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BigDaddy’s Buzzed Shop Builds, Beer, BBQ an BS

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by Bigdaddy4760, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. Jun 5, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

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    2017 TACOMA TRD OFF ROAD DOUBLE CAB LONG BED QUICKSAND


    Exterior:

    Total Chaos Tacoma Rear Channel Bed Stiffeners

    Redline QuickLIFT ELITE hood lift system.

    G-TeK Door seals

    Decked Bed System

    Custom TRD bedside decals

    Mattgecko bed and under hood lights

    DB Customz grille insert W raptor lights

    Bushwhacker flares

    ARE Camper

    Power:

    Drivetrain:
    5.29 gears coming soon

    Interior:

    Mattgecko interior lights

    Hondo PREMIUM RADIO KNOBS (3g Tacoma) - AR15 Bolt

    Cab blue Led swap

    Tacoma Narrow Switch Plate

    Clazzio Custom seat covers

    Contoured 6061-T6511 Billet Aluminum Seat Spacers
    Meso chrome delete kits, climate knobs, vent rings and door handles.
    Expedition Essential powered mount
    Scangauge OBD 2


    Armor:

    RCI Aluminum front, transmission and transfer-case skid plates

    Hefty Fabworks Front Bumper

    Hefty Fabworks Rear Bumper

    Mobtown Tailgate Reinforcement Plate


    Recovery:

    Warn VR8-S Gen II Synthetic

    Warn Wireless Remote

    Factor 55 Fairlead

    Factor 55 D Link
    Pro Eagle beast 2ton jackandmounting plate

    Suspension:

    Black Rhino Arsenal Sand On Black --17x9.5 6X139.7 ET-18

    Falken Wildpeak A/T3W 285 /75 R17 117T SL RBL

    OME EL096R HD Dakar leaf springs w/ bushings and u-bolts
    WOR 3DSA KIT 3 degree shims

    Front KING 2.5" COILOVER W/ RESERVOIR and 700lb springs

    Rear KING 12" stroke shocks with Remote Reservoir

    BAMF Shock relocate

    BAMF HD hanger

    Bed stiffners

    Extended brake lines

    U-bolt flip

    Bump stops

    SPC Adjustable Upper Control Arm

    Lighting:

    Switch Pro 9100

    SOS Ditch light mounts

    Cali Raised LED New Side Projecting LED Pods

    Cali Raised BLUETOOTH LED Rock Light Kit

    Rigid Flood PRO lights

    MESO ULTIMATE TURN SIGNALS

    Communications:
    Stryker SR89MC
    Midland MXT275 MicroMobile Two-Way Radio

    To be Installed
    Mattgecko bed and under hood lights
    Mattgecko interior lights
    Mattgecko bed lights
    Connect camper rear brake light
    ARB dual compressor and bed mount
    Install GMRS & CB under seat

    Contoured 6061-T6511 Billet Aluminum Seat Spacers


    Day I picked up the truck I went fishing

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    As it sits now
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    Installing front and rear bumpers at Tandem Off road.
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    Had to have my own bedside decal
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    Hood Decal
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    Clazzio Seat Covers
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    My main man Buzz and Cooper
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  2. Jun 5, 2019 at 4:22 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

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    Custom built smoker to match my truck
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  3. Jun 5, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

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    Cooker Builds and other projects
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  4. Jun 5, 2019 at 4:23 PM
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    Bigdaddy4760

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    Ruffstuff Ideal 63" Chevy Spring Swap Kit
    Bump Stop Pair 4.5"x4.5"x2.5"

    Lighting:

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    Bigdaddy4760

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    Reserved For BBQ

    Getting ready for cook at Triple C Chop Shop Lago Vista TX
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    T4Rgirl Birthday and TTC Lake Day

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    http://www.pitfacedbbq.com/products.html

    Dino Beef Ribs
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    Prepping a beef clod
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    Injected it three times over three days with Johnnie juice.
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    Letting rest for smoker
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    21 Hours on the pit. Came out with a great bark and was very tender and full of juice. Had some for dinner then shaved the meat for for frnch dip sandwhiches.
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    Mod day at the shop, two briskets and a butt
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    Mod day at the shop, boys and girls eating good
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    Write up and Pictures by Bryan BVBull Pitface BBQ Rubs
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    As for the smoker, it is a Double Pan Gravity Fed Cabinet Smoker. Plans were acquired from https://smokerplans.net/.

