After I cleared and organized my work bench I took out the next Coleman stove on my restoration list. She's another 425C, an older model with folding red legs. Oddly enough I can't find a date stamp on the ears. Strange. Anyway, another project is underway.
Warning - I'm about to post a string of pictures..a whole dadgum bunch, be warned.
Before I forget here's a few photos for Vicki. She, and another reader, expressed interest in the little Coleman 502. Vicki, here's mine with full kit and papers. I also took a few pics of my tiny Canadian baby, a Peak.
Here's the 502 with the smaller of the two cook pans atop. The lid serves as a fry pan and the bottom as a deep pot.
Here's the small backpack Peak.
Below, ugly isn't it. The body is beneath the lid, tank behind.
Several hours and two cuts and one skinned knuckle later we arrive here. The first coat of primer.
Like I said, it was a nice day. The weather was perfect and with the garage door open the wind felt fresh and warm. I was able to take the generator out and freshen its fuel and put a load on it for twenty minutes or so. Then there was the fact I had a day off work and didn't even miss it. The time spent with my wife was priceless.
Now, I'm aware for many of you out there this restoration stuff is boring as all get out...sorry. If anyone is interested I'll try and document my progress on the restoration of this little camp stove. It'll take time as I will only work on her in my spare time - probably evenings after work and Sunday afternoons, Lord willing.
Take care, my friends.