Fat Boy Repair

Discussion in 'Safety Razors' started by twhite, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    @Drygulch sent me his Fat Boy he scored. It was in need of the retaining clip. So after looking things over and checking out a few web pages, I figured out its dimensions.

    This model is the crimping retainer. There is an internal C clip that was misshapen. Being in that state the razor would not want to open all the way. I removed it and straightened it out. Then once installed I was able to expand it fully. This allows the retainer to pass down into it.

    It was a fun little project.

    I made it out of brass. Here it is.

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  2. Heljestrand23

    Heljestrand23 Well-Known Member

    Nice work, well done!

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  3. PLAla

    PLAla Bit Shy of a Full Puck

    Thanks for sharing, Tom! That's really cool.
  4. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Nice are you interested in taking on a repair of a Gillette gold plated Black Beauty that needs a retainer clip just like that one?
  5. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Shoot me a PM

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  6. BBS

    BBS Well-Known Member

    Let me go take some pictures and pm it is.
  7. twhite

    twhite Peeping Tom

    Ok. The Black Beauty will need a smaller retaining clip.

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  8. jimjo1031

    jimjo1031 never bloomed myself

    Nice work Tom.
  9. wchnu

    wchnu Duck Season!

  10. Jayaruh

    Jayaruh The Cackalacky House Pet

    Supporting Vendor
    Tom, you are the man. Very cool.
  11. Hodge

    Hodge Well-Known Member

    As always, great job on the repair.
  12. Enrico

    Enrico Popcorn

    Great work!
  13. Drygulch

    Drygulch Snowballs

    Supporting Vendor
    Tom, thank you so much for taking this on. The guy selling that razor was selling it as parts, since apparently these are almost impossible to get, other than buying a new razor. I'm excited to give it a try.
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