I HAVE TO SAY.....
I immediately feel SOOO much better!
This is the best support group EVER!
But it's just brutal....Blu_Fuz is going to PUKE when he see's this thread, since I bought this radio from him.
She was beautiful. She was about to get, and still will get the aluminum knob kit from Trommelmops.
Oh my god.....
Feel free to send it to me. I will fix it for you. Need a little time but i help you.
Looks in the first moment terrible but i give all my skillz to fix it.....
It is more possible than the most think in the first moment.....
Oh no Chris, I feel for you! I wish I had the ability to fix the shell of your 950. But I can ask the brother of a very good friend of mine, who used to work in a garage so he may have the right know how.
Of course Trommelmops's help is unvaluable and I do not want in any way to overlap or intrude. This is just to give you a second option, and also in case you wish to accelerate matters, since shipment to my place would probably be faster.
Update asap. Meanwhile be brave but also confident: in a way or another a solution will be found
Thank you both for your generosity. I'm going to hold on to both thoughts as an option. First, I am going to hold out for a full rear case. If that can't happen, we'll go to the next step of attempting a repair. I have repaired worse (See "Body work GF 8989z").
I will say this about this box. When I got it from Joe, it was nice. Un-restored really nice. I never had the desire to do a full rebuild or anything. Just a set of Tremmelmops knobs and she would have been... perfect
What really sucks, is I haven't revealed the new "MEGA BOOM ROOM / MAN CAVE" Italian version yet. Filming was to commence tomorrow but now we may run into production delays, over runs, crew scheduling conflicts, union issues, hospitality and catering reschedules, equipment rental returns, budgeting problems, financing back outs....it just snow balls out of control. Needless to say, I'll be up in the boss man's office getting my ass chewed all morning trying to keep this production on line! all because of a 3m failure! Next time, I'll use 6x the recommenced amount!
I had a conversation with Geoff (Nikonfoo) about where he keeps his boxes in Tokyo. He said mainly on the floor because of earthquakes mild or strong. Stacking boxes worries me too but what can you do? It's one of the problems with this hobbie......managing space!
Don't worry Chris, I have a back cover of a 945 which you can take a look at when you come over. I believe it's similar.
I would like to see a picture of that case