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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2008, 09:18:42 pm »

a 81C they dont exist ha ha!!!, If I did that owning a real one someday wouldnt be the same.

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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2008, 11:13:26 pm »

I put a sticky on this topic for now at least... I think its a good reference.. Maybe we could do this for other machines as well? Once its complete, maybe put it all into one post or file?...
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« Reply #12 on: December 30, 2008, 03:24:46 am »

I got a chance to get out to the shop tonight and work on the 81 again, Tonight I removed two tubs, one from the 81A thats being built, the other from a Vendo 80 parts machine. The bottom of the 81 tub is badly rotted, The 80 tub has a very clean bottom. I used a spot weld bit to drill out the existing spot welds. I will sandblast and tack weld the 80 bottom into the 81 tub. In the past I have drilled new holes in 80 tubs and converted them over to 81, in this case the 80 had a waterfountain installed at one time and it was easier to just drill out the bottom.

Bad pic but this is the spot weld bit that I used you can buy these at most automitive finish supply stores. I bought the one with the replacement teeth and it cost around $30.00. To use this you simply predrill the area with a normal bit to get a good starting point, then use the spot weld bit to drill through the actual weld itself. When finished you have a good area to weld where the old spot weld was located.



The bottom of the Vendo 80 tub.



The Vendo 81 tub after the rotten area was drilled out.



And last a pic of both bottoms top 81 bottom 80, tommorow weather allowing I will sandblast and weld the 80 bottom onto the 81 tub.



Joey



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Vendo 81 B, C, D
VMC 81 Pepsi, 7up, RC, Generic
6CV Coke, RC, Pepsi
VMC 110 RC
Vendo 39
Jacobs 26
Mills 47
Selectivend 64 7up NOS
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« Reply #13 on: December 30, 2008, 11:03:34 am »

       Good idea Joey.
   
       Because the floor has a sloped drain channel it can't be re-made with a flat
sheet if metal but it would probably be worthwhile for someone to press out new
replacements. ( Josh?)  laugh I know I spend way too much time "fixing" this area.
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« Reply #14 on: December 30, 2008, 07:08:10 pm »

It would be a good part to reproduce. I figure this is the best way to replace the rusty bottom without spending alot of money or wasting alot of time trying to build or repair the old bottom.

New bottom installed.



I also sandblasted the coin door and bottle door today, The bottle door looks brand new, the coin door had a bad twist and someone brazed the bottle opener mounting area in and it wasnt flush or a good job.

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Twisted door



After I cut it out I cleaned it up with a grinder. I then screwed it down to my bench so that when I tack welded it in place it would sit flat and not be warped. It worked out well.





All done! ready to be cleaned up and put in epoxy primer.



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« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2008, 10:23:07 pm »

Great looking work Joey. What kind of rig are you welding with?
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« Reply #16 on: December 31, 2008, 01:10:28 am »

Awesome work Joey!.... Gotta love this stuff... another brought back!
Glenn there was a guy making bottoms with the drain channel set up at Chicago...
I'll find that info and send it to you... I posted it somewhere already in another
(a thread about a rt 56)
he also made Vendo 44 racks and the 56rt bottle door with openings for glass...
anyway don't want to take away from Joey post here.....
Looking good as always Joey!.... And when's the show in Columbia?.....
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« Reply #17 on: December 31, 2008, 01:43:50 am »

The company is Soda Springs. They took over Home Arcade.
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« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2008, 12:04:09 pm »

The company is Soda Springs. They took over Home Arcade.

Do they have a website ? I'd like to see what parts they have for other machines.
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« Reply #19 on: December 31, 2008, 01:20:53 pm »

Website is-www.sodaspr.com
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