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Mr.CPHo

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RRRestomodded Orleans
« on: March 12, 2019, 07:36:50 PM »
About a year ago, @Jon Tofte entrusted to me the restoration of a Woodard Orleans.  Relay/RRR Roadtrip http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/index.php?topic=36383

I dropped off the Orleans at my local powdercoating company and picked a neutral gray color from Woodardís color wheel.  My thought on picking this color was it would compliment the many different colored MBHs.  I canít find that thread now, but thank you to whomever posted that Woodard color palette.

While the cart was getting repaired and repainted, I decided to move the original bowl and lid on to another member who also scored an Orleans that didnít come with an original bowl.  In its place, I used a plum OTP bowl and lid that I got from @DrewZ a couple years ago.  I had been holding onto this beautiful kettle for a special occasion, and I felt the Orleans cart would be a perfect match. 

While I waited for the cart to return, I had time to add a few fun items, like a CnT ring and really hard to find 18Ē roti setup from @Ramsfan, who threw in a super sweet wienie wheel too!  Also added in SS sweeps, courtesy of Weber CS.  Thatís right, they still have 18Ē SS sweeps in stock! 

Once I had the cart and the kettle, the final piece of the puzzle was a cutting board.  A very timely post by @SmokeVide provided my solution, a WKC-sourced custom cutting board.  And guys, let me tell you, the walnut board SmokeVide made is just simply beautiful.  I sent him pictures of my project and his craftsmanship and creativity took over... check out the custom WKC work on the ends!

Completing this project has been a lot of fun.  Thank you very much to each WKC member who contributed.  I canít wait to spin a few cooks on my restomodded Orleans.

Thanks for looking. 


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SmokeVide

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2019, 07:49:39 PM »
That is a true Rescue-Restore-Respect! Glad I could play a small part, and glad you're happy with it. It really turned out nice. Your choice on all-walnut was a good call -- it's really a good match.

Glad I could help. The items you sent were totally not necessary, but greatly appreciated.

Enjoy her -- she's a real beauty!
Brian
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RRRanger99

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2019, 07:52:15 PM »
Gorgeous! Grate teamwork guys!

Dc_smoke309

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2019, 08:05:07 PM »
That is awesome! Nice woek


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Firemunkee

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #4 on: March 12, 2019, 08:41:31 PM »
That is amazing!!! This needs to be in the 2020 calendar!

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RottiGuy

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #5 on: March 12, 2019, 11:01:55 PM »
Wow amazing job!!!

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DrewZ

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #6 on: March 13, 2019, 02:29:01 AM »
Nice RRRestomod!  Glad to see the plum resurface in a glorious new setting.  Pieces of this plum are now alive in four different places--the cart went off to Rich in St. Louis; I used the ash bucket on my midget; and I used the lid bale to make a faux Master Touch out of . . . a plum 18.

Below is a pic of the night I rescued it from Brooklyn.

Drew Z.
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JEBIV

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #7 on: March 13, 2019, 05:34:24 AM »
Not surprised at this beauty, grate job guys
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CatskillSmoker

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #8 on: March 13, 2019, 06:11:33 AM »
This is some serious RRR. Grate job Charlie. Love the cutting board. Grilling hat off to you brother.
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PotsieWeber

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #9 on: March 13, 2019, 06:38:21 AM »
Nice work.  She is plum beautiful.
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crowderjd

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2019, 07:29:17 AM »
That's beautiful!  Well done!

hawgheaven

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #11 on: March 13, 2019, 08:13:55 AM »
Dammit man, that's gorgeous!!
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LiquidOcelot

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #12 on: March 13, 2019, 08:20:02 AM »
That plum looks like it was meant to be in that cart. Great work!!

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Darko

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #13 on: March 13, 2019, 11:16:18 AM »
Nice work Charlie! It looks great.

Neil_VT00

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Re: RRRestomodded Orleans
« Reply #14 on: March 13, 2019, 12:01:27 PM »
Wow Charlie, that looks incredible.  I love the choice of Black Walnut!