Great Ideas on the steering assembly!hogaboomer wrote: ↑November 7th, 2020, 5:06 pmI put a 1-1/2 inch pipe about 8 inches long on the bottom of the smoker, and I welded a 2 inch schedule 80 pipe on the axle to slide over it. It works really nicely. There's just enough clearance to turn freely and not be sloppy and wiggly. I did the same thing for the wheels. I also welded a stopper on the axle and steering pipe so it couldn't fall out if I hit a big bump, but it can still be taken apart by turning the axle past 90 degrees.
I'll go out and take some pics for you.
Those wheel hubs would have been a lot easier and faster to do if I had a lathe. It was a lot of work doing it with a grinder.
Saskattak wrote: ↑November 8th, 2020, 8:55 pmI think I would need to add some grease points due to my climate, the steel on steel will eventually sieze ungreased.
R U just planning on drilling and tapping the small 1/4”/20 style grease zerks? Pretty effective way to keep the pipe in pipe lubricated and free from seizing?
That would be epic. Hearing 1an old one lunger sled and see a guy sitting on a smoker putting across the snow.dacolson wrote:Great ideas. Saskattak - we could swap the front wheels for snow machine skis. I think I could work out how to mount my current build on the old ' 68 Ski-Doo up at the shack.
Saskattak wrote: ↑November 9th, 2020, 8:18 pmThat would be epic. Hearing 1an old one lunger sled and see a guy sitting on a smoker putting across the snow.dacolson wrote:Great ideas. Saskattak - we could swap the front wheels for snow machine skis. I think I could work out how to mount my current build on the old ' 68 Ski-Doo up at the shack.
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Hello. Would you be able to provide more overall photos of yoir smoker/cart? Im trying to determine wheel placements but have a maximum width of 44" (so it will gwt in/out of my backyard). Worried about the tires being too close to the firebox.hogaboomer wrote:Thanks! Honestly, I was surprised at how well it works. I was afraid it might be tippy in a turn, but it stays rock solid no matter how much I turn the axle.
Interesting. I am smack dad in the middle of the prairies so bad rust isnt a thing. However any bare iron based steel will rust exposed to moisture so be great to oil it right after I finish fabbing indoors.hogaboomer wrote:The linseed oil works pretty good at stopping rust. I've not had any rust pop up on the parts that I oiled. A lot of people down here put it on the underside of their vehicles to keep down rust from driving on the beach around the salt water.
Its in the jar of ideas. I have a HD mechanic buddy and a millwright buddy all over me for that lol. Thankful as their experience will ensure it works smoothly.dacolson wrote:You almost have to put a little 5hp go cart motor on there with a slip clutch. Seems a shame not to have one.
Thanks! You were kind enough to kickstart my imagination! So, thank you.hogaboomer wrote:That thing is sick!!! Nice job!