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  1. BamaMike . Understand no worries on the grills I used the original Klipsch Masonite grill
  2. Update. Traveling from Little Rock to New Orleans for Thanksgiving. If anyone on that route is interested in buying these puppies speak now or forever hold you peace.
  3. Thanks. My material is the small weave. Yours look great. Good luck with project.
  4. Yes fabric is from mojotone. I sprayed 3M 77 adhesive on frame back and edges and edges of cane and stretched by hand and then used 1/4” staples ad nauseum. Hot glue doesn’t work well on the cane.
  5. Here are pics of back of grill frame showing magnets without and with thin black felt applied to protect finish on front board.
  6. On the neo magnets I recessed and epoxied (is that a word?) 7 3/8” diameter neo magnets from Madisound in the front baffle which is covered by veneer. I epoxied 7 to the back of original Klipsch grill frame and then recovered grill with tan cane material. When you insert the grill in the front recess the magnets grab the frame and hold tight. I applied very thin self adhesive felt on the grill magnets so they don’t scratch front. Im out of town now and don’t have pics of the back of grill frames to show magnets. I’ll post next week. No ugly Velcro showing when you remove grills to see the veneered baffles. Rockhound finally convinced me to redo his industrial Heresys.
  7. Thanks for the compliment! I’ve done that in the past but this time thought I would just keep it with the original posts and whoever buys them can change it over.
  8. DUH!! Forgot to mention I reinstalled trim lip around the front with veneer on the inside of the trim for those who want to leave the grill frame off. BTW the black mark on the back left speaker is not on the speaker but on the speaker by mistake using Paint. Don't know how to remove it! Also forgot I shot more nails in the joints before veneering so cabinet is stout. My motto "If in doubt, build it stout"!
  9. Finally finished this project. I've posted on this in Tech Mod section on the build. I totally removed all finish on these, cut off the front 1/2" edge that surrounds the grill frame, installed neo magnet on the front to mate with the magnets I installed on the original grill frame (with new cane grill cloth), veneered the fronts, sides, and tops with aircraft grade quartered figured etimoe veneer. I applied 6 coats of wipe on poly satin then wet sanded and applied wax with 0000 steel wool for a very smooth finish. I installed a front to back brace with 3 screws on the back panel, installed new Bob Crites 1228 woofers, new Sonicap caps on the mids and tweets, new electrolytic parallel cap on the woofers, installed foam sealant tape on the back screw strips. I have two emblems that come with these which I haven't attached yet so the new owner can do so with his/her choice of glue/tape. Consecutive serial numbers 139X001 and 139X002 The grill frames automatically attach when you put them on the fronts. Components are Crites 1228 woofers, K52H mid drivers and square maGNET K-77 tweets. Someone needs to give these a new home!!! Perfect Christmas gift! Will post more photos after I resize them. $750.00. I'm located in Little Rock. Thanks. Longdrive03 Longdrive03
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