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1958 Olympic Hi-Fi Combo Color Conversion

IMG_5847This was a long anticipated arrival!  Justin picked up this 1958 Olympic Hi-Fi (black and white) unit at a yard sale a while back and when I saw it in his shop I knew it had to be be mine.  You might remember the GE conversion  Justin did not too long ago.  That unit worked out great, and I knew Justin would do the same with this unit.

IMG_5822Justin went through the radio and record player to make sure they worked perfectly.

IMG_5825The color tube(CRT) Justin installed is from a 90’s RCA television.

IMG_5823Justin did such a fantastic job on this one.  He went as far as to custom make switch mechanisms so the original knobs work and function with the new conversion.

IMG_5840Justin was able to make the “Hi Fidelity” light function while the television is on.

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Without further ado here is the result of Justin’s efforts.

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And as with all Justin’s conversions it comes with a universal remote, not standard equipment in the 1950’s!

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Justin also installed the remote sensor in a way that it doesn’t take away from the appearance of the unit.

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That little black rectangle is the sensor he installed in the grill of the Hi-Fi console.

Another great piece to enjoy for years to come.

IMG_5832Here is Justin going over what he did to make this gem more modern!

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1960 GE TV Cabinet

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Mel and I were out at one of our local haunts when we came across this fantastic tv cabinet.  I almost swallowed my tongue when I saw it.

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The previous owners just had an empty tv cabinet, so they put shelves in the void where the tv once was.  They did a nice job, but it would look soo much better as a television again.

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As we blogged earlier, Justin at Stellar Electronics is installing new tubes into old tv cabinets.  Justin suggested some options that we’ll be exploring.

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As you can see, this thing is ultra slim and has these really cool tapered legs.  The best thing is this has a really nice cabinet that really doesn’t need any refinishing.

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Next time you see this unit it will hopefully be a fully functioning television again!

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