Parts are easy to get for those as I have restored a few of them and flipped them. If you are going to keep it check out the flavorizer bars from rcplanebuyer on EBay he sells really heavy duty SS ones for less then Weber. For $60 I think if the firebox and frame are rust free and in good shape I would do it because silver Cs are somewhat rare.
$250.00 seems steep to me. Seller claims they were new for $1000.....I don't think they were near that much when they were current units. I'm going to ask that question about pricing in another thread. Cheers.......I'd grab it for $60.00.
I am interested in the lid (my grill got knocked over by the wind and the cast iron handles broke), the 2 caster wheels and the stainless steel cover, hinge from the side burner. I am willing to offer you $40.00. What is the least expensive shipping to CT, 06460
I used an angle grinder coupled with a cup wire brush...
Used oven cleaner on the first run since I tried scrubbing the gunk and it wouldn't budge...
Parts replaced were:
Flavorizer bars - rcplanebuyer
Burners - got it cheap from Bargain Hunt store
Grates - Bargain Hunt also
Plastic Hinge for the sideburner cover - Weber wanted $5 each. Went to Stewar Bros. hardware and used some automotive plastic fasteners.
so it's been a year...how has the restoration held up?
is the paint flaking or peeling?
are you happy with how everything turned out, is there anything you wished you had done differently?
I'm in the process of doing a similar restoration on a Platinum I 2200...my biggest question is do i paint the frame or leave it, do i paint the firebox or paint it...both are in good shape but dull and faded...
Modern rattle can paints are so good now I don't know why you would not paint the frame. I have been using them extensively and from my experience Rustoleum makes the best rattle can products. I have tried Krylon but frankly even their top of the line product kind of disappointed me. I need a (for what I do) a glass like finish. Krylon just never gets there and runs easily the high end Rustoleum products are so easy and fast and harden to very high gloss. Use a high heat version on the top rails (due to firebox heat) and regular on the others.