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Telephone Talk => Collector's Corner => Topic started by: mienaichizu on April 11, 2010, 07:54:11 AM

Title: The Cory phone is finished
Post by: mienaichizu on April 11, 2010, 07:54:11 AM
Hi guys, after been out of the forums lately, I finished restoring the Yellow AE 80 I posted before. It looks much clean today as compared to the day I bought it home. Although some scars are left because it is too deep to sand. Here are some photos. The first photo is how it looks before I restored it.
Title: Re: The Cory phone is finished
Post by: bwanna on April 11, 2010, 08:04:11 AM
nice work, ramil. i like the AE80, too. glad to see you working on phones again  :)
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Post by: mienaichizu on April 11, 2010, 08:08:45 AM
thanks Donna, I found time working on it again last Friday because its holiday here in the Philippines
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Post by: Dan on April 11, 2010, 09:59:09 AM
Nice job! Is that one soft plastic or ABS? I'm guessing ABS due to the ear cap.
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Post by: paul-f on April 11, 2010, 09:59:33 AM
Nice work!  What a difference!

The nickname for your phone caught my attention, as I have a Cory phone in my collection.  It's from a different era and looks a bit different than yours...
   http://www.paul-f.com/wallset.htm#Cory
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Post by: Dennis Markham on April 11, 2010, 11:32:39 AM
Great improvement Ramil!  Nice job!
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Post by: Jester on April 11, 2010, 11:49:54 AM
Very nice, Ramil!  Welcome Back!
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Post by: McHeath on April 11, 2010, 12:24:07 PM
I remember that you were working on this phone, it's great to see it finished and looking so good!  Does it work well?
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Post by: JorgeAmely on April 11, 2010, 02:00:19 PM
Very Nice Ramil. Do you have any under the hood pictures?
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Post by: Dan/Panther on April 11, 2010, 02:13:07 PM
Ramil;
Excellent work !
Now if you could only make it rain.....
D/P
Title: Re: The Cory phone is finished
Post by: mienaichizu on April 12, 2010, 11:48:44 AM
Thanks everyone! ;D

@ Dan, phone casing is ABS

@ paul-f, its nice to see you join us here in the forums, although late, I would still like to give you a warm welcome.

I named it Cory phone because of the late first Philippine female president, Cory Aquino uses the color yellow as her symbol. I also remember the day when I bought this phone, It was also the day after she died.

@ Jorge Amely, I'll try to take photos of the inside and post it here in the forums
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Post by: savageje on April 12, 2010, 09:16:03 PM
Looks great!  The AE80 is one of my favorite phones.  I like the 500 sets, but AE's take on the 500 style has a "funkiness" about it that is cool.
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Post by: foots on April 13, 2010, 03:42:48 AM
  That AE is looking good Ramil. I really like the color.
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Post by: mienaichizu on May 05, 2010, 11:15:27 AM
As per request of Jorge Amely, here's the under the hood photo
As you can see, rusts are evident near the feet screws
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Post by: JorgeAmely on May 05, 2010, 11:19:17 AM
Ramil:

You could remove the ringer and some other components and remove the rust with a Dremel tool.
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Post by: mienaichizu on May 05, 2010, 11:26:16 AM
thanks for that advice, question? does AE80's comes in painted baseplates? are they also available in two tone colors?
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Post by: JorgeAmely on May 05, 2010, 11:33:15 AM
They were available in two tone colors (with black dials and lifts). The bases were never painted.
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Post by: mienaichizu on May 05, 2010, 11:42:57 AM
because I just bought this, a light blue AE80 with black handset caps
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Post by: LarryInMichigan on May 05, 2010, 12:02:01 PM
There is probably a black AE80 somewhere with blue handset caps.  I doubt that the phone was shipped from the factory with black caps.

Larry