Thread Number: 75718  /  Tag: Ranges, Stoves, Ovens
Help Restoring My 60s Turquoise Magic Chef Stove
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Post# 995484   5/28/2018 at 19:38 by DavidAtlas (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)        

OK so this is the matching stove to my turquoise 1965 GE fridge -- I'm guessing it's from around the same time. I've been disappointed by how rusty some parts are (the ID plate is illegible).

I'm hoping that after ID'ing it I can figure out what parts can be swapped/replaced from other models. The handles/oven window-trim chrome are badly rusted (although hard to see in the pic), and the racks are beyond saving.

Since it's a basic 30" gas range I was hoping that parts would be plentiful!! Lots of cleaning left to do. The metal beneath the range top is a total rusty mess -- not sure if/how to stabilize it, or if it even matters...


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Post# 995487 , Reply# 1   5/28/2018 at 20:10 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Dave, it can be restored but its best to make what is there to be made right, clean and work again. Friends had the same model and a mouse got into the oven insulation and made it unusable. I'd love to have that stove in usable condition.

Post# 995489 , Reply# 2   5/28/2018 at 20:29 by DavidAtlas (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)        

Yes yes -- the stove was in use until I got it, so from what I was told everything works -- it's just filthy (making progress on that with plenty of Simple Green and elbow grease!)

Post# 995491 , Reply# 3   5/28/2018 at 20:55 by wayupnorth (On a lake between Bangor and Bar Harbor)        

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Start scouring and you will have a nice stove, good luck.

Post# 996172 , Reply# 4   6/4/2018 at 10:55 by DavidAtlas (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)        
Ideas on the Model #?

A friend agreed to re-chrome the handles and oven-knob seat for me! Hooray!

Not sure if he'll be able to attack the oven-window, however -- the trim is all rusted and it appears to be a single piece part :(

Does anyone have an idea what the model number might be of this? The ID plate is illegible.





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