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1963 Frigidaire Imperial Washer,almost done
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Post# 996947   6/12/2018 at 10:42 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        

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Frigidaire washer lovers, I need some help. Another AW member is helping me restore a 1963 Frigidaire washer and I can see light at the end of the tunnel. I need a 1958 to 1962 agitator column to fit my new cap, rings and pulsator on to. No freebies expected, as I am wanting to pay for the part. Thanks to all who can offer any help in finishing this project. Tommy

Post# 997023 , Reply# 1   6/12/2018 at 22:37 by sfh074 ( )        
Explanation of part needed ....

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Tommy has been working on a 63 Frigidaire Imperial for awhile now and it was purchased missing the agitator cap. Months back he sent out a plea looking for an agitator cap for this 63, but to no avail. The 63 and 64 models use the same cap but since it appears the possibility of finding such a cap is nill, the decision was made to seek out the agitator column from a 58-62 instead, since a cap and rings can be had for this setup. The 63 to 58-62 column swap, is a single bolt swap, whereby the 63 pulsator it sits on is identical to the 58-62. Simple pimple. It would seem that finding a 58-62 column would be way easier than the hard plastic agitator cap for a 2 year only, 63-64 agitator. If you have a used 58-62 column sitting around collecting dust please consider selling to complete Tommy's pet project. It will be well loved and the crowning finish to an otherwise beautiful Imperial washer. Thanks!

Post# 1008212 , Reply# 2   9/22/2018 at 18:16 by sfh074 ( )        
If you remember ....

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Tommy purchased a '63 Frigidaire washer off ebay a few months ago and the money shot looked terrible. The poor pulsator was pitiful and the '63 column was missing the cap. After a few APB's in search for a replacement cap, with no luck, the decision was made to replace the '63 agitator with a '62 setup since the columns are more plentiful than a '63 plastic cap. It turns out that everything below the '63 agitator column is identical to a '62 and replacing the '63 column with a '62 is a simple swap.

Here is a picture of how he purchased the machine:

And here is Tommy's new '62 setup with new rubber cap, rings and pulsator ... along with a NOS '62 column that he will be installing shortly. Hopefully he will take some pics after he receives this in the mail and gets it installed in his machine. I'm hoping he will even make and post a video of its maiden wash!


Attaboy, Tommy!

Bud - Atlanta

Post# 1008214 , Reply# 3   9/22/2018 at 19:00 by Frigilux (The Minnesota Prairie)        

Have always thought that was a gorgeous agitator/pulsator. My favorite from Frigidaire. Congrats on saving another classic!

Post# 1008215 , Reply# 4   9/22/2018 at 19:19 by Losangeles (Muscle Shoals, AL 35661)        
1963 Frigidaire Imperial, almost done

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Hey Eugene,
Thank you for your comment. As soon as I get her buttoned up, more pics and a video will be forthcoming. Tommy, (Losangeles)

Post# 1008217 , Reply# 5   9/22/2018 at 19:45 by appnut (TX)        

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Congratulations Tommy.  Soon Alabama will be quaking and pulsating from the ground up.  :-) 

Post# 1008274 , Reply# 6   9/23/2018 at 08:41 by TrainGuy (Key West)        
Tommy & Bud

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Congratulations on great work!

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