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2 Vendo VMC 81 D 1958 Coca Cola Coke Pepsi Machine Restorated BEST IN THE USA For Sale

2 Vendo VMC 81 D 1958 Coca Cola Coke Pepsi Machine Restorated BEST IN THE USA


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2 Vendo VMC 81 D 1958 Coca Cola Coke Pepsi Machine Restorated BEST IN THE USA:
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THIS sale IS FOR one RESTORED SODA MACHINE, A VENDO 81 D #2 COKE MACHINE, PROFESSIONALLY RESTORED. note: these machines are also listed locally. THIS IS NOT A DUPLICATE LISTING! This 81 I restored with a bottle decal on the front door, not a Sprite Boy/Bottle decal. CUSTOMERS, DON'T GET TRICKED INTO WAITING A YEAR FOR AN INFERIOR MACHINE! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH MY MACHINE !!! once you put down a deposit they have you trapped............ MY MACHINES ARE DONE NOW! READY FOR SHIPMENT 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 this machine is newly restored, just finished! INTERNAL PARTS ARE POWDERCOATED! (no cheap hammer-tone paint). PLEASE CALL ME IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT THIS MACHINE OR THIS sale!!! THANKS, CARL 440-309-5767 OR EMAIL ME DIRECT AT: 440-323-8657 please make sure to see my classified ads where I list that I also buy unrestored Soda Machines also call me at 440-309-5767 Carl MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTALIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS" FEATURE ON THIS sale, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" LISTINGS. I always buy these models un-restored. Now think of the wonderful memories you could make with this beautiful Antique investment. (diversify your portfolio while dazzling your children and grand-children). These investments keep going up and up in price, while you enjoy them and make wonderful memories at the same time! SORRY, I WILL NOT ACCEPT PAY PAL FOR THIS ITEM CUSTOMERS, DO NOT GET TRICKED INTO WAITING A YEAR FOR AN INFERIOR MACHINE ! YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED WITH MINE !!! HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!! I NEED TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PATIENTLY WAITED FOR ONE OF MY MACHINES..... I HAVE BEEN CONTINUALLY RESTORING MACHINES, THEY HAVE ALL BEEN PRE-SOLD FOR A WHILE...... THIS MACHINE IS NEWLY RESTORED. SORRY, NO PAY PAL ON THIS ITEM, PLEASE CALL ME WITH ANY QUESTIONS...... THANKS, CARL 440-309-5767 THE STOCK MARKET HAS MADE A RECOVERY! 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 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. The inner cabinet liner was media blasted, removing the old galvanizing, then powdercoated silver, front and back, so the metal is now encapsulated in the powdercoating...... the same was done for the original main door cabinet liner, all the original bottle loading shelves, coin catcher, cap catcher, AND THE BOTTLE VENDING MECHANISM. To my knowledge, no one else is restoring the Cavalier Vending Stack Assemblies the same way I do. BEWARE MANY AMATEURS SIMPLY PAINT THESE PARTS WITH HAMMER PAINT THAT WILL FLAKE OFF IN A YEAR OR TWO.... ALL ORIGINAL PARTS WERE RESTORED AND RE-USED. Restoring the original parts keeps the antique integrity in tact. The original Refrigeration unit was restored, using new fan motors, all new wiring, and a new thermostat, this machine cools perfectly, and much more quietly than the new reproduction units. All the original hardware: lock bar, lock latches, lens holders, coin return bar, etc, were first zinc plated then clear coated so they do not tarnish like untreated plating. The original coin entry bezel and coin return knob were chrome plated by the best, Custom Chrome. The new parts used were all new gaskets, new plexus-glass, , wiring, fan motors, thermostat, micro switch, and solenoid. All the correct original graphics were re-applied, as well as the optional dress up graphics that were available . 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. MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS LISTED ON MY PHONE MESSAGE 440-323-8657 ( NO LONGER ALLOWS EMAILS TO BE LISTED IN THEIR sales) IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS, PLEASE EMAIL...... 