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Old 11-03-2011, 05:32 PM   #11
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Last night I finally got the chance to spend some time on it.


I almost didn't take out the insulation. After seeing the state of the bottom plate, I'm glad I did! Here is the result of 60 years of condensation and spills.


Once I get all the glue cleaned off, I'm hoping the rust won't be so bad.


As a bonus, I snapped a picture of the model tag underneath.



 
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Old 11-03-2011, 10:47 PM   #12
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Sweet look built. I'm jealous. More and more reasons to comb craigslist I guess.



 
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:18 AM   #13
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I was able to spend a whole heap of time on the fridge this weekend and I made some fantastic progress.



This took a whole lot of elbow grease. I started with just scraping as much glue off as I could with a flexible putty knife. A goo gone soaked rag eventually got rid of the rest. With some sanding, it finished up really nice. This is going to get a coat of rust transformer primer to seal it up.


Another spot that was pretty rusty and dirty. Mineral spirits, a rag, and some sanding made short work of it.


Here it is with a fresh coat of rust transformer primer. Tomorrow it will be cured and I can do the finishing undercoat! It's all starting to come together.

Next update I'll show you the casters that I picked up for it

 
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Old 11-07-2011, 05:44 AM   #14
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This is going to be sweet when you are done.

 
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:26 PM   #15
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Still waiting on this to be completed. Its going to be one nice rig.
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Old 11-11-2011, 04:33 PM   #16
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Very nice!
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Old 11-14-2011, 06:00 AM   #17
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Another productive weekend! Last week, the fridge received 2 light coats of spray primer. Turns out over-spray is not a lot of fun. Everything in the garage is covered in a thin layer of gray dust. Rookie mistake.

Solution? Weekend Paint Booth!

After using it to apply the final coat of primer tonight, I couldn't be more pleased. It kept the fumes and airborne paint out and left my surface dust free. Perfect for occasional painting.

 
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Old 11-14-2011, 03:41 PM   #18
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Love this project...you are one talented mofo...

 
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Old 11-16-2011, 05:55 AM   #19
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Right on! Heres the one I refurbished, not great pics but you get the idea, the area under the fridge where the compressor is left plenty of room for a stealth install of the CO2 and regulator. Mine is a Philco from the 50's. It holds two 5 gal ponies or one 1/2 bbl. Looking forward to seeing yours!




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Old 11-16-2011, 06:30 AM   #20
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I hadn't thought of putting the CO2 tank underneath! I'll have to do some measurements... I did the math and I have room inside for either 3 cornies or 2 cornies and a CO2 tank. For now, I'm thinking of going the latter route and moving the CO2 tank out at a later time. I'll have to see how I feel when I get to that point!

Tonight, there were bottles a plenty to wash and remove labels from. I'm thinking of painting tomorrow. I've got 3 cans of black Rustoleum appliance paint... Wish me luck!



 
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