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DrewZ

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Crooked Limey
« on: June 06, 2019, 03:50:20 AM »
I decided to take a quick peek at FB marketplace after lunch yesterday, and saw a thumbnail of this image under the caption "Push mower and charcoal grille:  $60":



In the milliseconds it took to click on the post, I told myself it's probably too far away, it's probably gone by now, it's probably roached beyond belief . . .  No such luck.  The ad's only been up for 7 minutes, and it's about 60 miles away.  As for the roach potential, I'll take my chances.  Seller responds immediately.  I leave immediately. 

The seller is moving, and getting rid of a bunch of stuff left by a former tenant.  She tells me the grill has been sitting under the porch for 5-6 years.  From the accumulated filth inside the bowl, I have no reason to doubt.  Sold American.  (I also bought the reel mower).

Most of the filth cleaned out pretty readily, to reveal a very nice grill, but with a manufacturing defect I hadn't seen before.  The bowl vents and leg sockets are not in harmony.  One bowl vent actually sits on top of one of the leg socket tabs:



I took some quick measurements of the distance between the legs and the bowl lip and found the front leg to be about 1 inch closer to the bowl lip than the back legs.  This might account for the forward tilt:

Appears to date from 1976, with the large bowl tabs, plastic wheels and Bar-B-Q small tab lid vent.  Anyways, here are some pics before and after a quick cleanup:












« Last Edit: June 07, 2019, 04:09:06 AM by DrewZ »
Drew Z.
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Rub

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2019, 03:55:27 AM »
Really sweet 18! Those are a tough find congratulations. Iím surprised the original owner didnít return it, but thatís cool for you.


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Pezdogs

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2019, 04:24:03 AM »
Great score

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2019, 04:40:35 AM »
Yeah that is in great shape!!! Great score Drew!


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dwnthehatch

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2019, 05:56:23 AM »
I had a 18" redhead with a crooked handle as well.

Grillagin

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2019, 06:37:35 AM »
Very nice!  I'd love to find one of those.
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crowderjd

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2019, 06:46:14 AM »
Nice!  Congrats!

jkolantern

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2019, 10:02:02 AM »
Beauty!  What did you use to get rid of the faint rust marks on the outside of the bottom of the bowl?

DrewZ

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2019, 10:15:06 AM »
Beauty!  What did you use to get rid of the faint rust marks on the outside of the bottom of the bowl?

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Bob BQ

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2019, 10:27:15 AM »
Beautiful example (flaws and all) of The Fairway.  Congrats!!
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Firemunkee

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2019, 10:48:12 AM »
Congrats again Drew!!!

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RottiGuy

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2019, 11:03:50 AM »
She's a beauty!!!!!

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #12 on: June 06, 2019, 07:14:56 PM »
NICE!
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RyanRLS

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #13 on: June 06, 2019, 08:44:11 PM »
Amazing!!


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Kain

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Re: Crooked Limey
« Reply #14 on: June 07, 2019, 02:12:13 AM »
Wow Unicorns are real!


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