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DrewZ

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My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarryOneTouchGold
« 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:




Got called into cold smoking duty mid-build.  Useful even without legs, handles or sweeps . . .


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.



Legs and ash bucket tuck in for portability.



Fits in the trunk. 



And this is where she belongs:



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. 
« Last Edit: April 18, 2018, 03:43:40 PM by DrewZ »
Drew Z.
62 Imperial, 77 Yellow 22.5, 74 Statesman, 22.5 Custom SSP, Plum 18.5 MT, Blue Wave SJG, Jets SJ, GGA, CGA, 18.5 DZ WSM, 18.5 Midget, S330 Natural Gasser

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #1 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.
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LiquidOcelot

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #2 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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Firemunkee

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2018, 03:04:37 AM »
Awesome build! I would love a cabin in the water like that!
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2018, 05:17:01 AM »
Love that little traveler
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Schaefd2

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #5 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 :)
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2018, 05:50:02 AM »
No lake, no dock, but I've got the Tuck 'n Carry Short covered!

-JC

DrewZ

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #7 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 was the inpsiration.
Drew Z.
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #8 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?

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My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2018, 05:57:47 AM »
So much fun to bring on camping trips and picnics!


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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #10 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?

DrewZ

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #11 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".

Drew Z.
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #12 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?

DrewZ

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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #13 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.
Drew Z.
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Re: My 18.5 MidgetTravelerTuckNCarry
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2018, 07:06:33 AM »
I cut my legs to 11 inches. That puts the rim at 21 inches high.