Thread Number: 73433  /  Tag: Vintage Automatic Washers
I still need to find one part but Iím getting close to have a matching pair!
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Post# 969670   11/24/2017 at 14:28 (208 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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The washer used to be a 1968 Custom Deluxe WCDATN with a dented white cabinet but I switched the control panel with one from a 1968 Canadian Rapidry washer. I fixed and repainted the white cabinet to match my Sunny Yellow Canadian 1967 Imperial Filtrator dryer. Now I need to find a control panel from a 1966 DCIAK dryer and modify it to fit the washer to make a matching pair. I had the porcelain redone on the lid of the washer but couldnít afford to have the rest of the cabinet done in porcelain like the dryer. Iím still quite happy with the result.

Please everyone keep an eye open for a dryer control panel that I could modify as I donít think Iíll find a 1967 Canadian washer control panel... A 1966 WCIAK washerís panel wouldnít work as it has an extra hole for the reset button which 1967-70 machines donít have and there are two holes for the rotary controls instead of the 6 push buttons on the right. Iíd rather add 6 holes to a 1966 dryer control panel!

In the worst case, I guess I could just try to match my current 1968-70 panel with the 1967 panel of the dryer but it wouldnít have the embossed lines of the 1965-67 machines.

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Post# 969671 , Reply# 1   11/24/2017 at 14:30 (208 days old) by toploader55 (Massachusetts Sand Bar, Cape Cod)        

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You are amazing Phil.

Post# 969672 , Reply# 2   11/24/2017 at 14:34 (208 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Thanks Eddie! This project had been on ice for a long time! I was waiting for the lid to come back before I fixed and painted the washerís cabinet.

Post# 969705 , Reply# 3   11/24/2017 at 18:02 (208 days old) by goatfarmer (South Bend, home of Champions)        

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Nice job, Phil!

Post# 969735 , Reply# 4   11/24/2017 at 20:04 (208 days old) by Northwesty (Renton, WA)        
That is amazing

Your attention to detail and craftsmanship are wonderful.

Post# 969776 , Reply# 5   11/25/2017 at 00:54 (208 days old) by 114jwh (Vancouver)        
You do amazing work Phil!

That washer looks brand new! Congratulations on such a great result.

I'll keep my eyes open for you. To be honest, I don't think I've ever seen a Frigidaire washer or dryer older than the 90's in BC. I'm not sure why??? However, they must exist and it always seems that you run into things where you least expect to.

Once again, great job Phil!

Post# 969831 , Reply# 6   11/25/2017 at 08:34 (207 days old) by Steved (Guilderland, New York)        
So close, and yet....

I think this is from a -65 dryer. It has a hole for a dial switch in the center. I tried, Phil!

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Post# 969834 , Reply# 7   11/25/2017 at 09:00 (207 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Oh, that's quite close indeed! I just sent you an email!

Post# 969870 , Reply# 8   11/25/2017 at 13:19 (207 days old) by DaveAMKrayoGuy (Oak Park, MI)        
That is one sweet Washer!

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Nobody would dare to make anything even nearly designed that intricately today...

-- Dave

Post# 969886 , Reply# 9   11/25/2017 at 14:05 (207 days old) by potatochips (Nova Scotia)        

This is beautiful, well done Phil!

Post# 969896 , Reply# 10   11/25/2017 at 14:46 (207 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        

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That looks good!

Keeping my fingers crossed you find the panel you need phil!

Post# 969910 , Reply# 11   11/25/2017 at 15:37 (207 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Christina, Steve will provide me his 1965 Imperial dryer panel so I can modify it. I think I should be able to make it look close to what the original 1967 washer panel looked like. It would have been easier for me to find a 1968-70 dryer control panel to match the washer but it wouldn't have been correct as 1967 was the last year for the non-vented Filtrator dryers.

Post# 969963 , Reply# 12   11/25/2017 at 20:24 (207 days old) by hippiedoll (tucson, arizona u.s.a.)        
Can't wait...

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To see it when it's all done!

Post# 970003 , Reply# 13   11/25/2017 at 23:39 (207 days old) by beekeyknee (Columbia, MO)        

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Hi Phil,
I noticed in one of your pictures in your first post that you are holding a paint gun with a container that seems to fill from the top and most likely needs no or little lacquer thinner to get the job done. Would this be considered a low velocity/low volume gun? I want to be able to spray paint an epoxy or lacquer based paint that goes on evenly and drys quickly with the lowest overspray possible.

Iíve spent my fair share of time operating a lacquer gun, but that was on furniture. It was mostly an outdoor job as there was plenty of overspray and the lacquer had to be thinned. I want to get away from this with appliance painting. I think l will be using car paint that is an epoxy base with lacquer thinner. Oíreilly paint most likely, unless you have a better idea. They can mix up rattle cans for me but considering the amount of painting I will be doing Iíd be better off investing in a gun.

Are there an gun brands that you would recommend or any other suggestions that you could pass my way? I would be very appreciative.

Thank you,

Post# 970101 , Reply# 14   11/26/2017 at 14:18 (206 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Brian, I don't know much about spray guns, the one in the picture is a primer gun with a 1.8 nozzle. Both this one and my paint gun are DeVilbiss Finish Line, both gravity guns, HVLP, mid-priced models. I think my paint gun has a 1.5 nozzle.


Post# 970149 , Reply# 15   11/26/2017 at 20:17 (206 days old) by wft2800 (Leatherhead, Surrey)        

Non-vented - so I take it these old Frigidaires are condensing?

Post# 970243 , Reply# 16   11/27/2017 at 11:10 (205 days old) by PhilR (Quebec Canada)        

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Yes they are.

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