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Restored Antique Coca Cola Coke Machines Vendo 81 A 81 B 81 D CAV72 VMC PEPSI 81


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Restored Antique Coca Cola Coke Machines Vendo 81 A 81 B 81 D CAV72 VMC PEPSI 81:
$38,669

NOTE, I ALSO HAVE THESE LISTED INDIVIDUALLY ON .... make a realistic offer!!!

PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MACHINE OR THIS sale!!! THANKS, CARL 440-309-5767 OR EMAIL ME DIRECT AT: MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS LISTED ON MY HOME PHONE NUMBER 440-323-8657 ( NO LONGER ALLOWS EMAILS)..... my cell phone number is 440-309-5767

please make sure to see my classified ad, where I list that I also buy UNRESTORED Coke and other Soda Machines Also !!! call Carl at 440-309-5767

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTILIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS" FEATURE ON THIS sale, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" LISTINGS. Ialways buy these models un-restored.

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO REVIEW MY POSITIVE responseS FROM THE SALES OF Restored COKE MACHINES ON .

I HAVE CONTINUALLY PUT OUT THE FINEST RESTORED SODA MACHINES IN THE COUNTRY, YEAR AFTER YEAR.

UP FOR SALE IS THIS4 MACHINE LOT OF PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED MACHINES..... THESE REPRESENT THE VERY BEST MAKES AND MODELS EVER MADE..... THEY ARE:

Cavalier 72 Professionally restored with an all white front door as they came from the factory (small embossment)

VMC Pepsi 81 Professionally restoredblue and White as they were Modernized by Pepsi in the 1950s

VMC Orange Crush 81 (vmc Plain wrapper 81) non-embossed Professionally restored

Tohkeim 36B Gas Pump Professionally restored in Mobile Theme

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT 440-309-5767 OR EMAIL: THRU FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF EACH MACHINE INDIVIDUALLY. THESE MACHINES ARE ALL LISTED FOR SALE INDIVIDUALLY LOCALLY AS WELL.....

This great vintage American machine that special warm, wholesome, happy, feeling of simpler times. These vintage machines a turning out to be great investments that continue to go up in value, despite the economy. I personally feel your money is much safer invested in this great, tangible, AMERICAN ICON, than anywhere else, and you get to enjoy all the fun associated with it. Financial Advisors always recommend that you diversify your investments... the Stock Market will drive you NUTS, the banks are not paying any interest..... WHY NOT ENJOY ONE OF YOUR INVESTMENTS??? Investing is a high quality Antique is a good, safe, tangible, investment.

TIRED OF WATCHING YOUR MONEY DISAPPEAR IN THE STOCK MARKET? IF YOU ARE SMART, IT IS TIME TO TAKE SOME OF YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE STOCK MARKET, AND INVEST IN A GOOD SOLID TANGIBLE, FUN, ANTIQUE INVESTMENT.... YOU'VE HEARD OF DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO HAVEN'T YOU? THESE COKE MACHINES HAVE NOTORIOUSLY GONE UP IN VALUE, AND HAVE TAKEN NO BIG HITS IN VALUATION.THIS IS AN INVESTMENT THAT WON'T DRIVE YOU CRAZY WITH WORRY, INSTEAD IT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO A MORE WHOLESOME AND FUN TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT YOU CAN ENJOY TODAY..... A TRUE AMERICAN ICON

THIS MACHINE IS PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED INSIDE AND OUT, NOT BY A JUNIOR ACHIEVER MIS REPRESENTING A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION. don't get tricked by others pretending to sell professionally restored machines that are not professionally restored.

THIS MACHINE WAS DISASSEMBLED DOWN TO THE BARE CABINET, AND SANDBLASTED DOWN TO THE BARE METAL. A PROFESSIONAL BODY SHOP DID THE PAINT WORK, AND THE SHINE IS BEAUTIFUL. THE ORIGINAL COLOR WAS COMPUTER MATCHED TO PERFECTION.....

THE ORIGINAL INNER CABINET LINER WAS POWDERCOATED, BOTH INSIDE AND OUT AS WERE THE ORIGINAL SHELVES, AND VENDING STACK ASSEMBLY.... NO CHEAP SHORTCUT LIKE JUST HAMMERTONEPAINTING THESE PARTS....

THE ORIGINAL COIN MECH WAS RESTORED, AND WORKS PERFECTLY, ACCEPTING BOTH NICKELS AND DIMES.....

THE ORIGINAL"HAVE A COKE" EMBLEM IS IN GREATRESTORED CONDITION

THE ORIGINAL COIN ENTRY CASTING WAS RE-PLATTED AT CUSTOM CHROME IN GRAFTON, OHIO.... THEY ARE KNOW WORLD WIDE FOR THEIR QUALITY SHOW CHROME.

This machine was fitted with an original Refrigeration unitwith new fan motors, all new wiring, and a new thermostat, this machine cools perfectly.

This MACHINE WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SIZE BOTTLES AND FLAVORS. IT WILL HOLD THENEW 12 OZ. PLASTIC COKE BOTTLES, THE1/2 LITER PEPSI & DIET PEPSI, AND COTTON CLUBPLASTIC BOTTLES.... THE SMALL 6&1/2- 12oz COKE BOTTLES IT WILL ALSO HOLD THE ORIGINAL SPRITE BOTTLES, AS WELL AS THE LONG NECK ORANGE AND GRAPE CRUSH, STEWARTS SODAS, IBC SODAS, WINE COOLERS, LONG NECK BEER BOTTLES ETC, ETC, ETC.....THESE ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE GROCERS.

ALL NEW INSULATION, GASKETS, DOOR LINER, GLASS, FLORESCENT BALLAST & LIGHT, NEW LEG LEVELERS, WHILE ALL THE ORIGINAL HARDWARE WAS RE-ZINC PLATED THEN CLEARED...... THIS MACHINE IS GEORGIOU'S..... THE RESTORATION COST ALONE IS OVER $4000......PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS MACHINE WAS TRULY RESTORED BY A PROFESSIONAL, NOT AN AMATEUR PRETENDING TO BE A PROFESSIONAL.... SEE MY responseS AND REFERENCES!!!

MOST OF THE VALUE IN THESE MACHINES IS IN THE RESTORATION, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A MACHINE, MAKE SURE THE RESTORATION IS DONE RIGHT!!! IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT TRYING TO RESTORE ONE OF THESE YOURSELF, YOU MAY BE IN FOR A BIGGER JOB THAN YOU THINK. A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE, WHILE AN AMATEUR RESTORATION WILL DECREASE THE VALUE.

The machine pictured, is the actual machine you will receive, It is all done and ready for shipment now... I do not believe in posting pictures of other machines that I, or someone else,have done in the past, I will let my response tell the story. I also do not believe in requiring my customers to buy a machine, and have me restore it for them, many times this turns out to be much more expensive, with shipping costs, and those that take on more than they can do, end up breaking promises, substituting different machines, or filing bankruptcy, keeping your machine....I've seen it all happen, and refuse to put myself in that position. Again, the actual machine pictured is the actual machine you will receive, it is done now and ready for shipment.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH ONE OF MY COMPETITORS,............. RATHER THAN SAY,"I TOLD YOU SO" , I WILL INSTEAD SAY "I TRIED TO WARN YOU".......

DON'T GET TRICKED BY A COMPANY THAT REQUIRES YOU TO BUY A MACHINE FOR THEM TO RESTORE, TRAPPING YOU WITH THEIR CANDY COATED PROMISES, WHILE RETURNING YOU SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO RESTORING A FLAT TOP MACHINE THAT IS WAY OVERPRICED AND A TERRIBLE INVESTMENT, unrestored flat top machines sell for around $100 (restored flat tops have a maximum value of $2500). kinda like restoring aPINTO instead of a CORVETTE........KINDA BRINGS TO MIND THAT OLD SAYING ABOUT POLISHING A TERD..... NO MATTER HOW MUCH POLISH YOU USE, IT'S STILL A TERD

NO PHOTOS OF SOMEONE ELSE'S COLLECTION THAT I AM PRETENDING TO HAVE IN STOCK

NO SHELL GAME HERE, NO PROMISES THAT CAN'T BE MET, NOLIP SERVICEABOUT RESTORATION PROCESSES, NO PHOTOS OF MACHINES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE...HERE ARE MY MACHINES, RESTORED WITH INTEGRITY, AND QUALITY, USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT, AND COMMON SENSE SHOULD PREVAIL.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR MACHINE AND YOUR offerS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEE OUR OTHER sales OF VINTAGE COKE AND PEPSI MACHINES. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS : FEEL FREE TO ASK ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MACHINES,BEFORE sales' END. my phone number is 440-309-5767,

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTILIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS" FEATURE ON THIS sale, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" items FOR SODA MACHINES I AM LOOKING FOR TO BUY!!!

