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SteveZ

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An Unconventional Performer!
« on: December 01, 2017, 01:16:03 PM »
Greetings Grillfellas

Here's my story and I'm sticking to it! I picked up this Red 1st Generation Performer for $10 awhile ago. Kettle was breached at the grate straps, lots of missing red. No tank. No regulator. No ash pot. But it had good bones and lots of potential. So as anyone dedicated to RRR would do,  I looked at the pile of parts for a couple weeks  and asked the sad little Performer what I could do to make it happy and bright again. That's when I got the idea for the "Flux Capacitor"! Wait that's a different story!

So I dug up a picture of a Performer restore I did awhile ago. Moved it into a Microsoft Paint Program and started looking at colors to bring this Performer back to life! So now for the Pictures........


The poor little $10 Performer as I found it.




The work image of the colors I dreamed up.



Some pictures of the final restore.................












This colorfully little grill is going to be my regular cooker. I'll be kicking back some cold ones and listening to Buffet on the Radio!! It don't get much better than that! 8)
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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #1 on: December 01, 2017, 01:32:35 PM »
Now that's a grill of a different color! Great idea! Great execution! Time for a cheeseburger in paradise.
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RottiGuy

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #2 on: December 01, 2017, 01:41:33 PM »
Dam that's nice!!

vader06

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #3 on: December 01, 2017, 01:46:55 PM »
That is totally badass!  Awesome restore. 


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Shoestringshop

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #4 on: December 01, 2017, 01:49:55 PM »
Very cool. It will stand out in a crowd thatís for sure.
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Larry

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 01:50:53 PM »
Wow! Pretty cool and very creative. Actually, I think I like it.

Travis

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #6 on: December 01, 2017, 02:18:47 PM »
Absolutely love it!!


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Lowbrass

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An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #7 on: December 01, 2017, 02:55:18 PM »
Perfect for Buffett!  Love this thing Steve!  Glad you posted before and after pictures!  Love the license plate, it really adds to this piece of art!


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« Last Edit: December 01, 2017, 02:57:51 PM by Lowbrass »
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JEBIV

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #8 on: December 01, 2017, 03:40:27 PM »
Wow I just spilled my margarita right down my shirt, that is as cool as it is creative

jcnaz

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2017, 03:58:01 PM »
I love it!

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greenweb

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2017, 04:16:54 PM »
Very colorful to say the least. I keep imagining this kettle in one of the Caribbean island resort used as a hotel decor and to cook up killer meals for many guests.  Not something I have balls to do, but I must say..... I like it! 

addicted-to-smoke

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2017, 04:26:11 PM »
Does there need to be an intervention in the Big O next month?? The license plate, nice touch.
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Firemunkee

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2017, 09:25:35 PM »
Love it!

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captjoe06

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #13 on: December 02, 2017, 12:45:11 AM »

Very colorful to say the least. I keep imagining this kettle in one of the Caribbean island resort used as a hotel decor and to cook up killer meals for many guests.  Not something I have balls to do, but I must say..... I like it!
I agree, this is about as unique a color scheme as Iíve seen on here and it actually works perfectly!


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mhiszem

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Re: An Unconventional Performer!
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2017, 03:58:57 AM »
Love those colors! Definitely one of a kind. 


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