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2020 Funhouse Resto

By Jjsmooth

18 days ago

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#1 18 days ago

This thread will document a Funhouse resto for a local client. It will be getting a new Mirco playfield.
Overall, a pretty decent machine.

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#2 18 days ago

Has the typical mylar bubbling on playfield.

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#3 18 days ago

And faded cabinet

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#4 17 days ago

Top of pf stripped of ramps, plastics, etc, to get pics and locations of hardware.

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#5 17 days ago

looks like that one is in pretty good shape already. PF looks like it has mylar? Will look great when you finish!

#6 17 days ago

Looks like that one is in way better shape than mine. I'm slowly gathering up bits and pieces for a total strip and rebuild... looking forward to updates on this project.

#7 17 days ago

Yeah, this one is pretty clean compared to most.
Pf out of the box, and on the rotisserie.

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#8 16 days ago

I’m betting you’ll be taking a break from Funhouse Restos for a while after this one

#9 16 days ago

Yes, a self imposed 2 year sabbatical from any Funhouse projects has been ordered.
Next up, I will do my personal FG with a hardtop and cabinet restore.
First hardtop for me.

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#10 16 days ago

Harness, sockets, brackets, coils cut loose from below pf...

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#11 16 days ago

And everyone in the pool.

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#12 16 days ago

Soaked overnight and rinsed off.
I hang the harness up, blow it with compressed air for 10 minutes, and let it dry.
Cabinet harness going in the bucket next.

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#13 16 days ago

Nasty old lockbar receiver gonna spend a day or 2 in evaporust tube.

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#14 16 days ago

Strip off old side rails with heat gun set as hi as will go. Follow behind with putty knife.

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#15 16 days ago

Inside of cabinet stripped.
Going to replace the bottom on this one

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#16 15 days ago

And here's the star of this show.

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#17 14 days ago

Bottom cut off right at top of MDF panel.

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#18 12 days ago

Decals removed (solvent).
I'll paint inside of cabinet next, while I have good access

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#19 12 days ago

I have a question about the cab art. Everything I read says early runs of these (proto- to maybe first 100 or so) are decals, and after that they were screen printed. Were yours pull off decals then?

#20 12 days ago

I've done 4 FH. All the lower cabinets were decals.

#21 12 days ago

I use spackling on cabinet interior. This will get sanded (220), primed, and painted.

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#22 11 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I've done 4 FH. All the lower cabinets were decals.

I’ve done two FH, both had international serial numbers (European).
Both had screen printed cabinet artwork (and backbox)

#23 11 days ago

Inside of cabinet painted, ready for new bottom panel.

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#24 11 days ago

While paint drying, starting to populate pf with new or polished hardware.

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#25 10 days ago
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#26 10 days ago

Do you do any prep to the Mirco playfield before populating? Specifically, drilling or cleaning out holes before screwing into pf?

#27 9 days ago

Above pf posts that screw into the wood get a 7/64" bit run in first.
Most all the rest are ready to go.

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#28 9 days ago

If the thru holes have any clear in them, a chain saw blade file does a great job of cleaning it up.

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#29 9 days ago

95% of hardware in place. Will start attaching rebuilt mechs tomorrow.

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#30 9 days ago
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#31 9 days ago

Bottom MDF panel cut to size and ready to transfer hole locations from orignal.

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#32 9 days ago

These center punch sets are great for transferring hole centers for the transformer.
Harbor Freight.

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#33 9 days ago
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#34 9 days ago

Ready to attach new bottom panel.
Glue applied

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#35 9 days ago

Stapled down (1-1/4" staples)

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#36 9 days ago

Trim made from 3/4" plywood attached

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#37 9 days ago
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#38 8 days ago

Makes for a clean looking interior of cabinet.

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#39 8 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Makes for a clean looking interior of cabinet.[quoted image]

Cleaver way of replacing bottom floor. Nicely done.

#40 7 days ago

Thanks, I appreciate that.
Outside of cabinet condo applied (twice) to all edges and joint at bottom.
I use spackling to fill wood grain.
I'll block sand this tomorrow and start paint (corners and back only).

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#41 6 days ago

Paint applied, decals go on tomorrow

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#42 6 days ago

Harness starting to be attached.

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#43 6 days ago

Rebuilding flipper mechs before installation. Going to later style extension spring (bottom).
All it takes are the 2 parts to the right.

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#44 5 days ago

Decals installed

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#45 5 days ago

isn't it nice to see the red again on the cabinet....also mid restore on mine

#46 5 days ago

Those Phoenix Arcade silk screen decals look great! Seriously great work

#47 5 days ago

Thx. These are the first Phoenix I've used.
Beautiful colors, nice gloss, great feel to the touch.

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#48 5 days ago
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#49 5 days ago

Hmm. How did u know they were Phoenix....

#50 5 days ago

Seriously these are like cc'd Next Gen in my opinion. So nice.
Wish they were still available.

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