ALSO MANY MACHINES ARE BEING LISTED AS "PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED" WHEN THEY SIMPLY ARE NOT. IF THE CABINET LINER WAS NOT REMOVED, AND THE CABINET SANDBLASTED, YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH RUST LATER ON. ALL MY MACHINES ARE TOTALLY DISASSEMBLED AND SANDBLASTED TO REMOVE THE RUST THAT ALWAYS APPEARS BETWEEN THE BOTTOM OF THE CABINET LINER AND THE BOTTOM OF THE CABINET. THEN THE INSIDES ARE REPAIRED, AND UNDERCOATED BEFORE THE INSULATION IS INSTALLED. I WOULD NEVER CONSIDER "DIPPING" A MACHINE, BECAUSE THE ACID GETS TRAPPED IN THE SEAMS OF THE MACHINE, AND CONTINUES TO EAT AWAY THE METAL. EVEN AFTER THE MACHINE IS PAINTED.I HAVE LISTED SOME REFERENCES BELOW

THIS ORIGINAL VENDO 81A COKE MACHINE HAS ALL ORIGINAL PARTS:

ORIGINAL VENDO 81B STAINLESS STEEL BANDING RESTOREDON FRONT

ORIGINAL ID TAG

ORIGINAL COIN MECH RESTORED

ALL ORIGINAL SHELVES RESTORED

ORIGINAL CRANK HANDLE RESTORED

ORIGINAL BOTTLE DOOR EMBLEM

REFERENCES:

Carl,I have my Vendo 81B stocked full of sodas – and it looks and runs beautifully.The quality of your work is only out done by your professionalism and honesty. You answered or return all of my phone calls and e-mails. You went beyond just tying to complete a sale, you made a genuine and professional effect to make sure I purchased and received the right coke machine for me.In the world today everyone “Talks the Talk”, but very few truly “Walk the Walk” - - Carl, you are the rare exception that truly does both, you “Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk”.My sincere thanks for providing me with such a beautiful coke machine and valued piece of history and lifestyle for my family and me.Sincerely,Steve

Carl, Ireceived the machine yesterday and it is just the way you described it with outstanding craftsmanship in the restoration of it. I truly appreciate you taking the time and effort to do such a great job packing it for transport. I will certainly recommend your machines to anyone if they want quality.Thanks again, Brian

Dear Carl, Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you about the coke (81A) machine, work has been very busy. We just wanted to say thanks for such a beautiful machine it's just flawless,the detail and pride in the workmanship is just amazing,all the way down to the way you wrapped it and the moving company delivered it. Look forward to someday getting another machine from you. Thanks Steven & Theresa Theresa, thank you so much for your kind words. Please let me know what model you may be interested in next, I am working on a number of machines, all the best models. Carl Carl, We received machine and it is PERFECT ! We just love it. The shipping company was so nice and professional. Everything went 100%. You have been GREAT to work with and so nice. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays ! Judy Choplin My husband LOVES his machine!!!!!! He has shown it to everyone in the town or who comes by the house. We have it loaded with drinks and ready to use. Thank you so very much for all your hard work, picture taking, information. You are the greatest. Judy Choplin Hi Carl, Just wanted to let you know that we got the machine last Monday, and it FAR exceeded our expectations. The Coke machine is amazing, I have had so many people come over just to see it and they are just amazed at how well you restored it. You do BEAUTIFUL work!!! My husbandwas shocked and amazed at how well ever thing runs, and it brought back some good memories for grandparents. Thank you again, this was well worth the investment, and I know this will definitely be passed down to our kids. Take care, Elisa Carl,I got the machine home (Vendo 81) yesterday without any problem. It looks great!!! We had a neighbor over to see it and they were amazed at your work. They said more than few times that it looks “brand new”. Needless to say it’s a great conversation piece. It even makes it more fun to discuss, since you were able to share some time with me at your shop telling me some of the history of the machines and showing me all the very fine details work through to restore a machine. Thanks again for taking PRIDE in you work!

Sean

Dear sleepwalk,Carl: The machine arrived this afternoon, and man am I impressed. I was expecting good. What I got was great! It is absolutely beautiful. You are to be commended on your professional restoration. Thanks a million! Also---thanks for your help in the shipping. I picked up the Pepsi machine from Forward Air on Tues.
April 16th, bought it home and sat it up for about 10 hours.
I plugged it in and it runs and looks perfect! I am very pleased with the machine. You obviously took quite a bit of
time and detail went into this machine.

Carl,
I finally got the machine today, WOW...., I never thought it would look this
nice, I have visited some local dealers in the Dallas area that sell
refurbished machines and I think their idea of refurbishing and yours are two
different things.

The machines I saw here could not hold a candle to yours, they are very cheaply
done, and now that I have seen one done the right way, it is easy to tell who
spends the time and effort to do an outstanding job and who does just what
they have to, to get by, and sell a half aXX done machine.

Great job, great machine, I will recommend you to any one looking for a
wonderful piece of history.
Thanks,
Kyle

Lastly - my impression from the outside is that the machine is totally flawless. I looked for 20 minutes - just trying to find a dink . . a scuff mark . . . a hairline scratch . . . something, anything - but I came up empty ! ! ! Kudos on a fine restoration.

Carl, Hi!! Steve and I wanted to thank you selling us the Cavalier Coke Machine. It is exactly as you described it
MINT SHOW CONDITION. You did an amazing job on restoring every inch of the machine, we are THRILLED. I also wanted to commend you on the professional and expeditious manner in which you handled this transaction. We highly recommend you to any potential customers and will call you if we or any of our friends have a need for something else.
THANKS AGAIN, Debra Carl, the Coke Machine is absolutely beautiful. The nicest one I have ever seen. I'm glad that I waited all those years until the right one came along. I'm sure it will bring me years of happiness.
Thank You Very Much, Christine.

responseS:

POSITIVE responseS FOR THE SALE OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES ON

(and please alsonote the lack of positive response for restored soda machinesfrom the others)

HI CARL,THE CAVALIER 72 IS BEAUTIFUL,YOUR RESTORATION WORK UN-BELIEVABLE.AAA+++ dave757planes ( 48) Feb-18-09 08:05 -- -- Private

Great machine a perfect restoration Buyer: xdonsmithx ( 218) Feb-20-08 13:19 -- -- Private thanks for a great item and arrived in great shape thank you! Buyer: coca-nt ( 138) Jan-08-08 17:11 -- -- Private machine arrived in great condition and works. Buyer: oemnv ( 497) Jan-06-08 23:39 -- -- Private

Superior Restoration Job on Coke Machine!!! Excellent Packaging!!A++++++Thanks! vickie1989 ( 17) Nov-05-07 12:04 -- --

Machine arrived as described and so much better...absolutely pleased... rw990194 ( 23) Feb-05-07 18:23 -- -- Private Great merchandise. Would buy from again king157bears ( 547) Jan-24-07 16:10 -- (#150062084847) -- Awesome machine, great packing AAA+++ sledhead36zo ( 265) Nov-09-06 10:50 -- -- Private PERFECT Coke Machine! I am VERY pleased with my purchase! A+ all the way! dannylawson ( 651) Oct-30-06 15:38 -- -- Private Excellent and easy transaction, Highly recommended seller, Thank you very much reading*21 ( 748) Sep-27-06 07:12 -- (#150030565748) -- SUPER TRANSACTION, THANKS zeno76 ( 279) Jun-22-06 06:41 -- -- Private coke machine was absolutely fantastic,Carl is the master at restoration. thanks robjeep57 ( 347) May-31-06 05:35 -- -- Private Coke Machine is fantastic!! Excellent transaction, Would buy from again!!!!!!! tacosw ( 677) May-26-06 03:41 -- -- Private

wow, this is fabulous. very pleased. would buy another. highly recommended.
Buyer thegreenfire( 70) Mar-16-06 18:49 Private coke machine was absolutely fantastic,Carl is the master at restoration. thanks
Buyer robjeep57( 284) May-31-06 05:35 Private Coke Machine is fantastic!! Excellent transaction, Would buy from again!!!!!!!
Buyer tacosw( 633) May-26-06 03:41 Private Awesome, flawless Pepsi 81. Carl's the REAL DEAL for restored machines.
Buyer pasta916( 16) Jan-29-06 19:45 Private EXCELLENT!!, Machine is awesome & perfect and well worth the money. THANK YOU!!!!
Buyer bannanas( 278) Dec-10-05 14:26 Private An un-believable restoration. The best in the business. Thanks.
Buyer jerrydot( 392) Nov-23-05 08:27 Private This is the only person you should buy a machine from, Its incredible!!!!!!!!!!!
Buyer macs68( 66) Oct-05-05 13:18 Private $6500+ Coke Machine, Great Condition, Great Shipping, Quality Product, Perfect!!
Buyer wpllc( 25) Jun-05-05 23:35 Private Good communication. Item exactly as described. Reputable restoration & sale.
Buyer tightwad.com( 71) Dec-10-04 16:41 Private GREAT ER..........WHAT A WONDERFUL JOB YOU DID ON RESTORING THE VENDO 81 MAC
Buyer bama2934( 126) Sep-30-04 16:33 Private Great er. Seller easy to deal with and has quality product.
Buyer georgeg490( 390) Aug-16-04 11:19 Private BEST MACHINE I HAVE EVER SEEN-LOOKS BETTER THAN NEW. FANTASTIC SELLER
Buyer rcmael( 290) Apr-17-03 14:38 Private GREAT ITEM, BETTER THAN DESCRIBED,IT DOES NOT GET BETTER,THANKS !!!!!
moehoward( 467) Jul-27-99 03:50

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FAQ'sQ: WHAT IS POWDERCOATING?A: POWDER COATING IS A NEW PROCESS. POWDER COATEING IS A PLASTIC MATERIAL THAT ACTS LIKE A CERAMIC, IT GOES ON IN A POWDER FORM, THEN IS BAKED ON, AND MELTS TOGETHER, ONCE COOL, IT HARDENS THUS ENCAPSULATING THE METAL IN A NEW PROTECTIVE COATING THAT WILL NOT RUST OR OXIDIZE LIKE THE OLD GALVANIZING DID. BEWARE MANY "RESTORERS" WILL SIMPLY PAINT OVER THE OLD GALVANIZING WITH HAMMER PAINT, THIS IS A CHEAP, SIMPLE, COVER-UP

Q: HOW DOES THE SHIPPING WORK?A: THE SHIPPING IS A SEPARATE CONTRACT, BETWEEN BUYER AND SHIPPER,THAT I CAN ORCHESTRATE FOR YOU. I USE A MOVING COMPANY,NOT A TRUCKING COMPANY.MY MACHINES ARE HAND TRUCKED BY A MOVING COMPANY THAT CAN DELIVER TO YOUR DOOR, PROVIDING YOUR STREET IS TRACTOR TRAILER ACCESSIBLE. THE MACHINE CAN BE INSURED FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE, THIS NOT ONLY INSURES THAT YOU ARE COVERED FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES, IT ALSO IS PROOF THAT I AM NOT "PADDING" THE SHIPPING COSTS. YOU PAY ME FOR THE MACHINE ONLY! THE SHIPPING COST WILL COME TO YOU C.O.D. FOR THE SHIPPING ONLY. I CAREFULLY WRAP THE MACHINE IN BLANKETS, THEN HEAVY CARDBOARD CORNERS. I EVEN DOCUMENT THE MACHINE'S CONDITION WITH PHOTOGRAPHS IN CASE THERE SHOULD BE AN INSURANCE CLAIM.

