I’m a contractor. Gotta lotta tools!SHEEEEIT!Sheeeeit..
..I don't envy you..
That's a 3 or 4 month resto ..
BEST TO SELL IT for top dollar.... (lol) to someone here
removing the hardware ya Gonna be strippin' some screw heads... Then You're SUNK. 5 month resto...
GOTTA A WIRE BRUSH COMBO GRINDER? And a VICE? Of course you do..
Multidj,As stated above there are different levels of cleaning/restoration etc. Take the advice of a gentle cleaning first. Dawn is a good all purpose cleaner for everything you have there except the heads. Be gentle go slow and use your mechanical know-how. Don't force any of the frozen parts. If you can remove the hardware from the shells you will be able to soak the lugs to remove the grime and corrosion. You dont have to do an entire time consuming restoration. Just cleaning them up and making them playable will take a few days but it will be fun. If you are careful not to break anything as you go your job will be more enjoyable and less of a headache. Keep us updated and we will answer specific questions that you have along the way. Good luck!
P.s. Dont use the grinder or a metal brush wheel or steel wool. Dawn will do the job until you need metal polish.
Dawn and water. You could start by soaking for an hour or so and see what comes off. Then longer if need be. Sometimes I use a green scrubbing pad but i dont know what the consensus on that is. You dont want to scratch the surface of the metal.Multidj,
What would you use to soak the lugs in?
I would keep the snare with the kit. Even though it doesn't match, it's what your father had with it. If you are going to refinish it I personally would go for a nice black paint job.Another important question I have, and maybe I’m getting ahead of myself here: The snare is a Leedy. Do I seek out a period correct Slingerland snare, or restore the Leedy?
Important question #2: is the tom definitely a Slingy? It has no badge, but the hardware matches the bass drum.
Important question #3: I feel like something is missing. Possibly a bass drum mounted tom, and perhaps a large ride cymbal? I have a truckload of questions.
Important question #4: I’m missing a kick pedal for the bass drum. How hard will it be to find a period correct one?
Important question #5: I hate the color. It’s this battleship gray that looks like someone painted it on with a brush. That’s definitely got to go, so I will need to find out if period-correct wraps are available, and if there will be prep work involved, etc.