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Raindog

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Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« on: July 02, 2023, 04:40:10 PM »
Maybe saved this from scrappers but now not sure what I should do with it. It's pretty beat up. Grates are thrashed, lid handle broken and held on with nuts and bolts, ashpan missing, 2 of the daisy wheels are not secured to kettle. The upside is the triangle and leg sockets are solid. The wheels have a few cracks but the caps are there. I have an A code black 26 in really nice shape so I didn't/don't need another but can't decide between restoring, selling/trading or parting out. What do you all think?


Mr.CPHo

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2023, 05:03:05 PM »
Nice patina on that Fleetwood.  I hope you restore it or trade/sell to someone who will.  These old three-wheeler 26íers are awesome for low-n-slow cooks.  Perhaps reattach the vents and cook on it at least once before you decide. 

JEBIV

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2023, 06:00:59 PM »
She has good bones!

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Zrschaef

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #3 on: July 02, 2023, 07:14:42 PM »
I'd love to have something like that, where are you located?

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Raindog

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2023, 08:27:52 PM »
I'd love to have something like that, where are you located?

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Pezdogs

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2023, 09:51:26 PM »
That's a nice grill, good save

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bladz

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2023, 05:12:30 AM »
Someone would be happy to add that to their collection.  Those donít come along very often.  If you donít have the time or desire to restore, it should be easy finding someone who does. 


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michaelmilitello

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2023, 07:30:08 AM »
Beautiful old 26.  I have itís brother.  Keep it.  Wonderful low and slow machine as [mention]Mr.CPHo [/mention] says. 


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JEBIV

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2023, 09:30:27 AM »
I say keep it, they are grate grills
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Craig

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2023, 09:41:30 AM »
That being a thumbscrew era. I would lean on the side of restore it and keep as much original as possible.


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Raindog

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #10 on: July 03, 2023, 10:39:26 AM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Tips on freeing up the thumbscrews? 

Craig

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #11 on: July 03, 2023, 11:22:28 AM »
Iíve used PB blaster to free them up


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LightningBoldtz

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #12 on: July 03, 2023, 11:53:25 AM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Tips on freeing up the thumbscrews?

I have had to resort to heat and...........candlewax if you can believe it
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Raindog

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #13 on: July 03, 2023, 12:00:24 PM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback. Tips on freeing up the thumbscrews?

I have had to resort to heat and...........candlewax if you can believe it


Really? Get them real hot and melt candle into threads?   I'll probably try PBB first but good to know for plan B. Thanks.

bladz

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Re: Thumbscrew WW 26 What to do with this?
« Reply #14 on: July 03, 2023, 12:21:44 PM »
You may have to spray  a shot of PB Blaster everyday for a few days.  Give it time to do itís thing.


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