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Kneab

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2018, 04:04:52 AM »
Incredible save.
Love those old flat tops.
That rivet in the vent looks great even before cleanup.
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Kneab

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2018, 04:05:15 AM »
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mhiszem

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #17 on: January 08, 2018, 04:26:27 AM »
Great save! Would love to find an old black 26er.


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Darko

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #18 on: January 08, 2018, 04:33:46 AM »
That's a great save of a wonderful kettle. Congrats.

jeffrackmo

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #19 on: January 08, 2018, 04:45:26 AM »
Awesome!!!

Honesty and being up front with a seller is what it takes some times. 

Hoping you are able to source the grates.. .that would be the icing on the cake!!

Kudos and enjoy that PP 26er!!!
Lets just say I have acquired a few Kettles.  Big and small.   Vintage and New...  Some say I have a problem.  I find the Kettle, buy the Kettle, USE the Kettle...No problem...

michael wolf

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #20 on: January 08, 2018, 05:45:28 AM »
Nice find Congrats


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hawgheaven

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #21 on: January 08, 2018, 05:57:50 AM »
DAYUM!! What a find that was! Congrats!
Multiple kettles and WSM's. I am not a collector, just a gatherer... and a sick bastard.

Robert

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #22 on: January 08, 2018, 05:59:56 AM »
Should have grabbed those other grills and flipped them.  The large Charbroil is a classic and does a great job in the right user's hands.  The smaller cast aluminum grill (the one with the upside down lid) has experienced a large resurgence with the popularity of steak cook-offs.  Looks to be a mid 70's charbroil as well.

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Travis

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #23 on: January 08, 2018, 06:06:21 AM »
Great story man. Love it.


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vader06

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2018, 06:34:56 AM »
Great story and great save on a beautiful 26er kettle.
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Heyjude

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2018, 06:49:22 AM »
Jim, Im so excited you were able to secure and save this old beauty of a grill.
Its not often something so rare seems to pop up and say, "Rescue Me"
Its an awesome story and one of the great things about this hobby is having a group of guys who all share the passion and collaborate on rescues.

On the same day, Jim sends me a text. "Free OTG near me" Crap, I got the wife and a load of groceries heading home.
After dropping them off I jump back int he truck and drive 10 miles to find this waiting for me.
and behind it is a small roll away tool box. Nothing fancy, but had been looking for one to use at work.

Hope that you get those grates and are able to cook a few steaks after so many years.

On to the next one...

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crowderjd

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #26 on: January 08, 2018, 07:09:36 AM »
Congrats Jim!  Great story and a beautiful kettle!

Hell Fire Grill

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #27 on: January 08, 2018, 07:10:39 AM »
You guys cheated the crusher out of that one, its a beauty too.

Rescue of the year so far.

If they find a way to put any more liquid in meat charcoal grilling will be an underwater sport.

Cellar2ful

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Re: Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #28 on: January 08, 2018, 09:33:10 AM »


@Craig -  What year would you date this one at?  Pat Pending lid vent, metal wheels, rubber treads, no thumbscrews.
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Craig

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Pat Pending flat top 26" saved from the scrap heap
« Reply #29 on: January 08, 2018, 09:44:59 AM »


@Craig -  What year would you date this one at?  Pat Pending lid vent, metal wheels, rubber treads, no thumbscrews.

Early issue PAT PENDING October 1968 through September 1970. Plastic rims took over for 1971 model year.


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