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    Chassis Disassemble Question


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    Chassis Disassemble Question

    Post by WireNut on Thu Feb 23, 2017 6:20 pm

    All of the lettering is worn off of my Stereo 70 so I am going to powder coat it. Is it possible to take everything off of the amp by pulling it through the chassis so it will be all together and easy to reassemble?
    Does anyone have any good advice for taking the unit apart?

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    Re: Chassis Disassemble Question

    Post by vtshopdog on Thu Feb 23, 2017 7:11 pm

    In a word, no, you can't remove all the parts and leave strung together for easy reassembly.  You will be dealing with many aged, high, even lethal voltage solder joints that are likely to fail once disturbed.  Some parts can only be removed from chassis by desoldering or clipping leads.

    My suggestion would be to either do a simple superficial shining up of the exterior or make a solid plan to do a rebuild that is suitable for your amp's condition, your skill level and budget.

    Many very good examples of rebuilds with photos here, use search function, start reading and ask questions - many folks will offer solid and helpful advice.

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