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jeffwhit

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Euro Gen 3 Performer restoration
« on: August 07, 2020, 08:04:31 AM »
I posted this Performer I got for almost free in the introduce yourself thread (http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=46068.0 )but here it is, before: https://imgur.com/gallery/jAn2cm5

And after:  https://imgur.com/gallery/C80IrPp

It seems to be some weird European (Denmark) variant that is mostly gen 3 with some gen 2 touches, like the black ash catcher.
The kettle itself was in great shape as was the ash sweeper. The ignition system isn't working to great but I prefer a chimney anyway, and and gifiting a new one with the grill to its new owner. The handle of the ash catcher and the storage rack I could not de-rust to my satisfaction despite spending the majority of my labour on them, so they got plasti-dipped and look great. I resprayed all of the frame with automotive paint, and made the whole thing a little less grey. Not the most detailed resto on here, but I'm really happy with my first attempt.

Foster Dahlet

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Re: Euro Gen 3 Performer restoration
« Reply #1 on: August 11, 2020, 08:04:43 PM »
Looks fantastic!  Well done.

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charred

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Re: Euro Gen 3 Performer restoration
« Reply #2 on: August 12, 2020, 03:32:01 AM »
Nice job....i think the reason the Gen 3's are my least favorite is the frame color. Yours looks great in black.
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