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Old 04-03-2011, 09:17 AM   #901
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I'll show him but I better make sure he's well hydrated first.
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Old 04-03-2011, 09:38 AM   #902
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Have your friend drool some more....
You stated months ago that you could use parts for your 56. Yesterday my cell phone gave notice that I had 7 unheard messages. That seemed strange but I checked them and one was from a stranger that offered me a 55 for free, just come and get it or it'll be scrapped. Panic set in because I didn't know how old the message was. I called and he informed me that the trailer was at the scrap yard. He made a call to see if it was still alive and was told it had been bailed the day before. He did get $.35 a pound for it. He told me it had perfect windows and a good door.The only thing that he took off the trailer were the marker lights because they were cool. What a shame, I have since taken a course on cell phone usage.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:03 AM   #903
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.... I called and he informed me that the trailer was at the scrap yard. He made a call to see if it was still alive and was told it had been bailed the day before. He did get $.35 a pound for it. He told me it had perfect windows and a good door...
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Old 04-03-2011, 01:46 PM   #904
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Scott, not to get your hopes up, but Thursday I am going to fetch a trailer going to the Port. "IF" it is going to be a vending rig, I will be allowed to remove the stove. "IF" it is the right stove it is yours. Tappan, common Tappan. Anything else on the list?

Sorry, I know many of you are looking for parts. I do not like to strip anything from a trailer for any reason, but I want Scott to realize his restoration. For Scott, I am willing to ask. I do have a large shelf of parts, so PM me if you are searching, but I am not going to be taking anything with out the owner being 100% behind it's removal.
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Old 04-03-2011, 06:21 PM   #905
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Thanks Frank for checking on it. Is the rig you're picking up a 63? It seems to be an exclusive 63 item. At this point Frank I'm doing pretty well on pieces that I know of. I need to make the catch that holds the main door open. I'm good on most cabinet hardware now. Need to track down a few byam hooks, I left the holes for them before zolatone because at the time VTS was still selling them. If it is a 63 and is destined for concessions, the trim that goes around the stove would be awesome, I have the left and right, but not the back. I know I can fabricate it if need be but hey if its there and destined for the dump, it would be worth asking.

Thanks again!

On a side note, this evening we should be able to post a picture of the trailer with all the cushions in place. Megan still has some work to do on them, sewing up the ends after getting them stuffed, but they look like cushions now.
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Old 04-03-2011, 10:43 PM   #906
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Well here are a few phone pictures of the progress so far (sorry the lighting sucks). Megan has all the cushions stuffed, but not sewn closed yet so things still look a little loose on the foam. She managed to get all 7 cushions done this week this far, and will spend the next week making all the final touches on these before starting on the curtains.

Still finishing up a few drawers and doors for cabinets, then can finish all the hardware install. If the dang wind will knock it off for a few days I'll get the refrigerator insert painted. Have to fight with the sliders up top and get those in, but its starting to feel more and more like something we could use.

Finished cleaning up and testing the suburban NT-30 that was with the trailer from before the ebay auction. All appears normal. Ordered a new outside cover for the exhaust, then will be modifying the original furnace exterior to cover that.
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Old 04-03-2011, 11:07 PM   #907
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Looks great Scott. Hope we run into you guys camping sometime.
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Old 04-04-2011, 01:37 AM   #908
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Megan did a great job and I like the fabric, can't wait to see it in person. I've got a place saved for you guys in Baker City.
Just thinking of all the places this trailer has been.
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Old 04-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #909
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counters

my formica arrived today, champagne in matte BTW seems to be the closest modern match to the original. I was unable to use the original cabinet because when it was disassembled in Cali the counter was cut where it meets the stove for some reason.

