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Unread 06-07-2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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New door & Lid handle


Can of Easy-Off to give it the new car shine!


The legs had a lot of rust (steel legs). I power wire brushed them and sprayed with with clear 500 degree engine paint. New nuts & bolts.

Still want to add some side handles and a grommet for the ET732 & IQ110

New lid Weber thermometer should be in next week.
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Unread 06-07-2012, 10:18 PM   #2
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All the other old WSM's are jealous. Nice work.
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, those wheels make it look like it has claws ! looks good enough to cook on.
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, those wheels make it look like it has claws ! looks good enough to cook on.
Saw the idea on the virtual weber website. Thought it would make a better base, so it doesn't tip over. It think they gave it a robot look. R2BBQ!
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It looks really nice.

But the wood handle, steel legs and steel door are what make the very old WSMs unique and collectible.
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It looks really nice.

But the wood handle, steel legs and steel door are what make the very old WSMs unique and collectible.
I understand that steel legs and steel door are a plus. I don't really care for wood handles.
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That looks Great Pappy!
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looking good!
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Where did you pick up the wheels?
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Unread 06-08-2012, 01:09 PM   #10
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Where did you pick up the wheels?
A lot of hardware stores have them. Some were selling them as high as $11 each (wow!). I got these off the shelf at wal-mart for $6 each. Home Depot sells them also.
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Very nice Pappy! Is that a 18" or 22" WSM? If it's a 22, what size of clay saucer did you get for it?
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Very nice Pappy! Is that a 18" or 22" WSM? If it's a 22, what size of clay saucer did you get for it?
Its a 18.5 = 14" saucer

I think the biggest size is a 16". I have one of those in my UDS.
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