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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jun Fri 16, 2017 5:33 pm 
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Super dooper job Bob... :mrgreen:

Keep it going..

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jul Sat 08, 2017 3:18 pm 
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Well Steve has finished the new Front Panel and the Speaker Grill

I am awaiting Toner order to arrive to finish off the other Parts of this cabinet.
Top, Bottom, and the 2 Sides are ready for toner then Finish before reassembly with Front.

Steve did a GREAT job reproducing these Panels for me. He is an artist with wood.

More Later

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jul Sat 08, 2017 7:49 pm 
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hello bob,
yes that front looks great


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jul Sun 16, 2017 5:25 pm 
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Now it looks like I am gaining on it.

Need to find a Grill Cloth.

I NOW can start assembly. I will keep you posted.

It is not as I would have done in my earlier days. But to be Honest Best I can do in my present state.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jul Sun 16, 2017 5:36 pm 
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In need of the 2 Trim Pieces for the Front.

I have searched the WEB for something close . No Cigar
Steve has offered to try and make them
Need to get dimensions once Cabinet together

304 Owners !!!!!!!



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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jul Sun 16, 2017 11:50 pm 
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Great job!!!

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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Heyo,
I'll see if I can find mine and get you the measurements...
I am pretty sure it is Inlay.
It looks fantastic my friend...

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Jul Mon 17, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Inlay and here are the measurements..


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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So 7/8 wide ? are the sides slightly beveled?

Hard to tell from a Pic

Can you get a micro of a section close and clear?

I will get Steve to try to make them.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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I will get a picture when I get home later today. The piece is completely flat and the entire piece of molding is 1 inch exactly. The rope inlay is just under 1/4 of an inch.

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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Thanks Kirk

I will contact Steve and see what he can do.
Exhausted the Web Search for similiar


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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Hi Kirk

How thick is the Material ????

I found the Inlay now need to find the strip to put it in.

So 1 Inch wide X ? Thick X Length ?


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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Hello Bob
wow you are sure good your work cut out for you but it looks great


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
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joybird wrote:
Hi Kirk

How thick is the Material ????

I found the Inlay now need to find the strip to put it in.

So 1 Inch wide X ? Thick X Length ?


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1" wide x 1/16 thick x ...... I did not measure the length.. I think it is still accessible so I will try to get it..

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Aug Sun 06, 2017 5:53 pm 
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Started on it again

Been in Hosp and have had bad health issues.


I can still move :P Got to finish this one.

I worked on the Front Panel and Grill trying to fit an Stain, Tone and Finish.

This is where I now stand..

The new front Panel has been larger so fitting has slowed me down.
I had to trim .090 of both tongues of it. I now have it fitted into Cabinet Sides.

Now I see the Groove on the Radio Top piece will need to be opened .100 to have the Top fit it.

OH YES Notice I was able to rescue the Original Grill Cloth. A Miracle for sure.


Bob T


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of Pilot Model 304 Cabinet (HURRICANE Sandy)
PostPosted: Aug Sun 06, 2017 7:01 pm 
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Thats beautiful....

I am copying the Eye tube escutcheon from my other pilot so that should fit my 304...

Im glad your are still mobile too :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration Pilot Model 304 Cabinet HURRICANE Sandy (DON
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Well Steve Davis was kind enough to reproduce the inlay Strips need to finish the Pilot Cabinet.

I want to Thank Steve for his outstanding reproduction of the Parts I need to Make this Restoration come to a Finish.

Been a long time project here for sure.

Notice also the 1/8 Bead on the sides, top and bottom and carried over to the Pilasters. The curved part was the challenge.

The Strips made by Steve really made the Cabinet stand out.

Her she is
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DONE



Bob T


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration Pilot Model 304 Cabinet HURRICANE Sandy (DON
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That is fantastic!
I cant wait to play with mine....

Good job to you and Steve...

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration Pilot Model 304 Cabinet HURRICANE Sandy (DON
PostPosted: Oct Tue 03, 2017 3:28 am 
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Wow! That came out beautiful, wonderful job.

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration Pilot Model 304 Cabinet HURRICANE Sandy (DON
PostPosted: Oct Tue 03, 2017 9:43 am 
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Remarkable restoration. From junk to a beautiful radio again.

Great job.

Gary


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