HELLO, MY NAME IS CARL COATES, AND I DO PROFESSIONAL RESTORATIONS OF ANTIQUE SODA MACHINES.... PLEASE CLICK THE VIEW SELLERS OTHER sales TO SEE A LIST OF THE MACHINES I HAVE ALREADY RESTORED.....HERE IS A LIST OF MACHINES I RESTORE,THAT I FEEL ARE WORTHY OF THE RESTORATION EXPENSE THAT IS NECESSARY TO RESTORE AN ANTIQUE SODAMACHINE:

VENDOS: 81, 56, 44, 39

CAVALIER: 72, 96

VMC 81,44, 33

MANY TIMES WE HAVE THESE MODELS ALREADY DONE IN STOCK, AND CAN TAKE YOUR UN-RESTORED MACHINE IN ON TRADE, AND SUPPLY YOU A RESTORED MACHINE BACKWITHIN A WEEK.... OR WE WILL GLADLY RESTORE THE MACHINE YOU SEND US, AND EVEN PROVIDE YOU PHOTOS OF YOUR MACHINE UNDER RESTORATION.

WHEN RESTORING THESE MACHINE, I TRY TO DO THEM AS HISTORICALLY CORRECT AS POSSIBLE, WHILE STILL KEEPING COST IN MIND. MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE MACHINES WERE ORIGINALLY PRODUCED. I TRY TO KEEP THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY OF THE MACHINES I RESTORE, RECOGNIZING THEIR HISTORICAL VALUE. HERE IS A LIST OF MATERIALS THAT I UTILIZE WHEN DOING A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION.

EVERY MACHINE IS COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED DOWN TO THE BARE CABINET

EVERY MACHINE IS SANDBLASTED DOWN TO THE BARE METAL

EVERY MACHINE IS PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED AND PAINTED AT A PROFESSIONAL BODY SHOP.

EVERY MACHINE IS UNDERCOATED INSIDE BEFORE NEW INSULATION IS INSTALLED

ALL ORIGINAL ZINC PLATING IS RE-ZINCED AND THEN CLEAR COATED SO IT WILL NOT TARNISH.

ALL ORIGINAL CHROME IS RE-CHROMED

ALL ORIGINAL STAINLESS STEEL TRIM IS RESTORED HAVING ALL THE DENTS PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED, AND POLISHED TO A CHROME LIKE FINISH. WE DO NOT USE NEW REPRODUCTION METAL TRIM PIECES WITH AN INCORRECT PROFILE, WE DO IT THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT PROFESSIONALWAY, BY RESTORING THE ORIGINAL STAINLESS STEEL TRIM.

THE ORIGINAL MACHINES WERE PAINTED WITH DUPONT ENAMEL! BASE-COAT / CLEAR COAT PAINT DID NOT EVEN EXIST IN THE 1950'S, IT IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO USE THIS TYPE OF PAINT, IT IS NOT BETTER, AND IS A NIGHTMARE TO TOUCH-UP, REQUIRING BOTH THE BASE COAT AND CLEAR COAT, WHERE ENAMEL IS SINGLE STAGE, AND CAN BE TOUCHED UP AND BUFFED OUT VERY EASILY. THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT PAINT TO USE IS SINGLE STAGE ENAMEL, NOT BASECOAT / CLEARCOAT WHICH HAS A PLASTIC LIKE LOOK TO IT.......

I ALSO USE WATER RELEASE DECALS ON TOP OF THE ENAMEL PAINT, THE SAME WAY THEY DID BACK IN THE 1950'S. MANY MACHINES WERE DRESSED UP WITH THE BOTTLE AND HAND DECAL OR THE SPRITE BOY DECAL.... THESE WERE ORIGINALLY WATER RELEASE DECALS, AND WERE APPLIED THE SAME WAY I DO NOW, THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT WAY. IT IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO CLEAR COAT OVER WATER RELEASE DECALS, NOR IS IT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO CLEAR COAT OVER SILK SCREENING. SILK-SCREENING WAS DONE IN CERTAIN APPLICATIONS ON TOP OF ENAMEL PAINT, AND WAS AS PRONE TO SCRATCHING AS THE PAINT ITSELF OR THE WATER RELEASE DECALS..... ANYTHING CAN BE SCRATCHED.BEWARE SOME OF THE LESS HONEST RESTORERS WILL ALSO ADVERTISE THAT THEY ARE SILK SCREENING, WHEN IF FACT THEY ARE SIMPLY USING VINYL LETTERING AND WATER RELEASE DECALS UNDERTHE CLEAR COAT STAGE OF THEIR INCORRECT BASE/CLEAR PAINT.

WE DO NOT OVER RESTORE OUR MACHINES, CHROME PLATING THINGS THAT WERE NEVER CHROME PLATED, AND SHOULD NOT BE CHROME PLATED..... IT IS HISTORICALLY INCORRECT TO CHROME HINGES, HANDLES, COIN MECHS, BACKING PLATES ETC....., THIS IS AN UN-NECESSARY WAIST OF MONEY THAT IS ONLY DONE FOR SHOW. THESE WERE NEVER CHROME PLATED FROM THE FACTORY, AND ONLY RESULT IN A HOT RODDED, GAUDY, UNPROFESSIONAL JOB.... SIMPLY REMOVE YOUR CAR'S PAINTED GAS CAP COVER PLATE, HAVE IT CHROME PLATED, AND PUT IT BACK ON THE CAR TO SEE HOW STUPID IT LOOKS.....I GET THE SAME FEELING WHEN I SEE PARTS OF A COKE MACHINE CHROMED THAT SHOULD NOT BE.

ALL OFTHE INTERNAL CABINET LINERS, BOTTLE STACK ASSEMBLIES, BOTTLE DRUMS, BOTTLE LOADING SHELVESETC.ARE POWDERCOATED WITH A CHROME LIKE COLOR.... MANY OF THE INTERNAL PARTS OF A COKE MACHINE WERE ORIGINALLY GALVANIZED..... OLD GALVANIZING ACTUALLY OXIDIZES RESULTING IN THE WHITE POWDER LIKE SUBSTANCE YOU WILL FIND IF YOU RUN YOUR HAND OVER AN OLD PIECE OF GALVANIZED STEEL, LIKE A VENDO 81BOTTLE LOADING SHELF. THIS IS ACTUALLY HOW GALVANIZING RUSTS, ONCE THE OLD GALVANIZING OXIDIZED, THE ORIGINAL METAL WOULD BE EXPOSED, AND ACTUALLY WOULD START RUSTING..... WE HAVE ALL OUR PARTS PROFESSIONALLY POWDERCOATED, WHEN THEY DO SO THEY FIRST SAND BLAST ALL THE ORIGINALLY GALVANIZED PARTS DOWN TO THE BARE METAL, BEFORE THE NEW POWDERCOATING IS APPLIED. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO APPLY THIS POWDERCOATING, I FEEL IT IS THE VERY BEST PROTECTION THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS CAN RECEIVE. POWDER COATING IS A NEW PROCESS. POWDER COATING IS A PLASTIC MATERIAL THAT ACTS LIKE A CERAMIC, IT GOES ON IN A POWDER FORM, THEN IS BAKED ON, AND MELTS TOGETHER, ONCE COOL, IT HARDENSTHUS ENCAPSULATING THE METAL IN A NEW PROTECTIVE COATING THAT WILL NOT RUST OR OXIDIZE LIKE THE OLD GALVANIZING DID. BEWARE MANY "RESTORERS" WILL SIMPLY PAINT OVER THE OLD GALVANIZING WITH HAMMER PAINT, THIS IS A CHEAP, SIMPLE,COVER-UP.

WE ALSO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL LETTERING THAT WAS ORIGINALLY FOUND ON THE VINTAGE MACHINES AS THEY WERE WHEN THEY LEFT THE FACTORY. COCA-COLA WAS VERY TRICKY WHEN THEY DESIGNED THE LETTERING FOR THEIR MACHINES, THEY MIXED UP FONTS,(LETTERING STYLES),ANDELONGATED LETTERS. DIFFERENT MODELS HAD DIFFERENT LOGOS THAT WERE CORRECT FOR THAT MODEL. NOTHING COULD BE WORSE THAN HAVING INCORRECT LETTERING AND WRONG PLACEMENT OF WORDING SILK SCREENED UNDER CLEAR COAT ON YOUR MACHINE...... THE ONLY REMEDY WOULD BE TO REBLAST THE MACHINE AND START OVER. IF YOU WONDER IF YOUR MACHINE HAS THE CORRECT STYLE LETTERING, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REFERENCE MY sales OF ALL THE DIFFERENT MODELS, THEY ARE ALL DONE CORRECTLY!

