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Elvira And The Party Monsters club-Monstrous!

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#1451 45 days ago

Restore is going pretty well. Cabinet and head are basically done. Haven't touched the playfield yet. I think my fix for the plastic below the backglass turned out amazing. Couldn't be happier.

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#1452 44 days ago

Completely digging the color on the speaker grill!!

#1453 44 days ago
Quoted from Enchantress:

Completely digging the color on the speaker grill!!

Thanks! I thought it was worth a try. I simply painted the panel behind the grill. Then reinstalled the grill. It mutes the color just right I think.

#1454 44 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Restore is going pretty well. Cabinet and head are basically done. Haven't touched the playfield yet. I think my fix for the plastic below the backglass turned out amazing. Couldn't be happier.
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Looks awesome! Another beautiful EATPM restoration brought to life! Can’t wait to see it finished!

#1455 44 days ago

I have been lurking in the back of the room for a while now. Hoping to one day be able to become a member of this club. Well, this past weekend it is official. I am in. My story seems much like those who love this table. Spent all my quarters playing it at the local arcade as a kid with only dreams of some day owning one. The one I picked up has been routed but in pretty good condition. I look forward to going through and cleaning it up and hopefully restoring it to a like new condition. Now that I have a few more quarters in my pocket

#1456 44 days ago

Scribbles, the trim/channel you referred to was the obsolete one we all are in search of? What did yours look like, if you snapped any pics? And what did you do to remedy it?

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#1457 44 days ago

Sorry I lunch boxed…… post 1427! How did you repair?

#1458 44 days ago
Quoted from Enchantress:

Sorry I lunch boxed…… post 1427! How did you repair?

So, all the damage on my piece was on the portion that faces towards the player, the front face i suppose you could say. Mine had some chunks missing out of it. The repair was super simple. All I did was buy a sheet of 1/16" thick black ABS plastic off of Amazon. I believe it was about 12" x 36" and cost around $20. I then measured the original channel face dimensions and cut a piece of the ABS the same size. Lastly, I roughed up the face of the original plastic and glued the new piece of ABS on it. I used clear silicone as an adhesive. A plastic bonding epoxy would work also. Just be sure to have plenty of clamps or clothespins or something on hand to hold the 2 parts together while they cure. 1/8" ABS is too thick, make sure to use 1/16". Worked wonderfully for me.

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#1459 42 days ago

Joined the club today!
Anyone do the GI OCD treatment on this? Sounds like it’s tricky on System 11. The LEDOCD sounds easy enough but the GI sounds like a different story. Any tips?

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#1460 30 days ago

Cab is back together. Playfield swap is proving to be a bit tedious but coming along nicely.

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#1461 30 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

So, all the damage on my piece was on the portion that faces towards the player, the front face i suppose you could say. Mine had some chunks missing out of it. The repair was super simple. All I did was buy a sheet of 1/16" thick black ABS plastic off of Amazon. I believe it was about 12" x 36" and cost around $20. I then measured the original channel face dimensions and cut a piece of the ABS the same size. Lastly, I roughed up the face of the original plastic and glued the new piece of ABS on it. I used clear silicone as an adhesive. A plastic bonding epoxy would work also. Just be sure to have plenty of clamps or clothespins or something on hand to hold the 2 parts together while they cure. 1/8" ABS is too thick, make sure to use 1/16". Worked wonderfully for me.
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Killer job!! Pin is coming along nicely. I’m currently still in the tear down phase on mine. I’ll definitely be referring back to your posted pix. Cheers

#1462 30 days ago
Quoted from Enchantress:

Killer job!! Pin is coming along nicely. I’m currently still in the tear down phase on mine. I’ll definitely be referring back to your posted pix. Cheers

Thanks! If you're doing a playfield swap using a CPR playfield, fair warning, the dimples on the back of the playfield aren't even close to correct. I'm having to hand fit every mech and board mounting hole. I did a cyclone swap a while back and it was pretty close to accurate. This one is waaaaay off. If you need any more pics, I have tons of them in my tablet for reference.

