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 Post subject: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 2:58 am 
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I have a Hallicrafters RE-1 that is missing the carry handle. If anyone else has one with the handle, would you post a couple pictures of it so I can figure out a replacement? Or PM me. The once source I checked doesn't have the handle mounting brackets this thing uses. Theirs have 1" on center mounting, and the RE-1 has three holes, 11/16" on center mounting.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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Found these pictures on the web. I assume there is a center hole for a post that fits through the slot at the ends of the handle.

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My RE-1 is in storage at the moment. I'll look to verify when I get a chance.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
PostPosted: Sep Fri 06, 2019 4:17 pm 
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Ok...those are different brackets. The source I have may not have that kind. And since I am not working in a factory, there is not much of a chance of me making any. Thanks
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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I just did more digging around, and there appear to be stuff that will work. Need to check dimensions first.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
PostPosted: Sep Sat 07, 2019 8:12 am 
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I think this should work https://www.ebay.com/itm/Gig-Tuff-Genui ... SwI2xbghG9


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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I think that's what I will need to repair the handle on my old Zenith portable! Once you get on ebay theres a ton of styles and types! Thanks for this info!


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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My source for the handle wants $16.99. Brackets $8. This is better. Thanks.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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I am also working on a RE-1 and it needs a new handle as well but it has some major problem so the handle has to wait. That link on eBay I provided looks like a perfect match for <$10. You will have to drill out the existing rivets and use the supplied brackets and screws. Hopefully the spacing between the rivets/screws is the same so you wouldn't have to drill new holes. Let us know how did it work out.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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I just need the set. Has the holes open. I needed to determine the on center dimension before ordering.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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These are the dimensions they are on the listing


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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I saw that, but need spacing between mounting holes for the brackets, not between brackets.

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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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I emailed one of these handle sellers and the spacing between the center holes on the bracket is 35mm which is exactly the spacing on the RE-1 handle, so it should work perfectly without drilling any new holes.


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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Thanks...I keep meaning to contact them, but life gets in the way...plus old age forgetfulness happens. Even if they were off by a bit, too reasonable a price to send them back.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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Finally ordered one.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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Handle arrived Saturday, and just finished installing it. Not bad for the price!
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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Handle arrived Saturday, and just finished installing it. Not bad for the price!
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Super Cool! I will order one for my old Zenith after I get it all going again.....


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
PostPosted: Sep Wed 25, 2019 2:06 am 
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radiowizard wrote:
Handle arrived Saturday, and just finished installing it. Not bad for the price!
RW

Hi, I am in the process restoring one of these RE-1 receivers and I showed you the link for your new leather handle.

I am wondering if you have any kind of an inductance meter and if you can measure the inductance between the antenna terminals of your RE-1 receiver on the BC and 1st SW band. It is a long story so if you can measure this inductance for me, I would really appreciate it and I will tell you all the details what I am trying to acomplish. Thanks!


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
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Sorry, I don't have one. And thanks for the link.
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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
PostPosted: Sep Wed 25, 2019 6:07 pm 
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What kind of wizard are you :lol:, you don't have even one of these?


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 Post subject: Re: Hallicrafters RE-1 Handle
PostPosted: Sep Wed 25, 2019 6:23 pm 
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Realize: I'm not anywhere near a professional on radio restorations. I take what I have learned and apply it. I have a rudimentary idea of basic radio operation. That is, if I can remember it. :roll: I've not had a need for an inductance meter. So again, sorry that I cannot help you with your quest.
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