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 Post subject: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Fri 06, 2018 1:47 am 
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Got started on the big Zenith the past couple of days. So far replaced some veneer, filled some holes, sanded, filled grain, applied toning lacquer and ready for sanding sealer. We'll see how this turns out in the next few days.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Mon 09, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Restoration continues:

After grain filling and toning the weather cooperated and I was able to apply four coats of sanding sealer. Will let this dry and will sand and then apply final coats of lacquer nd polish and wax. Had to replace one small piece of veneer. Starting to look like it will be finished before long.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Tue 10, 2018 9:15 am 
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Coming on.

Was it originally that dark or is it just the camera and photograph? Maybe not set for spot exposure?

Gary


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Mon 23, 2018 8:18 pm 
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At last a few projects are coming to closure. Finally got the 1937 Zenith 10S130 finished and up in the display area. Turned out pretty good. Had multiple coats of Sanding Sealer and then a similar number of coats of lacquer. Polished everything up and it looks pretty good. I may restore the chassis sometime. I had a restored chassis for this set but either misplaced it or sold it in a console. Now a few others to finish!


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Wed 25, 2018 6:00 pm 
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Very nice Joe, Thanks for posting the pictures.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Wed 25, 2018 7:09 pm 
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Nice work on the cabinet.
I have never seen a tombstone with a gold trim on the top. Was that factory?
I also like your ''easy open tops''
Dan in calgary


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Wed 25, 2018 10:10 pm 
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Joe, You have the 6s bezel on, I'm sure you have the 10s bezel somewhere.


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Wed 25, 2018 10:36 pm 
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Dan the color of the picture is off a little, sometimes that h appends with the flash. It is a darky brown/black trim.

I didn't realize that I had the wrong escutcheon on the radio. I have another one that came on it. Didn't realize they were different. Thanks for the tip.

Joe


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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Sun 29, 2018 4:44 pm 
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Joe, this is phenomenal! I love how unafraid you are of color. It's dark, but it's rich. 8) Nice that your pillar tops are real burl. I believe mine were photofinish of which I've sourced some "refaux" paper. I don't like it, and will probably end up just sourcing a couple rectangles of actual burl for mine.

Nice work! iICatch up at Kutztown?

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 Post subject: Re: Restoration of 1937 Zenith 10S130
PostPosted: Apr Mon 30, 2018 4:22 pm 
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Vincent,

Nice to hear from you. Glad you like the Zenith. Got to get the right escutcheon on it.

Look forward to seeing you at Kutztown.

I have had the trailer loaded for weeks with four consoles for sale, but someone came by and bought one, so only three now.

Joe


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