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Grill Talk => Weber Grill Modifications, Tables and Customs => Topic started by: DrewZ on April 15, 2018, 04:51:56 PM

Title: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarryOneTouchGold
Post by: DrewZ on April 15, 2018, 04:51:56 PM
Found a pretty roached 18 for $10 over the summer.  I've had an old hibachi and a 22 OTS at my cabin in the Poconos, but figured a midget 18 would get more use than either of those.

Before:
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3582.jpg)
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3583.jpg)
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3584.jpg)

Got called into cold smoking duty mid-build.  Useful even without legs, handles or sweeps . . .
(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3617.jpg)

I had saved a set of sweeps and an OTG ash pan assembly from my former Plum OTP (The bowl/lid went to FL; the cart went to STL), used a $6 HD shower curtain rod for legs and sprung for a new lid bale from e-replacements.  I had a pair of wood handles from a GGA, so those when on as well.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3810.jpg)

Legs and ash bucket tuck in for portability.

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3811.jpg)

Fits in the trunk. 

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3812.jpg)

And this is where she belongs:

(http://pics.weberkettleclub.com/images/2018/04/15/IMG_3818.jpg)

I didn't want to wheel something back and forth from the shed to the dock, so tuck-n-carry was necessary.  I wanted a shorty so it would be the right height to keep me warm sitting out on the dock at night. 
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: addicted-to-smoke on April 15, 2018, 05:12:08 PM
Brilliant design mods, Drew. They make a lot of sense on a midget 18 IMO.

I'm always on the lookout for interesting 3-handle 18s because they're easier to carry than they are to roll. There's something about rolling an 18 that makes me nearly tip it backwards while pulling, and I'm not a tall guy. But for a one-handle bowl model, might as well turn it into a Tuck 'n Carry.
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: LiquidOcelot on April 15, 2018, 07:10:05 PM
I think i like the peg legs more than my 4x4 mini. But i dont have another ash bucket. I use a 6 inch pie tin

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Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: Firemunkee on April 16, 2018, 03:04:37 AM
Awesome build! I would love a cabin in the water like that!
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: JEBIV on April 16, 2018, 05:17:01 AM
Love that little traveler
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: Schaefd2 on April 16, 2018, 05:32:46 AM
Oh man I do love that mod! I would mod one up just like that, but now I need a lake with a deck first :)
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: jcnaz on April 16, 2018, 05:50:02 AM
No lake, no dock, but I've got the Tuck 'n Carry Short covered!

Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: DrewZ on April 16, 2018, 05:59:12 AM
No lake, no dock, but I've got the Tuck 'n Carry Short covered!

Yep.  Your thread  (http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/tuck-n-carry-mod-done-finally!!!/)was the inpsiration.
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: bluewhisper on April 17, 2018, 04:05:36 AM
That's what I had in mind for my 22 Lowboy project, something to transport, carry and cook, at the right height for someone sitting in a chair.

Isn't it interesting how, on rubber feet, it sets down softly and silently?
Title: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: Mr.CPHo on April 17, 2018, 05:57:47 AM
So much fun to bring on camping trips and picnics!
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: rer on April 17, 2018, 11:25:32 AM
Love the look of those shorty 18's.  Can anybody tell me what size do you cut the legs down to?
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: DrewZ on April 17, 2018, 12:38:52 PM
Love the look of those shorty 18's.  Can anybody tell me what size do you cut the legs down to?

Mine are 12".

Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: Bubblehead on April 17, 2018, 02:22:26 PM
This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I prefer the look of these to the midgets with wheels.

Quick question:  How far down did you drill the holes for the lid bale?
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: DrewZ on April 17, 2018, 04:28:22 PM
This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I prefer the look of these to the midgets with wheels.

Quick question:  How far down did you drill the holes for the lid bale?

I drilled 4" down, using a stock wood handle. The bale fits nice and tight.
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: bluewhisper on April 18, 2018, 07:06:33 AM
I cut my legs to 11 inches. That puts the rim at 21 inches high.
Title: Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
Post by: Bubblehead on April 18, 2018, 02:21:56 PM
This is a project I've been wanting to do for a long time.  I prefer the look of these to the midgets with wheels.

Quick question:  How far down did you drill the holes for the lid bale?

I drilled 4" down, using a stock wood handle. The bale fits nice and tight.

Thank you!