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brewtownbeatdown

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Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« on: September 14, 2020, 08:58:27 PM »
A red Coca Cola 18Ē has been very high on my grail list for years.  I was fortunate enough to secure one early in the spring that was in phenomenal condition.  Iím perfectly fine with the ďstockĒ version, but Iíve had a vision for a customized Coca Cola since adding it to my list. 





Contacted @KP for some primed, unpainted custom wheel inserts.  Did a light sanding, painted, and clear coated them.  Painted white on the wheel under where the lettering would sit.  @jebiv came up with the idea to use bottle caps as hubcaps, so I made us a few...epoxied an axle cap nut inside the bottle cap (removed the cap seal to allow max adhesion).  Added a 1/8Ē thick plastic spacer between the cap & wheel to prevent rubbing.   





Canít have a custom kettle without some @zavod44 handles.  Knew exactly what I wanted on the handles, so it was just a matter of what the artwork on the tab should be.  Brian and I bounced a few ideas back & forth until we came up with a combination of Coca Cola & Weber all in one.  He sent me the bare pieces so I could stain them to my desired finish.  Sealed with Spar varnish.





Added a 18Ē OTG ash bucket and ring.  Roughed up the exterior of the bucket and painted it using caliper paint (just in case I ever cook on it...which I wonít).  Had a new coated triangle, so I primed/painted/cleared it. 

Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

ReanimatedRobot

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2020, 12:53:06 AM »
What a looker Mike! Good job!

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Dave in KC

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2020, 01:15:49 AM »
Love it.  Likely the best wheel mod I have ever seen.  Great work. 

rc

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #3 on: September 15, 2020, 03:32:40 AM »
Thatís probably one of the coolest grills Iíve ever seen. Nice work!


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bladz

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #4 on: September 15, 2020, 03:37:55 AM »
Outstanding!  Love it Brewtown


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smokeyjoe

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2020, 04:09:12 AM »
Amazing grill.


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Kneab

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2020, 04:20:17 AM »
That is cool. Congrats

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AZ2FL

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #7 on: September 15, 2020, 04:36:30 AM »
Awesome looking custom kettle!

ďHave a Coke and a smileĒ

bamakettles

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #8 on: September 15, 2020, 05:23:28 AM »
Beautiful grill there.  Definitely one for the trophy shelf!  My favorite parts are the hubcaps and red accents on the ash pan and triangle.  Amazing job.

OkieGirl

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #9 on: September 15, 2020, 07:23:03 AM »
That is beautiful! The hubcaps are the coolest idea ever and I love the vent tab.
Definitely a show piece!

JEBIV

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #10 on: September 15, 2020, 08:14:57 AM »
Glad you modded yours first, mine will never measure up if I ever get around to doing it. That is a stunning grill

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Darko

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2020, 10:17:08 AM »
That looks very nice!

1spacemanspiff

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #12 on: September 15, 2020, 12:02:11 PM »
Nice attention to detail.  Way cool.
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Schaefd2

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #13 on: September 15, 2020, 12:19:40 PM »
Nice work!!


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Bertl

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Re: Red Hot Coca-Cola 18
« Reply #14 on: September 15, 2020, 02:13:10 PM »
Outstanding Mike, i love the love in details you've invested. The hubcaps are so cool![emoji41]

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