WE ALSO APPLY MANY OF THE DECALS ORIGINALLY USED THAT OTHER RESTORERS "FORGET" TO APPLY LIKE THE SLUG REJECTER DECALS, THE BOTTLE LOADING DECALS, THE WIRING DIAGRAM DECAL, THE PATENT DECAL ETC. DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT DECALS WERE NOT USED ON THESE VINTAGE MACHINES.... IPAY OVER $100ON DECALS ALONE WHILE OTHERS LEAVE THEM OFF AND TRY TO CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU ARE GETTING MORE FOR YOUR MONEY.

OUR MACHINES HAVE HAND PAINTED EMBOSSMENT LETTERS THAT NEVER HAVE ANY BRUSH MARKS, BECAUSE I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL SIGN PAINTER, AND ARTIST, WHO USES THE CORRECT SLOW DRYING PROFESSIONAL SIGN PAINTER'S ENAMEL.ANY INSINUATION THAT THIS PAINT WILL FADE IN THE SUN IS ABSURD.... YOU WILL ALSO NOTICE THAT MY SIGN PAINTER STAYS ON TOP OF THE LETTERS LIKE THE ORIGINAL LETTERS WERE DONE ON THE PRESS AT THE FACTORY....THEY WERE NEVER SILK SCREENED OVER THE EDGES LIKE THE OTHER GUY DOES.Silk Screening leaves fuzzy edges on the lettering instead of crisp clear letters

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO PAYING MORE AND GETTING LESS: WE DON'T WASTE MONEY OVER RESTORING, WE DON'T WAREHOUSE A BUNCH OF WORTHLESS FLAT TOP MACHINES, WE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY SCRAP YOUR GOOD ORIGINAL PARTS, JUST BECAUSE NEW REPRODUCTION PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, WE DON'TTRUCK YOUR MACHINE FULL OF GLASS BOTTLES WITH SODA IN THEM, WE DON'T HAVE A LARGE WAREHOUSE OR EMPLOYEES TO BLAME FOR SOMETHING NOT DONE CORRECTLY, WE DON'T MIX UP YOUR PARTS WITH OTHER PARTS, WE DON'T MIX UP LETTERING STYLES AND LETTERING PLACEMENT, WE DON'T, LEAVE OFF DECALS, INSINUATING THAT THEY ARE NOT CORRECT, AND WE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY SCRAP A PERFECTLY GOOD COMPRESSOR.WE FEEL THAT IF YOU WANT A MACHINE FULL OF REPRODUCTION PARTS, YOU MIGHT AS WELL BUY A REPRODUCTION MACHINE.

40 YEARS FROM NOW WHEN THESE MACHINES ARE WORTH CRAZY MONEY, ARE YOU GOING TO BE GLAD YOU INVESTED IN THE MACHINE WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS, OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE SORRY YOU BOUGHT A MACHINE FILLED WITH REPRODUCTION PARTS? (reproduction parts will always be available, but where would you ever find the original parts again?)

NOW, DON'T GET ME WRONG BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE MIS-UNDERSTOOD.... REPRODUCTION PARTS DO PLAY A VERY VALUABLE AND NECESSARY ROLE IN THE RESTORATION OF ANTIQUE COKE MACHINES... I ALWAYS USE NEW PLASTIC DOOR LINERS, NEW GASKETS, NEW FAN MOTORS, NEW THERMOSTATS, NEW DECALS, NEW BREAKER STRIPS, NEW SOLENOIDS, NEW MICRO SWITCHESETC. I ALSO BUY NEW COIN CATCHERS, CAP CATCHERS AND KICK PLATES WHEN THE ORIGINALS ARE MISSING OR BEYOND REPAIR.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO RESTORING A FLAT TOP MACHINE THAT IS WAY OVERPRICED AND A TERRIBLE INVESTMENT, (restored flat tops have a maximum value of $2500). kinda like restoring aPINTO instead of a CORVETTE.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT OVER RESTORING MAKES A VINTAGE ANTIQUE MACHINE MORE VALUABLE,CHROMING THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE CHROMED IS NOT CORRECT, AND DOES NOT ADD VALUE, IT ACTUALLY TAKES AWAY.... ASK ANY ANTIQUE CAR RESTORER WHO CONCERNS HIMSELF WITH RESTORINGWITH INTEGRITY INSTEAD OF FLASH.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT REMOVING ALL THE ORIGINAL PARTS, AND REPLACING THEM WITH REPRODUCTION PARTS IS CORRECT, IT IS NOT....EVERY REPRODUCTION PART ON THAT MACHINE TAKES AWAY FROM IT'S HISTORICAL VALUE.

DON'T GET TRICKED BY A COMPANY THAT REQUIRES YOU TO BUY A MACHINE FOR THEM TO RESTORE, TRAPPING YOU WITH THEIR CANDY COATED PROMISES, WHILE RETURNING YOU SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH ONE OF MY COMPETITORS, RATHER THAN SAY,"I TOLD YOU SO" , I WILL INSTEAD SAY "I TRIED TO WARN YOU".......

NO SHELL GAME HERE, NO PROMISES THAT CAN'T BE MET, NOLIP SERVICEABOUT RESTORATION PROCESSES, NO PHOTOS OF MACHINES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE...HERE ARE MY MACHINES, RESTORED WITH INTEGRITY, AND QUALITY, USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT, AND COMMON SENSE SHOULD PREVAIL.

WHAT WE DO IS A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE, WHILE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY AND ANTIQUE CORRECTNESS.

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IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING A MACHINE FROM SOMEONE ELSE, AND THEY ARE USING MINE TO COMPARE THEIRS TO, ASK THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

NOTE, I ALSO HAVE THESE LISTED INDIVIDUALLY ON .... make a realistic offer!!!

PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MACHINE OR THIS sale!!! THANKS, CARL 440-309-5767 OR EMAIL ME DIRECT AT: no longer allows, call 440-323-8657 for this info

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTILIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS" FEATURE ON THIS sale, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" LISTINGS. Ialways buy these models un-restored.

PLEASE TAKE A MINUTE TO REVIEW MY POSITIVE responseS FROM THE SALES OF Restored COKE MACHINES ON .

I HAVE CONTINUALLY PUT OUT THE FINEST RESTORED SODA MACHINES IN THE COUNTRY, YEAR AFTER YEAR.

UP FOR SALE IS THIS 10 MACHINE LOT OF PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED SODA MACHINES..... THESE REPRESENT THE VERY BEST MAKES AND MODELS EVER MADE..... THEY ARE:

VENDO 81 A ProfessionallyRestored all Red as it came from the factory

VENDO 81 A Professionally restored Red and White as they were Modernized by Coca Cola in the 1950s

Vendo 81 B Professionally Restored Red and White as they came from the factory

Vendo 81 D Professionally Restored Red and White as they came from the factory

Vendo 39 ProfessionallyRestored all Red as it came from the factory

Vendo 39 Professionally restored Red and White as they were Modernized by Coca Cola in the 1950s

Vendo 56 Professionally Restored Red and White as they came from the factory

Cavailer 72 Professionally restored with an all white front door as they came from the factory (small embossment)

Cavalier 72 Professionally restored red and white as they came from the factory (large embossment)

Cavalier 96 Professionally restored red and white as they came from the factory (large embossment)

VMC Pepsi 81 All Blue, professionally restored as they came from the factory

VMC Pepsi 81 Professionally restoredblue and White as they were Modernized by Pepsi in the 1950s

VMC 7up 81 Original non restored to prove authenticity (professional restoration with photographic documentation available)

PLEASE CONTACT ME DIRECTLY AT 440-309-5767 OR EMAIL: FOR ADDITIONAL PHOTOS OF EACH MACHINE INDIVIDUALLY

This great vintage American machine that special warm, wholesome, happy, feeling of simpler times. These vintage machines a turning out to be great investments that continue to go up in value, despite the economy. I personally feel your money is much safer invested in this great, tangible, AMERICAN ICON, than anywhere else, and you get to enjoy all the fun associated with it. Financial Advisors always recommend that you diversify your investments... the Stock Market will drive you NUTS, the banks are not paying any interest..... WHY NOT ENJOY ONE OF YOUR INVESTMENTS??? Investing is a high quality Antique is a good, safe, tangible, investment.

TIRED OF WATCHING YOUR MONEY DISAPPEAR IN THE STOCK MARKET? IF YOU ARE SMART, IT IS TIME TO TAKE SOME OF YOUR MONEY OUT OF THE STOCK MARKET, AND INVEST IN A GOOD SOLID TANGIBLE, FUN, ANTIQUE INVESTMENT.... YOU'VE HEARD OF DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO HAVEN'T YOU? THESE COKE MACHINES HAVE NOTORIOUSLY GONE UP IN VALUE, AND HAVE TAKEN NO BIG HITS IN VALUATION.THIS IS AN INVESTMENT THAT WON'T DRIVE YOU CRAZY WITH WORRY, INSTEAD IT WILL TAKE YOU BACK TO A MORE WHOLESOME AND FUN TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY THAT YOU CAN ENJOY TODAY..... A TRUE AMERICAN ICON

THIS MACHINE IS PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED INSIDE AND OUT, NOT BY A JUNIOR ACHIEVER MIS REPRESENTING A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION. don't get tricked by others pretending to sell professionally restored machines that are not professionally restored.

