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Cellar2ful

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Old school kettle repairs (Pre-WKC)
« on: March 12, 2018, 09:30:26 AM »
 Anyone else come across some interesting vintage kettle repairs? These are a couple of innovative ones I have seen.

The crutch lime.



Peg leg blue MBH.



Loose spoke lemon.  Guess it bugged the owner having the loose triangle rod and he did not have access to welding equipment.



And the side kick table redhead mod.



« Last Edit: March 12, 2018, 01:43:41 PM by Cellar2ful »
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JEBIV

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2018, 09:31:34 AM »
Those are funny

inkaddictedchef1

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2018, 09:36:09 AM »
Haha

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Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2018, 10:06:18 AM »
Grate idea for a thread!!!
I’ve bought numerous parts kettles with these types of “repairs”, but never thought to take pics of ‘em.


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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2018, 11:07:01 AM »
I've done the peg leg thing in the past... way past, and made a few mods to the legs to make them fit tighter. Fun stuff. Not pretty, butt it worked.  :)  8)
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RRRanger99

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2018, 11:38:08 AM »
Somewhere down the line, people get creative to make things work.

Mr.CPHo

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #6 on: March 12, 2018, 12:07:06 PM »
A pristine example of the coveted 22” OTP (One-Touch Plywood):



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Hell Fire Grill

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2018, 12:39:21 PM »
Cereal Griller.

DellJones

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2018, 01:04:28 PM »
There’s a lot of camber on the red mbh


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JEBIV

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2018, 01:31:34 PM »
Only a mechanic would notice the camber

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Re: Old school kettle repairs
« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2018, 01:37:09 PM »

A pristine example of the coveted 22” OTP (One-Touch Plywood):



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I love this thread although have nothing to add to it!  This one might be my favorite. The One-Touch Plywood description actually had me laughing out loud!


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Re: Old school kettle repairs (Pre-WKC)
« Reply #11 on: March 12, 2018, 05:48:34 PM »
The previous owner of this yellow 18 had that pesky upside down triangle that kept falling out. A little baling wire took care of the problem



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Re: Old school kettle repairs (Pre-WKC)
« Reply #12 on: March 12, 2018, 07:39:27 PM »
Peggy...her front leg is wood.
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Re: Old school kettle repairs (Pre-WKC)
« Reply #13 on: March 12, 2018, 08:16:38 PM »
@Cellar2ful


The irony of your post is that all those grills passed through your hands!

Lol
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Cellar2ful

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Re: Old school kettle repairs (Pre-WKC)
« Reply #14 on: March 14, 2018, 07:31:07 AM »


C Code OTG?  Probably lost the ash pan and unknowingly created the prototype for the OTG. It had also been dropped, bending one of the leg sockets.  That is why the triangle was wired to the front leg.

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