Restoration Project 1- Sparton 500C Cloisonné Radio- Blue

Restoration Project 1- Sparton 500C Cloisonné Radio- Blue

Cabinet Restoration Phases

Cabinet Phase 1

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The cabinet was presented with numerous cracks, missing Catalin material and severe tube burns.

Cabinet Phase 2

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This is the cabinet after extensive cutting and filing.  We are still in the process of removing all "staining on the interior and bottom.

When the cabinet is improved as much as possible, the next phase is repairing the cracks and replacing the missing material.

Cabinet Phase 3

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Phase 3 of the cabinet restoration cabinet involves crack repair and replacing the missing material.  Additional work was done t improve the symmetry of the cabinet. The cabinet remains wrapped, however, the installation of the faceplate will help correct this issue.

A few more hours will be spent refining the cabinet and making it ready for air brush colorization.  


Cabinet Phase 4

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Phase 4 Final preparations and refinement of cabinet for colorization.  

Cabinet Phase 5 (Final)

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Phase 5 Colorization

Faceplate and Chassis 

Faceplate

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The blue faceplate has a poor appearance because the chrome "railing" is corroded.  It is missing plating and in some areas the rust as eroded the chrome base.

Chassis

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The chassis is in very good condition.  The owner restored the electronics so it plays safely with good reception (See last frame for video).


Restored Chassis

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The chassis is in very good condition.  The owner restored the electronics so it plays safely with good reception (See last frame for video).