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24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:42 am
by secondhandsmoke
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.

Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 4:40 pm
by Txdragon
Looking darn good already! Welcome to the forum and keep us posted :salut: :texas:

Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 6:30 pm
by Williep
Can't wait to see it finished.

Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 4:53 am
by secondhandsmoke
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

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 7:01 am
by k.a.m.
Very nice work looking great. :D

Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Wed Jan 25, 2017 9:32 am
by rus_bro
Looks like its coming together quickly. Very nice work to this point.


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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 4:08 am
by secondhandsmoke
A bit more progress today, got the firebox door hinges sorted....Image


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Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 8:25 am
by Williep
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.

Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 9:08 am
by rus_bro
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.

rb

Re: 24" Trailer Offset Build

Posted: Thu Jan 26, 2017 2:51 pm
by secondhandsmoke
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

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 8:15 pm
by secondhandsmoke
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

Posted: Fri Jan 27, 2017 10:42 pm
by freddie987
Looks awesome mate

Re: 24

Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 6:24 am
by Williep
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

Posted: Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:24 pm
by secondhandsmoke
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

Posted: Mon May 15, 2017 3:02 am
by secondhandsmoke
I got this thing finished a while ago....

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