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Winz 04-27-2013 11:42 AM

CL Performer resto complete (lots of pics)
Here is the original grill I bought off of C.L. for $35. It was in decent shape, but for some unknown reason the previous owner painted the kettle flat black:

Here it is after I took it completely apart, steel wooled the kettle, painted the cart, replaced all nuts, bolts, and screws with stainless steel, cleaned and seasoned the searing grate, etc.

The searing grate that came with it is worth the price I paid for the whole unit. It is a rectangular piece that sits inside of the circular grate. The sides of the grate lift so you can add more fuel while cooking. In addition to this grate, I purchase a new SS cooking grate as well for fish, etc.

The old and the new:

I have $35 into the grill purchase, $22 in new stainless hardware (I splurged), and a new hinged, stainless steel cooking grate (weber part number 3070784) for $30. Still need to buy a cover and then I am off and cooking!

kds9547 04-27-2013 11:45 AM

Nice score and a great restoration. Looks great.

CarlWayne 04-27-2013 12:13 PM

Looks really good. But after a few beers and looking at your pictures upside down...woah!

Gilstarr 04-27-2013 01:12 PM

A great restoration....Great job:thumb:

Neonnblack 04-27-2013 01:35 PM

That looks brand new. Jealous i didnt pick it up now, lol.

MisterChrister 04-27-2013 03:37 PM

Way to go, thanks for returning that beautiful gal to her former glory!

1911Ron 04-27-2013 03:44 PM

Nice job on the restoration and nice score!

mbshop 04-27-2013 04:01 PM

what a great resto. surprise ! its blue !

caseydog 04-27-2013 04:21 PM

Nice job. I used to have one of those cast iron searing grates. Keep it inside when not in use. Even well seasoned, they rust easily.


5string 04-27-2013 04:55 PM

Very nice work! I saw that and passed as we are visiting out here and there just isn't room to get it home. Did you see the Weber Sequoia in Fair Oaks on CL? Please save it!
Search " charcoal BBQ "

PaPaQ 04-27-2013 05:00 PM

Sure looks good! Nice job!

HookedOnQ 04-27-2013 05:04 PM

Looks awsome! That really turned out great considering the shape it was in and being painted. Like that searing grate also

Mark Warren 04-27-2013 05:33 PM

I don't get why they painted it in the first place if it looked like that underneath. It looks Great now.

charrederhead 04-27-2013 06:13 PM

Well done!! :clap2::clap2::clap2:

Is the searing grate a Weber product?

cholloway 04-27-2013 06:46 PM

Woo Hoo! Great save.
I wonder at some time if it wasn't stolen and painted black to decieve anyone looking for it.
I dunno... prolly just me.

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