Vintage Drink Machine Repair and Restoration

What It Costs To Restore Your Vintage Machine

Information and costs for restorations or repairs on your vintage coke machine.   We repair or restore most machines from the 1940s – 1960s, including Vendo, VMC, Cavalier, and Westinghouse.  

Repair or Restore - your Two Options

Option 1 Repairs or Partial Restorations

  • A repair or partial restoration is when we get the machine vending again, replacing a cooling system, replacing missing or broken parts, restoring the interior, and / or  maybe adding a fresh coat of clear coat to the outside –  but keeping the patina on the exterior original.  
  • We do repairs and partial restorations ala carte, see information and pricing
  • We always take these in, while full restorations are determined by our schedule. 

Option 2 Full Restorations 

When you want to restore the machine back close to like-new condition, including a new paint, clear coat and lettering

  • Full restoration includes the mechanics and cosmetics, both outside and inside, new paint, clear coat, lettering, decals, cooling system, etc.    Partial restorations do not include repainting the machine, just repairs. 
  • We put a new cooling system in all our full restorations and it is included in the price.  
  • The machine is disassembled and restored one part at a time.  
  • The typical time frame is 7 weeks from the time we start. 
  • Bottom line: most full restorations cost between $4400-$5000, plus any major missing parts 
  • What typically is done on a full restoration   
  • Full Restoration Related information

How to get started  

Current Restoration Lead Times:  Oct-Nov 2023

  • For Repairs, Partial Restorations, & Replace Cooling Systems:
    • Accepting now –2-3 Week Turnaround Time
  • For Full Restorations
    • We have only 1 opening for a full restoration in Nov 2023.    Please email us images to have your machine considered.  We are only taking a limited number of full restorations.  
    • Sorry, we are not taking horizontal coolers for FULL  restoration.  We will replace the cooling systems in them.  (Cooler = horizontal box with a lid on the top)
  • How to ship your machine to us. 

Payment Information:  

We accept credit/debit cards, Venmo, and Cash. We will email you an invoice when we get your machine that you can pay online.   60% deposit required to start, the balance due at completion.

How to Ship Your Drink Machine To Us

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