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Unread 04-13-2011, 01:48 AM   #1
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Default Red SS Performer - $20 CL score - Restoration FINISHED! [with pron]

Finally finished restoring the Performer I found on Cl some time ago. It's not completely red, hence the name " ladybug".

Links to my other threads about this project:
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101638
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=101857
http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=102233

I added the Touch-N-Go propane assist (this Performer was originally the non-TNG type). Weber sent me the TNG hardware gratis. I also added a probe grommet mod which was demonstrated by a member of the TVWB forum (cost ~$5!). Had to fab a new ash catcher bar since the old one was rusted and broke.

First cook was a pair of veal chops from Costco (pre-marinated in wine and rosemary - they were deelish!! I love how self-contained the Performer is - propane lighter, charcoal, bbq tools all on board with a sweet SS work surface. First cook was a success - had not done veal chops ever. Indirect heat until they hit 120, then direct heat until internal temp was 135ish. They definitely did not suck.

[My apologies... I still don't know how to add captions for pics]
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Unread 04-13-2011, 08:36 AM   #2
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Gorgeous! Beautiful restoration.
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Unread 04-13-2011, 09:04 AM   #3
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Nice work!
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That is slick
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Great job
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Beautiful.... Brings a tear to my eye...
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Nice job.
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You did a fantastic job!!!!!

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Thanks! My paint job on the bowl is not nearly as impressive as some of the work done by swamprb, but it'll do.

I'm thinking of adding a paper towel holder and a bottle opener- then I can just spend the whole day outside!
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Awesome!
Nice job!
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Looks great, nice pool too! I can just picture myself with a corona watching her grill away.
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She's a beauty...great job!
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Quote:
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Looks great, nice pool too! I can just picture myself with a corona watching her grill away.

Been there, done that. Feels great on a weekend morning.
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Looks really nice
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Nicely done.....
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