First smoker build, for Police Dept.

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by red12, Nov 20, 2014.

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  2. Door seals heated, bent, and welded into place today.. More would have been done but I had to refill torch bottles and I have night shift tonight.
     
  3. Getting Closer

    Gary
     
  4. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    coming along nicely.. and I HATE night shift...
     
  5. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Looks really good Red! Thank you for your service and putting your life out there every day! 

    Maybe we can put together a donation and see if we can put that rig on a trailer for you
     
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  6. Made it home with the right amount of holes in me! Only two more weeks of nights. Thank you for your kind words. I wouldn't rather do anything else honestly. I still enjoy going to work. (Better hours would be nice though). I have seven more years til retirement. Maybe then I'll just work in my shop and learn to build new things.
     
  7. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Nice smoker and thank you for serving your community..
     
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  9. Looks like your in the turn coming down the home stretch

    Gary
     
  10. Yes sir. Still lots of finish work. I was thinking of trying to get one of the Harbor Freight 1720 pound trailer frames. Do any of you have knowledge if it will serve my purpose well?
     
  11. I've read the reviews and with a little minor tweaking they seem to be ok trailers. For the price of $350 I think it may be alright.  Any thoughts or suggestions?
     
  12. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    How much does your smoker weigh? If it is any where near 1700# I would go with a higher rated trailor. Also consider how much and how far you will be towing it, you may want to go with something that has larger than 12" wheels.
     
  13. If my math is correct I think that my total weight will be in the neighborhood of 1,000 lbs.
     
  14. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    If you are in the 1000# range then I would think that trailer would work. The GVR on it is 1980#. As long as you are not hauling it very far or very often. Those 12" wheels are known for heating up your bearings at prolonger freeway speeds.
     

  15. Well gentlemen my trailer problem has been solved. I got a military Humvee trailer from a government auction for $400.00. This is gonna be one manly beast when I'm done!
     
  16. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Nice score that baby will tote it nicely. And nice looking build!
     
  17. Thank you very much.
     
  18. No that's a trailer !!!

    Gary
     
  19. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    can't beat that with a stick... nice score Thumbs Up
     
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