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Old 08-28-2012, 08:51 PM   #1
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Hi all,

Here's some photos of the restoration of my 1947 Philco kegerator.


What I started with. I got it from the Swedish equivalent to craigslist for the price of the add ($15). It still had the original receipt and manual.


Stripped down and the old insulation removed. I also replaces all the wiring, the thermostat and the mechanical relay with a new electronic one.


New insulation.


I had to fix some dents.


The door is primed and a white striped is applied.


The door is wrapped with car wrapping vinyl foil.


The rest is wrapped too.


The door handle was broken and must be partly remade and painted.


Done!


It fits two 9,45 liter cornies and some bottles. That fits me well since my normal batch size is 10 liters.

Cheers,
Mattias


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Old 08-28-2012, 09:11 PM   #2
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Sweet...I'm in the process of restoring a 1949 Crosley Shelfador!


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Looks great...

I would love to have one thatlooks that good.
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that is beyond awesome
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way way way beyond awesome!!!

Great job!
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Oh and since you live in Sweden........

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That things is the nuts
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So sweet man. Love the awesome retro look.
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That thing is killer! You have some skills...looks American Restoration-esque! (a reality show in the US where they specialize in restoring stuff like that)


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