Well after the Marshall headshell redo, I finally got around to doing my first (of three) 4x12 cabs than need some lovin'.
After reading all those great threads that Jim (Scumback Speakers) has posted up, I figured I could make a go at it. After doing both a headshell, and now a 4x12, I have new found respect for the work that goes into restoring one of these.
I started with a JCM800 era 1960A cab and tried my best to recreate a late '60's cab.
I started with this... (file photo)
Stripped, sanded and most flaws repaired...
The Marshall metal handles are larger that the plastic, and one of the screw holes falls right on the cut out. I had to patch those to create new holes.
I added the long late '60's style baffle brace to add some rigidity. I basically looked at all the pics of old Marshall cabs, and just copied what I saw.
I really wanted to do Marshall purple levant, but it is currently on back order, so I went with red.