VPI 16.5 - New Housing
I got this machine in the early 90s from Steve at Angela Instruments when he upgraded to a more deluxe unit. It was originally a VPI 16 (note the traces of the lid mounted vacuum nozzle), surplus from Towson University Library. Eventually the turntable motor burned out and when I placed an order for a replacement motor, I also opted for the ".5 upgrade kit".
After 8 years in the tropics, the particle board housing started to rot due to extreme humidity. So I took it apart, labelled the wiring and took pictures for easier reassembly.
I enlisted the help of Joey's woodworking shop foreman, Badjo, to duplicate the original using higher quality phenolic plywood.
This is the new box in its final reassembly phase - vacuum motor installed, turntable motor, platter and switch plate next.
Good for another lifetime?