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TexasOnion

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2022, 05:34:43 PM »
What was the original color of the steel wheels,say steel wheels from 64-66

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Cellar2ful

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2022, 06:39:05 PM »

Missing one of the metal retainers that go on the end of the axle.

Nice DEMO kettle.  Not many of those 50's Demo kettles survived.  If your in need of new push on axle caps, new ones can be purchased at Lowe's. They are 3/8" push on axle caps, just like the original ones used by Weber.  Here's a link to them at Lowes: 

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Hillman-3-8-in-Nickel-Axle-Push-Nut/3012502

What was the original color of the steel wheels,say steel wheels from 64-66

64-66 would have black steel wheels with painted white walls. One side of the wheels would be solid black with no white walls. The white walls were only painted on one side of the wheels. 

 



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ASpitzer

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2022, 03:47:01 PM »
Thanks, I will grab a couple of those push nuts the next time I go to Lowes. Just cleaned up everything else and will have to try to glue the existing tire back together on the rim. The other wheel is still all in one piece and cleaned up pretty good. Will post photos after I get everything back together.
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stillgriller

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #18 on: April 06, 2022, 12:19:29 PM »
Welcome and thatís an interesting kettle. Let us know how the restore goes.
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Gill McGriller

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2022, 01:06:52 PM »
That sure is a rare and neat find right there! I can't wait to get my very first Kettle.
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ASpitzer

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2022, 07:07:00 PM »
Thanks! I have been using and enjoying it for years and had no idea it was that rare and special.  Still cooks like it did when I first got it. Will be posting some photos of it cleaned up soon.
1957 Wood Dale Demo, MLH Mothership Ranch, 1980 Smokey Joe Black, 2014 Smokey Joe Black, 1992 Master Touch Green, 2022 Original Black, Glen Blue 26 in., 70th Anniversary Hot Rod Yellow

ASpitzer

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2022, 08:16:56 AM »
Got the old girl cleaned up and the tire glued back on. Had to make an extension for the front leg as it was rusted off at the very bottom. Cut a piece of conduit to fit over it. Picked up the new wheel retainers at Lowes (thanks Cellar2ful). The tray cleaned up OK but is kind of rough. Pretty happy how it looks cleaned up and standing proud again.
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JEBIV

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2022, 09:00:49 AM »
Looks grate !!
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bamakettles

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #23 on: April 21, 2022, 10:51:51 AM »
Very cool, predates all of mine!

dwnthehatch

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2022, 04:50:39 PM »
Very cool. Love the demo kettles!

Bertl

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2022, 04:50:01 AM »
Welcome, this is a hell of an intro


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