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charred

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No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« on: July 26, 2020, 02:17:25 PM »
Interior unused, exterior somewhat abused, but I'm very happy for this little addition to the stable.

These 1st gen were made 81-'83, according to what I found on the Virtual Weber Bullet site. Has there been any updated info re the unstamped vents? I'd like to think these were the earliest of the early 1st gen. :)

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Mr.CPHo

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No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #1 on: July 26, 2020, 03:28:30 PM »
I like the look of those 1880ís.  Congrats.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2020, 03:37:14 PM by Mr.CPHo »

jduganjr

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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2020, 04:45:14 PM »

Interior unused, exterior somewhat abused, but I'm very happy for this little addition to the stable.

These 1st gen were made 81-'83, according to what I found on the Virtual Weber Bullet site. Has there been any updated info re the unstamped vents? I'd like to think these were the earliest of the early 1st gen. :)

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charred

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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2020, 12:06:29 PM »
Cleaned it up a bit.

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bamakettles

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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2020, 12:09:49 PM »
Lookin good!

pbe gummi bear

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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #5 on: August 16, 2020, 01:01:22 PM »
Sick find. Those things are built like tanks and yours is also complete. Most of these are missing the water pan and lower grate. I don't recall all of the vent's on mine being stamped so it's possible they just built yours with vents from the unstamped pile. Did you check the bowl vents too? I think there was a "B" code of these found a while ago. Most of them are stamped "E", with a few stamped "C"
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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #6 on: September 10, 2020, 06:29:22 PM »
I have a c code 14, also a no stamp 18 with steel legs. I love your no stamp 14 btw

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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2020, 06:55:48 PM »
The giveaway on the pic is the single screw handle.
If it were older than a "B" or "C" it would have a dual rivet handle.
I scored an "E" code 14 and it was missing the lower grate. Nice score finding one complete.
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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2020, 06:31:17 AM »
This is very cool.  When i was at Weber they didn't have any examples.  When i did the 18 and 22 designs, I had to start fresh with the 14.  It would be interesting to see how close I was in positioning the door opening and grill strap relations.

The water pan of the 14 was actually the top half of the weber torch that was made at the time.  That wasn't being made in the late 2000s, so i tried a few from the Dollar Store and a partial stamp of the newer Weber torch.  I still have one of the few remaining 2006/8 prototypes and use it every so often.  Another was taken home by a guy in the machine shop so he could use it to burn documents and mail??

The other 4 were shelved because Weber thought like the first time, they wouldn't sell very well.

That's an excellent example.  Congratulations.
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racedvl

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Re: No code 14.5 WSM- pics
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2020, 09:20:15 AM »
Wow,  that cleaned up nicely!  I just acquired a no vent code 18" that I haven't had time to clean....

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