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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 12:38 am 
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Its not dead yet fellas......


After communicating with Larry I took him up on his offer to restore the 12S267.

Packaged / padded in a cut down washing machine box I took it to Greyhound and it should be well on its way. The bus station I went to looked like it was from an 80's horror movie :shock:

Larry I appreciate your willingness to tackle this project, I look forward to seeing you work your magic.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 12:53 am 
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I commend Larry for taking that on!!!!! I anxiously await progress pictures!!!

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 10, 2017 1:04 am 
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It was a pleasure to discuss the radio with him and he definitely has patience....between work and Pastor duties it took me a bit to get it packaged and on its way to him :)

I think Larry deserves a Nobel Peace prize for this project :idea:


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 10:36 am 
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Picked up Zenith at the Greyhound bus station in Durham, NC yesterday. Tommy did a bang up job of packing the radio for shipment, the only casualty was the end of the front of the tuning shaft was bent. I removed the chassis speaker and speaker board and one of the side panel outer layer. I honestly had a 9S262 in worst shape some years back. I think the most difficult part will be missing molding on the front base. It looks like the molding would have a nine inch diameter, so my plan is to start with a nine inch round three and a half inch thick piece of popular mounted on my lathe and turn it to get the shape then cut out the sections I need for the base. I'll post pictures later if my idea is successful. Stay tuned!

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 3:44 pm 
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Larry, I too have a basket case 12s267 in the queue. It needs a couple pieces that are missing from the bottom. The detail on the pieces is on the ID. If you're making a turning for this part, I could probably use some of the remaining material.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sat 16, 2017 3:54 pm 
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I attempted to find the missing base pieces to the cabinet at the junk store when I bought it as they appeared to have been recently broken off.

I asked the store owner if he had the pieces since he was able to dig behind a mountain of junk and retrieved the speaker and acoustic adapter, but no luck.

So I look forward to seeing Larry's craftsmanship :)



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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 17, 2017 11:11 am 
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I spent a little time in the shop yesterday, turns out there are two diameters of the molding I needed, the nine inch and a two and a quarter inch turning to get the pieces I needed. attached are the photos of what I started with and what I accomplished.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 17, 2017 2:07 pm 
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Nice job,Larry. You are literally starting from scratch there.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 17, 2017 2:47 pm 
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Its a shame to see what was a very nice radio in this condition.
If you are a new collector with little experience I'd consider this
one as a way to learn. Wood working, veneer and chassis work.
Something like this needs to be tackled in small bits. Perhaps try
carving the missing pieces then remove the damaged veneer
and attempt to replace it. It'd be a labor of love with a crazy
amount of time involved but little money if you do it yourself.
And once its done you'll have something to be very proud of.

If for some reason you give up, you've lost nothing but your time.
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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 17, 2017 4:31 pm 
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Here is where the base is at for now, a little more carving and I believe we will have a winner!


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 17, 2017 4:48 pm 
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Larry, your doing amazing work as usual!

I'm happy you and Kidd were able to work out a deal. This will be amazing when done!

I think its a sign of raw talent and skill when you can start with a raw chunk of Poplar :D

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Sun 17, 2017 9:09 pm 
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Amazing work Larry....the base of these radios are so prominent in the overall appearance.

That is what bothered me the most about the cabinet when I saw it missing those two sections, don't get me wrong the radio was a wreck in general :)

....but I know it is in good hands now.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Mon 18, 2017 9:43 pm 
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Today I removed the sides from the cabinet starting gluing the shelf the chassis sits on. I also cut new side panels and ordered wood backed walnut veneer for them. Will not have much time this week my three youngest grandchildren, twin 5 year old girls and their almost 3 year old brother are out of school until January.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
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Found a little time to glue the chassis shelf and spent a little more time detailing the missing pieces for the base, also glued the broken support for the top rear section of the cabinet and now have glued and clamped in back in place. Making some notable progress on the cabinet. At some point mice had made a home under the chassis, Tommy must have cleaned up under it. The rust will be the most difficult part of restoring the chassis.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
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I think Larry was Evel Knievel's surgeon in an earlier career.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
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JAYoung....I don't think Evel Knievel had it this good : )

Larry your correct, there was a mouse nest built in the chassis, little guy was living like a king :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Wed 27, 2017 12:33 am 
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Spent a little time in the shop today, glued the corners on the cabinet, made a knife so I could get some of the glue under the veneer, I have attached some photos to show the tool and the clamping. I used some plaster tape to repair the acoustical adapter, I cut it into small pieces to apply to the outside. Where the paper mache was missing or badly distorted I used a plastic bowl and good old duck tape.


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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Wed 27, 2017 9:52 am 
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Wow! done a few grot ones but to take that on is really something !

Good stuff too see the pictures ....close as I would want to get.

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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Thu 28, 2017 4:16 am 
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Looking good Larry...

When I received the acoustical adapter at the store I figured it was a lost cause due to its condition.... now its beginning to look like one. :)



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 Post subject: Re: 12S267
PostPosted: Dec Thu 28, 2017 5:16 pm 
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Kidd wrote:
Looking good Larry...

When I received the acoustical adapter at the store I figured it was a lost cause due to its condition.... now its beginning to look like one. :)



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