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Old 04-27-2013, 12:42 PM   #1
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Join Date: 04-23-13
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Default CL Performer resto complete (lots of pics)

Here is the original grill I bought off of C.L. for $35. It was in decent shape, but for some unknown reason the previous owner painted the kettle flat black:

Here it is after I took it completely apart, steel wooled the kettle, painted the cart, replaced all nuts, bolts, and screws with stainless steel, cleaned and seasoned the searing grate, etc.

The searing grate that came with it is worth the price I paid for the whole unit. It is a rectangular piece that sits inside of the circular grate. The sides of the grate lift so you can add more fuel while cooking. In addition to this grate, I purchase a new SS cooking grate as well for fish, etc.

The old and the new:

I have $35 into the grill purchase, $22 in new stainless hardware (I splurged), and a new hinged, stainless steel cooking grate (weber part number 3070784) for $30. Still need to buy a cover and then I am off and cooking!
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:45 PM   #2
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Nice score and a great restoration. Looks great.
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:13 PM   #3
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Looks really good. But after a few beers and looking at your pictures upside down...woah!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:12 PM   #4
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A great restoration....Great job
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:35 PM   #5
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That looks brand new. Jealous i didnt pick it up now, lol.
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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Way to go, thanks for returning that beautiful gal to her former glory!
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Old 04-27-2013, 04:44 PM   #7
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Nice job on the restoration and nice score!
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:01 PM   #8
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what a great resto. surprise ! its blue !
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Old 04-27-2013, 05:21 PM   #9
somebody shut me the fark up.
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Nice job. I used to have one of those cast iron searing grates. Keep it inside when not in use. Even well seasoned, they rust easily.

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Old 04-27-2013, 05:55 PM   #10
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Very nice work! I saw that and passed as we are visiting out here and there just isn't room to get it home. Did you see the Weber Sequoia in Fair Oaks on CL? Please save it!
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:00 PM   #11
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Sure looks good! Nice job!
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:04 PM   #12
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Looks awsome! That really turned out great considering the shape it was in and being painted. Like that searing grate also
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Old 04-27-2013, 06:33 PM   #13
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I don't get why they painted it in the first place if it looked like that underneath. It looks Great now.
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:13 PM   #14
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Well done!!

Is the searing grate a Weber product?
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Old 04-27-2013, 07:46 PM   #15
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Woo Hoo! Great save.
I wonder at some time if it wasn't stolen and painted black to decieve anyone looking for it.
I dunno... prolly just me.
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