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5280Jeff

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1970s Redhead score
« on: February 08, 2014, 10:17:06 AM »
Made a 3 hr road trip this morning to grab this redhead. The guy was the original owner and had gotten it as a wedding gift in Florida in 1978. Needs plenty of work but the leg sockets are very solid. I will wait until it warms up this spring to get it cleaned up and start working on it. I am in need of a twist ash pan if anyone has one for sale or a lead on one I would appreciate it.  :)

Original box



Patent vent



Grill



Gonna need a new handle



Bowl gonna need new wheels



Inside bowl



Original grates, you can see a small crimp in the lid. it was a bit out of round but a quick bear hug fixed that.




MacEggs

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2014, 10:43:10 AM »
Nicely done! The things we will do for a redhead. I've done it three times, now - no regrets.

Too bad about the lid handle being bolted on. No worries.
A 2 rivet handle from Brian will help avert the eyes from that.
I expect that thing to shine come spring. Look forward to finished pics.  :D 8)

EDIT: that cooking grate appears to be original. Try to save it, as the older ones are heavy-duty compared to the newer ones.
« Last Edit: February 08, 2014, 10:44:51 AM by MacEggs »
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zavod44

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2014, 01:05:42 PM »
I got the handle you need, just let me know....
Vintage Weber Grill raconteur and bon vivant.....and definitely Sir Agent X

G$

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2014, 01:34:44 PM »
Those bowl vents will clean as gid as new

Craig

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2014, 01:40:22 PM »
Nice pickup! That will clean up nicely!

MaxBobcat

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2014, 02:26:11 PM »
Very nice score!  Congrats, she's a beaut!

Duke

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014, 03:00:59 PM »
Awesome score Jeff!

glrasmussen

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2014, 07:07:26 PM »
That will clean up, great score!

5280Jeff

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2014, 07:21:51 PM »
Thanks guys! One of Brians handles is on the way  :)

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2014, 04:23:26 AM »
Nice score....a little work with a razor knife and that bowl will be good as new.  I think I have an extra twisty ash pan with the flat edge.  PM me if interested....I may even have a set of wheels for you.

5280Jeff

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Re: 1970s Redhead score
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2014, 07:22:57 AM »
Thanks! I have ordered a set of wheels and caps but I do still need an ash pan. PM is coming your way.