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bttf teardown/shop out time estimate


By maddog14

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

For people that have done it, What is a realistic time estimate to tear down playfield, clean, clean all plstic and ramps. re rubber etc?

Thanks

#2 2 years ago

A full top and bottom tear down and shop out probably takes me 20ish hours. Depending on game, condition and about a million other factors. That's actual working time. Not time looking up parts, looking at pics, reading the manual, scratching my head or reading pinside.

#3 2 years ago

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#4 2 years ago

It took me around 25 hours to do my BTTF and I didn't tumble anything. It was also my first strip-everything-off-cleaning of a pinball so I had a small learning curve. Most of the time I'll work a machine in sections due to space constraints. So I was being extra careful with labeling and pictures so everything could go back fairly quickly and easily. I also spent almost 2 hours just cleaning the Mylar to raw pf seem as it had a lot of dirt and grime.

I was also cleaning the inside cab, head, and exterior.

Also I was working it 1-2 hours at a time. Typically after 10 pm when I'm nowhere near as efficient.

#5 2 years ago

And the machine hadn't been touched in over a decade. These were the batteries in it. Stamped for 2008 replacement

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#6 2 years ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

And the machine hadn't been touched in over a decade. These were the batteries in it. Stamped for 2008 replacement

That those batteries hadn't leaked is a borderline miracle........

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

That those batteries hadn't leaked is a borderline miracle........

I threw out every battery I owned and moved everything to Duracell based on this 1 experience.

#8 2 years ago

At least 20 hours. BTTF isn't complicated to teardown, but fiddly in some places:

Some pictures over at my thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/roads-where-were-going-we-dont-need-roads-bttf-restoration

#9 2 years ago

BTTF is very easy but I cut all wires and put a molex connector on the upper left where all the cables from the ramp lead below the playfield. - Everyting else: Piece of cake.

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