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« on: March 27, 2021, 10:10:14 pm »

Picked up a rough ideal 55 cooler this evening. It has the embossed DADS root beer on the front. Lid is pretty rough and it’s missing the rack in the coin box, but  The box seems to be in pretty good shape and  I thought this was a fairly rare machine so I went ahead and picked it up. I know very little about the slider machines so looking for some input from the slider guys.  I’ll post some pics if anybody wants after I unpack it tomorrow and look it over a little closer


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This is fine...everythings going to be OK....

« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2021, 12:19:19 pm »

sweet find!  We'd love to see the pictures for sure!

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2021, 04:31:30 pm »


  Great find !! I consider the Dads embossed Ideal Slider to be second hardest to get !! I believe the Tru-Ade is number one hardest to find I’ve only seen one and a member hear had it and sold it to a friend I know . I just had a Barq’s ideal 55 restored .  They are costly to restore. Can’t post a picture as I’m using an I pad and don’t know how to make it small enough  tounge

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2021, 10:01:18 pm »

Dad's Slider is impossible to find. It's the Slider that always stumps everybody who tries to collect the set. Yes there is the Tru Ade that I'm sure is tougher that was discovered a few years ago. I had probably the nicest or one of the top 2 nicest originals, shown in my profile photo. Sold it a few years ago only because someone offered me $7,000 for it or else I would still own it. 

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