Autumn

Autumn

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Done

The restoration is completed.

She even wears a new Coleman logo.

I completely rebuilt her tank. Nice shiny brass.

The finish on the grill is the result of two hard days of labor.

And, she works. See that pretty flame. Not bad for a forty year old camp stove.


Not long after I shot these photos I began to dissemble stove number two, a smaller model. This restoration stuff is addictive. Perhaps after its finished I'll move on to a lantern.

Later

Stephen






48 comments:

  1. Nice! Well done, it looks fantastic.

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    1. Yep, I'm proud of it. Thanks, Bubba.

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  3. Looks good. Much better looking than my old stove. Wonder if it looked that nice when new.

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    1. Thanks, my friend...and I bet your stove, when new, looked just as nice.

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  4. Great job Steven! Now are you keeping the stove or selling it?

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    1. Thanks, Sandy, and I'm not sure..good question.

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  5. Well done! It looks great, and seems to be working better than the new ones (not surprising, really).

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    1. Indeed, the stove does function better because the gas system has been cleaned of gunk and grease and dirt. Rust inside the generator is usually the cause of low volume.

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  6. Stephen, you did a beautiful job. Maybe you should try your hand with a 1946 Knucklehead. I have a question. Where did you get the new Coleman logo? Nice touch. Don

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    1. Don, I haven't the expertise to tackle a bike...but thanks. I purchased the decals from http://www.oldcolemanparts.com/home.php?cat=31

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    1. Thanks, Craig...it's tedious but satisfying work.

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  8. Phyllis (N/W Jersey)September 26, 2012 at 11:08 AM

    Looks really, really good. Any job worth doing is worth doing right! Enjoy using your 'new' Coleman - I can smell the coffee perking already!

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  9. Wow! It looks brand new. Great job.

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  10. Yeah, but now you're going to get egg drippings and bacon grease all over that purty paint job.

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    1. Yes, indeed...but it's bacon after all...

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    1. Thanks, Bubba...don't get any ideas....

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  12. dear sweet one - you outdid yourself - that beauty looks better than new!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. She shows her age, but with grace. Thanks, my friend.

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  14. Looks good! You might go into the restoration business and sell them in your shop!

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    1. Not a bad idea...got a Coleman you'd like to sell for cheap...thanks, my friend.

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  15. Great job, a new hobby to keep your mind busy.

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  16. Looks wonderful! We grew up camping with onethat size, have a3 burner ourselves. I just recently picked up a couple on freecycle. They are pretty battered (well used?) hope I can clean them up to look as nice as yours. My daughters will love them

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    1. Just jump in and clean...be very careful with the burners. And, thank you very much, Katidids.

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  17. Very nice. That is a work of art my friend!

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    1. What a great compliment, thanks, my good friend.

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  18. Dang, Stephen - that looks great! I know very well about how addicting stuff like this can be :)

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    1. Thanks, my friend. It sure has reached out and grabbed a big chunk of me...I really enjoy the work. Hard at it on my second stove.

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