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zorknards2

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 I purchased this weber from an elderly man at a yard sale for 10 dollars everything is there, heavy duty grates triangle ash catcher steel legs welded handles etc. on this grill paint is in pretty good shape does show age though hower the slot where the legs conect to the base has a hole through the weld spots causing one of them to be loose, the rubber wheels one of them has a half inch crack and there is a dent at the openi g on both the lid and base causing the lid to only fit one way. should I see about restoring this or should I leave it alone.
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

G$

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2013, 10:17:16 PM »
First.

G$

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2013, 10:23:36 PM »
It is an opinion thing really.  It is not like restoring it will make it more valuable on the widely traded weber antiquities market.

Also, pictures.

Anyway, If it was me, i would not restore it in the sense that i would not replace anything on it that did not come from the same year...which is to say .. You will find nothing from that year to replace on it.

I would clean it carefully and marvel at it.  I would also cook on it one time, then clean it carefully again and marvel at it. No more cooking.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2013, 10:25:15 PM by G$ »

Craig

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2013, 10:24:26 PM »
WOW!! Nice score! Can you share some pics with us? A couple of us on here have been discussing doing some custom 50s style kettles and to see one would be awesome! What size is it?
 
Oh and welcome to the WKC!  :D

zorknards2

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2013, 10:27:01 PM »
I will put up some pics its the 22.5. I was thinki g of a soft restore such as fix dent and weld .
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

G$

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2013, 10:28:57 PM »
Zorknards....where did you unearth this gem?

Craig

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2013, 10:30:02 PM »
and what color is this treasure?  :D

zorknards2

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2013, 10:36:55 PM »
How do I ad pictures
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

G$

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2013, 10:39:39 PM »
You will need to add them to photobucket or imageshack etc and then use the url tags icon( the mona lisa painting) to point to the image files that you uploaded to the image hosting server.


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G$

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2013, 10:41:59 PM »
Or what Craig said.   8)

I have a sneaking suspicion this weber was unearthed in my own back yard.

zorknards2

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2013, 10:51:13 PM »
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

zorknards2

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2013, 10:52:33 PM »
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

zorknards2

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2013, 10:56:07 PM »
sorry pics are so big
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

zorknards2

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Re: 1956 weber bros metal works bar b que. restore or let stand?
« Reply #14 on: June 06, 2013, 10:58:37 PM »
I got this in mesa az from an elderly man in his 80's he said he was the original owner and he was getting rid of junk he didn't need no more so he had a yard sale and I got it. I have 4 webers but this is by far my favorite
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.