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Indy Restoration - "It’s not the years honey... it’s the mileage"


By Ricochet

32 days ago



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#51 15 days ago

Fits poifectly!!! It’s clean ... your seeing dust marks on it.

Feeling good again!

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#52 15 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Fits poifectly!!! It’s clean ... your seeing dust marks on it.
Feeling good again![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Hey! The power switch hole should be on the other side!

#53 15 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Hey! The power switch hole should be on the other side!

Oh you’re funny

#54 14 days ago

PinSound Shaker in the house.

I’m noodling where to mount this. Initially I was thinking ... right on the transformer shelf ... but I dunno... is it wise to be shaking that close to the transformer?

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#55 12 days ago

With the base removed I am able to replace the cash box divider and transformer shelf with tongue and groove panels. I’m also using a nice grade of maple!

Very pleased with it. I hope to get it stitched up before Monday.
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#56 12 days ago

Going back together !!!

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#57 11 days ago

I originally was going to use epoxy. That’s not the right stuff for this job. Epoxy does not wick into the wood and would eventually crack. Titebond III with good clamping is the way to go. I couldn’t be happier with the results so far.

Three more sides to go ... then it’s painting time !!!
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#58 11 days ago

I admire your efforts for keeping the original cab. I’ve done a lot of cabs, anymore I decide before I start on one if it’s worth my time or not. If not, I just buy a new one. Once you start replacing entire sections, the originality is gone. You can get so many hours tied up in just the cab and in the end it’s not as structurally sound as a new one. Here’s some pics from one of the IJs I replaced the bottom in a few years ago. I split the cab apart to do it so I could keep the factory edge along the bottom of the cab.
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#59 11 days ago
Quoted from Bud:

I admire your efforts for keeping the original cab. I’ve done a lot of cabs, anymore I decide before I start on one if it’s worth my time or not. If not, I just buy a new one. Once you start replacing entire sections, the originality is gone. You can get so many hours tied up in just the cab and in the end it’s not as structurally sound as a new one. Here’s some pics from one of the IJs I replaced the bottom in a few years ago. I split the cab apart to do it so I could keep the factory edge along the bottom of the cab.
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Thanks... that’s kind of the litmus test for me...”am I going to end up with something that is just going to crack apart in the end?” So far... so good. I considered your method... but I couldn’t get myself to crack the front off. I actually think this now may be a bit stronger than it was. The base is now glued on all sides of the cab... it used to flop in there... I also glued and nailed the transformer and cash box dividers. I think I’m good with it... Not gonna lie... once I decided the base needed to be replaced ... I had my doubts, and was thinking new cab.

#60 11 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Thanks... that’s kind of the litmus test for me...”am I going to end up with something that is just going to crack apart in the end?” So far... so good. I considered your method... but I couldn’t get myself to crack the front off. I actually think this now may be a bit stronger than it was. The base is now glued on all sides of the cab... it used to flop in there... I also glued and nailed the transformer and cash box dividers. I think I’m good with it... Not gonna lie... once I decided the base needed to be replaced ... I had my doubts, and was thinking new cab.

I would say your cab is in no way inferior or going to separate. All I’m saying is there is a huge time savings and a better cab in the end. New cabs are CNCd, no contamination, no separated plys, tighter joints, and more than likely better materials.

I restore original cabs too, sometimes it makes more sense to go with a new one in my opinion. You look like you are doing a great job!

#61 11 days ago
Quoted from Bud:

I would say your cab is in no way inferior or going to separate. All I’m saying is there is a huge time savings and a better cab in the end. New cabs are CNCd, no contamination, no separated plys, tighter joints, and more than likely better materials.
I restore original cabs too, sometimes it makes more sense to go with a new one in my opinion. You look like you are doing a great job!

I hear ya... I actually drew up plans for this machine and started to put it into Fusion for my buddy to CNC one for me. Came real close. In the end it would have been a lot less mess and overall less time to finish for sure.

#62 11 days ago

Made the speaker plate today ... that’s all I got in me

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#63 8 days ago

Finally! Last flipping edge repair! I only have 12 clamps... so it’s at least 24 hours per side !!!

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#64 8 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Made the speaker plate today ... that’s all I got in me

I'm confused. If you made a new bottom for the machine, why are you making an adapter plate and not sizing it correctly for the speaker?

#65 8 days ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

I'm confused. If you made a new bottom for the machine, why are you making an adapter plate and not sizing it correctly for the speaker?

For reasons only to be a faithful reproduction of the original cabinet. This was originally how the cabinet is built. I've thought about making an 8" plate... hence why I've not glued it yet.

The pro woofer adapter plate in the pic above is just to show fit.
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#66 8 days ago

The tedium is done !!!!

Will be blocking and masking tomorrow !!!

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#67 7 days ago

Ready to be tacked ... masked and painted !!!

Man that sucked !!!!

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#68 7 days ago

I like to run the chamfer bit to redo the bottom edge and get a crisp 45 degrees. You just can’t get that with a sanding block. It takes so very little off and really cleans it up nicely.
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#69 6 days ago

You can't beat a router

#70 6 days ago
Quoted from yaksplat:

You can't beat a router

Probably one of my favorite if not my absolute favorite power tool. You can do so much with a router, routing table, jigs, templates...etc.

#71 6 days ago

Chocks, cleats or whatever you kids call them

Sorry for the tight shots... I’ve a very tiny workspace

BTW... I drilled a bunch of tiny holes in that bondo and used construction adhesive (locktite PL MAX) to hold that left piece on. Wood glue no stickie to bondo.

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#72 6 days ago

In the interest of accuracy should I bother to drill the 4 T-nut holes in the coin box area? I’m thinking no, make the drill template for it and throw it in the manuals envelope.

#73 6 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

In the interest of accuracy should I bother to drill the 4 T-nut holes in the coin box area? I’m thinking no, make the drill template for it and throw it in the manuals envelope.

I never put those in

#74 6 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

I never put those in

Good to know thanks!

Yeah ... two of them are for a Euro cash box and the other two are for... I don’t know what.

So ... yup they are worthless.

#75 5 days ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

The tedium is done !!!!
Will be blocking and masking tomorrow !!![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice work!

#76 5 days ago

Masked, cleaned and first coat of primer done! The crazy tape on the bottom is so I can sit this atop two 5 gallon buckets and not tear the paper

I will hand sand this with 320 once it is dry in a day or two before I hit it with the second coat. This will make a nice smooth finish.
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#77 4 days ago

Scuff sanded with 320... applied second coat of primer.

Looks like a piece of concrete!!! Nice base coat for the paint to stick!
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#78 4 days ago

Final coat of primer ... very pleased with the results so far.

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#79 2 days ago

2 light coats primer ... sanded with 400 between coats.

2 light coats paint sanded with 400 between coats.

Gonna let sit for 3 days... Do another once over and last coat.
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#80 13 hours ago

Awesome job! No way I could do all that I would be better off buying a new cab and selling my old one.

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