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Chesapeake Weber

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Fatherís Day Started Early!
« on: June 13, 2023, 06:49:39 AM »
So last night I finished cleaning up this $5 Smokey Joe find (not including bottle of gin for my BIL that agented and the Zavod handle), and I was pretty happy with how it turned out.

Then, even though Iíve told myself to stop looking and enjoy the grills you have this summer, I looked on CL and found something Iíve been waiting for: a beautiful red MBH!  Needless to say, I took some time from work this AM and she is home with me now!

Iím going with a Ď76/Ď77 based on the age guide, which is in the range of my and my wifeís birthdays.  It is structurally in amazing condition.  Need to carefully remove some white paint spray, but a test area gives me hope it will be doable.  The only area Iíll need to be really careful about is the handle where there is a slight bit of play, mild rust inside and enamel loss.  Really pinching myself on scoring this!




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bamakettles

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2023, 07:27:09 AM »
Very cool find!  That paint should come off easily with a razor scraper no problem.  Congrats!  Nice SJ too....

Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2023, 07:44:54 AM »
Thanks!  Amazing how much heavier and more solid feeling the older ones are. 


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ASpitzer

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2023, 08:35:23 AM »
Nice find and it sounds like it was close to home. I'm sure it will look even better once you get it cleaned up and polished. The little SJ looks great as well.
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

OkieGirl

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2023, 09:06:32 AM »
Congratulations on both finds! They both look great.

Gringo

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #5 on: June 13, 2023, 09:32:31 AM »
Great find!!


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JEBIV

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #6 on: June 13, 2023, 10:28:15 AM »
sweet grills !
Seeking a Black Sequoia I know I know, I'd settle for just the tabbed no leg grill

SixZeroFour

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #7 on: June 13, 2023, 02:50:27 PM »
Two nice finds, congrats!
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bigjeffb

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #8 on: June 13, 2023, 05:30:07 PM »
77.
Birth year kettle for me.
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Chesapeake Weber

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #9 on: June 14, 2023, 03:58:55 AM »
Thanks all.  Now just need to figure out which project happens first. The new red or mounting my 26 to the SSP frame (been on the list since last summer 🤦🏻‍♂️).


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bigjeffb

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #10 on: June 14, 2023, 04:18:24 AM »
The 26! Do the 26!
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Gringo

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Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #11 on: June 14, 2023, 04:45:25 AM »
Do the 26! I need some pointers, ha ha ha. Picking up a 26Ē tomorrow with the OTP frame (I think thatís what you call it). Both kettle and frame have issues. I have that project and a Ď90 red head to restore.

dwnthehatch

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Re: Fatherís Day Started Early!
« Reply #12 on: June 14, 2023, 06:33:26 AM »
Congrats!