Introduction: Can You Hear Me Now? Restoring an Antique Radio!

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Received this radio in bad shape.

Step 1: Received a Non Working Radio

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Received a 1946 Crosley 66tc radio that had seen better days

Step 2: Took Completely Apart

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I had to take the cabinet completely apart to remove all old glue and to sand all the wood.

Step 3: Putting the Cabinet Back Together

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After sanding and filling in any blemish I started glueing the wood back together

Step 4: Stain and Finish

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I stain with a special walnut stain and then after putting on first coat of finish I steel wooled the cabinet and kept repeating for four more coats.

Step 5: Chassis Work

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I then had to clean and recap the electronics of the radio.Which included getting rid of mice nest and dropping.

Step 6:

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jveazey (author)2016-07-23

If you enjoy my project please vote for it in the "Trash to Treasure" contest. Thanks.

LindaLW (author)2016-07-22

I love these kinds of projects! I took an old telephone apart recently to do just this. But frankly it aint ever gonna ring again. It was still fun!

jveazey (author)LindaLW2016-07-23

The first radio I did I was scared to death,but with a lil patience ( something I don't have a lot of ) and help from a friend I was able to get it back together and working.The great thing about the Internet ,you usually can use google to find out most of your answers to any problem.

VonAush (author)2016-07-17

Looks beautiful! Have you got it running yet?

jveazey (author)VonAush2016-07-18

Yes, I redid the electronics under the metal chassis and replaced a couple of week tubes.It sounds great am/shortwave.

VonAush (author)jveazey2016-07-18

Shortwave even! Awesome!

PlaidPete (author)2016-07-17

Nice!

jveazey (author)PlaidPete2016-07-17

Thank you !

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