Hey Don. I ended up selling the trailer when I moved to Manhattan for work. A nice guy up in Wyoming has it now and he's on the forums. It looks like he re-tore the trailer down and is doing it from the ground up. I'm excited to see how it turns out for him!
As far as the fridge goes, after really evaluating the type of camping that I would be doing and realizing that I would be off-grid more often than not, I had decided not to restore the fridge afterall but instead to find a new refrigerator which I could mount the old doors too so that it looked vintage, but operated like a new two-way unit. I really think that's the best way to go, to be honest.
If you're dead-set on keeping the old unit, get to know a good HVAC/R guy. One of my business partners in Arizona built wine-cellar cooling/humidity control units and he told me a great deal about how to restore and rebuild these old units. It's pretty much all custom and I didn't find any good resources online.
Hope this helps!
Originally Posted by NorCal Bambi
ankornuta, howdy this is NorCal Bambi in northern California. We have just found a 50's Marvel R12 electric fridge. How did your restoration go? I'd like to restore this one. Maybe even convert it to propane electric. Do you have any suggestions and or names of parts suppliers.