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    Hi Gents,
    Some background before the photos...

    So during lock-down, a friend of mine got a certain camping stove from his dad. He sent me pics of the stove after some TLC. I was amazed at the job done but most of all, the stove! I wanted it!!!

    So one day I get back from the office post lock-down and Tracy tells me she has a surprise for me. Low and behold it was the exact same stove, but in dire need of attention. She wanted to keep it as a birthday gift. So she asked this friend if he would mined restoring it for me as part of a birthday gift. His answer was no! It requires too much work! Some friend....

    So I decided I would make it a one of a kind. The color was inspired by the Nano camper 1.0

    Out with the old and in with the new....
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    Wow, awesome resto job
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    Hi Gents,
    Some background before the photos...

    So during lock-down, a friend of mine got a certain camping stove from his dad. He sent me pics of the stove after some TLC. I was amazed at the job done but most of all, the stove! I wanted it!!!

    So one day I get back from the office post lock-down and Tracy tells me she has a surprise for me. Low and behold it was the exact same stove, but in dire need of attention. She wanted to keep it as a birthday gift. So she asked this friend if he would mined restoring it for me as part of a birthday gift. His answer was no! It requires too much work! Some friend....

    So I decided I would make it a one of a kind. The color was inspired by the Nano camper 1.0

    Out with the old and in with the new....
    Not going to misplace that when packing up camp. Looks schweeet!

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    Nice job. Apart from that, it is a seriously practical stove!
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    That is a brilliant stove.(and Brilliant wife) well done!
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    I don't know where you guys find this stuff, but I also want one....

    Here is another one 100% original and complete.
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    Nicely done.
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    I am fortunate to have one of those and it is a serious high pressure stove, works like a bomb and convenient to lug around. Only wish mine looked that good. Enjoy your vintage stove it has not been bettered as yet
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    This can be accepted as cabin luggage...
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    Quote Originally Posted by hbannink View Post
    I am fortunate to have one of those and it is a serious high pressure stove, works like a bomb and convenient to lug around. Only wish mine looked that good. Enjoy your vintage stove it has not been bettered as yet
    Are you sure you know how a bomb works? :-) C
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    Now that looks good!
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    Very nice recon! Love the colour. What are you giving your other wives, or does only the best one get something?


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    Quote Originally Posted by C Africa View Post
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    Morning
    Thanks for the replies.

    I will never get the money back I spent, but it was not about that in the first place. I took out all the original parts out and had it chrome plated, exterior powder coated and re-assembled it. Not one part was replaced. All in 100% original working order.

    Tracy got this from an elderly guy who wanted to restore it, but never go to it. Sold it to her and now we are looking forward to using this one in the future.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    Tracy got this from an elderly guy who wanted to restore it, but never go to it. Sold it to her and now we are looking forward to using this one in the future.
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    Nice, would love one

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    Very nice effort........Who did the chrome work

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    Quote Originally Posted by GMitchell View Post
    Very nice effort........Who did the chrome work
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tall Paul View Post
    Hi Gents,
    Some background before the photos...

    So during lock-down, a friend of mine got a certain camping stove from his dad. He sent me pics of the stove after some TLC. I was amazed at the job done but most of all, the stove! I wanted it!!!

    So one day I get back from the office post lock-down and Tracy tells me she has a surprise for me. Low and behold it was the exact same stove, but in dire need of attention. She wanted to keep it as a birthday gift. So she asked this friend if he would mined restoring it for me as part of a birthday gift. His answer was no! It requires too much work! Some friend....

    So I decided I would make it a one of a kind. The color was inspired by the Nano camper 1.0

    Out with the old and in with the new....
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    Yes, that was Army issue. I have from time to time seen them at Army Stores, Mitchell Street ( or Charlotte Maxeke) in Pretoria West. If you can find one, you are going to have to part with some serious money.

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