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bob newton
09-09-2004, 04:17 PM
OK guys, I just bought a nasty pair of L-100's fully equiped with rat turd, wrong drivers and ripped cones. I notified the society for the prevention of cruelty to JBL's !! Anyway , I am determined to fully restore them to new condition. SHOULD I TAKE PICS? is anyone interested in following progress? The ripped cones are the woofers. And one is a 2212. How did that get there?

Also, I just purchased a l-100 cab and a perfect tweeter for same and grill with crossover also for $65.00 on Ebay

Sooooo, Now I have 2 pair of beloves L-100's and 1 pair of lancer 77 and a speaker for parts. But I am sure that I am gonna need more.

Hope you guys will help. Thanks

:banghead: :bomb:

Figge
09-09-2004, 04:26 PM
Originally posted by bob newton
SHOULD I TAKE PICS? is anyone interested in following progress?


SHURE! we wanna see before and after!

oh! and good luck! sounds like your gonna need it!:)

bob newton
09-09-2004, 08:37 PM
Luck not needed, I am man of many talents and I have the good fortune of knowing you guys. I just hope sonofagun gets his moving act together soon

I am counting on him for grills. Maybe his wife is complaining he is always too busy.

OK, I will take picts. before and after. and keep ya all informed. same as audiobear and don c did. 2 cool guys there. And I will be counting on them too, for information.

Smart asses they are. I have the ass but half the smart!:o :spin: :bs: :moon:

Donald
09-09-2004, 08:37 PM
Bob,

I will show you my pics if you show me yours. :)

I also have a pair of L100 cabs (no grills) that need work. No rat turds, tho.

I think a bottom corner edge on one is beyond help. Someone tried a bead of wood putty. I will pick it all out then try to figure something out. I think some nice stands with a slightly raised lib sould cover the bad can edge.

Also just received 2 original grill frames today. Wood is OK. 2 cracked slivers broken off the visible edges but they can be glued on. I need to find out how the blue foam I got from sonofagun is supposed to be mounted.

Just for grins I threw in a 2212, LE5-2 and a LE25-4 into one cab.
Sounds OK to my lead ears.

bob newton
09-09-2004, 08:59 PM
OK !! this is mine!:moon: your turn!

FROM READING PREVIOUS FORUMS, SONOFAGUN RECCOMENDS FORMICA GLUE. SAME AS USED ON COUNTERTOPS. aND HE STATED THAT YOU GOTTA BE CAREFULL THAT THE GLUE DOES NOT LEAK THROUGH. IE, HAVE THE FRONF UPRIGHT. hE ALSO STATED THAT SOME SORTA STICKTAPE IS AVAILABLE TO USE INSTED OF GLUE. aLSO RECCOMENDED IS -- THE ORIGIONAL HAD A CLOUTH SCREEN TO HELP SUPPORT THE FOAM GRILL. IF IT IS DAMAGED, GO WITH A PLASTIC TYPE SCREEN (SAME AS USED TO KEEP BUGS OUT IN WINDOWS} :o

bob newton
09-09-2004, 09:04 PM
i HAVE TO DEAL WITH SOME BAD CORNER EDGES TOO. i AM THINKING THAT i WILL PROBABLY FILL AND EIGHTER PATCH OR REVENEER. BUT AT ANY RATE, THEY ARE GONNA COME OUT BRAND NEW. OR ELSE :bomb:

bob newton
09-10-2004, 04:17 PM
here ya go

speakerdave
09-10-2004, 04:27 PM
I don't know if this is the right way, but I find that when I use the preview stage I lose any graphics I'm trying to post. So, I proofread carefully and skip the preview stage. You can always delete the post if something goes wonky.

David

bob newton
09-10-2004, 04:30 PM
Thank you , I will try it again

johnaec
09-10-2004, 05:31 PM
For some reason the "attach file" doesn't work for me either - 'never has... Something's definitely broken, at least for some of us. I end up putting my pics up on an FTP site and linking to them. I do wish someone could figure out why attaching files appears to work for some people but not others...

John

bob newton
09-10-2004, 05:39 PM
Thank you John, I am working on it now

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:00 PM
here ya go

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:03 PM
I DID IT !!!! :D

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:04 PM
this is fun :D

speakerdave
09-10-2004, 07:06 PM
Nice work!

Now, about those speakers . . .

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:06 PM
The mice are gone but they left something behind or from the behind:confused:

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:09 PM
yea!

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:11 PM
:smthsail:

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:56 PM
THIS IS A BLAST !! :bomb:

bob newton
09-10-2004, 07:59 PM
:o aLL THE WRONG DRIVERS

demmers
10-25-2004, 03:12 PM
Hi Bob,
I just purchased a set of 100's on ebay and most likely will be restoring them. My goal is to get them as close to original and spec as I can. So I am very interested in dialogueing about your progress in the restoration process.
Good Luck

bob newton
11-13-2004, 08:44 AM
Hello Demmers and welcome aboard! Sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner, Computer was sic. Had to wait for my brother to fix it. SOOOOO tell me how you are making out? Lots of real good info here on the forum and some real smart guys that can answer about anything JBL :thmbsup: :cheers:

Mojo
04-26-2005, 12:50 PM
Bob,

:dont-know How did this restoration turn out? I have a set of L-100's I would like to restore also. Any tips on cabinet refinishing would be appreciated.

Titanium Dome
04-26-2005, 01:16 PM
Bob got distracted by his UPS driver. She had better parts than his L100s.

Titanium Dome
04-26-2005, 01:18 PM
Seriously, Mojo, have you checked out this amazing thread? :bouncy:

http://audioheritage.org/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=2794&highlight=l100+restoration

bob newton
04-26-2005, 04:10 PM
Hello MOJO, Well, this pair is not done yet. I been busy with an addition on my house, not the UPS Gal. But I did finish one pair of L-100's. They came out nice! I sanded lightly and did the finish in Tung oil. I gotta get more on the ball! :banghead:

Mojo
04-26-2005, 10:49 PM
Thanks Titanium Dome! Some great tips in that thread. Just what I was looking for.