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Author Topic: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?  (Read 8733 times)

Craig

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Re: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?
« Reply #30 on: May 20, 2016, 07:12:26 PM »
Back on her feet with some makeup and new bling:









@haeffb

One word to describe your work and generosity. OUTSTANDING! I am super happy to see that you brought this old soldier back to life! It's even more neat that you're giving it back to the original family to cherish as an heirloom for years to come. There's something about the late 70s through early 80s kettles and that orange peel finish. Always stunning! Again great job on that. Its got many, many more years of service and new memories to create left in it. To @dazzo 's point, the lids on these (compared to the newer kettles) seem heavier, in a good way.  8)
« Last Edit: May 20, 2016, 07:15:14 PM by Craig »

charred

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Re: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?
« Reply #31 on: May 21, 2016, 04:23:15 AM »
Great work and ethics!

What did you use on the lid vent?
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charred

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Re: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?
« Reply #32 on: May 21, 2016, 04:25:40 AM »
Just noticed it's a backwards B!
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haeffb

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Re: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?
« Reply #33 on: May 21, 2016, 04:48:10 AM »
Great work and ethics!

What did you use on the lid vent?

#0000 Steel wool followed by Mothers' mag polish. Somewhere along the line, the rivet got cleaned up too - I think it was the polish that took off the rust, but I wasn't really paying attention.

haeffb

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Re: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?
« Reply #34 on: May 21, 2016, 04:51:32 AM »
Question - the grill had the leg spring clips with a twist-on ash pan. We're the clips OEM on the 1980's model, or did someone add them on later? I didn't put them back on because they seemed unnecessary with the twist-on pan...

Harbormaster

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Re: Craigslist find - Trash or Treasure?
« Reply #35 on: May 21, 2016, 04:56:27 AM »
The spring clips with the twist on pan were correct for the B vintage. Mine had them too.
« Last Edit: May 21, 2016, 02:04:12 PM by Harbormaster »
I've got Webers. 10 - WSMs, 5 - 22.5" kettles, 2 - 18.5" kettle, 2 - SJS, 2 - SJP, 4 - WGA, 1 vintage Coolie Pan
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