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    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    I picked up this radio about two years ago , and last winter I recapped it. It is an RCA model 9K1
    It did not come with a dial so I had to make one. In order for it to fit into the cabinet I had to us JB weld to hold the dial on
    so it would not touch the plastic escutcheon.
    I just hope that in another 40 years when someone tries to get the dial off They won’t be cussing me.
    I installed a new eye tube [costly] and it is very bright.
    I stripped the cabinet and applied the proper colors according to what was there before.
    It plays very well and I do like the looks of these cabinets.
    So far this summer I have four completed and considering the cool weather we have had I’m
    doing pretty good.

    The radio is not a yellowish as the photos show [it is the flash]
    Dan in Calgary

    • This topic was modified 1 month ago by Dan Walker. Reason: adding some information
    #18831
    Ralph Spracklin
    CVRS Member

    It seem that the dial faces on these radio models, overtime would yellow/ become foggy, as well they would warp, so I am not surprised that it would be missing. How did you mold/form the new one. Anyway, another nice feather in your cap.

    Ralph

    #18846
    Dan Walker
    CVRS Member

    Ralph: I had another one of these radios at the time and I copied the dial on a piece of paper and transferred it to a piece of aluminum.
    The dial is curved and flat so it was not hard, but finding a way to attach it was the challenge, but the JB weld worked

    • This reply was modified 1 month ago by Dan Walker. Reason: spelling
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