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New build

Post by Baybum » October 24th, 2018, 5:21 pm

Well I went and did it. Jumped headfirst without checking the water temperature or depths. But no regrets yet. Just wanted to say thank you for all the posts I have read and all the information that you guys make available. Comments are wanted and welcomed. Thanks again for all the support.
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Re: New build

Post by AndrewPalmer71 » October 24th, 2018, 5:54 pm

Welcome! Looking good so far bro. Did you calculate your numbers/dimensions using the calculators? If so, you are in good shape. If not, better recheck em while you're still early into your build.

How is the balance on the rig with the wheel placement?

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Re: New build

Post by Frank_Cox » October 24th, 2018, 5:58 pm

Heck yeah!!
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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 24th, 2018, 6:26 pm

Yes used the calculator a thousand times and a full brick of paper. Just making sure.


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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 24th, 2018, 6:29 pm

As far as balance I haven't mounted it to the cart yet. That was just a photo opportunity in get an idea. It has balanced really well on the rack I have fabrication

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Re: New build

Post by Big T » October 24th, 2018, 7:11 pm

It's looking good! If you decide to have the wheels located the same as the picture then you'll need a heat shield just to be safe.


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Re: New build

Post by Chromeski » October 25th, 2018, 1:39 am

Looks great. Almost ready top cook already



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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 25th, 2018, 5:56 am

Moving forward. Got my hinges from Island Outdoor mounted, "plug for frank" lol. Also the chimney cut out done. And yes we use an alligator to bite the steel to give it that jagged look and more welding surface.ImageImage

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Re: New build

Post by Dirtytires » October 25th, 2018, 11:02 am

Are you going to use a gasket to seal the door? Are you using a flange? Now is the time to put those on and adjust gaps before you weld on the hinges.

I suggest just cutting the door out completely, put on the flange and then set it back in on shims to set the hinge location. Way easier than half- cutting the door and guessing on gaps.



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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 25th, 2018, 11:07 am

Putting flush flanges on the exterior. We're going to shim the interior ones to hold 1/8" gasket. Hoping for a cleaner finish. Thanks for looking out.
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Re: New build

Post by Dirtytires » October 25th, 2018, 6:54 pm

thats what we are here for....carry on!



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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 26th, 2018, 8:37 pm

Well, long week at work didn't get as much done as I wanted. But tomorrow is Saturday and the kids want to help? Looking forward to it really. I did get the hinges on and the outer flanges on. Saturday goal......baffle plate, interior flanges, plasma cut firebox door vents.....and depending on the amount of Anheuser-Busch support maybe more. Not placing and bets..ImageImageImageImage

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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 26th, 2018, 8:41 pm

Oh yeah chimney pipe is cut, install pending...
Does anyone make a welding helmet for dogs?
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Re: New build

Post by Big T » October 26th, 2018, 8:56 pm

:LG:


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Re: New build

Post by Dirtytires » October 26th, 2018, 10:37 pm

i cherish my family “help” but have to keep reminding myself that it’s supposed to be fun and that doesn’t necessarily mean productive. Enjoy the day!



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Re: New build

Post by Chromeski » October 27th, 2018, 11:27 am

Baybum wrote:
October 26th, 2018, 8:41 pm
Oh yeah chimney pipe is cut, install pending...
Does anyone make a welding helmet for dogs?
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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 29th, 2018, 9:38 am

That's good stuff


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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » October 29th, 2018, 9:42 am

Got vents started on FB door.ImageImageImage

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Re: New build

Post by ajfoxy » October 29th, 2018, 3:59 pm

Looking good... nice mill. :kewl:


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Re: New build

Post by Big T » October 29th, 2018, 7:15 pm

:yth:


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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » November 1st, 2018, 6:42 am

Got rear end from golf cart torn down and ready to shorten the axle width. ImageImage

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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » November 1st, 2018, 6:43 am

Need to cut the baffle plate and install. Not looking forward to cleaning the inside of the tank.
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Re: New build

Post by Baybum » November 1st, 2018, 6:46 am

Sorry for the lack of updates, but had an eye injury over the weekend and couldn't stand the arch or bright light for that matter. Plan on moving swiftly over the next few days. Have a competition the weekend of Thanksgiving and getting nervous.

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Re: New build

Post by Chromeski » November 1st, 2018, 2:22 pm

The build is coming along great. I hope the eye injury was minor and you fully recovered. Looks like you have plenty of work to do before Thanksgiving, don't rush it too much I'd rather miss one competition then have a giant cooker that you are not happy with because you cut corners.



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