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Old 05-29-2015, 12:57 PM   #31
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Well here's my version of husky family's great mod. Simpler, no door, but functional. I especially like the blue light ambiance. Thanks again for the great idea!
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Old 05-29-2015, 12:58 PM   #32
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Ummm, so how do you upload pictures?

Ahh, got it.
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Old 05-30-2015, 04:21 PM   #33
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Ummm, so how do you upload pictures?



Ahh, got it.

Very cool! Any pics of the construction? How'd ya make it?
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Old 05-30-2015, 11:30 PM   #34
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I am very interested in doing a similar mod to my 233S, could someone explain how to remove the panel, I don't want to create any extra work by damaging anything.
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Old 05-31-2015, 12:07 AM   #35
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I am very interested in doing a similar mod to my 233S, could someone explain how to remove the panel, I don't want to create any extra work by damaging anything.

I used a pry tool and carefully worked it around all sides, tapping it lightly with a hammer or the palm of my hand. Only staples holding in the panel so it came out fairly easy. The panel is in great shape and I can reinstall it if I ever decide to remove the wine rack.
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Old 05-31-2015, 02:11 PM   #36
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Very cool! Any pics of the construction? How'd ya make it?
Hey, thanks for the compliment. No pictures during construction. I was frustrated and not happy with my progress until it was done, so I didn't want any record.
I ended up using 1/4" MDF plywood from Home Depot that was painted with some sort of matte blackboard material on one side. I was going to use 1/4 MDF anyway and paint it, so this was a considerable shortcut.
I basically lined the space on the sides, bottom and back sides with the blackboard material and used matte black spray paint to paint the inside of the ceiling. I stained a bamboo wine rack cherry to match my interior trim and fastened it to the bottom mdf.
Like I said, not nearly as nifty as yours, but all-in-all, I am happy with my mod and my friends who we camp with are jealous of my ambiance.
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Old 06-06-2015, 10:29 AM   #37
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Hey, thanks for the compliment. No pictures during construction. I was frustrated and not happy with my progress until it was done, so I didn't want any record.

I ended up using 1/4" MDF plywood from Home Depot that was painted with some sort of matte blackboard material on one side. I was going to use 1/4 MDF anyway and paint it, so this was a considerable shortcut.

I basically lined the space on the sides, bottom and back sides with the blackboard material and used matte black spray paint to paint the inside of the ceiling. I stained a bamboo wine rack cherry to match my interior trim and fastened it to the bottom mdf.

Like I said, not nearly as nifty as yours, but all-in-all, I am happy with my mod and my friends who we camp with are jealous of my ambiance.

Well done!!
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Agree with Tim (aka Cowracer) ... for Mod of the Year! The Husky Family Wine Rack!!!!
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Old 02-24-2017, 10:42 AM   #39
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Picture of the opening, I added styrofoam insulation on top of the fridge before mounting the box. About 16" deep of nothing before the insulation to the vented area.

The box is all plywood and pretty snug to the opening. Installed the LEDs and added the top.

After I mounted the box, I trimmed it out so you don't see the plywood edges or the LEDs.


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Beautiful...thanks for photos...if you are still out there I was wondering how this has worked out...no change in refrig efficiency ?
Just took panel off....thanks
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Great work. What was up there to wire the LED's to, and are they switched controlled?

Ahh. Self answered question. Saw the cord.
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