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Ampico Action Stack Cover
By Craig Brougher

Randy Hayno said he is looking for an Ampico stack cover.  He didn't say
if it was early, late, or model B Ampico.  But I suggest that since most
Ampico stack covers were just slats across which followed the shape of
the end covers, he can very easily build one.  Rebuilders have to do that
all the time, anyway.  

The slats, in turn, had a few spaced "cleats" which allowed the pair in
back and the right-angled pair (bottom and half the front) to be screwed
together.  They are very easy to make out of quality birch plywood.
Don't use fir! And if you have to make the end covers too, that's easy.

The top slats don't go all the way up, of course.  Just far enough to
allow the cover (or covers) to snap onto them at the correct height.
The two rear slats are at an angle of, say, 45 degrees.  The top slat
then has a 1 X 3/4" stick mounted down the full length to snap the covers
on to.

This doesn't describe all covers on all Ampicos.  The model B Ampico
cover for the late model stack is a cornerless bent plywood cover --
smooth, veneered, and finished like the piano.  It would be pretty tough
to build.

Craig Brougher

(Message sent Thu 6 Nov 1997, 13:17:19 GMT, from time zone GMT.)

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