Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

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Hamish
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Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Hamish » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:34 pm

...beautiful brown one.

I need to find replacement wooden handles and will give her a touch up and a bit of love but I'm pretty happy :)

That's 2 rigs in one day!
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Gumb

Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Gumb » Thu Apr 02, 2015 10:56 pm

Nice !

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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Hogsy » Fri Apr 03, 2015 6:40 am

Great score!! I love the old chocolate coloured kettles
For new handles try here- http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/
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Hamish
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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Hamish » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:08 pm

Hogsy wrote:Great score!! I love the old chocolate coloured kettles
For new handles try here- http://weberkettleclub.com/weber-handles/
Thanks a lot Hogsy, looks the goods. The step by step restoration advice on that site is invaluable, I cleaned it up a bit today and the enamelling on it is impeccable, they really are built to last.
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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Hogsy » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:18 pm

Good stuff Hamish. Would love to see some pics of it all cleaned up and ready for action
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Hamish
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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Hamish » Fri Apr 03, 2015 7:46 pm

Hogsy wrote:Good stuff Hamish. Would love to see some pics of it all cleaned up and ready for action
Will do!!
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Hamish
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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Hamish » Fri Apr 10, 2015 1:25 am

No pics yet, been busy working the Hark.

But I saw a bargain OTG on Gummy that I had to buy :o

So I'm up to 4 kettles and a Hark

A far cry from some of you legends!!! Though Mrs Hamish is not best pleased
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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by Mixin » Fri Apr 10, 2015 7:33 am

You can do what I have done - start leaving Kettles at friends/rellos places when you've been asked to cook something there. The In-laws have had 2 of mine since Christmas, the bro-in-law another one, and some good friends have yet another. I gave one away about 12 months back too, and have cooked on it 3-4 times since....
So the missus only thinks I have 3 now :)

It's much easier to carry the roti ring & accessories in the boot than the entire kettle!

And the best part - it's encouraging others to get into (in some cases, back into) charcoal cooking.
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urbangriller
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Re: Just picked up a 1983 Weber 57

Post by urbangriller » Sun Apr 12, 2015 12:59 pm

Mixin wrote:You can do what I have done - start leaving Kettles at friends/rellos places when you've been asked to cook something there. The In-laws have had 2 of mine since Christmas, the bro-in-law another one, and some good friends have yet another. I gave one away about 12 months back too, and have cooked on it 3-4 times since....
So the missus only thinks I have 3 now :)

It's much easier to carry the roti ring & accessories in the boot than the entire kettle!

And the best part - it's encouraging others to get into (in some cases, back into) charcoal cooking.
Good work Mixin!

...we should call you Johnny Weberseed!

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