I will just leave this here


 

DanHoo

TVWBB All-Star
This one is interesting. I wouldn't spend $500 on it, but. it would be cool for a shop grill.

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Ed Pinnell

TVWBB Guru
This one is interesting. I wouldn't spend $500 on it, but. it would be cool for a shop grill.

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Those toolboxes used to sell for $$$ in the thousands. One of the jet engine mechanics had one that he bought new for $3500 20 years ago. I don't know enough about the toolboxes to tell one from the other but whenever I see Snap-On I see $$$.
 

Jon Tofte

TVWBB Hall of Fame
Ed,
The quality Snap On puts into their tools and toolboxes definitely didn't find its way into the grill they let their logo be stuck on :rolleyes: .

I kept the logo with the idea of using it on a Spirit grill from the time they modernized the look but still kept the classic 3 E-W burner setup. I would swap in a red Genesis hood, uses high heat silver for the end caps and paint the black doors red. The part I haven't solved is how to find trim that looks like tool box handles to make the doors look like thr front of a Snap-On toolbox. I should have tried harder to keep that stuff from the grill I junked, but it wasn't as easy as it looks, and I just wanted that hulk out of my yard!
 

Ed Pinnell

TVWBB Guru
And I gotta think that an outdoor grill is so much more than a stone's throw from a toolbox. Just one look at the faded and burned paint convinces me that no special consideration was given to this conversion. And once again I am left scratching my head and wondering what the heII were they thinking?

[like your platypus...now those are an odd duck IMO...:unsure:]
 

Jon Tofte

TVWBB Hall of Fame
That’s funny! On the Snap-On, I am guessing they just let some company wow them with a lot of shiny - but cheap - flash and took their royalties without a further bit of concern. A total junker in my opinion, and little hope of keeping it going. Scrap metal pike was a fitting end to the one I bought.

On the “platypus” for whatever reason, I absolutely love the look and convenience. Not oversized or hard to maneuver but enough space for food on one side and a Thermoworks Smoke and supplies on the other. Mine is in pieces right now, but it’s return I hope to make extra special. Stay tuned!
 

 

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