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vwengguy

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I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« on: April 18, 2018, 06:18:15 AM »
Ok.. as we all know by now.. sticking your magnet mount thermometer to the lid of your kettle when doing hot and fast rib is just a bad idea. This is compounded by the fact that sometimes I forget to grab my sidekick table or I知 just too friggen lazy to go get it before or after I have everything started up.
No! I don稚 use a thermometer when doing hot and fast ribs ;-)
Anyway... I wanted a way to quickly set my iGrill up and deal with it in case of rain.
So this is what I came up with. 1 chunk is 1/4 steel rod .. got lucky and it was cad plated.. and a part from a car.  Let痴 see if someone can figure out what car the part came from ;-)
Anyways... what do you think about it?
If it rains I can easily cover it with a plastic bag.



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inkaddictedchef1

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2018, 06:36:23 AM »
That's cool

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JEBIV

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2018, 06:38:05 AM »
Ingenious,  VW?
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Firemunkee

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2018, 07:20:42 AM »
Nice idea!

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jcnaz

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2018, 08:15:33 AM »
I like it...but I can't ID the part.
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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2018, 09:24:24 AM »
I love the execution. Headrest rod?
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vwengguy

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I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2018, 09:33:40 AM »
1/4 rod is just something I could not throw out because if I hang on to it for 15 years I might use it for something.
The plate is a VW beetle .. old air cooled type.. oil pump cover plate for the gears. I have saved this for 20 years before I came up with this ;-)
Lots of people are going to say.. oh.. that thing :-)


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Bob BQ

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2018, 10:40:44 AM »
Excellent alternate use of the bowl handle tongs/spatula hooks!
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YardBurner

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2018, 11:23:08 AM »
I'll take three, please :D
Nice bendy job.
Cold bend?  Or did you persude it with the torch.

Now I know why I save rod and bar stock too.
Really nice rods inside old printers.

vwengguy

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2018, 11:33:05 AM »
Cold bends with a Ridgid tubing bender. Trying to save the plating on it.
Then welded the rod in two of the stud holes of the pump plate, ground the welds a little and hit it with silver wheel paint.
The most work went into planning out the bends good because I only had one rod to make it out of.


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einrej

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2018, 01:57:19 PM »
Ingenious,  VW?''''

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Cellar2ful

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2018, 03:10:58 PM »


My wife was a salesperson for a wholesale German Auto Parts company.  She recognized the plate right away.  Your invention is the kind of thing I could see being presented on the TV show Shark Tank.  I wouldn't be surprised if we don't see something similar being produced in the near future now that your idea has been revealed. 
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Schaefd2

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2018, 03:34:49 PM »

I like the color of your grill man, I haven稚 seen a pewter one like that


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vwengguy

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Re: I知 old but I can still make stuff ;-)
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2018, 10:31:34 PM »
Thanks @Schaefd2 it痴 called Smoke Gray and for now it痴 a Euro / Canada color :-(  I don稚 know why it痴 not available world wide ?
Here痴 my baby in all her full glory !



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