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zavod44

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Found my holy grail!
« on: October 06, 2012, 08:37:32 PM »
I don't know if ypu know but I love the color yellow, and I have been looking for a yellow grill.  Assuming I would never find one, I almost just resigned myself to never having one.  I actually do have a real beat up yellow lid but no bowl to match.  Well the other day on Craigs list there was a real weird post, it just said Weber Cooker.  I sent an email asking if it was a grill or a  smoker.  The lady responded and said it wasn't a smoker but an old charcoal grill.  Thinking it must be the usual run of the mill black kettle, I asked her what color it was. She responded and said yellow.  I was so excited I didn't even know what to do.  I then called her and asked where she was, it's like 1 1/2 hours from my house.  I couldn't get down there until Saturday, and It was Tuesday!  Then of course I figured one of the guys around here would snipe it before then.  I kept checking the trading post to see if it was listed....but nothing.  Well this morning I picked up my holy grail.  It needs work but it will shine up real nice.  The triangle it trashed, and the front leg socket is broken free in the fro

nt.  I'll be able to repair it no problem.  It was painted yellow somewhere in time, but I'll get that off, I think it actually protected the enamel.  There are some dings but much better than I expected!


Here it is in my truck,  she had a smokey Joe too that was totally shot, the legs rotted right off..

















More pics to follow as I get her restored....


Brian


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Golly

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 08:42:59 PM »
super sweet
nice pick up
it has potential
just need to have vision (which you have)
looking forward to following the resto
what type of timber handle is going on this?
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Duke

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 08:57:29 PM »
Nice score Brian. :-\

Am I to understand it was painted yellow over the original yellow at one time? ???

zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 09:05:31 PM »
Duke.....yea some horrible yellow paint over the yellow enamel.  You can see some runs in the paint if you look close.

Golly, I'm thinking a nice dark walnut handle to make it look totally original, just like in he old catalogs....


Brian
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zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 09:07:47 PM »
Do you guys think these wheels ever had a white wall on them or were they just always black?

Brian
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Duke

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 09:43:49 PM »
I see they are or at least one still has the whitewalls. Typically they just wear off.

The walnut handle wil look nice against that yellow.

Golly

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 11:22:54 PM »
walnut mmm sweeeett
plastic wheels?
triangle upside down?
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Craig

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #7 on: October 07, 2012, 04:34:32 AM »
Nice score Brian! Can't wait to see it restored! I love the look of the walnut colored handles especially against reds and yellows. It will look sharp! What do you do to reattach the leg socket? I know some of us have had this question, what's your method?

Craig

Sonny Roach

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 04:58:38 AM »
Congratulations, Brian. I know how much you've wanted a yellow, can't wait to see her all shined up with walnut woodware.

Cookingmama

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #9 on: October 07, 2012, 05:12:12 AM »
Awesome....congrats!    The big question is.....

What flowers are you gonna put in there ?!
ribs pre-boiling & reaching for the lighter fluid!

Casey

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #10 on: October 07, 2012, 05:44:11 AM »
Now that's funny!  It wasn't $40 was it?  ;D

zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #11 on: October 07, 2012, 06:47:02 AM »
Awesome....congrats!    The big question is.....

What flowers are you gonna put in there ?!


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zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #12 on: October 07, 2012, 06:54:23 AM »
I paid $35, a lot nicer than the last 18" I saw somewhere elsE   ;).  As far as the leg socket, I am either gonna drill it and put a stainless 6/32 bolt and nut or maybe I was thinking drilling and putting a pop rivet in there.  I'm only worried about the pop rivet because it seems the aluminum rivet might soften up under heat and it won't hold so well after a while.  The nut and bolt would be smaller in size than the rivet.  You really won't see either one, I'll prob have to go with the nut and bolt I can use a lock washer as well to keep it tight.

Brian
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Heyjude

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #13 on: October 07, 2012, 07:06:34 AM »
Congrats on the find! It'll look great against Azul.
Hopefully the other grills will accept her.  8)
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zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #14 on: October 07, 2012, 07:16:59 AM »
Maybe Mesa Amarillo?.....I could put the yellow lids on the blue grills.....I am Swedish, could be awesome.  Tre Kroner!   Where's Wolgast!

Brian
Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X