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Craig

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18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« on: September 19, 2012, 09:07:03 PM »
Not that this is an original idea, but last week I also removed the leg kit and wheels from my late Grandfather's 1960s 18.5" redhead and am in the process of cleaning and restoring it.. hopefully I can get it done this weekend since I was gone for a few days, but after I took the legs and wheels off, I had a wild hair, took a spare leg kit I have, cut it down, and came up with this in the mean time. I may have now found a second use for this one. It's my "how a Jumbo Joe may have looked in the 60s" wild haired idea. Don't worry, the original legs will be back, and with shiney new metal hubcaps!





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« Last Edit: September 19, 2012, 09:23:37 PM by husker_red »

zavod44

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2012, 09:11:47 PM »
Looks a little weird to me, Maybe you need to make one of those travelers.  I think they had a similar one to what you did.  Longer legs, no wheels and if I recall no ash catcher.  Maybe there was no vents on the bottom.

I want to see your 18 all fixed up, it looks to be in great shape

Brian
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zavod44

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2012, 09:12:34 PM »
Did you find those caps at Home Depot?

Brian
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Craig

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2012, 09:17:33 PM »
I actually got these and my white ones at Ace, but 'Depot has them too. I thought of making a red 'Traveler' but I don't have 3 front legs and it would have to have an ash pan at least. It does look a little strange, but it would make a nice camping and tailgaiting variant for it.

Craig

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2012, 09:38:08 PM »
1" aluminum shower rod...available wherever you got those caps.  Now you have three front legs!

Brian
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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2012, 09:56:50 PM »
It does look funny but that is a mighty fine red kettle! Is it stable? That's probably the shortest cut legs I have seen online for an 18.5"
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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2012, 10:37:48 AM »
the center of gravity looks dangerous.

it's cute though.

Craig

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2012, 04:17:56 PM »
As funny looking as it is, it is pretty solid and stable in this configuration. Doesn't tip over, stands straight. I can't wait to finish restoring the legs and wheels. After seeing Brian's Texan with those shiney new hubcaps....It's gonna be going back to "Easterner" kettle mode. But I thought that a redhead "Mini Me" would be an interesting "Jumbo Joe Prequel". Not sure what my Grandfather would think if he were here of seeing his bbq grill kit-bashed.

Craig

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2012, 06:16:26 PM »
I kinda like it, perfect for grilling at the beach and never having to leave your beach chair ;D

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2012, 09:11:40 PM »
I like it, but would have went a little longer on the legs. I also would have mitred them on the bottom. It more stable than leg caps. And we don't need no stinki'n ash pans! 8)

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2012, 09:15:21 PM »
I almost forgot. Awesome avatar! 8)

Craig

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Re: 18.5 Easterner is: JUMBO JOE '66
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2012, 05:27:04 AM »
I almost forgot. Awesome avatar! 8)

Thanks, Duke! Taken from our favorite kettle bible....er....... I mean Cookbook.

Craig  ;)