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#31 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:50 PM

I do like the metallic color. It looks nice in the sun.

 

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#32 Alberto

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 06:15 PM

Very nice job bro. It's looking great. :thumbsup:



#33 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 07:57 PM

Very nice job bro. It's looking great. :thumbsup:

 

Thanks Alberto....It's coming along....Some paint repairs and then reassembly. Possibly be done tomorrow  :yes:.



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 08:44 PM

Thanks Alberto....It's coming along....Some paint repairs and then reassembly. Possibly be done tomorrow  :yes:.

 

:jawdrop:  :thumbsup: :chris920: ...NUFF said!



#35 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:31 PM

So....I've been thinking

:weed:  :weed:  :weed:

 

I'm looking at this radio.....thinking about another thread "Trailer Queens"...remembering my own quote " I use them and they get F'd up! I have sold a few radio's because they were too nice for me". 

 

Now I'm looking at the 20 hours I just pumped into this, knowing damn well it's gonna get F'd up!

 

The paint looks good, but under the taped sections, like around the cassette deck keys, there is the original paint where the "GF-8989" ID is and it's all scratched and gouged! I already got a finger print on the side under the tuning knob and there is some dust or something in the paint on the top, very little, but I see it. The A.D.D. in me says "Sand it down, make it perfect, then F it up while putting it back together" (like I always do!).

 

So now comes the question....

 

Sand it down or just put it together, put batteries in it and Rock Out?

 

I'll have too  :newyear:  :weed:  :rock: about it  :-D 



#36 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:39 PM

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#37 gsbadbmr

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:43 PM

Chris, you have enough hours into it already...put it back together and enjoy it (and start another project) :lol:



#38 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 09:55 PM

You know....the more I  :weed: about it....the more I think your  :yes:  :-D

 

Either way, nothing can be done till tomorrow. I have the case in the Boom Room where the heater is on (plus I'm huffin' paint!)  :blink:  :sick:  :nonono:  :dunce:



#39 JustCruisin

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:03 PM

Wow that corner is looking great with the paint on it!
In the sun..? I remember the sun, hope to see it again someday..

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:31 PM

Man I just saw this post Chris and might I say you are doing an excellent job. I guarantee if you showed the after repairs without ever revealing the break no one would even see it was ever repaired. Can't wait for ending results bro :thumbsup: Bad Boy Bill

#41 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:24 AM

Wow that corner is looking great with the paint on it!
In the sun..? I remember the sun, hope to see it again someday..

 

Thanks JC, I am actually happy with the color. It's a bit more "Chrome" than silver, but not to far off the original. 

 

 

Man I just saw this post Chris and might I say you are doing an excellent job. I guarantee if you showed the after repairs without ever revealing the break no one would even see it was ever repaired. Can't wait for ending results bro :thumbsup: Bad Boy Bill

 

Thanks Bill, I'm happier than I thought I would be. The handle is completely functional. Mechanically the repair is a success! And you know what, I'm happy with the body and paint as well. It's not a mirror image, and GAWD HELP the B@5t@rd that say's "Hey Man, that doesn't Match!"  :annoyed:  :lol:

 

Well.....I think this explains what's next!

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:46 AM

Looks amazing, great colour and I bet no one would even notice where the repair was done...awesome! Chuck in the D 's and go for it!

#43 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 01:47 AM

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#44 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:56 AM

OK, it's nearly 1am....had to finish it.  :yes:

 

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Good thing my hourly wage is $0.00 otherwise this would have been a very expensive box!  ;-)

 

Fully fixed, Painted, Re-Assembled and fully functional!

 

I'll get some shots in the sun tomorrow!



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:06 AM

Very nice resto, man....you did a great job fabbing & shaping that corner & the paint is titanium sweet!

 

Cpl



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 11:47 AM

Great job! :thumbsup:



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 12:32 PM

Thanks Guys....Well....Another one for the collection. Saved from the landfill, restored (as best I could) and ready for ROCKIN'. 

 

I'll be taking the camper out this weekend and this radio is going with! More pictures to follow  :yes:

 

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If anyone has a tuner glass, please PM me!

 

 



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:04 PM

Hopefully you can hit up a custom glass shop & have a lexan piece cut to ssize....I have a glass company around the corner that sells & custom cuts clear lexan to size....A bit expensive but cheaper than buying another tuning windw & shipping it.....& it's brand new.

