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Phesant 06-02-2010 06:47 PM

2nd attempt Rebuilding My Rancher
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Last summer I got this Ranch Kettle on CL for $40 here's a past post that led me to getting this grill The Find
When I looked at it, it was in ruff shape he wanted 50 I offered 40 Well this week I started cleaning it up .... sanded down
All the leg supports were reinforced so I didn't have to do that
Bottom redone with pics of bottom grate shinny and sides repainted
The top done and side views
I need to replace the handels (decideing between mahogany, oak & cedar) and, put one on the front (its missing). But I think she's looking a lot better & will have someone looking after her..... need to name it ..... thinking Lucky Girl .... just cuz she was on her last legs

landarc 06-02-2010 06:49 PM

Looking good, too bad it was so neglected that the pitting occured, You are doing a good job though. May I suggest you also consider teak, it is heavy duty, takes heat and is more resistant to rot and wear.

BigButzBBQ 06-02-2010 06:51 PM

That is a huge grill! :shock: Awesome work on it! :cool: Now get it dirty!

Norcoredneck 06-02-2010 06:54 PM

It is a Classic! Throw some flames on that paint job.

expatpig 06-02-2010 07:19 PM

That's not pitting....Those are battle scars, Nice score!

Hoss 06-02-2010 09:11 PM

Bless you.That model is a TRUE classic.I have a newer one and they are awesome.I cooked 30 lbs. of chicken quarters on mine last Saturday.Indirect.Yep,at one time.:-D Lotta real estate on that baby!!!

KnucklHed BBQ 06-02-2010 09:12 PM

Lookin' good Ken! That's a ton of real estate!

I'm sure she'll feel better once she has a fire in her belly again!

Coz 06-02-2010 09:19 PM

Lookin good Ken.

Bbq Bubba 06-02-2010 10:19 PM

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A classic indeed! Is there a date stamp on the daisy wheel? Sure have changed over the years.

jgh1204 06-02-2010 11:13 PM

Wow, a rancher for $40. Even if it had some holes, that is a deal.

Phubar 06-03-2010 02:44 AM

Wooden handles!!!:becky:
You cleaned her up real nice!:cool:

2Fat 06-03-2010 05:06 AM

looks real good--ever since watching Jack McDavid thought the ranch kettles were way cool

Phesant 06-03-2010 08:27 AM

Thanx everyone, it was a great deal and too cool to pass by....


Originally Posted by Bbq Bubba (Post 1299643)
A classic indeed! Is there a date stamp on the daisy wheel? Sure have changed over the years.

Its date stamp is A, 1979....


Originally Posted by Norcoredneck (Post 1299448)
It is a Classic! Throw some flames on that paint job.

True, but instead of flames I'm thinking Packer green if the paint holds up I'm making it into a Packer grill....:-D

Bluesman 06-03-2010 08:53 AM

Way cool Ken. Nice job on the refurbishing. Yes, Packer colors, two BIG "G"s on the dome and about 300 or so brats. So what kind of beer do I bring for the coronation of "Lucky Girl" :thumb::thumb:

deguerre 06-03-2010 09:01 AM

It needs a cheese hat.:becky::thumb::thumb:

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