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Batman 66 Super LE Clone Mods and How To map to SLE


By Yelobird

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Since we have Lots of time to gaze at our unfinished Batman 66 machines (thats code for code!) I decided to start my quest to create/convert my own Batman LE to the infamous ($$$$$) Batman Super LE! Maybe envy, maybe cheap, but I knew I Really liked some of the looks and features of the full blown SLE though the price seemed Very hard to swallow. Within this blog/diary I will log my process to replicate the SLE with simple items found local as well as many that yes I sell. I enjoy playing pinball but the hunting or producing of things that make my game (or others games) unique/special is always a joy to accomplish. So, if you have questions along the way. Go ahead and ask. If you hate something, its an open forum.... If you are interested in purchasing some of the custom pieces feel free to PM me or check my Pinside store under "The Mod Couple". I will start this conversion with what I thought was a must have yet Very simple add which is the Batman Red Pinstrips for all armor! I say simple but I must confess, I had my wife do this upgrade since she has the steady hand and she's an artist after all. I purchased the Red pinstrip roll from Amazon (pictured) for $10 shipped. I believe the 1/4" width I used is a spot on match but you can strip to suit. All in all the install took all of 30 minutes (for her, 3 beers for me). Clean well with alchohol as expected and take your time. Strip past the end points and simply use a Sharp Exacto blade to trim ends and corners. Overall a Very simple and Low cost upgrade to give your game a Great look and your first step towards the SLE!

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#2 2 years ago

Next up, you Need the Super LE Sound! Many have pinball preferrence so choose Your like. I used the Flipper Fidelity kit with Mega 10" Base and the install could Not have been easier!! Absolutely plug and play on BM66 in Maybe 20 minutes. As always I would strongly suggest Pinball Life on this. Great price, in stock, and service that is rarely matched. Overall a great setup and a Huge improvement over the stock metal dixey cups Stern uses.

I should have noted in my First post, virtually ALL of these mods or upgrades can be done on both the Premium and LE.

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#3 2 years ago

Next up..... The bat Toys! Cheap. For the Super LE Stern used the stock Hot-wheels 1:50 scale "Classic TV Series" toys. Most all can be found for roughly $10 each off Ebay. While I liked the Batcycle Stern used I personally did Not like how they mounted it. Covering the pop bumper and flasher just did not seem correct and it completely blocked the roll over lane view in my opinion. Also, (sorry Robin) I just don't get the Robin side car?? Sorry buddy, Walk! The side car on this Hot-wheels is mounted via 2 mini Philips screws. I pulled it off and mounted it with a single zip tie running over the clear portion of the pop bumper extension. I think it looks much better and the price is right! The Batcopter I wont go into much detail on because the How to was covered by some pin masters in the BM66 club thread. Basically a piece of wire coat hanger and some creative bending. Not very hard if you have a pair of side cutters and needle-nose.

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#4 2 years ago

More toys.... Cant have a Super LE without the Batmobil and Boat!! For this I liked the location but a simple boring piece of plastic just didn't seem right. Not on this game! As noted before, the Car and Boat can be found on Ebay for usually $10 each. I created a Custom cut mounting plate with detail logo and of Course all hand painted in red pin strip to give it the correct look. I offer the mounting plate shown With the stand off hardware for $24 each plus 5.95 shipping. Each one is precision cut and I think looks perfect especially when lit. The Batmobile and boat do Not come with my kit!! Buy what You like even one of those nice light up ones. You can PM me if anyone is interested. I will have these in full production in 2 weeks to ship from today.

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#5 2 years ago

While I give Stern credit for the Batsignal Spotlight there is just no way I could justify (or convince the misses) to spend $200-250 on a ceiling night light!! While cool for as often as you will use it there are Very decent solutions available and Very easy to implement. I chose the Batman Die cast Signal made by Running Press on Amazon. $20 and build like a steel tank! I feel like the original as shown on the backglass was Yellow not white so I think this fits pretty well with the theme. For the purists out there.....Yes that logo is not 66 season correct but as luck would have it, the logo is simply snapped onto the lense on this toy. Pop it off and print the one you like easy peasy. Now, for clarity, This will Not display in HD from 30 feet away! Its a simple gimick bat signal. Your not calling him for real and you'll feel better knowing you still have $200 in your pocket. To mount as shown I used 2 simple zip ties through the holes already in our cabinet. No drilling and maybe a 5 minute install. Since this Is a 5v lamp if you want to get fancy you could simply hard wire it to the machine without much effort. For as often as I use this (company visiting) the battery powered LED will last a LONG time.

