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12057dave
Wow Steve. Been following and looking at the pictures. You’re doing a beautiful job on that. Congrats on finding something new to your collection. 
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SteveRetherford
i looked over all my lamps using a 355 globe and holders . apparently there is quite a bit of variation as to how high or low the globe sits , i see a set of globe holders im gona switch to as it holds the globe almost a 1/2 inch higher .....
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RobSchroff
...it has a metal front door but an extra lock hole thru (sic) it , they were gone (sic) buy a whole new door untill (sic) i (sic) said lets (sic) just bondo up the hole n (sic) paint it


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SteveRetherford
feel like i been lollygagging on this but i have several pokers in the fire LOL ok so i look over all my lamps with 355 globes n clips . it appears to me the earliest globe clips were flat across the tops and the later ones are sorta rounded off . the flat tops hold the globe higher , i had never noticed that before .... so thats what i went with here and now there is no interference with the tip cleaner hitting the globe ....one thing at a time .

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Hot Diggity
I had to go look at mine.  Originals and the ones I bent all just barely clear the lever.  I think @flywheel73 nailed it.  You just need to bend a little more of the lower end of the globe holder up inside the globe.

Which brings to mind another question.  Do you assemble your globe holders into the 355 and then install them on the lamp as an assembly, or do you slip the globe over them after they're installed?  I've had this discussion with others, but I'm interested in your opinion as to how you do it, and why? 
Chuck, 3/61, ICCC 1689
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thewoodswatchman
Thats it Steve...nice and snug?
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SteveRetherford
Chuck , its a case by case thing , mostly depends on the 355 globe clips , some are super strong and dont flex as easy as others . different batch of material , early or late versions ect . the stiffer ones i find it easiest to install on the globe first , the more springy ones i install first and fenagle the glove over em . i usualy do a lite up with no globe to start , with  the stiffer ones you cant just take globe n clips off cuz then you have a hole in the mixing chamber ...... after your used to a particular lamp you can usually leave the globe on for a light up , i dont like soot so on any new lamp or lantern i light em up without globes n vents till you know how it behaves .

the ones on this 138 are super stuff , so i install em first on the globe .
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SteveRetherford
im sure the REAL reason i been lollygagging on the Bondo treatment is im not very experienced with it . i made it too hot and it set up before i was done spreading it out , so i had to make a second batch to get it built up enough , now i have been sanding for over an hour and im seeing some promising results , but now i need to get some primer and keep at it . im thinking black primer not grey cuz im gona paint it black . pretty tedious trying to make the fluted sections by hand just sanding em in . i started with a bic lighter but found it too wide and ended up used a small wooden dowel for that ......now dont laugh !!!! its just a start LOL and its a cool 95 degrees outside here today !!! luckily this is the only area needing bondo , the rest a little spot putty n primer should take care of .....we shall see .... off to get some primer now .

if you double click the pic its a lot easier to see the progress . i can only imagine all the work n time David put in the ones he painted . i only hope mine comes out half that good LOL im a drywall guy not a body man ,

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Tgarner01
I hate feathering out Bondo... I don't envy you any Steve... Keep at it, it's looking good. Might use some filler primer if you have some small imperfections to fill..
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outlawmws
Once I get close with Bondo,  I switch to spotting putty. 
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Wirefox
First time seeing this tonight. It's looking good Steve, can't wait to see it finished!
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SteveRetherford
first coat of primer is drying but i still see a LOT of work required on those flutes that got the bondo treatment . the place i wend didnt have black primer :-( i got VHT gloss black engine enamel and VHT grey engine enamel primer .

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SteveRetherford
Hey Outlaw , :-) ya thats my plan but i get home and this tube is marked stage 2 , not sure i got the right help at Auto Zone LOL im rather out of my comfort zone with this bondo and rattle can enamel , im a drywall , mud n paint with brush n roller kinda guy :-) OK i have a sprayer too but i mostly do smaller indoor repairs now days . that stuff cleans up with water LOL

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thewoodswatchman
Thats looking good Steve. Once you prime it you'll see better the repair work and dial it in as you go. Come  back and spot paint it where you went through tweeking the repair till your repair looks correct. You are on right track. Looken GOOD! 
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GoCamping
Steve, you are doing an Awesome job !  She will be ready for a presentation real soon now.
Chris

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SteveRetherford
a little more progress today , a little spot putty and again sanded the fount , then another coat of primer ...... then the base , it hardly has any nickel left on it but the little remaining is hard to get off , i sanded the heck out of it and decided to to use a silver hammertone paint to cover the rust pits n nickel imperfections , i think it looks great even thou not original . maybe when my wallet is fatter i can get it re nickeled ....... just grey primer on the bottom of the base , but after things are dry i may give it a squirt of the hammertone as well .

