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RottiGuy

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #15 on: April 14, 2017, 10:39:04 AM »
Wow, great score!!!

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #16 on: April 14, 2017, 12:55:09 PM »
Nice find. I havent noticed a 26'r with that shape and spin markings  before.
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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #17 on: April 14, 2017, 01:35:22 PM »
I did notice the circumferential spin marks/ripples on both lid and bowl. Once I get it cleaned up I'll post better pictures.
  Any idea what year this one is?


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Travis

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #18 on: April 14, 2017, 01:58:19 PM »
Around a 73 or 4.


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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2017, 02:31:20 PM »
Travis, I think I'll call it a 1974 as it the same year I was born. Thanks


  I found this photo of another spun 26" lid that is similar to mine. This one is a 1974 Aritrocrat



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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2017, 04:29:29 PM »
Steal of a deal for $35, imo!
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LiquidOcelot

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2017, 04:39:27 PM »
if your in cali and ever wanna move it along down the line I'll be more than happy to give it a home

Darko

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2017, 07:37:43 PM »
That is sweet! Congrats.

Craig

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2017, 07:44:13 PM »
Awesome Fleetwood!

UserGone

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Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2017, 12:05:09 PM »
Thanks for all the replies. I didn't know these MBH Fleetwood 26ers were sought after. This one isn't in pristine condition but should clean up good and will make a good cooker with little effort "as is".
Today I've decided to take it a step further and attempt my first Weber Kettle refurbish/restoration on this 26er. 

    clean & degrease kettle
    sand, stain and varnish wooden handle
    sand & polish aluminum legs
    find a correct ash pan
    metal work
      - pop dents out
      - reshape lid and bowl edge
      - rust repair
    paint chip touch up


 I'm not a welder but have always wanted to learn the trade. Last year my Wife gave me a very nice portable mig welder as a gift. She knew that my project vehicle that Ive had for the past 10 years needs a lot of patch work.  I hired out the major structural weld repairs and that been taken care of. This new Miller welder is  capable of doing more than I'll ever be able to handle. I'm still learning and have been practicing on thin 18 gauge metal.  I haven't tackled any repairs on my old truck yet but I will in the next few weeks. Been waiting for warmer weather and it's finally arrived.
I'll soon find out what gauge metal this Fleetwood bowl was made out of. I'll post progress pics of this kettle. Wish me luck!





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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2017, 03:08:59 PM »
 I'm surprised the original wooden handle isn't cracked beyond repair. The two rivets had loosened away and the upper and lower wooden pieces were being held by electrical tape.
  I began sanding the weathered and stained wooden handle starting with 150 grit, 180, 220, 320, 400 and stopped at 600 grit.
 


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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #26 on: April 16, 2017, 01:50:46 AM »
$35 all day long! What are you going to use on the handles?


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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2017, 03:45:01 AM »
 I had some Minwax Classic Oak stain and used this fast drying clear satin finish.




 


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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2017, 07:03:58 AM »
Nice, good stuff!

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Re: Fleeteood Good Friday
« Reply #29 on: April 24, 2017, 03:12:41 AM »
What is the flat spot on the bottom of the bowl???


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