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Old 01-12-2019, 07:46 PM
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This was at Value Village for probably more than I should of paid for it but it was adorable and even from inside the building with no external antenna it was pulling in a signal from CFJC.
The big gimmick about it is you have either a massive VFD clock with alarm triggered AM/FM radio or you swing the front out and the back down and it operates the TV.




...However I guess someone thought it was a bit more adjustable than the double hinge really was and the front hinge has broken in half.




Has anyone else dealt with a broken hinge on these?
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Old 01-12-2019, 09:25 PM
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Don't have one of these, but have the one that has the CRT mounted longways& you have the TV picture & the clock showing forwards. They must have had a BUNCH of 3-3.5-4 B/W CRTs to burn up... They DID work rather decently- The AM radio on mine does a much better job than a a cheapy AM/FM/TV should work. The "Cuteness" factor is undeniable,but I wonder how many o 'em got watched all that much, because the CRTs were kinda small & smaller color sets were makjng inroads by then, & were getting more affordable, too...
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I'd probably take the broken door parts out and use some MEK to dissolve and soften up the plastic mating surfaces, then put 'em together held in place and let cure for a day.
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Yeah. Testor's Model car glue might work dandily, too.
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Yeah. Testor's Model car glue might work dandily, too.
I second that. It actually fuses the plastic, making for a solid piece.
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I second that. It actually fuses the plastic, making for a solid piece.
It USED to come in a white/brick red tube, but its been AGES since I've bought any. I would, however try to tape the pieces together as firmly as possible maybe even trying to put some weight atop them to make 'em bond as tightly as possible. DON'T put 'em on top of any plastic part-the fumes could cause crazing of whatever you put 'em on top of. Personal experience speaking here... Remember the Jo-Han '66 Caddy ambulance? Excellent model, except for the steerable front wheels, which always broke. But you could really make a showpiece outta it, if you wanted to paint the interior. I always liked the 1/25 scale truck models, too. The 1st Peterbilt I made looked kinda bad, but the next ones were much better.
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