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|10-16-2013, 09:45 AM||#1|
Is lookin for wood to cook with.
Join Date: 02-25-13
Location: Pembroke, Bermuda
Genesis Silver B new legs
In Bermuda a Spirit is $900. I found this old Genesis on emoo.bm for $100. I just had to put a little work into it. Normally I cook with charcoal, however when I come home for lunch I don't have enough time to get a load of coals going, so I use the gas grill to cook my lunch.
It has a bit of rust, the casters were falling out. Here is a quick fix.
Parts I used to make the new legs:
1 36 inch piece of square tubing with an inside diameter of 1-1/4
4 1/4 inch 3-1/2 long stainless steel bolts
8 stainless steel washers for the 1/4 bolts
4 stainless steel locking nuts.
1 can of spray paint
These grates and flavorizer bars are so rusty they are falling apart. The grates flex down when i try to flip a burger.
I used a plastic paint scraper and a wire brush to clean it up. The igniter had rusted out, so I put a new one in.
New warming rack, basket, flavorizer bars, grates. I used the porcelain coated flavorizer bars with stainless steel cooking grates. Initially the basket was a bit short. I bent the prongs out so it would fit correctly. It swings like it should.
I picked up a 36 inch piece of square tubing with an inside diameter of 1-1/4 at the hardware store for $5. I marked where I wanted it cut and took it to a metal shop. They cut it for $6. I used flat black spray paint to paint it because it was only $4, while glossy was $12. I then used 2 u-bolts to hold it in place and marked where I wanted my 2 bolts. I removed it to drill the two holes. I then used the u-bolts to hold the new leg in place while I drilled the holes into the old legs. This was I didn't have to worry about my measurements or angles being wrong.
I used the u-bolts to hold the 2 new legs together while I drilled the holes. This way they will be identical, no drill bit walking. You can see I have inserted the caster inserts on the right side already. It was a bit tight, so I used by crescent wrench as a hammer. Light tapping did the trick.
Final coat of spray paint. I did it this was so I didn't get paint everywhere and I didn't have to turn them. I just used 2 bic pens and did a clove hitch to hold them up.
This is how the bottom looked when I was done.
Lamb kabobs. MMMMMMMM