Old Smokey Got a Makeover

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Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby Williep » Fri Mar 03, 2017 3:14 pm

The only time's I use the Old Smokey is at beach gathering's, NHRA Spring Nationals and thing's like that. I went to clean it up and it needed a little work done on it, needed a new grill, bottom grate, the handle on the lid was broke and the bottom damper was rusted out. This may seem like a lot of work or trouble for something like this but I enjoyed doing it. I bought a new grill (one that flip's open), bottom grate, replaced most of the screw's and nut's with stainless, made a handle for the lid and a damper for the bottom. I cut out a piece of expanded metal to lay on top of the grill and that's when one thing led to another and another and another. As you can see by the pic's, I'm not using the new grill after all.

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Postby OldUsedParts » Fri Mar 03, 2017 4:26 pm

:tup: Red Green would be proud :salut: :cheers:
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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby TwoGuysBBQ » Fri Mar 03, 2017 5:19 pm

Looks good, The nationals are coming up! Got to start making plans to head to Baytown.

OUP,... Red-Green love that show. from Possum lake, Canada :laughing7:

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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby CaptJack » Fri Mar 03, 2017 9:57 pm

very kewl
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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby castironchris » Sat Mar 04, 2017 7:24 am

Love that grate!!
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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby Williep » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:30 am

OldUsedParts wrote::tup: Red Green would be proud :salut: :cheers:


I did not know what Red Green was, I had to google it. :dont: :dont:
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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby Williep » Sat Mar 04, 2017 8:52 am

TwoGuysBBQ wrote:Looks good, The nationals are coming up! Got to start making plans to head to Baytown.



Let me know if you make it down and you can stop by for a cold one and there may be something on the Old Smokey on Friday, they feed us on Saturday and Sunday so there may or may not be anything on the grill but there will be something to drink every day. I'm normally parked about 300 ft. straight out from the ticket booth, TEC parking.



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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby OldUsedParts » Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:19 am

Williep wrote:
OldUsedParts wrote::tup: Red Green would be proud :salut: :cheers:

I did not know what Red Green was, I had to google it. :dont: :dont:


awww, what a shame - - - his Motto was "Duct Tape, the handyman's secret weapon"

of you have time youtube some of the Episodes and watch Red and Harold take to worries of the world off your mind :tup: :cheers:
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Postby mrxlh » Sat Mar 11, 2017 6:36 pm

Nice mods.
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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby Williep » Sun Mar 12, 2017 6:45 am

Cut the leg's off so it wouldn't fall over in the back of the truck and built a stand for it.

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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby bsooner75 » Sun Mar 12, 2017 7:34 am

WillieP- that's pretty slick. Back when I had an Old Smokey I do seem to remember it being a little on the tippy side.


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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby CaptJack » Sun Mar 12, 2017 11:40 am

really nice Willie
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Re: Old Smokey Got a Makeover

Postby castironchris » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:14 am

Looks good!!
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