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#6 2 years ago

We're getting closer to SLE land but much to go..... Next up is (warning sales pitch ahead) a mod that I just had to do to improve the look of this Beautiful playfield and add some protection to both the playfield and that dimpling magnet plate! I will call it the Sewer Mag Protector. Basically is a Gotham City laminated sewer cap cover along with a secondary custom oversized mylar protector. Both have clean cut center access to eliminate mylar shredding and faulty ball grabs. (Hmmm) I think it give the playfield a great theme look while protecting those ugly metal disk dimples and the top cover protects both while extending Over the magnet perimeter to protect the playfield to metal roll over. It really looks great, rather easy to install, and the price is very reasonable. I sell the Sewer Mag Protector complete for $10.50 free shipping.

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#7 2 years ago

Getting close.. Next up is the so awesome but in my opinion eye candy of the Super LE. The Illuminated Speaker setup! I will have These kits available in 2 weeks from this post. Just finalizing the installation documents which is longer than this post so far! To me this quest would Not have been complete until I had this feature. Just looks awesome and Stern had a good look here. My setup is a Very close recreation of the SLE setup though there are a few minor changes that had to be made since Stern creatively moved the speaker lower in the SLE (about .625") over the LE and Premium units. What this forced is I had to create the acrylic Bat logo approximately 1/4" smaller. Most won't notice but it pissed me off since I already made several big ones! lol Anyway, The LED illumination for both the Ring AND the bat are virtually spot on to the Stern setup. Everything is plug and play in the kit though I must warn unlike a plug it in and smile mod, this one requires some minor effort and common sense to install! Not hard but you are taking apart your speaker area so don't expect a just plug it in and done deal. lol. Overall I think it will take roughly 1 hour to install but YMWV. I really put allot of effort and detail into this kit so I Hope you like it and notice the exacting details made. The colors are matched as are the LED custom setup. I believe anyone interested will love it. In the next 2 weeks I hope to upload additional photos showing the complete kit installed and illuminated in every light. Also, I will be posting a How To including what to buy to paint and glitter your speaker panel so it is a dead match to the SLE. Can't have the lights and stop now........ The kits will be available in 2 weeks and at this time I am offering them for $140 plus shipping. I will post when they are available or you can PM me if you wish to be counted as interested. Thanks.

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#8 2 years ago

Wow, you've done a great job with these mods, well done. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for everything when they formally become available.

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#9 2 years ago
Quoted from Macca101010:

Wow, you've done a great job with these mods, well done. I'll be sure to keep an eye out for everything when they formally become available.

Thanks! While not a Real Super LE, other than the cabinet art most will be able to completely clone one for a few hundred dollars which Beats the 5K up charge to get the real deal. Plus you can simply do the things You like, not pay and accept the setup. Many more items to come but I hope this consolidated post helps those still in love with this BM66 theme to build their dream. If only I knew how to write code.......

#10 2 years ago

Almost forgot a few thank you call outs. I installed the paint correct and Awesome looking Batman playfield spot lamp from #Docquest and it looks Perfect!! His attention to detail Far exceeded my expectations! If he is still offering them I would hunt him down! Plug and play perfection!! Also, while I didn't purchase them (came with my game from previous awesome owner) I also installed these sick custom cut back box arms! I think they came from #Pinball-Metal. Perfect paint match and while not Easy to install they Really give the game a unique and custom look. Really love the skills and efforts found in this forum community. Thanks!!

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#11 2 years ago

Excellent mods.

And you have the extra bonus of having LE backglass featuring Batgirl, making this BETTER than an SLE .