THIS MACHINE WAS DISASSEMBLED DOWN TO THE BARE CABINET, AND SANDBLASTED DOWN TO THE BARE METAL. A PROFESSIONAL BODY SHOP DID THE PAINT WORK, AND THE SHINE IS BEAUTIFUL. THE ORIGINAL COLOR WAS COMPUTER MATCHED TO PERFECTION.....

THE ORIGINAL INNER CABINET LINER WAS POWDERCOATED, BOTH INSIDE AND OUT AS WERE THE ORIGINAL SHELVES, AND VENDING STACK ASSEMBLY.... NO CHEAP SHORTCUT LIKE JUST HAMMERTONEPAINTING THESE PARTS....

THE ORIGINAL COIN MECH WAS RESTORED, AND WORKS PERFECTLY, ACCEPTING BOTH NICKELS AND DIMES.....

THE ORIGINAL"HAVE A COKE" EMBLEM IS IN GREATRESTORED CONDITION

THE ORIGINAL COIN ENTRY CASTING WAS REPLATED AT CUSTOM CHROME IN GRAFTON, OHIO.... THEY ARE KNOW WORLD WIDE FOR THEIR QUALITY SHOW CHROME.

This machine was fitted with an original Refrigeration unitwith new fan motors, all new wiring, and a new thermostat, this machine cools perfectly.

This MACHINE WAS DESIGNED TO HOLD A VARIETY OF DIFFERENT SIZE BOTTLES AND FLAVORS. IT WILL HOLD THENEW 12 OZ. PLASTIC COKE BOTTLES, THE1/2 LITER PEPSI & DIET PEPSI, AND COTTON CLUBPLASTIC BOTTLES.... THE SMALL 6&1/2- 12oz COKE BOTTLES IT WILL ALSO HOLD THE ORIGINAL SPRITE BOTTLES, AS WELL AS THE LONG NECK ORANGE AND GRAPE CRUSH, STEWARTS SODAS, IBC SODAS, WINE COOLERS, LONG NECK BEER BOTTLES ETC, ETC, ETC.....THESE ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT THE GROCERS.

ALL NEW INSULATION, GASKETS, DOOR LINER, GLASS, FLORESCENT BALLAST & LIGHT, NEW LEG LEVELERS, WHILE ALL THE ORIGINAL HARDWARE WAS RE-ZINC PLATED THEN CLEARED...... THIS MACHINE IS GEORGIOU'S..... THE RESTORATION COST ALONE IS OVER $4000......PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS MACHINE WAS TRULY RESTORED BY A PROFESSIONAL, NOT AN AMATEUR PRETENDING TO BE A PROFESSIONAL.... SEE MY responseS AND REFERENCES!!!

MOST OF THE VALUE IN THESE MACHINES IS IN THE RESTORATION, IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING A MACHINE, MAKE SURE THE RESTORATION IS DONE RIGHT!!! IF YOU ARE THINKING ABOUT TRYING TO RESTORE ONE OF THESE YOURSELF, YOU MAY BE IN FOR A BIGGER JOB THAN YOU THINK. A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE, WHILE AN AMATEUR RESTORATION WILL DECREASE THE VALUE.

The machine pictured, is the actual machine you will receive, It is all done and ready for shipment now... I do not believe in posting pictures of other machines that I, or someone else,have done in the past, I will let my response tell the story. I also do not believe in requiring my customers to buy a machine, and have me restore it for them, many times this turns out to be much more expensive, with shipping costs, and those that take on more than they can do, end up breaking promises, substituting different machines, or filing bankruptcy, keeping your machine....I've seen it all happen, and refuse to put myself in that position. Again, the actual machine pictured is the actual machine you will receive, it is done now and ready for shipment.

FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH ONE OF MY COMPETITORS,............. RATHER THAN SAY,"I TOLD YOU SO" , I WILL INSTEAD SAY "I TRIED TO WARN YOU".......

DON'T GET TRICKED BY A COMPANY THAT REQUIRES YOU TO BUY A MACHINE FOR THEM TO RESTORE, TRAPPING YOU WITH THEIR CANDY COATED PROMISES, WHILE RETURNING YOU SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO RESTORING A FLAT TOP MACHINE THAT IS WAY OVERPRICED AND A TERRIBLE INVESTMENT, unrestored flat top machines sell for around $100 (restored flat tops have a maximum value of $2500). kinda like restoring aPINTO instead of a CORVETTE........KINDA BRINGS TO MIND THAT OLD SAYING ABOUT POLISHING A TERD..... NO MATTER HOW MUCH POLISH YOU USE, IT'S STILL A TERD

NO PHOTOS OF SOMEONE ELSE'S COLLECTION THAT I AM PRETENDING TO HAVE IN STOCK

NO SHELL GAME HERE, NO PROMISES THAT CAN'T BE MET, NOLIP SERVICEABOUT RESTORATION PROCESSES, NO PHOTOS OF MACHINES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE...HERE ARE MY MACHINES, RESTORED WITH INTEGRITY, AND QUALITY, USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT, AND COMMON SENSE SHOULD PREVAIL.

THANK YOU FOR CONSIDERING OUR MACHINE AND YOUR offerS. PLEASE MAKE SURE TO SEE OUR OTHER sales OF VINTAGE COKE AND PEPSI MACHINES. MY E-MAIL ADDRESS IS : FEEL FREE TO ASK ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MACHINES,BEFORE sales' END. my phone number is 440-309-5767,

MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTILIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS" FEATURE ON THIS sale, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" items FOR SODA MACHINES I AM LOOKING FOR TO BUY!!!

ALSO MANY MACHINES ARE BEING LISTED AS "PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED" WHEN THEY SIMPLY ARE NOT. IF THE CABINET LINER WAS NOT REMOVED, AND THE CABINET SANDBLASTED, YOU ARE SURE TO HAVE PROBLEMS WITH RUST LATER ON. ALL MY MACHINES ARE TOTALLY DISASSEMBLED AND SANDBLASTED TO REMOVE THE RUST THAT ALWAYS APPEARS BETWEEN THE BOTTOM OF THE CABINET LINER AND THE BOTTOM OF THE CABINET. THEN THE INSIDES ARE REPAIRED, AND UNDERCOATED BEFORE THE INSULATION IS INSTALLED. I WOULD NEVER CONSIDER "DIPPING" A MACHINE, BECAUSE THE ACID GETS TRAPPED IN THE SEAMS OF THE MACHINE, AND CONTINUES TO EAT AWAY THE METAL. EVEN AFTER THE MACHINE IS PAINTED.I HAVE LISTED SOME REFERENCES BELOW

THIS ORIGINAL VENDO 81A COKE MACHINE HAS ALL ORIGINAL PARTS:

ORIGINAL VENDO 81B STAINLESS STEEL BANDING RESTOREDON FRONT

ORIGINAL ID TAG

ORIGINAL COIN MECH RESTORED

ALL ORIGINAL SHELVES RESTORED

ORIGINAL CRANK HANDLE RESTORED

ORIGINAL BOTTLE DOOR EMBLEM

REFERENCES:

Carl,I have my Vendo 81B stocked full of sodas – and it looks and runs beautifully.The quality of your work is only out done by your professionalism and honesty. You answered or return all of my phone calls and e-mails. You went beyond just tying to complete a sale, you made a genuine and professional effect to make sure I purchased and received the right coke machine for me.In the world today everyone “Talks the Talk”, but very few truly “Walk the Walk” - - Carl, you are the rare exception that truly does both, you “Talk the Talk and Walk the Walk”.My sincere thanks for providing me with such a beautiful coke machine and valued piece of history and lifestyle for my family and me.Sincerely,Steve

Carl, Ireceived the machine yesterday and it is just the way you described it with outstanding craftsmanship in the restoration of it. I truly appreciate you taking the time and effort to do such a great job packing it for transport. I will certainly recommend your machines to anyone if they want quality.Thanks again, Brian

Dear Carl, Sorry it has taken us so long to get back to you about the coke (81A) machine, work has been very busy. We just wanted to say thanks for such a beautiful machine it's just flawless,the detail and pride in the workmanship is just amazing,all the way down to the way you wrapped it and the moving company delivered it. Look forward to someday getting another machine from you. Thanks Steven & Theresa Theresa, thank you so much for your kind words. Please let me know what model you may be interested in next, I am working on a number of machines, all the best models. Carl Carl, We received machine and it is PERFECT ! We just love it. The shipping company was so nice and professional. Everything went 100%. You have been GREAT to work with and so nice. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays ! Judy Choplin My husband LOVES his machine!!!!!! He has shown it to everyone in the town or who comes by the house. We have it loaded with drinks and ready to use. Thank you so very much for all your hard work, picture taking, information. You are the greatest. Judy Choplin Hi Carl, Just wanted to let you know that we got the machine last Monday, and it FAR exceeded our expectations. The Coke machine is amazing, I have had so many people come over just to see it and they are just amazed at how well you restored it. You do BEAUTIFUL work!!! My husbandwas shocked and amazed at how well ever thing runs, and it brought back some good memories for grandparents. Thank you again, this was well worth the investment, and I know this will definitely be passed down to our kids. Take care, Elisa Carl,I got the machine home (Vendo 81) yesterday without any problem. It looks great!!! We had a neighbor over to see it and they were amazed at your work. They said more than few times that it looks “brand new”. Needless to say it’s a great conversation piece. It even makes it more fun to discuss, since you were able to share some time with me at your shop telling me some of the history of the machines and showing me all the very fine details work through to restore a machine. Thanks again for taking PRIDE in you work!

