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VetteDoc

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Homemade 26er cart build
« on: February 14, 2021, 08:07:34 PM »
Ever since seeing Robert-R's 26er cart on the Virtual Weber I've wanted to build something similar.

So I made a few drawings, found the pieces and went to work.


Front is going to have 3 30" wide baskets, two 7.5" tall and one 11.5" tall - all baskets are 14" deep.


Backside is going to have 2 18" wide baskets one 7.5" tall (for two charcoal chimney's) and one 18.5" tall for a bag of charcoal - again 14" deep.
Next to the baskets will be a standard 20lb propane tank for a flip up side burner for lighting my chimney's mainly.

Bought the metal from Speedy Metals which will cut your order to length within 1/8"- most pieces were cut exactly 1/8" long - once I evened out the cuts I went to work.

Main structure


Spaced out and added the basket mounts




Added some handles/towel hangers


Below the kettle shelf made of gas grill grates - cheapest way to cover that span in stainless steel - I was also off a bit on how wide the kettle and Unknown BBQ mounts were going to be so I had to add some standoffs - I also took the time to add a little height to the kettle so it mounts almost flush with the butcher block top.







VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2021, 08:09:47 PM »
Overall the cart is ~60" long - with the kettle, 50" long just the cart, 30" wide and once I add the 5" casters it should be about 37" high.

blu082003

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2021, 11:44:11 PM »
Wow that is going to be amazing. Strong work


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JEBIV

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2021, 02:41:37 AM »
That is going to be sweet !! nice skills @VetteDoc
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

bladz

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2021, 03:29:18 AM »
Great fab work!!  I am excited to see the final product.


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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2021, 04:39:46 AM »
Iím looking forward to seeing the finished product!  Nice nice nice

bamakettles

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #6 on: February 15, 2021, 05:10:29 AM »
That's going to be nice, heavy and functional.  Will it be graced with a Glen Blue 26"?

HoosierKettle

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #7 on: February 15, 2021, 05:19:06 AM »
Thatís badass!  Nice work. What welder are you using?


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VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #8 on: February 15, 2021, 06:04:20 AM »
That's going to be nice, heavy and functional.  Will it be graced with a Glen Blue 26"?

Nope - my AD code 26er will find a home in this bad boy



Here she is taking down my pellet cooker, this was the cook that really sealed the deal for me - (keeping the 26er and getting rid of the pellet cooker.)

More details on that cook here -
https://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=46402.msg459089#msg459089

VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #9 on: February 15, 2021, 06:08:01 AM »
Thatís badass!  Nice work. What welder are you using?


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We just got a Miller Multimatic 215 at work and I wanted a little more practice with it so what better way than to build a grill cart?

Tbagley

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #10 on: February 15, 2021, 01:48:48 PM »
Awesome job, what are you doing for a top...granite?

AZ2FL

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #11 on: February 15, 2021, 02:02:47 PM »
Iím looking forward seeing the finished cart.

Will you powdered coat the frame or use high temp paint?

VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2021, 06:52:21 PM »
Awesome job, what are you doing for a top...granite?

I appreciate your advice in my previous thread but I'm sticking with the butcher block top - granite will definitely wear / weather better but I will be keeping the grill indoors when not in use and I just love the look and uniqueness of wood. I redid all of the wood on my Genesis 3000 and it just makes the grill.




VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2021, 06:58:37 PM »
Iím looking forward seeing the finished cart.

Will you powdered coat the frame or use high temp paint?

Both actually - when I went to our local powder-coater they only had two red options and wanted an extra $200 to do color - so I'm going to have them coat it black then scuff it and paint it red - I did the same thing to the Performer I did for my dad on fathers day and I really liked the red/black contrast. Plus it will be easy to touch up any scratches down the road.




VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2021, 07:04:19 PM »
I assembled most of the parts to verify fit before taking it in for powder-coating.