Firepower Restoration (it has begun, back in action)

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Firepower Restoration (it has begun, back in action)


By beatmaster

3 years ago



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#68 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

This past weekend i took a closer at the cabinet back panel and the lower part was chipping off, damn press wood .
the rest is nice so i did a quick little fix and installed a larger piece so that way if it sits on something it will be stronger.
backbox and cabinet are loaded in the truck, going to the shop tomorrow for sanding.

Is that just bondo?

#74 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

and the backbox, now ready for putty and primer.

Wish I had a place to do all the messy stuff and painting.

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#80 1 year ago

That air brush should be cool. Got a sneak peak?

#82 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

well, i'm gonna let him do his thing.
with something like this in mind.

WAY cool.

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#94 1 year ago

Are you going to clear over the airbrushing?

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#98 1 year ago

They're good and dry. That was a smart move getting them done before you left for 2 weeks.

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#101 1 year ago

Can't wait to see the air brushing. I sent another shooter housing light up customer your way, I think for a red one for his Kiss LE. I hope you'll have time to fix him up.

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#109 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

Yes sir. funny thing i was gonna post tonight.
Back from my brother in law, gave him the cabinet and backbox last june, told him to take his time since i was very busy this past summer.
Summer is gone and fall is almost over, that means more free time for me.
So he explained to me what was his vision and what the final result should look like and man i can't wait.
Game should be back here within a month, including clear coat.
meanwhile, i will be working on the door, transfo, all the metal parts, etc..
so what i did tonight, i prepped the cabinet and backbox for airbrush.

Looks like a black mirror Bob. Airbrushing then more clear? Or is that a silly question.

#113 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

look just what showed up today, man this is gonna be sweet when installed, guess we'll know in a few months lol.
removed the film on one of the extra pieces, very nice and bright.

A new set? Nice.

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#119 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

so the sneak peek above was a quick mockup from my brother in law to give me an idea.
called him today to talk about it. then he said ''oh i'm already done with the black and white on the backbox, do you want me to send you some pictures?''
hell yeah!
omg! imagine with colours.

WOW!!!

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#124 1 year ago

Is the plating on the metal parts still there?

#128 1 year ago
Quoted from La_Porta:

That's a cool sand bucket thing you have there....must cut down on the hours it takes me to hand sand everything!

It's called a tumbler and yes they work great.

#130 1 year ago

Yes they have them there, go to their web site.

#134 1 year ago

I take it you media blasted the bigger pieces.

#140 1 year ago

That looks like a million bucks. Now for the fold down coin chute. Maybe get that chromed?

#143 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

i already painted that part.

I'll have to see it before I pass judgement.

#148 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

there you go, some progress tonight.

Hmmmmmm. that looks great, you have my approval.

#171 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

this week.
a few metal parts, let's start with the door frame and the glass channel support in the back.
here's a before pic.

Oh boy.....everyone get your sun glasses out, the beat-be-buffin.

#191 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

next part... this mutherfucker.... oh man won't be easy.

I'll believe that one when I see it.

#193 1 year ago

The rust pitting looks really deep and getting into those tight corners is gonna be crazy nuts.

#196 1 year ago
Quoted from Robotworkshop:

Can you find someone in the area with a bead/media blaster? That part may be best if you can get the rust off that way.

Exactly but you'll still have to sand the hell out of it to get the rest of the metal down to the level of the pits and then sand it all to get everything down to the bottom of the pits. I just wonder if it will work with that much metal taken off. Bobs about to find out.

#198 1 year ago

It's gonna be a real test of you skills Bob.

#205 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

funny thing is i saw it on pinball life. i have to place an order soon.
i know the receiver won't be perfect but that would be around $150 cnd for something we don't see very much but i like the idea of something new.
i think i prefer putting the money on something like a chrome lockdown bar or something similar.
what do you guys think?

I think you should clean it up the best you can then prime and paint THEN put this on top, Titan Lockbar Receiver Finisher. I have one on my Jackbot and it looks great and it's tough too so you won't have to worry about taking the paint of the top of the receiver. If I were you I'd round over all the sharp edges so the paint lays nice over them. You would probably have to send them a picture of your receiver to make sure they have one of that design.

