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Old 01-20-2010, 02:08 AM   #1501
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Here's my keezer! Just finished her up this weekend, and installed self-closing taps and the correct (i.e. long and narrow) service line today.





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Old 01-21-2010, 05:08 PM   #1502
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Here is my keezer:

Here are some rough cell phone pictures (better ones to follow):







I am currently installing a third tap and the drip tray. I'll post much better pictures when it's all finished.

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Old 01-22-2010, 04:10 PM   #1503
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Here is the shell of what I am working with. I would like some ideas and interest into some possibilities of what I could turn this old school bad boy into. It is a 1950's "Kelvinator" chest freezer that can hold 2 cornys with out a collar and 4 with a collar. Ideas have been tossed around to make it into some sort of hot rod style theme based on the fact that I grew up in a racing/car show/hot rod family tradition. Other ideas were "Mator, as in Tomator" Disney Cars theme but its "Nator, Mator's cousin, Kelvi-Nator."

The final cost of the total build is limited to about $500. Any suggestions?

I have always thought a "Rat Rod" style keezer would be cool. Pretty cheap too. Take it to a Maaco paint shop and get it painted matte back with a matte clear. Then find a local pinstriper and have some old school red pinstipes laid down on it. Something like this:
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Old 01-23-2010, 01:50 PM   #1504
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I have always thought a "Rat Rod" style keezer would be cool. Pretty cheap too. Take it to a Maaco paint shop and get it painted matte back with a matte clear. Then find a local pinstriper and have some old school red pinstipes laid down on it. Something like this:
I love it.... take his advise, then take lots of pictures and let us see 'em....
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Old 01-24-2010, 01:08 AM   #1505
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In its "functional" state. I've got the wood to build a case around it and I'm looking for something interesting to build the top out of. Pint was "pre-balance" and yes, its in the basement....for now.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:05 AM   #1506
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Beautiful tower. Where did you find it?

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Old 01-24-2010, 02:07 AM   #1507
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Beautiful tower. Where did you find it?
I found it on E-Bay. It was kinda expensive, I kept looking at it for days and finally hit the button on it. The pour on those faucets is amazing, I can't wait to finish the kegerator so it does them justice.
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Old 01-24-2010, 05:48 AM   #1508
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I love it.... take his advise, then take lots of pictures and let us see 'em....
Well, it will be black... We have kicked around so many cool ideas and we are far from making a decision on what the final product will look like. For instance, if we do a hot rod of some sort (50's - 60's) where will the taps come out? Many ideas of trying to hide them in some way to fit in with the theme have been thought over a couple pints. I know we can come up with a cool theme for the shell with using old school head lights and grills with cool paint jobs and some fiberglass. but, where do I fit the taps in? All that said, we are still facing some technical differences on how to get the working elements where they should be. Can look cool, but if it doesn't operate at a good rate for a decent amount of time, It will always just look cool I guess...

We are having a house built when we leave here with a detached work shop. (drag car shop/wood shop) And anything we do with this monster will be a definate focal point in the shop decor. Whether its just a sleek vintage design with post prohibition written all over it or an old school hot rod keezer, it will draw much attention. And alcoholism...

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Old 01-24-2010, 11:13 PM   #1509
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Well now that mine is pouring carbonated beer I am ready to say it's completed and post it here. I think there will always be revisions and modifications I will want to make, but for now I am done.

To fully appreciate it, here is the "before" pic:



Here is the final:





You can check out all of my build pics and comments in my Picasa Web Album.

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Old 01-25-2010, 12:16 AM   #1510
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Default Just finished this one...with room for expansion

Hello, I took a lot of info from this site, thought I would give a little back. I have heard of many having problems placing the taps high enough to be comfortable, yet worried about the $%&* freezer door opening them by accident. I bought a bracket at Lowes, a 4 pack with screws for $1.50, and attached the bracket to the freezer door. Now I can open the fridge, without disturbing the freezer, BUT when I open the freezer it forces open the fridge as well. It works smoothly and does not hold the fridge open at all, it stands about a millimeter or so away closed. Here are some pics...hope it helps!
Ok...sorry, I can't figure out posting a pic...I'll leave this for the info though, the bracket is thick metal...5/8" wide, 4" long, with holes and screws in the packet, by Stanley, at lowes called a mending brace I think. Works great I WILL add pics when I can.
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