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Old 03-07-2013, 03:57 AM   #1
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Default Antique Radio Kegerator Build

Here's the deal. I found this for free on craigslist and emailed the guy. Taking inspiration from others on this forum, I look at it and see a kick ass co-vert kegarator.

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I envision the cold box for 2 kegs where the radio and speaker is currently located and 2 recessed taps where the record player is currently located. That will leave me where the record storage racks are for the compressor and coils on the back. I will be leaving the doors "Functional" with the face of the radio and speaker grill left in place and fabing a couple of panels for the record player side to hide the compressor and to mount the faucets to.

Properly refinished, I think that it will look amazing. Dose anyone else see the same thing that I see in my head? If this comes through, I will be posting pictures of the build.

Here's to seeing if this comes through!

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Old 03-07-2013, 09:49 AM   #2
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I see it.
Go forth and do it.

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Wow, what brand of radio is that and how old do you think it is? There is a market for stuff like that, it may be worth enough to buy a kegerator. If you're interested look around in for HAM radio sites that may give you a link to someone who would buy that thing as is to restore for use as a radio. FWIW.

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Wow, what brand of radio is that and how old do you think it is? There is a market for stuff like that, it may be worth enough to buy a kegerator. If you're interested look around in for HAM radio sites that may give you a link to someone who would buy that thing as is to restore for use as a radio. FWIW.
I agree, this might be worth more than you think.
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Holy cow that thing is great. I also agree you might want to look into what it's worth before gutting it.
Nice find!

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Cool idea.

There is another old radio/phonograph thread around here somewhere. You might want see if you can find it to help you out.

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Here it is

http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/phil...-radio-343655/

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I love how we home brewers look at things and wonder how we can make it yield our favorite beverage. I have to change my water heater tomorrow and I have been wondering if I can do anything brew related with it.

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You might be able to turn the inside into a boil kettle. ( I think gas water heaters have the chimney running through the middle, though)

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Just got an email back. Already Gone. So, the search continues......... old Radio, something else cool, Who knows? Back to the craigslist I go.......

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