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Jeff

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My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« on: January 18, 2015, 12:05:50 PM »
This is a project that I've been working on here and there for the last 4 months or so. 
I was trying to think of a creative name for it, but I guess Stainless Steel Super Smokey Mountain with gas assist will do (SS SSM).  I was lucky enough to have a custom sprayed 22" WSM shell offered up to me.  The color is burgundy.  Basically its a WSM center section and lid, matched up to a gas ignition Performer bowl, onto a stainless Performer table. 
Some of the upgraded areas included a Cajun Bandit stainless steel door, addition of a high temp Nomex gasket behind the Cajun Bandit Door, and on the top of the center section where the lid rests on.  Also replaced the original WSM door latch with a new compression style latch.  With this latch, and the Nomex gasket, this door is super tight and leak free.  A nice upgrade to probably what was the weakest link of the WSM.  Lastly, what project would be complete without a nice set of Brian's (Zavod's) custom handles?! 
Special thanks to a friend that was generous enough to offer the custom shell up.
Thanks to Brian for having an SS Performer cart at the right time in amazing condition to use, and a sweet set of handles.
A huge thanks to RR for a super generous gift in parts to get me close to finishing this project up.

Here are the photos.  Hope you all enjoy them.  You will notice the first bunch of photos were taken out of the direct sun, the last bunch were taken with the sun out.







Nomex high temp gasket behind CB door and under the lid.



















These were the pics in direct sun after it finally came out.













« Last Edit: January 18, 2015, 03:14:02 PM by Jeff »
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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2015, 12:09:36 PM »
Man......Winz might even be jealous on this one!!!!


That looks so nice I wouldn't be able to cook on it !!!!
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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2015, 12:11:27 PM »
that looks amazing!

can you reach the top grate without standing on a chair?

Craig

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2015, 12:25:57 PM »
That's a sweet mod! I like the color!

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2015, 12:29:09 PM »
That's pretty cool looking! I'm also curious about height of top grate.
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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2015, 12:32:05 PM »
Very cool.
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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2015, 12:42:16 PM »
Absolutely awesome Jeff!
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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2015, 12:49:21 PM »
Epic!  Very nicely done!

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2015, 01:17:25 PM »
Holy s**t!!  :o

Jeff

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2015, 01:22:16 PM »
That's pretty cool looking! I'm also curious about height of top grate.

It's 51" to the top grate.  I'm about 5'10".  It's still fine for me.  Doesn't feel uncomfortable around the top grate at that height.  If I was a few inches shorter, I might want to wear my platforms though.
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Jeff

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #10 on: January 18, 2015, 01:22:46 PM »
Man......Winz might even be jealous on this one!!!!


That looks so nice I wouldn't be able to cook on it !!!!

I'm gonna abuse this grill!
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Craig

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2015, 01:36:04 PM »


"It's a big pretty red smoker with white gaskets and steel on the table and WHEELS and it looks like a big Tylenol"


;D

Sorry with my warped sense of humor I couldn't resist! Seriously, it's pretty badass! You'll have to share your inaugural cook. What's on the menu? :)
« Last Edit: January 18, 2015, 02:02:35 PM by Craig »

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #12 on: January 18, 2015, 02:39:14 PM »
W O W . 
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blieb

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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #13 on: January 18, 2015, 02:42:39 PM »
Looks fantastic!
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Re: My Latest Project: SS Super Smokey Mountain
« Reply #14 on: January 18, 2015, 02:57:49 PM »
that is so awesome.  congrats @Jeff