200A and 202 reproduction
frames back
in stock.

matthias
Hi everyone!

I am new here. I found this site via oldcolemanparts.com and thought it would be the best place to post my question.

I picked up an old cooler on the side of the road a while back, and I was looking for some help in identifying the model and year, as well as tips on how to best restore it to working condition. There is a hole in the bottom, which you can see in the pictures. The drain plug is broken, and the top is so swollen that it doesn't close anymore. Any advice is much appreciated, and apologies if this question has been answered previously! Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200722_154029.jpg, Views: 63, Size: 219.65 KB Click image for larger version - Name: IMG_20200722_163934.jpg, Views: 64, Size: 239.70 KB
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1hpycmpr
I don’t know the model but looks like it was made in November of ‘74.  I bet that one has some stories to tell.
Mark
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Gasman64
[welcome], Matt, from Pennsylvania! I don't know much about the older coolers either, but help will soon be here for you.
Steve
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BSAGuy
Hello and welcome to the CCF from NC.  That's a cool cooler, but I wouldn't want to have a beverage from it.  It just looks too far gone to save, but others here may know better.

It might be better to take that one to the landfill and get a newer one on eBay or the classifieds here.  Also, check Craigslist in your area.
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Gunhippie
Howdy from NE Oregon!

Sad to say, that one would require intensive surgery and resuscitation. I'd have to let it go to wherever it is that old coolers go.
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Chucker
Welcome to the forum.

I've fixed and painted a few coolers but I've yet to find anyone who has successfully separated the metal from the plastic to do a proper full restore - which is what that one looks like it needs.

Our host oldcolemanparts.com has some hinges, clasps, and drains for coolers but you'd have to look at the pictures and compare. 
Chuck
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matthias
Chucker wrote:
Welcome to the forum.

I've fixed and painted a few coolers but I've yet to find anyone who has successfully separated the metal from the plastic to do a proper full restore - which is what that one looks like it needs.

Our host oldcolemanparts.com has some hinges, clasps, and drains for coolers but you'd have to look at the pictures and compare. 


Do you happen to know what model it is?
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Banjoman
I use old ones like that for my pet food storages.
More work than I think you’d wanna do
Darrell
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My Name Is Earl
I have used white latex calk to somewhat close/fill those type of cracks.  As the others stated that one is Rough.  But with a hour or 2 of attention,some Clorox and a can of Rust-olem it would probably make a fitting pickup bed throw around cooler, or a fish carry container.
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Pancholoco1911
To take the yellow off peroxide and UV will take care of it. Look on YouTube, there is a guy who does this method for old game consoles 
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