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(Topic ID: 266813)

Firepower II rebuild


By matirwin

6 months ago



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  • Latest reply 5 months ago by Gorgar666
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#1 6 months ago

With all the extra time at home I decided to take the Firepower II playfield and related parts I had and make a full game out of it. I bought the playfield in 2016 with the intent to gut it for the custom machine the kids and I were making (see https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/legend-of-camelot) Once I got it I felt bad doing it and it has sat for the last 4+ years. Over the last few years I had started to acquire parts for it and now was a good a time as any to start. I just need to take this....

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And make it a game again.

#2 6 months ago

The playfield was not the greatest but seemed salvageable.
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I also had miscellaneous other parts.
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First order was to build the cabinet. (based the plans on my Pharaoh Cabinet)

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#3 6 months ago

Once that was sorted it was time to start to put it together.
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#4 6 months ago

Next up was to clean then touch up the playfield (not my strong talent) as well as put new rubbers on and LED's.

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#5 6 months ago

Next up was the side art. Not having a stencil I grabbed the drawings from ipdb. moved them to Gimp and changed the perspective to make a template I could use to tape out all the graphics.

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I did take some liberties with paint color (I used what I had on hand) and switching the color of the red and yellow in a couple of instances based on what I liked better. Overall I am happy with the result.

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I still have more to do (Rebuild the flippers, put a cover over the power supply) but the game is coming together.

#6 6 months ago
Quoted from matirwin:

The playfield was not the greatest but seemed salvageable.
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I also had miscellaneous other parts.
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First order was to build the cabinet. (based the plans on my Pharaoh Cabinet)
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What material did you use for the cabinet?

#7 6 months ago
Quoted from bluespin:

What material did you use for the cabinet?

3/4" inch cabinet grade plywood for the bottom cabinet , as well as the back box. Then I used 1/2" for the bottom of the cabinet and the back of the backbox.

#8 6 months ago

Great job. Looks awesome.

#9 6 months ago

Here is a closer shot of the touched up playfield. Not the greatest job but much better than I started with. I may do a bit more to it but at least its presentable now.

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#10 5 months ago

Did you keep the original connectors terminals?

#11 5 months ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

Did you keep the original connectors terminals?

I did not replace any of the connectors.

#12 5 months ago

I guess if there is no problems. Why should you.....

#13 5 months ago
Quoted from Gorgar666:

I guess if there is no problems. Why should you.....

I had to buy all new boards since i did not have any to start with. So all the connectors on the boards were new. I was hoping the connectors on the wires would be ok since the boards were new. We shall see if I made a mistake.

#14 5 months ago

Looking good.

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