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1spacemanspiff

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My $10 find
« on: September 14, 2018, 07:03:08 PM »
Yesterday I had a conversation with @Mike in Roseville about how I was looking for a cheap Homer Simpson grill to turn into a dedicated pizza/rotisserie cooker. (I'm fond of the yellow grills).  Later that night I found a local fire pit for $30 but I couldn't get out to the seller, so he decided to move on.  Bummed, I randomly searched CL in WA (family is local) and decided to work my way south.  I saw and ad (2 hours old) for a yellow $10 kettle and my jaw dropped.  I contacted the seller telling myself it was already gone and was surprised when I got a response to call back in the morning.  In the morning, I called back twice and was refreshing the familiar places hoping not to see my little secret go public.  I finally spoke with the seller and he told me he had a lot of other interest but I was first.  He was very patient with me as I couldn't travel till after my kids dental appointment.  He even tried talking me out of traveling 2 plus hours to pick it up.  The drive was good, (got there around 3 and made it back at 5 something) and he was very nice.  He had me check it out to make sure I wanted it and I handed him a $10 bill and packed it in the convertible PT Crusier (wife had my Tahoe).  It sat shotgun on the way home and tomorrow will get a good cleaning.  It's a little out of round and the triangle is tied to the front leg (it was installed upside down) hopefully I'll get those issues corrected.  It will probably turn into my Winter restore project, but I'll get a few cooks on it before starting.  Kettle Karma is alive and well.
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Cellar2ful

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #1 on: September 14, 2018, 07:08:42 PM »

Awesome score Sidney.  Congratulations!  We (Bay Area Grillfellas) have been waiting to see who scored this $10 jewel.  That smile on your face says it all brother.
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Bodhi

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2018, 07:11:00 PM »
Congratulations on the score Spaceman!

HoosierKettle

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2018, 07:17:01 PM »
Wow!  Congrats!  That is absolutely awesome. Is it a faded or is that just how they were in the 60ís?


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HoosierKettle

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2018, 07:17:51 PM »
I will clarify, Iíve never seen a yellow in person. That is really cool.


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Cellar2ful

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #5 on: September 14, 2018, 07:21:15 PM »
Wow!  Congrats!  That is absolutely awesome. Is it a faded or is that just how they were in the 60ís?

This is an Ambassador.  The color is yellow ochre.  It is a much lighter shade than the yellows of the 70's.  It is the same shade as a butternut yellow 1967 Chevrolet Camaro if your a car guy.
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pbe gummi bear

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2018, 07:22:42 PM »
I will clarify, Iíve never seen a yellow in person. That is really cool.


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Congrats, Sidney. Thatís a cool kettle

This is a yellow ocre kettle which is a faded pastel yellow compared to the lemon yellow of the 70ís kettles.
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Kneab

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #7 on: September 14, 2018, 07:24:41 PM »
Ochre.
Nice!


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #8 on: September 14, 2018, 07:25:19 PM »
I think my jaw dropped when you showed me the picture of it in your car!

I'm happy for you dude! That is an epic score!

HoosierKettle

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2018, 07:25:53 PM »
Wow. Thanks for clarifying.  I assume these are in the very rare category.


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Mike in Roseville

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #10 on: September 14, 2018, 07:35:50 PM »
Wow. Thanks for clarifying.  I assume these are in the very rare category.


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You'd be right. Harris, Jim, and now Sidney. That's pretty exclusive company.
« Last Edit: September 14, 2018, 07:41:42 PM by Mike in Roseville »

DellJones

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #11 on: September 14, 2018, 07:50:36 PM »
Nice!!! Congrats [emoji41][emoji106]🏾[emoji106]🏾


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PotsieWeber

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #12 on: September 14, 2018, 08:16:21 PM »
SWEET!  NICE FIND!
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PotsieWeber

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #13 on: September 14, 2018, 08:17:29 PM »
I'll trade you a cheap Simpsons for it, which is really what you had your heart set on in the first place.
 
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inkaddictedchef1

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Re: My $10 find
« Reply #14 on: September 14, 2018, 10:08:53 PM »
Congrat!!!! Kettle karma is real my friend and you are on grillfella that has put some great karma out great seeing it come back to you.

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