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2021 Tommy Resto

By Jjsmooth

3 years ago


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#51 3 years ago

Epoxy primer/sealer applied

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#52 3 years ago

Single stage black applied.

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#53 3 years ago

Looking great!! What black did you use? Single stage and looks fantastic

#54 3 years ago

I use this, available at auto paint stores.

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#55 3 years ago

Awesome! Thank you

#56 3 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Printed on steel, nice touch on a restored machine. I'll include these on every game I do from here on out.

You’re late to the party. AS ALWAYS.

#57 3 years ago

New mdf panel glued and stapled in place.

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#58 3 years ago

Following... what filler did you use inside cabinet?

#59 3 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

I use this, available at auto paint stores.
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Would you recommend this to touch up on the exterior paint around the head, etc? Thanks.

#60 3 years ago

Go back and upgrade to the newer style Stern auto plunger. It makes a world of difference.

#61 3 years ago
Quoted from Kerry_Richard:

Following... what filler did you use inside cabinet?

Inside cabinet I use this.
You must use primer/sealer on top of this before paint.

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#62 3 years ago
Quoted from pinballjah:

Would you recommend this to touch up on the exterior paint around the head, etc? Thanks.

No, I would not touch up, because sheen would rarely match. Paint it all or nothing.

#63 3 years ago

New bottom edge glued and pinned.

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#64 3 years ago

And inside looking like new.

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#65 3 years ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

You’re late to the party. AS ALWAYS.

Says the guy who just bought his first dremel.
Hah

#66 3 years ago
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#67 3 years ago

I repair and smooth the outside of cabinet with Bondo followed by this glaze.

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#68 3 years ago

Then sprayed with this primer/sealer

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#69 3 years ago

First primer coat applied. I'll block sand this with #800, and repeat before spraying color.

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#70 3 years ago

I always enjoy watching people tackle cabinet work.

#71 3 years ago
Quoted from ToucanF16:

I always enjoy watching people tackle cabinet work.

It’s awesome. And something I could never duplicate. Jerry’s the best at this too. Amazing watching him do his thing.

#72 3 years ago

Base color applied. I chose this color based on background of new decals

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#73 3 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Base color applied. I chose this color based on background of new decals[quoted image][quoted image]

I may behind the curve, but I’m not sure I recognize that cabinet decal set.

#74 3 years ago
Quoted from zahner:

I may behind the curve, but I’m not sure I recognize that cabinet decal set.

Alternative RestoRefurbs Tommy decals https://www.retrorefurbs.com/shop/the-whos-tommy-hand-drawn-pinball-cabinet-decals/

#75 3 years ago

Nice. I have seen that one, just not the cool pattern detail. Very impressive work so far. Tommy is such a great pin, it’s worth the effort.

#76 3 years ago

Ive always loved the gameplay. The sound and the cabinet artwork always held it back in my opinion.
We will address both of those issues.
Im going to let the paint outgas for 3 days before applying the decals.

#77 3 years ago
Quoted from Jjsmooth:

Ive always loved the gameplay. The sound and the cabinet artwork always held it back in my opinion.
We will address both of those issues.
Im going to let the paint outgas for 3 days before applying the decals.

I can see you point re the cabinet, but I actually like the big old lemon. The decals you have are great and there is a set that’s basically Union jacks. All pretty neat.
For sound, I added a pinsound board and a pinwoofer system. Very happy with the combo. I thought the pinsound with their speakers was an improvement, but I thought it knocked it out of the park adding the pinwoofer system. I also added the pinsound shaker.
Thinking of reaching out to that guy that offers the switch out for the high polished ramps. With that, I think I’ll be done.

#78 3 years ago

Decals applied.

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#79 3 years ago
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#80 3 years ago

^ ^ ^ ^

That's pure frickin Pinball Pr0N right there.

Beautiful work. Wow.

#81 3 years ago
Quoted from zahner:

For sound, I added a pinsound board and a pinwoofer system. Very happy with the combo. I thought the pinsound with their speakers was an improvement, but I thought it knocked it out of the park adding the pinwoofer system. I also added the pinsound shaker.

All those are going in this pin!

Quoted from zahner:

I
Thinking of reaching out to that guy that offers the switch out for the high polished ramps. With that, I think I’ll be done.

Contact Chris Royalty at Hotrod Arcade
https://pinballplating.com/quick-exchange-parts

#82 3 years ago

Damn ... that’s super sexy!!!

#84 3 years ago

Wow, this machine is looking great. A fella would have to sell their firstborn to afford the labor costs...

#85 3 years ago

Great work on the cab, like the way you changed out the base.
My dad was in a band with Roger Daltrey before they became The Who so I’m on the lookout for one of these.
Got to have a decent sound system with it.

#86 3 years ago

Some progress on cabinet.
These EZ Slides are a nice improvement.

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#87 3 years ago
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#88 3 years ago

Dang - looking great! Nice work Jjsmooth !

#89 3 years ago

I know one owner who will be happy with this restoration!! It’s amazing!

#90 3 years ago

Thanks, I appreciate that.

#91 3 years ago

Cabinet harness cleaned and mostly installed. Will be adding to it for sub, amp, etc.

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#92 3 years ago

Most connections are finished below pf.

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#93 3 years ago

Cliffy's, ball guides, etc, installed. I'll focus on wrapping up the topside of pf now.

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#94 3 years ago

Incandescent flashers? Probably smart on this title. Previous owner on mine put some blinding flashers on mine ... I feel like the real 'Pinball Wizard' on some games.

#95 3 years ago

Yeah, I cannot stand the tower of power led flashers on anything anymore.

#96 3 years ago
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#97 3 years ago

My solution to hide the ugly wiring is not perfect, but a whole lot better than stock.

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#98 3 years ago
Quoted from Dallas_Pin:

Incandescent flashers? Probably smart on this title. Previous owner on mine put some blinding flashers on mine ... I feel like the real 'Pinball Wizard' on some games.

Incandescent flashers are the way to go always.

Comet has some new retro flashers. I haven’t tried them. Don’t see the point to be honest. Incandescent ones literally never burn out.

#99 3 years ago

First time I've installed Pinwoofer.
Very impressed. Nice stuff.

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#100 3 years ago

Yeah great product. Not only improves the speakers but gives them the proper amplification. Will this thing have pinsound too?

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