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Bluesman 07-04-2013 12:15 PM

Double Red Head Restoration
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I picked these up last week while on vacation. A 1969 Statesman and a 1995 MT. The thread is here

I posting photos of the restoration to date. Tons of cleaning, ordering parts, a sweeper mod and some new wooden handles. Right now the kettles and tops are sparkly clean. There is rust, but oh well, Patina..........:mrgreen: I have 1 new grate and am awaiting the delivery truck tomorrow with more grates top and bottom, new ash catcher handle, sweeper kit, (2) complete leg sets and hopefully the handles some time next week. These boys were NEVER loved. Well they are now. Browse through the pics and see how happy these two legless Farkers are at the end. I will add to the post when this is completed.

J-Rod 07-04-2013 12:21 PM

Damn, the bottom of the one looks TIRED! Good for you for bringing them back to life!

davefan360 07-04-2013 12:53 PM

man I can hardly hand one red head, but 2 at one time. you lucky Sob. nice turn out on them.

MisterChrister 07-04-2013 01:20 PM

Methinks they would LOVE the company of a brand new brick red performer, don't you!?!?!?!

Bluesman 07-04-2013 01:31 PM


Originally Posted by MisterChrister (Post 2539139)
Methinks they would LOVE the company of a brand new brick red performer, don't you!?!?!?!

You are NO already know I'M an ADDICT. I need the 12 step program.......were's my 12 pack..............:twitch:

harris92 07-04-2013 03:40 PM

very nice...

Porcine Perfection 07-04-2013 05:35 PM

What a nice "set".:thumb:

Bluesman 07-10-2013 09:42 AM

Well here is the 95 MT all finished. New handles, leg set, sweeper assembly and some grates. Had to have a cover as "Lucy" would get cold.

All polished up and ready to live again

Look at that shiny inside.

Should have the 69 Statesman complete this weekend

Porcine Perfection 07-10-2013 10:09 AM

That is awesome. Thanks for taking the time to keep the classics alive.

CharredApron 07-10-2013 10:50 AM

I guess it's time for me to join the Kettle Club!:grin:

charrederhead 07-10-2013 11:17 AM

Bravo! Looks great.. Thanks for keeping them alive. :clap2:

Bluesman 07-14-2013 02:30 PM

Here's the last installment to this project. This is an early 70's Red Statesman. I added new grates, leg set, and a wood handle. I'm still waiting for the whitewall decals for the original rubber wheels. Had to fix a really bad socket, but it came out great. May I present............Red Skelton

Lucy made him wear a coat..............:doh:

Red Skelton dressed and ready to go

And the really clean inside ready to Git Dirty.............:mrgreen:

dwfisk 07-14-2013 03:20 PM

Boy thats a really nice bit of work. IMO, build threads are some of the most enjoyable the forum and your restoration ranks right up there with the best. Congratulations.

swamprb 07-14-2013 03:26 PM

I am so proud!

Nice job!

KSroadliner 07-14-2013 03:38 PM

that's beautiful!!!!

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