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Coleman 502

Discussion in 'Coleman No:502' started by vwbusman, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. vwbusman

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    Thanks to a fellow stove enthusiast esbit I managed to acquire my first Coleman 502, date of birth 10/69.

    In great excitement I took her apart, cleaned and polished her up, filled her with fresh fuel and she fired right up :D

    Here she is as I got her.
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    Here she is all cleaned up and running.

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    I did not do a full resto on her, she is going to be a "working stove", she is going to reside in the back of my VW Bus Westphalia as a backup on those camping trips I decide to go hiking out into the woods.

    A BIG thanks to esbit !!! :D :D :D
     
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  2. rik_uk3 United Kingdom

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    Nice one mate, they are a great stove :)
     
  3. alnl1996

    alnl1996 Canada Subscriber

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    Nice stove you got there vwbusman.
    Those 502's are tuff reliable stoves,simplicity at it's best.Just turn the knob and light,what's not to like?
    Nice flame shots thanks for sharing.

    Take care
     
  4. DAVE GIBSON United States

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    nice work..it looks like you put a lot of elbow grease into cleaning it up..
    i know the hard core brass stove gang may not think thats a Classic but with
    all the exposed pipes and huge knobs it looks like a city gas works from the 1930's
    and thats Classic enough for me ;)
     
  5. rik_uk3 United Kingdom

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    Oh no Dave, its a classic for sure :) Lights as easy as a gas stove, big fuel tank, takes a big pot, simmers well, lasts for years, its a classic ok
     
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    They must be Classics.
    Otherwise, why do I have 6 ? ........... :lol:
     
  7. bark2much

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    Classic or no, a nice transformation! A very good job! Thanks for the pictures!
     
  8. rik_uk3 United Kingdom

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    Thinking about this thread, we have the classic brass Euro stoves, so perhaps we could think of some of the Coleman's as 'New World Classics" ?
     
  9. Qburt

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    Nice job on the restore busmen. I love my 502! Great looking stove!
     
  10. reggas

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    You did a great job cleaning that up. From the before pic,I would not have guessed there would be that much shine left under the rust. Nice.
     
  11. vwbusman

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    Thanks for the good words, all I did was to remove the burner grate and generator, submerge it upside down in Evap-O-Rust overnight and that removed all the rust and crud, the generator and brass parts I soaked in vinegar and the paint shone right up with KIT Scratch Remover.
    The aluminum colar I polished with MAAS metal polish and VOILA !
     
  12. eskerlakes

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    Very nice job on the stove indeed!

    Did the vinegar treatment have any effect on performance of the generator unit, or more on appearance? I will have a generator job to do shortly and was wondering about resurrection of the old one...

    Michael
    //*!!
     
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  13. sefaudi

    sefaudi Bosnia and Herzegovina Subscriber

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    I want one !!!