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Title: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: michaelmilitello on July 08, 2020, 06:08:33 AM
Picked this up a few weeks ago.  It pretty much tied my longest kettle road trip at 7.5 hours round trip but  Im glad I did it.  Interestingly, the seller buys derelict storage units and this little gem was in a unit he bought. 

The the kettle has a its fair share of dings and pops at all four grate straps, giving it a nice ladybug patina. 

Before
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Fortunately the legs and thumbscrews all came out with some PB Blaster rather easily.  All vents, vent tabs, and vent stops are all there and intact.  Sadly, it was missing the original ash pan. 

The bowl has some cool over spray.  Not a single grate strap is straight up and down.   I really like this kettle for all of its quirky flaws.   Its funny that kettle collecting has helped me let go of my Ocd, perfectionist ways.   
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I finally got my evaporust bath down to just enough to get the rust off the wheels but leave the paint.  The white walls are chipped and rather than repaint, I sprayed it with several coats of clear enamel to retain the overall patina.  The triangle came amazingly clean.  The pock marks got some oil. 

All cleaned up and ready for fire.  What to cook first?
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RRR


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: JEBIV on July 08, 2020, 06:15:24 AM
What a sweet little grill. I love how you attacked the RRR, she has character
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: inkaddictedchef1 on July 08, 2020, 06:18:37 AM
Love it grate score and restore!

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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: bamakettles on July 08, 2020, 06:27:18 AM
Nice little Wood Dale.  Shes got character!  RRR


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Lowbrass on July 08, 2020, 08:35:25 AM
Great pickup and restore!  That is a sweet little grill!


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: WNC on July 08, 2020, 08:45:32 AM
Beautiful and great work!
Love what you did with the wheels
And that overspray too


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Bob BQ on July 08, 2020, 09:09:04 AM
Excellent... grate pickup, grate restore! Congrats!
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: bladz on July 08, 2020, 09:34:46 AM
Sweet Wood Dale.!  You did a great restore on that beauty.


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: 1spacemanspiff on July 08, 2020, 11:05:11 AM
Well done on the restore, RRR
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Andyinlz on July 08, 2020, 01:05:32 PM
I love these older grills....but have to chuckle a bit.

When these were new, everyone burnt their hands and cussed out Weber.  The wood, and eventually composite, handles were a Godsend.
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Kneab on July 08, 2020, 01:30:14 PM
Congrats Michael.
Nice Wood dale.

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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: kettlebb on July 08, 2020, 06:08:53 PM
Congrats on the find! Was this the one listed on the Chicago CL?


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: michaelmilitello on July 08, 2020, 06:10:38 PM
Congrats on the find! Was this the one listed on the Chicago CL?


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Yes. 


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: PotsieWeber on July 08, 2020, 07:52:06 PM
Yes!  I remember having various used MLH ones that I bought used and then looking enviously at someone else's "upgraded" one with a wood handle on the lid. 

I love these older grills....but have to chuckle a bit.

When these were new, everyone burnt their hands and cussed out Weber.  The wood, and eventually composite, handles were a Godsend.
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: PotsieWeber on July 08, 2020, 07:52:51 PM
NICE SCORE!
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Kain on July 08, 2020, 11:02:37 PM
Sweet grill


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: RottiGuy on July 08, 2020, 11:27:05 PM
She's a beauty!!!

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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Walchit on July 09, 2020, 03:24:43 AM
Love it
Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: Pezdogs on July 09, 2020, 05:19:39 AM
Great score and clean up

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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: tomtappel on July 13, 2020, 06:22:34 AM
Two thumbs up


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Title: Re: Wood Dale Easterner
Post by: AZ2FL on July 13, 2020, 07:37:52 AM
Grate score & RRR