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What did you do when you are bored at home during the pandemic… you restore a jukebox!

Next one on the bench is a Wurlitzer 1100, produced from 1947 to 1949, the first one after the WWII often called the bomber because of his shape…

This model mark a break on the forty’s Art Deco look with a more modern look of the fifty’s

24 selections, 78 rpm
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As always everything start with tearing everything apart!

Chrome to GG Buffing
Powdercoat to MR performance

I start cleaning and repaint some parts

The aluminum front door will need a special treatment, will talk about it later
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Order new aluminum sheets for the grill and speaker door, repaint everything
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Here we go again! Nice!

How many jukes do you own now? Over the years I have seen you talk about/show/display quite a few. They are very nice and some of them are true works of art.
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tom_454 wrote:
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Here we go again! Nice!

How many jukes do you own now? Over the years I have seen you talk about/show/display quite a few. They are very nice and some of them are true works of art.
i own 11 now... I had 6 and got 5 from my father when he passed away

Wurlitzer 41, 700, 750, 1100, 1700 and 1900
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Rockola 1428 and tempo 1
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Nice. Sorry about your dad. Was he into repairing them as well? Kind of a nice hobby/interest to have shared with him.
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tom_454 wrote:
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Nice. Sorry about your dad. Was he into repairing them as well? Kind of a nice hobby/interest to have shared with him.
no problem, he was sick... so that's ok... We bought our first jukebox when I was 15. He send me to my first trip to new york at 19 year old to bring our W700 (i stil have it in my bedroom) in 1993. We have a lot of awesome story about jukebox after all this years... He like to find them, but he didn't have any talent for repairing or restoring... I always have a bunch of stuff to repair when I go see him :D

The one i did right now was his favorite one... pretty sure i see him smile up there.
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My powdercoat guy was pretty fast, one week and i got my piece back and start to reassambled some thing…

First phono pre-amp, was recap couple year ago. Metal plug repaint, wire clean.
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Volume contrôle was also redone before, recap, new pot, etc.. paint and clean
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Transfo for the 6v light arch repaint and rewire, new plug, heatshrink and rubber basket.
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Little junction box for the fluo, pilasters motor and bottom light of the door redone. New ballast, new wiring, new plug, new rubber gasket!
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Pilaster motor assembly redone, new motor, cleaning and make the round part around the gear
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Speaker repaint, plug repaint and remount to the new freshly paint support, new bushing
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New pilaster cylinder color sheet
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I love your restoration threads.

So much craftmanship and attention to detail.

Your finished product is better than new.

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I love your restoration threads.

So much craftmanship and attention to detail.

Your finished product is better than new.

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The front door stories....

the front door is a real headache since a start this project. Originally there is a woodgrain patern paint on the aluminium front door.
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There is nobody doing that anymore and I don't want to try it myself... to complicated. Most of the restorer now put a vinyl decal to replace it... I had this kind of vinyl on mine, my father did it couple year ago.

I alway find that doesn't look right, but if it's the only option, i will do it that way.

After some research i found a new process call hydro dipping.



I only find one place around montreal who did this and my door is pretty big, so i don't know if it's will fit in the bath... So i take an appointment and go there with my door. It's bike paint shop, so after looking at me like and extraterrrest, The boss is finally agree to do my door. We found this film who look pretty close to the original pattern, maybe little bit lighter
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there is a lot of preparation to the door before the dipping. Taping, rimer, wet sandind, dipping and clearcoat.
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We should see the result soon, but i have a lot of hope in this processs...
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Probably, when the juke was new, it was probably lighter as well, wood pattern gets yellowish over the years, a little like wooden floors, I think you are right on with the color considering this.
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Inside cabinet paint and outside prestain
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Did you paint the inside with a spray gun or with rattle can paint?

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You do great work. I love to see the outcome of your projects. The finished projects are amazing when they are finished. You are definitely multi talented.

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GILV wrote:
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Did you paint the inside with a spray gun or with rattle can paint?
Paint roller and a brush
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Clearcoat done, 5 coats with brush and sanding between coat… will let the clear sit for a week and i will polish it with novus 3 and 2
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Today i glue the foil inside the cab, did it when the cab is on his side, a lot easier, use 77 contact spray glue. One coat on the cab and one on the foil… should stay there forever!
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redketchup wrote:
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Where the heck did you buy new pilaster cylinder colour sheets? I'm curious because the most difficult part of a restoration is often finding new compatible parts.

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