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

We're getting closer to SLE land but much to go..... Next up is (warning sales pitch ahead) a mod that I just had to do to improve the look of this Beautiful playfield and add some protection to both the playfield and that dimpling magnet plate! I will call it the Sewer Mag Protector. Basically is a Gotham City laminated sewer cap cover along with a secondary custom oversized mylar protector. Both have clean cut center access to eliminate mylar shredding and faulty ball grabs. (Hmmm) I think it give the playfield a great theme look while protecting those ugly metal disk dimples and the top cover protects both while extending Over the magnet perimeter to protect the playfield to metal roll over. It really looks great, rather easy to install, and the price is very reasonable. I sell the Sewer Mag Protector complete for $10.50 free shipping.

Love the idea but is there any chance you could do a variety of designs? As the magnet is Joker fighting you during his mode could you do one with the fight text (KAPOW, EEE-YOW, BIFF etc) I would be really interested in something like that specially if you could carry the playfield design in to it with the pink and purple swirls!

#13 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

Love the idea but is there any chance you could do a variety of designs? As the magnet is Joker fighting you during his mode could you do one with the fight text (KAPOW, EEE-YOW, BIFF etc) I would be really interested in something like that specially if you could carry the playfield design in to it with the pink and purple swirls!

We appreciate you suggestion and interest! In an effort to stay on track with production release dates and additional products your suggestion will be considered when we catch up. The Sewer Mag Protector really does fit the theme and does a great job of hiding the out of place mechanical metal disk in the intensive art Playfield. Consider it a place for the Penguin to hide! Lol Today I will document the drab speaker panel paint upgrade complete with matching chrome pixy dust! Thanks to all that responded with interest.

The Mod Couple

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

The Sewer Mag Protector really does fit the theme and does a great job of hiding the out of place mechanical metal disk in the intensive art Playfield. Consider it a place for the Penguin to hide!

The Riddler has been known to use sewer man holes as a means of escape.

Nice mods!

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#15 2 years ago
Quoted from docquest:

The Riddler has been known to use sewer man holes as a means of escape.
Nice mods!

Thank You Doc! Your spot light was the Much needed cool feature I was looking for! Just finishing the speaker panel paint upgrade post to publish for anyone interested in giving it a try. Lucky me its 95 degrees in Chicago today!! Umphhhhhh Not a great day for a outdoor photo shoot or paint DIY. Will post soon and I will say the look, simplicity, and finish are Spot on!! Thanks again to all that inquired via PM, I will update all in order as the items are completed. We appreciate your interest and I Hope some of these write ups inspire others to make their game their own personal expression!!

#16 2 years ago

These mods look awesome!! The talent here on Pinside never ceases to amaze me. Few questions: Will the pinstripe hold on the hammered finish of the PRE armor? How are you securing the Batmobile and Batboat to your mounting plate? Will the Sewer Mag Protector be available without the additional mylar? I want the sewer decal but don't need the mylar as I have a playfield protector installed. Any possible way of eliminating the fasteners on the Bat logos used on the speaker kits? Again, super job on these mods! Attention to detail is obvious. Please count me as interested when these become available for sale.

#17 2 years ago

Looks good man. B66 is a good looking game. Hopefully they will finish the code so it will be a fun game.

#18 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

These mods look awesome!! The talent here on Pinside never ceases to amaze me. Few questions: Will the pinstripe hold on the hammered finish of the PRE armor? How are you securing the Batmobile and Batboat to your mounting plate? Will the Sewer Mag Protector be available without the additional mylar? I want the sewer decal but don't need the mylar as I have a playfield protector installed. Any possible way of eliminating the fasteners on the Bat logos used on the speaker kits? Again, super job on these mods! Attention to detail is obvious. Please count me as interested when these become available for sale.

