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SixZeroFour

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SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« on: May 28, 2015, 08:33:18 PM »
For some time now I have wanted to custom build a WSM cart out of performer frame, but wanted to do something special rather than just bolt it together and be done with it. 

Well, after some planning, testing and tweaking I have finally come up with my own personal dream smoker 8)

Modifications:

- New Style Ash Catcher Assembly
- 3M DiNoc Carbon Fibre Wrapped Front Plate
- 2015 Metal Performer Table
- Lid Bale Deleted and Capped with Acorn Nuts
- Added Lid Handle With Hooks
- Rear Legs are UNMODIFIED! kettle legs - only painted and bent to the shape of the leg
- Added a reinforcing sleeve over the rear axle to keep the legs at the correct distance and prevent flexing
- The new Black Maverick 733 also arrived just in time

On to the pictures because that's really what you want to see anyways 8)












And finally here is my completed "Pit" where I plan to spend many years enjoying this rewarding hobby! I recently sold off my very last Genesis gasser and I am 100% charcoal baby!! Here are the troops:



Comments:

1) When adding the rear support legs I did not modify the legs whatsoever - however - I did need to apply some flex to the leg socket to get it to bend outwards far enough. Nothing major but enough to make it creak a bit in disapproval... kind of like straightening out a bent handle on a sweet old kettle... count to three and just got for it ;D

2) The reinforcing legs make a HUGE difference in the stability of the bottom bowl. Without them, the Performer bowl can manage to hold weight vertically just fine - its the side to side movement that could get you into trouble as its not very stable when only mounted via the bowl tabs. It is now rock solid and doesn't move one bit.

3) The new table is gorgeous and nicer in person than in photos. Real nice and smooth rounded edge and it feels very solid.

4) I have been toying with the idea of stenciling a black kettle silhouette logo onto the silver WSM door... what do you guys think? Yay or Nay?!?

5) Thanks very much for looking! and I hope you're not all sick of my OCD kettles :o

Take care all and enjoy the weekend!

Matt
« Last Edit: May 28, 2015, 08:58:19 PM by SixZeroFour »
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1911Ron

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Re: :: SixZeroFour WSM Performer Cart - Carbon Edition ::
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2015, 08:41:34 PM »
#4 go for it!  As to rest I think you did an outstanding job I like it!
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: :: SixZeroFour WSM Performer Cart - Carbon Edition ::
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2015, 08:47:59 PM »
That looks really nice, Matt. Did you wrap the back panel too? A 22.5" WSM in a performer cart is a dream of mine.
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ClubChapin

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Re: :: SixZeroFour WSM Performer Cart - Carbon Edition ::
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2015, 08:49:22 PM »
Brilliant. I've been looking for a 22.5 WSM to do similar.


Looks great.

Troy

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2015, 09:09:54 PM »
That thing is bitchin man. it's like a ninja smoker.
Get that slut into the gallery!

jcnaz

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2015, 09:40:34 PM »
Sweet work, Matt!
A bunch of black kettles
-JC

Troy

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2015, 09:42:47 PM »
also, tell me more about the wrap.
I have a same-gen performer that needs front panel work

charred

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2015, 03:28:11 AM »
Beautifully badass! (where's the step ladder?) :)
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Hell Fire Grill

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #8 on: May 29, 2015, 04:53:53 AM »
We dont mind eyeballing your OCD kettles Matt! But you missed a spot in the grass...
You can't always get what you want....but if you try sometimes you get what you need

MrHoss

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #9 on: May 29, 2015, 05:01:44 AM »
Damn.
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MINIgrillin

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2015, 05:32:40 AM »
Contenders for mod month are coming in early
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Winz

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #11 on: May 29, 2015, 06:05:02 AM »
Matt - way to take it to the next level!  That leg mod is genius.  Love the CF, stealthy black look.


And yes, I thing you should procure a smooth SS door from Cajun Bandit and put a cool logo on it (I love spending your money).


Winz
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CharliefromLI

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2015, 06:05:25 AM »
BREAKING NEWS:
MOD MONTH 2015 CANCELLED - being renamed playing for 2nd place behind 604 ;) ;) ;)

That's amazing!

The metal table is a solid add but the CF takes it over the top.
Starting LineUp: Summit Charcoal Grilling Center, Ranch Kettle, Genesis E310, SJ Gold MiniWSM, the JETTLE,
Alumni: Performer Dlx, 22.5" WSM, 26" OTG, 18.5" WSM, 22" OTP

GregS

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #13 on: May 29, 2015, 06:07:16 AM »
holy balls dude.  wow nice job! 
I only use kettles with lid bales.

JDD

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Re: SixZeroFour's WSM Performer Cart - CF Edition
« Reply #14 on: May 29, 2015, 06:12:44 AM »
Amazing, off the chain!!
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