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Capt. Fantastic rebuild begins


By timab2000

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Now that my Xenon rebuild is complete, it is now time to start on Capt. Fantastic. Here are some pictures of the game and the teardown.

Overall the game is not in too bad of shape and was playing before the teardown. I have not seen many posts of an actual rebuild of a Capt Fantastic start to finish, I'm sure there are some out there, but I thought I would try and we'll see how it goes.

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I started getting into the lower cabinet teardown today. The bottom had a sheet of plywood nailed to it to cover the hole that the actual bottom had in it. So that gets thrown in the burnpile and the actual bottom gets removed and will be replace due to the hole. The legs look ok but I am not sure if they are supposed to be painted or chrome, so if someone know please let me know. The rest all needs cleaned and shined up.

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#2 1 year ago
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#3 1 year ago

It must still be really cold in Iowa. Your not taking any breaks. I’m sure u will restore this to the same great condition as EK and Xenon.

#4 1 year ago

Flyer shows dark grey legs. That is what I got for mine from pbr.

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#5 1 year ago
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#6 1 year ago
Quoted from eagle18:

It must still be really cold in Iowa. Your not taking any breaks.

Yea still pretty cold here low teens to below 0. It's just sitting there waiting to be worked on so why wait.

Quoted from Multiball33:

Flyer shows dark grey legs.

I have an extra pair of legs that will get cleaned up and paint. Thanks for the info. We seem to have the same taste in games by looking at your picture.

#7 1 year ago

I'm also working on a CF restoration. Is this credit button switch missing a piece of fish paper where the button touches the switch?

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#8 1 year ago

Here's a couple pictures of Mine It starts the game just fine

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#9 1 year ago

I got the new bottom put into the lower cabinet.

Still need to do some sanding to clean up the inside and some bottom trim work but coming along

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There's also one bad corner on the game I'm going to try to pull that together and reglue it

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Fresh batch of Parts out of the tumbler today forgot to take a picture of before but they were nasty

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Also started working on some of the cabinet parts. Before....

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And after it's cleaned up

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#10 1 year ago

I had the trim back the edges that the old bottom fit into and then glued in new strips to get it to look right . Once I get everything filled in, belt sanded, and painted you'll never know

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#11 1 year ago

Thanks for the coin door pics. The cabinet work looks good!

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from tandem2:

Thanks for the coin door pics. The cabinet work looks good!

Your welcome. I hope they helped

#13 1 year ago

Well no turning back now

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Well that didn't take too long

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And now for side 2
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Side to done or at least stripped

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#14 1 year ago

Alright lower cabinet rough sanded and stripped

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#15 1 year ago

Nice work so far.
Any particular reason you left on the plastic pf glass channels?

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#16 1 year ago
Quoted from Timerider:

Nice work so far.
Any particular reason you left on the plastic pf glass channels?

No real reason.... other than I usually just tape them before paint, plus I hate pulling staples and have to try to staple them back.

#17 1 year ago

I'm back working on the game. Got really sick with some sort of creeping crud and hacking stuff up. Not sure what I caught, but was out for 2 weeks.

But I am finish sanding and taping off stuff before I spray the primer. Once I get the primer on I'll post some pics.

#18 1 year ago

Got the cabinet primed and sand it down ready for another coat of primer maybe tomorrow

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#19 1 year ago

1st coats of white laid down today

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#20 1 year ago

Back working on Captain Fantastic got the first red on the front completed.

Did make a slight screw up by not taping off the shooter Rod hole now I have to clean up the overspray inside. Dumb mistake

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#21 1 year ago

Left side sprayed with a red we'll see what it looks like when I peel it off

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#22 1 year ago

Looking good... Hope you like my stencils!

PIMP

#23 1 year ago

Yeah thanks they're awesome things are looking pretty good so far

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#24 1 year ago

Pinball pimp makes a pretty awesome product very happy with the results

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#25 1 year ago

Okay let all that dry and then I'll do the other side

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#26 1 year ago

don't be in a hurry and let the red dry for a few days... at least I do. I've never had the 1st color peel up on me ever and have restored 50-60 of these babies. Remember, it's not a race and you don't want to have to start all over!

