New trailer build. Some new additions. 5/6/17

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Re: New trailer build. A couple of upgrades. 4/9/16

Postby Mark » Sat Apr 09, 2016 9:05 pm

Great idea k.a.m. Same thing happens to my smaller pit that has a uninsulated firebox. Thing can REALLY be dangerous if someone gets too close and when little ones are running around, I'm always on watch. The larger pit, which has a insulated firebox still gets pretty warm and will burn to the touch too. I use them both as a place to preheat my logs before adding them to the firebox (I'm guessing you do somewhat the same). They ignite almost in a instant even though they are still holding just a bit of moisture. I'll be checking McMaster Carr to see if they have something like what you are using.
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Re: New trailer build. A couple of upgrades. 4/9/16

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:16 pm

Thank You Mark. I am not sure you will find this at McMaster carr but you may.
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Re: New trailer build. I started the grill today. 4/10/16

Postby k.a.m. » Sun Apr 10, 2016 7:17 pm

I had time this afternoon to start the grill it will pretty much mirror the grill on Bahama Mama.
My son found me a piece of 20" pipe about 4' 6" long so I cut it down to 36".
A good clean tip and a way we go I am glad I still have a steady hand.
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I measured out my height and built a skid for the grill to rest in. This will allow me to place it over the cross member where I need it.

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I should have my end cap plate back from the blaster tomorrow.
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 5/1/16

Postby k.a.m. » Sun May 01, 2016 7:17 am

I had some time to get the caps welded out on the grill marked out my 12,3,6,9 and marked out the door.
I tried something new on my cuts to see if it would slow the spring.
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The door marked out. Instead of cutting 1" below 3:00 I made my cut at 3:00 to give me a bit more grate height from my coals.
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I have seen this approach cutting a door a couple of times with mixed reviews so I decided to try it and add my own thoughts. I cut the verticals and then far enough back to put my straps on.
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Then I welded on the straps. Once they cooled down I cut from the center on the horizontal lines to about 2" from my previous cuts stopping there to let the door cool before completing them. I did not see any movement in the door doing this and as of now the sides are still down. When I make the final four cuts we will see if it worked.
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 5/1/16

Postby bbqbuilder » Thu May 05, 2016 9:09 pm

All I can say is....wow!! Super great job!! Best "boat trailer smoker" I've ever seen. Obviously your a talented fabricator, extreme attention to detail. Staying the course and you have an amazing little rig. Great job!!


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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 5/1/16

Postby k.a.m. » Sun May 08, 2016 6:57 am

Thank you bbqbuilder. :D
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 5/1/16

Postby Wtxsmoker » Tue May 10, 2016 6:03 am

Kam buys a bunch of steel and burns a lot of rods. I bet the steel shop and welding shop send him a Christmas card every year.
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 5/1/16

Postby k.a.m. » Tue May 10, 2016 7:52 am

Wtxsmoker wrote:Kam buys a bunch of steel and burns a lot of rods. I bet the steel shop and welding shop send him a Christmas card every year.

Christmas and my Birthday. :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 5/15/16

Postby k.a.m. » Sun May 15, 2016 9:39 pm

I got a little more done to the grill today. I got the door cut out and the seals put on then mounted chamber to the frame. I then built some hinges and a door stop and mounted the door.
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I did have to tweak the door it sprung some but I got it back tight enough for my liking.
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 6/27/16

Postby k.a.m. » Mon Jun 27, 2016 6:14 am

I had some time Sunday to work on the grill. I got the exhausts ,door handles, therm couplings, and the front tray on. I also got the intake spinners cut out.
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Then I cut the spinner openings and tilted the grill to work on the handles.
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Done for the day as I had yard work to do.
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I need to build the coal grate and the cooking grate then she is ready for paint.
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 6/27/16

Postby OldUsedParts » Mon Jun 27, 2016 9:03 am

you da Man, KAM :tup: good quality work for sure :cheers:
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 6/27/16

Postby Boots » Mon Jun 27, 2016 12:58 pm

Thing looks like a Sherman tank.
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 6/27/16

Postby k.a.m. » Tue Jun 28, 2016 8:21 am

Thank You OUP. :D

Thank You Boots. :D I was raised in the oilfield heavy and last a lifetime are in my blood. :lol:
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 6/27/16

Postby CaptJack » Tue Jun 28, 2016 11:09 am

such a GREAT build
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Re: New trailer build. Grill update. 6/27/16

Postby Boots » Tue Jun 28, 2016 12:07 pm

You know, now a paint job would just really finish this off nice, and yer shape gives you all kinds of neat opportunities to get creative. I could easy see it painted like a pig with that clover vent in the snout; a bulldog would come off real good too. And it's just screams out to be painted up to look like a beer keg or a beer can.

VHT makes all kinda high temp primers and paints that are good for 1400-2000 degress (I've used the clear sealer, and it holds up on my firebox fine) and HALLELUJAH! They are now selling it in quarts instead of just rattle cans !!! Just saw this when I was looking up the link fer you. I may have to gear up for a renovation to my Rosebud this fall...


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