|Staining continues on the side panels|
|The sides and top have been stained|
It seems to me that the original finish had badly faded over the years. The radio had been sitting in a sunny window for a number of years and I did not realize UV light could do so much damage to a finish. Lesson learned.
My guess is that what I am doing now is probably closer to its original finish. It is beginning to look great. A little more staining, a steel-wool treatment and then for the satin clear lacquer final finish.
The radio still has to be mounted,I am ordering a set of decals and grill cloth and that should be it.