#27 1 year ago

Agreed for sure. It's hard once you start seeing the color on you want to try to get as much done as you can but you got to wait.

Got plenty of other stuff to do like the coin door and this pile of stuff all needs gone through

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This is the part I'm going to be dreading

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#28 1 year ago

Nice work so far. That's a brave (risky?) support setup you've got there! A single bucket on a cinder block bungeed to a piano dolly - I would be very afraid of me or someone else bumping it and knocking it over. Why not use two sawhorses?

#29 1 year ago

Well the two saw horses I have I'm using for the Playfield and this is just what I've always use and it seems to work pretty well just got to be kind of careful.

I probably should invest in something a little bit more high-tech

#31 1 year ago

Well those look great in The Price is Right but it'd be nice if they had wheels on them so that you could roll it around

#32 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

This is the part I'm going to be dreading

Score reels...ugh

#33 1 year ago
Quoted from Skidave:

Score reels...ugh

Yeah that's probably going to be a chore to not really looking forward to it

#34 1 year ago

I'm back ready to spray the red on the right side of the cabinet getting the stencil lined up and all ready to go

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Stencil is laid down ready to be peeled back and exposed

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Okay peeled her back checking to make sure everything that needs to line up lines up good I'll mask off everything that doesn't get red and start spraying

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Sprayed we'll see what it looks like here in a little bit

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Looking pretty good so far

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Alright done not bad for an hour's worth of work

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#35 1 year ago

Let that dry for a few days and then on to the blue

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#36 1 year ago

Looks like you have really gotten the hang of stencil work since the Star Trek project - looks good!

#37 1 year ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

Looks like you have really gotten the hang of stencil work since the Star Trek project - looks good!

Thanks I sometimes wonder if anybody reads any of my posts especially going back that far but thanks for the comment yeah going good

#38 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Thanks I sometimes wonder if anybody reads any of my posts especially going back that far but thanks for the comment yeah going good

Watching and reading everything... great work so far!

Dave

#39 1 year ago
Quoted from Calipindave:

Watching and reading everything... great work so far!
Dave

Cool thank you for that

#40 1 year ago

Looking really good. Your becoming a master at Pimps stencils. More people watching than u think.

#41 1 year ago

Nice work so far. What is your plan for the gold(ish) splatter layer?

#42 1 year ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

Nice work so far. What is your plan for the gold(ish) splatter layer?

Well...I am not a big fan of the speckled finish. Plus, I really don't want to have to sand everything back down if I tried to do it, and did not like the way it looked. I know that some will not like that idea, and it will probably devalue the game if I choose to sell later, but I am ok with that.

#43 1 year ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Well...I am not a big fan of the speckled finish. Plus, I really don't want to have to sand everything back down if I tried to do it, and did not like the way it looked. I know that some will not like that idea, and it will probably devalue the game if I choose to sell later, but I am ok with that.

I doubt it will affect value. Condition, not faithful reproduction affects value the most. HEP changes stuff all the time on his rebuilds. It would be silly to do all this work and intentionally do something that you didn't like!

#44 1 year ago

Sure is a big difference once you get paint on it

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#45 1 year ago

Okay some disappointment today I sprayed the blue and it's darker than I wanted.

Unfortunately when you're using paint in a can you're limited to your color choice. The Rust-Oleum 2X paint that I am using only comes in a limited number of blue colors either too dark or too light.

I thought about using a different manufacturer of paint like Krylon but then you run into the problem of the paint reacting weird with the other paint so I guess I got what I got we'll see what it looks like when it's done.

Maybe when I get the coin door on and some of the trim it won't look so bad. If I could somehow do 43 years of fading on the paint in one day maybe it look better

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#46 1 year ago

Well the results still look great!

#47 1 year ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

Well the results still look great!

Thanks I appreciate it. The more I look at it, the more I'm starting to like it. Still kind of on the fence though.

#48 1 year ago

The red isn't a match to the faded red and neither is the white so don't think it matters. All three new colors looks good together.

#49 1 year ago

I like it better, looks more bold!

#50 1 year ago

Well thanks again for the encouragement I sure appreciate it.

I sprayed the black on the, whatever you call it, that the back box sits on. I'm sure there's some technical name for it.

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