Please keep us posted Dave. I've recently scored a 1991 N Kettle. The top of mine is completely faded and looks gray. I'm not sure it I should paint it or let it ride. If you paint yours please give an update.
I do need some wooden handles though. If you or anyone else has some extra wooden handles please let me know.
Mark - part of Cat Sass BBQ Team. Community Development VP - Secret Squirrel Society (but we don't exist)
Member: Mid Atlantic BBQ Association. Member: KCBS. CBJ # 31818
"Life's too short to drink cheap beer or eat crotchpot BBQ"
NB Bandera - refurbished; Two Big Green Eggs: Poncho - Large, and Lefty - Small; Weber Kettles; 6' fire pit; Super fast Blue Thermapen