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Old 11-30-2014, 03:11 PM   #57
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'nuff about me, do you have one?
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Old 04-02-2015, 08:48 AM   #58
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Just got back from our winter travels and will start work on the Traveler again. Today I hope to be moving it out of the covered area and get ready for the new axle. After that the Kreft Refrigerator (1st pic taken prior to starting the work) will be painted and put together for testing prior to rebuilding that cabinet.
Also got the Pontiac out of paint but that will have to wait for now. Just thought that I would post pics of the future "tow car". The Cherokee Red looks orange in these pics but it is a dark red.
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Old 04-02-2015, 10:43 PM   #59
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Sweet! Trailer and future tow rig.....
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:29 PM   #60
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On to the original KREFFT Refrigerator. I had the Cooling Unit rebuilt by Cool Fun a few years ago but they are no longer in business. The best part is that one of the partners opened a shop in Riverside, CA. Rico Pro Enterprise, 6631 Columbus St, Riverside, CA 92504 951-785-7001 is highly recommended.

I set the Cooling Unit up in a corner of the shop and tested it with 120 Volts AC. 1st problem was that the Thermostat didn't function. I was able to find a new Dometic #3890032-02/8 Thermostat and did a retrofit. Next I tested the Cooling Unit on 120 Volts AC for a day and it functions correctly.

Next I mocked up the LPG or Propane System. This System is unique so I will try to explain it.
The Burner is a Teddington Type TZ. When heat is applied to it it allows the LPG to pass and light, if the flame goes out the Burner cools and closes the flow of LPG. Luckily my Burner was functioning after testing it numerous times.
There is a Type TP (Temperature Pressure) Valve that allows full flow of LPG until the plate gets cold and then reduces the flow to keep the burner allowing the flow of the gas. Mine was not functioning but I was able to find a new replacement, a Dometic M style.
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Old 04-21-2015, 08:38 PM   #61
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The Door was warped and since I had some extra pieces for the delivery I welded them to help support the door and remove the warping. I stripped the old paint and primed the door and cabinet to get it ready for new paint.
During my research I found an Owner's Manual for another KREFFT, check the attachment.
Interesting enough I found that NORCOLD and KREFFT may be the same or at least NORCOLD made the KREFFT, check the Logos on this link;
Norcold Gas Refrigerator Manual | Vintage Trailer Talk
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Old 05-03-2015, 07:43 AM   #62
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The Refrigerator is painted and now waiting to color sand and polish prior to assembly.
The new Dexter Axle with Electric Brakes has been installed. The Axle was an easy install, just a few shots of WD40 and the old u-bolts came right off. Next will be the wiring
I changed the color of the wheels to be a closer match to the Pontiac while they were off and if you look close you can see the gray water discharge fitting (the black water isn't in yet).
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Old 05-04-2015, 09:50 PM   #63
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Steve fantastic work! I'm jealous, I wasn't confident enough in my 50 year out refrigerator to build a new cabinet around it.......... Glad you got it working good.
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Steve fantastic work! I'm jealous, I wasn't confident enough in my 50 year out refrigerator to build a new cabinet around it.......... Glad you got it working good.
Greg, thanks! I understand but mine is younger than I am. This took much more work than anyone (including myself!) would expect. I cannot believe how many hours of research, travel and work I have in it so far. It is however very satisfying to see it come out so well but still have many hours of work left fro the assembly and installation. Anyway very happy to be making progress again. I am hoping to start on the new cabinet in the next couple of days and didn't want to even start on it until I was sure that the refer would perform first.

We went to Hemet (drove in for the day) for their 1st Annual Vintage Trailer Rally last weekend. There was a wonderful Westcraft that made me ponder the future!
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No work today, makes me want to get the heater working soon but by then we may want Air Conditioning! anyway too cold for wood work.
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Old 05-16-2015, 08:54 AM   #66
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Made a little more progress but we now have another snow day...is it really May? Too cold to glue or coat the wood.
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More progress since the snow melted and the weather warmed up. The final Cabinet is almost ready to be installed and glued. The original framework has been striped of the skin and mostly repaired. I am making sure that all is level prior to final assembly but here are a couple of pics.
I am back on the polishing as well, I typically try to get a couple of hours in before the sun rises and blinds me with the new shine. My Harbor Freight Polisher finally quit (actually caught fire!). I wasn't sure if it was worth the cost to buy a better one so I stopped by a few Pawn Shops until I found an older Makita for $50.00. Wow, what a difference! It is well worth the extra cost so I ordered a new one as well. It is coming from New Jersey (ebay seller) so the older one will be a great spare. New pics of the Traveler as well.
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More polishing getting done, starting early with only 2-3 hours in the AM or just until the sun clears the trees. I should be able to start around the windows & doors soon, not looking forward to that but it is all part of it.
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Old 06-18-2015, 07:21 AM   #69
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Working on the last cabinet. Framework has been stripped of the old skin and rebuilt.
The front brace for the refrigerator shelf had broken loose, possibly from the weight and age. I wanted some extra reinforcing so I used my biscuit cutter from the front, cut the biscuits, glued and then surfaced prior to applying the new skin. I like how this turned out and should help to keep the shelf in the cabinet better than the staples that were used back in the day.
Front bulkhead glued and now time for the rear bulkhead.
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nice work. I like the surface biscuit idea.
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