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    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty James View Post
    Looks like a one-handle wheelbarrow of sorts. That must be a 1950's model or something near it.
    1970's, and there was a red model too.
    It has two handles like this one:


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    The only thing that strikes me as odd is that why not do it the other way so there are two wheels at the back? It would roll much better and safer to maneuver.
    It’s a neat concept but, executed in reverse!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Timothy F. Lewis View Post
    It’s a neat concept but, executed in reverse!
    It's executed as an old-school wheel barrow, with only one wheel.


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    I get that Chris, I just think the other two wheel system would be safer, I’ve had a wheel barrow for a long time and I’ve had them go “sideways”.
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    In case you didn't follow the conclusion of this auction, the yellow Ranger wheel barrow grill went for $1975!

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    Does this mean if I take my Weber kettle and put it in my $59 wheelbarrow I can tell everyone that I own a $2000 BBQ? 😂

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard in NS View Post
    Does this mean if I take my Weber kettle and put it in my $59 wheelbarrow I can tell everyone that I own a $2000 BBQ? 
    sure...……..…..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris Allingham View Post
    In case you didn't follow the conclusion of this auction, the yellow Ranger wheel barrow grill went for $1975!
    I knew it would. It is amazing but also kind of sad, because old kettles are no longer a fun thing to find and restore. It is now cutthroat business for well-healed collectors - some even outside the US - who will pay some stratospheric prices for the rarest versions. But even slightly more common old kettles are getting higher and higher.

    My idea is to promote collecting Weber Qs instead! Paint the lids some interesting colors that are available and you can have your own multi-color collection in even less space than kettles require and for a LOT less money. And, there are already a few idiosyncrasies and "unicorns" in the Q world to make things interesting. Just like kettles, there are LP gas, electric, and the slightly rare CharQ charcoal version. And with low hood vs high hood models and already two generations of designs there seems like there is enough to make collecting interesting for people that have to have one of everything!

    I was inspired by the "Pontiac blue" Q repaint posted in the Q section here, so I am going to try that and maybe pickup some more old Qs and try some other colors. They even have yellow engine paint, so maybe I should try putting a Q with that in a wheelbarrow!

    https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?764...-repaint/page3
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    Yep, “Well HEELED” speculators are sucking the fun out of many fields of interest. The musical instrument world has been working out of my reach for years! Things I had gotten for $150 are now going for $1800! It’s ridiculous!
    I have gotten lucky to have found a few reasonably priced things which, through this forum, I have restored a gasser that was nothing more than really dirty. The corpus was easily cleaned and painted. The value of owning and enjoying seems so much more valuable than hoarding and driving prices higher is just sad.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jon Tofte View Post
    I knew it would. It is amazing but also kind of sad, because old kettles are no longer a fun thing to find and restore. It is now cutthroat business for well-healed collectors - some even outside the US - who will pay some stratospheric prices for the rarest versions. But even slightly more common old kettles are getting higher and higher.

    My idea is to promote collecting Weber Qs instead! Paint the lids some interesting colors that are available and you can have your own multi-color collection in even less space than kettles require and for a LOT less money. And, there are already a few idiosyncrasies and "unicorns" in the Q world to make things interesting. Just like kettles, there are LP gas, electric, and the slightly rare CharQ charcoal version. And with low hood vs high hood models and already two generations of designs there seems like there is enough to make collecting interesting for people that have to have one of everything!

    I was inspired by the "Pontiac blue" Q repaint posted in the Q section here, so I am going to try that and maybe pickup some more old Qs and try some other colors. They even have yellow engine paint, so maybe I should try putting a Q with that in a wheelbarrow!

    https://tvwbb.com/showthread.php?764...-repaint/page3
    Why not!! People will buy pretty much anything! THAT would at least have some “Cool factor”!
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