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Trade ya for a beer / A 125's second life
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Wreckless
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 7:52 pm    Post subject: Trade ya for a beer / A 125's second life Reply with quote

Nope. Not another bar joke. The kiddo and his lady friend are enjoying a beer when a fellow patron overhears BBQ talk. Typical bar stuff. Long story short, the guy says he has a propane tank at the house he'd part with for a beer. The kiddo buys him two, grabs a ph # and figures that's that. Next day, on the chance this was legit, before the generousity or the beer fully wore off, we were off to score this tank and give it a good home. It was legit.

No here and there placement of the nipple ports, these were lined up like ducks in a row. It looked to be an easy cut and patch job. But as it goes, not all is as it should be. After the standard CYA treatment to ensure there would be nothing noteworthy other than a few cold sweats, I cut into the tank. My good friend and part time mentor in the ways of BBQ fab, k.a.m., has mentioned that he can hear a tank talking to him as he cut into it. Mine was screaming and finished with a nice ka-chung along with a bit of a visual when the last of the cut was made. Hmm...May have a problem child on my hands.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice score!!! Looking forward to watching this build.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 8:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The thought of gull wing doors pulling an even worse performance than the port cutout was not really how i wanted this to go. Idea Time for plan B. Being quite the admirer of Stilwell Chucks work, it was time to see if I could pay at least a little bit of homage to his latest beauty and bypass the whole sordid affair of " Whacking the piss" out of a door that didn't understand how to work and play well with others. The port hole was already there, i figured I may as well use it for something... somehow this showed up
Kind of looked to be a mess maker with it being above future cooking grates so the interior was built with a downward chamfer effect, funneling everything down into one port along the backside. The entire interior was fully welded and ground smooth for a tidy exit of all drippings down the back side of the vert into the main chamber and on to the drain. Not entirely sure as to how the flow would work with only the intake and exit dampers to control the heat, two sliding dampers were added for adjustment and to totally shut it off when not in use.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt. Stel wrote:
Nice score!!! Looking forward to watching this build.

Sgt. Stel

Thanks Sgt. Stel. It'll be a quick one. Wink
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With the little vert roughed in, it was time for the " I want to grow up to be like Chuck's pit" follow thru...



It started to grow some racks, a stack, and a firebox as it matured along with the way


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The original idea being to become a beast of a backyarder, along comes an investor or rather " Can I have that when you're done?", having heard thru the grapevine that sometimes BBQ pits happen out in my shop. " And I would like wheels with that, please". It would sit alongside his '72 Shelby fastback in times of rest. Nice enough fellow, good home, i would be honored to put some wheels under it. With no current mode of transpo under it tho, getting it out of the shop for a trailer build was going to be a beyotch I was thinking. Turns out my thought was correct. Me, myself and I, along with the A-frame, butt end of the flatbed, a bit of rigging and some stunts that would make McGuyver proud, the shop was cleared.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking work, and original take on the warmer box to be sure! Cool
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 25 11 11:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It was now time for the rolling stock. A 2" x 3" 11Ga frame with cross members was mated to 1 3500# single axle. Atop sits an ample wood bin, an enclosed dual burner propane setup ( store bought burner setup), a 40" x 26" cooler storage with tie downs, a lockable storage with a 3/4" custom cut cutting board mat'l prep table on top, a swivel Bulldog jack for tailgate down use, and a seal tight 110V plug outlet with pigtail in the " A" frame section. The prep table is recessed and sealed 1/8" below the housing frame for a dish effect to hold the juices and other prep work under control until cleanup. The rear light housings were tied into a step for function and a clean lead in to the fenders. Ex metal was used underneath to create a bottom deck. A white metal blast was done prior to paint and cleaned it up nicely. The entire build was a fun one but in no way done without some fantastic, top notch assistance. I could think of no one better than to call on the advice, expertise, and experience of k.a.m. and TrailerBuilder. The list of assistance was long but distinguished. It would be lesser, if at all, without your help. My hat's off to you two. Thank You!! The following is what transpired to the finish...








A last special Thank You to Chuck who unknowingly inspired the vault door design. Yours is a beauty, Thank You for sharing your build and hopefully pleased with what it inspired. Very Happy Cool
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 2:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!! Very nice work! I absolutely LOVE IT!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 4:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really nice job, & a great idea ( I think) on the warmer oven. Some super fab work there...
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 6:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mike, I am glad you finally lost your bashful side and posted this one of a kind kick A$$ cooker. Very Happy Man oh Man you out did yourself on this one my Friend. Very nice work indeed. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 6:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wreckless that is one kickazz smoker build.......I also like the fact that I didn't have to be kept in suspense to get to the payoff Cool ......Turned out beautiful man. I hope mine is as nice when she's done.

One quick question, have you used the burners yet??? I'm going to do the same thing on mine and was wondering how good they work.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

QUICK !!! Holy SMACK !!!!

Awesome looking cooker!!! Well done!!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sgt. Stel wrote:
QUICK !!! Holy SMACK !!!!

Awesome looking cooker!!! Well done!!

Sgt. Stel

Hey Sarge we don't mess around in Texas. Very Happy Well some of us don't. Embarassed Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 7:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wreckless, outstanding build. Very Happy
It doesn't seem you missed any detail on the build. I just can't figure how you got it all done in one day. Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 10:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Way to go Wreckless you did a awesome job on that build congrats on a great cooker
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 11:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wreckless, I have to agree with Kevin on this one, it's about time you lost your bashful side! Laughing Seriously brother, you have turned out one damn nice cooker. I have been lucky enough to watch this one come together from the day it arrived from the "beer traders" place. (which I still can't believe you pulled off a tank for a couple beers that you didn't even buy) It's been an honor to be along for the ride and to help design on your dime. Very Happy You have truly outdone yourself on this build and you have set the standard pretty darn high for the rest of us and also your next adventure. Very nice work Mike. A job beyond well done. One thing though...only thing I can't see in the pictures is the "copper crap" Shocked Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 12:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good Stuff Wreckless, I see u got those red Doors Figured out LOL ! nice work!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great Cooker Love you building Style.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 26 11 10:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What an AWESOME smoker build!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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