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Old 11-11-2012, 12:39 AM   #1
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Finally found a redhead on Craiglist.

Since there is no Vent Code and it has the patent number, I figure it is a 70's model before 1979.

An 18" kettle for $15.00. It does have 3 chips in the coating. One is about the diameter of a coke can. Not sure if I will try to mask off and paint with the dupli engine paint.

Here's the original shape:




After a bit of work:




Sanded the handle and stained a bit:

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Old 11-11-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
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Great score, and a nice save! Congrats!
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Old 11-11-2012, 02:24 AM   #3
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Glad a brethren saved that one. Its lookin good!
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Old 11-11-2012, 03:54 AM   #4
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Heck yeah!
Looks like my 1st Weber that I got in '71 except mine was green.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:42 AM   #5
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Nice find, welcome to the club!
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:30 AM   #6
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Nice!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:16 AM   #7
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Great find, she's a beaut! Welcome to the club! Everything tastes better on a Redhead!
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Old 11-11-2012, 07:38 AM   #8
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That's a good score.

Now ya need to get the legs in the right places.
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Old 11-11-2012, 08:04 AM   #9
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Glad you saved her! Does the top vent say pat pending? If so she is '68-'70.

Now, get those legs in the right place :D

Next, get some steel wool and some alum polish ! Or just buy a new legs/wheels/triangle/ash catcher kit from weber like I did lol. A lot easier!

Nothin cooks like a redhead! Can't wait to see updated pics.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:37 PM   #10
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No it does not say pat pending. It has the patent number. Ok, I will put the legs on the right way.
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:18 PM   #11
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No it does not say pat pending. It has the patent number. Ok, I will put the legs on the right way.
Sorry my man I shoulda saw that in your initial post! My bad!

Can't wait to see her all cleaned up! Any ideas on what yer gonna break her in with?
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Old 11-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #12
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nice save !
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:01 PM   #13
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Darn it these posts make me sick. I want a redhead soooo badly!!! I scour craigslist, yard sales, auctions, classified, everything and still nothing.
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Old 11-11-2012, 05:03 PM   #14
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Oh, btw, she's a beaut java. Congrats
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Old 11-11-2012, 06:33 PM   #15
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nice score man!
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