Tis the season to say "Thank You" to all the homebrewers out there whose ideas and insights helped me to build my own keezer. I have not stopped by in many weeks and came back to a couple PMs regarding the pics I posted in the "Show us your kegerator" thread. Here is my story....
Two years ago, I did a speech in Toastmasters going over all the hobbies I had in the past (guitar, cartooning, poker, video games, saltwater fish, playing card manipulation, model making, writing, freshwater fish, motorcycle riding, juggling, etc). At the end of the speech, as a joke, I said my next hobby would be brewing beer.
After the speech, I googled "brewing beer" to check it out and came across a vibrant community around homebrewing. I started reading all I could and put a watch on CraigsList for a kit. After about a month, I found somebody selling a great starter kit for 75 bucks. It had all I needed -- bottles, carboys, wort chiller, aluminum pot, and more!
You all know the rest of the story, I got hooked brewing and eventually became interested in kegging. After finding an old Perlick unit on CL, I converted it to a dual tapper. I had Apfelwein on tap at all times and a beer on the other tap. Eventually, I yearned for variety. I decided on building a 10-tap keezer.
I finally found a 20 cu ft unit on CL and somehow got it into my Ford Escape.
I used a Kreg pocket hole thingy to make the collar out of regular 2x4s. I then spray painted it. It would not sit on the edge of the freezer quite flat, so I ran a bead of bath caulk around the bottom of the whole thing and weighted it down. It stayed just fine. After that set, I ran a bead where the collar meets the freezer to seal it even more better.
I bought the drip trays from BarProducts.com and they sit on welding magnets from Farm and Fleet. I attached the cap catcher with a roll of magnet "tape" stuck to the catcher. I used a 4-way and 6-way manifold from morebeer attached together.
I think I found a hobby to stick with. And to all, a good night.