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    Silver C quick refurb

    Hello all,
    thanks for you help.
    I spent about 6 hours and got my silver c looking pretty good.
    Sorry but the links will not post to pics.

    I used the lid and fire box from a donor along with the left hand tables.
    I painted my frame and the donor fire box and end caps.
    Replaced with the rc stainless flavor bars and new burners.
    I need a new grate.. but used my cleaned up stainless ones with spirit cast iron grates for now.


    Started with the old C
    https://goo.gl/photos/TtZHPVUfxN3xGvcS7

    Cleaned and wire brushed and took a left side section of frame from the donor
    https://goo.gl/photos/xotFWp9mZC2sci2g9

    Never going to get this stuff back together
    https://goo.gl/photos/kBBbFPHCwKC76JYP7

    Well maybe... new burners in
    https://goo.gl/photos/z2guMbBEBXCLR2M87

    cleaned it up
    https://goo.gl/photos/f7a4NdTfMSihb5ov5

    side plate in
    https://goo.gl/photos/AY3wHWT3vB3yvqvx7

    Have to add the lid now after it is cleaned and assembled
    https://goo.gl/photos/9pMnPmvQNuioXPrE7

    Lid on
    https://goo.gl/photos/cRUvtFQ5aDKaUCUQA

    Lid is like black glass with lint on it
    https://goo.gl/photos/Lkx5BwDwu6vJoGgm9

    Ready for ignition
    https://goo.gl/photos/66zDuxpP17ARXhUM9

    Test successful
    https://goo.gl/photos/vjfkGdkg83Z4fhb97

    thanks for everyone who helped with this build.
    The only thing I need to do is polish it up a bit more and replace the rear tires and axle with the nicer ones from the donor.
    Of course I want a right side table as well

    thanks Kevin

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    Man that thing cleaned up nicely. How did you do the gray end caps.
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    You do know your grates are upside down in the photo?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Man that thing cleaned up nicely. How did you do the gray end caps.
    The left side I used the donor end caps that were in good shape and just used a bit of simple green, steel wool and paper towels.
    Getting the old left side end cap out caused me to break the old one off as it was seized up in the tube and pull out a section of the rusted frame.
    So I had to cut a section off the donor frame reattach and then slide in the new end cap.

    Due to the drama on the left side, I did not change the right side out and will leave it alone I can find a new end cap/right side table.
    I just simple greened, steel wooled it and masked it when I painted it.

    ... changing out something so simple turned into a big pain.

    Kevin
    Last edited by KevinRH; 09-05-2017 at 09:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LMichaels View Post
    You do know your grates are upside down in the photo?
    Yes.

    I have read a few blogs/articles about the "right way" the grates are to be.
    So yes... I know weber recommends fat side up.... Not sure I always want fat side up depending on what I am cooking.

    thanks Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinRH View Post
    Yes.

    I have read a few blogs/articles about the "right way" the grates are to be.
    So yes... I know weber recommends fat side up.... Not sure I always want fat side up depending on what I am cooking.

    thanks Kevin
    I have it flipped on the thin side also. Good job with the refub.
    Last edited by JKim in MA; 09-05-2017 at 09:33 AM.
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    Kevin, I have had that same problem. I am working on a grill now that I had to steal one from for that same reason. Since this current grill is light one end cap, I had to find yet another donor grill, which I did and nearly destroyed that trying to get it off. I had to cut the frame and then cut the frame off of the end cap with an angle grinder and cutting wheel. I have no idea why a plastic end cap would seize inside the frame like that. Sure, there was rust, but I don't know how that would affect the plastic like that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KevinRH View Post
    Yes.

    I have read a few blogs/articles about the "right way" the grates are to be.
    So yes... I know weber recommends fat side up.... Not sure I always want fat side up depending on what I am cooking.

    thanks Kevin
    That discussion is about cast iron grates which yours are not. Yours are the stamped steel and they are upside down. The CI can be used effectively either way. The stamped are not

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    Looks really good, nice work.
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