Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

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Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » January 6th, 2016, 9:44 pm

I'm sure you have to be confused by the title of this thread. This is the deal, when I made my smoker I didn't know about the "pit calc" until I was done. So the FB was a bit small for the rest of the rig. Then after I was here for a while I fell in love with the cabinet above the FB idea. And after going to the "Gathering" in MO, I really liked the GF cookers. So me being a problem child, I wanted it all. So after a couple of other projects I began to do it.

Here's the FB with a temporary 6" tube in the hole that will go into the WC.
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Then the Fire Basket

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Then the WC and married them together Image

Then the insulation and second plate
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A damper between the two

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The GF device

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Installing it

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Shelf guides installing
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Making WC door tomorrow I already made the FB door, the ash box door and GF shoot door.


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Baker76 » January 6th, 2016, 9:59 pm

Good job.

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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Weldun » January 6th, 2016, 10:48 pm

Someone's been busy, looks like you'll have plenty of capacity. I'm anxious to see this build in action, nice work!


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Big T » January 6th, 2016, 11:33 pm

What's the plan for the GF unit, are you going to enclose it, any insulation around it ?
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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Pete Mazz » January 7th, 2016, 4:43 am

Damn RC! Where's the microwave and dishwasher going??? :beer:


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » January 7th, 2016, 7:20 am

Thanks guys, you made me laugh with that comment Pete.
Big T wrote:What's the plan for the GF unit, are you going to enclose it, any insulation around it ?
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I'm going to try and run it without insulating it. Down here I'm hoping I won't need to. I believe I will be able to preheat the steel with the FB below the cabinet. Then switch to the GF feature for my overnight cooks or while I'm busy at work. If that doesn't work the way I want it to, I will be able to cook on it like an UDS until I get it insulated.

The FB is made of 3 pieces 1/2" and 3 pieces of 3/8" but I didn't have enough of any of that steel to use in full pieces so I had to weld at least 2 pieces together to get each plate. That was a hassle but easier than buying 1/2" plate. I'll keep you updated as things come together.


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Smurf » January 7th, 2016, 7:28 am

Nice job RC. :kewl:



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Post by WyomingLawDog » January 7th, 2016, 7:02 pm

Cool looking build, will be fun to see it in action!



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Post by Puff » January 7th, 2016, 8:31 pm

I only just saw this whole post.... Like I said, AWESOME! Someone told me many years ago...give a busy man another thing to do and it gets done.


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Post by forty_creek » January 8th, 2016, 1:57 am

Strong Work RC!!!!


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 8th, 2016, 9:51 pm

Thanks fellas, I'll get some more done next week.


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Post by The Czar » January 8th, 2016, 10:30 pm

I thought GF was for girlfriend


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Post by Rodcrafter » January 9th, 2016, 7:37 am

I'm sure you did.


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » January 23rd, 2016, 5:34 pm

Got a little more done, so here's the update. Image


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Post by SAFETYHARBORREDNECK » February 4th, 2016, 8:30 am

Lookin real good RC.Can't wait to see the Q she'll make.
Is this a patio model or goin on a trailer?


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 4th, 2016, 9:07 am

This is going to replace the firebox on my trailer rig. It is already on the trailer. The axle and stuff should be in today to make it a 2 axle rig because I make stuff "so heavy". lol


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Post by Pete Mazz » February 4th, 2016, 3:58 pm

No pics..... :rulz:


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 4th, 2016, 5:40 pm

You're right Pete, well here it is so far.

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Remember there will be another axle, I have to cut this one loose and join the two together then weld it back on.


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Post by BurnBern » February 4th, 2016, 7:16 pm

It looks awesome and well done. I've been following your build as I'm seriously thinking of build a GF cooker. Looking forward to see how it cooks.



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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by Rodcrafter » February 11th, 2016, 5:05 pm

I got a little more done, so I thought I would let you see it.

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Post by Squiggle » February 11th, 2016, 5:12 pm

That looks awesome dude, well done! :kewl:


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Post by Weldun » February 11th, 2016, 9:05 pm

I'm sure the pics make the whole process look much simpler, nice work Rodcrafter!


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Post by Rodcrafter » February 11th, 2016, 9:13 pm

Thanks fellas, I still have lots to do to this rig, but it is mobile and a cooking rascal. I cooked a couple packer briskets 2 Boston butts and 10# of chicken and only used about 1/8 the capacity. Love it


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Post by forty_creek » February 11th, 2016, 10:47 pm

Strong Work my friend!


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Re: Trailer rig FB/WC/GF modification

Post by BitBucket » February 16th, 2016, 1:52 pm

RC, I've been thinking quite a bit about how to handle shade/weather protection on my RF trailer rig. Being Alaskan guarantees low sun tolerance, and I fall into the additional 'freckle' category so shade matters.

I was curious how that corrugated sheet metal roofing is attached? I love the idea but am really curious about how it might behave at highway speeds?


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