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Pappy 06-24-2012 03:28 PM

The complete history of my CL 18.5 WSM (Bunch of mods with pics)
 
Here is the complete history of my CL 18.5 WSM. Made in Palatine, IL in 1983. Someone owned it for 29 years, now it's mine!

Craigslist find $50 (before)

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3868.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3866.jpg


1st. I added some wheels

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3871.jpg


14" Clay pot mod (to be foiled while being used)

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3872.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3873.jpg


New charcoal door from Weber

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...20find/WSM.jpg


WSM Thermometer

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3882.jpg


Extra bars on ends of the grate with handles for lifting

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3884.jpg


Modified charcoal grate with charcoal ring

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3885.jpg


Made some handles for the middle section out od 1/2" flat bar steel

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3900.jpg

Handles installed on middle section

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3903.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3904.jpg


Finished WSM

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...d/IMG_3905.jpg

I also added the lamp pipe grommet mod for the remote thermometer probe & IQ110

Bludawg 06-24-2012 03:34 PM

Nice!!

caseydog 06-24-2012 03:39 PM

You replaced the wood handle with plastic. :shock:

If you don't want it, can I have it?

I do like the handles you added to the charcoal grate and bottom cooking grate. :thumb:

CD

The_Kapn 06-24-2012 03:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bludawg (Post 2106730)
Nice!!

What he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29 years old and looks like new or better.

Good Job.

TIM

glh17 06-24-2012 04:49 PM

Looks like it's ready for 29 more years. Nice mods.

malibulvr 06-24-2012 04:58 PM

Great looking mods, better then new!

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LTG 06-24-2012 05:01 PM

Testament to starting with a quality product and some one taking care of it over the years.

Hunterman95 06-24-2012 05:06 PM

Looks better than new. Good job! :thumb:

criffaaa1 06-24-2012 05:58 PM

nice job you really pimped that wsm out

Tatoosh 06-25-2012 07:52 AM

May I see a photo of your lamp pipe grommet mod? I want to modify my Weber OTG grill for a Thermoworks probe thermometer.

BigBobBQ 06-25-2012 09:54 AM

great looking job on the mods.

Pappy 06-25-2012 10:17 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tatoosh (Post 2107571)
May I see a photo of your lamp pipe grommet mod? I want to modify my Weber OTG grill for a Thermoworks probe thermometer.

It looks just like this, the one I put on my Performer. I left the one for the WSM a little long on the inside. I can change it so the longer threads are on the outside, in case I decide to put a threaded cap on it. I used 3/8" pipe.

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_3478.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_3477.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_3465.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_3463.jpg

http://i1117.photobucket.com/albums/...t/IMG_3460.jpg

NRA4Life 06-25-2012 10:19 AM

Nice job on that WSM!

Johnny_Crunch 06-25-2012 10:35 AM

Nice work!

qnbiker 06-25-2012 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by caseydog (Post 2106736)
You replaced the wood handle with plastic. :shock:

You beat me to it.


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