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Title: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: glrasmussen on May 09, 2016, 08:42:16 AM
On Friday afternoon I received a text from one of our friends, with a picture, "Is this a good one?"(ones that understand) My instant reply was "YES"!
She made the purchase. I was able to pick up that night after work. This grill belonged to an elderly couple. They sold there house and the new owners
inherited it. They stored for a couple years and didn't want it taking up space, as they had their gasser that they liked.

Arrival Friday Night.

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/2CF7C2B7-F45E-4B34-80B1-56C894D11A03_zpsipgl9fpb.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/2CF7C2B7-F45E-4B34-80B1-56C894D11A03_zpsipgl9fpb.jpg.html)

I knew it would be an easy clean. I was booked to work a side job with the BIL on Saturday, so cleaning postponed.
Was up early Sunday. Being it was Mothers Day, I had a honey do list of some spring projects. I was able on and off to
do some cleaning between projects. I believe this to be be 1968 first run of this color, but @Craig the historian can
more accurately determine.

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/E61AF4BA-B840-48E8-8001-3BA4E81AA341_zpskyspjcjz.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/E61AF4BA-B840-48E8-8001-3BA4E81AA341_zpskyspjcjz.jpg.html)
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/3AD034D4-2CB8-461C-8454-DA7395CC2BE4_zpsrmjc0l1v.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/3AD034D4-2CB8-461C-8454-DA7395CC2BE4_zpsrmjc0l1v.jpg.html)
(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/A65FE03C-3EEA-4F6D-899D-D9118B70BF37_zps0elhvjlu.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/A65FE03C-3EEA-4F6D-899D-D9118B70BF37_zps0elhvjlu.jpg.html)

And the Money shot ;)

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/06BD6A19-AC93-4B9F-A497-1CC270E1BADC_zpsomjaxpnv.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/06BD6A19-AC93-4B9F-A497-1CC270E1BADC_zpsomjaxpnv.jpg.html)

Thanks for looking!

Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: brewtownbeatdown on May 09, 2016, 08:47:51 AM
Cleaned up nice. Looks grate. What a unique fade line: high & narrow. Congrats!!!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Davescprktl on May 09, 2016, 08:49:48 AM
Great find and looks awesome!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Cellar2ful on May 09, 2016, 08:58:23 AM
Nice find and restoration.  The high, narrow, darker fade looks like a halo.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Neil_VT00 on May 09, 2016, 09:10:40 AM
Looks great!  What did you use on the handle?
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Darko on May 09, 2016, 09:27:59 AM
Great score & resto. Congrats.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: crowderjd on May 09, 2016, 10:08:52 AM
Wow!  That is a beauty.  Love the Avocado!  That's the most unique fade I've seen on a Cado...thin and high.  Very nice!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: glrasmussen on May 09, 2016, 10:12:15 AM
Looks great!  What did you use on the handle?

@Neil_VT00 , I lightly sanded with some 150, then four coats of Spar from the bomb can.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Travis on May 09, 2016, 10:21:07 AM
Nice! What a great lookin cooker!


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Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Yendor on May 09, 2016, 10:41:39 AM
You have great friends! Looks great!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: JDD on May 09, 2016, 10:58:48 AM
Awesome kettle, and  cleaned up very nice. How did you clean the ash pan?
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: ramsfan on May 09, 2016, 12:34:23 PM
That looks fantastic Greg! Excellent job on the clean up.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: WNC on May 09, 2016, 01:24:18 PM
Great features find and excellent clean up!
I noticed the high and tight ring too, amazing how each of these are unique
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: SteveZ on May 09, 2016, 01:27:47 PM
Great Looking Kettle!!!!!!!
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Post by: Craig on May 09, 2016, 04:55:18 PM
Love the mist/fade ring on that lid! Sweet thumbscrew Cado!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: glrasmussen on May 09, 2016, 05:04:10 PM
Awesome kettle, and  cleaned up very nice. How did you clean the ash pan?

@JDD , I used CLR first, then aluminum mag cleaner with light scrub with 0000, finish was Mothers.
Others have tools that make them look like a mirror, I'm envious of those.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: glrasmussen on May 09, 2016, 05:07:55 PM
Thanks all! Had to do this for my last pic last night.

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/946D5D2F-6E18-4600-BE1B-73F898EEE855_zpsvhqsdzxn.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/946D5D2F-6E18-4600-BE1B-73F898EEE855_zpsvhqsdzxn.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Ted B on May 09, 2016, 05:19:57 PM
As always great pickup and clean up! 
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: MrHoss on May 09, 2016, 05:33:02 PM
Oh what a splendid thing.
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Post by: charred on May 09, 2016, 05:33:27 PM
Wow that ring is so cool. Great clean-up. Congrats.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Harbormaster on May 09, 2016, 07:10:20 PM
That is in amazing condition. Excellent you have a knowledgeable assistant and were able to rescue it.
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: saxart on May 09, 2016, 07:41:00 PM
Thanks all! Had to do this for my last pic last night.

(http://i1271.photobucket.com/albums/jj623/glrasmussen/946D5D2F-6E18-4600-BE1B-73F898EEE855_zpsvhqsdzxn.jpg) (http://s1271.photobucket.com/user/glrasmussen/media/946D5D2F-6E18-4600-BE1B-73F898EEE855_zpsvhqsdzxn.jpg.html)

I'll say it for the rest of us...  I hate you!  LOL

Seriously, nice find.  Give that lady-friend of yours who found it a bottle of wine!

P.S.  The gardens are looking fantastic!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: glrasmussen on May 10, 2016, 04:33:45 AM
That is in amazing condition. Excellent you have a knowledgeable assistant and were able to rescue it.

Well, lets just say she said it looked like a Weber, but it wasn't black. Thanks to technology, this one didn't get away.



I'll say it for the rest of us...  I hate you!  LOL

Seriously, nice find.  Give that lady-friend of yours who found it a bottle of wine!

P.S.  The gardens are looking fantastic!

Thanks Art! Well she is not into wine. But since I have shared this hobby and gifted them a grill last year. Karma? :o
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Maxmbob on May 12, 2016, 03:45:31 AM
Very cool, great find!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: 1ROW on May 15, 2016, 06:06:02 AM
Coolest Avocado ever! Congrats @glrasmussen !!
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: Scott Zee on May 15, 2016, 06:35:49 AM
That's a BEAUTY!!!!! I love the "halo" reference. and the money shot. AWESOME as is the garden shot.    @SixZeroFour @LightningBoldtz   calendar worthy??
Title: Re: Vintage Caribbean
Post by: OoPEZoO on May 16, 2016, 03:11:09 AM
wow, thats in great shape.  Congrats