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Don Fernando 01-19-2013 11:09 AM

Retro fridge conversion
 
having storage issues even while I have a cabinet, 3 coolers and 2 desktops I had to look for something else. After seeing converted fridges like at my buddy Frans's mencave and the awesome Partagas fridge Keith (Big Ash) made I decided to go that route.

So I went on marktplaats, which is the Dutch version of graigslist I guess and got myself a 50's style retro frigde

The frdge

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3b4ad9e0.jpg

The inside before conversion

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...psb26e60a6.jpg

the cooling parts and the engine of the fridge will be removed so the fridge can sit straight on the wall

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps54c720cf.jpg

The inside stripped, the humidor will be humidified with the Hydra LG

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...psf6b706b1.jpg

I'll keep the door intact and will use the build in trays for humidity beads

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps62b5cba1.jpg

Don Fernando 01-19-2013 11:12 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
removed the cooler parts and the engine, as the finished humidor needs to go to the first floor that is very helpfull, most of the weight is gone now

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...psa2240b3e.jpg

This is the electronics that got removed

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps02e394b5.jpg

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps254a13a0.jpg

There will be 16 drawers installed, a hydra LG, humidity beads, led lighting and I am looking for a paintbrusher to paint the fridge. My idea is a scene from a tobacco field on the bottom with a blue sky, that blue sky will fade into a Nicaraguan flag.

Bondo 287 01-19-2013 11:14 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Cool Fridgidor ! Good Luck !

kelmac07 01-19-2013 11:18 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Can't wait to see the progress Ferdie.

EricF 01-19-2013 11:40 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Looks like a fun project!

Sadden 01-19-2013 01:49 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
These projects always turn out great.

big_jaygee 01-19-2013 01:58 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
i cant wait to see the finished fridgidor :tu

E.J. 01-19-2013 03:19 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
NICE..... Can't wait for an update!

Bax 01-19-2013 04:11 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Are you going to have it painted?

hammondc 01-19-2013 04:13 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Badass.

Bax 01-19-2013 04:20 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Here's what these things can look like finished....awesome!
http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...ps819f6a71.jpg

Don Fernando 01-19-2013 04:25 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bax (Post 1783869)
Are you going to have it painted?

Quote:

Originally Posted by Don Fernando (Post 1783764)
There will be 16 drawers installed, a hydra LG, humidity beads, led lighting and I am looking for a paintbrusher to paint the fridge. My idea is a scene from a tobacco field on the bottom with a blue sky, that blue sky will fade into a Nicaraguan flag.


so, yes, if I find a good paintbrusher

jonumberone 01-20-2013 07:49 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Can't wait to see the finished product, Ferdie!

Robulous78 01-20-2013 08:46 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Looking forward to seeing more of this... :tu

Don Fernando 01-28-2013 04:03 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
wood for the drawers

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps8709401c.jpg

a cut out so I can open de drawers

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...psbdba8f6b.jpg

The handle was broken, now it is fixed

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps669cd7f9.jpg

This is what the drawers will rest on

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...ps3a8f08e9.jpg

The final idea (yeah, the drawers aren't ready yet, they need sides and a back

http://i1006.photobucket.com/albums/...psfd2d4b6b.jpg

mahtofire14 01-28-2013 04:33 PM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Cool idea, looking forward to seeing the finished product.

Barcode 01-29-2013 03:02 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Looks Good

Bondo 287 01-29-2013 08:02 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
The tray system looks awesome ! The clear works good with the interior.

Don't know how crazy you want to get. But if you are considering such an eccentric scene painted on the outside, don't forget, you can get that handle chromed. There's lot's of rechroming shops online. Another option is a powdercoating service. Just throwing the idea out there. I can see already it is going to be great regardless.

bvilchez 01-29-2013 08:06 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
This is shaping up to be a nice project Ferdie.

Don Fernando 01-29-2013 08:35 AM

Re: Retro fridge conversion
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Bondo 287 (Post 1788337)
The tray system looks awesome ! The clear works good with the interior.

Don't know how crazy you want to get. But if you are considering such an eccentric scene painted on the outside, don't forget, you can get that handle chromed. There's lot's of rechroming shops online. Another option is a powdercoating service. Just throwing the idea out there. I can see already it is going to be great regardless.

That is a good idea, I'll have to check out how much that will set me back but it would be a nice finishing touch


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