Vintage Drink Machine Repair and Restoration

Shop Notes & Blog

Posts about some of the machines and coolers we have done.    Not every restore project makes it to the before and after page, but all of them are have challenges and unique situations!

Cavalier 96 Round Top Restoration

We love restoring this machine, we have done several of them now.   Here is one we just finished up last month.    Use the arrows […]

Vendo 81 Full Restoration

We just finished this Vendo 81B Full Restoration.   (The images were taken before we installed the cooling system and kickplate. )  This machine is […]

Cavalier 96 Round Top Full Restoration

Brought back to new life after many years in storage. We just finished another Cavalier 96 restoration   ( here is another Cavalier 96 round […]

Clear Coating Over the Orginal Patina

A Great Way to Preserve The Vintage Look As an option to a partial restoration, many customers choose to have us clean the exterior […]

A Few Models We Don’t Restore

While we consider many drink machines for a full restoration, there are a few that we pass on.   On most of the ones listed […]

Cavalier 72 Coke Machine Restoration

This was a rewarding restoration project, as we knew that this machine ( along with another) was going to be a heirloom gift from […]

Cavalier 96 Full Restoration

Here is a before and after on a Cavalier 96 restoration we recently completed.  This is a great little machine, similar to Cavalier 72 […]

Cavalier 55 Faceplate

We had a customer give us a Cavalier 55 in order to get working again.  We put in a new cooling system and fixed […]

Preserving the Pepsi Patina

Somestimes the memory is most important.  That was the case with this Vendo H56 Pepsi machine.   My customers grandfather had it for years.   My […]

Vendo 216 Made into a Fridge

Our customer from SC came across this old 1950s Vendo 216.   I believe he told me someone was discarding it, and he jumped in […]

Vendo 56 Restoration

We did this one just before the holiday last month for a local customer and friend of ours.  It is a Vendo 56  – […]

Large Cavalier Cooler Restoration

This is one of the larger coolers Cavalier made We just completed this cooler full restoration, with a new cooling system, for a customer […]


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