#1463 30 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Thanks! If you're doing a playfield swap using a CPR playfield, fair warning, the dimples on the back of the playfield aren't even close to correct. I'm having to hand fit every mech and board mounting hole. I did a cyclone swap a while back and it was pretty close to accurate. This one is waaaaay off. If you need any more pics, I have tons of them in my tablet for reference.

How is the topside? Does it need a ton of drilling,too?

#1464 30 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Cab is back together. Playfield swap is proving to be a bit tedious but coming along nicely.
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Gonna be a killer pin when it’s done. I love the colors on the EATPM playfield. Something to be proud of for sure. Someday I’ll attempt a full restore with a new playfield. Right now I’m adding RadCals to my TOTAN and FT. ToTAN has a CPR playfield and FT has a restored playfield with a new clear coat. Your EATPM should be awesome!

#1465 29 days ago
Quoted from guitarded:

How is the topside? Does it need a ton of drilling,too?

I havnt messed with the topside too much, but from what I have done, it seems fine. The major holes are pretty dead on. And CPR does have a disclaimer on their site about dimple locations not being 100%. But man these are way off. Not complaining as I'd hand fit them anyway, just a warning to anyone who may be attempting their first playfield swap.

#1466 29 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I havnt messed with the topside too much, but from what I have done, it seems fine. The major holes are pretty dead on. And CPR does have a disclaimer on their site about dimple locations not being 100%. But man these are way off. Not complaining as I'd hand fit them anyway, just a warning to anyone who may be attempting their first playfield swap.

The only place I found weirdness on the CPR topside holes was around the Barbecue targets. Everything else was quite good.

Underside I had to do paper transfers nearly everywhere.

#1467 29 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

The only place I found weirdness on the CPR topside holes was around the Barbecue targets. Everything else was quite good.
Underside I had to do paper transfers nearly everywhere.

I read your entire restoration thread before starting mine. Well done sir!! Very well done.

#1468 29 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

Gonna be a killer pin when it’s done. I love the colors on the EATPM playfield. Something to be proud of for sure. Someday I’ll attempt a full restore with a new playfield. Right now I’m adding RadCals to my TOTAN and FT. ToTAN has a CPR playfield and FT has a restored playfield with a new clear coat. Your EATPM should be awesome!

I may try some Rad Cals on my BSD this fall. I hear great things about them.

#1469 29 days ago

On location in Brooklyn. Young Ethel's

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#1470 29 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

I read your entire restoration thread before starting mine. Well done sir!! Very well done.

Thank you! It's a shame some of the pictures got replaced with completely random ones during the big crash of 2021.

#1471 26 days ago

Question- is this cover supposed to be cut out the same on both sides? It looks like someone made the one side bigger, so I want to make sure I cut the new one correctly.

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#1472 26 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Question- is this cover supposed to be cut out the same on both sides? It looks like someone made the one side bigger, so I want to make sure I cut the new one correctly.
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Left side looking at it is definitely cut out larger on my factory one. Maybe to clear ramp entrance? Hard to tell from my pics though.

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#1473 26 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Question- is this cover supposed to be cut out the same on both sides? It looks like someone made the one side bigger, so I want to make sure I cut the new one correctly.
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Also, The left is larger to clear flip up target mech in my opinion. Every EATPM I’ve seen looking from straight on seem like the right side of this cover is crooked when mounted, Like the right mounting point should be lower. So from left to right the cover seems to be going up hill, has nothing to do with cutouts.

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#1474 25 days ago
Quoted from Jrotten:

Also, The left is larger to clear flip up target mech in my opinion. Every EATPM I’ve seen looking from straight on seem like the right side of this cover is crooked when mounted, Like the right mounting point should be lower. So from left to right the cover seems to be going up hill, has nothing to do with cutouts.
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Thank you, these pictures are helpful! I will eyeball it and send one back to the donor for test fitting, and we can go from there. These pics will help me at least get it close to start.

