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Eastex

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #15 on: October 07, 2012, 10:06:11 AM »
What will you look for now? Congrats

zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #16 on: October 07, 2012, 12:11:11 PM »
At this point I'm looking for anything old....I want thumbscrews, I want Wood Dale.  I would also love a baby blue, a lime or a avocado...a seville, a sequoia.  I really like the old stuff though...

Brian
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1buckie

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #17 on: October 07, 2012, 01:20:25 PM »
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

I've used very small self-tapping sheet metal screws, run into a slightly smaller drilled hole....
Worked pretty good & held real tight for as long as I had the kettle
(No longer own it, or I'd get pics )


Great score.... !!!!!!

Was wondering, for you masters of rehab, how do you deal with the chipped enamel ?

Some kind of hi-test, hi-heat paint, or is there a whole other way to go about it ?
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zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #18 on: October 07, 2012, 02:28:56 PM »
The chipped enamel is very tough, I have found some paint that will withstand, but the color match thing is difficult.  At this point I just try to get the grills cleaned up as best I can and go from there.  If your gonna make a looker not a cooker then I have a good solution for those grills.  At that point they become yard sculpture, which I'm okay with that too...


Brian
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Duke

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #19 on: October 07, 2012, 02:50:12 PM »
If your gonna make a looker not a cooker then I have a good solution for those grills.  At that point they become yard sculpture, which I'm okay with that too...


Brian

Splendid............... ::)
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1911Ron

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #20 on: October 07, 2012, 05:04:09 PM »
Wow  8) I take it yellows are few and far between?
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #21 on: October 07, 2012, 06:55:49 PM »
Only other one I saw was Jeff's and he has like at least two or three including a ranger, and then some guy in Wisconsin bought some horrible piecE of crap 18" yellow that wasn't worth a dime.  They seem to be pretty tough to find, I feel pretty lucky.


Brian
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Jeff

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #22 on: October 07, 2012, 07:44:03 PM »
Just the 2 yellows here Brian.  Glad you got your hands on this yellow one!
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zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #23 on: October 07, 2012, 07:56:41 PM »
I didn't mean to over-exaggerate!  I said three you have two  :D :D :D :D


Brian
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Duke

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #24 on: October 07, 2012, 07:58:15 PM »
Only other one I saw was Jeff's and he has like at least two or three including a ranger, and then some guy in Wisconsin bought some horrible piecE of crap 18" yellow that wasn't worth a dime.  They seem to be pretty tough to find, I feel pretty lucky.


Brian
LOL! ;D

I have had three yellow 18's and one 22. I like the yellows, but they are really bright. 8)

Heyjude

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #25 on: October 08, 2012, 06:40:06 AM »
I have my near perfect yellow 22, except fro one quarter size chip on top.
Paid more in gas to get it. Bought from the orignal owner. Paid $9.
I have only seen 1 or 2 for sale in the last 2 years.
Shaun is right, these things can blind you!  8)

This is the only pic I have handy.
« Last Edit: October 08, 2012, 06:45:06 AM by Heyjude »
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zavod44

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2012, 07:10:08 AM »
Awesome!  Why don't you share more with the class AJ, seems your bogarting all the cool pictures of the grills.  Do you know how old?

Brian
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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #27 on: October 08, 2012, 09:39:51 AM »
Nice find, Brian. I'm excited to see how it turns out.

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #28 on: October 08, 2012, 12:19:02 PM »
and then some guy in Wisconsin bought some horrible piecE of crap 18" yellow that wasn't worth a dime.
Brian

I wonder who Brian's referring to!?  ;D

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Re: Found my holy grail!
« Reply #29 on: October 08, 2012, 12:35:26 PM »
Brain is referring to  Lumpe..
He's not hiding that fact.
I will try to get more pics of all my grils.. I  am so busy collecting, not much time left to get them all set up.. 8)
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