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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

I Said It Was Addictive

Here's my next project. She's an old Sears, Roebuck and Company model 427. She was of course manufactured by Coleman.

This model is in Olive. Not sure why but Sears requested several color combinations. I've a blue and black model standing by on a shelf.

Above, as you can see the lower case is filled with rust. This is after I washed her down and cleaned out the old spider webs and roach eggs. She once belonged to my deceased father-in-law, and as you might well imagine, Sweet Wife has an emotional attachment to this piece.

Thought I'd give you a before picture. Notice the tank at the rear.

I'm almost finished with my current restoration. After I complete the gas tank and fire it I'll post a picture...just to make sure I bore you good folks to death.

Stephen

16 comments:

  1. Not bored at all. I was just wondering how you got started on restoring camp stoves.
    Steve

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    1. Thanks, Steve. My friends and I have a 'bunk house' located on a nearby river which recently experienced an historic flood. Our house, which we call 'The Boar's Nest, was under several feet of water - along with my old Coleman camping stove. Since Coleman ceased production of white gas stoves here in America and their current products are Chinese made, I decided to restore old ones and put them back on line where they belong. Current models burn are dual fuel and do not have the BTU output of white gas (or Coleman fuel, same thing) and well, I just like old things.

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    2. So, necessity is the mother of restoration!. I like it. Thanks Stephen.
      Steve

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  2. Your projects aren't boring in the least. Reminds me of things I used to do, when I had a place to do them ... and you do them very, very well.

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  3. It's always a pleasure to see someone do such fine work.
    I don't care if it's a camp stove or an old car.
    As my Father always told me:"ANY job worth doing is worth doing well".

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    1. I agree, drjim...thanks, my friend.

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    1. Thanks, kristine...I just hate to bore folks with what I consider a useless hobby.

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  5. Looking forward to seeing the next transformation.

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    1. Thanks, Sixbears...coming soon to a venue near you.

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  6. So is this the second or third one you are restoring? The last one looked really good when you got it done. Looking forward to seeing this one finished as well my friend.

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    1. This will be my third project. I haven't quite finished the second as I'm waiting for the paint to dry on its tank. Thanks, my friend.

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  7. Oh ya I am stealing your "word verification free blog" sign. If that's OK?

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    1. That's fine, take it. I stole it too. Thanks.

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  8. Just wish I had the same patience and talent for it. Or that you lived next door...

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