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zorknards2

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almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« on: June 22, 2013, 01:57:48 PM »
here is the process so far




i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

Troy

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2013, 02:21:50 PM »
curious, as i've been a bit spread thin and not as active around here as I'd like....

How do you know it's a 56?

zorknards2

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2013, 02:35:54 PM »
triangle ash pan, red wheels, steel legs, welded handles, chicago vent, rubber wheels, and plenty of research and posted pictures of it before and craig and duke also can help confirm. all I'm doing is posting updates as I was asked to do so. also been in touch with weber as well  and am sending pics to them when done cleaning it (which im doing in between crazy work shifts). but as described to them they helped confirm as well. and the guy i purchased it from was originally a chicago native and he said he had bought it in 56 original owner he was in his mid 70's to 80' age.
« Last Edit: June 22, 2013, 02:37:40 PM by zorknards2 »
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

MartyG

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #3 on: June 22, 2013, 02:39:05 PM »
I'm going to have to ask for a nice closeup beautyshot of that lid vent!  ;)

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almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2013, 03:39:52 PM »
Looks sharp Zork! :D Did you use Pam or Avocado oil on the bowl and lid! It really shines!

zorknards2

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #5 on: June 22, 2013, 03:50:24 PM »
canola oil
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LightningBoldtz

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #6 on: June 22, 2013, 04:52:02 PM »
Isn't that just going to burn off, the oil on the kettle?
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1911Ron

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #7 on: June 22, 2013, 05:06:08 PM »
Looking good so far, very nice!
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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #8 on: June 22, 2013, 05:21:28 PM »
Looks great...
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Troy

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #9 on: June 22, 2013, 05:25:27 PM »
It looks great. I wasn't casting doubt or anything, just curious if there were facts that aren't documented on the age page.

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zorknards2

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #10 on: June 22, 2013, 06:03:39 PM »
yeah it will probably burn off but due to the age I think I've done all the cooking I will on this one. this will be a looker not a cooker.  I did however wipe down the oil and went over it with some liquid wax in the sun for 2 days still loking good.
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

Craig

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almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #11 on: June 23, 2013, 08:06:19 AM »
Another cool thing about this kettle is its the first year of the familiar kettle shape. One year older and it would have the older buoy style lid.

G$

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #12 on: June 23, 2013, 08:25:50 AM »
Zork, did you ever weight the bottom bowl (comparing to a newer version)?

zorknards2

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2013, 09:30:51 AM »
no I hadn't weighed it. I need a better scale to do that or take it to ups lol
i almost have all my grails but waiting for that yellow to miraculously appear maybe in ny.

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Re: almost done with the 56 kettle pics of bowl and lid
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2013, 02:33:23 PM »
Man I hope I am in as good condition when I am that age. :)

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