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powermatt99

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #15 on: September 01, 2015, 03:26:45 PM »
@LightningBoldtz @Troy @Craig @Bob BQ post yours too.   8)
No 18 chop for me, @pbe gummi bear , however...

Anyone chop a 22? I had planned to chop my older OTS 22 once I got my bronze premium. But alas, I had been way to careless (read: inebriated) with her at Brewers games and there wasn't much to salvage. I'm keeping my eye out for a stupid cheap late model or a reasonably cheap older model for the chop.

honestly, I think a 22 is too big to do this with, just my opinion the 18's seem to be a perfect fit.
I'm no engineer but I fear the center of gravity may be too high on a 22 using cut down legs. There would have to be a way to keep a wider base or risk a disaster.

Yep, I've done one. Too big? Nope. Not stable? She's very stable, actually; her real job is my 22 WSM bottom. Practical? Eh, maybe, maybe not. But it looks sweet…  8)







How long are those legs?

Tommy B

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #16 on: September 02, 2015, 09:36:33 AM »
I chopped a new 18 OTS down this weekend. I gave it to my son and the grill has been affectionately named "The Hotdog Grill." I bought the grill half off from target and ordered the ash pan from Amazon. This was first time to use the "pinch off" ash pan. Man I hate it. No idea why they got rid of the twist off. I used the article on this site for how much to cut off the legs. As you can see it has a little gangster lean to the front. I followed the directions on the site but I guess the newer models are a little different? It looks pretty aggressive with the lean but I think I'll have to even her out to make cooking easier. I am excited to fire up "The Hot Dog Grill" over labor day weekend!







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pbe gummi bear

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #17 on: September 02, 2015, 09:56:56 AM »
Nice work, @Tommy B.

@Troy,

In your article you say

"Start by cutting the legs. Make sure you cut the end that goes into the leg sockets!
Front Leg Length: 12.25 inches
Back Leg Length: 10 inches"

I think it is hard to go by overall leg dimension as the legs with wheels can extend below the axle and that extra length is inconsequential to the ride height. A much better measurement would be how much to cut off FROM THE TOP. Can you update it?
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #18 on: September 02, 2015, 10:05:27 AM »
Nice work, @Tommy B.

@Troy,

In your article you say

"Start by cutting the legs. Make sure you cut the end that goes into the leg sockets!
Front Leg Length: 12.25 inches
Back Leg Length: 10 inches"

I think it is hard to go by overall leg dimension as the legs with wheels can extend below the axle and that extra length is inconsequential to the ride height. A much better measurement would be how much to cut off FROM THE TOP. Can you update it?

I agree, if you cut the amount off the top evenly then there should be no lean.
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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #19 on: September 02, 2015, 06:15:48 PM »
Nice work, @Tommy B.

@Troy,

In your article you say

"Start by cutting the legs. Make sure you cut the end that goes into the leg sockets!
Front Leg Length: 12.25 inches
Back Leg Length: 10 inches"

I think it is hard to go by overall leg dimension as the legs with wheels can extend below the axle and that extra length is inconsequential to the ride height. A much better measurement would be how much to cut off FROM THE TOP. Can you update it?
I can update if you can get me the length to cut off?

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pbe gummi bear

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #20 on: September 02, 2015, 06:36:04 PM »
@Troy are you trying to redelegate work back to me? I cut 7-5/8" from the top of each 18.5" leg. This will get the front leg perfectly to the tip of the 2nd triangle, and the same wheel axle overhang as stock.
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Troy

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #21 on: September 02, 2015, 06:40:32 PM »
@Troy are you trying to redelegate work back to me? I cut 7-5/8" from the top of each 18.5" leg. This will get the front leg perfectly to the tip of the 2nd triangle, and the same wheel axle overhang as stock.
Yes.  Sorry.
I didn't save the excess. Heck,  I don't even know if I used legs from an 18

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Antisven84

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #22 on: September 08, 2015, 12:51:46 AM »
I mocked one up out of spare parts, now to to p it apart and clean it up.


LiquidOcelot

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2017, 07:57:56 PM »
anyone else have any pictures of 22 chops? thinking about doing one but still not sure if they are gonna be too huge

Bob BQ

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #24 on: February 22, 2017, 10:04:38 PM »
@LiquidOcelot  - I assume you saw my pics in this thread... 

I say, if you've got a spare triangle and legs, go for it! You can always restore it to the "proper" height if you don't like it...


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Mr.CPHo

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2017, 03:00:06 AM »

anyone else have any pictures of 22 chops? thinking about doing one but still not sure if they are gonna be too huge
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Bertl

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2017, 05:13:46 AM »
Chocolade midget with some chips but does his job!

Bertl

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2017, 05:14:27 AM »


Chocolade midget with some chips but does his job!


Neil_VT00

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2017, 05:27:41 AM »
@Bertl what is the sign  on the handle of your midget?

Bertl

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Re: Shorty Midget mod thread
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2017, 05:34:06 AM »
@Bertl what is the sign  on the handle of your midget?

That says:
Attention! No Petroleum, fuel or simular fluid to light up or relight!

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