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2020 Funhouse Resto


By Jjsmooth

23 days ago



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#51 11 days ago

Man that looks sweet. Grr...to restore mine or not...

#52 11 days ago

I scored a set of Phoenix decals for my CFTBL. Can't wait to install them.

I'm a little surprised you didn't paint the top plywood edge of the front blue, and up 3" on both side edges, as well. Maybe you did, just didn't seem like it from that angle.

Those decals look amazing! Nice job!

#53 10 days ago

Thanks.
And point taken. I use a piece of 1/4" plywood to protect inside of cabinet while painting the outside, and it covers that edge.
I fixed that today

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#54 10 days ago

SWEET!!!! That's what I'm talking about

#55 10 days ago

You mentioned:

You put lock bar in evap-o-rust for a couple days... did they come out like your last picture, or did you paint or refinish them?

You said you use "Spackle" on the inside & exterior of cabinet... is that the Spackle used for drywall paste / repair?

#56 10 days ago

Question, why did you populate the topside of the playfield before the bottom? Recommendations I've seen have said start with the bottom. I'm assembling parts right now to do my first playfield swap, and it's on a Funhouse too, so I'm super curious about your process. Thanks!

#57 10 days ago

Lockbar put in evaporust to eliminate corrosion. Then, I cleaned it up with wire wheel, and sprayed it with this.

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#58 10 days ago

I use this stuff to fill wood grain.
Get it at Depot.

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#59 10 days ago
Quoted from nwpinball:

Question, why did you populate the topside of the playfield before the bottom? Recommendations I've seen have said start with the bottom. I'm assembling parts right now to do my first playfield swap, and it's on a Funhouse too, so I'm super curious about your process. Thanks!

No real reason to do top or bottom first. A rotisserie gives u the option to work on what u feel like. I usually get all the ramps and plastics off the top, then flip it over and get the harness off to clean. Then all mechs off to lighten things up.
This time I left almost all hardware, posts, switches, etc on old pf. Then put new pf on rotisserie. Then I cleaned, polished, replaced all the small parts one at a time, and installed. Worked well.

#60 10 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

95% of hardware in place. Will start attaching rebuilt mechs tomorrow.[quoted image]

This is back from the first page. But did you try to place all the fin nuts first?
That seems like a logical first step since you’d have all the space to hammer them in
Thanks

#61 10 days ago

If u mean t-nuts, then yes, those get hammered in early on. I have the perfect tool for that.
Use new t-nuts (Depot) and make sure the prongs are perpendicular to the base before u start banging on them.
Buy a bunch of #6 and #8.

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#62 10 days ago

Got some interior stuff done today

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#63 9 days ago

I've doing a couple of cabinet decals and noticed that thumbs and fingers tend to rub the edges of the decals. Given enough time, this will start to peel them back. To prevent this, I'm using clear plastic corner guards. The legs have those metal spacers behind them so there is a thin gap for the bottom of the corner guard to fit right into and the lock bar fits over the top of the corner guard without issue.

It is nice to see your attention to details, thanks for taking the time to post.

#64 9 days ago

The Rustoleum you painted the lock down receiver with: won't this begin to show dings once the pf is lowered into it a few times?

Just curious why you'd paint it as opposed to replacing it if the original can't be restored well enough.

#65 8 days ago
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#67 8 days ago

Stripped and repainted coin door today.

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#68 8 days ago

What paint and/or technique do you use to get the textured look on the coin door? Thanks. Mike

#69 7 days ago

I used a wire wheel to remove all of the old paint. Sprayed on a coat of satin black, then used semi gloss black for specks. It's hard to explain, but you barely push the button on the spray can, from about 2' above, and it creates the specks.

#70 7 days ago

There’s a video on YouTube showing the speckle technique.

Q: why spray paint the lockdown receiver? Won’t that chip with all the lowering of the pf back into it?

#71 7 days ago
Quoted from Blackbeard:

There’s a video on YouTube showing the speckle technique.

Do you have a link or exact wording for search?

#72 7 days ago

Q: why spray paint the lockdown receiver? Won’t that chip with all the lowering of the pf back into it?

No. I make sure the tabs on the pf mounts fit properly into slots on bar.

#73 7 days ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

Do you have a link or exact wording for search?

I believe it’s here.

#74 7 days ago

Awesome... Thank You!
I watched the whole thing.

#76 7 days ago

pinballinreno... not sure what your post is about?

#77 7 days ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

pinballinreno... not sure what your post is about?

Lol,

Im working on my flood damaged funhouse.

I have everything working except all the optos are down.

I ordered a new 3 opto board but wonder if its something simple.

What connector or wire might be bad or plugged in wrong?

A couple hints would speed me up.

#78 7 days ago

Kinda off topic, but did you build your rotisserie yourself? It looks really robust. I'm getting far enough along in this hobby that I need to consider buying/building one here in the next few months.

#79 6 days ago

I built it from a design here on pinside.
I believe skypilot did it originally.

#80 6 days ago

Backbox stripped, ready to sand and refinish. I screwed the corners to firm things up a bit.

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#81 4 days ago
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#82 4 days ago

Paint looks perfect.

Is it a custom blend?

#83 4 days ago

Nope

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#84 4 days ago
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#85 4 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

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Its beautiful!

I hope mine comes out that good.

My only problem will be refinishing rudy's head.

I really like what you did on yours.

My optos are still down.

I got a new opto board today.

Ill try it tomorrow.

Great work on these!

#86 4 days ago

I can help with Rudy paint if you need.

#87 4 days ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I can help with Rudy paint if you need.

Really!
WOW!

i can send you my head pieces.

Ill pm you.

#88 2 days ago

Fitting plastics, assembling new ramps

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#89 2 days ago

For $20 in parts, how good do these new lenses make the coin door look.

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#90 1 day ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

For $20 in parts, how good do these new lenses make the coin door look.[quoted image]

Looks like a new door!
I think pinball life has the little 25 cent papers for the reject buttons.

#91 6 hours ago

Ramps in.

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