Love the questions and interest. Starting with the pin-striping. I won't give a 100% guarantee as preparation (alcohol, Naphtha) is key. From my view the pin strip roll I mentioned is for outdoor sun beaten, rain, hail, high speed car use. If it can hold up to that I feel comfortable it will outlast a few wet beer hands etc. It does recommend 24hour set time for the adhesive to bond though. For the offered Batmobile mount plate I chose to not force my mount option as others may wish to mount a cycle, boat, Barbie, whatever. I personally used the Gorilla Glue double sided thick tape. Not sure but I think I can pick up the machine with it.... Others may opt to zip tie, tape, wire, glue, etc so I thought leaving that option open was the best direction. The sewer Mag Protector is offered as a set though the 2 pieces are separate so you can opt to not use it if you wish and the image is also protected for additional security. Personally I think its a simple yet very effective way to help protect the wood/metal transition for years to come. Plus, if you simply apply (recommended) a fresh coat of wax Prior to install removal is fairly simple. The Illuniated speaker kit fasteners are very similar in mount to the Stern offering. Note that when illuminated it is rather difficult to see them similar to Sterns. I prefer a solid mount versus sticky tape as long term I see that as a fail point. You can however paint the screws, add a black decal "Dot" or whatever you think looks better. Thats what Most of our mods are for, to let the user define Their game and make it their own. We simple provide some of the more difficult or less attainable components. We do appreciate your feedback and questions! Thanks.

#19 2 years ago

Since the illuminated speaker kit will be going in soon this seems like the right time to get rid of that drab flat black stock speaker panel look and improve it to look more like the Super LE option. Overall I would say this is actually a rather simple and low cost upgrade to do. Even with minimal painting skills such as myself. I am logging what I did and what worked for me with images of the results. There are Way better more knowledgable paint folks on this forum that I am certain would offer other options but for me this worked and you can judge the results for yourself. I started with off the shelf Rust-Oleum Gloss black pain ($5.95 HD), Varathane Gloss clear (not sure $$ had it for years...) and the secret pixy dust extra fine silver glitter (Michaels hobby 2.99). (Power Off First) This new Stern panel is insanely easy to break down. Maybe took 5 minutes though as always take lots of pictures. Just remove and set everything Carefully in the back box and always note where they put shims and washers. You will need a Torques head to remove your badge so be prepared. The only item I masked off was the top rubber strip just incase I went wildman with the paint can. Clean All surfaces and fingerprints with alcohol or Naptha. I used cut ends of a Q-tip to screw into the small badge holes from the back so I didn't plug them with paint. I applied a Light first coat to start, let set for 15 minutes, then a second more even coat. After a 30 minute wait, I applied what would be the final Black coat slightly heavy but Not puddly. (If thats a real thing?) It is important to dust the glitter in as soon as this coat is applied!! To apply the glitter, I kept my hand roughly 2 feet over the panel and Slowly pinched along like I was salting a potato. I let the air of falling slowly and evenly distribute the flakes and moved across evenly. Not really rocket science on this. Kind of like seasoning to taste and slow is best. When it was to my liking I let the panel set for close to an hour. While waiting, I decided to modify the Internal speaker mount panels as the Super LE does not have the griddle work like the LE and Premium have. Since I will be cutting out the foam later for the illuminated speaker set and lighting the speaker I wanted to have the full effect and not see the bars. Note, this is Not necessary for the kit I simply had time and 15 minutes with a Dremel cut off wheel and problem solved. Plus, I already had the black paint out so why not? Super easy and you can Really see the awesome Flipper Fidelity speakers now! I let the entire panel setup for 2 more hours and assembled everything in reverse order in maybe 15 minutes. All in all this upgrade took maybe 1 hour in labor (not wait time) and cost roughly $20. Worth it to me and I hope it motivates others to give it a try. You will love the result. Good luck!!

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#20 2 years ago

Opps, slight omission to the previous post. After waiting 1 hour for the finished panel to set I followed that with 2-3 coats of the gloss Varathane. More, less your choice. I did three light coats and it shined to the finish I was looking for and sealed in the glitter for a uniform finish. Didn't want anyone to think I bought the Varathane just to show it off....

#21 2 years ago

yelobird have you seen a SLE in person? You must have or have really studied some photos as your level of detail on these mods is pretty impressive even more so if you haven't seen a SLE.

