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.
"Le Grille? What the hell is that?"
Klose 20x48 Deluxe Offset Pipe Smoker
Weber 22.5, Weber 22.5 w/Rotisserie
Weber Performer, Weber Ranch Kettle
Weber Smokey Joe, Weber Homer Simpson Smokey Joe
Bayou Classic Turkey Fryer
Brinkmann Smoke'n Grill, UDS