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2018 BoP Resto Thread


By Jjsmooth

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

This thread will document a Bride of Pinbot restoration. It will be done to a slightly higher level than my BoP resto of last year. It was titled "BoP resto/Buthamburg Pf".
I have gotten the email from Peter Brunner that my new pf will ship in a few weeks, so time to dig in.
This machine is available. PM me if interested.
Picked this up 3/5/18. Horribly yellowed pf, sagging bottom, not too dirty, spent it's life here in US.

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#2 1 year ago

Pf removed from cabinet, major parts removed. This one is not exactly a "wall hanger"...

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#3 1 year ago

Previous tech removed pins/connectors from the helmet light boards, and soldered directly...awesome..that makes disassembly a bit more difficult.
Pins/connectors going back on..

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#4 1 year ago

Boxes cleaned out, ready for body work.

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#5 1 year ago

Can’t wait to see before and after pics!

#6 1 year ago

Bottom was sagging, getting replaced. I cut 3/4" off of the bottom of cabinet to get right to the top of the MDF bottom.

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#7 1 year ago

Bottom removed.

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#8 1 year ago

I will sand, Bondo, and paint inside of cabinet before I install new MDF, thereby eliminating any masking off of the new bottom panel.
Here decals removed (stripper), and glue removed (xylene).

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#9 1 year ago

Inside of cabinet cleaned, smoothed, primed, and sanded.

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#10 1 year ago

2 coats black satin, will do third tomorrow.

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#11 1 year ago

Temporarily set the cabinet on the new MDF bottom. Going to finish nicely.

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#12 1 year ago

Glued new MDF bottom to cabinet, and locking it in with these "L" strips of cherry. It adds the 3/4" that I removed before, so cabinet dimensions remain the same.
This will also be a much more durable edge than the plywood.

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#13 1 year ago

Great job on this!

#14 1 year ago

Appreciate that.
Applying bondo to smooth outside of cabinet.

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#15 1 year ago

What did you use for paint on the inside of the cabinet?

#16 1 year ago

VHT satin black (epoxy). Available at auto parts stores. Best satin I have found..

#18 1 year ago

Decals going on today. Gen 2's from PPS.

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#19 1 year ago

H/D leg brackets, Stern style cabinet protectors.
Fresh artwork looks so good on this machine.

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#20 1 year ago

You going to put mirror blades on it.

#21 1 year ago

Not sure. Ive actually never used them, but might be interesting.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Not sure. Ive actually never used them, but might be interesting.

Just as long as you have room on the sides for the pf to go up and down without scratching them. My pf fits to tight for me to use them but I might sand the sides down to make a pocket for them to fit into like I did with my Jackbot. I basicly remover one layer of wood so the blades sit in a pocket, even with the glass channel. The JB pf doesn't even come close to the blades now.

#23 1 year ago

The cabinet is looking great with those new decals - outstanding job. I'll be very interested to see how you clean up that playfield - you got your work cut out for you on that one.

Can't wait to see the ugly bride become beautiful again - such a noble endeavor.

#24 1 year ago

Ill be cleaning it up by replacing it with a new playfield by Peter Brunner. He does nice work.
It should be here in a week or so.

#25 1 year ago

Up on the legs, populating lower cabinet.

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#26 1 year ago

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#27 1 year ago

These resto decals (available from Treasure Cove) really make a nice statement when going to this effort.

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#28 1 year ago

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#29 1 year ago

Installed the bop side blades from tilt graphics (with the floating astronauts) this weekend on my bop and I think it significantly improves the look of the game. It's fairly easy with the playfield standing upright, but with no playfield, it will be a snap. As you know, now would be the time...

#30 1 year ago

Presently this machine is for sale. I won't do any custom mods unless I have a buyer in line, and that would be their choice.
Thanks for the interest.

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from Bcrowe:

Installed the bop side blades from tilt graphics (with the floating astronauts) this weekend on my bop and I think it significantly improves the look of the game. It's fairly easy with the playfield standing upright, but with no playfield, it will be a snap. As you know, now would be the time...

It makes a huge difference.

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Presently this machine is for sale. I won't do any custom mods unless I have a buyer in line, and that would be their choice.
Thanks for the interest.

I understand - sort of forgot you were selling it.

I'm definitely enjoying watching the progress of your restoration project. Keep the pics coming.

1 week later
#33 1 year ago

Backbox smoothed, decals applied. All hardware tumbled or cleaned/painted.
Hope the pf gets here soon..

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#34 1 year ago

Lamp board cleaned, painted, and LEDs installed.

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#35 1 year ago

Face cube cleaned, polished. Thankful Little Shop of Games makes these replacement ball guides. I set a yellowed original on there to compare.
Retrobrite treatment does not work on this type of plastic.
Flippers rebuilt as well.

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#37 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Lamp board cleaned, painted, and LEDs installed.

curious what method you used to paint your backboard? did you mask all the sockets, remove, or just shoot it with old bulbs in there, etc?

#38 1 year ago

Following, great job so far!

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from flynnibus:

curious what method you used to paint your backboard? did you mask all the sockets, remove, or just shoot it with old bulbs in there, etc?

When the lamp board is in good condition, as this one was, I am able to spray it, leaving the old bulbs in their sockets to protect the contacts.

#40 1 year ago

All under pf mechs cleaned, new sleeves, coil wraps. Flippers got new bushings, links, switches. Pops got new metal yokes.
Love my ultrasonic cleaner.

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#41 1 year ago

Harness removed and clean.

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#42 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Harness removed and clean.

You have to replace any sockets or connectors?

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#43 1 year ago

Just got the original helmet back from being rechromed at Chrome Tech USA. Beautiful job. Looks better than new. And only $75 plus ship.
That's about a third of what I see guys in the hobby charging..

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#44 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Just got the original helmet back from being rechromed at Chrome Tech USA. Beautiful job. Looks better than new. And only $75 plus ship.
That's about a third of what I see guys in the hobby charging..

Yeah that's a GREAT deal.

4 weeks later
#45 1 year ago

Yep. He's a good guy. Mostly does vintage car dash resto, so you know the quality is there.

#46 1 year ago

Just got my ship notice, so pf on the way.
Yes..

#47 1 year ago

Playfield arrived today. Beautiful.
Reese rails installed and on the rotisserie.

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#48 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Playfield arrived today. Beautiful.
Reese rails installed and on the rotisserie.

You aren't gonna wait a couple months for it to cure fully?

#49 1 year ago

He waits until cure to polish. Otherwise, a waste of time. Buthamburg does a beautiful job. Highly recommended.

#50 1 year ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

He waits until cure to polish. Otherwise, a waste of time. Buthamburg does a beautiful job. Highly recommended.

I wish mine didn't have problems, they didn't show up till about 6 months later.

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