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Old 11-30-2014, 07:03 PM
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Default Jockey Box Build - Vintage Thermos Ice Chest

This weekend I followed through on a threat and actually built this Jockey Box I've been planning for a while. TONS of credit goes out to Jimmy Big Ears! He is a stainless coiling machine!
The stainless coils well but is certainly in need of backing by a "mandrel" and in this case, a few diameters of PVC are a perfect match. The first mandrel that formed the inner core was a 4" pvc. The notch in the end is to secure a hook and make the coiling process much easier.

Photo 1 - wrapping the coil around a 4" PVC mandrel.


Photo 2 - Inside view (notice the hook)


Photo 3 - After about 20 coils, we made a small bend to catch the opening on the larger mandrel.


Photo 4 - More bending...

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Photo 5 - The small coil inside the large mandrel with the hook engaged


Photo 6 - Another shot of the larger coil bend starting to take shape.


Photo 7 - Both coils in the ice chest with the 3/8 compression x 1/4" Barb fittings installed.


Photo 8 - Drilling holes in the back for the 1/4" Flare x 1/4" Flare bulkhead.

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Old 11-30-2014, 07:04 PM
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Photo 9 - Drilling the shank holes in the front.


Photo 10 - Shanks and taps installed



Photo 11 - Lid opened up to show inside



Photo 12 - Starting to get this thing Stickered up! Front side...

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Photo 13 - Side 1 stickers


Photo 14 - Back side stickers


Photo 15 - Side 2 stickers


Photo 16 - Top view...

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Old 11-30-2014, 07:05 PM
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Last but not least... by far the coolest sticker on the Jockey Box! Smokin' Sam!

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Looks great! Nice work guys!
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Old 11-30-2014, 10:56 PM
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Looks great! Nice work guys!
Dude this is great.
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Looks great. Need help doing a test run with it?
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Old 12-01-2014, 09:32 AM
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Looks great. Need help doing a test run with it?
Haha... yep!
I need to run some LLC through the lines to get them spick and span... I still need some clamps to install the serving line pig tails. Once that's done, I'll clean er up and test run it.
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Old 12-01-2014, 10:31 AM
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Well done gents! Good to see that Mr. Ears is feeling better as well.

Hope it pours well.
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