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. FAQ's Q: WHAT IS POWDERCOATING? A: 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 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, BEFORE IT IS CRATED. I EVEN DOCUMENT THE MACHINE'S CONDITION WITH PHOTOGRAPHS IN CASE THERE SHOULD BE AN INSURANCE CLAIM. Q: IS AN ANTIQUE COKE MACHINE A GOOD INVESTMENT? Antique Coke Machines do not defy the normal principles of LOGIC, Antique Coke Machines are only a good investment when they have been restored by a professional, the same as an antique car or an antique jukebox.... As a rule, all good quality antiques will go up in value, unless they are mis handled..... A beautiful original Coke Machine has more value than one of the same model that was mis handled by an amateur trying to do a restoration..... A professionally restored Coke Machine will have more value than a beautiful original Coke Machine, just like a professionally restored 1959 Corvette has more value that a nice original unrestored 1959 Corvette. Now imagine a 1959 Corvette refurbished by an amateur who didn't know what he was doing...... He has actually decreased the value of the original Corvette by mis handling the restoration.... ANTIQUE COKE MACHINES ARE THE SAME !!! AND AMATEUR ARE DECREASING THE VALUE OF ORIGINAL COKE MACHINES ALL THE TIME.... UNFORTUNATELY, THE PUBLIC, BARGAIN HUNTER CUSTOMERS ARE BEING TRICKED BY THESE AMATEUR WHO MIS REPRESENT THEIR MACHINES AS RESTORED...... I know because they contact me all the time, and want to trade in their machine, that they are not happy with, on one of mine, and are disappointed when I explain that they were tricked by the Amateur and by themselves, bargain hunting..... I WOULD MUCH RATHER START WITH AN UNRESTORED ORIGINAL, THAN HAVE TO UN-DO WHAT SOME AMATEUR HAS DONE TO A MACHINE.... AMATEUR RESTORED MACHINES HAVE LESS VALUE THAN ORIGINALS, SO BUYER BEWARE! WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE IN A RESTORED MACHINE AND A REFURBISHED MACHINE? Restored is doing the job correctly as I describe in my sales..... Refurbished is taking shortcuts, not disassembling the cabinet all the way or even taking out the old insulation. not sandblasting the cabinet down to the bare metal, not powdercoating the internal components, just hammer painting them instead, used fan motors instead of new, any refrigeration unit instead of the correct original one, amateur paint job instead of a professional paint job, not chroming parts that should be chromed, silver paint instead of zinc plating etc...... The machine could still look good in the picture, it is just done with a lot less integrity at a lower cost to restore, this is called refurbishing. Many of the soda machines listed on and other web sites are done this cheap crappy way, and mis represented as Restored. Many times I receive machines that someone else has refurbished from an unhappy buyer that now want the machine restored correctly by me. The unhappy buyer usually bought the machine a couple of thousand less than what I sell mine for, and now want me to professionally restore their machine for them at a discount because I charge $4500 to restore the machine correctly, they would then have $8500 in a machine that I sell for $6000, because they thought they were getting a deal when they bought the REFURBISHED machine that was misrepresented by a DISHONEST seller as RESTORED. HOW DO I TELL AN AMATEUR RESTORER FROM A PROFESSIONAL? response IS A TOOL ONE CAN USE TO RESEARCH A SELLER, response CAN ALSO BE CONFUSING TO UNDERSTAND AND MIS-LEADING..... LOOK TO SEE HOW MANY POSITIVE responseS A SELLER HAS FOR THE SALE OF RESTORED ANTIQUE COKE MACHINES, CONTACT THOSE PEOPLE, TALK TO PEOPLE, CONTACT THE BUYERS, ASK IF THEY HAVE HEARD ANYTHING BAD ABOUT THE SELLER, DO YOUR RESEARCH..... ANOTHER OBVIOUS WAY IS TO STUDY THE LISTING.... ARE DETAILED PHOTOS PROVIDED? IS THE MACHINE PICTURED THE ACTUAL MACHINE YOU WILL RECEIVE? MANY DO THE BAIT AND SWITCH, TAKING ORDERS THAT THEY CAN'T FILL...... PROMISING RESULTS THAT ARE NEVER PRODUCED..... ASK THE SELLER QUESTIONS, DO THEY SIMPLY HAMMER TONE PAINT INTERIORS OR POWDERCOAT, DO THEY DISASSEMBLE THE MACHINES OR "SCUFF AND PAINT". BUYERS BEWARE, THERE ARE A LOT OF SHORTCUTS THAT MOST OF THE "RESTORERS" TAKE, THE AMATEUR RESTORERS MAKE ALMOST ALL THE SHORTCUTS..... 