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    Default Old school Weber Genesis BBQ Restoration

    During the summer, we kept using our little portable nexgrill bbq on our back deck. We were tired of bending over and having limited cooking capacity. So I started looking on FB marketplace to find a cheap full size unit. I got a free one from a neighbor and as I was reading about repairs, I stumbled across a community of old dudes who restore old Webers. Low and behold, the next day an old Weber Genesis 1000 showed up on Marketplace and I went and snagged it. Thus began a 4 month adventure in learning how to restore this beast.

    Day I got it. Wood was toast, lots of carbon buildup. Flavourizer bars are shot.







    Disassembly! Took everything apart. Frame needed a full sanding and repaint. Only minor rust. No holes needed filling. The entire frame was treated with phosphoric acid before painting with a high heat enamel.





    The porcelain enameled hood needed a good scraping as did the grease tray. Amazingly no rust on the tray! These are no longer replaceable. After scraping I degreased everything. Took a long time.







    The fire box was in decent shape. Thick cast aluminum, made in the USA. Went through 4 wire brush cups on an angle grinder to take it all off. Stripped the outside as it was chipped and scratched. Repainted with stove bright 2000 degree paint.









    The manifold was pretty gross. It got a full sanding, brass was polished, and all the valves were cleaned and regreased. Came out nice!











    I ripped new cedar for the shelves and sanded the handle. Finished with multiple coats of boiled linseed oil.





    Flame test with updated regulator to fit on modern propane bottles. No leaks! Ignitor works perfectly but the cookbox has a hole you can insert a bbq lighter into as well.





    New flavourizer bars! This old school weber is sweet because it has the deep cookbox that accommodates 13 bars in total helping distribute heat.





    Updated the tank scale to the modern one as I didnt want to custom print the measurement decal that used to be on the frame.





    All done!





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    First off, looks great. How many new part did you have to put on it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ca_Silvia13 View Post
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    First off, looks great. How many new part did you have to put on it?
    It has a new caster wheels, new flavourizer bars, new tank scale and new cedar for the slats. Heat paint was $$$. Im probably well over 50 hours into it
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    My sister's in-laws will hate me for saying it but...

    That'll last forever, and looks way better than any new bbq

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    I'm shocked the gas manifold out lasted all those parts too. Well done man

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    If anyone else wants to do this... I have a similar Webber (if not the same) in gas that you could have for a case of beer...

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    Fucking awesome man!!! You're going to trigger an entire new area of collecting!!
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    I just assumed this thread would be started by @flipstah
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    Once again another useless post by JRSCOOLDUDE.
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    Don't let the e-thugs and faggots get to you when they quote your posts and write stupid shit.

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    Wow that is satisfying af. Super nicely done. Gives me confidence that my 2008 genesis will last me another decade at least. BIFL.

    One upgrade you should give serious consideration to is solid stainless grilles. They're $$$ but compared to the stock stamped steel grilles (and even the cast iron ones depending on your preferences)- but they are amazing.

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    I seriously love how "dad core" beyond has become. Errbody braggin' about their green grass and talkin about grill upgrades.

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    Approved; last of the mighty USA built webbers! Think our lake one needs another overhaul, mice got at it last winter and it’s acting up when you try to turn off a burner to cook indirectly

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    Quote Originally Posted by prae View Post
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    I seriously love how "dad core" beyond has become. Errbody braggin' about their green grass and talkin about grill upgrades.
    I've got the dad bode to boot too. Alot of this was done during my kiddo's naps...
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    Weber forever.

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    Wow this was amazing!!!! Myself, I aint got time for that, so I would of grabbed a new one but that satisfaction of fixing it all up yourself and the first BBQ on it probably feels amazing. bravo dude, bravo
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    This is cool! Solid work.

    I wanted to do this but took the easy way out and bought a new Weber.

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    Love the wood shelves. I bought a used one for $100 this spring. So worth it.

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    Im the one with a learning disability....

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    You guys suck. So much regrets in owning a China-made Genesis now

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    You guys suck. So much regrets in owning a China-made Genesis now
    One of the things I made sure before I bought was it was made in North America still, so luckily my Broil King was still done in Canada in Ontario by OMC.
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    Love the wood shelves. I bought a used one for $100 this spring. So worth it.

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    You got that genesis gold for $100? Damn good deal!
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    Finished my second one. Now to decide which to keep and which to sell. Leaning to keeping the green one and selling the Black propane one.


    When I got it:




    Inside cleaned up:




    Manifold cleaned up:




    And now, here she is!




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