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Post by Rodcrafter » November 15th, 2014, 7:53 am

I have been working on this for some time now. I would have been posting pictures as I go but it has been a very slow process and I knew it would be . Doing this stuff at work so I have to give the company some of my time. lol
So I wanted to use my bigger smoker without loading it on a trailer. So I cut off the fork tubes that it has been mounted on. After I found some scrap angle to make a trailer frame out of. So this is how I do some stuff on a low budget. I know this is the hard way but the steel is free and I am at work doing this in my spare time so why not right?
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I'll post some more soon. It is so much better having it like this. I have 2 racks for the cowboy cooker so more to come.


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Post by Puff » November 15th, 2014, 8:19 am

You sly fox....How long did you think you could keep this from us? Is this the project you may have hinted to on a few occasions? This is all free material? That looks very accommodating. Can't see in the shadow, is that the kitchen sink?


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 15th, 2014, 8:31 am

lol, it's almost all free material I did buy the small angle and flat bar and the axle and trailer jack and expanded metal. But the hitch I use on another trailer too so it was free too.


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Post by Big T » November 15th, 2014, 9:10 pm

That's one heck of a trailer you've got there, I like the wood basket on the side.
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Post by Rodcrafter » November 15th, 2014, 10:04 pm

Thanks Big T


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Post by Grabber70Mach » November 16th, 2014, 7:04 am

Looks really nice.

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Post by Rodcrafter » November 16th, 2014, 8:22 am

Thanks guys


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Post by Smokeone » November 16th, 2014, 4:25 pm

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Post by Rodcrafter » November 16th, 2014, 8:53 pm

Thanks guys I'll get it finished soon


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Post by Puff » November 16th, 2014, 9:52 pm

In looking again at your pictures, I see the swing out bowl. How are you planning to heat this in order to cook something on it?


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 17th, 2014, 12:51 pm

It is like a charcoal grill, I have made 2 racks for it one will be adjusted to cooking level and the other will set above that one and since they will both be on the same shaft holding them up the top one can swing out of the way if you want to address something cooking on the lower level. You know there is always kids that just want hot dogs or hamburgers so I added this to meet that need. When I get her all painted up I'll show some more pics of how it works, if you didn't understand my Texan explanation. lol


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Post by Puff » November 17th, 2014, 2:19 pm

Oh... Got it now. I called a friend in Amarillo and another in Austin...they explained it! :biggrillin:

Your explanation gave me a much clearer understanding. So your really covering all bases. I'm sure the painted parts will detail the highlights


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 17th, 2014, 4:14 pm

I thought I would post a couple pics of it together so you can see how it works.

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I hope it will look better when details are complete.


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 18th, 2014, 9:39 pm

MTF
Thanks for the idea.


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Post by Big T » November 18th, 2014, 10:44 pm

That's a nice set up you got there RC.


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Post by Puff » November 18th, 2014, 10:47 pm

It's a good concept with functional use. Would be a good addition to almost any trailer combo or even outdoor kitchen area


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 19th, 2014, 5:21 am

Thanks guys


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Re: Making it mobile

Post by bbroper » November 19th, 2014, 1:19 pm

RC that is a nice setup. I would like to have one on my smoker.



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Post by Gizmo » November 20th, 2014, 1:17 pm

Impressive RC - VERY Impressive :kewl:


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 20th, 2014, 6:14 pm

Thanks Gizmo
I can hardly wait to finish it and paint everything.


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Post by Gizmo » November 20th, 2014, 7:16 pm

Anything there to lock those grates/bowl during travel? :-B


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Post by Rodcrafter » November 20th, 2014, 10:21 pm

Oh I thought you might have seen in one of the earlier pictures the bowl stowed in the framework of the rear wood basket. I believe one of the grates will also. But everything is one one shaft in an tube type of assembly. There is an receiver tube mounted on the back of the FB. The swing arm sets in that, then the basin sets in a tube in that, then a 14" shaft slides in a tube in the basin, then the grates stack on each other using the same system. So it all comes apart to be stowed until needed.

Is that clear as mud! No wise cracks about the shafts mentioned above DC.


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Post by Gizmo » November 23rd, 2014, 10:42 am

got it!


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