JP! wrote: ↑
Excellent work so far. This one deserved being brought back to life. Do all the keys feel nice? What do you plan on doing as far as paint for the case? Also how bad is the plastic cover?
The keys aren't perfectly consistent, but they are very close. Some sound slightly different, but even then, not by much. All my Model F boards have variations in the spring sounds and even feel in some instances (over a single board). This is about as pronounced as those variances. Maybe even less so.
The case is definitely going to be painted black. I'm going to try to find a black paint with a blue base to match the Selectric caps I've got, but even if I can't do that, I'll paint it black anyway. The current colors I have just don't work with the beige case color. As well as the fact that the door damage prevents me from keeping it the stock color anyway as I don't imagine I'd be able to do the original colors justice without significant effort.
The door appears to be in fine shape. Well, restorable shape. It's not irreparably damaged. The damage does go quite deep into the surface, so I'll need to fill it. Some Bondo should do the trick nicely. I'd consider powder coating the entire case if I could acquire a metal door replacement.
The tab that holds the door shut is quite melted and I'm going to attempt to replicate and replace it. Potentially with a spring steel version, but I'll have to see about that one. I'd like to keep the door and the book there as a minor novelty. In the event I cannot replicate the tab, I'll just remove the spring that opens the flap and it will finally be able to close on it's own which will be good enough for me right now.