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Competition trailer #2. A couple of additions 5/6/17
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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13 15 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I got the end caps welded on to the chamber it is a long way around 24" pipe with a stick. Laughing
Tonight I will lay out the chamber with my reference marks and see what I can get for doors.









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PostPosted: Mon Jul 13 15 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking like the k.a.m. is in hyper-focus on the build.

coming along nice and i just noticed one of your storage cabinets behind the cooking chamber picture. Laughing the one with the flat tire Shocked Shocked Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14 15 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You deere green. Very Happy Yeah it has already been cleaned out once Laughing It is a great place to throw small pieces of steel, beer cans, beer bottles, rod butts, shavings. Did I say beer cans already? Laughing
Seriously though that will become the grill on this build, I am working my way to it. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14 15 8:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I marked out my doors this evening. It looks like I will have two 25" wide doors with a 3" center bar.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14 15 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking mighty nice brother. Very Happy Good luck with the cut.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 15 15 7:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Flyingj. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16 15 5:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Flyingj wrote:
Looking mighty nice brother. Very Happy Good luck with the cut.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 16 15 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think you could make the center bar hinged as well, then you could make it a 53" opening for doing MIM whole hog cooks too! Wink Laughing Wink
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 19 15 11:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You missionsusmc. Very Happy

Thank You Chris
. Very Happy I believe I will leave it solid. Wink Very Happy

Today I cut the doors out and got the cooking chamber on its temporary stands. Tomorrow I will mount the firebox and finish the cookers legs.




A clean tip makes for very little slag.


Next was getting the cooker on the trailer. I place a jack under the back cross member and chocked the wheels then used my come along to hoist her up.



















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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20 15 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man Kevin, you have been getting after it. Very Happy Looks great. In response to your comment: "a clean tip makes for very little slag." Yeah right. That plus a plethora of other things, mainly an experienced and talented hand guiding it. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20 15 9:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Flyingj. Very Happy Yes a steady hand and knowledge of the torch helps. Very Happy
I got the firebox mounted today and all the cooking chamber supports in place. It was a long day I am not as young as I used to be. Laughing
The angle iron is a ledger for the firebox to bump up against.


My trusty come along and a lot of clamps I got her true. Very Happy















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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20 15 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Once again, the master making it look easy!

The new rig looks to be coming along great, k.a.m. I'm looking forward to watching your progress for ideas to poach. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21 15 5:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Eating a elephant a bite at a time.... enjoyed looking at the show Kam.... Excellent Job..... I see how the Egyptians built what they did..... with rigging like you have........ that shows this is not your 1st rodeo........ Gonna be a nice tight rig.... I like what I see!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21 15 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking good. You made some good progress in just a few days! How much clearance are you going to have under the firebox? How far will the doors be from the ground?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21 15 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You M4Carbine. Very Happy Not so sure about the Master Laughing I just do what comes natural. Very Happy

Thank You Paul. Very Happy I am glad you stopped in my Friend. Very Happy You and Tyler are knocking them out of the park, Awesome builds coming out of Alabama. Very Happy It was nice talking with you today my Friend. Very Happy

Thank You missionsusmc. Very Happy The firebox clearance is 11.5" The grate height is 38".
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21 15 6:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very nice! It's almost like you've done this once or twice before! Very Happy

It's threads like this that make me realize the need to get back to my 2 year build..... Embarassed
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22 15 7:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Pete. Very Happy Yes Sir I have put a few together I also ran an oilfield truck fab shop for quite a few years that helps to be able to adapt to various situations when you work by yourself. Very Happy If I have a place to hang a hoist I can make it happen. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22 15 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been following this thread closely, and I once again am quite impressed. I have a similar size cooker that you helped me with adding a warming box to awhile back, and I'm hoping I can pick your brain a little as far as adding a top and wings to my trailer. What are your thoughts about clearance from the top of the stack to the bottom of the roof? I'd like to keep the roof height as short as possible, within reason, but need the smoke to clear out effectively. Also, what do I need to make sure I do or don't do in regards to having the skin ripped off during highway travel?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23 15 8:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Bob. Very Happy Yes Sir I remember that one. Very Happy
My exhaust will be under the front edge of the canopy I am sure at times the smoke will likely hover under it but we usually have a decent wind blowing. My top is 7'6" off the ground as of right now I will have 20"/24" of 6" pipe for my exhaust. putting me about 16" off my roof.
For fastening the R-panels I use SS #10 roofing screws I have them on Bahama Mama and have pulled her 70 MPH with no problems. I will be glad to help you lay out your roof if you have any questions feel free to ask. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 23 15 7:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks much - I'd like to keep the roof within about 20" off the top of the stack, but just wasn't confident that it would be enough, until now.
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