Yeah, the radio chassis had a few issues, but, so did the cabinet.
Since the back side of the panel was also damaged, I found it was easier to just make a new panel. The picture above shows the original front after it was reglued and cleaned up. At one point I was going to re-veneer but other damage caused me to reconsider. Much of the grill area had been "patched" with a filler similar to Bondo or some sort of wood filler.
The rest was router work and adding the Zebrawood veneer.
P.S. No, I didn't pay $100 for it.