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1ROW

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Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« on: September 14, 2018, 11:56:17 AM »
A couple months ago my folks came for a visit from Wisconsin so I cooked a meal for them on my Genesis 3000. My Dad was watching me cook on it and started telling me how his grill (a few years old BHG Walmart 4 burner) flares up all the time, even on low. I've been trying to get him into charcoal for years but he always says "maybe when I retire". He said his grill is no fun to cook on with the flareups so he doesn't use it much. I showed him the flavorizers on mine and how they do what they do and he was intrigued. So I told him I'd try to find him something affordable on craigslist that he could buy. However, I secretly began formulating a birthday present plan.

I had a good condition 1000 in the boneyard so I got that out. Got really lucky and found a free redhead on craigslist, raced over to pick that up just for the lid. Had all the metal bits sandblasted and then I repainted. I've made pine slats in the past but I wanted something nicer for this build. A buddy had some spare walnut laying around and he was kind enough to rip some slats for me. My wife had a nice idea, burning our family name in the table slats and a little birthday message on the back of the lid handle. I used clear spar varnish to let through the natural beauty of that walnut. Replaced everything internally, manifold, burners, ss rod grates and rcplanebuyer flavorizers.

We'll be making the trip to deliver it to him in a few weeks. Going to bring one of my Dad's favorites, pork steaks. Break it in right!

















« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 12:15:39 PM by 1ROW »

56MPG

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 12:39:43 PM »
BRAVO! I have a similar redhead waiting for the same treatment. No diss on the current Genesis II, but these grills are fantastic cookers. The East/West burners are hard to beat for rotisserie cooks. And they are just so damn good looking - your Dad's in particular!
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varekai

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 06:07:27 PM »
Youíre gonna make your dad cry... great job on the whole project!!


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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 06:16:58 PM »
Great story.

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RottiGuy

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 11:42:49 PM »
Beauty job!!!

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Cellar2ful

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2018, 07:52:10 AM »


Stunning restoration, on both of them.  That will be a special grill for your Dad for sure.  Your WKC handle makes sense now.
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Firemunkee

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2018, 10:01:18 AM »
That is amazing! Can't wait to hear about your dad's response!

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Dc_smoke309

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2018, 10:46:08 AM »
Very cool. What a awesome idea for your father . Nice work!


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Jon Tofte

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2018, 11:39:41 AM »
That is so cool and both your grills are stunning. If you donít mind sharing, how much did it cost to have the frame and firebox media blasted? I wish I could do that on my restorations but have to do it with a wire cup brush on an angle grinder. Works, but not as perfectly and is a very messy undertaking.


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1ROW

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2018, 05:17:24 PM »
Thanks for the nice comments guys!... @Jon Tofte The sandblasting was around $75 at a local shop here in town. For these two I did, it made the process much easier to just start from scratch.

Kneab

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2018, 06:17:23 PM »
Those look great. Very nice job on the restore.
I love those old style Genesis.
Hard to beat the heat distribution of those with the double flavorizer bar setup.

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DellJones

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2018, 06:41:44 PM »
Very Nice!!!


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Dave in KC

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2018, 02:25:34 AM »
WOW!  Excellent work.  One of, if not the best resto' I have seen. 

JEBIV

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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2018, 03:59:05 AM »
Damn, those look amazing @1ROW could I commission you to do both of mine ? LOL
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Re: Genesis 1000 For My Dad
« Reply #14 on: September 16, 2018, 11:43:25 AM »
Awesome work!
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