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Thorens TD160 with mods.....

Custom plinth in Sappelle wood, tonearm is by Jelco, arm base is custom machined ( by Bill) in acrylic. The sub-chassis has cork adhered to both sides. The top plate has been removed, stripped, primer and finish-coated with a copper-colored metallic paint.

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The speed change mechanisms and switching have been removed and replaced with a simple on/off switch.  Speed change is now carried out manually by removing the outer platter and moving the belt up to the next crown on the drive pulley.  A heavy mdf bottom plate with cutouts and brass cone feet (not pictured) finish off the bottom side.

 

Thorens TD166 with mods.........

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Similar treatment as above TD160 except the custom plinth is done is solid ash.  The tonearm is a standard Rega RB250.