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Author Topic: Homemade 26er cart build  (Read 3637 times)

Tbagley

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2021, 02:05:25 AM »
I ok I want to borrow your side burner info if you would be so kind, that would make a grate addition to my work in progress as I'd like to ditch my free standing propane burner.  You sir are developing some welding skills!

VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 61
Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2021, 05:48:04 AM »
Thanks! I'm getting better with the welder but at this point I think I'm still better at grinding than welding.

I actually stole the side burner off of my Saber 3 burner SS gas grill - a Weber chimney fits perfectly inside it. I have to cut a notch in the bottom of the chimney to get it to slide past the burner tubes but it works really well. I made a frame for the burner and made my own front panel out of SS - it's kind of a clunky set-up but it'll work.

If I didn't already own the gas grill I would've used a burner similar to what Robert R used in his cart.

Tbagley

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2021, 02:15:10 AM »
VetteDoc thanks for the nudge, going have to search and see what I can find that may work.  A folding burner plate would be cool but not a necessity.

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2021, 04:39:04 PM »
That's coming together quite nicely.  Looking forward to the finished product.

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VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 61
Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #19 on: February 18, 2021, 06:18:48 AM »
Thanks guys, I'm finally starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

This came in yesterday from Forever Joint Tops - I'm doing 3 coats of Waterlox per their recommendation.



The cart is going in for powder-coating today.

JEBIV

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #20 on: February 18, 2021, 06:28:48 AM »
That top is beautiful @VetteDoc
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

ThinBlu42

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #21 on: February 18, 2021, 10:52:14 PM »
AMAZING.

I am beyond impressed. My knee jerk reaction is to ask you to make me one, but I know that the time, materials and labor involved are real and wouldn't expect that I could afford having something like this made for my slobbering self. If you were my neighbor, you would be showered with dry aged ribeyes, briskets and great bourbon and brews in silent hope.

As for the pellet vs Kettle test. I totally agree. The pellet smoker is no equal to smoking or cooking on a kettle with real wood and charcoal. I have every type of smoker ( I did give the electric smoker to my neighbor...) and I fully appreciate the convenience and ease of my pellet smoker, but the flavor from a kettle is unmatched dollar per value.

I will be watching this to the end!
It's not GRILLING that makes you old.
It's NOT grilling that makes you old.

Tbagley

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 71
Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #22 on: February 20, 2021, 06:19:37 AM »
Anticipation awaits seeing the powder coat!  And holy smokes adding a side burner seems to be more of challenge than expected when trying to fugal, oh my they seem expensive.
« Last Edit: February 21, 2021, 04:31:31 AM by Tbagley »

VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 61
Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #23 on: February 25, 2021, 06:05:13 AM »
Thank you for all of the compliments - I really appreciate the feedback - things are really starting to come together now.

I got the cart back from powder coating and I'm glad I decided to do the finish coating because there were some blemishes that would've bugged me - so here it is back from the powder-coater.



I roughed it up a bit with a scotch pad and wiped it down before giving it a 2000 degree primer coat.



Followed by 900 degree brake caliper paint



I'm hoping to do the final assembly Friday night.
« Last Edit: February 25, 2021, 06:18:50 AM by VetteDoc »

Tbagley

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 71
Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #24 on: February 25, 2021, 02:53:26 PM »
Step by step it's nearing the end!  Looking good.

VetteDoc

  • Smokey Joe
  • Posts: 61
Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #25 on: February 28, 2021, 11:11:59 AM »






Finally got it assembled - I still have a few tweaks to make but cooked up a couple of steaks last night that turned out great!




22ket~tle

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #26 on: February 28, 2021, 12:02:14 PM »
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Le Stove

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #27 on: February 28, 2021, 12:07:30 PM »
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bamakettles

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #28 on: February 28, 2021, 12:39:03 PM »
WOW!


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Red_5_Wrangler

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Re: Homemade 26er cart build
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2021, 02:47:33 PM »
Beautiful [emoji7]

Grate work

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