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charred

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Look what I found!
« on: August 09, 2014, 05:20:26 PM »
Monumental score today- still pinching myself.

Drove 3.5 hrs./165 miles to grab this gem:

























hopelessly, helplessly, happily addicted to a shipload of Webers

1buckie

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2014, 05:25:02 PM »


 Charrederhead !!!!!!


This is almost too much on the same day as the Meat kettle !!!!


That's a lifetimer right there.....immediately into service....I like that.... 8)

Pinch yourself just one more time for me !!!
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

einrej

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2014, 05:26:32 PM »
Wow, whats the story?
Family, 1954-55 Weber Bros Metal Works Kettle,
1979 A-code Redhead 22, 1983 E-code Black 22, & a Rowley Miracle Fire Maker

1buckie

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2014, 05:29:00 PM »


 PS: That may very well be the very best example yet of one of these, also !!!!!

Very minimal rust on the kettle itself & the rest of it CAN be cleaned & cleared ............
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

Peaspurple

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2014, 05:30:20 PM »
Unbelievable score. Beautiful.
A Wonderful Family!!!

1911Ron

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 05:32:29 PM »
Wow that is a cool grill! That chicken looks killer!
Wanted: 18" Platinum any color will work
This is my Kettle there are many like it but this one is mine......

charred

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 05:46:08 PM »
Wow, whats the story?

Yesterday I spotted this on CL, 7 hours after it was posted. IN THE FREE SECTION. There was one pic.

Communication w/ the owner was a nightmare, and I wasn't even sure it would be there when I left at 6:30 to go get it.

The guy said it was left by the previous owners and that it was "about 15 years old" and worn, but still worked.

With the knowledge I got from this place, I knew it was a 56-57. BUT, I wasn't aware of this paint scheme. I thought someone had had some fun somewhere along the way and had psychodelecized it!

When I returned home, I logged in and saw the pic of the one here and couldn't believe my luck.

Basically I took a nice drive through gorgeous upstate NY, bought some great produce, and was given this classic.

Pinch pinch pinch!

(More than makes up for the nearly-new 22.5 OTG Simpsons for $50 I missed a week ago!)
« Last Edit: August 09, 2014, 05:48:51 PM by charred »
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1buckie

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2014, 05:52:07 PM »


    Pinch pinch pinch!
"If you want it fancy there is BBQ spray paint at home depot for that. "
    Covered, damper-controlled cooking.....IF YOU PLEASE !!!
           "But the ever versatile kettle reigned supreme"    

LightningBoldtz

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2014, 05:54:48 PM »
Pic heavy post and lovin every one of them.
I am not a collector, but I do have a small collection.
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4 MBH, 1 WoodDale, a SCG, and other stuff, including Pellet grills.

Dan NY

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2014, 06:07:00 PM »
Wow. Just wow. That is awesome. Where in upstate NY did you find it?
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harris92

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2014, 06:24:33 PM »
Beautiful grill.  Thanks for sharing pictures!   :)

zavod44

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2014, 06:35:28 PM »
That's awesome, looks like the wheels are white.  Does the pan look like it was painted?

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G$

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2014, 06:55:33 PM »
Remarkable!  Thanks for the pictures!

Ted B

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2014, 07:34:55 PM »
Don't let that grill go!!  That's an epic find.

G

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Re: Look what I found!
« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2014, 07:38:03 PM »
Mind blown.....first the Custom now this.  That is in better condition than kettles half its age.  Twist ash pan and ash bottom tray.  Congratulations....it'll be tough for you to top that one.