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marengo815

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pre 2000 performer parts
« on: April 20, 2020, 07:34:18 AM »
Hi All. New to the sight. Wondering if any of you wonderful Weber fans can help me? I have a 1995 Performer. I need some parts that Weber customer service says are no longer produced. I'm looking for, (according to my parts list) what are called bottom connectors they connect the wheel frame to the castor frame and hold the bottom rack. Mine have rusted where the bolt connects to them. As a result they are loose and spin and the frame has become wobbly. I have looked all over the internet with no luck. Anyone have any idea where I could find a pair? Thanks for any help!!!!!

SteveMBH

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2020, 08:14:55 AM »
Welcome to the club marengo815!  I think you are talking about the star nuts inside the frame itself.  These can be found at bike shops and I believe the size is 15/16”.  My local bike shop sold me some.

Take the tubing with you and they have a tool that inserts them squarely in the tube.

Share some pics of your project!


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SteveMBH

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2020, 08:17:11 AM »
Pic for reference...


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marengo815

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2020, 08:21:10 AM »
AWSOME!!!!!!

Thanks SteveMBH

I am going out right now to take it apart. Hope that's what it is.
Ill let ya know

JEBIV

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2020, 08:48:32 AM »
Welcome from Doraville, Ga. this is how we help !!
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marengo815

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2020, 09:04:19 AM »
That is what it was. The nuts are rusted away. The tube itself is pretty rusted also. I'm gonna have to get some new 1in square tube as well. I think while I'm at I'm gonna take the whole thing apart and take the frame in and get it power coated.

SteveZ

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2020, 12:29:02 PM »
https://www.mcmaster.com/star-nuts/  1/4 20 are original thread.
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Kneab

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2020, 02:19:19 PM »
Welcome to the Wkc from the far northwest suburbs of Chicago.
Guessing from you name, are you in Marengo IL?
Also if you are replacing the square tubes they have those at McMaster Carr. They carry one with a little thicker wall. Standard one is part# 6527K174  0.060" wall and they carry 0.083" wall part#6527K264

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marengo815

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #8 on: April 21, 2020, 08:18:09 AM »
Thanks all. Ordered new tube yesterday. Just have to order new star nuts and I'll be in business. If it wasn't for you guys I'd still be searching for new parts. Thanks again!!!!!!…..Happy grilling

michaelmilitello

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2020, 03:40:22 PM »
Makes me proud to be in this club when I read this.  The Facebook groups can’t compete with the knowledge sharing here. 


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bamakettles

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2020, 10:47:21 PM »
Welcome from Huntsville, Alabama!  Sounds like you're on the right track.....

SteveZ

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #11 on: April 22, 2020, 04:55:58 AM »
@marengo815 We all like pictures here. Take some before and after restoration pictures.
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DaveG74

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Re: pre 2000 performer parts
« Reply #12 on: April 22, 2020, 01:20:25 PM »
Welcome from just south of Chicago, IL!
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