Hello All. I just joined the forum and this is my first post. I purchased a Genesis 1000 in 1997 and still cook on it once or twice a week. I kinda got the bug to buy another one because we're having a new patio installed and I plan to do more BBQ cooking. Last weekend, I saw another redhead on CL and decided to pull the trigger. It's an 1100 made in 1997 and it seems to be in pretty good shape. It was stored in a garage and had the original cover form 1997! I want to send out a thank you to all the posters for the great information that I plan to use in my restoration. Anyway, I have a question and I'd like some opinions on something else. In one of the pics, there is a galvanized bracket...not sure what it's for. Also the durawood boards are gray. My original genesis had the redwood looking boards. Not sure whether to stick with original color or not. What do you guys think? BTW you might notice in the pictures that the original owner assembled the grill incorrectly. The fuel level sticker is on the back of the grill and the drop down shelf doesn't appear to have ever been used because the hole for the prop is on the back and couldn't be installed. Thanks again.