AMI Model K Cabinet Repairs
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There were some cosmetic parts missing from our model K including the speaker grill, light diffuser inside the top, and the shield over the mechanism. We are most concerned about good mechanical operation and were not willing to spend the very high prices on exact-replacement cosmetic parts, so we decided to make our own replacements, making sure that the style was in keeping with the originals.
Here is how the cabinet looked when we got it.
We needed to fabricate a speaker grill frame to attach the grill cloth to. Here is the frame, constructed of plywood:
Here is a test of new grill cloth.
We have also repaired the
wiring to the upper fluorescent lamp and installed a new bulb.
There was originally a diffuser up there over the lamp. We have been
able to use a green theatrical gel to wrap around the lamp, giving a
nice green glow (pictures to come.)
Here is the AMI with the
fluorescent lamp working, and in place in the Retro-lab. We have added a metal trim plate to the bottom to cover the
unfinished bottom area.
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