THE OOBER RECEIVER HITCH GRILL 1


 For this project, I wanted to build something MANLY. After thinking about it for a while, I decided that it had to have something to do with Meat, Beer, and Tailgating. Therefore, I present you “The OOBER Receiver Hitch and Hauler Grill”.

Awesome.

Awesome.

 

Question: I want to have a grill at the game, but by the time I get everybody loaded in my vehicle there is nowhere to put the cooler, grill, and charcoal.

Answer: The OOBER Receiver Hitch Grill

Question: I don’t want that mainstream import from china grill crap. Where can I find a “real” grill?

Answer: The OOBER Receiver Hitch Grill from WWW.OOBERFABRICATION.COM

Question: All of the units I have seen online look like they would take up a lot of precious space in my garage when off the vehicle, or is of no use when not attached to a vehicle. Is there a solution for this?

Answer: The OOBER Receiver Hitch Grill from WWW.OOBERFABRICATION.COM

So, as you can see the OOBER Receiver Hitch Grill answers many of life’s questions. This project will be for sale under my “Projects For Sale” section. So hurry up and contact me before it is GONE!

Here is how I built it.

Procure random barrel. Check. Lay a bunch of seemingly random parts in the driveway and stare at them whilst drinking a beer or two. Check.

Laid out the parts I had to work with and got an action plan together.

 

Bumper Grill

Drug out tools and started cutting!

Cut 1/4" thick peice of plate to match curvature of random barrel. Check. Weld onto barrel. Check.

Cut a 1/4″ thick piece of plate to match curvature of  the barrel and welded it on.

Pull the poor Honda into the mix and start making attachment devices. Check!

Pulled the “Honda Hauler” into the mix and started making attachment devices.

Bumper Grill

Firmly welded the new grill to the attachment device. Built a temporary stand since I didn’t have the base built yet.

Tubing Bender

Got out the trusty Tubing Bender, and bent up the frame for a shelf.

More on Tubing Benders.

Bumper Grill

Test fit the shelf to see where I needed to cut it.

Trim the tube so it leaves 2" in the middle for the receiver tube. I had to use the straps to get the tube nice and square in both directions.

Trimmed the round tubing so it left 2″ in the middle for the receiver tube. I had to use the straps to get the tube nice and square in both directions.

Tack on the expanded steel then cut off the remainder with a grinder to make it fit our frame.

Tacked on the expanded steel then cut off the remainder with a grinder to make it fit the frame.

Drill a hole for our "cinch" bolt. and while you have the drill out, insert the square tube in your receiver hitch, mark the holes for the pin, and drill out to 5/8".

Drilled a hole for a “pinch” bolt. While the drill was out, I inserted the square tube in the receiver hitch, marked the holes for the pin, and drilled out to 5/8″.

Find an appropriately sized bolt and put a nut on it. Stick it through your freshly drilled hole and weld the nut on. I also welded another bolt to the head so I didn't have to use any tools to remove the grill assembly.

Found an appropriately sized bolt and put a nut on it. Stuck it through the freshly drilled hole and welded the nut on. If you look closely, you can see that I ground a point on the tip of the bolt so it holds better. I also welded another bolt to the head so I didn’t have to use any tools to remove the grill assembly.

Finish weld all of the parts. I also welded 8 small tabs around the perimeter of the shelf to attach bungee cords to.

Finished welding all of the parts. I also welded 8 small tabs around the perimeter of the shelf to attach bungee cords to.

As you can see in the two pictures above, the grill assembly is removeable by loosening a pinch bolt and lifting the grill up out of the frame. Therefore when not using the grill, you can still attach the shelf portion to your vehicle and haul luggage, bags of mulch, or anything else that you don’t have room for or want inside of your vehicle.

After painting, I threw it into the receiver of the "Honda Hauler" to see how it came out.

After painting, I threw it into the receiver of the “Honda Hauler” to see how it came out.

Awesome.

Awesome.

Gertrude was a big help. I have no idea how I would have gotten it done if it weren't for her and her frisbee.

Gertrude was a big help. I have no idea how I would have gotten it done if it weren’t for her and her frisbee.

After staring at the grill for a while I decided that it might be kind of awkward to move around without some kind of feet. So I found some 5/8" ball bearing rollers at the hardware store. They work great for moving it around on small concrete and are very low profile.

After staring at the grill for a while I decided that it might be kind of awkward to move around without some kind of feet. So I found some 5/8″ ball bearing rollers at the hardware store. They work great for moving it around on smooth concrete and are very low profile.

The completed grill in "House Mode"

The completed grill in “House Mode”. It is still useful and doesn’t take up any garage space.

The OOBER Receiver Hitch Grill is really the perfect solution. It offers three products in one: A household charcoal grill, a receiver mounted shelf for hauling, and a combination shelf and grill for grilling and hauling your cooler at the same time.


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