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    I just bought two from PJP marketplace.com
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    A good price and they are quick to ship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce View Post
    Great job on the Jr and with RCP grates, you made your money back twice over right there.

    Good luck with the Genesis 1000 rehab. I think you will find it to be a great grilling machine.
    Thanks! I'm sure looking forward to restoring it to the original specs. The frame on my parts 1000 has the swing up table that has a slide up arm to secure the table. My Jr. just has a rod that you secure it with when it's open. Is the sliding arm the norm on the 1000's?

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    Usually on my restores I strip everything down and do a complete repaint but on the Junior everything is extremely clean. As a matter of fact this, as well as my Spirit 700, were the cleanest grills I have redone. I would have to say this grill was used very little and probably spent most of it's time in a shed or garage during it's past 30 years life.There is absolutely no rust in or on the bottom vertical tube legs, a rare site indeed.

    When the former owner shipped it to me he removed all of the bolts in the Cook Box, this includes the Drip Tray Rail screws as well as the Burner Tubes screws. The screws are not rusted at all. Unbelievable for a grill of this age.

    I washed the frame, scrape down some light surface rust on a couple tubes, and touched up a couple areas and it was good to go. Even the tank decal is mint.

    I lightly sanded the Cook Box and repainted it using Krylon High Heat.




    I normally go for a less shiny Cook Box and go with Stove Bright Satin Black or Rustoleum High Heat Ultra but on the Jr. the cook box mounts right next to the igniter panel which is more of a semi-gloss so I thought it would blend better.

    I cleaned the original Redwood slats on the shelves, removing some grease stains from them as well as a bit of stain which lightening the stain a bit. I will touch that up before Fall. I was going to replace all the wood with Cedar but once again I want to keep this grill as original as possible.

    I sprayed Fluid Film in the lower frame legs to stop any rust that might form as the grill will be sitting on a cement patio.

    I reassembled the grill using stainless bolts/nuts/screws and replaced the wheel axle with a Grainger 316 Stainless Steel rod. I also replacing the like new original steel drip tray rails with the Aluminum Weber #97783 drip rails like I do on all my restores.



    Jeff
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    Here it is all assembled-



    I threw my brown hood on it's big brother for a side-by-side pic-



    Still got to refinish the Lid side panels and restain the wood but I wanted to get some cook time in on it before then and see how it compares to a full size Genesis.

    Jeff

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    It's starting to get there. It will be nice to have a good looking piece of Weber history. Let us know how it cooks.
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    Jeff, great Jr. and big brother. Does your igniter work on the Jr.? MIne didn't when I got it but a realignment of the spark to a closer span solved the issue.
    Next week I'm sanding 24 wood slats from a doner 1000 and then will stain them for my 1000 Redhead restore. My doner 1000 is NG. Are the burner tubes the same with just a different delivery system to them? They look like the same jet openings.

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    Looking really nice! I, too, am very interested in what you think of the Jr.’s grilling capabilities. I have heard various negative comments about that, although they wouldn’t stop me for one minute from getting one if the opportunity came my way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff MA View Post
    Here it is all assembled-



    I threw my brown hood on it's big brother for a side-by-side pic-



    Still got to refinish the Lid side panels and restain the wood but I wanted to get some cook time in on it before then and see how it compares to a full size Genesis.

    Jeff
    This looks awesome Jeff. And funny side by side.

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    That is a really awesome grill! I'm looking forward to seeing the pictures after the wood is completed. Great story, great looking grill, congratulations!

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    Beautiful, Jeff.
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