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zavod44

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A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« on: October 28, 2012, 08:24:44 PM »
So I got this 26 a year ago.  It is one of my main everyday of cookers.  I try to keep this one up to modern standards and keep this in the fight.  I have made a few mods to this already.  I added a therm from a Weber Summit, I added a slide aside, new legs and wheels, new triangle, and of course new handles.  I also added the ash catcher, I added the new style vent wheel so I could have that little plastic thing so I didn't burn my very tender fingers.  Even got a Graycort CI grate.  Well I happened to find a set of inserts from a new performer for the wheels.  So last week I was able to modify the wheels to accept the inserts and do a mini mod to the old Fleetwood.  So I thought I would share a few pics of the upgrade.










Don't know what else I could add but I'll keep looking....



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Jeff

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #1 on: October 29, 2012, 03:28:23 AM »
WHen you added the new ash collector....did you find that the spacing on the leg sockets is different than a 22?
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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #2 on: October 29, 2012, 04:29:06 AM »
Yeah, What Jeff Said. I really need to know as my 26 needs an ash pan.
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zavod44

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2012, 08:41:00 AM »
It doesn't even matter, I used the older style bracket that attaches in the middle and clips to the ring.  So I didn't even care weather the legs lined up, and to answer the question, no they are not even in the realm of lining up.

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #4 on: October 29, 2012, 07:37:06 PM »
OK.. I don;t think you answere all the questions.
is the ash bucket on a  22 the same size as a 26?
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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #5 on: October 29, 2012, 07:57:46 PM »
OK.. I don;t think you answere all the questions.
is the ash bucket on a  22 the same size as a 26?

Having never seen a 26 in person
Id still say NO!!
« Last Edit: October 29, 2012, 07:59:21 PM by Golly »
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glrasmussen

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2012, 08:08:51 PM »
It it is off and old OTG. If you blow up the pic you can see the bracket.

zavod44

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2012, 08:55:54 PM »
The ash catchers are the same on the new 26 as they are on the 22, the old 26 never had the ash bucket.  The new ones have a little part on them to catch the tabs from the ring....pay attention AJ..

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #8 on: October 30, 2012, 05:58:15 AM »
Ummm...
I understand completely..but
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Jeff said, WHen you added the new ash collector....did you find that the spacing on the leg sockets is different than a 22?
So, did you answer that question?
I am aware that only new 26er's ever had the bucket.
I ama aware that the old 26ers did not.
I am aware of the 2 different styles of buckets.
I am aware that "Blue" is probably your favorite color..
I know that Tuesday is preceded by Monday..
What we don't know is if the bucket from a 22 is the same as on a 26.
Was the spacing of the leg sockets on an older 26 the same as a 22?
So, the final burning question is, will you tell us?
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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #9 on: October 30, 2012, 06:13:43 AM »
So, not wanting to wait on Brain. I went to the Weber site. looked up a 26.75. Circa 2009 per their info. The parts are the same as a 22.  Which means the leg sockets are spaced the same on a newer 26. The older 26 is likely to be the same.
Here is the parts list:
A  54780  Assembly guide, 26.75" One-Touch Gold, USA 
B  54777  Charcoal owners guide, US 
W  63047  Heat shield for handle 
W  80605  Hardware pack for charcoal grills, Hubcaps and legcaps 
W  987101  Replacement hubcaps (pack of 3) 
1  80672  Handle kit w/shield, '10 
1  80671  Handle kit, charcoal, qty 1, '10 
2  80669  Lid assembly, 67cm Premium, black 
3  63039  Hinged cooking grate, 26" 
4  62423  Char-Basket assembly (qty. 1) 
5  63040  Charcoal grate, 26" 
6  80767  Bowl for 26.75'' One-Touch Gold, black 
7  80671  Handle kit, charcoal, qty 1, '10 
7  80557  Handle kit w/hooks, gray, '13 
8  63038  Ash catcher handle 
63093  Ash catcher assembly for 22.5" charcoal grill, '12  9  85531  Ash catcher bowl for 22.5" charcoal grill, '12 
10  63042  Rear legs for 26" One-Touch Gold (qty. 2) 
11  63041  Front leg, 26" One-Touch Gold 
12  88743  Hardware kit, hubcaps/leg cap, '10 
12  80605  Hardware pack for charcoal grills, Hubcaps and legcaps 
13  63047  Heat shield for handle 
14  63044  Lid damper assembly 
15  63027  Bezel for thermometer 
15  91384  Thermometer 
16  63046  One-Touch Cleaning System, 26" 
17  63045  Hardware-lid bale/brackets, 26" One-Touch '09 
17  63049  Hardware for lid support 
18  63093  Ash catcher assembly for 22.5" charcoal grill, '12 
18  85527  Ash catcher ring for 22.5", '12 
19  63050  Wheel, 8" diameter 
20  987101  Replacement hubcaps (pack of 3) 
21  80735  8" wheel w/logo, silverette 
22  63097  Triangle for 26.75" One-Touch Gold, '12 
410  54228  Charcoal user guide (NAFTA) '12 
410  54247  Assembly guide, One-Touch Gold, '12 
470  987101  Replacement hubcaps (pack of 3) 
470  63045  Hardware-lid bale/brackets, 26" One-Touch '09 
470  63049  Hardware for lid support 
480  63046  One-Touch Cleaning System, 26" 
480  80671  Handle kit, charcoal, qty 1, '10 
480  80672  Handle kit w/shield, '10 
510  7574  Cover, full-length heavy-duty vinyl, for 26'' One-Touch Gold 
510  6454  XL drip pans (5 pack) 
510  7402  Charcoal dividers (pair) Fits 18.5" and larger 
510  7403  Charcoal briquet holders (Pair) 
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zavod44

