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mwells
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 12 10:02 am    Post subject: New offset build *finished* Reply with quote

I've done two stump clones and a couple of UDS'S. One of the uds I built was for a friend. She loved it and decided she wanted a large backyard offset. I did some searching and found a tank. Not sure how big it was, I'm guessing about 120 gal. It was 24 inch in diameter and about 7 ft long.



We got it cut up, got some plate cut for the caps and welded them on. We got the two sections mated up.



Then we had to move it back to the shop. Big tractor came in real handy. We started on the legs tonight. Got them mounted and the lower shelf done. Got her turned upright. I am extremely happy how it is coming together so far.



Next I am going to cut doors and start on racks and rails. I have wheels on order that should be here this week. I plan to do a wrap around shelf. I will not lie, I am copying Gator's 2448 almost to the letter. I don't claim that my quality is anywhere close to his, but I have always loved his designs.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 12 10:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good but those pics are real big the bear is gonna get ya
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 12 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I voluntarily slapped my own hand. Can't figure out how to resize on my iPad. If I figure it out I will fix the pics and put them back up. Till then you have to follow the links.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 12 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

looking good brother!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 20 12 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwells, very nice start on your new project. Very Happy I will be watching for more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 22 12 4:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks good. I just picked up a tank almost just like that, but mine is 30 inches across. Look forward to the build for ideas.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 26 12 4:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Only got a couple hours in this morning, but made some progress. I got my 800 lb casters in this week. I decided to bolt those on instead of weld them. They really make this beast manageable. I also began shaping the ends where the plates were welded on. I need some more flap wheels though. I got the cooker door laid out too.






I have my kids birthday parties this weekend and next, so wont get much more done. But I have Good Friday off. I hope to get to work on it all day and then Saturday. I think 2 good days and I may be real close.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31 12 1:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Doors cut. They came out pretty clean. We used cutting wheels and went real slow.






Wont get anything else done this weekend. Hoping to get 2 full days next weekend though.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31 12 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwells, your cooker project is looking fantastic. Very Happy Those cuts are clean and look real nice well worth the effort and time. Very Happy I look forward to seeing more pics and updates. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31 12 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KAM if you approve I know I am headed in the right direction.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31 12 11:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwells, your project is coming along nicely. Look forward to more updates and pics Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 31 12 10:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

X2 for you too trailerbuilder. I don't even claim to n you guys league. Without you guys knowledge and support I would have never even attempted any of these builds. The lady I'm building ths for is happy and very excited. So I am pleased. Just wish I could get out there today and grt some work done. But a weekend at he lake w the family isn't bad either.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02 12 1:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwells youre cooker is looking great Smile
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 02 12 8:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will be watching as I am looking into doing pretty much the same thing. Looks great so far.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 08 12 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got some more done. We are moving slow but steady. I want this cooker to be right.

We got the top strap welded on and the hinges mounted. I was going to do the hinge style the KAM and others have used but decided I liked the barrel style better as they are low profile, and I could get them much easier.





We got the handle mounted up. Buddy had these tabs laying around and they worked perfectly.



Then we worked on the firebox door. Got the strap welded on and fabbed up a handle. Works pretty good. We did a fire in the cook chamber and the firebox. I just needed to smell some wood burning instead of metal.





Before we quit we welded in the bottom shelf and cut the hole for the exhaust.




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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10 12 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwells Awwsome looking build. Those door handles look great. Wont be to long you are making great progress. Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 10 12 10:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mwells, that looks like some steady one-handed cutting.
I have to use two hands and my cuts still come out crooked. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 11 12 1:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thats my bro in law, its his shop. He was just getting the initial hole cut. After that he went to 2 hands. Plus we were just cutting out the inside circle. The exhaust will mate up to the outside, so it didnt have to be perfect.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 14 12 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mwells, your coming along nicely man Smile Ill be looking for more updates.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 16 12 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man things really slow down when you start on the details. I worked about 7 hours today. Doesn't look like I got 7 hours worth done though.

I got racks, runners and anti-tippers installed. I don't have one of the bottom racks in cause we still have a couple holes to patch in the bottom and the heat deflector to weld in still thought it would be easier to work from the bottom up on that side.



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The bottom rack is split in half. They are 22x23 each. The top is 15x45.

Here is a custom touch I haven't seen here before. We had some of these small Texas shapes. So we used them as door stops.





And the firebox door and damper is in. We had the 10 inch damper cut on a plasma table. I really like how it turned out.


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