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Unread 06-02-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Default 2nd attempt Rebuilding My Rancher

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
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Unread 06-02-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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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.
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That is a huge grill! Awesome work on it! Now get it dirty!
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It is a Classic! Throw some flames on that paint job.
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That's not pitting....Those are battle scars, Nice score!
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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. Lotta real estate on that baby!!!
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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!
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Lookin good Ken.
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A classic indeed! Is there a date stamp on the daisy wheel? Sure have changed over the years.
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Wow, a rancher for $40. Even if it had some holes, that is a deal.
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Wooden handles!!!
You cleaned her up real nice!
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looks real good--ever since watching Jack McDavid thought the ranch kettles were way cool
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Thanx everyone, it was a great deal and too cool to pass by....


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A classic indeed! Is there a date stamp on the daisy wheel? Sure have changed over the years.
Its date stamp is A, 1979....

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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....
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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"
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It needs a cheese hat.
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