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2012, 06:56:18 AM »
If anyone ever wondered why I give you a hard time.........Can you please go roll a fatty and get back to the hammock and stop acting a damn fool?  People here are trying to enjoy themselves, they can't do that with your eye searing posts that make no sense.  Next time can you just put a link to the Weber schematics site?  It will save us all a headache...It prob took you two hours to type all that crap with two fingers...

The legs are far enough apart that they don't really interfere with the ring.  I really had no issues installing this mod.  I am declaring this inquisition over, or at least I'm done with your drunken interrogation.  I'll post a picture this weekend so you can stifle yourself...now go to Bakersfield and get that Seville already!


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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #11 on: October 30, 2012, 08:24:43 AM »
Nice mod/upgrade, Brian! One question for anyone that knows, during the flat top 26 era, did Weber only make the twist style ash pan on the 26"s? Or did they make bigger full discs like on the post 1987 22.5's? Just curius.

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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #12 on: October 30, 2012, 07:17:18 PM »
Man, you don't got to get so mean!
Here's the link  Pardon my simple "Cut and Paste"
Like no one here knows how to go to Weber and do some research?
Why must I answer your questions? Hmmmm?
You still did not answer the question, but I didn't expect you to..
Maybe I can try to communicate at a level you may understand..
googoo gaagaaa poopoo.. Make sense now?

http://help.weber.com/schematics/browse.aspx?model=781001

Here is the schematic link to a pre 2000 26" kettle.
Note the ash pan description says its for a 26.
Wish I could find out if its bigger or the same as a 22.

http://help.weber.com/schematics/browse.aspx?all=1&model=81001

Here's my "Cut and Paste" for the kiddies!
Parts List View All Seq# Part# Description
A  30411  Instruction sheet for One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. USA. 
B  62620  Charcoal User Guide 
D  80605  Hardware pack for charcoal grills, Hubcaps and legcaps 
D  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
1  87401  Screw 1/4-20 x 5/8" slotted truss head, zinc 
2  63070  Damper kit, '10 
3  87605  Flat washer 1/4 inch 
4  87505  Acorn nut 1/4-20 inch 
9  60601  Ash catcher for 26-3/4 inch charcoal kettle. 
11  87201  Leg cap tube, white 
12  80671  Handle kit, charcoal, qty 1, '10 
13  80671  Handle kit, charcoal, qty 1, '10 
14  80671  Handle kit, charcoal, qty 1, '10 
15  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
16  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
17  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
18  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
19  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
20  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
21  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
22  60701  Ash catcher clips (pack of 3) 
23  70182  Rear legs, 18/22/26" (set of 2) 
24  63050  Wheel, 8" diameter 
25  987101  Replacement hubcaps (pack of 3) 
26  63097  Triangle for 26.75" One-Touch Gold, '12 
410  30411  Instruction sheet for One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. USA. 
410  62620  Charcoal User Guide 
470  80605  Hardware pack for charcoal grills, Hubcaps and legcaps 
470  80810  Hardware for the 26-3/4 inch One-Touch Charcoal Kettle. 
470  60701  Ash catcher clips (pack of 3) 
510  7402  Charcoal dividers (pair) Fits 18.5" and larger 
510  7574  Cover, full-length heavy-duty vinyl, for 26'' One-Touch Gold 
510  8411  Lid holder for 18.5/22.5" kettles, SS 
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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #13 on: October 30, 2012, 07:24:17 PM »
Another drunk post by AJ lol payback
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Re: A mini mod for the Fleetwood
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2012, 07:57:27 PM »
LOL! But who needs item 62620?