Update on the Dahlquist DQM-9's:
-caps were in fine condition along with fuses
-exterior was pretty rough. I used a friend to help me apply a vinyl wrap that looks great and is durable. removing the weird type of paint on these didn't sound too appealing.
-fixed the speaker stands with new wood and rivets, painted speaker stands to match the speaker vinyl
-installed foam woofers and bought some hardware
See photos below, @codewritinfoolis an awesome dude and I'm glad i reached out to him on this set. I'm gifting these to my brother who's in his early 20's and wants a nice set of monitors for his home. I think these will go great for many years.