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Author Topic: Simple & functional mods.  (Read 1533 times)

Jules V.

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« Last Edit: June 24, 2019, 09:02:32 AM by Jules V. »

JEBIV

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2019, 04:42:27 AM »
Very clean and functional mod
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Marzipan

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2019, 08:05:50 AM »
how big a hole did you have to drill? and what did you do to stabilize the bolt so it doesn't wobble around inside the leg?
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Jules V.

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 08:30:56 AM »
how big a hole did you have to drill? and what did you do to stabilize the bolt so it doesn't wobble around inside the leg?
I tapped a 5/16"-37 hole on the leg so the foot screws through it.

hemi_charger

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2019, 08:52:21 AM »
That is pretty neat! Did it make it a lot more stable and how does roll better?

Marzipan

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2019, 09:12:53 AM »
how big a hole did you have to drill? and what did you do to stabilize the bolt so it doesn't wobble around inside the leg?
I tapped a 5/16"-37 hole on the leg so the foot screws through it.
is there enough material to avoid the bolt from wobbling and stripping the thread when the grill gets moved or bumped and such?
Power Corrupts, But Absolute Power Is Kinda Cool!

Jules V.

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2019, 09:37:52 AM »
That is pretty neat! Did it make it a lot more stable and how does roll better?
With the addition of the threaded crossbar, it's much more stiff and stable. The legs will not twist or move laterally.  The crossbar also holds the triangle in place so  it doesn't slide side to side through the 2 back legs. The larger wheels along with the use of shaft collars instead of cap nuts minimize wheel wobble and rolls more smoothly.

Jules V.

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Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2019, 09:52:28 AM »
how big a hole did you have to drill? and what did you do to stabilize the bolt so it doesn't wobble around inside the leg?
I tapped a 5/16"-37 hole on the leg so the foot screws through it.
is there enough material to avoid the bolt from wobbling and stripping the thread when the grill gets moved or bumped and such?
The stainless pipe has a 5/64" wall so the likelihood the threads will strip is very low.  If it ever does fail, i can always use JB weld etc.

Walchit

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2019, 01:56:25 AM »
Saw this on facebook, I really like them. Where do you get the ss paddle things and how much are they? They turned out beautiful

Oh and that's my birth year kettle!
« Last Edit: June 27, 2019, 01:58:28 AM by Walchit »

Jules V.

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #9 on: June 27, 2019, 02:08:41 PM »
Saw this on facebook, I really like them. Where do you get the ss paddle things and how much are they? They turned out beautiful

Oh and that's my birth year kettle!

Those are mixing paddle. They're available at Amazon, walmart etc.  Got them at a local restaurant supply store.  Prices will vary depending where you source  them.  They were $24 each for the 5' but i have a discount so ended paying  $30 for the pair.   Much longer than needed but it's all they had in stock.

Marzipan

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2019, 09:07:27 AM »
we need more simple and functional mods people. PICTURES OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!  LoL
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Jules V.

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2019, 09:40:48 AM »
we need more simple and functional mods people. PICTURES OR IT DIDN'T HAPPEN!  LoL

There are some photos on the original thread.  Scroll up to the top and you'll find the link.

greenweb

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #12 on: June 28, 2019, 02:16:43 PM »
Nice SS Mod Jules!

johnny 2 shack

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Re: Simple & functional mods.
« Reply #13 on: July 14, 2019, 05:30:47 PM »
looks real good !