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 Post subject: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:16 pm 
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Hi all,
I just bought a teardrop drum set, the shells are 3 plies.
The drums was looking in good condition on the announcements pics.
But the drums was in bad condition at the reception.
The wrap was seriously damaged and crack on many places.
All washer, nuts, and mufflers are rusty.
The bearing edges of the 16" floor tom are also damaged.
the chromes of the hardware are pitting and the hoop are very rusty, particulary with the 16".

The 13" and 20" are stamped 311 (Nov. 1963)
The 16" is stamped 405 (May 64)

So, it's time to start the restoration of this old lady.

I hope you will enjoy the pics.
I will try to add some pics of the restoration process...

Cyril


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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a teardrop drumset
PostPosted: Sun Jan 29, 2017 8:33 pm 
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Day #1:

Step 1 :Removing all hardware and the old wrap :(.
Step 2: Remove the old glue and sanding the shell
Step 3: Starting to repair the 16" bearing edges

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 Post subject: Re: Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2017 7:28 am 
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Hi everybody,
After a lot of work and patience, the restoration of the teardrop is finished.
I would like to share some pics of the restoration process and the final result.

The sound of this 3 plies drums is just amazing ;)
I hope you will enjoy the pics...

Repair of the bass drum hoops, reinforcements and bearing edges
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Repair the round issues of the floor tom brackets by adding reinforcements
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I've added a piece of felt and washer to prevent the unwanted pressure between the shell and the brackets.
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Cleaning and polishing the hardware
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Rewrap the set
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Then it's time to put the hardware in place.
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The first test with the original hardware for fun
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And finally the drums with the Protec hardware and my cymbals setup.
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Birch Infinite: 10 12tt, 14 16ft, 22bd
Phonics: 6 8 10 12 14 15tt, 16ft, 18bd 22bd
Snares:
D 518, D 516, D506, D 505, D 500, D420, AS12-1405BG, D 471 U, D 472 N, , HLD582, Custom Snares...


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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:32 am 
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Great work!! Kudos to you!


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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Mon Mar 06, 2017 11:45 am 
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Excellent work!!!

Thank you for sharing and detailing your process!

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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:27 pm 
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Hebbe wrote:
Great work!! Kudos to you!


Thanks, your works inspired me a lot

alienegypt wrote:
Excellent work!!!

Thank you for sharing and detailing your process!

I like share pics and "how to", sharing is the key;)

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Phonics: 6 8 10 12 14 15tt, 16ft, 18bd 22bd
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D 518, D 516, D506, D 505, D 500, D420, AS12-1405BG, D 471 U, D 472 N, , HLD582, Custom Snares...


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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:48 pm 
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They look great this way. :o
I know from my own restorations how much work it takes to achieve this, so chapeau. ;)
Just one little comment on the datestamps explanation.
The 13" and 20" are stamped 311 (march 63)
The 16" is stamped 405 (april 65)

311 = Nov. 1963
405 = May 1964

Henk

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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Wed Mar 15, 2017 6:55 pm 
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Hi Henk,
Many thanks for the date stamps ;)
I'm pleased to get your good feedback.
Now it's time to work on the Swinger kit

Cyril

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Birch Infinite: 10 12tt, 14 16ft, 22bd
Phonics: 6 8 10 12 14 15tt, 16ft, 18bd 22bd
Snares:
D 518, D 516, D506, D 505, D 500, D420, AS12-1405BG, D 471 U, D 472 N, , HLD582, Custom Snares...


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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 10:00 am 
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love your work and skills. I love the way you breathe life into these old drums. thanks for sharing with us your craftsmanship.


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 Post subject: Re: updated - Restoring a teardrop drumset (36 pics)
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 12:57 pm 
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it just goes to prove the old adage "you can never have too many clamps"


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