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Old 06-03-2011, 12:21 PM   #1
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Fridge for my '52 Cruiser

I just purchased a '52 Cruiser with most of the original interior. There is a mid-sized Rhinecold Alaska-werks fridge on the curbside, but it sticks out in the passage way about 4 inches too far. Is this the original type fridge or is it a 50's period type replacement? Did a Marvel or Dometic fridge come with the Cruiser that would be flush with the broom closet on one side & the clothes closet on the other? The Rhinecold fridge looks old (but has a square edge door) and has a turquoise interior & is white on the outside. Any help would be appreciated!!

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Old 06-03-2011, 02:29 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums. You'll lose dozens of precious hours here... dreaming, researching and studying, getting frustrated, and becoming hopeful again. You'll learn lots, and hopefully share what you learn along the way!

A great place to start when asking, "How'd this look originally?" is here:
52Cruiser. That's the page for your model and year, though there'll undoubtedly be clues in photos of other models and in the years surrounding '52.

Best of luck!

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Old 06-03-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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My 53 Cruiser had all original insides and mine had a Marvel fridge, 120v only. It actually still works but I am thinking of cutting off the front of the fridge and making it a door to new style fridge with freezer. I dont even have the frame completed so that is far off from now.

Good luck with your research.
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Old 06-08-2011, 04:19 PM   #4
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Thanks for the Forum inputs and enthusiastic support from those that have been down the aluminum trail already. Glad to know underneath the Zolotone (& two coats of poorly brushed overcoat) is a silver lining on my Cruiser!
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Old 06-08-2011, 07:11 PM   #5
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There's a Marvel for sale on the Classifieds, by the way...

Marvel 110V Fridge - Working + Porcelain Sink from 1959 Pacer - Airstream Trailer Classifieds - Airstreams Trailers For Sale

(No, I am not affiliated in any way with this sale)
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