I picked one up on CL last year which was going to be a donor for a UDS, but when I went and got it, I just couldn't bring myself to breaking it up. The legs were shot, but it had TWO good handles on the kettle and I've been wanting to make another "shorty" for tailgating, so I took the legs off, got her a new grate and bent some legs for it out of 3/8" x 3/4" flat bar ("J" shaped with the short end going into the leg holes and the long end going up the sides of the kettle- drill a couple of holes and bolt and Voilà, you have a portable-short-22 1/2" go-anywhere kettle). The one I found was just like yours...Grayish in color, two metal handles that make it easy to transport...Perfect! I've also noticed that the material these older ones are made of are a heavier gauge than what the newer ones are made of...More durable for hauling around to tailgates, camping, etc... Congrats on your find!
Shawn aka: [B]BUBBA's QUE CREW Competition Team[/B]
Blue Weber Performer w/SS top & gas assist
Weber One Touch Gold & a Weber 22 1/2" Silver
2 UDS's Born 9-19-08 & 3-6-09
Weber Smokey Joe Platinum
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