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Restored a Gumball Machine, with a twist.

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  1. 05satinGT

    05satinGT Tire Smoking Specialist Established Member

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    So, my buddy bought a house and we found this in the shed. I asked him what he was going to do with it and he said throw it in the garbage. So I asked him if I could have it and he said I can have it. Score.

    I had no clue what it was and ended up after some research, finding out it is an Oak 300 Gumball Machine (I think 80's, especially since it's a 25c machine).

    First I brought it to my local lock smith because I had no key for it and he said there are only a few combinations of those keys. He checked his inventory and had one at the store and gave it to me.

    I disassembled it and brought it to a place down the street from work that does powder coating, painting etc. and asked them if they could refinish it for me. I told them do the classic red and they said no problem. That night, I went home and was looking up pictures on google of gumball machines and then my head started thinking. I called them back the next day and said, paint the top piece gloss black and the bottom bright yellow.

    I took dimensions of the machine, found some pics of google of what I was thinking and send them to Mooch. He made me up the decals and I have to say, they're fantastic and exactly what I was envisioning in my head.

    I disassembled and cleaned everything, and spent over 5 hours polishing the legs and the front pieces of the machine. Believe it or not, I used the 04 Sleeper Polished Pipes method on the legs. For the most part it came out fantastic, but the bottoms were so pitted, even when wetsanding with 80 grit didn't make it perfect.

    I ordered a new "globe", polished every metal piece, and bought new springs.

    It took a lot more time than I had thought, but the end result was worth all my time and effort.

    Anyways, here are some pics.

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  2. 05satinGT

    05satinGT Tire Smoking Specialist Established Member

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  3. stiles40

    stiles40 Got SVT? Established Member

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    Awesome job man, what a cool
    Little project!!!


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  4. 03cobra#694

    03cobra#694 Want to play a game? Staff Member Super Moderator

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    That’s pretty cool.
     
  5. L8APEX

    L8APEX On my tummy..! Established Member

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    Very nice!

    I'd fill it with a bunch of cheap 10mm sockets (in those plastic acorns) and keep it in the garage. A talking point and functional.

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    OIL THREAD ! ! !
     
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    72MachOne99GT Well-Known Member Established Member

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    This is why I won’t try to do anything cool.

    Someone else is sooo much better at it than me.

    So random, but so cool man.
     
  8. SID297

    SID297 OWNER/ADMIN Staff Member Administrator

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    Nice work.


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  9. Lambeau

    Lambeau Russian Asset Premium Member Established Member Beer Money Bros.

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    That's way cool!
     
  10. bdcardinal

    bdcardinal I Spend car money on guns Premium Member Established Member

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    That's rad, perfect thing to have in a mancave or garage.
     
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    NastyGT500 Naples Premier Detailer! Established Member

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    That’s awesome! Well done!
     
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    Sinister04L RIP Kane Established Member

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    That's ****ing cool.
     
  13. 05satinGT

    05satinGT Tire Smoking Specialist Established Member

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    Thanks everyone. I love doing this kind of stuff and can't be happier with how it came out!
     
  14. Zinc03Cobra

    Zinc03Cobra Super Trooper Established Member

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    rad. I'd like to do one like this but fill it with bullets. <<feeling ambitious>>
     
  15. roadracer247

    roadracer247 Well-Known Member Established Member

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    Nice save. Looks great!
     
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    nxhappy Vette Killer Established Member

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    thats pretty dope ! I'd put my coin in that slot hahaha
     
  18. Sn95Snake

    Sn95Snake Well-Known Member Established Member

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    You did an awesome job, would fit in perfect in a car themed game room or the garage!
     

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