 

Just an idea.

 

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#49 blu_fuz

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 02:29 PM

Hell yeah that is ROCK'n bro! Nice work.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:25 PM

Looks freakin awesome, fantastic repair! There's just something so satisfying about taking a box that would likely have been scrapped by many and getting it looking pretty damned fine again...I'm really attached to the boxes I've spent sooo many hours saving  :yes:



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:45 PM

Looks excellent. :thumbsup:

 

I really can't afford to buy a nice perfect box, so I pick up borderline basket cases. People (non-members) often say things to me like, "Hey, if I came up with a box like that, could you do something like that for me?"

They usually don't like my answer. They don't realize the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into this sport.

If it was simple and cheap, wouldn't everyone do it?

 

Great work - and in great time, too! :hooray:



#52 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

Thank you guys! I am extremely happy with the way it turned out and more so of the quality of this box. It's probably the best mid-sized radio I own!

 

Some better pictures with a real camera...

 

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#53 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 03:49 PM

Looks freakin awesome, fantastic repair! There's just something so satisfying about taking a box that would likely have been scrapped by many and getting it looking pretty damned fine again...I'm really attached to the boxes I've spent sooo many hours saving  :yes:

 

So True! When you spend countless hours, you love it even more!

 

Looks excellent. :thumbsup:

 

I really can't afford to buy a nice perfect box, so I pick up borderline basket cases. People (non-members) often say things to me like, "Hey, if I came up with a box like that, could you do something like that for me?"

They usually don't like my answer. They don't realize the blood, sweat, and tears that goes into this sport.

If it was simple and cheap, wouldn't everyone do it?

 

Great work - and in great time, too! :hooray:

 

Yeah, I don;t think I could do this much work just to give it away!. I have made a few battery covers for members, there is allot of work that goes into that as well, but it's not on this level for sure.



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:01 PM

There are others like it, but that one is yours. Take it to the streets and rock on bro. :breakdance:



#55 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 04:11 PM

There are others like it, but that one is yours. Take it to the streets and rock on bro. :breakdance:

 

HELL YEAH MAN!  :rock:  :thumbsup:



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Posted 12 February 2014 - 05:23 PM

:drool: Wow! That's one amazing transformation. Imagine what that would look like with a bit of darkened perspex instead of clear stuff as it has now. So when it's dormant, it looks like the back window of one of those limos that young women barf in during their drunken nights out but, when you switch the box on, it could come alive with some pure white LEDs hidden in there. :rock:

 

Also, I need to know this: 9090 vs 8989, which is better and what are the differences between them in terms of the way they sound?

 

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#57 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:14 PM



:drool: Wow! That's one amazing transformation. Imagine what that would look like with a bit of darkened perspex instead of clear stuff as it has now. So when it's dormant, it looks like the back window of one of those limos that young women barf in during their drunken nights out but, when you switch the box on, it could come alive with some pure white LEDs hidden in there. :rock:

 

Also, I need to know this: 9090 vs 8989, which is better and what are the differences between them in terms of the way they sound?

 

:thumbsup:

 

DUDE! Tinted Tuner Glass that goes clear when turned on! That's a SICK idea!

 

As for the 9090 vs the 8989....that's apples and oranges. They are so far apart in every way shape and form. 

 

9090: Top controls, smaller in size, twin antenna's, slider controls, two analogue VU's, punch key cassette buttons, upside down deck, no line in our out, tuner light, loudness switch, stereo wide function

 

8989: Front controls, bigger in size, single antenna, knob controls, one LED VU, semi logic deck, right side up deck, line in and out, no tuner light, no loudness switch, no stereo wide function, 

 

The few things they do have in common, they take 8 batteries, have battery strength meters, SW1&1 AM, FM, APSS music search, Metal CrO2 tape play back capability....oh and they both say SHARP on them!

 

I'll have to do a sound test between the two..

 

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 06:43 PM

Chris, you never seem to disappoint. Excellent work. Love it!

#59 Lasonic TRC-920

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

Chris, you never seem to disappoint. Excellent work. Love it!


Thanks GZ, I have learn so much from this site and the great members here. There is no way I could have repaired this or any of my radios with everyone's help.

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Posted 12 February 2014 - 09:03 PM

Fanstastic work!!! A+++++ ALL THE WAY :thumbsup:  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:  :thumbsup:  

 

This thread is a sticky! :thumbsup: