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    TVWBB Fan JKim in MA's Avatar
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    Picked up a donor redhead, it's a bid of an oddball

    So I have been rehabbing a '96 Genesis 1000 which has been chronicled here

    It was buttoned up as a "Faux Skyline" when I came across yet another grill, a redhead. I took the redhead home and put the lid on what used to be the Faux Skyline (don't worry, I have several extra lids). I now have another grill to work on.

    Here's the redhead donor:



    A couple things to note:

    1) NO casters, only 2 wheels
    2) Shallow cookbox (five 22.5" flavorizer bars)
    3) The burners/control panel appear to be compatible with 2002+ Genesis Silver models
    4) ONE frame connector tube tying the 2 legs together and not 2.

    The serial number comes back as a 1998 Spirit 900, I guess similar to Jeff MA's Spirit 700 but with wooden tables.

    Interestingly enough, the legs are drilled for 2 frame connector tubes, and I happen to have an extra connector tube lying around, so I "converted" it to 2 tubes this evening.

    Not that there was anything wrong with the 1 tube system, but making this change also lets me add a Genesis Silver wire shelf.

    More pics to follow.
    Last edited by JKim in MA; 09-12-2017 at 07:27 AM.
    2002 Genesis Silver B, 2004 Genesis Gold C, 1996 Genesis 1000
    Projects: 1998 Spirit 900, another 2007 Spirit E210 (#2)

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    Here's a quick update... Chris was nice enough to send me the Durawood shelves for pretty much the cost of shipping and they arrived superbly packaged.

    I converted one of the shelves into a swing table, and the other Durawood table that had a warped slat was repaired using parts from another Durawood table that I had.

    The Skyline lid + condiment rack were added in. Other than the igniter and the regulator, every part on this grill was free or I had it lying around. I am thinking about putting it up for sale so I threw in good set of used cast iron grates.

    I also added a spare Genesis Gold manifold that has the 270-degree sweep valves and a matching 270-deg control panel. It will be an awesome grill for the next owner... if I can bring myself to part with it.





    Last edited by JKim in MA; 09-17-2017 at 12:16 PM.
    2002 Genesis Silver B, 2004 Genesis Gold C, 1996 Genesis 1000
    Projects: 1998 Spirit 900, another 2007 Spirit E210 (#2)

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    Looks very nice

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    Very well done
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    Great job on that.

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