Home made smoker for brother in law

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by bb53chevpro, May 15, 2008.

  1. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Capt Dan. Thanks for the concern about the ash tray. That is the only thing that is not finished fabricating. I still need to put 4 feet on it, a handle and finish the lid. That was all taken into consideration with the design.

    Thanks to all for feeling my grief on this project. I hopefully will be able to repair the damage.
  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Man that sucks BB! Hopefully it's not a total loss, looked like too fine an effort to go to the scrap pile!
  3. rickandtaz

    rickandtaz Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    I need to take smoking and welding leasons from you! That's a lot of beautiful work! I hope you can get it straightened out. Please keep us posted.
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Andy that stinks you take all that time to get it right and they mess it up. Hopefully you can get it fixed I agree with Capt Dan get yourself a small sandblaster and do your own so you don't deal with clowns again
  5. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    that sucks, but giving your obvious talent im sure youll figure something out. I cant wait to see the end results. chin up and good luck.
  6. That's real nice work my friend!

    My tenant who is a master welder in the food business [stainless] offered to build me a smoker after he learned I was buying a Tall boy. I did some research and found it would actually cost less to get a Tall boy from the Guru folks.

    I'm curious as to your costs on this project as it looks very much like a Tall Boy. Here is a link to the tall boy:


    and here is it's brochure:


    Keep in mind, I am in no way affiliated with these folks as I work for a gardening company out of Vermont.

    I think I paid maybe $1700 for the unit with upgraded knobby tires.

    The main reason why I got it was because it breaks out into 2 pieces, can fit in the back of NEON and can be moved by 1 person. Plus the fact that I Smell Smoke has won multiple GCs on it.

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  8. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Here is the list of items and the cost that I have put into it so far.

    sheet metal= free
    screws, washers, nuts= $5
    angle iron for base= recycled from a previous project (free)
    pipe and threaded rod for hinges= $5
    rack supports= recycled from old garage door (free)
    2 digital thermometers= $10 each (on sale)
    BBQ paint= $40

    That is where I stand as of today. I have alot of hours into this project and cannot place a price on that.
    Oh ya........
    ADVIL $5 needed that for the headache after banging out from the sandblasting.
  9. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Idiots... altho...some compensation from them on the blasting the old truck might work Andy. As long as you don't care if the doors close.. ;{)
  10. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Well here it is. Finally got it all together, painted and fired up. I have a few small things to tweek but should be smoking in it next weekend. Bro in law finally showed up today to see it smoke. I told him he could NOT have it (since he was supposed to help build it). You should have seen his face. Thought the poor guy was going to cry..... I told him that he could not have til he smoked me and my family a full meal. He has to pay for the food too. It was a deal. So, it is mine til he smokes me dinner. Here is one pic from today. For the rest click on the link for photobucket.

  11. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    great job!!!
  12. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    not to shaby at all-good comeback andy!
  13. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Damn nice looking unit...............Thats one way to get to use it alittle first.........
  14. smok'n steve

    smok'n steve Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hereby request more points for Andy after he posts the q-view to bless this awesome job!
  15. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice work andy, yer brother in law best appreciat ya!
  16. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Andy, Got any more sisters?
  17. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    That's impressive, Andy.
  18. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanks for all the great comments. "Might" even smoke in it today.
  19. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    Awsome design chevy, like the small lower door for easy refueling access, great job !
  20. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Fantastic work there BB! I'm glad you were able to save it after the sand blasting incident. I wish I could weld half as good as you.

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