Phone:  559-298-4684   

Ideal 35 Pacific Choice Brands

We started by stripping each and every part off the machine and then stripping the paint. Then each part was individually restored to its original condition. The body panels were then straightened out and given a new paint job with all the custom lettering done by hand. This was a generic machine (no embossments) so it was a good candidate for a custom logo. A new ID name tag HP63A was needed. There was not enough of the original metal left to salvage on the lid, this is quite common, so we had a new one made and then applied our DP106 the bottle removal instructions. DP106A is the correct decal and is now available.  The brass lid hinges however in good shape and were re-chromed. A new handle (HP18B) was installed. The Ideal lids originally had pressed cardboard like insulation which would soak up the condensation causing them to rust. Our re-assembly began with new insulation. Then the pan (inside) was re installed after being cleaned and polished. New breaker strips PP59A and the body was given a new gasket, in this case our RP18A was installed at the same time. The side loading door was also given the same treatment with a new insulation and a new gasket our RP21A. The original bolt, HP110C was still in the machine however the crank handle, HP22A was not and our HP20H lock with 2 keys (in case one gets lost) were installed. To finish the door the loading decal, DP84 was applied. Since this machine was restored we now have the correct side door loading insstruction DP84A.  New beaker strips PP59B were then installed on the machine for the loading door. The compressor system on Ideal vending machines is a bit tricky. It actually has to be discharged and the lines were unbolted at the compression nut by the condenser. They use convection cooling so plan on having a qualified refrigeration technician available. The good news is that these are usually good units. The compressor was thoroughly checked over, bead blasted, flushed, repainted and a new thermostat, EP19 was installed. The cooling system was able to stay a true R12. As you can see it has new condenser fan motor. The condenser used our EP1 on this particular machine along with a new fan blade our EP7. Every machine is re-wired. The main harness is our EP16. A new compressor tag The bottle rack was zinc plated and markers were installed for the soda PP47A, PP47B, PP47C, PP47D, and of course a new rack tag HP68. The coin mechanism was also disassembled, gold chromated and put back together to factory specifications and even has the spring tension decal DP97! The cover had new placards applied HP66 and HP67A. The coin box is our HP28L. We also have the bent coin return knob HP81. The cap catcher was still on the machine which is odd, most of the time they are missing – but we have one HP30P along with the backing plate HP30PA, you may need a new bottle opener HP25D. While labor is a key element in any restoration our large supply of reproduction vending machine parts such as the door gasket, decals, breaker strips, locks, compressor parts brought this vintage vending machine back to life!
ideal35_custom ideal35_custom
ideal35_pacific-choice ideal35_pacific-choice
Products for the Ideal 35: