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ASpitzer

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New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« on: March 28, 2022, 10:52:54 AM »
Have had an old, old Weber for decades and decided to see how old it was and found this site. Way older than I thought. Must be a 2nd generation - 50's. Been using it since the 70's. I don't even remember where I got it from. Even found that it must be an original demo version as the demo is stenciled on the lid. Going to clean it up and repaint the legs and base. Trying to attach a few photos.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2022, 11:45:25 AM by ASpitzer »
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

JEBIV

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2022, 10:58:23 AM »
Welcome from Doraville, Ga. That is one fine Demo you have there
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bamakettles

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2022, 11:14:28 AM »
Welcome from Huntsville, AL.  That demo looks strong as a tank.... love it!

Kuhall

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2022, 11:58:24 AM »
Welcome from Olathe KS.  Awesome looking grill.  I would just clean the legs and tray.  It gives the grill its character. 


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Kneab

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #4 on: March 28, 2022, 12:16:24 PM »
That looks grate, and welcome to the Wkc.
Prepare for your mailbox to blow up.

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Chris-B-Que

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #5 on: March 28, 2022, 02:13:24 PM »
Welcome to the WKC.

What a fine demo 50s grill you have!!

I have a few 50s ones I have restored back to as new condition if you would like any photos or help with the restoration.



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captainhook455

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #6 on: March 28, 2022, 04:05:04 PM »
Nice grill don't paint it clean the rust off with Lysol gel toilet bowl cleaner and  welcome.
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cigarman20

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #7 on: March 28, 2022, 05:29:01 PM »
Welcome, 50 years of service to you.  Now thatís a special grill !!


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RRRanger99

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2022, 05:42:21 PM »
Welcome from Virginia Beach, VA.

michaelmilitello

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #9 on: March 28, 2022, 05:56:13 PM »
Welcome from Plainfield Indiana.   Great introduction and a beautiful grill! 


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ASpitzer

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #10 on: March 30, 2022, 06:47:43 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome messages. Started on the clean up. Bowl and lid insides have cleaned up pretty well. Still has some shine on the inside. Got two of the three thumb screws and legs out. One twisted off and is still stuck. Will continue to work on it. I didn't even realize the legs were originally chrome plated. They have had some silver paint on them all these years and I never looked that close at them. Got the wheels off and will sandblast and repaint. Repairing the rubber part will be the toughest part. Missing one of the metal retainers that go on the end of the axle. Chris-B-Que, I may be messaging you with some questions as I go. Thanks again everyone.
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

Kneab

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Re: New Member Intro
« Reply #11 on: March 30, 2022, 09:34:05 AM »
I recommend looking up posts about Evaporust. It works wonders restoring kettles. Legs, triangles, and wheels as well.

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Chris-B-Que

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #12 on: March 31, 2022, 12:37:01 AM »
Thanks for the warm welcome messages. Started on the clean up. Bowl and lid insides have cleaned up pretty well. Still has some shine on the inside. Got two of the three thumb screws and legs out. One twisted off and is still stuck. Will continue to work on it. I didn't even realize the legs were originally chrome plated. They have had some silver paint on them all these years and I never looked that close at them. Got the wheels off and will sandblast and repaint. Repairing the rubber part will be the toughest part. Missing one of the metal retainers that go on the end of the axle. Chris-B-Que, I may be messaging you with some questions as I go. Thanks again everyone.
I second evaporust esp the liquid stuff it works wonders. On legs, utility pans and wheels.

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Pezdogs

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #13 on: March 31, 2022, 06:18:03 AM »
Thats a nice Weathered Warrior

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MoparProud

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Re: New Member Intro - 50's Demo Model
« Reply #14 on: March 31, 2022, 02:51:38 PM »
I would recommend not painting anything. Leave it as-is, value goes down with shiny new paint


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