My Conion C-100 Restoration
Posted 23 April 2017 - 08:12 AM
it works! battery door is present, as are all knobs and switches
yeah it looks rough, its missing both arials, cassette door and the cassette under tray... hmm i like a challenge
first job I think will be to paint the outsides of the box
Posted 23 April 2017 - 09:03 AM
Posted 23 April 2017 - 12:31 PM
Was this the recent one on eBay.co.uk?
Yes, it needed saving :)
Posted 24 April 2017 - 08:08 AM
Nice resto project there,it has loads of potential...... And yes they are thin on the ground in the uk but nobody is prepared to pay the price tag to own one! Lol
Yeah it should be a fun project, im not looking forward to finding a tape drawer or cassette door for it but i might just get creative on those
Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:18 PM
Posted 24 April 2017 - 02:26 PM
Posted 24 April 2017 - 04:09 PM
That box will clean up like new. If you tear it down, respray the silver on the face then detail the chrome with metal polish and clean the rest up that thing will look new again. You've got a keeper
Posted 26 April 2017 - 11:44 AM
before i get started, let me say that i am a 25 year old barber with no electrical experience what so ever, so bare with me here
okay, so ive probably done this the wrong way around but... last week i wanted to test paint the top side of the box before i commit to pulling the radio apart, so i did the paint first and i was really happy with the finish so some dissasembly followed...
This radio im told has spent over 20 years in an attic and held a load of dust, leaves.... and even children's glitter
grills and chrome werent pretty either
i left the box outside to dry off, then prepped, and primed the rest in red
and the silver coats
once the bandages were removed...
im really happy with the paintwork, it turned out just as i hoped. the paint is lighter than the original, but it looks more fresh and i think its fitting that it has an 80s two tone look to it
Posted 26 April 2017 - 09:07 PM
Now, its all about the clean up. I am not going to paint mine though. Just clean it all up and leave the street battle scars there.
Posted 27 April 2017 - 02:58 AM
Posted 27 April 2017 - 08:42 AM
Nice to see you saving it. Any C100 that still blasts sound is worth putting some time into.
Posted 27 April 2017 - 11:19 AM
i got chance to do some more work on this box today....
I started with the grills... these werent too bad, minus a couple of lights scratches and some surface rust on the edge. i gave them i light sand then painted black
Then i cleaned the chrome surrounds. Theyre pushed back in without screws for now, as they'll only be pulled back off to make shiny with chrome polish later on
the back obviously needed attention, i would be so dissatisfied if it left it the way it was
and for a quick mock up
im thinking i might prefer the back to be black, im not too sure about the grey against the silver. what do you guys think?
Posted 28 April 2017 - 12:39 PM
Wow, look very good after restoration...
thanks. its not finished yet, but its been plain sailing so far and i havent run into any problems with it, so hopefully it'll be... ...in no time
Posted 29 April 2017 - 02:45 AM
Posted 29 April 2017 - 06:57 AM
Im not that worried about keeping it stock, i mean I do like originality but with a slight mod to stand out. a picture of my 575 might explain better than i can...
Posted 04 May 2017 - 01:27 PM
i gave into temptation and painted the back of the box, and as unoriginal as it might be i think the black is a vast improvement on the grey
Posted 05 May 2017 - 08:11 AM
Posted 06 May 2017 - 03:28 PM
can you tell what it is yet....?
Mock up... Its all held together with masking tape at the minute, but everything fits nicely
i started actually bonding the missing tape tray tonight, and fixed some supports in place. Then i decided to call it a night
Posted 07 May 2017 - 10:14 AM
Some very nice work there mate, I really like the black back.
Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:20 PM
The bottom plate sits flush with the bottom of the unit, which i think is crucial for it to fit in with the lines of the box, however it does sit lower than the original tray would of done, because the plastic needs to sit underneath the original brackets rather than inside like the tape tray did. but thats okay
happy with this result, the infill needed to be painted so i had to paint the underside and the front to match. i was goint to vinyl the front of the infill 'tray' but i decided i prefer the painted look
Posted 09 May 2017 - 02:07 PM
i forgot to take a 'before picture' but you can tell from this one that its damaged and cloudy with light scratches
i used nothing but 1500 grit paper on this to remove the scratches and some polish to give it that clear shine
i then made a new cassette window. its not gonna fool any purists but it still makes a HUGE improvement
ive polished the chrome surrounds with metal polish, the wd40 i used last time wasnt cutting it