I will be documenting the process of restoring a Williams Funhouse. This was a well routed piece in need of some freshening up.
And a paint job for Rudy..
Current state of machine
On the bright side, this machine will be getting the full treatment. New Mirco pf is here.
I'll be putting a new MDF bottom in this cabinet, before paint and new decals.
Removing old decals with aerosol paint stripper. Give it 2 heavy coats about 10 minutes apart, wait 10 more, and the old vinyl starts giving up
You must be taking a large amount of pictures. You just using a smart phone? Or a normal camera?
Clean up remaining glue left from decal removal with xylene (apply with disposable brush), and scraped with fresh blade.
Ready to remove bottom panel.
I cut 3/4" from bottom edge, to put me right at top of MDF panel.
Do you have all the switches labled on the harnesss? I can see tape on the connectors...I cant tell from the photo for switches
That way I get the right sw in the right spot, and the stubs I wire I left behind corresponds correctly to my clean harness.
Getting all under pf mechs cleaned and parts replaced. All coils get new sleeves and coil wraps. Pops get these plus plunger polished (doesn't sound right), new fiber and metal yokes (every metal yoke was broken). This will make a huge improvement, and they will react like new.
Before reattaching wiring harness, I get the switches, light boards, and larger mechs installed.
I clean the light panels with sprayed alcohol and a paint brush. Then I hose them down with compressed air.
Dropping the harness on, getting basic orientation started by connectors at lamp boards and targets first
A nice touch is the way they counterset the tops of screw/post holes, so u don't pull up the finish if u overtighten.
Haha. I only put him in there because he had a bad couple days. Vet said he must have hurt his back, jumping from couch maybe. We could not touch him without him yelping. Felt horrible, but Percy is almost back to himself.
He is a great dog. Half Pomeranian, half Chihuahua.
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