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cubalz

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WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« on: April 11, 2024, 05:39:41 AM »
Hey everybody! I am in need of the front lower frame crossmember for my Gen 1 performer. I believe the front and rear are identical. The internal studs spot welds rusted out on mine. I am willing to pay for the part plus shipping and handling. Please email me vasilj@ilcdover.com with what you have and price. Any help you can offer would be appreciated.

Thanks!
John
1998 Red Gen 1 SS Performer, 2015 22.5" One Touch, 2011 22.5" Original, 2022 Smoke Fire EX6 Pellet, 2018 Red Limited Edition 22.5", Stumps Gravity Feed Charcoal Smoker, Backwoods G2 Party Vertical Smoker

Mr.CPHo

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Re: WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2024, 04:38:51 AM »
Hello, cubalz. To my recollection, the front and back cross members arenít welded.  The star nuts inside the crossmembers tend to fail first. Look at replacing those. 
If you cannot source the crossmember, it may be easier to purchase 1Ē square tubing, cutting to size and using the aforementioned star nuts at each corner.  Good luck and have fun with your restoration.

cubalz

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2024, 04:54:39 AM »
Mr.CPHo, yeah, I still have the complete crossmember, the issue is that the star nuts rusted and fell out of both ends.
1998 Red Gen 1 SS Performer, 2015 22.5" One Touch, 2011 22.5" Original, 2022 Smoke Fire EX6 Pellet, 2018 Red Limited Edition 22.5", Stumps Gravity Feed Charcoal Smoker, Backwoods G2 Party Vertical Smoker

Mr.CPHo

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Re: WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2024, 06:49:22 AM »
This is where I sourced my star nuts in the past: https://www.mcmaster.com/products/star-nuts/tube-connecting-nuts~/

Iím sure I saved a prior invoice somewhere, but this should be a good start. 

cubalz

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2024, 02:45:06 AM »
Thank you. I did not know I could just replace them. I honestly have no clue which size to buy. Can anyone tell me who has done this before?
1998 Red Gen 1 SS Performer, 2015 22.5" One Touch, 2011 22.5" Original, 2022 Smoke Fire EX6 Pellet, 2018 Red Limited Edition 22.5", Stumps Gravity Feed Charcoal Smoker, Backwoods G2 Party Vertical Smoker

dwnthehatch

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Re: WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2024, 04:50:15 AM »
Thank you. I did not know I could just replace them. I honestly have no clue which size to buy. Can anyone tell me who has done this before?

I've done it.  You can use 1" star nuts but 1 1/8" or 1 1/4" are usually easier to find locally. A tighter fit but a little harder to bang in. A 5lb hammer fixes that.

You local bicycle shop will have them in stock.


cubalz

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: WTB: Gen 1 Performer Frame Part
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2024, 05:28:14 AM »
Thanks, dwnthehatch! I really appreciate it!!
1998 Red Gen 1 SS Performer, 2015 22.5" One Touch, 2011 22.5" Original, 2022 Smoke Fire EX6 Pellet, 2018 Red Limited Edition 22.5", Stumps Gravity Feed Charcoal Smoker, Backwoods G2 Party Vertical Smoker