Restoring an Antique Radio Crosley 66tc




About: I have a group on facebook.South La. radio restoration and collecting.

Received this radio in bad shape.

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Step 1: Received a Non Working Radio

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

Step 2: Took Completely Apart

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

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

Step 4: Stain and Finish

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

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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    3 years ago

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


    3 years ago

    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!

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    Reply 3 years ago

    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.


    Reply 3 years ago

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