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Mkrause

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SS performer hardware
« on: June 07, 2017, 05:45:17 AM »
Getting ready to clean up the performer that LightningBoldtz picked up for me from zavod. Does anyone know how the lower square tubing for the shelf support is secured to the frame? I see the bolts on the outside of the perpendicular supports but what do they thread into inside the tubing? They are loose...

Neil_VT00

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2017, 05:48:56 AM »
It's held together with star nuts. Lots of bike stores carry them. 

This should help:
http://weberkettleclub.com/forums/weber-kettles-accessories/replacing-internal-star-nuts/
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Kneab

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2017, 06:09:42 AM »

Tube nuts and material for crossmembers if they are rotten @ mcmaster.com

Mkrause

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #3 on: June 07, 2017, 07:09:26 AM »
Tubes are in good shape. I went to tighten the bolts and they just spun...
« Last Edit: June 07, 2017, 07:13:00 AM by Mkrause »

Mkrause

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2017, 07:10:05 AM »
Thanks I'll try to track down those star nuts.

56MPG

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #5 on: June 07, 2017, 08:20:05 AM »
@Mkrause shoot me a PM with your address and I'll send you a handful FOC.
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Meat_smoke_repeat

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2017, 09:58:41 AM »
otherwise you can purchase a threaded rod so it goes the entire length of the tube and secure with lock nuts on each end. Permanent fix and will never loosen.

toolhead

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2017, 04:01:57 PM »
Tubes are in good shape. I went to tighten the bolts and they just spun...

The star nuts in the cross frame member are rusted out.

Use star nuts to replace the rusted ones.

Id recommend replacing the bolts with ss bolts to help mitigate rusting in the future...that said the star nuts are not ss...but ss bolts will help
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Mkrause

  • Smokey Joe
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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #8 on: June 07, 2017, 04:50:30 PM »
Thanks for all the advice guys! I'm starting the teardown tomorrow, ill be sure to take lots of pictures.... not sure if i should start a new thread for this but does anyone know what cover that's available on amazon fits the ss performer?

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mhiszem

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #10 on: June 07, 2017, 06:32:13 PM »
I think this one will work to. But I haven't had anyone confirm it works with SSP
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010MTYWAM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xBlozb97RYWWY


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Mkrause

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #11 on: June 09, 2017, 06:12:34 PM »
I think this one will work to. But I haven't had anyone confirm it works with SSP
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B010MTYWAM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_xBlozb97RYWWY


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Mkrause

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Re: SS performer hardware
« Reply #12 on: June 09, 2017, 06:16:04 PM »
And i did end up doing the threaded rod. Used 3/8", had to drill out the holes a little and it was a little tricky getting it lined up perfectly but definitely solid. I used stainless cap nuts and washers with loctite.

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