1950 chevy panel truck conversion into a smoker

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by horton, Jul 26, 2013.

  1. horton

    horton Newbie

    So I've always loved the idea of converting a panel truck into a smoker. I figure firebox under hood and smokebox in the back. Obviously not drivable but would be a beautiful focal piece in my yard. How hard would something like this be? Anyone ever heard of such a thing. Ill post more pictures of what trucks and drawings later in the day. For now I'm gonna lay back and dream of bbq. Cheers.
     
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Horton, morning and welcome to the forum.....   Hey, build it and take lots of  pictures...   I'm in....[​IMG]  ....  

    Dave 
     
  3. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    For sure post some pictures of the panel truck...maybe some sketches or ideas you are pondering.... im intrigued. ...
     
  4. big dee

    big dee Smoke Blower

    This sounds real interesting. I'm in.
     
  5. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Can you imagine rolling up to a bbq comp with a trailer mounted 1950 panel truck smoker? You would be mobbed! Great idea. :sausage:
     
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  6. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    Can you imagine rolling up to a bbq comp with a trailer mounted 1950 panel truck smoker? You would be mobbed! Great idea. :sausage:
     
  7. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Saw an ad for a show the other day where a guy turns an old Mercury (I think) into a smoker, so it's at least possible. I'd think your best bet would be to hollow it out and build an actual smoker inside the cavity. I like your idea of firebox under the hood and smoker in the body.
     
  8. horton

    horton Newbie

    Ill try to sit down and draw up plans but I have a methed up 2 year old so it might take sometime. Ill be sure to keep everyone posted. And ask for pointers when I get stumped. I love these forums. Cheers
     
  9. horton

    horton Newbie

    i got away for enough time to do a quick draft drawing. like i said firebox is under hood into cab. i was thinking of double reverse flow. the darker parts of the cooking chamber are damper plates.
    anyone got any ideas or suggestions feel free to send them my way. cheers

     

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