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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #30 on: December 17, 2016, 04:55:16 PM »
It's done.  I removed the platter from the box, and very few threads fell off, so evidently the glue took all the flocking I applied to the platter.  It looks really nice in the cabinet.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #31 on: December 19, 2016, 09:37:57 AM »
Looks like new!
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2017, 12:58:43 AM »
Looks like new!
Thanks, Mark, I'm proud at how nice this changer turned out.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2017, 02:29:32 AM »
I found this nice 50s-60s atomic rabbit ears on eBay for $11 that I'm going to use for an FM antenna for this console.  It's really cool looking at night.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2017, 01:52:38 PM »
What a great looking record changer. Nice work too!
These Zenith consoles seem to show up now and then but always without their original record changer.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2017, 05:10:39 PM »
I have another Cobra coming tomorrow.  It's the metal case model, with the Cobra-matic changer on the top.  This one will require some repainting, lots of cleaning and polishing, and the normal changer and amplifier restoration.  Fun stuff. 
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #36 on: January 05, 2017, 12:59:38 PM »
Excellent job on the consoles' plattenspieler!  Also thanks for sizing the pictures so they can be seen!  Good luck on the next project.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #37 on: January 05, 2017, 08:00:11 PM »
The metal case Zenith arrived today, and I spent over an hour just cleaning the top of the changer and underneath the platter.  The front metal speaker grill is going to get repainted, and the flocked platter will be reflocked.  Course I also have the usual changer and motor service, and amp restoration, to do as well.  Fun stuff..........
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #38 on: January 05, 2017, 08:50:03 PM »
Looks like promising material.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #39 on: January 05, 2017, 11:52:32 PM »
Did that new one ever have a dust cover of any sort?  And I see that it has concentric controls.  Zenith had a fixation on those.

My sister gave me a very nice Zenith 6G05 table radio at Christmas.  Working, pristine, but probably needs new filter caps for safety.  No concentric knobs on that one.

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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #40 on: January 06, 2017, 02:04:04 AM »
Did that new one ever have a dust cover of any sort?  And I see that it has concentric controls.  Zenith had a fixation on those.

My sister gave me a very nice Zenith 6G05 table radio at Christmas.  Working, pristine, but probably needs new filter caps for safety.  No concentric knobs on that one.

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Nope, no dust cover ever made for my latest one.  I'm considering leaving the original filter caps alone on this one since there's no hum in the set.  It's an AC/DC chassis so I won't have to worry about destroying a power transformer if I don't replace them.  And, when it starts to hum, yank the originals out.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2017, 06:56:07 PM »
The metal case Zenith Cobra-Matic is coming along rather nicely.  Case and grill were repainted today.  The camera thinks this case is red... it is actually a medium wine color.

Amplifier is finished, and amp and speaker reinstalled in the cabinet.

Platter for the changer is reflocked, and I am waiting on some new cartridges and a couple of idler wheels.

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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #42 on: January 09, 2017, 07:21:25 PM »
This is the actual cabinet color.
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #43 on: January 09, 2017, 09:22:40 PM »
Funny how Paints will reflect different wavelengths of light that the camera gets, but we see differently.  It looks good!
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Re: Fabulous Mint Zenith Console Found Today
« Reply #44 on: January 09, 2017, 10:20:33 PM »
Did you try out different aerosol paints until you fund one that matched? 

A few years ago I rescued an old 10-speed bike from the spring everything-goes trash pickup, waiting until the day before the crusher arrived in hopes somebody else would adopt it.   The frame had been scratched up by carrying a chain for locking it up.  On a whim I tried some paint left over from my old Ranger that had been sold.  Wow, a nearly-perfect match!  It is a burgundy color, not far off from your Zenith.

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