Genesis Platinum cabinet idea

Jon Tofte

TVWBB Platinum Member
OK, so I have had only limited time to work on grill projects, but little by little I am making progress on my personal Genesis Platinum. I am not trying for museum piece or "flip" appearance. Rather, I want a "daily driver" grill that is easy to use and able to withstand our wet salty air conditions. I picked up a somewhat abused Platinum some time ago and have been working on it when I can. Bruce traded with me to provide me with enough durawood slats to fulfill my idea for the bottom of this grill. I purchased a 6' aluminum z-bar from McMaster and cut it to help make two bottom trays that won't rust or rot and go with the Platinum look.



I am trying to keep close to a stock look on this grill, including keeping the front doors and cabinet, so I put a lot of work into drilling out the stainless cross bar I put in to replace the bottom tray that served as both a bottom and a horizontal support/door frame holder. It was tough going with this stainless, even with the right bits. You can see the high heat darkening around the two plugs that serve as catches for the front doors that I am keeping. I am planning on reusing the small right side cabinet piece that I have treated for rust and plan to paint with high heat silver. I did the same for the drip pan holder as you can see.



Replacing the other cabinet parts is still a dilemma. I wish I could get replacements made from stainless since they would work on this project as well as similar Silver and Gold Genesis grills of this period. I would even use aluminum. No time or funds now, but I plan to do some research and will post any updates that I find. Meanwhile, with the right side piece installed and doors closed it looks like an original. I will post some more pictures if my Platinum gets through Dorian!
 

Bruce

TVWBB Olympian
Sorry Jon, I can't help you out this time. Yah, that is duct tape holding the left front leg in place.

 

Jon Tofte

TVWBB Platinum Member
Sorry Jon, I can't help you out this time. Yah, that is duct tape holding the left front leg in place.

Wow! I thought that only happened here and other salt air places. Well, the nice thing is that the frame is relatively impervious to it all. Strip it down and you still have an awesome foundation...maybe for one of those Skylines:smilekettle:!
 

Stefan H

TVWBB All-Star
I have a similar idea on the Platinum I just got for free. But I was thinking about some cedar wood to offset the SS. No limits to the creativity here.
 

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