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Old 06-21-2004, 01:32 PM   #141
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Life is good! Love the garden pictures and the new lights.

Sooo, any chance you'd part with a control knob from one of your discarded lights?! I've lost one somewhere along the way.

Shocks are next on my list. I'll let you know how hard/easy the replacement goes. We plan to try to DIY and if that fails pull her into the local auto repair shop.
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Old 06-21-2004, 07:29 PM   #142
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Life is good! Love the garden pictures and the new lights.
Sooo, any chance you'd part with a control knob from one of your discarded lights?! I've lost one somewhere along the way.
Shocks are next on my list. I'll let you know how hard/easy the replacement goes. We plan to try to DIY and if that fails pull her into the local auto repair shop.
We can do that..
PM the address..
Maybe you can help me out with some info I need..
Looking for the Model number for Magic Chef, 4 burner stove ..
Any info?
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Old 06-21-2004, 08:01 PM   #143
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Looking for the Model number for Magic Chef, 4 burner stove ..
Ours is #720 W

There should be a plate in the far left hand corner under the burner cover. I believe there are different numbers based on whether it has a window (ours does) in the oven or not.

A couple of weeks ago we bought a duplicate oven for parts (no window Model 720 T) at a AS rally swap meet/auction. We just took both apart last weekend and rebuilt the whole thing from the best of each oven/stove. Also stripped & repainted the top under the burners as it was a bit rusted, cleaned and adjusted everything.

Below are the following:

1) Label from stove with window...number very difficult to read in picture
2) Label from stove w/o window
3) Our stove before rebuild
4) Newly painted top
5) Re-installed...except for the burner cover...you can see the label in top left corner

Hope this helps!

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Old 06-22-2004, 05:54 AM   #144
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Ours is #720 W
There should be a plate in the far left hand corner under the burner cover. I believe there are different numbers based on whether it has a window (ours does) in the oven or not.
A couple of weeks ago we bought a duplicate oven for parts (no window Model 720 T) at a AS rally swap meet/auction. We just took both apart last weekend and rebuilt the whole thing rom the best of each oven/stove. Also stripped & repainted the top under the burners as it was a bit rusted, cleaned and adjusted everything.
Below are the following:

1) Label from stove with window...number very difficult to read in picture
2) Label from stove w/o window
3) Our stove before rebuild
4) Newly painted top
5) Re-installed...except for the burner cover...you can see the label in top left corner
Hope this helps!
Shari
Shari,
Thanks~!!
That's exactly the info I was looking for.
Nice looking work on yours~!
I also have the window door model, which is brown.
Mine has the same rusty area, water perhaps from the window, or "busy kitchen helper"?? lol
On mine, the label was totally unreadable, except for the the number '20'. The first part of it looked like a 'T'..Must've been the '7'..
Would you mind sharing a few pointers on how you took your stove out of the cabinet? From what I seen, there's four screws just under the top cover along the sides..Those have to come out, right? Are there any more that I need to look for? The gas line, I haven't yet seen where or how it''s disconnected..Anything else would be a great help as I'd like to retain this stove in as original config as possible.
I wonder just how many years Airstream used this model?
As it's so very similar to the stove in my 84 Sovereign.
(It, and all my books are down in Va. )
Again, thanks for the help`
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Old 06-22-2004, 08:41 AM   #145
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Just a few

Pictures of the dismal state, that I found this stove in..
Oh why me...
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Old 06-22-2004, 10:19 AM   #146
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There are 6 total screws to get the stove out...the 4 you mention at the top plus two more (one on each side) inside the front door frame. To disconnect the gas, the connection on the left, right beyond the horizontal bar holding the burners is the only place that needs to be undone. Be sure you gas tanks are turn off first.

We had the luxury of having a second stove sitting side by side to try things out on or see how they went together so I didn't take a bunch of pictures, but basically it's pretty simple. I just stripped everything down, clean it, stripped, sanded, primed & painted the top and used chrome polish to remove the rust from the chromed portions. I also painted the gas line part black. then put it all back together. Our oven thermostat was not working so we used the 'new' stove's which works, but needs to be adjusted (200=350) otherwise we'll buy a new one someday (+/-$160).

Below is the donor stove, which was in worse shape than ours.

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Old 06-22-2004, 10:45 AM   #147
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Thanks..

I'd never found, nor thought about, the two inside screws`
Does sound simple..
Good advice about the gas..I suspect I'll end up replacing the gas line in time.
BTW, if you don;t need two of the knobs..I'd like to talk with you about buying them..And, anything else that you feel you might part with..trim, etc
As you can see, your donor stove is in better shape~ lol
You certainly did a great restoration job on your's~
On an entirely different subject.
I'm getting the "stuff" together to re-do the windows.
All in all, this has been quite a process to try and bring some life back to this baby..But, then you know that~
Did someone once say they built these things in a day?? lol
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PM me a list of the parts you may need...I'll let you know what we can part with and what we'd like to hang onto.

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PM me a list of the parts you may need...I'll let you know what we can part with and what we'd like to hang onto.
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Wow - exact same stove as mine, right down to the broiler pan! Shari, what kind of paint did you use and did the crome polish remove the rust from the top?
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Shari, what kind of paint did you use...
I stripped & sanded the original paint, used navel jelly to get the rust off (which didn't work well - thus the sanding/grinding). Then primed it with Krylon spray primer and Krylon spray paint. The cans can be seen in one of the pictures above.
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...and did the crome polish remove the rust from the top?
I used Turtle Wax Chrome polish and it removed all the minor rust on the trim, but some of the deeper stuff didn't come off. I was pleased with the result though...much better than what I started with.

Our stove top was pretty bad from a small fire that was evident by the scorched curtains and bubbled up chrome...we actually took the top to a chrome shop in town (two years ago) and they removed the chrome to the nickel plating below. They said it would not be possible to re-do it, because of some chemical mumbo-jumbo. A new custom one would have to be remade (big $$$). So, it's a nickel finish with a slightly brushed texture...it looks nice, not as shiny as chrome but 'clean' and better than the partially chrome top we started with.

I can take a picture of the top and post it later, probably not until tomorrow though.

Hope this helps...

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Thanks Shari!

I did replace my shocks yesterday and it was a lot easier than anticipated. Removed the old one, quick visit to NAPA and away we went. Also repacked the bearings while I had the wheel off.
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Cool! One step closer to being able to hit the road!

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Still plugging

Day Two: Still plugging away on the stove...
Man..I'd rather cook any-day~than clean this..lol
Finis cleaning the drip pans (whew)..The burner grate have been scrubbed and repainted with HI-TEMP paint. These have been set aside..
The complete oven has been gone over twice. looks very clean..
I took all the shelves, broiler pan out, cleaned same.
The oven door has been cleaned twice now.
Dis-assembled the top stove burners,and the orifices tubings. Will clean these tomorrow and then paint what needs it. The bottom area is still being cleaned, and such a royal pain in the #$*+.
All in all, lots of progress.
BTW, did I say the the new curtains are in??
I think they'll look fantastic, and will brighten up the interior..
Just waiting for the order of SS pin hooks to arrive.
Maybe tomorrow on that`
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