THORENS: TD-124/II restoration / upgrade

My TD-124/II is cosmetically in very good condition and shows no evidence of being butchered / tampered with over it's life, e.g. all the screw-heads below are sharp and clean, the chassis and platter are largely unmarked etc. It looks just as the picture above aside from it's now sporting a Stereo Lab arm board as I had one knocking around.


There are however some parts that were less than perfect, and I've come to the conclusion that it probably makes sense to simply hang the expense and replace them than keep buying and selling 124s in the vain hope I might eventually get a top platter etc that meets