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Hi generalleeo1 Congrats on your new chest, and thanks for the comment. We have still not been able to find another one like it or any info. Without the manufacturing tag it makes it kind of difficul...
Hey Rjtao Thanks. First, to answer your question we had to make a bezel for ours. We modled it off of pictures of the Kelvinator FE 51. This is the only other chest out there ( that we could find ) ...
Hey Dave Ya the FE 52s have a real cool look to them. If its deco your looking for that deffinatly screams it. Was the one you saw in good condition ? I mentioned I found a guy that had two for s...
Hey DaveSierra, thanks for the input. Yes she does look like the FE-52. They are defiantly related. We found a restorer that had a couple FE's and went for a look early in the restoration but the Fe i...
She defiantly stands out in a room :-)
Just wanted to post a pick of the chest completed in this post. Still a big mystery but I'm finding that that is half the fun. Cheers !
Thanks Daddy_Nobucks. We kept the search up during the process but still never found out what that emboss on the lower front of the chest was for. Or have we found another chest that matches it . So w...
Thanks Sean . Lots of work but lots of fun !
UPDATE. Just to follow up a bit on what I have found on my quest to identify this ice chest. Over the weekend. I contacted a restorer with two Kelvinators Fe - 51s in my area, so ROAD TRIP ! went to...
Hey Ssmoothie1 thanks for the link. It's funny, I sent them a few pics and a parts request earlier today but have not heard back yet. It's Sunday so they may be closed. Hope to hear back sometime soo...
Hey pickrknows Ya, that is defiantly an option. I do still have the old rusted out one for the specs . It's really just wanting to get the history of it and try and make her look as original as poss...
Hi All Thanks for the input so far. In response to TGBWC's question. Yes I have just started to work on the chest, it had to be taken down to the metal and re sprayed. The lettering will be getting d...
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