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glrasmussen

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Vintage Caribbean
« 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.



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.





And the Money shot ;)



Thanks for looking!


brewtownbeatdown

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2016, 08:47:51 AM »
Cleaned up nice. Looks grate. What a unique fade line: high & narrow. Congrats!!!
Obviously looking for a Glen Blue (who isnít?😂).

Looking for anything Happy Cooker, including any re-branded as Montgomery Ward.  Iíve amassed a nice collection, but Iím missing a few still.  Let me know if you can help a fella out🤞

Davescprktl

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2016, 08:49:48 AM »
Great find and looks awesome!
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Cellar2ful

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2016, 08:58:23 AM »
Nice find and restoration.  The high, narrow, darker fade looks like a halo.
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Neil_VT00

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2016, 09:10:40 AM »
Looks great!  What did you use on the handle?

Darko

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #5 on: May 09, 2016, 09:27:59 AM »
Great score & resto. Congrats.

crowderjd

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #6 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!
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glrasmussen

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #7 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.

Travis

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #8 on: May 09, 2016, 10:21:07 AM »
Nice! What a great lookin cooker!


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Yendor

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #9 on: May 09, 2016, 10:41:39 AM »
You have great friends! Looks great!

JDD

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2016, 10:58:48 AM »
Awesome kettle, and  cleaned up very nice. How did you clean the ash pan?
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ramsfan

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2016, 12:34:23 PM »
That looks fantastic Greg! Excellent job on the clean up.
This is the original Weber kettle. The most powerful bbq grill in the world and can blow your taste-buds clean off! So, you have to ask yourself one question: "Do you feel hungry? Well, do you punk?"

WNC

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #12 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

SteveZ

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #13 on: May 09, 2016, 01:27:47 PM »
Great Looking Kettle!!!!!!!
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Craig

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Re: Vintage Caribbean
« Reply #14 on: May 09, 2016, 04:55:18 PM »
Love the mist/fade ring on that lid! Sweet thumbscrew Cado!