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Competition trailer #2. A couple of additions 5/6/17
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k.a.m.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28 14 10:30 pm    Post subject: Competition trailer #2. A couple of additions 5/6/17 Reply with quote

I have been wanting to build a smaller cooker for Debbie and myself so we can travel further out without bringing Bahama Mama. The cooker will be a 24" x 55" .375 wall cooker.
It will have two doors and no warmer but will have an awning. The firebox is 5/16" plate, the trailer will be made from an old boat trailer I acquired a few months ago. I have been sitting on this project for months but being tugged in a lot of directions will most likely yield another long build so have patience with me please. Laughing
12/26/14. Lets build a firebox.
My son works for blasting company and one of their clients donated my end caps and firebox plates for me, another company donated the pipe. I owe them a brisket or two. Very Happy


I started putting the pieces together.


Placing the pieces corner to corner requires stops to hold the last two pieces.




The pieces were not perfectly flat so I earmarked one for my door and worked on it with the big hammer before welding it up.


Day one complete, more welding tomorrow.


12/27/14
I finished welding out the firebox and cut out the door, yes I used a cut off wheel. I am low on Acetylene and have to make some cuts today on another project. That is a magnet of who knows how many lbs. of pull. I have learned to not let it hit anything flat or it requires exhausting man hours to release it. Laughing


A pic of my burn through.


Here is a pic of the trailer. I ordered a new 3500 lb. axle for it which should be ready in a couple of weeks. This project will consist of mostly used or old steel I have at my shop. I am not looking for pretty just a cooker that works. Wink
Behind the trailer you can see the cooker against my fence.

Thank y'all for looking. Very Happy
More pics to come as I make progress.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28 14 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right on, another k.a.m. build to watch. Fun stuff! Very Happy This should be like playing with a toy after the Bahama Mama and the Smokin' Aces builds.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 28 14 10:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is the area over the tongue going to be a dancing deck? Razz Wink Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 12:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you finally got started on this k.a.m. Very Happy I look forward to following your build and can't wait to see how she turns out.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 1:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can't wait to follow this!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Mike. Very Happy She will be a bit smaller but i am kinda feeling it today. My heavy fab days are far and few between and a couple years off is wearing on me. Laughing

Thank You Chris. Very Happy No dance floor but maybe a balance beam unless I trim the tongue. Laughing

Thank You Flyingj, I am not sure how steady I will be, I have a comp. season fixing to fire up.

Thank You 4xAggie. Very Happy This cooker will most likely be pretty straight forward. I am just needing a smaller comp trailer, I will need a few comfort creatures though so we will see. Wink

12/28/14
Today I was met with 40° and 100% rain. This is not an ideal temp for a CoonAss to work in. I did get my intakes cut out for the firebox door.
Since my door is going to be on the back I decided on horizontal slides. I needed at least 32 Sq. in. of intake so I went with three 2.25" x 6" tall openings, this gives me 40 Sq. in.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 8:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice to see another build Kam. Lookin real good btw. Will follow with keen interest.[/code]
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So, seriously, it took you 2 days to weld up the firebox Rolling Eyes What are you going to tell me, that its like 5/16 material and you had to make like 4 or 5 passes per seam Razz Wink Laughing

Its a good start so far. You can tell we both have some builds going, the phone lines seem to be lit up a little more than usual. Looking forward to seeing this one come to life brother Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin,
Good to see you are at it again!
I will be watching from over here in my country (Northern Cali Twisted Evil)
and dropping in once in a while to give you (and Troy!) a hard time! Mr. Green

Hope you and Debbie have a great holiday season! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 6:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to your build KAM!! Looks like a fun project.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 29 14 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its looking good Kevin. Just hope you have a small crane to lift that firebox.... I can understand what you mean about wearing a person down....here in Kansas its been a little to cold to heat the shop and work for awhile. so its going to hurt for awhile when i do get back in the shop. One thing i was able to do was put up a portable garage to keep my cookers out of the weather. Im looking forward to follow your build...You all have a great New Year may it brings New hope and New dreams
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30 14 8:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

4xAggie wrote:
Can't wait to follow this!


What he said Very Happy
Your build threads are always entertaining, and educational too!
Lucky for me you started with the firebox. My first build is in progress, and my next step is to build the firebox. Trying to decide how to build the door and the intake has my head spinning. Since your new cooker and mine are almost the same size, I will be watching your firebox build very close, mayhaps using it as step by step instructions Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 30 14 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Glad to see you hard at Kevin can't wait to see what you come up with. And get some more good ideas from you
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Glad to see you hard at Kevin can't wait to see what you come up with. And get some more good ideas from you
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31 14 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank You Painless. Very Happy

Thank You Troy. Very Happy Yep Just like old times Troy. Very Happy

Thank You Chuck. Very Happy Do They allow broadcasting from other Country's over there Chuck? Razz Laughing

Thank You Smoldering Coals. Very Happy

Thank You Bobco785. Very Happy I do not do well with cold short days Brother.

Thank You Mike. Very Happy The last two pics are my door and intake Mike, I will try to get that done soon. Smile

Thank You Logtrucker. Very Happy
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k.a.m. wrote:


Thank You Mike. Very Happy The last two pics are my door and intake Mike, I will try to get that done soon. Smile



Thanx Kevin. I will be watching very close. I think I will use round intake holes with a k.a.m. sawtooth damper like roscoe1960's rather than the slide type you cut. My door will be on the end. I'll try not to hijack this thread with questions (if I haven't already!) if I have any more I'll start a new post.

I look forward to following this build, I'm sure it will be very entertaining Very Happy
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dmike25 wrote:
k.a.m. wrote:


Thank You Mike. Very Happy The last two pics are my door and intake Mike, I will try to get that done soon. Smile



Thanx Kevin. I will be watching very close. I think I will use round intake holes with a k.a.m. sawtooth damper like roscoe1960's rather than the slide type you cut. My door will be on the end. I'll try not to hijack this thread with questions (if I haven't already!) if I have any more I'll start a new post.

I look forward to following this build, I'm sure it will be very entertaining Very Happy

You are not hijacking anything Brother. Very Happy Ask all the questions you want. Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 03 15 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kevin, I'm sitting back and really enjoying watching you take on another one. I'm always learning something from your builds and really appreciate your sharing of the knowledge. Rock on!
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 04 15 1:22 am    Post subject: little cooker Reply with quote

Kevin looks good,I did the same thing after I had big red for a while,I made the smaller pit to do the same thing. Sometimes you need the big pit and sometimes you don't.

Happy new years to you both.

I will be moving back to KC in Feb. found a house finally after 3 years of looking

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I'm kind of liking Chris 's dance floor Idea, since I've seen Debbie in action!
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