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Old 12-03-2012, 01:57 PM   #11
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Got a ton more done on the fridge. Got it all painted and put back together. Bought all the shanks needed. So the only thing needed to do is drill the holes for the shanks and mount the faucets, reinsulate the door and then install the new gasket and we should be all set. Here are some more pictures.

Door with only clear on it. Not yet wet sanded.




Door after wetsanding and buffing.


Fridge all back together






I do have the freezer back in. I just didn't take any pictures after that. I plugged her in and she was cold in no time! I'll hopefully have more pictures soon. Hope to work a bit more on it this week or so.


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Old 12-05-2012, 02:25 PM   #12
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Received my replacement gasket. I found one that was original to the fridge. I placed that on the door Monday night. Came out great. Just had to make some adjustments on the closure as it was a bit too tight and would pop back open. I am just waiting on a few more parts and then I'll drill the holes for the shanks, re insulate the door, and start pouring some beers!! I can't wait.


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Old 12-05-2012, 03:35 PM   #13
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Looks great, good job! I recently finished a restoration of a 1947 Philco. I kind of miss working on it, so I guess I need to find myself another project like that.

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:51 PM   #15
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I know what you mean! I kinda want to find another one and redo it. They are a lot of fun to do.I'm sure someone would buy it up. At some point I would like to get some finer grit rubbing compound and buff it to a high gloss. The medium did a good job taking the fine sanding scratches out but would like a bit more gloss.
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Old 12-05-2012, 03:57 PM   #16
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I used vinyl foil to wrap mine, like you do with cars (you can read about it here: http://www.homebrewtalk.com/f51/1947...ersion-350600/). But at some point I would like to paint it. I just don't have the space nor the equipment at the moment. But that is one more project to look forward to.

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Old 12-05-2012, 04:10 PM   #17
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Can't wait to see the finished product!
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Old 12-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #18
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I've been thinking and I'm thinking that I might just serve two homebrews then get a sixtel of something commercial. I'll have to see if a sixtel will fit in there with two other kegs. I think if I remove some of the black pegs, I can squeeze another inch out of the usable space.
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Old 12-06-2012, 05:02 PM   #19
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Awesome! I'd love to do the same thing.

 
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:31 PM   #20
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Got the faucets mounted last night. I wanted to insulate the door and get it all back together but one of the shanks didn't come with a lock nut. I have to get a lock nut and then I can close it all up.





You can see the middle tap is sitting a bit lower, that's the one that needs the lock nut. When sitting tight, they are all completely level.


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