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 WAY, 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. 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. 90% OF THE MACHINES HAVE ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNITS THAT STILL COOL FINE.... I RESTORE THESE ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNITS, AND RE-USE THEM KEEPING THEIR ORIGINAL COMPRESSORS, BUT REPLACE ALL THE OLD WIRING , FAN MOTORS, AND THERMOSTATS. THIS IS THE HISTORICALLY CORRECT WAY TO RESTORE THE REFRIGERATION UNIT. EACH UNIT IS FIRST PAINTED WITH RUSTOLEUM AND THEN A TOP COAT OF APPLIANCE EPOXY. REPLACING THE OLD COMPRESSOR WITH A NEW ONE IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT, AND DOES NOT INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE. WE UTILIZE THE SAME PHILOSOPHY THAT THE ANTIQUE CAR RESTORER USES.... MAINTAINING THE ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNIT IS LIKE KEEPING THE ORIGINAL MOTOR IN YOUR VINTAGE AUTOMOBILE. YOUR ANTIQUE IS WORTH THE MOST THIS WAY, AND THIS IS THE WAY IT IS DONE TO BE HISTORICALLY CORRECT! ALSO THE NEW COMPRESSORS ARE MADE IN CHINA, AND ARE VERY CHEAPLY MADE, THEY WEIGH ABOUT 1/4 AS MUCH AS THE ORIGINAL, AND ARE MORE NOISY WHEN THEY START UP. BECAUSE THEY DO NOT WEIGH WHAT THE ORIGINAL UNITS WEIGH, THE MACHINES NOW BECOME LESS STABLE... A VENDO 39 WITH A NEW REFRIGERATION UNIT IN IT IS ACTUALLY A HUGH SAFETY CONCERN, IT BECOMES VERY FRONT DOOR HEAVY, AND COULD TIP FORWARD ONTO SOMEONE VERY EASILY, BECAUSE THE WEIGHT OF THE ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNIT WAS ENGINEERED INTO THE DESIGN OF THE MACHINE. THERE IS NO BETTER REFRIGERANT THAN THE ORIGINAL R12..... IT IS NOT ONLY THE BEST, IT IS ALSO THE ONLY REFRIGERANT THAT IS HISTORICALLY CORRECT! ANYTHING ELSE IS A SUBSTITUTE, AND IS NOT HISTORICALLY CORRECT! 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 ROTTED, 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 OF THE INTERNAL CABINET LINERS, BOTTLE STACK ASSEMBLIES, BOTTLE DRUMS, BOTTLE LOADING SHELVES ETC. 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 81 BOTTLE 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 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 THAT WILL FLAKE OFF LEAVING YOUR MACHINE A MESS INSIDE. I RE- RESTORE MANY MACHINES THAT WERE DONE INCORRECTLY BY AMATEURS.... 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),AND ELONGATED 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.... I PAY OVER $200 ON 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'T TRUCK 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. IT IS MY POSITION THAT A RESTORED VINTAGE MACHINE IS MORE VALUABLE WITH IT'S ORIGINAL RESTORED COOLING SYSTEM, THE SAME WAY A VINTAGE CAR IS MORE VALUABLE WITH IT'S ORIGINAL MOTOR AND TRANSMISSION. YOU WOULDN'T REPLACE THE OLD TUBE AMPLIFIER IN YOUR ANTIQUE JUKEBOX WITH A NEW ONE FROM RADIO SHACK THAT WAS MADE IN JAPAN WOULD YOU? THAT WOULD ALSO HURT THE VALUE OF THAT ANTIQUE MACHINE. YOU WOULDN'T REPLACE THE ORIGINAL MERCURY SWITCH IN YOUR ANTIQUE CRANE MACHINE WITH A NEW SWITCH FROM RADIO SHACK MADE IN CHINA WOULD YOU? YOU WOULDN'T REPLACE THE MOTOR ON YOUR 1959 HARLEY DAVIDSON WITH A NEW MOTOR FROM CHINA WOULD YOU? do you know that Harley even patented the sound of their motorcycle....... NOW DOES THAT NEW REFRIGERATION COMPRESSOR FROM CHINA THAT MY COMPETITOR USES SOUND LIKE THE ORIGINAL? YOU WOULDN'T REPLACE THE ORIGINAL 78RMP RECORD STACK ASSEMBLY IN YOUR 1948 WURLITZER JUKEBOX WITH A NEW CD PLAYER ASSEMBLY BECAUSE YOU WOULD GET A LARGER SONG SELECTION CAPACITY. YOU WOULDN'T REPLACE THE ORIGINAL 8 CYLINDER ENGINE IN YOUR 1959 CORVETTE WITH A NEW 4 CYLINDER HONDA MOTOR BECAUSE IT WOULD RUN "MORE EFFICIENTLY". TO THINK THIS SAME LOGIC DOES NOT APPLY TO COKE MACHINES WHEN REPLACING THE ORIGINAL REFRIGERATION UNIT WITH A NEW REPRODUCTION UNIT IS JUST SILLY 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 SWITCHES ETC. I ALSO BUY NEW COIN CATCHERS, CAP CATCHERS AND KICK PLATES WHEN THE ORIGINALS ARE MISSING OR BEYOND REPAIR. THE BEST PARTS SUPPLIER BY FAR IS STEVE EBNER AT FUNTRONICS, HE IS A SQUARE SHOOTER, AND AN HONEST BUSINESSMAN. