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TXFlyGuy

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New Lid Bale!
« on: May 27, 2021, 03:17:47 PM »
As you know, the Happy Cooker had an internal U-Shaped rod that held the lid up, with a hook inside the lid. My rod was lost decades ago.
So a new Lid Bail was ordered from Weber. I only had to drill one hole to make this work. One of the existing holes for the original lid holder were used, and worked nicely.
Here are some photos...





« Last Edit: May 28, 2021, 11:23:42 AM by TXFlyGuy »
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JEBIV

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Re: New Lid Bail!
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2021, 03:23:45 PM »
Nice

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TXFlyGuy

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Re: New Lid Bail!
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2021, 03:35:43 PM »
It does not open a full 90 degrees, but who cares? It works fine for me! And I don't have to put the lid on the ground anymore.
« Last Edit: May 27, 2021, 03:37:55 PM by TXFlyGuy »
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bamakettles

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Re: New Lid Bail!
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2021, 03:50:07 PM »
Nice job!


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Re: New Lid Bail!
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2021, 04:00:30 PM »
That's a nice mod.

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TXFlyGuy

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Re: New Lid Bail!
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2021, 05:22:07 PM »
I did not use the center bracket mount strap, as it is not needed with my lid. Used 4 different drill bits, very small to start and worked my way up to the final bit. That enamel (4 decades old) is very tough! I bought an extra lid bail to attach to my other Weber...the one that is in a back-up role, being a bench warmer.
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