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Capt. Fantastic rebuild begins


By timab2000

7 months ago



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#101 4 months ago

Had to take some time away from pinball to address the water getting into my basement, and then back to work on getting the relay board cleaned up and back in the game.

Cleaned all the wiring harnesses and relays best I could a lot better looking than it was when I started
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#102 4 months ago

Here's a pic of what it looked like before I started

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#103 4 months ago

Going to start working on the back box has some pretty good damage.

Also has some sort of funky brackets inside not sure what's up with that I think the thing got dropped at one point in time.
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#104 4 months ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Also has some sort of funky brackets inside not sure what's up with that

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#105 4 months ago

Made more progress on the back box got everything glued back up tight all the woodwork bad spots have been fixed and primed forgot to take pictures of repairs.
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Yes that's a fly he landed on it after it dried
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#106 4 months ago

He is ready to do the fly specking.

#107 4 months ago
Quoted from Ballypin:

He is ready to do the fly specking.

At least he wait until after it was dry

While the primer dries, I'm going to start cleaning the score reels

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#108 4 months ago

Pretty Dirty

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#109 4 months ago

Nice barn!!

#110 4 months ago

Thanks! It's actually the corn crib, but we have a barn too.

#111 4 months ago

Hey it almost looks like a pinball machine again

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#112 4 months ago

Today I'm working on getting the stencils painted on the back box
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First you got to peel the paper off the back once you get everything in position
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Then lay it down and use the plastic tool to smooth it down. Jeff at pinball pimp provides the plastic tool such awesome products
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Now that it's all laid down feel off the protective paper and expose the stencil
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You have to be careful not to pull the stencil left while peeling back the paper
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Done and done. Just got a mask everything off spray the red

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#113 4 months ago

Okay one side done with the red doesn't look too bad

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#114 4 months ago

Any idea how Bally did these stencils back in the 70s? The B and A in 'Bally' both have the 'floating area' inside those letters, and most cabinet art does not have those 'floating elements ' because they weren't possible with the metal stencils

#115 4 months ago

Wow! This is really fun to watch. Awesome job!

Thanks for taking the time to document the project with a great write-up and lots of picture. I'll have to find your other restoration thread(s).

#116 4 months ago

Okay both sides of the red are done

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#117 4 months ago
Quoted from tandem2:

Any idea how Bally did these stencils back in the 70s? The B and A in 'Bally' both have the 'floating area' inside those letters, and most cabinet art does not have those 'floating elements ' because they weren't possible with the metal stencils

Not really sure how they did it back then. Looks like the letters were attached to whatever they used for a stencil and then maybe painted over with the other colors. But the A and B maybe they used small pieces and just hand placed those. Would be cool to find out.
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#118 4 months ago
Quoted from shaundburch:

Wow! This is really fun to watch. Awesome job!
Thanks for taking the time to document the project with a great write-up and lots of picture. I'll have to find your other restoration thread(s).

Thanks for the encouragement I really appreciate it.

#119 4 months ago

I got the blue laid down on one side kind of forgot to take pictures along the way but will on the other side

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#120 4 months ago

If you haven't seen a pinball pimp stencil this is what they look like this one's for the second color of the blue.

You can see their small open square box cut out areas those areas line up with the first color stencil that have the x's on them.

When putting the second stencil down you have to make sure the X's lineup with the open Square boxes so that everything lines up

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#121 4 months ago

Getting ready to do the blue on the other side stencils lay down ready to go got a mass things off and then I'll spray it notice the Xs are lined up with a little boxes

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#122 4 months ago

Blues painted cabinets basically done
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Starting to look like a pinball machine again

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#123 4 months ago

It's alive... kind of, playfield comes next. I have to do a Playfield swap first
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#124 4 months ago

One of my favorite games. Looking great!

#125 4 months ago

Starting work on clearing out the play field for the swap

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#126 4 months ago

Playfield swap is moving along. I use blue painter's tape and wrap around anything that has screws so that I don't forget.

The drop Target assembly completely taken apart cleaned it all up and then reassembled
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#127 4 months ago

Just found this and am reading up....BTW your left torsion spring on your garage door is broken...
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Dont pull the emergency release with the door open until that gets replaced....replace them both, not just the broken one or you will be doing it again soon

#128 4 months ago

Hey thanks for pointing that out good eye I never even noticed it

I did actually have to open it when the power went out using the emergency release and that's one heavy freaking door

#129 4 months ago

Was able to get the Playfield wiring off the old Playfield got to switch out some of the hardware underneath and then put it on the new Playfield

You sure don't realize how dirty everything gets until you start tearing everything apart

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#130 4 months ago

Now boring work polishing all the screws
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That looks better

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#131 4 months ago

The transfer of the wiring harness is complete I just have to screw everything into place and keep cleaning as I go doesn't look like much progress but actually come quite far

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#132 4 months ago

Bottom side of Playfield is 90% done just got up put in the flippers pop bumpers slingshots, all that Hardware is in the tumbler getting cleaned up then I can flip it over and work on the top
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#133 4 months ago

Okay well I couldn't wait and see what the top side look like so I flipped it over looks pretty good

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#134 4 months ago

Pulled all of the flipper Parts pop bumper Parts out of the Tumblr this morning nice and cleaned up and shiny

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#135 4 months ago

I saw your using walnut shells in the tumbler, are you using Flitz or something else as well?

#136 4 months ago
Quoted from ReadyPO:

I saw your using walnut shells in the tumbler, are you using Flitz or something else as well?

Flitz

#137 4 months ago

Making more progress on play field still waiting on parts hopefully they'll be here Monday but this is what I got done so far

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#138 4 months ago

Well my parts came in late today so I'm open tomorrow to have the play field done back in the game and possibly up and running

#139 4 months ago

Dam nice looking if I may say so.

#140 4 months ago
Quoted from chad:

Dam nice looking if I may say so.

Yeah I told you I'd try to do a good job on it.

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#141 3 months ago

This CF is looking AWESOME!

Glad you liked my stencils!

PIMP!

#142 3 months ago
Quoted from PinballPimp:

This CF is looking AWESOME!
Glad you liked my stencils!
PIMP!

If I can get the thing playing right it that would be great

#143 3 months ago

Okay well it's been 3 months and I finally am 99% done with the game.

I think it probably took more hours to get it play correctly then it did refinish everything.

Got a lot of help from a lot of great people here on pinside so I'm very thankful for that.

The only thing the game needs is it back box door and one white post and some new scorecards which I'm going to order with some other stuff so it doesn't cost so much to ship other than that basically done here's some pictures.

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#144 3 months ago

Looks like it just came off the factory floor. Great job!

#145 3 months ago

Thanks I appreciate the kind words.

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#146 3 months ago

Well done! Love your restore/rebuild threads. Keep them coming!

#147 3 months ago

Managed to get a coat of white primer on it today.

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#148 3 months ago

What is this one?

#149 3 months ago
Quoted from phillyfan64:

What is this one?

Opps...posted the wrong picture on the wrong post. Sorry

1 month later
#150 57 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Had to take some time away from pinball to address the water getting into my basement, and then back to work on getting the relay board cleaned up and back in the game.
Cleaned all the wiring harnesses and relays best I could a lot better looking than it was when I started
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Getting ready to start on mine. Is it just about sitting down with alcohol and Q-tips?

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