And it's refreshing to see someone taking their time developing mods to ensure a high quality finish and not just 3D printing or rushing out any old piece of shit with an LED in it like 95% of mod makers on Pinside do these days. Bravo

#22 2 years ago

I appreciate the compliment thank you. To be honest I have Never actually seen an SLE in person and hoping he won't mind I will confess I studied Every picture #MT45 (TN) posted on the BM66 club forum during his unboxing to get perspective and scale. Other than that mostly general thoughts. Many of my past job opportunities involved reverse engineering or work flow analysis so solving problems is a goofy fun job for me. I don't have any criticism for any of the other mod makers since they are simply trying to offer something that they think people will like. Like myself, if you don't like my creation, rendition, or process you are free to not buy it. Yes some are better than others but there are many people that are more satisfied simply buying a solution (enjoying Life) rather then sitting in the basement painting or LEDing toys. They like them they simply have better things to do which I respect. I laid off of creating mods some 8 years ago as my kids and work (supporting them) was my hobby of interest. Now, I have free time to create again and rather enjoy it. Anyone creating or supporting this unique hobby is ok by me. Thanks again for your interest!

#23 2 years ago

Yelo. Are you making the Batmobile and boat platform for sale?

Awesome job on everything

#24 2 years ago

Really great work. Love the man hole cover!

#25 2 years ago

Speaker panel mods and magnet cover are mandatory Please post when they are available.

#26 2 years ago

Bravo!

#27 2 years ago
Quoted from iceman44:

Yelo. Are you making the Batmobile and boat platform for sale?
Awesome job on everything

Yes the custom platform with pin striping as shown will be available in 2 weeks possibly sooner depending on how fast my wife can paint! Lol The Sewer Magnet protectors will more than likely be ready this week early and the illuminated speaker kits are on track to be available in 2 weeks for ship. Thanks again to all for your interest, I will update as things are available. I personally hate to sell anything or take sales until items are ready to ship. Managing expectations so to speak. We thank everyone for their interest and hope some of these updates inspire you to detail your own game to your personal vision.

The Mod Couple

#28 2 years ago

i just wanted to chime in and let fellow pinsiders know that I've met Yelobird in person (He bought my bm66le) and he's NOT some whacko making crap mods. Yelobird is a good guy with access to some high end equipment so he can definitely make some high quality mods. Nice work YBird.

#29 2 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

i just wanted to chime in and let fellow pinsiders know that I've met Yelobird in person (He bought my bm66le) and he's NOT some whacko making crap mods. Yelobird is a good guy with access to some high end equipment so he can definitely make some high quality mods. Nice work YBird.

No thank You kklank for a great deal on a pin so well cared for it looked new in the box. Without it this post and reliving my Batman childhood would not be possible! Other than TBL this to me is a Dream title wish. If only I could write code.... There must be an app for that!

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from kklank:

i just wanted to chime in and let fellow pinsiders know that I've met Yelobird in person (He bought my bm66le) and he's NOT some whacko making crap mods. Yelobird is a good guy with access to some high end equipment so he can definitely make some high quality mods. Nice work YBird.

Well said, but it's is clear from this thread yelobird and his wife take pride in the stuff they put there names too unlike a lot of the mod hacks that have popped up on Pinside over the last couple years.

Like i said a couple of posts above it's great to see another mod maker putting some genuine thought into mod/s and not just 3D printing a tonne of clutter for the playfield or sticking an LED in any random piece of crap.

These mods are already looking very high end, well thought out/developed and made with quality clearly a top priority. I rarely buy mods but this thread is going to cost me money

#31 2 years ago

I tried to take the picture with the same amount of speaker panel in frame for comparison sake, nice work!

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#32 2 years ago

Quick question. When you dremel out the "griddles" do you need to make absolutely perfect cuts so when lit its looks smooth all around? Or will there be some kind of trim piece that goes around to hide any imperfections in the cuts? Thanks!

#33 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Yes the custom platform with pin striping as shown will be available in 2 weeks possibly sooner depending on how fast my wife can paint! Lol The Sewer Magnet protectors will more than likely be ready this week early and the illuminated speaker kits are on track to be available in 2 weeks for ship. Thanks again to all for your interest, I will update as things are available. I personally hate to sell anything or take sales until items are ready to ship. Managing expectations so to speak. We thank everyone for their interest and hope some of these updates inspire you to detail your own game to your personal vision.
The Mod Couple

Thanks, i'll be ready for all of the above!

