Here is the old 1970's McMartin BA-1K broadcast transmitter. Starter thread here: McMartin BA-1K Anyway, I started stripping it down tonight. 1. Pulled off the warped and cracked dark plexiglass that covers the black panel below. 2. Pulled off the meter rack and black panel. 3. Cleaned out the tube shelf a bit. 4. All of the relays and connection blocks below will go. 4. Cleaned out the dropdown RF exciter and AF driver shelf. I think the meter rack with the push buttons will go as well. I will probably replace it with a new one that is a little taller then cut down the black panel below it so it is not as tall. If I make that meter panel taller from top to bottom, I can install a new antenna loading cap, switches and a band switch below the meters. I can just get new dark plexiglas and make it shorter so it creates the tube viewing window only. It doesn't need to be as tall as it is. Not sure why McMartin did that, but it was a bad idea making it so tall. It makes it too easy to warp and crack over time which is exactly what it did. I can also replace the solid-state AF and RF exciter crap on the dropdown shelf and make it tube-type. It would be too difficult making the RF exciter do 3 bands for example and I want VFO control anyway. The main thing with this transmitter is all of the iron is there and is really heavy. The cabinet frame and everything is solid and thick so I will strip it down completely and repaint the inside and out. I think Rustolem makes about the same color in spray cans so I can just use several cans to seal everything and clean it up. Then the new panel and sides covers can be constructed after. What I’m thinking is using nice wood panels on the sides stained and oiled to where it looks like furniture. Anyway, I’ll make a complete list of stuff to do later with some ideas as the project progresses further. I still need to finish stripping it down more first. .