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The Zippo Owners Club 12025

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2016, 05:12:29 PM »
My 26 year old Zippo. Bought it from an old man that edc'd it for 25 years to light his cigars. Then i bought it for 8,50 euros. Been carrying it for about half a year now.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2016, 08:22:59 PM »
My 26 year old Zippo. Bought it from an old man that edc'd it for 25 years to light his cigars. Then i bought it for 8,50 euros. Been carrying it for about half a year now.

Thats very cool  :tu:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #32 on: January 28, 2016, 08:39:34 PM »
My Zippo story....

When I was a student I worked as a barman at a rugby test between the Springboks and the Lions, not much work, we had a beer tasting, and I earned enough to buy the gun metal Zippo I'd been lusting after.
Living in a hostel there are many bad influences, my sense of humor tends to the dark (and British) side, so when I got home I wanted to get my pride and joy Gun Metal Zippo engraved with the following from a t-shirt:
Quote
Adolf Hitler European Tour
        1939-1945

I thought this was extremely funny, the German lady doing the engraving didn't, and most likely messed it up on purpose....she was quite upset.

I was 19  :cheers:
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #33 on: January 28, 2016, 08:40:23 PM »
I have several......but not that one  :D
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #34 on: January 28, 2016, 09:07:44 PM »
I have maybe three or four kicking around. The two I know the whereabouts of are a 2007 and a small brass 1995 one. I know I have an older brushed stainless one somewhere too - possibly 1992ish. I have a suspicion I have at least one other, but can't think what or where  :think:



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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #35 on: January 28, 2016, 09:11:26 PM »
@Gerhard,
No sense of humour some people  :D

@Al
They tend to wander off when you aren't looking

 :cheers:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #36 on: February 06, 2016, 03:41:12 AM »
Got only two Zippos myself, one that I have had for 18 years, it is a basic silver mirror finished zippo that I had engraved when I enlisted in the US Army (got it my senior year of high school), the other is a newer silver Zippo with the brushed/frosted appearance.

Only had a pic of the engraved Zippo as the other one is currently MIA in my car (fell out of pocket between the center console and the seat, haven't been motivated enough to try and get it out, lol).

The engraved Zippo is part of my EDC right now.

~Doug T.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #37 on: February 06, 2016, 07:32:18 AM »

 :popcorn:    Waiting for pictures of the MIA



 :pok: You know the seats have got to come out   :D

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #38 on: February 06, 2016, 11:03:08 AM »
I became hooked on Zippos  in 1984 when someone in a factory told me their reputation for indestructibility.
Filled one up from petrol pump dribbles after cars had left when broke hitching
I keep them even when I get off the evil weed
These days I favour the Armoured style, always preferred brass
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #39 on: February 06, 2016, 03:40:40 PM »

Nice picture Filleep  :salute:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #40 on: February 08, 2016, 01:42:43 AM »

 :popcorn:    Waiting for pictures of the MIA



 :pok: You know the seats have got to come out   :D

Well got the MIA Zippo, didn't pull out the seat since they are powered seats and didn't want to hassle with disconnecting everything. Method I used to get it out is the most ingenious method, I bribed my 5 year old nephew with some candy to reach under the seat and get it for me.

Included pics of it by itself and with my engraved Zippo.


~Doug T.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #41 on: February 08, 2016, 02:36:33 AM »

Well got the MIA Zippo, didn't pull out the seat since they are powered seats and didn't want to hassle with disconnecting everything. Method I used to get it out is the most ingenious method, I bribed my 5 year old nephew with some candy to reach under the seat and get it for me.

Tasks are always easier when you have the right tool for the job  ;) :tu:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #42 on: February 08, 2016, 06:28:27 AM »

Well got the MIA Zippo, didn't pull out the seat since they are powered seats and didn't want to hassle with disconnecting everything. Method I used to get it out is the most ingenious method, I bribed my 5 year old nephew with some candy to reach under the seat and get it for me.

Tasks are always easier when you have the right tool for the job  ;) :tu:

+1  :tu:

 :cheers:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #43 on: February 12, 2016, 03:48:21 PM »
Does anybody happen to know where I can find a Zippo slim butane insert with a flint wheel? All I can find are the piezoelectric ones.

Zippo tax (cross-posted from SwissChamp challenge thread):

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #44 on: February 12, 2016, 05:51:43 PM »

Well got the MIA Zippo, didn't pull out the seat since they are powered seats and didn't want to hassle with disconnecting everything. Method I used to get it out is the most ingenious method, I bribed my 5 year old nephew with some candy to reach under the seat and get it for me.

Tasks are always easier when you have the right tool for the job  ;) :tu:

+1  :tu:

 :cheers:

Maybe you should EDC him...

 :whistle:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #45 on: February 14, 2016, 12:49:12 PM »
A surprise Valentines gift from my Wife, who says Romance is dead?

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #46 on: March 04, 2016, 08:04:30 PM »
Found this on the net. Some interesting piece of info to spot fakes...



 8)

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #47 on: March 04, 2016, 08:45:53 PM »

 :salute:

 :cheers:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #48 on: March 04, 2016, 10:12:27 PM »
Is anyone else into the "Fixxit" promotional tools ? 

