This is a project I'm handling for a friend of mine. We picked this univox hi flyer cheap, for about 150 bucks, played it for a couple of years and have decided to restore it to better than original condition.
Non-original hardware store strap buttons
Non original control buttons
Non-original electronics which are subpar to say the least
Original tuning keys are heavily rusted and don't hold tune well
Spray can finish that is heavily dinged
Mounting rings are dinged or non original
The strings that have been on it are over two years old
The bass has a lot of gunk and dirt on it
original pickups are working
original neck and neck plate in good condition
Anything is repairable given some love and we like this bass and this bass sounded really good and had character despite all that. Thats the main reason that led me to get invested in this project given that this bass might have a lot of potential given the proper parts and love.
So far I've bought hipshot y tuners, type a bridge, orange drop caps, cts pots, fender chrome strap buttons, and d'addario short scale stainless steel strings. I still need to get the knobs though.
Here are the pics: