Bit of cooker info needed please

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Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by aircoolsteve » Sat Sep 27, 2014 9:24 am

Hiya all. I'm in need of some info on my cooker.
I bought this about five years ago as we were looking for a door mounted cooker for our RHD bus which I'm restoring. I've had it stored since then and upon having a bit of a move about, I thought I'd have a look at it and its got me thinking that I may have some parts missing.
As you can see, the whole thing is a square cabinet and doesn't follow the contour of the side door. So the question is, are there some infill strips missing that fasten the unit to the door? Or maybe a fitting frame as the weight of this unit is quite high.
Its in really nice condition for an early cooker as you can see from the pics. Rikki James will recognize it as we bought it from him at vanfest!
Thanks in advance for your help.
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cheers......steve

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Post by type21f » Sun Sep 28, 2014 3:58 am

Canterbury Pitt cooker fits on front door without the lock knob. Should sit flat AFAIK...
BUT empi will be along soon...
Post a query on CP forum?
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Post by aircoolsteve » Sun Sep 28, 2014 9:25 am

Hi. many thanks for the reply. Of course, I realise that it goes on the door without the lock knob, I was thinking that maybe I was missing some wood that is the same shape as the curve on the door. After all, it wouldn't fit flat without some kind of infill.
I've been trawling through the forum, trying to find a pic of a fitted cooker so I could see what it looks like against the door. I found one that looks like the side panels of the carcass is shaped to the door but mine is not shaped, so I look on.
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Post by type21f » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:42 am

type21f wrote:Canterbury Pitt cooker fits on front door without the lock knob. Should sit flat AFAIK...
BUT empi will be along soon...
Post a query on C P forum?
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by miles » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:20 pm

What a lovely cooker :)
Canterbury Pitt Interior Instructions are here:
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Post by aircoolsteve » Sun Sep 28, 2014 12:44 pm

Thanks Miles. We really like it and intend to collect as much CP interior as we can find. had to stop restoring the bus for a while due to other commitments but we are on it again now and steaming ahead!
This cooker is just what we were looking for as we don't want to cook inside the bus. Stinks everything out as far as we are concerned. It will open out into the awning just fine.
Someone on here must know how these cookers fix to the door. I only need to know if I'm looking for wood that exists, or maybe I've got to make it?
cheers......steve

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by Terry » Sun Sep 28, 2014 1:13 pm

As far as I remember there is a metal strip that it fits to on the door and don't remember any shaping. However my van is in the garage and I can't open the door to look at it as barely enough room to get down one side of the van when in narrow garage :) I might pull the van out later as I have said I will post pics of the bunk mechanism and the table. Hoping (fingers crossed for some sort of miracle!) that I will get my carburetor problem sorted in time to use the van to go to Brighton Breeze. BTW Steve cooker looks excellent.
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by Fatboy » Sun Sep 28, 2014 10:07 pm

Here's a side on pic of mine which should provide the answer :)

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Post by aircoolsteve » Mon Sep 29, 2014 6:58 am

Ah. Many thanks for that pic. It would seam that I'm now looking for, or going to make, a frame shaped to the door that the whole unit will hang on. may have to strip that varnish so it all looks a uniform colour.
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by miles » Mon Sep 29, 2014 10:50 am

Couple more picture from back in the day (crumbs I miss that van).......

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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by Fatboy » Mon Sep 29, 2014 7:36 pm

Lovely bus that one Miles. No wonder you miss it.
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Post by aircoolsteve » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:03 pm

Sorry you had to part with that one miles. It looks like I will have to start making this cradle. Any info would be welcome but I'll sort it whatever.
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Post by type21f » Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:23 pm

Fatboy wrote:Here's a side on pic of mine which should provide the answer :)

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LOL..... What ever I say I would get in trouble..

NICE to get such a clear picture of the shape..
Time for a little CAD (Cardboarded aided Design) make a stab...just hold it against the shape and make a copy of the profile...
Practice makes perfect...
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Re: Bit of cooker info needed please

Post by rikki james » Thu Oct 02, 2014 2:22 pm

miles wrote:What a lovely cooker :)
Originally mine had a section/panel of wood fixed directly to the door, then a door card mounted on top, followed be the cooker….. but no casing/mount.
Before you even go there Miles.... No, it's not the one I got from you for Mr X..... he's not ready for it yet so yours is still tucked away in my garage! ;-)
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Post by e m p i » Wed Oct 08, 2014 11:02 pm

type21f wrote: BUT empi will be along soon...
:lol: as if by magic....
Apologies as I missed this due to being away for a cheeky week of surfing (shoulder high and clean as you like :cheers: ).
The cooker has an "edging strip" about an inch wide, as shown above, which is contoured to the curve of the door. The cabinet has two rather large screws in the top which screw directly into the door just below where the door card screws are (you should see the holes in the cooker cabinet if you lift the lid up and look near the top ). These screws go through the door card and into the metal of the door. Mine also has a flat bar which screws to the door frame on either side at the bottom of the cabinet and the bottom of the cabinet then screws to this bar. As far as I am aware these are the only things which attach it to the door. When attaching the flat bar to the door you need to be careful that the screws don't catch on the door locking bars that run vertically inside the door.
Hopefully that explains it all but if not let me know and I will get you some pictures.


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Cheers, Lee.

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