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Old 06-20-2011, 09:28 PM   #1
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Portable barbeque based on a compressor trailer?

I bought this nonworking compressor today:

http://igor.chudov.com/projects/Homemad ... n-Trailer/

I would like to rip out the compressor engine, fuel tank, air cleaner, etc, and install a grill inside of this trailer. I will try to keep the top and the covers, as this would keep it tidy, keep heat inside, offer some rain protection, etc.

Ideally I would like to install a pig sized rotisserie in it also.

Before I venture ahead on this, I wanted to get some words of wisdom on things to avoid, etc.

Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2011, 04:35 AM   #2
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Re: Portable barbeque based on a compressor trailer?

Fifty bucks? You will make close to that in scrap after you gut it out. Cool you got a spare tire and rim on the deal too. Looking forward to your progress.
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Old 06-21-2011, 09:43 AM   #3
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Re: Portable barbeque based on a compressor trailer?

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Fifty bucks? You will make close to that in scrap after you gut it out. Cool you got a spare tire and rim on the deal too. Looking forward to your progress.
Thanks! Would you recommend any website that explains what sort of grates, coal trays and such I would need to build.

Also for the main area holding coals, what sort of material is best? 1/4" steel plate you would think?
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Re: Portable barbeque based on a compressor trailer?

I have used 1/8" x 1" angle for the frame. 10 gauge expanded metal for the grate.
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Re: Portable barbeque based on a compressor trailer?

Thanks. What about the tray that holds coals? Will 10 gauge metal hold up to burning coals, rusting etc?
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I'd use 1/4 inch steel.
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