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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » February 26th, 2016, 5:02 pm

Sweet I've had mine open for a couple of weeks while doing a few things. The wind and rain come and I just keep on doing my thing.


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » February 27th, 2016, 10:57 am

Thanks fellas.
Going to use a 3/4" grade 8 bolt for hinge pin. Main cover is 2" tubing side panels are 1.5" tubing. Hinge is gonna be like this.
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Since the 1.5" slides inside the 2" so nice, I think I'm going to make the braces with the two. Getting closer to paint. ;))))


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Stewart » February 27th, 2016, 11:00 am

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » February 27th, 2016, 12:25 pm

What sorta mechanical opening devise are you going to use? I see this is going to be heavy. You know I don't see anything wrong with heavy, it just becomes too much to do by hand.

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Post by forty_creek » February 27th, 2016, 1:49 pm

Spring loaded pins that will be attached with a cable to the center from each end to a pull style latch to be able to swing out. The support/brace arms are going to have a swivel hinge 1.5" tubing that will slide into a 2" tubing which will swivel also. If it is too heavy for two guys to handle I will improvise a mechanical system to extend them. I have some ideas already. But hope to not have to go that route.
I prefer heavy...


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » February 27th, 2016, 5:50 pm

LOL me too


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » February 27th, 2016, 5:57 pm

Got one side panel tacked on today. Weight isn't bad.
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Post by Squiggle » February 27th, 2016, 6:40 pm

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » February 27th, 2016, 8:26 pm

LOL, not heavy for that hoist. It's going to be awesome


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » February 27th, 2016, 10:36 pm

Hoist was just holding it up to check it out. LoL


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

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Post by forty_creek » March 12th, 2016, 1:42 pm

Just an update. Cover and fold out sides are complete.
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So far I can raise them by myself.
Next is additional storage rack and a fold up shelf along the main CC.
Then paint!!!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Big T » March 12th, 2016, 3:43 pm

What a Beast !! It's going to take 5 gallons of paint to cover that thing! :kewl:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » March 12th, 2016, 4:35 pm

Awesome work FC, can't wait to see it all coloured up! :kewl:


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Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » March 12th, 2016, 9:29 pm

Very nice FC! I like the pin system. The best thing I can mention about your shelf in front of the CC is; try to get 6" below the doors at least. Or what you set on it will always be in the way.

After going back to look at the front of it again, I guess that is what you're planning since it folds up you will still be able to clean your fenders.

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 12th, 2016, 9:58 pm

Thanks fellas!
Dead-on RC on the fold up! I'm setting it so it will just clear the fender. Not sure what the height will be but I think it's more than 6"s. For the exact reason you mentioned. I want the doors to clear food and adult beverages...
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » March 13th, 2016, 9:41 am

You are some sort of special FC. I'm just not sure what kind. lol


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Dirtytires » March 13th, 2016, 10:55 am

Too cool....way too cool.



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 13th, 2016, 11:11 am

HEHEEE


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Smurf » March 13th, 2016, 8:19 pm

FC you sure do have a rig to be proud of. Lots of cool ideas on it. Inspiration for us all. :beer: Thanks



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 13th, 2016, 8:24 pm

Thanks Smurf!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Dirtytires » March 13th, 2016, 8:40 pm

So, if I might ask.....how hard is that wing to raise? Did you counter weight it? It's gonna get even heavier with a skin on it.



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Weldun » March 13th, 2016, 9:03 pm

Nice work! You've got a some serious time invested in that project, not to mention the the "thinking" time.


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