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Title: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: crowderjd on November 27, 2018, 04:52:38 PM
Listed as a “bar b KUE” I made a little drive to pick this up yesterday.  I love the hi-line fade.  Almost no clean up needed, Though the wheels are stuck.  I really love this one!


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: cigarman20 on November 27, 2018, 04:58:55 PM
Wow, that's a special kettle. Agree on the high fade.


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Rub on November 27, 2018, 05:00:25 PM
Man that is slick. What a deal at $12! I love the thumbscrew kettles, and the high and tight fade is cool. Great score Jason.
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: greenweb on November 27, 2018, 05:09:16 PM
Nice score! Never seen high thin fade cado like that. Really cool.
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Mr.CPHo on November 27, 2018, 05:35:31 PM
Very cool kettle, what a steal!  Congrats!


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: CatskillSmoker on November 27, 2018, 05:51:54 PM
Congrats brother. I have the other here on the East Coast.
I know someone who wants this. @Craig

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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Craig on November 27, 2018, 05:58:47 PM
Whoa!!! Nice score!!! Man I absolutely LOVE the mist on that ‘cado! If you ever decide to part with it, let me know. Congratulations on a sweet score!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Grillagin on November 27, 2018, 06:11:34 PM
Nice score and interesting fade! Congrats!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Bob BQ on November 27, 2018, 07:40:40 PM
Holy crap! Sweet ‘cado, Jason! LOVE the fade on that one!


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: crowderjd on November 27, 2018, 08:33:28 PM
Thanks all!  I’m looking forward to a light restore!  By the way the little drive may or may not have been 560 miles round trip ;)


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: CyberCat62 on November 27, 2018, 08:59:56 PM
Congrats!! 
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: RottiGuy on November 27, 2018, 11:34:41 PM
Wow, very nice!!

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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: bladz on November 28, 2018, 01:23:42 AM
Love it.  Very classic color, and they shine up so nice


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: jcnaz on November 28, 2018, 03:32:53 AM
That is a beauty!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Jan M. on November 28, 2018, 03:48:49 AM
Wow. That’s a cool kettle!


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: JEBIV on November 28, 2018, 03:51:03 AM
Sweet kettle, I call those long drives sweet kettle therapy!!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: crowderjd on November 28, 2018, 05:57:00 AM
@JEBIV that's the way I look at those trips.  I listened to an entire audiobook on the way there and back, and had time to just sit and think. 
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: WNC on November 28, 2018, 03:26:13 PM
Sweet find and great price too!
I've got an 18" avocado, and it seems to be the color that gets the most complements


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: SixZeroFour on November 28, 2018, 04:04:35 PM
Beautiful grill, congrats!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Travis on November 28, 2018, 05:02:19 PM
Looks like a halo. I love that lid. Congrats bud


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Charcoal_Guerrilla on November 28, 2018, 05:13:23 PM
Always wanted a 1968 kettle. That’s my birth year. [emoji16] Great find at a cracker of a price. Well done.


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: DellJones on November 28, 2018, 07:55:06 PM
Nice!! Congrats!! [emoji41][emoji106]🏾[emoji106]🏾


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: cumminfourya on November 28, 2018, 07:58:19 PM
Very nice, congrats!!! It’s a beauty for sure


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: bear on November 29, 2018, 02:55:57 AM
Sweet kettle, I call those long drives sweet kettle therapy!!
So much envy, long drives in Australia can be so incredibly boring. 8 hours minimum to the neighboring states capital
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: nvandyke on November 29, 2018, 07:00:16 AM
Awesome.  Love the fade.  Sweet score!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Cellar2ful on November 29, 2018, 08:17:20 AM


Congratulation Jason.  Those older cado's have the neatest, high fades.  It really looks like a halo.
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: crowderjd on November 29, 2018, 02:36:10 PM
By the way, in case any of you remember, @pbe gummi bear sold me the "dumpster cado" a few years back which basically set me down the path to where I am now with 21 grills :0

In case you're curious, here's the link to that first restore:

http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/dumpster-'cado-restore/

Finally, that grill was gifted to a couple of my friends who moved away and were buying their first house.  It now lives in Lincoln, Nebraska. 
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: mahnamahna on November 29, 2018, 06:40:59 PM
Super nice kettle!


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Darko on November 30, 2018, 09:52:06 AM
Wow! One doesn't see those high fades too often. That is a nice score.
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: GrillGiant on November 30, 2018, 11:28:55 AM
1968 22” Caribbean Thumbscrew Avocado 🥑 very nice score...can’t beat the price either! I have two myself and love them [emoji3] cheers [emoji482] brother!


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: MikeRocksTheRed on December 03, 2018, 07:31:22 AM
Nice score!  My Cado is probably my best looking grill!!!!  I used it for a YoutTube cook recently.  It's the one grill that my girlfriend claims as her grill and will never be sold or traded....well maybe for a Glen Blue, she would approve of that deal!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayNgJ2dZD30&t=7s
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: fat-boy on December 03, 2018, 04:02:36 PM
Wow. Just wow!

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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Vwbuggin64 on December 04, 2018, 10:40:53 PM
Dude, seriously, how do you find these?


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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: nvandyke on December 05, 2018, 10:01:56 AM
The fade ring on that is super cool.  Great find!
Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: glend123 on December 06, 2018, 07:00:28 AM
Looks nice!  I never liked the cado's that much but this one has me changing my mind.  I had one but maybe I shouldn't have gotten rid of it.

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Title: Re: 1968 pre patent pending avocado (The Caribbean)
Post by: Firemunkee on December 06, 2018, 05:05:21 PM
Nice score!!! Amazing condition for a 50 year old grill!

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