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Old 11-19-2012, 01:43 PM   #1
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Default Vintage Kegerator build

I'm moving in with the fiance here in a few months. I figure what better time to upgrade the kegerator than now. So I started searching craigslist and found a vintage GE refrigerator.

It's in pretty good shape and runs cold. Has enough room for three kegs with the tank outside.


I immediately got to work stripping it down. It certainly didn't take long. A couple screws and the whole refrigeration and freezer pulls right out. I placed that a side in a safe place being careful not to kink any lines. I then took out the inner shell.






Going to work on getting the exterior sanded and any dents bondo'd this week. Hopefully prime next week or so.



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Old 11-19-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Love vintage fridges - good luck with your build!



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Very cool. Can't wait to see more progess pics!

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I'm super pumped about this build. Going to be so cool and will be a cool conversation piece. I'm thinking about a dark blue metallic paint with an off white accent of some type. My dad owns a cabinet shop and has a very professional spray gun. He said I can use that to lay down the paint. Should lay a glass like finish. Then I'll do a few coats of clear. I want this to have the finish of a brand new car. Probably going to do a lot of the sanding by hand using a block.

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Well, this certainly looks familiar! I'll be keeping an eye to see how it turns out!

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haha yea. I saw your build. I loved it! Picked this guy up for 40 bucks.. I couldn't pass it up. Going to do a three tap though. Just have to figure out a way to get the Co2 line in. I made little cut outs before going to pick it up just to make sure.

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haha yea. I saw your build. I loved it! Picked this guy up for 40 bucks.. I couldn't pass it up. Going to do a three tap though. Just have to figure out a way to get the Co2 line in. I made little cut outs before going to pick it up just to make sure.
That's a great find! It looks like you lucked out and your freezer compartment isn't as tall as mine. A normal ball lock keg is too tall to fit under mine, so I've picked up low profile ball locks (pin lock kegs with ball lock conversion posts).

I've thought about moving my CO2 tank outside in the future to give room for another keg. Ideally, I'll make some sort of stylized end-table that can sit next to the kegerator and hide the CO2.
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Yea there is quiet a bit of room under it. I think I should be fine. I forgot to measure it. But it looks to be plenty of room. Mine will be out in the garage so the tank showing won't bother any one.
The freezer is 12" x 14" and the interior is 41". That leaves me 27" to play with. I believe a corny is only 26 with the connectors.

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this looks like another sweet vintage build! looking forward to the final result!

btw, dig your handle. my mother is from kulpmont, and she HATES it when i use that term! lol

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Started to sand the door tonight. Took me longer to get the emblem and handle off than it did to actually sand. I am going to bondo the one dent in it tomorrow and then prime and let that sit for a few days. Then I'll start working on the cabinet and get that sanded and primed. I'm hoping to have this done in two weeks or so.

Right now I'm struggling on what color I want to paint it and do I want a stripe up the middle or just keep it one color? Still mulling this over.

jlb307- I don't really think of it as a bad thing. It's my heritage! Granted, it's a bit of a tough area but I turned out ok lol.


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