#1475 25 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

Thank you, these pictures are helpful! I will eyeball it and send one back to the donor for test fitting, and we can go from there. These pics will help me at least get it close to start.

I'm sure if you can make these there will be people who would want to buy them, including me. Nice job!

#1476 25 days ago
Quoted from Jrotten:

Also, The left is larger to clear flip up target mech in my opinion. Every EATPM I’ve seen looking from straight on seem like the right side of this cover is crooked when mounted, Like the right mounting point should be lower. So from left to right the cover seems to be going up hill, has nothing to do with cutouts.
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That cover definitely should not be crooked from left to right. I'm restoring mine now and it was straight at teardown, straight at rebuild. It looks like maybe your post spacer at rear right is too tall, or screwed down in the wrong spot. It's a very tricky tight squeeze back there.

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#1477 25 days ago

Here's some progress pics plus the one above. Pretty much done.

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#1478 25 days ago
Quoted from tiltmonster:

I'm sure if you can make these there will be people who would want to buy them, including me. Nice job!

That is the plan! These will be available for a reasonable price shortly...thanks to everyones photos, I think I can get these done accurately now.

#1479 25 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

That cover definitely should not be crooked from left to right. I'm restoring mine now and it was straight at teardown, straight at rebuild. It looks like maybe your post spacer at rear right is too tall, or screwed down in the wrong spot. It's a very tricky tight squeeze back there.
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Mine looks pretty straight too. Mine is restored, not original, so I suppose it could have been adjusted. I removed mine to install an MRS switch on the Monster Slide ramp entrance. As you can see from the pic, there is no micro (cherry) switch there anymore. The cover was a bit tricky to put back.

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#1480 25 days ago

DONE!! She's ready to party again!

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#1481 25 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

DONE!! She's ready to party again!
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Wow! That looks amazing. I’d love to have one of these someday!

#1482 24 days ago

I think I have the cuts figured out properly now. Just have to make up a final mold and start working them in with the ramps when I run them

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#1483 24 days ago

you have done a wonderful thing

#1484 24 days ago

Looks amazing! Who did the powder coating? I'm going to try to get a similar color when I do mine.

Quoted from Scribbles:

DONE!! She's ready to party again!
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#1485 24 days ago
Quoted from silen7ce:

Looks amazing! Who did the powder coating? I'm going to try to get a similar color when I do mine.

Thanks! I had it done at a local shop about 15 miles from my home. I'm lucky to have a variety of powder shops in my area.

#1486 24 days ago

Damn!

Nice job Scribbles. Now that you worked all the kinks out...When can I send you mine?

#1487 24 days ago

Scribbles, start to finish how long did she take you? Or maybe I don’t want to know, mine is creeping along..

#1488 24 days ago
Quoted from guitarded:

Damn!
Nice job Scribbles. Now that you worked all the kinks out...When can I send you mine?

Bring it on bud!! I'm ready to do another!

Quoted from Enchantress:

Scribbles, start to finish how long did she take you? Or maybe I don’t want to know, mine is creeping along..

I worked from about 6pm to midnight most days. Some weekends I squeezed in a bit more work, some weekends I didn't touch it and partied with the family. I did take some days off here and there. Overall it took about a month. Give or take a few days. I should say I did NOT go to the lengths some perfectionist go to. But I did get pretty thorough. All mechs were taken apart and cleaned, boards cleaned, harness was molexed, new screws/bolts in most places, etc.. Lots of new parts sped up the process.

#1489 24 days ago

If anyone is getting ready to do a total restoration, I’ve got a CPR playfield which is gold level from the final screen printed run they ever did and looks awesome so if you need this, let me know!

#1490 23 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

DONE!! She's ready to party again!
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Man that Elvira goods great. Where did you get pinball cards from?

