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Unread 06-24-2012, 03:28 PM   #1
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Default The complete history of my CL 18.5 WSM (Bunch of mods with pics)

Here is the complete history of my CL 18.5 WSM. Made in Palatine, IL in 1983. Someone owned it for 29 years, now it's mine!

Craigslist find $50 (before)






1st. I added some wheels




14" Clay pot mod (to be foiled while being used)






New charcoal door from Weber




WSM Thermometer




Extra bars on ends of the grate with handles for lifting




Modified charcoal grate with charcoal ring




Made some handles for the middle section out od 1/2" flat bar steel



Handles installed on middle section






Finished WSM



I also added the lamp pipe grommet mod for the remote thermometer probe & IQ110
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Unread 06-24-2012, 03:34 PM   #2
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Nice!!
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You replaced the wood handle with plastic.

If you don't want it, can I have it?

I do like the handles you added to the charcoal grate and bottom cooking grate.

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Nice!!
What he said!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

29 years old and looks like new or better.

Good Job.

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Unread 06-24-2012, 04:49 PM   #5
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Looks like it's ready for 29 more years. Nice mods.
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Great looking mods, better then new!

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Testament to starting with a quality product and some one taking care of it over the years.
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Looks better than new. Good job!
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nice job you really pimped that wsm out
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May I see a photo of your lamp pipe grommet mod? I want to modify my Weber OTG grill for a Thermoworks probe thermometer.
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great looking job on the mods.
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May I see a photo of your lamp pipe grommet mod? I want to modify my Weber OTG grill for a Thermoworks probe thermometer.
It looks just like this, the one I put on my Performer. I left the one for the WSM a little long on the inside. I can change it so the longer threads are on the outside, in case I decide to put a threaded cap on it. I used 3/8" pipe.









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Nice job on that WSM!
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Nice work!
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You replaced the wood handle with plastic.
You beat me to it.
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