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Unread 07-03-2013, 06:15 PM   #1
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Default Rehab Project: Weber Genesis Silver B (2003)

A good friend of mine built a new deck on the back of his house and decided he needed a new gasser to christen it. I knew he had this Weber Genesis Silver B and told him if he wanted to get rid of it to let me know and I'd probably take it off his hands. When I actually went to pick up the grill and saw it first hand, I counter-offered him $35 to the original $50 he had requested and got it with no questions asked...

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Here's the real KICK IN THE ARSE...



I don't have any friggin idea how this grill ended up like this and I didn't ask because the seller is a good friend of mine. I figure $35 is a steal and that leaves me a LOT of room to spend money to replace parts on this grill.

First things first.... cleaning out that mess in the base of the grill...



Getting to this point made me feel a lot better seeing that there was no structural damage. The base of this grill is cast aluminum. After some deep cleaning I get to this point...







I got a box of Weber replacement parts from Amazon today that includes a new ignition system, burner tubes, warming rack, and flavorizer bars. I picked up a set of stainless steel grills for it at Home Depot last night.

Friday afternoon I plan to repaint the outside base of the grill and the cast aluminum side panels on the lid and then start reassembling everything. I'll post photos of that when I get finished :)

I'm into this project for just change over $200 and I may spend another $50 or $75 before its over... who knows?
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Looking good!
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Kind of a lot to spend, but when you're finished, you'll have a grill that should last a long time. I had one just like it but sold it because I got a bigger one. then I gave the bigger one to my fishing buddy, leaving me with a Silver A (Similar to the B but smaller and only two burners.)

You've replace pretty much all of the normal wear items.
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Kind of a lot to spend, but when you're finished, you'll have a grill that should last a long time.
That's my thought too. I had originally planned to just 'fix' this grill up a little and give it to someone when I was done. The only parts that HAD to be replaced in this grill were the flavorizer bars ($35) and the grill grates (as little as $35). The burner tubes were ok but not great. The grill can be lit without the ignition system, but for $12 I figured what the heck. This grill was $500 new and their current model of it is that same price. Since I have decided to keep it I might as well be happy with it at the same time :)
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I'll be watching this, thanks for posting the clean up. This fall I will overhaul mine, too. Needs new knobs, ignition and grill. Replaced the flavour bars a couple of years ago. My 10 year old burner looks better than some one and two year old burners (not Weber) I've seen. Bought a back up old Weber for when this one dies, should overhaul it at the same time while parts are easy to find. Love these grills.

P.S. Where are you getting the parts so cheap? I'm thinking of doing some cross-border shopping.
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P.S. Where are you getting the parts so cheap? I'm thinking of doing some cross-border shopping.
I'm ordering my parts from Amazon.com but I'm buying Weber branded parts.
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Watch for parts on CL. They show up here every once in a while. I think some things like burners are generally often interchangeable across the years. For flavorizers there is a guy who sells them on ebay. There is also a a seller who often has parts on ebay.

I've also ordered from eReplacementParts.com.

If you do order from Weber, there are times when they do free shipping (like around Father's Day.)
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I got the painting of the outside of the base and the side panels on the lid done this afternoon. Tomorrow I'll go to the hardware store to look for replacement nuts and bolts in stainless steel and then start putting it all back together.
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Almost finished!



Some new burner tubes....



New ignition...
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Shiny new stainless steel grills and she's done!
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Beautiful job, thanks for sharing!
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Nice job, it looks great!
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