#34 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Quick question. When you dremel out the "griddles" do you need to make absolutely perfect cuts so when lit its looks smooth all around? Or will there be some kind of trim piece that goes around to hide any imperfections in the cuts? Thanks!

For the Dremel, I used the simple 3/4" cut off disk. Go slow and after cut used the same disk to slightly blend it for a smoother (not sharp) edge. Yes, the illunination ring does pretty much hide that edge so not really that critical just don't want to cut a finger if possible. I personlly like the look without the griddle and the effort really wasn't all that hard. My guess is you could use a simple pair of side cutters to snip the small 1/8" legs if you didn't have a Dremel but it would leave a sharp edge which would need to be filed or sanded. Look at the first photo I presented which shows the speaker with the griddle still in and decide for yourself if that extra effort is worth your time. Note, you will be taking this plate out for the light kit install anyway so your call. You could finish the cut edge with a simple Sharpie marker as nobody will see it.

#35 2 years ago
Quoted from MattS:

I tried to take the picture with the same amount of speaker panel in frame for comparison sake, nice work!

Thanks you #MattS for this photo comparison!! Thanks to your input and a previous inquiry from #Thundergod76 I can see closer that Stern is using a Pem insert for their Bat mount that is less obvious. With this feedback we have decided to also include a "dot" decal mask to now hide the screw faces for a more seamless and less mechanical look. I will update as production continues. All products are on track as promised or ahead of schedule at this point. Thanks again for the feedback and interest.

#36 2 years ago

Are the speakers and Bat logo lit up in this photo? I'm just trying to see what it looks like lit and unlit. Thanks again!

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#37 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Are the speakers and Bat logo lit up in this photo? I'm just trying to see what it looks like lit and unlit. Thanks again!

No in these photos the kit is not lit. There is a photo of what the Bat logo looks like lit (Post #7 above) but the final complete illumination photos are still to come. I am still finalizing the dimming option for users to set their own personal effect. Should have those posted within a week and production is still on track for ship release on 10/7 as promised. I realize waiting is a pain but I am a firm believer in offering a product and accepting payment when it is Done, inspected, and ready to ship. I personally hate ordering a product only to wait weeks or longer for them to be created. I will have an confirmed update availability release on the Sewer Mag Protector and Batman logo mounting plate later today as those are well ahead of forecasted schedule. Thanks for your interest.

The Mod Couple

#38 2 years ago
Quoted from MattS:

I tried to take the picture with the same amount of speaker panel in frame for comparison sake, nice work!

I think @yelobirds speaker upgrades are actually better than Sterns SLE factory originals! @yelobirds bat emblem has a more defined shape and the finish and quality looks a step above the Stern.

I thought the speaker upgrades where great but seeing a side by side comparison makes them look even better f'in awesome work yelobird!

#39 2 years ago
Quoted from J85M:

I think @yelobirds speaker upgrades are actually better than Sterns SLE factory originals! @yelobirds bat emblem has a more defined shape and the finish and quality looks a step above the Stern.
I thought the speaker upgrades where great but seeing a side by side comparison makes them look even better f'in awesome work yelobird!

Thank you kindly for the compliment! Feedback from others (which is why I presented this 2 weeks early) helps refine the product even better. In fact, now that #MattS posted that SLE photo I now need to add one additional missing detail that I think looks nice. The painted speaker center cone. Like that small but refined detail. I will do a minor write up on the how to (paint, brush, done, lol) and show the finished result for others to review. Thanks again!

#40 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Thank you kindly for the compliment! Feedback from others (which is why I presented this 2 weeks early) helps refine the product even better. In fact, now that #MattS posted that SLE photo I now need to add one additional missing detail that I think looks nice. The painted speaker center cone. Like that small but refined detail. I will do a minor write up on the how to (paint, brush, done, lol) and show the finished result for others to review. Thanks again!

No problem
Let me know if you need any other pics.

#41 2 years ago
Quoted from MattS:

No problem
Let me know if you need any other pics.

