A short videoclip of the finished Coke machine restoration, we did during Mars 2016.
Yesterday the Coke machine was finished. Got the new lite-up sign to glow with new lightbars. Also added a cold white LED stripe to the bottle/door and a red stripe in bottom off front door. The Coke gets really cold just after a couple of minutes when running. Drop by the garage if you are thirsty! 🙂
Almost finished with the Coke machine! I cut the metalsign up and converted it to a lite-up sign instead, this was an original option on these machines. Powdercoated the frame that was left in silvermetallic and installed two LED lightbars 3000K warmwhite color. Cleaned up the shelfs and compressor, checked all wires, oiled up the coin mechanism. Got all new emblems, locks and water decals on. Only waiting for the stickers on the sides of the machine “Have A Coke” the ones I got from US was in wrong color. Soon its time to load it up with bottles and just plug it in! The last final pics coming soon…
Today I started to sand down the black surfacer/primer so it was all smooth! Found some new dents that needed to be fixed also. And when it was all done it was time for shooting the Coca-Cola red paint. It was a hardtime to find the paintcode. Maybe it is trademarked. But the paintshop sells paint directly to the Coca-Cola company in Sweden so they had all the codes. It turned out great, looking really good. Next up is mounting back all hardware, trims and logos etc. The sign was in metal on the machine but Im going to convert it to a light up sign instead and using modern LED lightning. Also going to check up the compressor and all wirings before its ready to be put in service.
Coca-Cola retro crate made in wood for sale. Perfect for Coke bottles, interior design piece, carparts, flowers or what ever you want to use it for. I only have four of these reproduction crates. As long as you can read this I have atleast one left. They are located in Sweden but can be shipped anywhere. Intrested? Send an e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Started on the Vendo HA56 Coke Machine from the 1960s today. Got it stripped down on parts and then started on the bodywork. Painted two coats of surfacer/primer on it and it dryed fast in the warm sun outside the garage. I choosed a black basecoat to get that nice deep Coca-Cola red paint. The real and correct shade of red paint is ordered and also some parts from the US. More to come soon!