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President Jackson facelift - from trash to treasure

FPR1981

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You may remember me posting about a crappy looking old President Jackson AM/FM/SSB transciever that was given to me. Although it looked terrible, it is a screamer.

Well, say hello to the new face of this radio, courtesy of a custom faceplate decal from eBay.

Behold the before and after...
 

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FPR1981

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Other than the fact that there is a misprint on the faceplate, which I suspect came from a newer model, I love it. It was $25 well spent.

The "LOW MEDIUM HIGH" selector on the original face is an "A B C D E" on the decal, and the clarifier is only a single sweep on the original, and not a stacked "Fine/Coarse" like the sticker. Still yet, I got this radio for free, and this is an improvement no matter how you toss it.
 

dave524

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I think your radio is a Grant export, had a silver faced Jackson in '87 it was 5 bands and had the fine/coarse clarifier. The Grant was 3 bands and single clarifier.
 

JayMojave

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Yo FRP1981: What did you use to clean the face plate, I know theres lots of different cleaning stuff out there?

Jay in the Great Mojave Desert
 
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