1953 S-3L Restoration

see how badly the manifold has been both bent and cracked

the center mount and both support braces were also broken off

the manifold is straightened and parts are welded back in place --
notice how any divots, dings, and cracks are also filled

the welding is complete and now the filing and texturing begins

the finished product is a truly beautiful horn

a close-up of what was once a beat-up, useless manifld

a very rare 1953 S-3L has been saved from the scrap pile

the two-piece welded bells are original to and appropriate for this horn

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