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 Post subject: Need some hints/ideas
PostPosted: Jan Wed 07, 2015 8:59 pm 
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I recently got a Howards 435A ( thanks Dave ) . Electrical restoration is about completed. Some of these models had eye tubes. Apparently this one did, but for some unknown reason a owner along the way drilled out a opening to add another eye tube. Now I have a hole around 1 5/32 diameter & 2 screw holes about 1 9/16 between centers. I'm looking for ideas or suggestions on what to place in the hole. I had a 1 3/4" round emblem with a radio tower on it, but must have sold it at a ham fest ??? Any ideas ? A can cap is slightly larger, was thinking of cutting the end off and attaching it to the inside of the cabinet.
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 Post subject: Re: Need some hints/ideas
PostPosted: Jan Wed 07, 2015 9:44 pm 
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They make a metal snap in cap about that size.
How about making a name plate:
Restored By: Mcars, giving the date the radio was made, model #, and restoration date and putting it over the hole and use the screw holes to mount it?
Best I can come up with on the spur of the moment.

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 Post subject: Re: Need some hints/ideas
PostPosted: Jan Wed 07, 2015 11:13 pm 
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Frank, good idea.
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 Post subject: Re: Need some hints/ideas
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Look in the plumbing supply section at Lowes or HD, specifically sink drain pop ups and sink hole caps. Usually chrome.

http://www.homedepot.com/b/N-5yc1vZ12kx ... all&NCNI-5

http://www.homedepot.com/s/kitchen%2520 ... ver?NCNI-5

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 Post subject: Re: Need some hints/ideas
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Fifties : awesome. I have to go to Lowes anyways. Great.
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 Post subject: Re: Need some hints/ideas
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Went to Lowes, got the kitchen sink hole caps and work great & looks good too.
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