#1491 23 days ago
Quoted from pyrotech:Man that Elvira goods great. Where did you get pinball cards from?

Thank you. I downloaded the files from the apron card thread here, then emailed them to Fedex/kinkos with dimensions. They printed them up on thick glossy card stock for about 6 or 7 bucks.

#1492 23 days ago
Quoted from Scribbles:

Here's some progress pics plus the one above. Pretty much done.
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I think I can see my reflection on your playfield through my monitor, beautiful work!

#1493 22 days ago

That's a great restore! Very pretty. I love that game so much.

#1494 17 days ago

I finally had a really solid game on EATPM with 2 multiball jackpots and a 3M bonus. Cracked the top 20! Most of my games are 45 seconds long with 2 balls lost almost immediately. Elvira is a punishing lady on this deck.

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#1495 6 days ago

I replaced my Monster Slide ramp-entry gate switch with an MRS from M&M Creations, Sonic and blubboman . Highly recommended! It solved a couple gameplay issues that I was having with my ramp and it also opens up the ramp and leaves it looking so much cleaner.

After I installed ramp protectors, my old ramp-entry switch was out of adjustment didn't always work. I tried a couple times to adjust it better, but never had much luck. Not a huge deal since it doesn't affect gameplay, but I did miss out on some sound effects and flashers. But my big issue was that the ball would sometimes get hung up in the gate wireform/cover, ricochet back, and roll back down the ramp. MRS solves both of those problems, and it looks better too!

#1496 6 days ago
Quoted from RandyW:

Does anyone have a restorable playfield for sale? I'd like to send one to kruzman, but don't want to send mine... as I am enjoying playing it
Also, is anyone selling a good quality set of replacement decals for targets and such? I want to make her brand new again... Actually, better than new.

Does he do restoration and artwork touch ups? I thought he just did clearcoats.

#1497 6 days ago
Quoted from NorCalRealtor:

Does he do restoration and artwork touch ups? I thought he just did clearcoats.

Kruzman told me last week he no longer clear coats or works on used playfields. Only new ones or New old Stock.

#1498 6 days ago
Quoted from kyle5574:

I replaced my Monster Slide ramp-entry gate switch with an MRS from M&M Creations, Sonic and blubboman . Highly recommended! It solved a couple gameplay issues that I was having with my ramp and it also opens up the ramp and leaves it looking so much cleaner.
After I installed ramp protectors, my old ramp-entry switch was out of adjustment didn't always work. I tried a couple times to adjust it better, but never had much luck. Not a huge deal since it doesn't affect gameplay, but I did miss out on some sound effects and flashers. But my big issue was that the ball would sometimes get hung up in the gate wireform/cover, ricochet back, and roll back down the ramp. MRS solves both of those problems, and it looks better too!

Thanks for this excellent video Kyle!

Matt & Dan
M&M Creations

#1499 4 days ago
Quoted from kyle5574:

I replaced my Monster Slide ramp-entry gate switch with an MRS from M&M Creations, Sonic and blubboman . Highly recommended! It solved a couple gameplay issues that I was having with my ramp and it also opens up the ramp and leaves it looking so much cleaner.
After I installed ramp protectors, my old ramp-entry switch was out of adjustment didn't always work. I tried a couple times to adjust it better, but never had much luck. Not a huge deal since it doesn't affect gameplay, but I did miss out on some sound effects and flashers. But my big issue was that the ball would sometimes get hung up in the gate wireform/cover, ricochet back, and roll back down the ramp. MRS solves both of those problems, and it looks better too!

So tempting, great video! Thanks!

#1500 4 days ago
Quoted from kyle5574:

I replaced my Monster Slide ramp-entry gate switch with an MRS from M&M Creations

I did the same, it’s a fantastic option! I’ve installed MRS in place of micro switches on a few pins and they are an excellent alternative! Awesome product for tricky switches.

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