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Tgarner01
That will go good with the dark fount. Good progress Steve. Keep it up
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Bumpkin 95
That Hammer tone paint is a good idea. Never thought of it’s hiding capabilities. And looks darn good as well.
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Dmacp
pretty sure they outlawed lacquer putty in California. That's why you can only get 2 stage.
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SteveRetherford
after priming n sanding twice more after the bondo treatment , i think its good enough . ( its a lot more work than it looks like this is day 3 of me fiddling  with just the painting process )  wipe with a clean rag , blow off any dust with the compressor , found a little shade to do it in as its gona hit 104 today . as hard as i try i still got 2 tiny runs , well see after its cured if i need to sand n rub em out , nothing bad . i really like nickel parts to dress up a lamp but this originally came with black painted fuel cap , pump cover and knob so painted a brass fuel cap .... i might still use some nickel before its all over but thought id try as original first ..... came out pretty glossy for a rattle can job ...... its one of those paints that if your gone sand n paint again you have to wait 7 days ..... im just not very patient for some of these painting techniques . i wana slap a decal on it n be done already :-)

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wpnaes
Looking great Steve. 
Sean
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SteveRetherford
after maybe half an hour after i painted the fount , im painting the other bits and have to move around to get all sides , darn if i didnt back into the hanging fount . its so hot here i think it already had a shell to it as i cant find any t shirt mark LOL
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SteveRetherford
i cant tell ya how many mantles i have broken fliping lamps n lanterns over to look at the bottom for something , the pre heater cup slides up and BAM lost another pair . there is no date or stamping on this lamp just the decal but STILL i put one of these little coleman clips on the air tube so the P cup cant slide up . i have these and forget there actual use or purpose but they are an actual coleman part intended for something else i think but sure work well for this .... just keeping busy wile the paint cures :-)
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Tgarner01
I believe those clips are to keep heat shields in place in newer lanterns. Looking good Steve
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SteveRetherford
ya , here it is at OCP but as a set , i recall seeing em individually in the past i think

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SteveRetherford
just finger tight still letting the paint cure before i add the decal and i just didnt like the black fuel cap look so im going nickel and will need to strip the pump knob n cover to get that back to nickel as well , but im pretty happy how its turning out . double click the pic for better viewing .

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outlawmws
Looks great Steve!
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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outlawmws
Are you going to put the Decal on "Coleman Crooked"?
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“A Human Being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, give orders, take orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook  a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly.  Specialization is for insects.”            - Lazarus Long


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Tgarner01
I like the hammer toned base. Looks good
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D421
You need to change the title of this thread to she's beutiful.
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thewoodswatchman
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Dmacp
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i have these and forget there actual use or purpose but they are an actual coleman part intended for something else i think but sure work well for this

They are stock on a 241G.
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Vintageish
Much progress!
A long ways from the start of your restoration.

Good call on using the clip to stop the preheat cup/mantle breaker from performing it's secondary function....
Purty colors. Well , cept'n maybe that brown when it's on fire...
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SteveRetherford
slapped a decal on it yesterday , still havent rubbed out the paint but im pretty happy with how it turned out . i didnt like the look of the black fuel cap n pump cover so i went back to nickel .  i have yet another lamp coming in the mail now :-)  

if you double click the pic you can the details much better .

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Tgarner01
Turned out great Steve! Have a shade picked out yet?
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SteveRetherford
well , i found this shade for 2 clams at a local swap meet quite a while back , not original but i think it looks pretty good on it .

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Tgarner01
Looks perfect on there. Is she ready to make some light? 
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D421
Wow that really looking nice? Light up tonight?
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