brinkman resurection

Discussion in 'Charcoal Smokers' started by big game cook, Oct 9, 2008.

  1. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    i aquired this two years ago. a brinkman smokin pit pro.

    it was on a salvage trailer to be junked. all i did was pressure wash and wire wheel off a lil rust. paint and replace old rotton boards and handles. all grates were there.

    today as i painted my drum for the UDS buildoff i did a lil re vamp. i was concidering tossing it myself. board was again looking rough and rusted. hit it with the wire wheel, a can of kyrlon BBQ paint and some scrap terex decking i had laying around. hes once again like new. and terex wont rot any longer.[​IMG] the spots are water. i washed the decking off after installiation. a pre drill and some heavy duty self tappers countersunk. heck. shes showroom good again. now. if i can make some terex
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very nice work on the restoration job. Those things are built to last a lifetime although they may lose their "cosmetic" appeal rather quickly (depending on the elements on where ya live), the thing can still smoke meat AND take the restoration jobs over and over again to keep them looking slick! [​IMG]
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Shoot, that's a nice job on the resto.
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice restore..............Good job...........
  5. Good thing you pulled it off the salvage trailer! That is a great smoker and a great restore job! Looks like new... [​IMG]
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Looks great again [​IMG]
  7. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Nice job, lots more good smokes to come.
  8. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    thats about the only pic of before the res job. was to imbarressed to get it in the pic is looked so bad. it was rusted up bad and fire box looked like an old car. she still smokes great though.

    got some rips from the rounded edges of the terex cut tonight. ill get them installed tonight or tomorrow. then the handles will be terex as well. shell be all new on the outside.
  9. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Nice job!

    Seems like you have the smoking machine itch right now.

    It's fun to get out there and tinker around with stuff and feel like you accomplshed something. Even if your wife goes, sure was a lot of time, and what did you do. Thats OK though, they just dont understand.
  10. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Any worries about the trex melting as a fire box handle ?
  11. coyote-1

    coyote-1 Smoking Fanatic

    I'd imagine the metal standoffs would provide enough atmospheric heat dissipation that it would not be an issue. Many commercial BBQs (including Weber kettle & portables) now come with plastic handles that do not melt.
  12. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  13. big game cook

    big game cook Smoking Fanatic

    no im not worried at all. the wooden handles were never hot at all. just got them uinstalled as a matter of fact. ss bolts. looks real good.

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