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    We'll go with something slightly different from that one, but that's the idea.

    Plan is to use 8" casters, use a different form of latching/handle set up, add a temp controller (more later), add a recess to house the temp controller, increase the capacity and height options for the rack (allow for closer spacing of more racks if desired), and custom paint (more on that later, too).


    Day 1 of building:

    The boys ready to go:

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    First step was stuffing insulation in the square tubing of the frame:
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    Next came starting framing the thing:

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    Frame side one complete:

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    Framing out the rest of it:

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    Interior skins starting to be applied:

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    Interior skins nearly complete:

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    Hoisted out of the way to work on the charcoal chute/firebox:

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    Not a ton of in-progress pics of the chute/firebox, but it is a HEAVY SOB. We aren't crazy about the details of the design, but overall, it is robust and should feed charcoal/wood easily and consistently.

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    Pretty much left it there after day one. Frame 95% complete (three pieces drop in after the firebox gets attached) and the firebox done.

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    Day two update.

    Visually, it doesn't look like a whole lot got done, but I assure you that today was very productive, despite my late arrival due to a number of failed stops looking for 2" schedule 40 pipe.

    Here's what we got done today:

    Angle iron was cut to make slides to hold the coal grate for the firebox:

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    Cold roll and flat iron for the grate:

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    Maner had a clever design for a handle and this was the end result:

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    Here's where it fits in:

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    And slid all the way in:

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    Here is Maner realizing that we're about to have a fitment issue:

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    The plans call to leave part of the frame out until after the firebox is installed. We left those three pieces out. The plans do not suggest that the cross beam at the top needs to be welded in after the firebox, but we saw NO way that this could go together without removing it, so we did. Here I am grinding that SOB out:

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    Kind of miffed at that lack of detail in paid plans, but we had a chuckle, got to grinding, then fixed it all up. Chute/firebox in place:

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    Next was the most tedious part so far and I give FULL credit to Maner for shouldering the load. We had to weld the seams for the interior skin to get it completely sealed off. Wire speed had to be slow for this application, so it took a lot of work. I worked on grinding a few pieces we were going to need and cutting insulation, but Maner was a BEAST at the welding:

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    Once that seam was completed, the first panel of insulation went in. Here is a major reason this thing will be so damn efficient:

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    Outer skin tacked and grinded:

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    We have a side completed!

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    One mod we did was adding extra support to the inner skins that will be supporting the cooking racks. Here is one side:

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    Did two supports on either side of the chute for the other side. You can see some insulation added in here as well. This side will ultimately be packed with insulation (Lord knows I bought plenty :laugh:):

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    Here's a peek at what sort of cooking capacity we're going to be looking at. It can cook a whole bvbull200:

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    Spitballing signage options for the back of this thing. It's HUGE and needs a little something to break up the space.

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    You know how you can count the rings in a treek truck to see how old it is? We have something similar. You can count the rings to see how long we've been working :rofl:.

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    Day two complete. Updates later.

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    We managed to put a few hours in today.
    Maner sealed up the lower inner skin:

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    The inner skin for the left side was also sealed up, then got some insulation. You can see the insulation poking out from the bracing in the middle. We forgot to stuff it before we tacked it on, so we just notched a few spots and loaded it up. That brace was a REALLY good idea. The inner skin had a slight tendency to bulge in the middle. Using that brace as an anchor point for some tack welds, we were able to ensure that the inside skin was nice and flat.

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    The outer skin was about to go on, but it was cut to go exactly edge to edge on the frame. The problem there is it makes it hard to tie the outer skin in to the frame. Solution? Offset it on two sides to expose the frame just a tad (it'll get covered with a weld and polished down), the use this big ass grinder to grind the edge back on the two sides where the skin was now 1/8th past the frame. If...nay...WHEN we build another, I think the plan is to get the outer skins cut about 3/16ths shorter on both length and width to make it slightly smaller than the outer size of the frame and, thus, easier to tie in together.

