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Competition trailer #2. A couple of additions 5/6/17
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lngliv3



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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11 16 2:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have priced a crap ton of paint supplies and all I can say is I will have almost as much in primer paint and solvents than I have invested in the (build). I am building a 500 gallon rf smoker so than means more than a gallon of paint will be needed .... The wife isn't going to like the sound of this 😨😨
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 11 16 8:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lngliv3 wrote:
I have priced a crap ton of paint supplies and all I can say is I will have almost as much in primer paint and solvents than I have invested in the (build). I am building a 500 gallon rf smoker so than means more than a gallon of paint will be needed .... The wife isn't going to like the sound of this 😨😨

Go with a DTM paint on your cooker. (Direct to metal) Then blast and top coat. Rustoleum is a DTM paint. It will not last as long as a zinc primer but you will get years out of it before the cooker shows wear. My big cooker "Bahama Mama" is not primed and going on 4 years old. The firebox has just started showing wear but I have run an enormous amount of meat through her.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14 16 5:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to blast the trailer and paint then blast and paint the smoker itself. Was thinking of blasting the underside of the trailer first then the topside of the trailer mount my smoker to the trailer then blast the smoker then paint it all...
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 14 16 10:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Call me stupid, but I just figured out your name......it's the front end of a Jeep. HAHAHAHAHA Good one. I kept trying to say "ollie" or "ah-lo" or "oilie" or some such nonsense. Well, better the front end than the a$$ end, which I'm always at, apparently.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18 16 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Kevin,

Great looking hit and run rig you built there. We may cook together yet! Looking forward to seeing the roof system complete.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18 16 11:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You zilla. Very Happy I should have her covered up this weekend. Very Happy I am looking forward to cooking with y'all. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 19 16 1:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

missionsusmc wrote:
-olllllllo- wrote:



Call me stupid, but I just figured out your name......it's the front end of a Jeep. HAHAHAHAHA Good one. I kept trying to say "ollie" or "ah-lo" or "oilie" or some such nonsense. Well, better the front end than the a$$ end, which I'm always at, apparently.


well I think that just gave me the laff of the day. tyvm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20 16 10:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday I was able to get the roof installed on Little Mama.
The roof getting attached.


Then the first wing.








Last screws on the right wing.


I am happy with the end result she folds up like Bahama Mama with no loose parts.







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PostPosted: Sun Mar 20 16 11:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Turned out awesome Kevin!! That is going to make a fine rig to pull down the road brother. Nice!! Lucky for you that you build that out of tubing, I don't think scrap iron would have held your arse up on the roof Laughing How did those self tappers treat you with that 3/16th?


Looking at that thing sitting in the driveway there, almost looks identical to my uncles pontoon sitting in his drive Shocked Razz Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21 16 8:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Man! That looks great k.a.m. Very Happy I love the roof! Now you can finish er up come rain or shine. Wink Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21 16 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is a really good looking rig. Your work is top notch. Good Job.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21 16 1:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

awesome.....that is all....awesome. Mr. Green
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21 16 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Troy. Very Happy Now we gonna start on the short fat jokes? Shocked Laughing

Thank You Flyingj. Very Happy Yep I like having a roof over my head. Very Happy

Thank You brutus1964. Very Happy

Thank You Alexb.. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 21 16 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Next up you build me a trailer rig since you have it down to a science.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 16 2:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You avengethis. Very Happy This one will probably be my last to build.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 16 2:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks great, Kevin Very Happy

k.a.m. wrote:

Thank You Flyingj. Very Happy Yep I like having a roof over my head. Very Happy


That's pretty clever how you set up the wings to be high enough for you to work under when they're open, and keep the non-Hobbit folk from getting to close to your cooker.Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 16 5:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

suckaass wrote:
That looks great, Kevin Very Happy

k.a.m. wrote:

Thank You Flyingj. Very Happy Yep I like having a roof over my head. Very Happy


That's pretty clever how you set up the wings to be high enough for you to work under when they're open, and keep the non-Hobbit folk from getting to close to your cooker.Laughing Laughing

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That's funny Josh. Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 16 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

KAM, looks awesome.

Construction/movement question:
How does it pull?
And with sides and top on, does it pull sideways with wind?
That looks like master-rib 5 rib metal roof/siding - i used it before for barns and roofing. How fast can you go with that on the rig?

Sorry to bombard you with questions, but I really like the look and before I copy you I was wondering how it handles. Especially if I do it to one that I may eventually haul from VA to TX. Shocked

Thanks - Chris Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 16 6:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Chris. Very Happy
I have the same roof set up on Bahama Mama you can see her in the back ground. I pull her at 65 MPH with no problems and the roof is holding up well for being close to four years in service.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 22 16 7:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yesterday Debbie and I seasoned the cooker. I finished my fire grates and then we were off.
I like these wedge grates. They can be removed if you do not want to use them.


Debbie doing what she loves playing with fire.


After the cooker was dried out and up to 350° I oiled the inside with Pam grilling spray. In this pic the intakes are wide open and the left side is about 50° hotter than the right.


While she was turning and burning I took some readings of the firebox and other areas. This is the top of the firebox.


This pic is the side of the firebox by my lights.


This is the trailer frame notice the drastic drop in temps so no worries about the lights getting too hot.


I let her run for about an hour at these temps to test the paint and all was well. I throttled her back to about 1/2 intake to settle her in.


I like seeing the therms balance out. I had ran a test burn in her before paint so I pretty much knew where to set my plates. she held these even temps for the rest of the evening.


The rest of the evening was watching nothing but thin blue smoke and a heat signature. The next run will be a lot of chicken. Very Happy

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