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Cellar2ful

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"Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« on: July 12, 2023, 07:57:42 PM »


Anyone have a older style Ranch Kettle (Mothership)?    I need the measurements of the leg lengths.  I picked up a free one that the legs had been cut to facilitate it's use as a fire pit.  I would like to return it the correct height. 

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Cellar2ful

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2023, 08:21:42 PM »


I received the correct leg measurements on my post on FB Wide World of Weber. 
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Blacky924

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2023, 08:43:29 PM »
I will measure mine in a few hours time and post up if someone else hasnít by then [emoji106]


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RRRanger99

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2023, 06:10:12 AM »
That is quite a score you've got there! Congrats!

Mr.CPHo

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"Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2023, 07:08:38 AM »
Congrats, Cellar2ful!  Any pics of the shorty mothership?

Cellar2ful

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2023, 07:13:22 AM »
Congrats, Cellar2ful!  Any pics of the shorty mothership?

I have already passed it on to another local grillfella. He picked it up last night.  He is not a Forum member but I will ask him to send me a couple of photos of it.
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ASpitzer

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2023, 07:16:41 AM »
Nice find. Hopefully it will be back to grilling food instead of burning wood.
1957 Wood Dale Demo, MLH Mothership Ranch, 1980 Smokey Joe Black, 2014 Smokey Joe Black, 1992 Master Touch Green, 2022 Original Black, Glen Blue 26 in., 70th Anniversary Hot Rod Yellow

Cellar2ful

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2023, 08:51:30 AM »
I will measure mine in a few hours time and post up if someone else hasnít by then [emoji106]


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I cross posted on FB Wide World of Weber and quickly received a response from member Left Hand Smoke.  Thanks for your offer.

The measurements are:
front leg - 18"   
rear legs - 15"
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swamprb

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #8 on: July 14, 2023, 08:59:11 AM »

I will measure mine in a few hours time and post up if someone else hasnít by then [emoji106]


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I cross posted on FB Wide World of Weber and quickly received a response from member Left Hand Smoke.  Thanks for your offer.

The measurements are:
front leg - 18"   
rear legs - 15"


I knew that photo would come in handy in the future. 

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Cellar2ful

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2023, 11:35:20 AM »
Here's a photo of the Mothership, right side up.  The curled lip around the lid had rusted almost completely off.  What was left was jagged, sharp, rusted metal. Because he has a young son that he was afraid was going to cut himself on that metal,  the new owner ground off the curled lip.  After doing so he found the lid would no longer sit on the bowl.  The curled lip apparently was an integral engineered design to hold the lid on the bowl.  He came up with this fix that I personally think looks fantastic.  He used the chrome strips Weber uses on the Kamado and the gas grills. 

Nice to see that this Mothership will soon be cooking again.  Gotta love the spin lines on the lid and the bowl.   Another great example of RRR. 



Here's a larger pic showing the spin lines.



« Last Edit: July 16, 2023, 11:38:46 AM by Cellar2ful »
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watkinsb87

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2023, 01:51:45 PM »
What an awesome save! Looks great!


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ASpitzer

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Re: "Mothership" (Old Ranch Kettle) leg measurements
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2023, 05:52:56 AM »
Love the chrome look around the middle.
1957 Wood Dale Demo, MLH Mothership Ranch, 1980 Smokey Joe Black, 2014 Smokey Joe Black, 1992 Master Touch Green, 2022 Original Black, Glen Blue 26 in., 70th Anniversary Hot Rod Yellow