On on an impulse, I just bought a decent looking Heathkit DX-40 on eBay for $65 with
free shipping - poor guy should have thought that one through a little better! At any
rate, this is my new winter restoration project. I've always been a boatanchor / tube
guy until just this year (sold off over 100 collected radios in the last few years!).
This one was just too tempting - not to sit on a shelf, but to put on the air on 80 and 40 CW.
Maybe try AM (grid modulated.... hmmm) on 75 as well
From the eBay photos and description it seems pretty complete - obviously a recap and realign is
in it's near future. I have TONS of old FT-243 rocks still around so that end isn't a problem.
But what to do about the finish.... should I even try to redo the original two-tone paint job
on the face? Pretty hard to duplicate the curvy shapes and make it look even close to original.
Or should I maybe just leave it "rat rod radio" on the face, and just repaint the cabinet? As
a last option, just repaint entirely and make no effort to match original - just go with a nice
overall light gray, making it look nice without any trace of the original Heathkit paint job look?
[screen capture below - if you search under 'completed listings' you can find it on eBay]