Vintage Drink Machine Repair and Restoration

Vendo 39 – Rusted & Bullet Hole to Restored

We get machines in all kinds of conditions.   This Vendo 39 came to us well rusted, it was clearly left outside for a long time.  And someone has shot it with a 22 on the front.    We wrote earlier about the unique vending system someone had rigged up inside of it.     

So it was time to make it like new again.  We first blasted it clean with glass bead media.   Then we fixed the bullet hole and other dents before priming and painting it.  We gutted the inside and restored the original drum vending system in it.   Per the customers request, we kept the less common 6 cent price lettering on it for a nice touch.  

Before Images

After the restoration.