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My Hobart A200 rebuild

Andrew Bernhardt's picture
Andrew Bernhardt

My Hobart A200 rebuild

I'm virtually finished with my latest project: restoring a 1956-ish Hobart A200 20 qt classic mixer. It worked, but was in sorry shape. There was oil leaking into the bowl (not good!). So I took it completely apart, cleaned and degreased it inside and out, stripped the old paint, replaced the worn parts (power cable, bearings and oil seals, agitator shaft, etc.), painted it a nice candy-apple red, and put it all back together. It's the first time I've done anything like this. If I knew better, I would have put it together first and then painted it, but all the same it looks pretty good for a beginner paint job. I still need to finish sanding/polishing the bowl and attachments and then put on one or two more clear coats over the paint. It'll then be ready to make pizza dough.

Mixer before to start making pizza dough!

happycat's picture

Awesome. Love to see repairs and refurbishings. Thanks for restoring this and sharing your accomplishment... reducing waste in the world is a big deal. Maybe you'll inspire someone else!

TucsonAZ's picture

Amazing job, I have one, will watch the video and maybe I'm up for the task ( :

barryvabeach's picture

Love the paint job, it looks great.