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Old 05-19-2005, 02:03 PM
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I started my next pit. I have the trailer frame put togather. I had to have the cooking chamber rolled out of plate, it is supposed to be ready for pickup tomorrow. I will try and get it mounted to the trailer this weekend.
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:08 PM
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I couldn't find a drop axle in town the size I wanted so I just got a longer one and cut out about a foot in the middle and rewelded it. This was the first time I have done this so let me know if you see anything that needs to be redone.


I had a slight bow in the rear where I am going to put my tail lights, anybody want to tell me how to straighten it out (were to put a port-a-power, strap here etc.)
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:11 PM
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Since I'm posting up pictures, here is my latest finished bbq I built for a friend.



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Old 05-19-2005, 02:22 PM
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Frank, where did you get the gauges for your friends cooker?
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Old 05-19-2005, 02:29 PM
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Frank, where did you get the gauges for your friends cooker?

Smitty, welcome to SFTalk

This isn't where he bought his, but this is the same thermometer. I think he bought his at a farm supply store in Weatherford TX.

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Old 05-19-2005, 03:17 PM
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I couldn't find a drop axle in town the size I wanted so I just got a longer one and cut out about a foot in the middle and rewelded it. This was the first time I have done this so let me know if you see anything that needs to be redone.



I had a slight bow in the rear where I am going to put my tail lights, anybody want to tell me how to straighten it out (were to put a port-a-power, strap here etc.)

Frank heres what you need to do to straighten it out,Heat it on the outside,the other side from the weld.Then cool it with a wet rag or fill a coke or beer can with water,put a small whole in the side near the bottem. cooling it will make it shrink back.When you heat steel it will expand but when it cools it shrink past the point that it expanded to.....As for the axle what did you weld it with?and did you allow for camber??????you need to have a camber in the axle.
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Old 05-19-2005, 03:54 PM
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As for the axle what did you weld it with?and did you allow for camber??????you need to have a camber in the axle.

I welded the axle with self shielded flux core (Weld It brand) wire not sure the exact number. I think the axle tube is 3/16th wall.

I thought about the camber in the axle, but the 3500lb axle did not have camber in the axle originally so I didn't introduce any. The total pit weight should not exceed 2,000lbs so I figured it would work OK. If I see any deflection in the tires or bow in the axle, I will just run a few beads on the bottom side of the axle later and put camber in that way.
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I welded the axle with self shielded flux core (Weld It brand) wire not sure the exact number. I think the axle tube is 3/16th wall.

I thought about the camber in the axle, but the 3500lb axle did not have camber in the axle originally so I didn't introduce any. The total pit weight should not exceed 2,000lbs so I figured it would work OK. If I see any deflection in the tires or bow in the axle, I will just run a few beads on the bottom side of the axle later and put camber in that way.
Well anyway your doing a good job on the thing......I stell put a camber in all that I do...Old habits are hard to break I guess.I have noticed that there not doing that anymore..Did the heat trick work??????????????/
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Old 05-19-2005, 06:30 PM
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I just put some sites in the reference section.
The RedNeck site has lots of information on axels.
http://shopfloortalk.com/forums/show...7953#post47953
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Old 05-19-2005, 07:21 PM
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Hi Frank, if it were me I would heat top and bottom flange and all of the web like I’ve drawn, maybe just a little smaller than I have actually drawn in red
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