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Big Dawg

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #15 on: August 13, 2017, 02:23:30 PM »
Wow . . . . . . . just WOW ! ! !





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crumbsnatcher

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #16 on: August 13, 2017, 06:49:34 PM »
Very nice!


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Travis

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #17 on: August 13, 2017, 07:42:04 PM »
Stunning resto, man.

Absolutely love this detailed post with pics and explanation. Love the fact that you got the boy involved with parts of it.

Well done sir. Thankyou for sharing. 👍👍

Fazz

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #18 on: August 13, 2017, 08:54:00 PM »
Well done!  Awesome job


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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #19 on: August 13, 2017, 11:01:48 PM »
Congrats, Hogsy. The Sequoia is well deserved.
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Hogsy

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #20 on: August 14, 2017, 12:19:23 AM »
Thanks for all the positive comments guys , I really appreciate it! I wasn't sure whether to restore or just oil it up, but I'm glad I did and really enjoyed the process, as this is the first Sequoia seen on Aussie soil I like to think Ross Mcdonald put this together in someone's backyard back in 1980 and showed them how to use a kettle

There're was a few questions I had when doing the resto
First - What year did the Sequoias stop coming with the two rings on the side of the table? I noticed there were holes pre drilled at either end of the table in the same location to accommodate the lid holder. But not for the rings . The rings are visible in the 74 catalogue but not the 79 catalogue

Second- Was their a change in stain or timber on the Sequoias at some stage? I noticed in the  catalogue it describes the timber as Heirloom Redwood stained timber,I thought these were two different types of timber. This is a pic out of the 1971 catalogue


Looks like they were available in two different finishes too



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james1787

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #21 on: August 14, 2017, 11:01:45 AM »
Beautiful!! The restoration looks great!

Whoah... I see something interesting in the catalog.. the Barrel BBQ... I wonder if anyone here has one of those?
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Kneab

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #22 on: August 14, 2017, 11:11:01 AM »
That looks great Hogsy.👍
Nice work on the restore.
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Golly

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #23 on: August 14, 2017, 01:57:01 PM »
Grate work @hogsy
Will need to get over and have a perve


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Speedster

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #24 on: August 14, 2017, 02:00:53 PM »
Great job looks great and protected


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Bertman

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #25 on: August 15, 2017, 09:38:22 AM »
I saw that barrel unit too. Does it exist in the club?


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SixZeroFour

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #26 on: August 15, 2017, 10:23:08 AM »
Spectacular restore Hogsy! It came out looking like new again. Just awesome.

What a cool project and nice to see you had a little helper along for the ride 8)
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blksabbath

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #27 on: August 15, 2017, 10:32:10 AM »
Nice Work!  I never noticed the lid hanger before.

Dale Benson

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #28 on: August 16, 2017, 09:38:17 AM »
First Harris beats me to the punch on the Seville Chariot... Now Hogsy beats me to the punch on the Sequoia!  :D
Really, really nice job Hogsy. It's beautiful.
You wrestled with the same question about what to apply as the final finish as I have been. Mine had been stained over the original finish by a previous owner. I could tell because there were several scars (gouges, burn marks, etc.) that had stain over them. But I really couldn't determine what the original finish looked like. After studying the old catalogues I decided that I wanted the natural finish instead of the red one. Yours looks very much like how I imagined I'd like to do mine, so I'll explore something similar.
I'm nearly finished restoring mine. Basically, just the final finish on the wood and then re-assembly.
Again, nice job!
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Hogsy

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Re: 1980 Weber Imperial Sequoia Restored
« Reply #29 on: August 16, 2017, 12:13:57 PM »
Thanks @Dale Benson , yes deciding on the finish was definitely the most frustrating part, all my internals(inside doors, shelf) still had the original stain in tact. So at least I had something to go off.
Looking forward to seeing yours finished. Sure was a fun project, just need to get a cover now
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