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    Stoner candy machine restoration

    Imported this machine from the USA I was lucky for it to hitch a ride in a container heading to Canberra.
    It's a Stoner 8 pull with gum vendor its serial number shows it is a 1950s model.
    Candy bars are placed on each shelf with every 5th shelf red to help the vendor easily count how many bars have been sold.
    This particular model comes with a gum vendor with 4 merchandise chutes that can hold four different varieties of gum or mints.
    Different flavours are selected by turning the selector knob until the gum/mint that you want shows in the window.
    This model also has a coin changer mechanism which will give a nickel in change when a dime is inserted.
    Hope you enjoy the restoration I'm sure I'll need some help or advice along the way.Click image for larger version

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    Tear down involved removing the internals and complete disassembly.
    At sometime someone has tried to lever there way into the machine.
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      #3
      This thing is beautiful. It will look great when finished.

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        #4
        Wow .. looking forward to seeing the transformation .. just a bit of work there eh?

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          #5
          A few more pictures of the internal rack prior to dismantling.

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            #6
            Tear down of the rack, so many moving parts.
            Really is a work of art.Click image for larger version

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              #7
              After advice from a few powder coaters I had most of the internals chemically cleaned to remove the paint and then powder coated.
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                yer thats good advice, Definitely would have been a bad idea blasting that.
                It doesn't look rusty in the picture so chem stripping made a tonne of sense

                you gonna use Enamel hammer-tone for the main body? Might look a bit nicer and closer to original than Power coat on the outside IMO
                The green Enamel hamertone is getting hard to find In Australia, it used tobe every where but allot of Brands have deleted the colour from their range.
                I had a bit of trouble finding some for my restorations, But I did find some that was sitting on a shelf in a paint store for a few years, so if you get stuck I do have a few Liters
                Or are you doing a hotrod?
                Last edited by jason1; 5 March 2019, 09:14 PM.

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                  #9
                  Jason, I'm not looking at going original colour with the main body, I'm looking at going 2pac automotive paint.
                  Concentrating on reassembly of the rack whilst I can still sort of remember how.



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                    #10
                    Originally posted by faza01 View Post
                    Jason, I'm not looking at going original colour with the main body, I'm looking at going 2pac automotive paint.
                    Concentrating on reassembly of the rack whilst I can still sort of remember how.



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                    are you going for a Hotrodded style?

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                      #11
                      Not sure what you mean by hotrodding, looking at a non original colour, metallic?
                      Candy decals etc.


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                        #12
                        Originally posted by faza01 View Post
                        Not sure what you mean by hotrodding, looking at a non original colour, metallic?
                        Candy decals etc.


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                        Yer that would be hotrodded.
                        Allot of us resto guys call that sort of resto hotrodded,
                        When going more fancy paint scheme than original, chrome, pinstripes and things like that, Doing a bit of a custom spin on the original design as being hotrodded, much like the car.
                        Allot of these stoner machines especially in the states get hotrodded, they have the right shape for it so they are popular for that reason.

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                          Racking my brains trying to think where I have put my spring steel.Click image for larger version

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                            #14
                            Got a bit done today.
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                              Started assembly of the gum merchandising chutes 3 down 1 to goClick image for larger version

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