Been working on this one for a while now, the cabinet was almost a total loss. Chipped/faded and generally cruddy photo finish, creaking and loose wood panels, and the brass was in poor shape. Many many hours went into bringing this set back to life, but now that it's sitting pretty in the living room it's all worth it.
Photo08242118.jpg [ 45.26 KiB | Viewed 853 times ]
After new veneer, NOS 21CPY22 picture tube and recapped/aligned chassis:
IMGP5147.JPG [ 109.65 KiB | Viewed 853 times ]
Only thing I didn't keep was the broken 'Deluxe' script, I think it looks just fine without it. Set has a very nice picture, horizontal section runs at only 180ma, and I modified the top so it's removable just like the earlier sets. That will help make convergence jobs a snap, no more looking at a mirror. Hope you guys like it.