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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 13th, 2016, 10:07 pm

Dirty, no counter weight. Currently it's not that bad. With the skin it is going to be very close. I have a few ideas if it becomes a "back-breaker". I "think" I'm gonna be okay but I may be too optimistic. Seems everything turns out heavy...


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Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 15th, 2016, 11:02 pm

Wanted to give an example of how the side panels work. Take in consideration I'm 6'-6'1" on a good day with long arms. The fella in the video is 5'9 maybe. All jokes a side this fella is a major part of making this dream become a reality. He's taught me a lot about fabricating and how to weld. I can't feed him enough from this pit to repay him for his knowledge and patience with me throughout this process.

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Dirtytires » March 15th, 2016, 11:49 pm

That is cooler than cool. Had to watch that twice. Gotta agree with the others, your "think time" must be incredible on this. Great build and great ideas. Thanks for thing time to post the video.



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » March 16th, 2016, 5:48 am

:LG: :beer:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » March 16th, 2016, 5:54 am

Oh yes! Very nice!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 16th, 2016, 6:55 am

Thanks fellas. The "think-time" definitely has increased some thinning of the hair for sure.


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 24th, 2016, 6:15 am

Additional storage rack. Will add SS expanded metal after paint.
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » March 24th, 2016, 6:59 am

:LG: :LG: :LG:

That is an excellent use of the space above the wood box. Man this is rapidly becoming the most amazing rig I've seen. I'm really happy for you. Almost getting envious, but I'm sure my little F-150 couldn't handle it. It barely handles my 5000 lb rig.

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Post by Squiggle » March 24th, 2016, 5:43 pm

:LG: awesome stuff dude!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Big T » March 24th, 2016, 7:16 pm

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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Weldun » March 24th, 2016, 9:24 pm

Truly amazing! I'm sure the pictures don't do it justice.


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Dirtytires » March 24th, 2016, 11:00 pm

Great idea to use stainless. Love the use of space.

You should forget cooking on it and just pull it around charging everybody $1 a piece to look at it. I'd stand in line and pony up a buck!



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » March 25th, 2016, 10:19 pm

Thank you fellas! A lot of years of thinking and a lot of awesome ideas from you guys and others on this site. My main objective has been to not rush. I'm sure ready to be thru though. But I'm not in a hurry. She's coming together. Been working on this the past few days. Going to have SS on top of shelf for a working surface.
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » March 26th, 2016, 4:50 am

Looks awesome dude! :beer:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Rodcrafter » March 26th, 2016, 6:56 am

You have collected some ideas from others and put into your build. That is what this forum is all about.
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Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » April 12th, 2016, 6:03 pm

A lil update. All I lack is a spare tire rack mount. Just been tinkering and cleaning her up for her date with blast and paint. Problem there is my hookup is bowed up as a one legged...well you get the point. Where I work (which is where the cooker is) has their annual outage. So my hookup on blast and paint will be about another 3-4 weeks... I hope
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Big T » April 12th, 2016, 8:57 pm

Somewhere one of your guys is wondering where his swivels went :-w
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » April 13th, 2016, 7:22 am

I went to harbor freight and bought 4 sets. I told the mechanics to split up what was left. The WC is rigged up the same way. I used four .5". I did not like our original control handle. I was right on the cusp of figuring it out and I would lose the thought. Then when I saw YTQ's. I said bingo!!!


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by YTQBBQINC » April 13th, 2016, 7:51 am

forty_creek wrote:A lil update. All I lack is a spare tire rack mount. Just been tinkering and cleaning her up for her date with blast and paint. Problem there is my hookup is bowed up as a one legged...well you get the point. Where I work (which is where the cooker is) has their annual outage. So my hookup on blast and paint will be about another 3-4 weeks... I hope
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Um yea, and a lot cleaner than mine LOL. I see we get our U-joint from the same supplier. VERY NICE!!!



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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by forty_creek » May 10th, 2016, 2:14 pm

Closer....
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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by Squiggle » May 10th, 2016, 6:23 pm

Wholly crap dude, that is a monster! I knew it was big but now you can see the whole thing it's HUGE!!! :points: :kewl:


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Re: Building a Cooker from a Propane Tank

Post by The Czar » May 10th, 2016, 7:59 pm

Squiggle wrote:Wholly crap dude, that is a monster! I knew it was big but now you can see the whole thing it's HUGE!!! :points: :kewl:

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