Now that 2 years have passed it is time for a real trailer makeover. Its always fun to focus on the styling.
The first thing I had to do was to haul the smoker off the trailer. Since I can separate the firebox from the food chamber it wasn’t too hard. I then turned the food chamber belly up.
Shorten the legs
I wanted to lower the smoker to get a better working height. Since it sits on the trailer you need to be tall to reach in and grab that brisket. So I decided to shorten the legs by 6 inches. I cut the bottom frame off, shortened the legs, and welded it back on. Now it is much better.
Strip the trailer
Next up was a complete rebuild of the trailer. So I began stripping it completely, using a steel grinder.
Rebuild the trailer frame
Next up I bought a bunch of rectangular (2″ by 1″) tube so I could fabricate a custom frame to act as the new smoker mount. I welded it to what was left of the original trailer.
Mount the smoker
When the new frame was welded to the trailer it was time to haul the smoker back up.
To attach the firebox also I made a fork-like part of the frame. You can see it clearly in this photo.
After finishing the trailer frame it was time to permanently mount the firebox and the food chamber. After some tweaking and moving around I welded them to the trailer. It is now officially an ‘offset smoker trailer’, and no longer just a trailer 🙂
This is a build in progress, so I will update as soon as there is progress. Stay tuned…