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Old 02-01-2012, 06:59 AM   #11
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if you were going to go with the 50's car theme,

you could pick up some old shift knobs for tap handles.

It might be possible to get some old rear view mirrors, pull the glass out, and install some custom cut white boards into the mirror housing then mount them above the taps to label them.

Mount a vintage radio to the top of the kegerator..... would be bad ass if you found one that still worked

Trip Tray that resembles a grill for a 1950 pick up
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Old 02-10-2012, 03:00 AM   #12
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Horribly dorky I know, but here's a time lapse video of a small portion of the transformation.


 
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Old 02-10-2012, 09:09 AM   #13
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I'm about to restore a 1947 Philco, and got really inspired by the Philco on this page: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f35/show.../index211.html. Probably the coolest kegerator I've seen.

Instead of painting mine, I'm thinking of wrapping it with the same kind of vinyl foil that are used to wrap cars.

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Old 02-10-2012, 07:16 PM   #14
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Holy crap. That is now my gold standard and my new goal. Now to see if home depot/lowed can mix from the PPG color codes for those colors that I found online.

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 02:50 AM   #15
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Well here she is. Totally stripped, primed with a self etching primer, at least three coats of an orange engine enamel from advance auto parts, and two coats of clear coat (with lots of wet sanding in between steps).

I definitely gained a ton of respect for guys who can do quality paint and body work. No matter how smoothly it was sanded or how carefully I painted, it just doesn't look perfect everywhere. Oh well, if I wanted perfect I would have had to pay several hundred bucks.

Overall, I'm very happy with it. Something I'll keep for years. Thanks for all your help and ideas!!
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Old 03-22-2012, 03:14 AM   #16
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Wow! Looks SweeEEEeeett to me

 
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Old 03-22-2012, 07:47 AM   #17
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Nice work!

 
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Old 03-23-2012, 05:07 AM   #18
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Here is my $20 Craigslist fridge conversion.
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Old 03-23-2012, 12:11 PM   #19
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Here is my $20 Craigslist fridge conversion.
That's awesome. You definitely have better paint skills than me! Crazy part is, you could probably sell that for a grand now.

 
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Old 03-27-2012, 05:49 AM   #20
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Thank you. I just used some blue metallic spray paint and white spray paint. It took me 4 days to sand it down and fill in all the rust and holes. The Frigidaire logo use to be in a little lower in the recessed part and there was more metal work on the side I took it all off shined the logo filled all the holes and made new holes to re mount it. I did make a mistake on the left side when I over sprayed plus by then all the beer and paint fumes had started taking their toll.. I think the next step will be to mount the CO2 tank on the back so I can fit another keg inside and throw on another tap. Oh and most importantly a drip tray. How did you fit three kegs in yours?

 
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