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56MPG

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18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« on: July 09, 2016, 01:51:52 AM »
It's true! They made one! Well, not exactly, but don't pass up an 18.5 Platinum if you find one. Makes a great cart for the WSM. Posted this in another thread, but now that we have a WSM section, why not here too? Top grate sits 45" off the ground. Dumping the ash is a breeze, the cart/bowl is light enough to one-hand. It's the most useful Mod I've ever done! I still have a couple pair of those brackets I used.  Hit me if you want a pair. $35 shipped. They are made from 14ga SS to match the cart mounting locations, with welded and drilled tabs to mount to the bowl:




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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2016, 10:02:01 AM »
Well done ! ! !  Beautiful welds on those brackets !





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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2016, 10:57:04 AM »
Don Marco Mod!

There is a market for those brackets! I can see a lot of people swapping colors on Platinums & Performers.
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56MPG

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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2016, 02:00:29 PM »
Both sets of brackets have been spoken for. I can have more made but you will have to be patient. Also thinking about getting some made for the 22.5 if there is sufficient interest.
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2016, 05:27:17 PM »
I would buy two sets of  22's if  you get them!
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2016, 08:05:35 PM »
I'm definitely interested!

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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2016, 02:00:06 AM »
I'll have my blacksmith estimate what it will take to make up some 22.5 brackets. Stay tuned. If I can get them for $35/pair, would you buy a set? Anyone else for 18.5s?
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2016, 10:24:33 AM »
I am also interested
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 03:05:19 PM »
I'd be interested in a set for a 22.5"
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 03:53:29 PM »
Excellent work !

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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #10 on: July 25, 2016, 08:38:29 PM »
I'd be interested in a set for a 22.5"

Possibly interested, as well.
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #11 on: July 28, 2016, 05:05:11 AM »
Wondering about brackets that could work for an old Genesis frame, since those seem easier to come by than this kind.
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch

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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #12 on: July 28, 2016, 06:22:17 AM »
Wondering about brackets that could work for an old Genesis frame, since those seem easier to come by than this kind.

Stay tuned... ;)
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2016, 08:11:09 AM »
OK WKC, here's one way to do it. Apologies for the crude mockup, but I prefer rapid prototyping to a more time consuming "pretty" mockup. If it works out I can take my time and do it right. I don't plan to use this anyway, and I only had an hour to spare today. FYI - a Gennie frame is too narrow to mount an 18.5 WSM, but a little hacking and you'll have a very useful smoker cart.

Take your standard Genesis frame. (This one I've used before, and has been a mule for other mockups.)

Unbolt the top frame and flip the right side end for end.

Cut off the (now) outboard ends to use as center supports. You should have about 18" or so. You'll also cut the inboard ends to match the other side, and cut the protruding tabs off the ends on the left.

See the overlaps? That's where you would drill and bolt the sections together. Drill a couple more holes for the brackets, and the WSM with drops right in!

Fab a couple wood tables (don't use pink foam like I did) and you're done!


All in all, pretty simple job: A few hack saw cuts, and a few drilled holes. You would probably want to get some more 1" end caps for the raw edges. The height is about 2" taller than the Platinum cart version - putting the top grate height at 47". Now, let's see someone do this right!
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Re: 18.5 WSM cart from Weber
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2016, 06:36:40 PM »
I likes it!
It's the iconic symbol for the backyard. It's family/friends, food and fun. What more do you need to feel everything [is] going to be all right. As long as we can still have a BBQ in our backyard, the world seems a bit of a better place. At least for that moment. -reillyranch