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Author Topic: Your feel good story of the day - kettle karma at its best (Red Ranger)  (Read 1376 times)

mhiszem

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Wow! That is an amazing story! Luck is definitely on your side. Can't wait to see it cleaned up.
WGA, Uline Green SJ, '95 Red M/T, '88 Red 18", '01 Plum SSP, Patent Pending Yellow

cumminfourya

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Awesome story, congrats on the ranger!!!


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jeffrackmo

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@lowbrass. OMFG!!!  Cold call n the follow up!!!  Amazing score my friend!! You will bring it to the meet up yes!?!?
78 22.5,  EE Code SSP's w/GA Black times 2 and Red,  05 WSM 18.5 on an SSP cart, 93 SJ, 01 SJ  Warsteiner, 08 SJ CnB Green, CM code 22.5 Premium Copper, 91 SJ  Jimmy Dean, O Code 22.5, E Code SJ, 94' GA Marlboro LP, PBR Mini, AH Code Bud Light SJ, DR Blue OTG, 75 3 wheeler Weathered Warrior

charred

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Great story and congrats on grabbing a grail!
hopelessly, helplessly, happily addicted to a shipload of Webers

Lowbrass

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@Lowbrass. OMFG!!!  Cold call n the follow up!!!  Amazing score my friend!! You will bring it to the meet up yes!?!?

Absolutely!
1965ish Burnt Orange Ranger, 1979 Weathered Warrior, 1982 D Code Yellow, Gen 2 Performer w/C&B Grass Green Bowl/lid, U-Line Lime Green SJ, 14" and 18" WSM

Grail list (help a brother out!): 18" Blue (no logo), Wave Blue SJ, 18" or 22" Lime, Glen Blue. All lanterns but green (have a spare to trade)

Bertman

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Your feel good story of the day - kettle karma at its best (Red Ranger)
« Reply #20 on: July 17, 2017, 10:32:20 AM »
That's the best combination of stories woven together I have ever heard. I think it time to create a weber karma story book to document these cosmic events! Seriously. These stories are epic and quite moving. With the pics of these amazing piece of history...it's the WKC bible.


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Lowbrass

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That's the best combination of stories woven together I have ever heard. I think it time to create a weber karma story book to document these cosmic events! Seriously. These stories are epic and quite moving. With the pics of these amazing piece of history...it's the WKC bible.


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Wow!  Thanks Bertman!  Very kind words!
1965ish Burnt Orange Ranger, 1979 Weathered Warrior, 1982 D Code Yellow, Gen 2 Performer w/C&B Grass Green Bowl/lid, U-Line Lime Green SJ, 14" and 18" WSM

Grail list (help a brother out!): 18" Blue (no logo), Wave Blue SJ, 18" or 22" Lime, Glen Blue. All lanterns but green (have a spare to trade)

mattlillis73

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Kettle karma is real!!! Nice score...👍

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Hell Fire Grill

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Thats the ultimate grill hunt right there.
Decayed, Bent & Gnarly...

Neil_VT00

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Congrats and great story on the Ranger!  I can't wait to see that one all cleaned up.
Wanted: Green SJG (will buy or trade for Copper SJG)


Cellar2ful

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Seems like your polite and civil persistence and the respect shown to the owner was the key here. Congratulations!
"Chasing Classic Kettles"

Lowbrass

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Congrats and great story on the Ranger!  I can't wait to see that one all cleaned up.

You have no idea how much I can't wait to clean it up!  I have already started doing research into other members' restores so that I can be ready to go when I actually have time to get into this thing!  I just wish I could see the pictures on the threads!  Most have a weird photobucket message.  ???


Seems like your polite and civil persistence and the respect shown to the owner was the key here. Congratulations!

Thank you very much.  I think that the key was my letter.  It was typed and I signed the bottom. Writing the letter really let me take my time and think about what I wanted to say and how I wanted to word things.  The first time I talked to the man almost 4 years ago, I was really nervous and kind of stumbled over my words (even though I had practiced in my head about a hundred times during the walk to his house).  I don't think I presented myself in the best, most confident manner and that didn't help the initial outcome.  The letter helped me overcome those things and didn't give him a chance to dismiss me right away or make a knee-jerk decision just to get me off his porch.  I wasn't wasting his time and he had time to think about his answer.  I can share the letter if anyone wants to use it as a template.

1965ish Burnt Orange Ranger, 1979 Weathered Warrior, 1982 D Code Yellow, Gen 2 Performer w/C&B Grass Green Bowl/lid, U-Line Lime Green SJ, 14" and 18" WSM

Grail list (help a brother out!): 18" Blue (no logo), Wave Blue SJ, 18" or 22" Lime, Glen Blue. All lanterns but green (have a spare to trade)

Darko

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Holy Shit!!!! That's got to be the score of the year.  Congrats, that's awesome.

MaxBobcat

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very nice!  good one man

Darko

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Holy Shit!!!! That's got to be the score of the year.  Congrats, that's awesome.
Ok, I've  thought  about this quite  seriously.  If you want to sell it I  can offer 1000x what you paid for the ranger. Think about it...you won't get an offer like that ever day. If you refuse, well then you might be stuck with that grill for years.

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