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR RESTORATION PARTS NEEDS. 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 a PINTO 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 RESTORING WITH INTEGRITY INSTEAD OF FLASH. DON'T GET TRICKED INTO BELIEVING THAT RETRO-FITTING NEW REFRIGERATION UNITS INTO AN ANTIQUE MACHINE IS INCREASING THE VALUE OF AN ANTIQUE MACHINE...... ANTIQUES ARE ALWAYS MORE VALUABLE WITH THEIR ORIGINAL COMPONENTS. 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. NO SHELL GAME HERE, NO PROMISES THAT CAN'T BE MET, NO LIP SERVICE ABOUT 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. POSITIVE responseS FOR THE SALE OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES ON (and please also note the lack of positive response for restored soda machines from the others) REFERENCES: The 81D Vendo coke is AWESOME!!!! The craftsmanship, restoration and “look” are exceptional and my friend’s children are having fun learning how the machine works. Perhaps most important Carl, you are a man of your word and your integrity is exemplary. Conducting business with some one whose word is “everything” to them is rare these days and my read from your write-up and our conversation on the phone clearly stated that you where someone to trust. If anyone wants to know about you, please feel free to give them my phone number or email and I will gladly share with them about your quality work and your quality as a person. You take pride in your work and this Vendo 81 D shows that pride. Oh, …GREAT job on crating! My in-laws are 4th generation Virginians in the moving & storage business and they would be impressed with your crating for shipment. I will need to learn about your other restoration items for future purchases. Dr. Robert E. Bray Hi, Carl. Just a note to say thank you so much for the beautiful restoration on our Coke machine. Everyone that stops over is floored, their jaws drop to the floor at how beautiful it is. If you ever need me to give a reference or if you ever want to list my comments in your ads, just let me know, I will be more than happy to brag about what a wonderful restoration you do. Regards, Lesa Pellittieri Carl, I received 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 husband was 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. Carl, 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. Carl, We were in Florida on vacation a few weeks ago and stopped by a Coke memorabilia store. The guy had a Vendo 44, a Vendo 81-D, and several chest machines. Looking at his machines really makes one appreciated the work you put into yours. His did not hold a candle to mine and his was supposedly professionally restored. responseS: POSITIVE responseS FOR THE SALE OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES ON (and please also note the lack of positive response for restored soda machines from the others) 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! Buyer: vickie1989 ( 24) Nov-05-07 12:04 -- -- Private 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 BUYERS BEWARE, AS ECONOMIC TIMES GET TOUGH, MORE CON ARTIST ARE ACTIVE. MAKE SURE YOU BUY FROM A REPUTABLE SELLER. LOOK FOR THEIR response, ASK FOR REFERENCES.... MINE ARE POSTED FOR ALL TO SEE. SEE MY items OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES. IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING PURCHASING A MACHINE FROM SOMEONE ELSE, AND THEY ARE USING MINE TO COMPARE HEIR'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 will not take the machine apart, leave the original insulation, and internal rust intact, and do a quick scuff and shoot paint job, then miss-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, incorrect substitute for powdercoating that will not hold up inside a refrigerated cabinet.... don't allow the amateur or TV Personality to 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...... 