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« on: August 08, 2020, 08:58:32 pm »

Just got this Vernors Quikold 1440 CWD chest cooler in for refrigeration repairs, the exterior chassis is in very good original shape, but as you can see the liner is rotted out on the bottom, this will complicate the repairs as the evaporator coils are part and attached to the liner sides, ( very similar to an Ideal or a Glasco slider) but it can be saved.
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« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2020, 02:29:14 pm »

wow... yeah that tub has seen better days... will you replace it?  the outside looks great.. just a lot of use obviously from the looks of the liner...
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« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2020, 08:07:32 pm »

Now that’s a good looking cooler, it really does need to be saved! 
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« Reply #3 on: August 11, 2020, 12:57:21 pm »

wow... yeah that tub has seen better days... will you replace it?  the outside look great.. just a lot of use obviously from the looks of the liner...

Yes, the liner will be reproduced & replaced & the cooler converted from it's convection cooled / chilled inner walls to an air-cooler evaporator & fan unit, it will be more efficient & easier to service in the future.  plus the insulation will be replaced as well.
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« Reply #4 on: August 11, 2020, 01:00:31 pm »

Now that’s a good looking cooler, it really does need to be saved! 

It's a unique flavor/brand too.... Vernors is a sweet Ginger-ale from Detroit, the formula is from the U.S. Civil war era. for those of you who don't know
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« Reply #5 on: August 11, 2020, 01:04:07 pm »

wow... yeah that tub has seen better days... will you replace it?  the outside look great.. just a lot of use obviously from the looks of the liner...

the liners condition was caused by the use of Ice in the tank which wasn't designed to hold water ( this is a dry-chest) probably after the compressor stopped working sometime in the past, there was even a small cork plugging the condensation drain inside the tank ( still in place)

I've seen the same damage to Glascos & Ideal sliders that were victims of Ice use as well. 
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« Reply #6 on: August 11, 2020, 02:50:24 pm »

keep us posted on the progress of this project... great cooler.. it should be saved.. nice survivor.
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« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2020, 06:25:31 pm »

Yep, plan to... for those of you who've ever wondered what a quikold system looks like, welcome to my nightmare... Oo

Here's the tank removed from the chassis, as you can see it's a jungle of evaporator tubing, this setup built like a slider on steroids, I've already compared the Quikolds tank dimensions to that of a Westinghouse WD10 / WD12 chest coolers tank, the Westy's 1/4" too wide & 1-1/4" too short in length, the depths the same at 16" though... too bad it wont fit as  I have a reproduced Westy WD12 tank already fabricated in storage
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« Reply #8 on: August 17, 2020, 08:17:09 pm »

with the tank pulled you can see the inside / bottom pan has faired no better, interesting to note that Quikold used 1/2" x25" strips of homesote insulation board ( a type of fiberboard made from treated paper fibers) to form the bottom support rails for the tank itself, while Westinghouse used oak 2-1/2" x 4's to hold their tanks in place underneath in the WD10 & WD12 post WW-II chests plus many other models.

as you can see it didn't hold up very well when wet... tounge    But the whole outer shell of the chassis is solid & rust-free  so some good fortune here.
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« Reply #9 on: August 30, 2020, 07:44:59 pm »

Well, the machines been disassembled down to the bones , getting the rotted floor-pan out relatively intact to use as a pattern for the replacement wasn't any fun, but fortunatly the sides of the Quickold can be removed by removing some nuts & bolts making access a bit easier, now it's time to start installing some shiny new sheet metal
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