Evel Knievel restore new NOS playfield


By tatman9999

2 weeks ago


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    #1 14 days ago

    Evel Knievel restore has started. Plans are to restore and clear coat playfield. Restore and clear cabinet. All new switches and targets, new drop targets. Rebuild all coils. May do a overlay but am going to try touch up first and then clear coat. Playfield is not to bad. Got all the Mylar up all ready.

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    #2 14 days ago

    Another one of your threads I'll be following! Love Evel!

    #3 13 days ago

    I just got those same drop targets in the mail today. Where did you get the new caps that you show in picture # 1?

    #4 13 days ago
    Quoted from bbhenry2000:

    I just got those same drop targets in the mail today. Where did you get the new caps that you show in picture # 1?

    Sent you a PM

    #5 13 days ago

    Thank you

    #6 12 days ago

    Part are starting to show up.

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    #7 12 days ago

    Got play field stripped down.

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    #8 10 days ago

    Sanded playfield down. Clear coated the playfield. Applied the decal. Couple inserts are off a little. Will need to clear it then do some touch ups.

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    #9 10 days ago

    Couldn't help but notice the "ER" that is on Evel's belt buckle on the original playfield. Could it be the initials of the previous owner?

    #10 10 days ago
    Quoted from thundergod76:

    Couldn't help but notice the "ER" that is on Evel's belt buckle on the original playfield. Could it be the initials of the previous owner?

    Not sure but good find. I see the overlay has EK. The old playfield was touched up all over with Mylar over it.

    #11 9 days ago

    All right another tatman restore!
    Favorited!

    #12 9 days ago

    What does the inside of the coin door look like?

    #13 9 days ago

    Wood side rails painted blue. Apron stripped and painted white then cleared.

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    #14 9 days ago

    New MPU board came in today. Ordered 2 of them one for the KISS I am restoring also. Also got the Alltec LEd boards

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    #15 8 days ago

    Apron is done.

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    #16 8 days ago

    Looking great so far!

    #17 7 days ago

    Well thing have changed with Evel Knievel restore. I found a new NOS playfield. So now I am doing a playfield swap. I will be clear coating it first.

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    #18 7 days ago

    Little bright pic of it. Would of liked a CPR playfield but not many out there. I like the whites to be bright white.

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    #19 6 days ago

    Worked on the cabinet a little today. Clear coated it. Will sand tomorrow and touch up some of the over spray and spots I missed.

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    #20 6 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    Worked on the cabinet a little today. Clear coated it. Will sand tomorrow and touch up some of the over spray and spots I missed.

    Did you clear over the original cabinet?

    Any particular cleanup/prep you did before spraying?

    I have an EK to do, with a new CPR. One day.

    rd

    #21 6 days ago
    Quoted from rotordave:

    Did you clear over the original cabinet?
    Any particular cleanup/prep you did before spraying?
    I have an EK to do, with a new CPR. One day.
    rd

    cabinet was pretty nice. I cleaned it bonded small marks. I masked it off and sprayed the white. I used auto clear and cleared it to lock in the colors. I will mask off red and blues and spray them next. then I will clear again. Wish I could find a CPR playfield. I have a NOS new playfield that I plan to clear. I just like the whites better on the CPR.

    #22 6 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    I just like the whites better on the CPR.

    Yeah, the new CPR looks stunning compared to the 40 year old POS that is currently in my EK ...

    rd

    #23 5 days ago

    Doing a EK now,Pinball Pimp cab decals are second to none.CPR is doing Harlem Globetrotters these would look great next to each other

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    #24 5 days ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    Well thing have changed with Evel Knievel restore. I found a new NOS playfield. So now I am doing a playfield swap. I will be clear coating it first.

    What are your plans for the overlay now? I may be interested if you want to part with it.

    #25 4 days ago
    Quoted from bbhenry2000:

    What are your plans for the overlay now? I may be interested if you want to part with it.

    The overlay did not line up on some of the inserts.

    #26 4 days ago

    Worked on the cabinet a little today. Touch up and clear

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    #27 4 days ago

    Are you standing between coats of clear on the cabinet? Looks amazing.

    #28 3 days ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Are you standing between coats of clear on the cabinet? Looks amazing.

    Yes I am sanding between coats. Thanks

    #29 3 days ago

    Cabinet has last coat. Will wet sand and buff

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    #30 2 days ago

    Got legs on. New side rails. New lock down bar. All new Alltec boards installed.

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    #31 1 day ago

    NOS playfield is here and I clear coated it. Looks nice.

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    #32 1 day ago

    Oh, SHINEY!!
    Looks good.

    #33 1 day ago

    She's coming together beautifully!

    #34 1 day ago

    I have played EK.
    It always amazes me that when you see a playfield like this ( in the restoration threads) that it seems so much more colorful.
    Perhaps it is because when you are playing it you are more focused on the ball than the background.

    That is some really fine work and it will be an excellent example when it is finished.

    #35 1 day ago

    What red did you use for your cabinet? I don't know if it's just fade or what, but my red looks mixed with an orange or pink or something.it just looks like a goofy color. Also, I'm envious of the Playfield.

    #36 1 day ago

    Did you put any speckle color on the cab? I've heard some people say it should be silver speckle and others say gold speckle.

    My EK cab was repainted (poorly) by the previous owner and I want to redo it with pinball pimp stencils but I wasn't sure what color speckle to use or maybe just not speckle it at all.

    #37 1 day ago

    Looking good !!!

    #38 1 day ago
    Quoted from docquest:

    Did you put any speckle color on the cab? I've heard some people say it should be silver speckle and others say gold speckle.
    My EK cab was repainted (poorly) by the previous owner and I want to redo it with pinball pimp stencils but I wasn't sure what color speckle to use or maybe just not speckle it at all.

    There is no speckle on mine. I think only the EM Evel Knievel had silver speckles. Mine was poorly touched up. I just touched it up better and cleared it.

    #39 1 day ago
    Quoted from bbhenry2000:

    What red did you use for your cabinet? I don't know if it's just fade or what, but my red looks mixed with an orange or pink or something.it just looks like a goofy color. Also, I'm envious of the Playfield.

    Pin is at my work. I will check the color of the red tomorrow.

    #40 14 hours ago

    The SS version restored I did last year with my awesome stencils had Gold speckles.

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    #41 13 hours ago
    Quoted from PinballPimp:

    The SS version restored I did last year with my awesome stencils had Gold speckles.

    About ready to order up a set of said stinsils this week! Now that I finally got cab tore down on EK I am doing full restoration on. Can’t wait!

    #42 13 hours ago
    Quoted from tatman9999:

    Little bright pic of it. Would of liked a CPR playfield but not many out there. I like the whites to be bright white.

    ??CPR over NOS? The blues on the CPR stuff are off, I'm sure you could have found someone to swap a NOS for a CPR for sure but I don't know why you would.

    #43 3 hours ago

    Got playfield together. Have a few switch adjustments to do. Waiting on a new plastic set that I found. All new light sockets and ground wire.waiting on one spinner also.

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    #44 2 hours ago
    Quoted from paintpins:

    ??CPR over NOS? The blues on the CPR stuff are off, I'm sure you could have found someone to swap a NOS for a CPR for sure but I don't know why you would.

    I could not find a CPR playfield.

    #45 2 hours ago

    You are making amazing progress. Nice work! Game is going to be beautiful

    #46 1 hour ago
    Quoted from mschonbrun:

    You are making amazing progress. Nice work! Game is going to be beautiful

    Thanks. Few more things and it will be done. Fire power will be next.

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