Sean

Dear sleepwalk,Carl: The machine arrived this afternoon, and man am I impressed. I was expecting good. What I got was great! It is absolutely beautiful. You are to be commended on your professional restoration. Thanks a million! Also---thanks for your help in the shipping. I picked up the Pepsi machine from Forward Air on Tues.
April 16th, bought it home and sat it up for about 10 hours.
I plugged it in and it runs and looks perfect! I am very pleased with the machine. You obviously took quite a bit of
time and detail went into this machine.

Carl,
I finally got the machine today, WOW...., I never thought it would look this
nice, I have visited some local dealers in the Dallas area that sell
refurbished machines and I think their idea of refurbishing and yours are two
different things.

The machines I saw here could not hold a candle to yours, they are very cheaply
done, and now that I have seen one done the right way, it is easy to tell who
spends the time and effort to do an outstanding job and who does just what
they have to, to get by, and sell a half aXX done machine.

Great job, great machine, I will recommend you to any one looking for a
wonderful piece of history.
Thanks,
Kyle

Lastly - my impression from the outside is that the machine is totally flawless. I looked for 20 minutes - just trying to find a dink . . a scuff mark . . . a hairline scratch . . . something, anything - but I came up empty ! ! ! Kudos on a fine restoration.

Carl, Hi!! Steve and I wanted to thank you selling us the Cavalier Coke Machine. It is exactly as you described it
MINT SHOW CONDITION. You did an amazing job on restoring every inch of the machine, we are THRILLED. I also wanted to commend you on the professional and expeditious manner in which you handled this transaction. We highly recommend you to any potential customers and will call you if we or any of our friends have a need for something else.
THANKS AGAIN, Debra Carl, the Coke Machine is absolutely beautiful. The nicest one I have ever seen. I'm glad that I waited all those years until the right one came along. I'm sure it will bring me years of happiness.
Thank You Very Much, Christine.

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HI CARL,THE CAVALIER 72 IS BEAUTIFUL,YOUR RESTORATION WORK UN-BELIEVABLE.AAA+++ dave757planes ( 48) Feb-18-09 08:05 -- -- Private

Great machine a perfect restoration Buyer: xdonsmithx ( 218) Feb-20-08 13:19 -- -- Private thanks for a great item and arrived in great shape thank you! Buyer: coca-nt ( 138) Jan-08-08 17:11 -- -- Private machine arrived in great condition and works. Buyer: oemnv ( 497) Jan-06-08 23:39 -- -- Private

Superior Restoration Job on Coke Machine!!! Excellent Packaging!!A++++++Thanks! vickie1989 ( 17) Nov-05-07 12:04 -- --

Machine arrived as described and so much better...absolutely pleased... rw990194 ( 23) Feb-05-07 18:23 -- -- Private Great merchandise. Would buy from again king157bears ( 547) Jan-24-07 16:10 -- (#150062084847) -- Awesome machine, great packing AAA+++ sledhead36zo ( 265) Nov-09-06 10:50 -- -- Private PERFECT Coke Machine! I am VERY pleased with my purchase! A+ all the way! dannylawson ( 651) Oct-30-06 15:38 -- -- Private Excellent and easy transaction, Highly recommended seller, Thank you very much reading*21 ( 748) Sep-27-06 07:12 -- (#150030565748) -- SUPER TRANSACTION, THANKS zeno76 ( 279) Jun-22-06 06:41 -- -- Private coke machine was absolutely fantastic,carl is the master at restoration. thanks robjeep57 ( 347) May-31-06 05:35 -- -- Private Coke Machine is fantastic!! Excellent transaction, Would buy from again!!!!!!! tacosw ( 677) May-26-06 03:41 -- -- Private

wow, this is fabulous. very pleased. would buy another. highly recommended.
Buyer thegreenfire( 70) Mar-16-06 18:49 Private coke machine was absolutely fantastic,carl is the master at restoration. thanks
Buyer robjeep57( 284) May-31-06 05:35 Private Coke Machine is fantastic!! Excellent transaction, Would buy from again!!!!!!!
Buyer tacosw( 633) May-26-06 03:41 Private Awesome, flawless Pepsi 81. Carl's the REAL DEAL for restored machines.
Buyer pasta916( 16) Jan-29-06 19:45 Private EXCELLENT!!, Machine is awesome & perfect and well worth the money. THANK YOU!!!!
Buyer bannanas( 278) Dec-10-05 14:26 Private An un-believable restoration. The best in the business. Thanks.
Buyer jerrydot( 392) Nov-23-05 08:27 Private This is the only person you should buy a machine from, Its incredible!!!!!!!!!!!
Buyer macs68( 66) Oct-05-05 13:18 Private $6500+ Coke Machine, Great Condition, Great Shipping, Quality Product, Perfect!!
Buyer wpllc( 25) Jun-05-05 23:35 Private Good communication. Item exactly as described. Reputable restoration & sale.
Buyer tightwad.com( 71) Dec-10-04 16:41 Private GREAT ER..........WHAT A WONDERFUL JOB YOU DID ON RESTORING THE VENDO 81 MAC
Buyer bama2934( 126) Sep-30-04 16:33 Private Great er. Seller easy to deal with and has quality product.
Buyer georgeg490( 390) Aug-16-04 11:19 Private BEST MACINE I HAVE EVER SEEN-LOOKS BETTER THAN NEW. FANTASTIC SELLER
Buyer rcmael( 290) Apr-17-03 14:38 Private GREAT ITEM, BETTER THAN DESCRIBED,IT DOES NOT GET BETTER,THANKS !!!!!
moehoward( 467) Jul-27-99 03:50

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FAQ'sQ: WHAT IS POWDERCOATING?A: POWDER COATING IS A NEW PROCESS. POWDER COATEING IS A PLASTIC MATERIAL THAT ACTS LIKE A CERAMIC, IT GOES ON IN A POWDER FORM, THEN IS BAKED ON, AND MELTS TOGETHER, ONCE COOL, IT HARDENS THUS ENCAPSULATING THE METAL IN A NEW PROTECTIVE COATING THAT WILL NOT RUST OR OXIDIZE LIKE THE OLD GALVANIZING DID. BEWARE MANY "RESTORERS" WILL SIMPLY PAINT OVER THE OLD GALVANIZING WITH HAMMER PAINT, THIS IS A CHEAP, SIMPLE, COVER-UP

Q: HOW DOES THE SHIPPING WORK?A: THE SHIPPING IS A SEPARATE CONTRACT, BETWEEN BUYER AND SHIPPER,THAT I CAN ORCHESTRATE FOR YOU. I USE A MOVING COMPANY,NOT A TRUCKING COMPANY.MY MACHINES ARE HAND TRUCKED BY A MOVING COMPANY THAT CAN DELIVER TO YOUR DOOR, PROVIDING YOUR STREET IS TRACTOR TRAILER ACCESSIBLE. THE MACHINE CAN BE INSURED FOR THE PURCHASE PRICE, THIS NOT ONLY INSURES THAT YOU ARE COVERED FOR INSURANCE PURPOSES, IT ALSO IS PROOF THAT I AM NOT "PADDING" THE SHIPPING COSTS. YOU PAY ME FOR THE MACHINE ONLY! THE SHIPPING COST WILL COME TO YOU C.O.D. FOR THE SHIPPING ONLY. I CAREFULLY WRAP THE MACHINE IN BLANKETS, THEN HEAVY CARDBOARD CORNERS. I EVEN DOCUMENT THE MACHINE'S CONDITION WITH PHOTOGRAPHS IN CASE THERE SHOULD BE AN INSURANCE CLAIM.

HELLO, MY NAME IS CARL COATES, AND I DO PROFESSIONAL RESTORATIONS OF ANTIQUE SODA MACHINES.... PLEASE CLICK THE VIEW SELLERS OTHER sales TO SEE A LIST OF THE MACHINES I HAVE ALREADY RESTORED.....HERE IS A LIST OF MACHINES I RESTORE,THAT I FEEL ARE WORTHY OF THE RESTORATION EXPENSE THAT IS NECESSARY TO RESTORE AN ANTIQUE SODAMACHINE:

VENDOS: 81, 56, 44, 39

CAVALIER: 72, 96

VMC 81,44, 33

MANY TIMES WE HAVE THESE MODELS ALREADY DONE IN STOCK, AND CAN TAKE YOUR UN-RESTORED MACHINE IN ON TRADE, AND SUPPLY YOU A RESTORED MACHINE BACKWITHIN A WEEK.... OR WE WILL GLADLY RESTORE THE MACHINE YOU SEND US, AND EVEN PROVIDE YOU PHOTOS OF YOUR MACHINE UNDER RESTORATION.

WHEN RESTORING THESE MACHINE, I TRY TO DO THEM AS HISTORICALLY CORRECT AS POSSIBLE, WHILE STILL KEEPING COST IN MIND. MANY PEOPLE ARE NOT UNDERSTANDING CORRECTLY THE MANNER IN WHICH THESE MACHINES WERE ORIGINALLY PRODUCED. I TRY TO KEEP THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY OF THE MACHINES I RESTORE, RECOGNIZING THEIR HISTORICAL VALUE. HERE IS A LIST OF MATERIALS THAT I UTILIZE WHEN DOING A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION.

EVERY MACHINE IS COMPLETELY DISASSEMBLED DOWN TO THE BARE CABINET

EVERY MACHINE IS SANDBLASTED DOWN TO THE BARE METAL

EVERY MACHINE IS PROFESSIONALLY REPAIRED AND PAINTED AT A PROFESSIONAL BODY SHOP.

