1952 GE Refrigerator restoration

Discussion in 'Test Area' started by hoity toit, Jan 18, 2012.

  1. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I was looking for an old frig to store meat in while brining and came across a 1952 model GE that still worked. After researching the serial # I found out that these are worth quite a bit of money when restored.

    So guess what.? My free little refig is now undergoing restoration along with a snazzy patel green paint job.

    I'll post some pictures soon..,

    PS: I'm still gonna use it for the meat anyway hahaha (and beer)
     
  2. smokinal

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

    Nice score!
     
  3. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    cool cant wait to see it!

    You doing the resto or having it done?
     
  4. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Ok here comes the finished product !

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    Ahhh!

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  5. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    I'm in the market for the same thing! The wife doesn't care for her fridge being full and smelling like sausage lol!

    Youre fridge looks great!
     
  6. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    Thanks, I was lucky find.

    I traded the guy 1 lb of homemade pastrami (Bill Als recipe, thanks), and a bottle of Canadian Mist.

    This is the truth. !

    Lets hope I get a few years of use out of it.  I might have a total of $75 in it. The sausage and brining bags now have a new home.
     
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Great score - what a nice restoration too 
     
  8. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    Did you notice the little sign hanging by the door in the picture ? scroll back up and look at it.  A closer view below.

    In German.. bar opens at 5

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  9. gersus

    gersus Smoking Fanatic

    I've been thinking of getting a fridge like this for awhile, and I found one for $40 this morning so I went and bought it. It's not old enough to be cool though! Just old and functional. Woohoo more room for curing meat!
     
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Nice score and nice rebuild[​IMG]
     
  11. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    give it a paint job and add some decals to personalaize it to your liking
     

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