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Monday, September 10, 2012

The Restoration Continues

I'm kinda tired so will keep this brief. The restoration of the 413G Coleman stove continues. I tackled the gas tank, its fittings, and the grill. Afterwards came the gas burner assembly. The grill alone took three hours but I believe it came out well.

I'm proud of the gas tank. Never thought I'd get all the rust from inside the tank but finally after repeated applications of brake cleaner and gasoline and then alcohol she ran clear. In the photo she's wears her first coat of paint. She's pictured upside down with her brass parts taped or removed.

As always I can't seem to shoot a clear focused photograph to save my life. Sorry.

I believe I have the correct color. Sure is bright and pretty. See the little tabs at the top of the tank, good, that's where you'll find a date code. Remember, she's shows her tail...

And here's the grill. Simple enough isn't it...but trust me it took me three hours of hard work to clean her to the point where I could take it inside for a hot soapy bath. This is her first coat of paint too. Grills are a pain to paint.

Above are the bottom and top burner assemblies, screws and nuts. They, along with the grill are painted with silver 1200 heat resistant paint. The inside burner plates and waffles are not painted, just gently cleaned with a bit of steel wool.

So there....

Stephen

18 comments:

  1. it's so wonderful when precious time is spent cleaning up and caring for a really beautiful object...i love her...she is beautiful again because of you, dear sweet Stephen-blurry-pictures...all because of you!

    your friend,
    kymber

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    1. Ah, sweet kymber, it's just a time killer for me. I get lost in the details. If possible I'd be in the garage now, but it's two in the morning and the noise might wake the neighbors...thanks, sweetheart.

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    1. Isn't she though...thanks, my friend.

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  3. It's looking pretty good already. Nice work, sir.

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    1. Thanks, my friend. Little more paint then it's reconstruction. Take care.

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  4. That looks mighty nice. Meanwhile, I need to go check my prescription on my contact lenses.

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    1. Sorry about the blurry picture...I think my hands shake or I jerk when I snap the photos...thanks, Bubba.

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    1. Thank you, PP. It's fun and keeps my mind busy.

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  6. So, When that thing is all restored are you going to really want to use it and mess it up? :)

    All kidding aside , it looks good and I'm sure when it's done it will be better than new.

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    1. Probably, maybe, not sure, might...or, I'll sell it or give it away. I have another. It's a replacement for one I lost in the flood. I like three of everything. Now I'm at four with another very old Coleman on the way. Thanks, my good friend.

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  7. Hey shipmate, I might have to call you when I obtain an older jeep and have you paint it for me. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks, Bubba...you buy the paint and I'll spray it.

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  8. So, you must be the Coleman Whisperer....

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    1. Nah, I yell. It just listens carefully to my instructions. Thanks, my friend.

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  9. Another blogger who does that sort of restoration work is The Reluctant Paladin. Over on his sidebar you'll see listings for "antiques" and "workshop" if you wish to look at some of his past projects.

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    1. You know, Bob, I once had him on my blog list then he seemed to quit. Perhaps I should give him another try...he's a nice guy and I was really interested in his restoration of a motorcycle...thanks for reminding me. Take care.

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