EVERY MACHINE IS UNDERCOATED INSIDE BEFORE NEW INSULATION IS INSTALLED

ALL ORIGINAL ZINC PLATING IS RE-ZINCED AND THEN CLEAR COATED SO IT WILL NOT TARNISH.

ALL ORIGINAL CHROME IS RE-CHROMED

ALL ORIGINAL STAINLESS STEEL TRIM IS RESTORED HAVING ALL THE DENTS PROFESSIONALLY REMOVED, AND POLISHED TO A CHROME LIKE FINISH. WE DO NOT USE NEW REPRODUCTION METAL TRIM PIECES WITH AN INCORRECT PROFILE, WE DO IT THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT PROFESSIONALWAY, BY RESTORING THE ORIGINAL STAINLESS STEEL TRIM.

THE ORIGINAL MACHINES WERE PAINTED WITH DUPONT ENAMEL! BASE-COAT / CLEAR COAT PAINT DID NOT EVEN EXIST IN THE 1950'S, IT IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO USE THIS TYPE OF PAINT, IT IS NOT BETTER, AND IS A NIGHTMARE TO TOUCH-UP, REQUIRING BOTH THE BASE COAT AND CLEAR COAT, WHERE ENAMEL IS SINGLE STAGE, AND CAN BE TOUCHED UP AND BUFFED OUT VERY EASILY. THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT PAINT TO USE IS SINGLE STAGE ENAMEL, NOT BASECOAT / CLEARCOAT WHICH HAS A PLASTIC LIKE LOOK TO IT.......

I ALSO USE WATER RELEASE DECALS ON TOP OF THE ENAMEL PAINT, THE SAME WAY THEY DID BACK IN THE 1950'S. MANY MACHINES WERE DRESSED UP WITH THE BOTTLE AND HAND DECAL OR THE SPRITE BOY DECAL.... THESE WERE ORIGINALLY WATER RELEASE DECALS, AND WERE APPLIED THE SAME WAY I DO NOW, THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT WAY. IT IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO CLEAR COAT OVER WATER RELEASE DECALS, NOR IS IT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO CLEAR COAT OVER SILK SCREENING. SILK-SCREENING WAS DONE IN CERTAIN APPLICATIONS ON TOP OF ENAMEL PAINT, AND WAS AS PRONE TO SCRATCHING AS THE PAINT ITSELF OR THE WATER RELEASE DECALS..... ANYTHING CAN BE SCRATCHED.BEWARE SOME OF THE LESS HONEST RESTORERS WILL ALSO ADVERTISE THAT THEY ARE SILK SCREENING, WHEN IF FACT THEY ARE SIMPLY USING VINYL LETTERING AND WATER RELEASE DECALS UNDERTHE CLEAR COAT STAGE OF THEIR INCORRECT BASE/CLEAR PAINT.

WE DO NOT OVER RESTORE OUR MACHINES, CHROME PLATING THINGS THAT WERE NEVER CHROME PLATED, AND SHOULD NOT BE CHROME PLATED..... IT IS HISTORICALLY INCORRECT TO CHROME HINGES, HANDLES, COIN MECHS, BACKING PLATES ETC....., THIS IS AN UN-NECESSARY WAIST OF MONEY THAT IS ONLY DONE FOR SHOW. THESE WERE NEVER CHROME PLATED FROM THE FACTORY, AND ONLY RESULT IN A HOT RODDED, GAUDY, UNPROFESSIONAL JOB.... SIMPLY REMOVE YOUR CAR'S PAINTED GAS CAP COVER PLATE, HAVE IT CHROME PLATED, AND PUT IT BACK ON THE CAR TO SEE HOW STUPID IT LOOKS.....I GET THE SAME FEELING WHEN I SEE PARTS OF A COKE MACHINE CHROMED THAT SHOULD NOT BE.

ALL OFTHE INTERNAL CABINET LINERS, BOTTLE STACK ASSEMBLIES, BOTTLE DRUMS, BOTTLE LOADING SHELVESETC.ARE POWDERCOATED WITH A CHROME LIKE COLOR.... MANY OF THE INTERNAL PARTS OF A COKE MACHINE WERE ORIGINALLY GALVANIZED..... OLD GALVANIZING ACTUALLY OXIDIZES RESULTING IN THE WHITE POWDER LIKE SUBSTANCE YOU WILL FIND IF YOU RUN YOUR HAND OVER AN OLD PIECE OF GALVANIZED STEEL, LIKE A VENDO 81BOTTLE LOADING SHELF. THIS IS ACTUALLY HOW GALVANIZING RUSTS, ONCE THE OLD GALVANIZING OXIDIZED, THE ORIGINAL METAL WOULD BE EXPOSED, AND ACTUALLY WOULD START RUSTING..... WE HAVE ALL OUR PARTS PROFESSIONALLY POWDERCOATED, WHEN THEY DO SO THEY FIRST SAND BLAST ALL THE ORIGINALLY GALVANIZED PARTS DOWN TO THE BARE METAL, BEFORE THE NEW POWDERCOATING IS APPLIED. ALTHOUGH IT IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT TO APPLY THIS POWDERCOATING, I FEEL IT IS THE VERY BEST PROTECTION THE INTERNAL COMPONENTS CAN RECEIVE. POWDER COATING IS A NEW PROCESS. POWDER COATING IS A PLASTIC MATERIAL THAT ACTS LIKE A CERAMIC, IT GOES ON IN A POWDER FORM, THEN IS BAKED ON, AND MELTS TOGETHER, ONCE COOL, IT HARDENSTHUS ENCAPSULATING THE METAL IN A NEW PROTECTIVE COATING THAT WILL NOT RUST OR OXIDIZE LIKE THE OLD GALVANIZING DID. BEWARE MANY "RESTORERS" WILL SIMPLY PAINT OVER THE OLD GALVANIZING WITH HAMMER PAINT, THIS IS A CHEAP, SIMPLE,COVER-UP.

WE ALSO PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE ACTUAL ORIGINAL LETTERING THAT WAS ORIGINALLY FOUND ON THE VINTAGE MACHINES AS THEY WERE WHEN THEY LEFT THE FACTORY. COCA-COLA WAS VERY TRICKY WHEN THEY DESIGNED THE LETTERING FOR THEIR MACHINES, THEY MIXED UP FONTS,(LETTERING STYLES),ANDELONGATED LETTERS. DIFFERENT MODELS HAD DIFFERENT LOGOS THAT WERE CORRECT FOR THAT MODEL. NOTHING COULD BE WORSE THAN HAVING INCORRECT LETTERING AND WRONG PLACEMENT OF WORDING SILK SCREENED UNDER CLEAR COAT ON YOUR MACHINE...... THE ONLY REMEDY WOULD BE TO REBLAST THE MACHINE AND START OVER. IF YOU WONDER IF YOUR MACHINE HAS THE CORRECT STYLE LETTERING, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO REFERENCE MY sales OF ALL THE DIFFERENT MODELS, THEY ARE ALL DONE CORRECTLY!

WE ALSO APPLY MANY OF THE DECALS ORIGINALLY USED THAT OTHER RESTORERS "FORGET" TO APPLY LIKE THE SLUG REJECTER DECALS, THE BOTTLE LOADING DECALS, THE WIRING DIAGRAM DECAL, THE PATENT DECAL ETC. DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT DECALS WERE NOT USED ON THESE VINTAGE MACHINES.... IPAY OVER $100ON DECALS ALONE WHILE OTHERS LEAVE THEM OFF AND TRY TO CONVINCE YOU THAT YOU ARE GETTING MORE FOR YOUR MONEY.

OUR MACHINES HAVE HAND PAINTED EMBOSSMENT LETTERS THAT NEVER HAVE ANY BRUSH MARKS, BECAUSE I HIRE A PROFESSIONAL SIGN PAINTER, AND ARTIST, WHO USES THE CORRECT SLOW DRYING PROFESSIONAL SIGN PAINTER'S ENAMEL.ANY INSINUATION THAT THIS PAINT WILL FADE IN THE SUN IS ABSURD.... YOU WILL ALSO NOTICE THAT MY SIGN PAINTER STAYS ON TOP OF THE LETTERS LIKE THE ORIGINAL LETTERS WERE DONE ON THE PRESS AT THE FACTORY....THEY WERE NEVER SILK SCREENED OVER THE EDGES LIKE THE OTHER GUY DOES.Silk Screening leaves fuzzy edges on the lettering instead of crisp clear letters

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO PAYING MORE AND GETTING LESS: WE DON'T WASTE MONEY OVER RESTORING, WE DON'T WAREHOUSE A BUNCH OF WORTHLESS FLAT TOP MACHINES, WE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY SCRAP YOUR GOOD ORIGINAL PARTS, JUST BECAUSE NEW REPRODUCTION PARTS ARE AVAILABLE, WE DON'TTRUCK YOUR MACHINE FULL OF GLASS BOTTLES WITH SODA IN THEM, WE DON'T HAVE A LARGE WAREHOUSE OR EMPLOYEES TO BLAME FOR SOMETHING NOT DONE CORRECTLY, WE DON'T MIX UP YOUR PARTS WITH OTHER PARTS, WE DON'T MIX UP LETTERING STYLES AND LETTERING PLACEMENT, WE DON'T, LEAVE OFF DECALS, INSINUATING THAT THEY ARE NOT CORRECT, AND WE DON'T AUTOMATICALLY SCRAP A PERFECTLY GOOD COMPRESSOR.WE FEEL THAT IF YOU WANT A MACHINE FULL OF REPRODUCTION PARTS, YOU MIGHT AS WELL BUY A REPRODUCTION MACHINE.