Any chance you could post up pics of the SLE pinstriping? Would love to be able to see how thick/thin the factory stuff is, I have a pinstriper locally who is going to paint up my armour and clear over the top, some decent reference shots for him would be great. Apolgies for asking in your thread yelobird, hope you don't mind, also curious for another comparison factory vs yours, see which looks better in the pinstriping category

#42 2 years ago

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#43 2 years ago

Update. Always positive in production we are ahead of schedule. The Sewer Mag Protector is now available and packaged to ship starting today! You can PM me direct if you wish though it would be best to use direct checkout via our Pinside Market store under "The Mod Couple"! I will update on production status of the Speaker Illumination kits as well as the Toy mounting custom plate soon. All still on track as promised. Thank everyone for their interest.

Direct Link to "The Mod Couple" Pinside market store:
https://pinside.com/pinball/market/shops/1080-the-mod-couple/01265-batman-66-sewer-magnet-protector

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#44 2 years ago

Thank you for your orders. All are received, packed and shipping tomorrow. We appreciate your business and interest.

Thank you
The Mod Couple
Dave and Darcy

#45 2 years ago

Product update. Another positive in production we are ahead of schedule. The Batmobile/Boat Custom mount kit with pin strip is now available and packaged to ship starting today! Note and apology my original price estimate was off by 1.25 after Lexan purchase. Updated price is 25.25 plus shipping. You can PM me direct if you wish though it would be best to use direct checkout via our Pinside Market store under "The Mod Couple"! I will update on production status of the Speaker Illumination kits soon which are still on track as promised. Thank everyone for their interest.

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#46 2 years ago

All received orders for the Batmobile/Boat mounting kit have been prepared and shipped. Thank you all for your interest and orders. I should have updated progress photos of the Batman Illuninated speaker kits posted this weekend for everyone’s review. Still on track so far for deadline. They will definitely be done before the next code release!! Lol

Thanks again
The Mod Couple
Dave and Darcy

#47 2 years ago

Time for the update promised on the Batman 66 Speaker Illumination kit. The kits are in final assembly and test for safety. Still some additional writing to complete the installation guide but all is still on track for a Saturday (promised 2 weeks) completion ready to ship. At this time the bill of materials is done and the price is pretty close to my initial estimate within a few dollars and cents. Below are a few photos showing the illumination and pretty much final product installed on the Right speaker assembly. Few notes, I did (and do recommend for anyone that upgraded speakers) paint the center cone with simple silver paint to highlight that pretty big speaker Very similar to the Super LE example. The left speaker was left blank as a comparison (stock) and I am currently using that side for my tutorial and photos for the instructions. One note for review, remember as outlined above this is After I painted the speaker panel. Really looks nice and if you were going to follow my guide posted above Now would be a good time to do it since you are half way to full panel strip. Also, I made my light kit illumination adjustable so you can dim/brighten to taste. All and all I would Estimate this complete plug and play (no solder or alligator clips) install would take roughly 1-2 hours depending on your comfort level. On the plus side, you will notice (thanks to some great feedback) that the Bat screws now include gloss decals to hide the screw heads. Really improves the look and I thank the individuals that suggested it. If anyone has questions feel free to ask or PM. I hope this mod/upgrade is worthy of this wonderful title. May not play great now but it sure will Look Good! I will post up when price and availability are complete. Thanks for reading!!

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#48 2 years ago

Wow! Great quality work. No doubt.

#49 2 years ago

Looks great! I'm assuming you hand painted the center speaker cones? What kind of paint did you use? Also I have a PRE. Do you know if the stock Stern speakers have a similar cone which could be painted? I haven't disassembled mine yet. Thanks for any further info.

#50 2 years ago
Quoted from thundergod76:

Looks great! I'm assuming you hand painted the center speaker cones? What kind of paint did you use? Also I have a PRE. Do you know if the stock Stern speakers have a similar cone which could be painted? I haven't disassembled mine yet. Thanks for any further info.

As noted in my previous how to post, I upgraded my speakers to the Flipper Fidelity brand for more Bam-Pow and a similar but greater offering that the Super LE offer from Stern. Nothing much to paint in the Stern stock speaker cups. Regarding paint, simple silver paint for any type of plastic will work fine for this application. Even Testers model paint nothing fancy. I strongly recommend the speaker upgrade, easy to install and decent price at Pinball Life. Good Luck!!

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