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Old 01-20-2018, 11:05 PM
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Guys,
I really appreciate those photos. I have to agree it's cream color.

A trip up to the local Walmart produced another bottle of paint. "Toasted Marshmallow" it is.



I redid the lettering on the cabinet and Channel Plate. After it dries tomorrow, I'll clean them both up and outline what I'm doing to mount the Channel Plate.



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Perfect Crist! It's those little details in restorations that make a set look just right.
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Perfect Crist! It's those little details in restorations that make a set look just right.
Absolutely!
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Old Yesterday, 09:01 PM
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Channel Plate.
I used my heat gun and gently heated and flattened out the plate the best I could. After trying to fit it back onto the cabinet, I could see that the plate had shrunken some. To get the plate to lie flat I filed the round mounting holes till it fit properly and centered over the hole in the cabinet.
With the holes filed out I knew the brass retaining clips won't work. So I came up with the idea of using some #6 flat washers and some 1/8" model airplane fuel line. The fuel line is a tight fit over the mounting posts. The washers are just the right size to go over the posts and then the fuel line can press against the washers "pulling" the Channel Plate onto the cabinet. The pieces of fuel line were left long so if I had to remove them I could grab it with a pair of pliers.



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Old Yesterday, 09:08 PM
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I then recreated the 3 labels. Two for the chassis and one for the back. Not an exact copy but real close!



Once the 2 labels were applied the chassis was done!











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Old Yesterday, 09:12 PM
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The cabinet parts were reassembled and the chassis slid home and screwed down tight!







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Wow. That set looks like it just came out of the box. The channel number plate is made of Tenite which always shrinks and warps to some extent. I had a Westinghouse wood radio with Tenite knobs that we’re slightly misshapen. It is unavoidable. Congratulations on such a fine and detailed restoration. I have bought two of those years ago but both arrived with the cabinets smashed. No one knows how to properly pack and ship something as heavy as a Bakelite TV.
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Old Yesterday, 11:28 PM
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I changed out the interlock cord and replaced the label.
On the interlock I used 2 small nylon spacers 1/4 diameter and 1/4 long. Then used 2 rivets and peened the end over.







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Old Yesterday, 11:31 PM
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Wow. That set looks like it just came out of the box. The channel number plate is made of Tenite which always shrinks and warps to some extent. I had a Westinghouse wood radio with Tenite knobs that we’re slightly misshapen. It is unavoidable. Congratulations on such a fine and detailed restoration. I have bought two of those years ago but both arrived with the cabinets smashed. No one knows how to properly pack and ship something as heavy as a Bakelite TV.
Thanks for the kind words.
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