My new smoker

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My new smoker

Postby ikiru » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:54 am

Well...not "new" as in right from the production line new, but rather new to me.

I picked it up on Craigslist for $50. The story behind this is that this guy had it custom built for him several years ago from a person who makes smokers. A couple of years back, he passed away and the smoker was left to his wife. His wife was moving out of their house and needed to get rid of the smoker. I contacted her and picked it up. The smoker was heavy (which I consider a positive sign)!

As you can see the outside was totally rusted out and needed some cosmetic work. After a couple hours of sanding, a couple cans of duplicoat high heat engine paint (1200 degrees) and a bit of elbow grease, I think Im almost done. Anyway, here are some before and after pics. I hope to get the thing fired up soon.

Thanks for looking!

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Right from Craigslist

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After I knocked off the rust scale and applied some rust jelly

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Primed, ready for some paint

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Added some new handles. Ready for some Q!

-ikiru

*enjoy the sauce*
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Postby TX Sandman » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:16 am

Welcome aboard, ikiru!

ikiru wrote:Well...not "new" as in right from the production line new, but rather new to me.


Coulda fooled me! If you hadn't said somethin', or just posted that last pic, I'd never have guessed! When you fire it up, please take some pics of it in action!
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Postby SteerCrazy » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:22 am

welcome to the forum ikiru

nice score from craigslist! you cleaned her up nice :D
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Postby OSD » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:36 am

Nice job and a great find. :D :D Now let's see some smoke coming out of the stack. :D 8)
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Postby DATsBBQ » Thu Sep 20, 2007 9:39 am

Looks better than new. Congrats on the new pit. :D
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Postby Papa Tom » Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:38 am

Welcome, congrats, good job and season that pit well....then enjoy.
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Postby DaHorns » Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:23 pm

Welcome to the forum, nice lookin' pit and looks like you goy a good deal on it. Thanks for the step by step photos, I like the progression. Congrats on the new pic!!
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Postby ChileFarmer » Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:17 pm

Welcome ikiru, very nice Restoration job. Labor of love?
Like OSD said lets see some smoke coming out that stack. :D CF
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Postby antaean7 » Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:25 am

IKIRU,
welcome aboard. You did a reat job on cleaning her up. Looks GREAT !! you got it for $50.00? You got a good deal looks like.
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Postby Allie » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:55 am

YOu did an awesome job cleaning that smoker! What a great deal!
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Postby Paulr » Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:52 pm

Nice job restoring that baby, what was the inside like?
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Postby Gator » Fri Sep 21, 2007 5:09 pm

Nice Job - Im with the others, time for some smokin! Remember to take pics! 8) :D
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Postby DJ » Fri Sep 21, 2007 7:18 pm

Xcellent Job, very impressive!
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Postby ikiru » Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:57 pm

Here you go...smoke...

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-ikiru

*enjoy the sauce*
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Postby ChileFarmer » Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:52 pm

OK I see the smoke, whats behind door number 2?
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