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Another 1950’s BBQ (Big Boy BBQ)

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Mel and I were cruising Craigslist when I decided to search for vintage BBQ’s and SHAZAM!  We came across a 1950’s Big Boy BBQ.  This one is similar to the 1963 Royal Chef I recently restored.

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The above picture is from the catalog and shows the particulars including the original price of $79.95.

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I emailed the owner and had the pleasure to meet a gentleman by the name of Shaun.  He has a passion for things from this era just like Mel and I.

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As you can see above, the compartment above the grill opens up and can be used as a warming tray.

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That red knob in the picture above is to adjust the level of the briquettes which in return adjusts the heat.

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This is the rotisserie and appears to be in good shape.  I’ll clean it up, oil it and with some luck it will run like new.

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This grill had many of the original accessories including these way out tongs.

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This BBQ also came with a lot of other accessories that are listed in the Big Boy BBQ book.  Here is what else came with this awesome grill:

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Here are the two books that came with this grill:

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I plan to keep the grill original and paint it silver with red accents.  This should be a fairly easy resto and I hope to start on it soon.

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8 responses »

  1. I recommend using Rust-oleum High Heat. I used it on my BBQ, and it never looked better.

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  2. I just bought a Big Boy BBQ grill yesterday and it is in very good shape.it has the fire rake and the split basket . I woukd like to find a buyer fot it. It would not need muvh yo restore it. The power cord is cracked in several places and there is a little rust on it. Any idea where I might find a buyer?

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  3. I just bought a Big Boy BBQ grill yesterday. It is in very good shape. It has a little rust and the power cord is cracked in seversl places. It has the fire rake and the split basket. I would like to find a buyer for it. Can you help me? Thanks, Frank

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  4. I have this grill. Where do I find a replacement rotisserie for itself

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