck » May 13th, 2020, 2:26 pm

That turned out nice. I like cooking on that style of grill. The new bbq/ smoker I built on my trailer smoker will double as a Santa Maria with the lid opened up. I can move the fire up and down far enough to mimic a Santa Maria.



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Re: Santa Maria Grille rebuild

Post by ajfoxy » May 16th, 2020, 9:12 pm

Yep, that turned out very nice. :kewl:


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