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MartyG

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18" redhead followed me home
« on: August 30, 2012, 09:51:22 AM »
Today's CL find was a nice 18" redhead. Paid $30. (I know, maybe $10 too much, but I had already invested gas money.) Took a few shots as found. Over all a nice little grill, with only a few areas of paint loss, but none to speak of on the lid! Clean-up will take some time as I'm on vacation over the next week, so be patient. A new handle and it should look good as new! More shots in my Weber Kettles Flickr set: http://www.flickr.com/photos/32306142@N07/sets/72157631031214476/

Please be aware I do not own all the Kettles you'll see there, just keeping a record when I find interesting ones on the net.

« Last Edit: August 30, 2012, 10:14:44 AM by MartyG »

MartyG

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #1 on: August 30, 2012, 09:56:31 AM »
By the way - no date-code stamp on the top vent, and it has three vent wheels on the bottom. The top handle has two rivets. Anyone want to venture a guess as to age? I can only surmise pre-1979. 

Troy

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #2 on: August 30, 2012, 10:05:39 AM »
that's nice!

landgraftj

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2012, 10:38:29 AM »
Nice, where did you find that one?
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1911Ron

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #4 on: August 30, 2012, 11:04:32 AM »
I like it, very nice!
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MartyG

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2012, 11:29:29 AM »
Found it in Mt. Joy, PA. Took a closer look just now and everything is cool. Won't take much elbow grease to bring it back. A little Bar Keepers Friend and Simichrome and she'll shine like the 70s again. (I was there, and yes, they did shine...)The wheels are pretty well gone, but that bring's up a question. On one side the wheel is held on by a pressed on washer, but on the other there's a cotter pin through a hole in the axle. Did they go to the washer-type in any given year? Is this combo normal?

G

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #6 on: August 30, 2012, 03:52:54 PM »
Thats a beauty....I cant wait for the day one of those follows me home.

Craig

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #7 on: August 30, 2012, 06:42:22 PM »
Thats a nice score! Looks like it's 8-10 years younger than my 18.5 red. Mines from circa '67, yours looks like a '77 or so.

Craig

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2012, 08:35:39 PM »
Nice one! BTW, that's a 22.5 ash catcher. :P

Jeff

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2012, 03:37:21 AM »
Thats a beauty....I cant wait for the day one of those follows me home.

Hey G...but EVERYTHING else follows you home!  :)
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G

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #10 on: August 31, 2012, 04:44:05 AM »
Im reminded of it daily....seriously though, you've had a few follow you home as well.....the Pied Piper of Webers comes to mind... :P 

Harbormaster

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Re: 18" redhead followed me home
« Reply #11 on: August 31, 2012, 06:43:35 AM »
The wheels are pretty well gone, but that bring's up a question. On one side the wheel is held on by a pressed on washer, but on the other there's a cotter pin through a hole in the axle. Did they go to the washer-type in any given year? Is this combo normal?
More than likely, one of the press on "hub caps" was lost, so instead of buying a replacement "hub cap" they drilled the axle and used a cotter pin. I've done the same thing.
I've got Webers. 10 - WSMs, 5 - 22.5" kettles, 2 - 18.5" kettle, 2 - SJS, 2 - SJP, 4 - WGA, 1 vintage Coolie Pan
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