Bear's custom Weber trolley build

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Bear
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Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Bear » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:31 pm

I am over it - making multiple trips into the shed to carry out all my equipment for a charcoal cook is bullsh!t

I'm going to build a new trolley that can incorporate everything:
Weber Kettle
Weber Smokey Mountain
Weber Go Anywhere
Gas powered charcoal starter & chimney
Rotisserie ring & accessories
Tongs, cooking tools, injector etc
Maverick thermometers
iQue110 & accessories
Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004


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Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Muppet » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:33 pm

Sounds serious! Can't wait to see the result
Baby steps...
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Bear
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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Bear » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:34 pm

Admittedly, I am going to cheat in every way possible, starting with a trolley with shelves & drawers that I already own.
Also, I will be utilising family resources by employing the assistance of my father who can weld.
Here is my starting point.

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Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004

Bear
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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Bear » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:40 pm

Step 1, design & build a frame for the kettle:

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Spray painting

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Attach frame to trolley with SS bolts

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Mount kettle in place, yeehaa!

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Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004

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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Bear » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:46 pm

Step 3: Design a mounting system for the WSM

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Attach to the trolley

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Looking good

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Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004

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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by urbangriller » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:52 pm

That's looking good already!!!
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Bear
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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Bear » Fri Sep 04, 2015 4:53 pm

I'm really pleased with this build so far. We designed it to be as portable as possible, and to be as flexible as possible.
I'm planning to be able to mount the WSM to use as either a smoker (as pictured below) or to be able to lift the bottom section to the same height as the kettle, removing the stacker middle section and use as another 'mini' kettle.

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Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004

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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by beachbums » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:29 pm

Nice work Bear......... now where's that pushbike motor that was laying in the shed?


:D

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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Dez » Fri Sep 04, 2015 9:49 pm

Looks the goods Bear. Cant wait to see it in all its glory.
(Is this the reason behind forgetting about your other hobby?)

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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Narmnaleg » Fri Sep 04, 2015 11:44 pm

Awesome work Bear, that looks great!

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Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Bear » Sat Sep 05, 2015 1:33 am

Dez wrote:Looks the goods Bear. Cant wait to see it in all its glory.
(Is this the reason behind forgetting about your other hobby?)
Hehehe. No, laziness and stupidity take over sometimes.
Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004

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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by Hogsy » Sat Sep 05, 2015 10:10 am

Very impressive Bear!!!
How did you attach the kettle ?
Have you thought about lid holders?
I'll be following this thread
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Post by Bear » Sat Sep 05, 2015 12:47 pm

Thanks for the positive comments folks.

Hogsy, the kettle was formerly a platinum so it already had the mounting brackets attached. I haven't been able to think of a satisfactory solution to lid holders (I'm not a fan of the slide aside) that won't cause drips on my pavers.

Thinking cap is on, but not working
Charcoal: 22.5" Weber OTP 2000 | Wood Oven: Al Forno Piemonte R8 | Portable: Weber GA 2006
Gasser: NG WeberQ 320 | Rotisserie: Gaganis custom dual spit | Smoker: 18.5" WSM 2004

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Post by mb403 » Sat Sep 05, 2015 5:27 pm

Awesome build bear! Ive been looking at a cart for my uds and webers.. this looks the goods indeed. Love the bench space you have and the shelves on the trolley..
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Re: Bear's custom Weber trolley build

Post by chrisg » Sat Sep 05, 2015 8:38 pm

:)

Lids and drips, always a problem, you can't stop them dripping so maybe put a gutter along the back of the bench to catch them and be disposed of? Just some lid hooks back there ?

Love it, my Q is on a recycled roll around tool box re-purposed, same motivation, but no torches - yet :)

Cheers


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