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 correct Cycling 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 always use 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. BIG $ difference in a "refurbished" original mech and a RESTORED original coin mech. NOTE: ALL THESE FACTORS HAVE A PLACE IN DETERMINING THE VALUE OF A RESTORED COKE MACHINE! HAPPY DAYS ARE HERE AGAIN!!! UNLESS YOU JUST LOST YOUR MONEY IN THE STOCK MARKET DUE TO FOREIGN MARKETS INFLUENCING YOUR INVESTMENTS..... I NEED TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PURCHASED MACHINES FROM ME IN THE PAST, AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE POSITIVE response AND WONDERFUL EMAILS....... THIS MACHINE IS NEWLY RESTORED. MY PHONE NUMBER IS 440-309-5767 MY EMAIL ADDRESS IS LISTED ON MY HOME PHONE 440-323-8657 ( WON'T ALLOW IT TO BE POSTED) YOU MAY ALSO VISIT MY INFORMATIONAL ONLY WEB PAGE:WWW.RESTOREDSODAMACHINES.COM TO SEE MY RESTORATION PROCESS AND AVAILABLE BEVERAGES.... THERE IS NO ABILITY TO PURCHASE ON MY WEB PAGE, ALL MY MACHINES ARE LISTED FOR SALE ON . MAKE SURE YOU ALSO UTILIZE THE "SEE SELLERS OTHER ITEMS" FEATURE ON THIS sale, WHERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND MY "WANT IT NOW" LISTINGS IDENTIFYING WHICH MAKE AND MODELS OF VINTAGE SODA MACHINES I ALSO PURCHASE UNRESTORED. YOU ALSO NEED TO REALIZE THE MONEY YOU HAVE IN THE STOCK MARKET IS AT RISK, AND COULD DISAPPEAR WITH THE NEXT CLICK OF YOUR MOUSE.....A WISE INVESTOR WOULD TAKE A LITTLE MONEY "OFF THE BOARD" WHILE THEY ARE UP, AND INVEST IT IN A WISE TANGIBLE AMERICAN ICON THAT WILL CONTINUE TO INCREASE IN VALUE, AND WON'T MAGICALLY DISAPPEAR INTO THIN AIR. THIS IS LIKE GETTING THE MACHINE FOR FREE, AND IMAGINE THE MEMORIES YOU WILL CREATE FOR YOUR CHILDREN, AND GRAND-CHILDREN..... COCA COLA WAS ALWAYS CONSIDERED WHOLESOME, FAMILY FUN...... IF YOU HAD THE WISDOM TO BUY 1950'S CORVETTES RESTORED AT A REASONABLE PRICE, HOW MANY WOULD YOU BUY???? THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO INVEST IN BOTH YOUR FAMILY AND AMERICA'S GREATEST COMPANY, DIVERSIFYING YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH AN AMERICAN ICON ANTIQUE IS A SMART WAY TO PROTECT AND ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR FIRST I NEED TO THANK ALL OF YOU WHO HAVE PURCHASED MACHINES FROM ME IN THE PAST, AND WOULD LIKE TO THANK YOU ALL FOR THE POSITIVE response AND WONDERFUL EMAILS....... THIS MACHINE IS NEWLY RESTORED. Up for sale are these AUTHENTIC, ORIGINAL, 1950'S VENDO 81d and VMC Pepsi 81 EMBOSSED SODA MACHINES. These MACHINES MEASURES 58"X27"X16" FEEL FREE TO ASK ALL QUESTIONS ABOUT MY MACHINES THRU , BEFORE sales' END. my phone number is 440-309-5767 I DO NOT SELL PARTS. Door to Door shipping is available, the actual exact amount will be determined after the sale is over (this usually runs around $375 within the continental U.S.) system not working properly, shipping is available! MY MACHINES ARE ALL PROFESSIONALLY CRATED, AND SHIPPED COD TO THE BUYER (for the shipping only). You pay me for the machine only. You pay the shipper for the exact amount only, I do not collect or make any money on the shipping. 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 HAMMERTONE PAINTING THESE PARTS.... THE ORIGINAL Coin Changer COIN MECH WAS restored professionally AND WORKS Great, ACCEPTING BOTH NICKELS AND DIMES..... THE ORIGINAL "HAVE A COKE" EMBLEM IS IN GREAT RESTORED 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 unit with 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 THE NEW 12 OZ. PLASTIC COKE BOTTLES, THE1/2 LITER PEPSI & DIET PEPSI, AND COTTON CLUB PLASTIC 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 a PINTO 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, NO LIP SERVICE ABOUT 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. 