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#216 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

finally, good news. made a phone call about the airbrush on the cabinet and backbox.
i'm supposed to have pictures of the progress tomorrow (crossing fingers). can't wait!

I gotta see um.

#218 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

Lockdown Bar Receiver = done.
99.9% of the rust is gone. new brass screws (polished).
buffing on the visible top part only, since one side is against the cab and we don't really see the other side.
Still few dents (too deep) but much much better, very happy with the result.

Super job as usual Bob. Are you going to put some clear on the side facing the wood to protect from rusting again?

#223 1 year ago

Oh man that bb is looking soooooo good.

#228 1 year ago

Eastwood has some filler that will stand up to the oven temp for powder coating, I bought some years ago but never used it.

#236 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

lockdown bar = done (about 4 hours from start to finish).

Who needs chrome with that kind of result. I'll send you mine so you can do it to it.

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#279 1 year ago

I ALWAYS look forward to seeing what's been done.

#281 1 year ago

First, you already have enough space ships on the game.

#283 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

yeah but that'd be the only one inside the cab lol.
i kind of like the second one

That's what I think of your second one.

#296 1 year ago
Quoted from aztarac:

Spelling alert! Second instruction line - should read "Flashing" not "Flasing" and "locking up" not "lockind"

Hey that's how they spell those words n Canada.

#299 1 year ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

how can we spell, can't even fuckin' read, lol.

Oh don't be so hard on yourself, mistakes happen.

#302 1 year ago

What kind of art you thinkin about for that wood board or are ya gonna light it up?

#307 1 year ago
Quoted from RobertWinter:

You should consider scanning that cabinet when it's done and making decals available!

and don't forget the bb. But I bet "you know who" would put a stop to that REAL quick.

#309 1 year ago
Quoted from dzorbas:

So is the issue that you are making graphics available? Or is the issue that you would try to sell them? If Bob were to scan them and offer them up for free (not saying that he should do that) would PP have any issue with that? I always thought it was only if you tried to profit from it that they would come after you with cease and desist orders.
I created some drop target sticker for Black Knight based on the image on the backglass. I posted those up in the BK club for free. I can't imagine that I'm going to catch any heat for something like that...

I "think" they may come down on him for that too.

#314 12 months ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

tilt panel done, nice and shinny.

How about an inlay of el wire?

#316 12 months ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

don't know yet, since i don't know how everything will fit, i want to add an extra 12 volts splitter board on that panel.
but i do have something in mind.

I see. I wound up putting so many more 6.3v bulbs and strips on my Jackbot that I had to put an 8 outlet splitter board on and powered it with a 6v 2amp wall wart. The GI OCD board only has 2amp fuses in it and I kept popping a couple of them. I have a 12v AND a 6v splitter board in it now, gonna do the same with a couple older games like Space Shuttle and Space Station. It'll be interesting to see what you come up with.

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#348 10 months ago

To bad about the painting. Hope you use real wood for that panel and place the bulbs to highlight the art, maybe put some lights on to do that. Don't forget to do this to the back side.....only better.

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#350 10 months ago

Dang. Is there gonna be a star field on that too?

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#354 8 months ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

i have no power on the airbrush.

Maybe if ya plug it in it will have power. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

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#369 76 days ago

It keeps getting better and better Bob. Gonna be a show winner if you take it to a show.

#373 76 days ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

yeah but shows around here are not that great. imagine my space shuttle and firepower side by side.

Well you are kind of out in the boonies. Oh yeah I could look at those two all day they are that beautiful.

1 month later
#377 33 days ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

latest new, i should have the cabinet and backbox in my basement early next month.

Great, then you clear it right. Pictures before and after you clear it.

#379 33 days ago
Quoted from beatmaster:

i'm not the one who's gonna clear it, he will. if i don't like it, i will re clear everything, but i think it's gonna be fine.

I see.

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#381 22 days ago

Sooooo close. You got your shooter housing light up made yet?

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#386 1 day ago

WOW Bob, can't wait to see it buffed out.

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