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Post# 861083   1/10/2016 at 17:50 (651 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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Thanks to all for their encouragement during the refurbish. Right now, its going to be a '20 footer', a term from the car collector world where it looks great from 20ft away, but the closer you get, you see its flaws. The ideal restoration would to send the cabinet to be stripped and professionally painted, replace as many worn parts as possible and replete the chrome and polish the stainless steel trim. Since I did not hit Powerball and want to get it up and running here is what it looks like so far. The boot is not installed on the outer panel as this is just a 'quickie' photo shoot.

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Post# 861088 , Reply# 1   1/10/2016 at 18:04 (651 days old) by delaneymeegan (Mary Richards lived here)        

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Is it white, Almond, or Bisque? Either way, it looks Much Better.

Look at that Shine !

Post# 861093 , Reply# 2   1/10/2016 at 18:10 (651 days old) by moparwash (Pittsburgh,PA -Next Wash-In...June 2018!)        

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It's of W's 'Confection Colors' of the 1957-1963 era...others for 1961 were White, Green, Pink and Coppertan

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Post# 861098 , Reply# 3   1/10/2016 at 18:30 (651 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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Beautiful Machine


And nice Work !!!

Post# 861100 , Reply# 4   1/10/2016 at 18:35 (651 days old) by akronman (Akron/Cleveland Ohio)        

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comes at a great price. I'd say you are doing a fine job on a logical budget. Anyone who doesn't like it can read some other thread. I am impressed and learning. I have more than one machine that will never be perfect, but will be looking darn good and have no more rust, and be working properly.
Keep posting as you go along---
Thank you

Post# 861105 , Reply# 5   1/10/2016 at 19:27 (651 days old) by bigalsf (Salt Lake City)        
Looks great!!

Very nice job! Congrats on acquiring this, and thanks for sharing the pics of your work. Cool control panel!! I'm sure you'll enjoy using it!

Post# 861109 , Reply# 6   1/10/2016 at 19:47 (651 days old) by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

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Looks great! I'm a big fan of the front-loading format, so three cheers for saving a vintage Westy with such a cool console.

Post# 861139 , Reply# 7   1/10/2016 at 23:50 (651 days old) by gansky1 (Omaha, The Home of the TV Dinner!)        

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These have to be one of the prettiest of the slant-front washers. Congrats.

Post# 861155 , Reply# 8   1/11/2016 at 03:58 (651 days old) by alr2903 (TN)        

Great job, Jerry! I know you did not take those photo's from 20ft and it looks great. Most def something you can not go out and buy, a FL that uses water and splashes and sloshes (sp). Well done. ALR

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