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« on: October 16, 2020, 09:08:32 PM »

Just got this what looks to be a really nice original Vendo V81-D in the shop for some repairs, it's super clean & in need of a new compressor and rewiring, also some minor bits n pieces need replacing. we'll see as it proceeds forward what I run into.

Like the Vernor's Quikold/1400 chest cooler earlier, this is a repair and not a restoration project,  the job here is to get it back up & running, rewiring it for safety, and of course get it vending reliably again for my customer.  but obviously there's no rust issues to deal with.
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« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2020, 07:51:46 AM »

Please keep us posted with your progress. Nice looking machine!
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« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2020, 09:44:05 AM »

Wow.. nice survivor! Will be watching the progress..
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« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2020, 09:51:37 PM »

Thanks, and it will be joined shortly by a Vendo V39 that I’m picking up from a customer today, also in for a Refurb to get it up and running again as well...
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« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2020, 02:58:41 PM »

Here we go...the late to teh party V39,

As you can see, it's an older restoration of an early production model, it has the two side-vents, the embossed "ICE COLD" along with the embossed ribbed accent lin running along the bottom then vertically up through the coin-door, obviously it has been two-toned & some after market chrome dividing trim added.  it's in good shape, but the paint job is just a cosmetic restoration as the insides, electrical & mechanics haven't even been touched, let alone cleaned. I'll post some inside pics in a bit...
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« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2020, 05:35:46 PM »

The 81 hasn't been re shot at some point? I'm only saying that because there are no decals anywhere.
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« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2020, 09:44:00 PM »

The “change return “ & “don’t Deposit coin if bottles not visible” decals are just ghosts of their former selves , just a dim shadow & it looks like the Coca Cola logo has been retouched along the way & typical scuffing around the crank area. The Vendo lower script is rubbed through, ( gone really) possible an Ill attempt at buffing it out maybe?   Eh... it isn't  a 100 pointer for sure.  But it’s here for a Refurb not a Resto
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