I like the ones made by Case for Zippo (slide out knife blade and screwdrivers), and they came with quite a variety of advertising labels (including several different "Zippo" ones).  I believe they were designed by Blackie Collins.

http://wiki.multitool.org/tiki-index.php?page=Fixxit

http://www.angelfire.com/ny5/margaret/zippo_other/index.album/zippo-fixxit-cbs?i=2

http://lenhartauction.hibid.com/lot/43468-18721-16646/zippo-fixxit-pocket-toolbox-w--box/

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #49 on: March 04, 2016, 10:17:25 PM »
I thought I'd put a pic of Buddha in here a while ago. :think: guess not, so here he is. :)

There's no such thing as "Too pretty to carry".  There's only "Too pretty NOT to carry"...... >:D
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #50 on: March 05, 2016, 01:24:08 AM »
The nice thing about using a white gas stove is that you can use it in your Zippo. Since it is a lighter distillation, I've found that a fill will evaporate a day or so sooner than Lighter fluid. No big deal though...start out with a fill of Lighter fluid and top off with white gas if needed.

I've modded some of my user Zippos to loss-proofs. The two plain ones at top left are factory models and the rest have bails made from piano wire. Another advantage is that the hinge pins no longer slip out.

I also use the Thunderbird soft flame inserts with spark wheels...don't like piezo ignition because I've had so many failures with them.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #51 on: March 05, 2016, 07:17:13 PM »
I think that a lot more people would carry a zippo if the knew all the posibilities that a zippo can offer.
Most people just see it as a stinking lighter that has to be refilled every week. I see it more as a campfire in a metal (brass  :D ) box. No other lighter can compete with it.

Throw away butane lighter: poor quality, not refilable and when it is refileble i am dependent on gas can which will run out any time soon. Also the flint will wear out.

Windproof butane burner lighter: Piezo electric ignition rules out the flints but i also see it as a week spot because i cant repair it. It also depends on butane gas and when that gas runs out the lighter is useless.

Firesteel: is great when i combination with cotton balls or some kind of tinder but without cotton balls it is only good for lighting a gas stove.

Zippo: it lasts a life time, costs 5 euros used, also runs on flints from throw away lighters and best of all runs on every liquid that is ignited by a spark. On a full car fuel tank a zippo will light a lifetime. You can also ignite it with a firesteel.
With a zippo i am basicaly independent on stuf that i can't produce by my self.
Because i have a little bit of a prep mind set i like products where i am not dependent on other manufcaturers etc...

I really like that i can put it on a table and that it keeps burning, this is especially handy to use it as a candle to light a room or the use it as a starting flame to light acetylene torches.
It works great outside because it is windproof and is really handy in starting cam fires or warming up your hands.
I also used it to unfreeze frozen locks in the winter, used it to heat up a spark plug so the moped would start again and a dozen of other uses.

I have the zippo fuel can (which i refilled with cleaning fuel) besides my bed and every friday before i get out of bed i refil my zippo, it only takes 15 seconds to do so.
You can also put an old bycelcle inner tube and cut it about an inch wide and put it around the zippo case where the hinge is. This should slow the evapouration proces and also make it water proof.

I hope this gets more people in to carrying a zippo, because for the (second hand) price you cant go wrong with a tool that will outlast you.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2016, 07:30:08 PM by anditsgone »
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #52 on: March 06, 2016, 01:20:25 AM »
Another good Zippo resource,
http://www.glenzippo.co.uk/index.htm

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #53 on: March 06, 2016, 09:12:33 AM »
Great posts, this threads on fire  :cheers:


I've modded some of my user Zippos to loss-proofs. The two plain ones at top left are factory models and the rest have bails made from piano wire. Another advantage is that the hinge pins no longer slip out.


 :drool:

Hi Spork,
Nice!
I guess you 'just' replace the hinge pin with wire?  :think:


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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #54 on: March 06, 2016, 08:59:05 PM »
Yes, that's correct Sparky...but the wire has to be close to the same diameter of the pin...otherwise you get floppy hinge.

I found a small binder clip that worked for a knockoff lighter but for the Zippos I bent the loops from piano wire...copying the shape of a factory Loss-Proof
« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 09:01:10 PM by Spork, Lord of Lime Jello! »
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #55 on: March 06, 2016, 09:36:57 PM »
 8)

Thank you Spork  :salute:

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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #56 on: March 06, 2016, 09:45:01 PM »
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #57 on: March 07, 2016, 09:09:30 AM »
Yes, that's correct Sparky...but the wire has to be close to the same diameter of the pin...otherwise you get floppy hinge.

I found a small binder clip that worked for a knockoff lighter but for the Zippos I bent the loops from piano wire...copying the shape of a factory Loss-Proof

My hinge was replaced somewhere around 2000 2001. I might try to put in a larger pin it it because the brass hinges have probably worn out a bit.
It isn't that wobbly but aint that tight either.
My current pin is made from a small nail that i cut to the right length.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #58 on: March 07, 2016, 12:28:19 PM »
One of my Zippos. This one has a leaping Bass engraved on it and was my first Zippo. I run it with a butane torch insert.
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Re: The Zippo Owners Club
« Reply #59 on: March 07, 2016, 07:13:43 PM »
Here is my first zippo: (and today's arrival btw)




 

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