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24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:42 am

Hi All,

Just thought I'd share some pictures from my build.

Having never built a smoker and having never welded anything remotely this big, I think it's coming along ok so far.....

Did some rough designs in Sketchup.

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Cooking chamber is 24" x 60" (or 600mm x 1500mm for those from around here). On the other side of the cooking chamber, there will be a prep bench that will have a HDPE cutting board and fire wood storage underneath. In front of that is the storage for my other passion - Home Brew. Two corny kegs and a jockey box for serving.

A mate gave me an old, rusty 6'x4' box trailer, so I promptly removed the side and the floor. The chassis is still in pretty good nick.

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Next, I started work on the prep bench and wood storage.

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Then, picked up the pipe and got it mounted to the trailer.

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That's where I'm up to now. Hoping to get the end plates for the cooking chamber and the steel for the firebox back from the laser cutters tomorrow.
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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby Txdragon » Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:40 pm

Looking darn good already! Welcome to the forum and keep us posted :salut: :texas:
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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby Williep » Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm

Can't wait to see it finished.
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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:53 am

Got a bit more work done this afternoon...

All of the laser cut parts arrived today, so I tacked the firebox together.

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Made the firebox door

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These are the cooking chamber hinges I had laser cut.

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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby k.a.m. » Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:01 am

Very nice work looking great. :D
Always remember slow and steady wins the race.

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My Hybrid cooker.
Competition trailer #2.
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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby rus_bro » Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:32 am

Looks like its coming together quickly. Very nice work to this point.


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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:08 am

A bit more progress today, got the firebox door hinges sorted....Image


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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby Williep » Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:25 am

Nice. You may want to use something different than those nut's and bolt's on the hinges, the nut's might back off with the opening and closing of the door, just my 2 cent's.
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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby rus_bro » Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:08 am

Williep wrote:Nice. You may want to use something different than those nut's and bolt's on the hinges, the nut's might back off with the opening and closing of the door, just my 2 cent's.


+1 on that... thought the same thing when i saw it.

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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:51 pm

Williep wrote:Nice. You may want to use something different than those nut's and bolt's on the hinges, the nut's might back off with the opening and closing of the door, just my 2 cent's.


I was thinking of tacking the nuts on so that they can't loosen...

Either that or maybe use a clevis pin and R Clip???

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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:15 pm

Some more progress, 4 day weekend in Australia this weekend!! Having issues with the wire feed on the MIG so it's been slow going....

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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby freddie987 » Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:42 pm

Looks awesome mate
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Re: 24

Postby Williep » Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:24 am

You could just double nut it. Your project is looking good.


secondhandsmoke wrote:
Williep wrote:Nice. You may want to use something different than those nut's and bolt's on the hinges, the nut's might back off with the opening and closing of the door, just my 2 cent's.


I was thinking of tacking the nuts on so that they can't loosen...

Either that or maybe use a clevis pin and R Clip???

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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:24 pm

I've been a bit slack with the updates, but I'm slowly chipping away at this thing....

Cooking grates done

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Chimney on. I found some stainless pipe in the scrap bin at work. Score!

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Finished up the firebox door latch.

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Not far to go now.
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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Postby secondhandsmoke » Mon May 15, 2017 3:02 am

I got this thing finished a while ago....

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