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NeoTrout 03-26-2013 11:48 AM

Vintage Smokey Joe
 
Found this vintage SJ at an estate sale this last weekend. $8. It does not appear to be ever used at all. The only problem is that it was missing its legs. My guess is that it is from the early seventies. I have never seen the chocolate brown color. Anyone have an idea what year this is? Also where can I find some Vintage legs? Still, pretty cool. :cool:

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...psadddb749.jpg

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...ps70767864.jpg

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3022111b.jpg

http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...ps0d6f6360.jpg

[IMG]http://i1222.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7751a9c7.jpg[/IMG]

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Smoothsmoke 03-26-2013 11:53 AM

That's the holy grail of smokey joes!!!!!! 60's/70's for sure.

aawa 03-26-2013 11:56 AM

Time to make a mini out of it!

nucornhusker 03-26-2013 12:02 PM

Great find.

I'm guessing it was painted since the top vent is brown, not the typical stainless.

The ones with that style of handle and lower vents I have seen have been a black with gray speckle like the inside of your grill. So those two things lead me to think it's painted. But I'm not Weber expert, I could be wrong.

Smoothsmoke 03-26-2013 12:04 PM

Nucorn, that's original paint! Crazy but true.

Smoothsmoke 03-26-2013 12:06 PM

From a 1973 Weber catalog. Check out the grill cover. (photo courtesy of Javahog)

http://i1077.photobucket.com/albums/...ps74c79e31.jpg

nucornhusker 03-26-2013 12:06 PM

Good to know. The paint on the top vent seems odd and not on the bottom.

Although it was the 70's. :wink:

nucornhusker 03-26-2013 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoothsmoke (Post 2423906)
From a 1973 Weber catalog. Check out the grill cover.

I wonder how much that cover would be worth today?

Smoothsmoke 03-26-2013 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by nucornhusker (Post 2423910)
I wonder how much that cover would be worth today?

I'm sure a collector would shell out 100 bucks on it, easily. I've never seen a smokey joe cover before.

Carbon 03-26-2013 12:11 PM

Nice find! Yeah, I'd turn that into a mini-WSM unless you're a collector.

NeoTrout 03-26-2013 12:33 PM

It definitely the original paint. Kind of a weird color, not like the copper mist brown. I dont think I would make a mini out of it. Gotta find some vintage legs though. Real early SJ had stick legs. Later turned to fold out wire tripod ones. One of those covers would be awesome.

bigabyte 03-26-2013 12:35 PM

That is one sweet find!:cool:

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 03-26-2013 12:41 PM

Dang. I was just starting to tell you that it isn't a Weber because of that handle. :oops:

Another "I learn something new every day" moment.

Great find.

Harbormaster 03-26-2013 01:01 PM

WOW! Great SCORE!
I think the only way you will find legs for that is to keep your eyes peeled for another old Smokey Joe.
My "A" SJ has legs that would fit it. Not sure when the legs changed though.
I see SJs of that vintage on CL every once in a while.

NeoTrout 03-26-2013 03:45 PM

I'll have to keep lookin".


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