After a few hours of scribing, cutting, gluing and trimming the laminate. Test fit everything, without fasteners. I need to order the right slot cutter bit for the edge banding, the bit I have is two wide a cutter and nobody locally had anything close.
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Old 04-10-2011, 12:36 AM   #910
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Looks brand new Scott!
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Old 04-10-2011, 06:08 AM   #911
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uhm Marc.... Restoration: to return an item to it's original condition.
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Old 04-15-2011, 09:31 PM   #912
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So thanks to many new and old friends on here, I now have in my garage a tappan range, though pretty rough condition its here.

I decided that this should come all they way apart, clean everything and put back together.

Here's a starting picture.

Since it came out of the box, and this picture was taken, I have the side chrome off, they were both crunched on the bottom. I plan to have a sheet metal shop make a couple of these out of stainless for me.

Control panel behind the knobs will be leaving in the next few days for rechroming.

I removed the burners inside (not the controls yet) and removed the outer skin of the stove to get to the insulation, which was shredded in the bottom with a nice pile of mouse droppings. I located, and just am waiting on prices and shipping info new insulation for it from a vintage stove restoration supplier.

I'm working with another forums member that has one of these to hopefully come up with a burner top (as well as the bracket underneith that it hooks to) and burner pans that aren't as pitted as the one I have, because what I have will bankrupt me getting enough copper baths to polish out smooth.

I hope to come up with a better door, this one has no window, which is ok, but has a large chip, and the stove is an odd green color. I'm pretty sure I can repair it and repaint it the more common brown color which goes with everything else we're doing.

My goal is to get this looking as good as new, but not just on the surface.

Stay tuned for more info. BTW thanks for everyone keeping a look out for one of these. I'm not out of the woods yet but it feels good to have a decent candidate in my shop to work on.

Thanks too to Mike for the scans of the Tappan owners manual.
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Ok Frank..... "looks BETTER than new!" Great restoration Scott!
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Old 04-16-2011, 08:02 PM   #914
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Stove work

Well I won't post poo pictures, but wow did the mice living in that range crap a lot. Decided they only way to eat anything out of this thing was to completely take it apart, clean every part and start reassembly.

The outer skin was ground down, rust converter, then recoated with the cold galvanizing.

The oven "tub" had all the burners, cooktop and grates removed. Several hours of soaking and scrubbing and it came out really well.

Completely diassembled, cleaned, repainted brackets and put the cook top back together. The only thing not really finished are the burner assemblies. They are clean, and wire brushed. I'm not real keen on somehow coating these since they will get real hot. None of the high heat paints are food safe that I've found so I may just let the heat of normal use help keep these clean.

Glad I pulled all the gas lines out, the oven feed was rotted where the copper had touched against the steel housing.

exterior of the oven door was coated with epoxy primer, then top coated with 3 coats of the same tan used throughout the trailer.

Before pictures, check a few posts up.
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That looks really great Scott! Say, I may have a couple Byam hooks for you. If I remember correctly though, they're in rough shape. I'll look them up and let you know. We'll get your list taken care of sooner or later.

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Old 04-18-2011, 12:42 AM   #916
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I have a Tappan oven from a 63 Safari. The oven is complete and looks like it has never been used. The removable metal rings around the burners got dirty in the last rain. These can be scrubbed, or soaked in ammonia, or inexpensively replaced. I'd love to sell the oven if anyone's interested. The door does have a glass window. No chips, scrapes, scuffs, dents. We took it out to make more room. I'm in Northern California. I'll try to get some pictures up soon.
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Old 04-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #917
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Santa Cruz, sent you an email.... thanks!
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Here are some pictures of the one I have if anyone is interested in buying it. The oven looks like it was never used. The burner trays need a scrub or you could replace them easily and inexpensively.
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Old 04-18-2011, 10:20 PM   #919
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Those photos look great. Assuming Goransons aren't buying your stove, why not put it up for sale on the Classifieds? It's as easy as posting here, and it's free.

It gets lots of regular traffic too, and from people that are in the market.
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Looks great Scott. Did you check out Airstream63's ad here in the classifieds? Looks like a '63 Tappan.

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