    Did I mention that this was one big ass grinder? :rofl:

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    Here is some insulation laid out for the bottom of the smoker. I took the Tetris approach to try and get the most out of that bundle of insulation :laugh:.

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    Did a little spitballing with Maner after we decided on a stopping point. We came up with a nifty idea for the door mounted thermometer. More on that when we get to that point.

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    We got about 4 hours of work in and made some pretty nice headway. These first three days of building have been really productive and a HELL of a lot of fun. I could spend the day welding, cutting, and grinding with Maner anytime. A cold beer or five along the way doesn't hurt ;). Looking at that thing in the shop, it's pretty amazing how far it's come already.

    I think we're in a holding pattern for the next 3-4 weeks with Maner heading back out in the field. That gives some time for more brainstorming of other ways I can send this build down another tangent :rofl:.

    Back from work and back on the cooker build Sunday 9-15
    Today's goal: Skin the bottom and mount the casters so this SOB can roll on it's own.

    I showed up with a cooler full of 12 oz cans of Coors Light as per the usual gift I bestow upon Maner prior to entering his sanctuary :rofl:.

    He was already getting the mounting plates welded to the feet for the casters.

    The plan for mounting the feet was a little outside of the plans as we wanted to tie in to the frame as much as possible. The plans called for putting on the outer skin, then mounting the feet/casters to that. Felt like a potential point of failure on a rig this big and heavy. I got to cutting out squares in the bottom skin to accommodate the new course of action. Ended up stripping about 1/4" off of each side of the skin, too, to allow for more room to tie in to the frame.

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    Maner got the feet welded together, then mounted up. Insulation added as well.

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    We put the bottom skin on and welded it all the way (as opposed to just tacking), so other than some cosmetic cleanup which we'll do before paint, the bottom is pretty well complete. For the record, I welded the entire bottom skin on myself. With a lot of advice from Maner, I've gotten pretty comfortable under the hood. Not gonna lie, nearly that entire line of welds on that bottom skin were pretty damn good. I build the welds up a little so that we had something to square off with the grinder, per Maner's recommendation, and most of the welds turned out pretty nice if I say so myself.

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    Here is the firebox side. We had to do a little finagling on the intake pipe nipple and seam welding it was a bitch, but got it in there, then started loading up insulation.


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    Then we loooaddddeeeddd that side with insulation. The middle strip ended up getting cleaned up a bit and covered with the firmer insulation, but it is otherwise fairly well stuffed with high-temp insulation that we were able to work in to all of the nooks and crannies around the firebox and fuel chute:

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    I mean loaded...

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    Once that was done, we tacked up the skin then it rose to its feet and stood on its own for the first time:

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    Here's one with me next to it for size reference - I'm 6'2". Not sure what sort of goofy ass half smirk thing Maner caught me in with this picture :rofl::

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    Getting that skin on the firebox side was a bonus for us. Only skins left are the narrow one to go on the side that has the intake (still need to build in a recess for the temp controller) and the top skin. Then we need to build and mount the door, of course. That would get all 6 sides up. Plenty of other finishing items to do (build/mount racks, chimney, shrouds, temp gauges, etc.), but this thing is coming together!

    Oh, and for the folks on here wondering if we had enough beer. We were plenty, um, hydrated ;).

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    About 4 hours in it today, including beer breaks and planning mods to the smoker and trailer.

    We polished lots of welds, then got the door hung! Another milestone!

    Maner with the big grinder for the door. I'm only qualified for the Hello Kitty grinder, which I took to the cook chamber.

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    Squaring up the door:
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    One of the best things about working with Maner is he doesn't leave anything to chance and will over-engineer for peace of mind. We scrapped the two bullet hinges the plans called for and used bullet hinges that were twice as robust, then used four of them! Maner welding them on:
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    We have a door!
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    Plans called for a slam latch. We're doing toggle latches. Here we're figuring how we ought to mount them. Need Zach's input tomorrow ;)
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    We getting really close to having this one ready for test burn. Been a fun project.
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