1938 fridge progress

Discussion in 'Fridge/Freezer Builds' started by zman, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. zman

    zman Newbie

    Here's some pictures of the build so far.  Its been slow going mainly because I want to keep this enjoyable and the beer consumption usually slows me down.  This is whats been done so far and what I'm thinking of:  removed and discarded the old insulation, to be replaced with formaldehyde free non-batted insulation, removed all the plastic and rubber trim and replaced it with steel, cut in an inlet vent - 10x2 floor vent with damper, cut in exhaust vent - 4" dryer vent with flapper, installed 1000 & 500 watt hot plate burners with controls, installed 1/8 1x1 angle iron for selves.  I want to keep this project relatively inexpensive, so I used a modified hot plate for the heat source, but I'm not sure if they will withstand the prolonged heating.  Any thoughts?

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice! I love the wood grain finish.
     
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looking good so far, nice work!
     
  4. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks alot like my fridge, I had the same burners, it was hard for me to get to 200 degrees, went to outdoor store and bought a 40.00 brinkman replacement burner and now have no problems gettin to 300 if I wanted to. Hope yours works great cause it sure looks great.
     
  5. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Looks like it's coming along nicely!
     
  6. beeboq

    beeboq Fire Starter

    Beer consumption is key for a good build.  Hope you bought a new fridge too keep the beer cold before you cut it apart!!!!
     
  7. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    the beer drinking must be going well no more pics LOL I wish I was on this prodject!!!!
     
  8. i love beer
     
  9. tjohnson

    tjohnson Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Insider OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Cool Build

    TJ
     

Share This Page