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 ID TAG ORIGINAL COIN MECH RESTORED ALL ORIGINAL SHELVES RESTORED ORIGINAL CRANK HANDLE RESTORED 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, I received 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 husband was 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. Carl, 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 also note the lack of positive response for restored soda machines from 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 (and please also note the lack of positive response for restored soda machines from the others) FAQ's Q: WHAT IS POWDERCOATING? A: 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 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 SODA MACHINE: 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 BACK WITHIN 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 PROFESSIONAL WAY, 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 UNDER THE 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 OF THE INTERNAL CABINET LINERS, BOTTLE STACK ASSEMBLIES, BOTTLE DRUMS, BOTTLE LOADING SHELVES ETC. 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 81 BOTTLE 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 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. 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),AND ELONGATED 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.... I PAY OVER $100 ON 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'T TRUCK 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 SWITCHES ETC. 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 a PINTO 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 RESTORING WITH 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, NO LIP SERVICE ABOUT 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 also note the lack of positive response for restored soda machines from the others) BUYERS BEWARE, AS ECONOMIC TIMES GET TOUGH, MORE CON ARTIST ARE ACTIVE. MAKE SURE YOU BUY FROM A REPUTABLE SELLER. LOOK FOR THEIR response, ASK FOR REFERENCES.... MINE ARE POSTED FOR ALL TO SEE. SEE MY items OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES. MOST OF THE VALUE IN A RESTORED COKE MACHINE IS IN THE RESTORATION. A PROFESSIONAL RESTORATION WILL INCREASE THE VALUE OF THE ANTIQUE MACHINE, AND AMATEUR RESTORATION WILL HURT THE VALUE OF THE ORIGINAL MACHINE. BUYERS BEWARE, AS ECONOMIC TIMES GET TOUGH, MORE CON ARTIST ARE ACTIVE. MAKE SURE YOU BUY FROM A REPUTABLE SELLER. LOOK FOR THEIR response, ASK FOR REFERENCES.... MINE ARE POSTED FOR ALL TO SEE. SEE MY items OF RESTORED SODA MACHINES. I HAVE ALSO BEEN ASKED ABOUT A T.V. PROGRAM AIRED ON THE HISTORY CHANNEL CALLED "PAWN STARS" IN WHICH A SEGMENT WAS DONE ON RESTORING A VINTAGE COKE MACHINE........ THE MACHINE THAT WAS WHEELED INTO THE PAWN SHOP WAS A VENDO 39 AND THE ONE PRESENTED AS RESTORED WAS A CAVALIER 72......... THERE IS NO AMOUNT OF RESTORATION THAT CAN CHANGE ONE MAKE AND MODEL INTO ANOTHER MAKE AND MODEL......KINDA LIKE TAKING A FORD GALAXY INTO THE CAR RESTORATION SHOP, AND COMING OUT WITH A CHEVY CORVETTE.... THE PRODUCERS OF THE SHOW PULLED A HOAX ON THE PUBLIC......... WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS, SHOULD HAVE STAYED IN VEGAS, AND NOT BEEN BROADCAST ON T.V......... SHAME ON YOU !!! BUYERS ALSO BEWARE OF CROOKED SELLERS WHO USE FRIENDS TO INFLATE THE offerDING ON THEIR UNRESTORED MACHINES, AND THEN OFFER THE SECOND HIGHEST buyer THE MACHINE AT THEIR HIGHEST offer..... IF THE HIGH buyer HAS offerS UNDER YOURS THAT INFLATED YOUR offer, THEN YOU ARE BEING CHEATED!!!! THIS IS A FLAW IN THE PROGRAMMING THAT ALLOWS THIS INJUSTICE! BUYERS BEWARE: IF SELLERS ARE PURPOSELY LEAVING PICTURES OUT OF THE LISTING LIKE THE REFRIGERATION SYSTEM OR COIN MECHANISM OR VENDING STACK ASSEMBLY, THEN THEY ARE CONSPIRING TO DECEIVE!!! IF SELLER IS AVOIDING ANSWERING QUESTIONS OR PROVIDES ANSWERS THAT DON'T REALLY ANSWER YOUR QUESTION, THIS IS ALSO A SIGN OF A DISHONEST SELLER. THEY ALSO HIDE INFORMATION THEY DON'T WANT TO DISCLOSE. ALL THE MACHINES I HAVE FOR SALE ARE LISTED ON SO USE 's see other items feature on this sale... I DO NOT SELL PARTS or decals



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