40 YEARS FROM NOW WHEN THESE MACHINES ARE WORTH CRAZY MONEY, ARE YOU GOING TO BE GLAD YOU INVESTED IN THE MACHINE WITH ALL THE ORIGINAL COMPONENTS, OR ARE YOU GOING TO BE SORRY YOU BOUGHT A MACHINE FILLED WITH REPRODUCTION PARTS? (reproduction parts will always be available, but where would you ever find the original parts again?)

NOW, DON'T GET ME WRONG BECAUSE I DON'T WANT TO BE MIS-UNDERSTOOD.... REPRODUCTION PARTS DO PLAY A VERY VALUABLE AND NECESSARY ROLE IN THE RESTORATION OF ANTIQUE COKE MACHINES... I ALWAYS USE NEW PLASTIC DOOR LINERS, NEW GASKETS, NEW FAN MOTORS, NEW THERMOSTATS, NEW DECALS, NEW BREAKER STRIPS, NEW SOLENOIDS, NEW MICRO SWITCHESETC. I ALSO BUY NEW COIN CATCHERS, CAP CATCHERS AND KICK PLATES WHEN THE ORIGINALS ARE MISSING OR BEYOND REPAIR.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO RESTORING A FLAT TOP MACHINE THAT IS WAY OVERPRICED AND A TERRIBLE INVESTMENT, (restored flat tops have a maximum value of $2500). kinda like restoring aPINTO instead of a CORVETTE.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT OVER RESTORING MAKES A VINTAGE ANTIQUE MACHINE MORE VALUABLE,CHROMING THINGS THAT SHOULD NOT BE CHROMED IS NOT CORRECT, AND DOES NOT ADD VALUE, IT ACTUALLY TAKES AWAY.... ASK ANY ANTIQUE CAR RESTORER WHO CONCERNS HIMSELF WITH RESTORINGWITH INTEGRITY INSTEAD OF FLASH.

DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT REMOVING ALL THE ORIGINAL PARTS, AND REPLACING THEM WITH REPRODUCTION PARTS IS CORRECT, IT IS NOT....EVERY REPRODUCTION PART ON THAT MACHINE TAKES AWAY FROM IT'S HISTORICAL VALUE.

DON'T GET TRICKED BY A COMPANY THAT REQUIRES YOU TO BUY A MACHINE FOR THEM TO RESTORE, TRAPPING YOU WITH THEIR CANDY COATED PROMISES, WHILE RETURNING YOU SOMEONE ELSE'S MACHINE. FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE HAVING TROUBLE WITH ONE OF MY COMPETITORS, RATHER THAN SAY,"I TOLD YOU SO" , I WILL INSTEAD SAY "I TRIED TO WARN YOU".......

NO SHELL GAME HERE, NO PROMISES THAT CAN'T BE MET, NOLIP SERVICEABOUT RESTORATION PROCESSES, NO PHOTOS OF MACHINES THAT ARE NOT AVAILABLE...HERE ARE MY MACHINES, RESTORED WITH INTEGRITY, AND QUALITY, USE YOUR OWN JUDGMENT, AND COMMON SENSE SHOULD PREVAIL.

WHAT WE DO IS A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION AT AN AFFORDABLE PRICE, WHILE PAYING ATTENTION TO THE HISTORICAL INTEGRITY AND ANTIQUE CORRECTNESS.

(and please alsonote the lack of positive response for restored soda machinesfrom the others)

IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING A MACHINE FROM SOMEONE ELSE, AND THEY ARE USING MINE TO COMPARE THEIR'S TO, ASK THESE IMPORTANT QUESTIONS:

NOTE: ALL THESE FACTORS HAVE A PLACE IN DETERMINING THE VALUE OF A RESTORED COKE MACHINE!

1. WAS THE MACHINE STRIPPED ALL THE WAY DOWN TO THE BARE CABINET, AND SANDBLASTED TO REMOVE THE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL RUST? many amateur refurbishes willnot take the machine apart, leave the original insulation, and internal rust intact, and do a quick scuff and shoot paint job, then mis-represent the machine as restored...

2. ARE THE INTERNAL PARTS THAT WERE ORIGINALLY GALVANIZED NOW POWDERCOATED OR SIMPLY PAINTED? painting internal parts that were originally galvanized is a cheap, incorrectsubstitute for powdercoating that will not hold up inside a refrigerated cabinet.... don't allow the amateur or TV Personalityto tell you different! Paint is cheap and easy and chips off. Powdercoat will last 10 times longer !!!

3. HAS THE ORIGINAL ZINC PLATING BEEN RE-ZINC PLATED OR WERE THOSE PARTS ONLY PAINTED? a lot of parts inside the coin door original came zinc plated from the factory.... I always have these parts re-zinc plated, then I clear coat the so they won't tarnish

4. WAS THE CHROME PLATING DONE AS SHOW CHROME OR WAS A CHEAP CHROME PLATTER USED WHO DOES UTILITY PLATING? people don't realize that there are different degrees of chrome plating..... My chrome is done by the best in the country..Custom Chrome in Grafton Ohio. they are famous for their quality show chrome......

5. WAS THE CORRECT ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNIT RESTORED, OR IS THERE SOME TYPE OR REPLACEMENT UNIT IN PLACE? many restorers simply replace the original refrigeration unit, with a new reproduction unit..... it is my position that maintaining the original refrigeration unit retains the antique integrity of your vintage machine,the same way keeping the original motor in your classic Corvette would.

6. WAS THE INTERNAL RUST IN THE CABINET REPAIRED PROFESSIONALLY AND THE CABINET UNDERCOATED INTERNALLY BEFORE NEW INSULATION WAS INSTALLED? not doing this simple step could lead to future issues..... instead of seeing how much you can get away with, I go the extra mile, and have established practices that ensure your machine will stay restored....

7. IS THE PAINT JOB DONE BY A PROFESSIONAL PAINTER OR BY AN AMATEUR many amateur restorers will try to paint these machines themselves in their garage instead of paying the professional paint shop to do the job correctly!

8. WERE THE CORRECT ORIGINAL GRAPHICS RE-APPLIED ON THE MACHINE, OR INCORRECT GRAPHICS DONE FROM INCORRECT MEMORY ? many amateur restorers will put an incorrect graphics in the wrong spot because they don't have enough integrity in their work to even look at an original to see the correct graphics and placement...... SOME IDIOTS EVER CLEAR COAT OVER WRONG DECALS!

9. WAS THE VENDING ASSEMBLY DISASSEMBLED AND RESTORED PROFESSIONALLY? many amateurs will simply paint the inner cabinet and vending mechanism with a can of Hammer-tone spray paint....this is a true sign of an amateur who is out to make a quick buck instead of doing the job correctly!!

10. DOES THE MACHINE VEND CORRECTLY? WAS THE VENDING ASSEMBLY DISASSEMBLED AND RESTORED PROFESSIONALLY? many makes and models will not vend the new small size Coke bottle correctly, they were designed and engineered to vend the original size Coke bottle that is no longer made.

11. DOES THE MACHINE COOL CORRECTLY? Many Amateur Restorers do not have an understanding of the correctCycling these machines require to not "Short Cycle", They also install wrong fan motors that are noisy or turn in the wrong direction.

12. WAS ALL THE OLD ORIGINAL WIRING REPLACED? Old original machines have old wiring that is cracked and dangerous, this can cause fires or personal injury..... Old Wiring needs to be replaced!!!

13. DOES THE MACHINE HAVE ALL NEW LEG LEVELERS THAT TURN FREELY? Old machines have old leg levelers that are always rusted in place, a proper working machine needs to be properly adjusted so the condensation water drains properly! Many old machines have rusted inner cabinet liners where the old galvanized liner has rusted through, soaking the internal insulation where it is trapped, causing these machines to rust from the inside out !!!

14. WAS THE OLD ROTTEN DRAIN TUBE REPLACED? Many Old machines have drain tubes with an S trap that is filled with debris that won't allow the condensation to drain, this also leads to holes in liners, and internal rust

15. WAS THE ORIGINAL INNER CABINET LINER PROFESSIONAL REPAIRED OR IS THE BOTTOM OF THE LINER RUSTED AND COVERED WITH HAMMER PAINT TO HIDE THE RUST? Many Amateurs will try to hide a repaired inner cabinet liner with bondo and hammer paint, this is a dirty trick that is done to deceive the potential customer, this will not last, again internal rust.

16. DOES THE SELLER HAVE ANY POSITIVE response FOR SELLING PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED SODA MACHINES? Crooked sellers will try to convince potential buyers that they know what they are talking about by SPEWING Technical information that is wrong.... don't get tricked!

17. WAS THE ORIGINAL STAINLESS BANDING RESTORED, OR NEW PLASTIC CHROME CAR MOLDINGS APPLIED? Certain makes and models of vintage Coke Machines came with Stainless steel banding to separate the colors, others did not, some amateurs will put plastic car chrome moldings on machines that are not even supposed to have anything, they alwaysuse the wrong profile too !!! other amateurs will restore a machine all one color when it is supposed to be red and white with banding......

18. WAS THE ORIGINAL COIN MECH RESTORED?, REFURBISHED? GOOD UNRESTORED? NEW REPRODUCTION? Huge difference in value here folks ! New Reproduction Mechanical coin mechs are a last resort. REPO COIN MECHS REDUCE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE !



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