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 Post subject: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth?
PostPosted: Dec Mon 03, 2018 10:35 pm 
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Howdy all. It's been a long time since I've been on the forum. This time it's with a question about mounting speaker cloth to this Westinghouse 780X...in time for Christmas. Best I can figure, the cloth should be glued somehow to the inside of the four bars.is this the case? It seems to make more sense than mounting it to the flat baffle board.

This radio was painted pink for some reason, and I'm working to save it.

Thanks for any suggestions!
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Fri 07, 2018 12:00 pm 
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Ok I think I may have figured it out. I'm pretty sure that the cloth follows the outward curve of the bars. Perhaps glueing the cloth first to a metal screen will help it stay. Then staple that to the inside.

We'll see if I can get this all done.
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Fri 14, 2018 11:35 am 
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Ok so I think I'm almost done on the refinishing. I'll submit a pic when I get the grille cloth figured. I ordered some cloth off ebay,but the color on the eBay page is way different from what I received. So I found some stuff at joann fabrics.
We'll see how it does.
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Sun 16, 2018 11:19 pm 
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We'll this is about done. I need to put on the decals. It sounds decent. And most importantly, it's ready before Christmas.
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Sun 16, 2018 11:56 pm 
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Looks great Tim.

The red and green dial scale will be perfect for the Christmas atmosphere!

another Tim


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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Mon 17, 2018 1:12 am 
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Thanks! I've been a big fan of the movie forever. I get that newbies frequently pop on here wanting to buy that console around this time. I'm not a newbie but, I totally dig the movie. And I kinda saved this one. So happy holidays to everyone!
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Mon 17, 2018 2:40 am 
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Looks fantastic Tim! One question though, does this model have a tuning eye where the Red light was on the movie radio?


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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Mon 17, 2018 10:37 am 
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Yes. This model has the tuning eye. Mine appears to be burned out. I have one on the way though. We'll see if it works.
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Mon 17, 2018 9:28 pm 
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Cleaned up my studio room and found a good spot for the radio...and put the proper bowling trophy on top.
Tim
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 Post subject: Re: That time of year again! Westinghouse 780X speaker cloth
PostPosted: Dec Tue 18, 2018 10:55 pm 
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Now I want one too! :D


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