A week ago I was reaching the bottom of a pile of radios I acquired from an accumulator. Most had just been piled, but unfortunately, this one had been stripped. I was just about to make firewood of the cabinet and use the chassis for parts. But, at the last moment I decided to re-faux instead. I have done this quite a few times. Mostly, the results seem to be OK, but I usually just pass since "custom" radios are not my thing.
Well anyway, here it is. After going to the work of fauxing the dial area I didn't feel like painting it black. So that is a little different than factory original.
And when that is done it looks like a lumpy mess.
Then it must be filled and sanded, top coated and so on.
But it looks a lot better than bare plywood, which is how I received it.
I had intended to sell this one when it was finished, but I don't know if I can part with it now. It works pretty good too and has a Phono-port for use with my MP3 device (phone).
Yeah, I know that one of the knobs is brown. I like that one and would like to find 2 more to replace the black ones.
Also the back is missing. Fortunately the antenna was not attached to the back, so is intact. Anybody have a picture of the back for one of these so that I can make a replacement?
And for further grins, here is a picture of our Faux - Faux Philco, which is real Bird's Eye Maple and Walnut Burl veneer, so it is FAKE FAUX. Before and after.