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Funhouse!? Club... (Fans welcome)

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#3301 42 days ago

That makes sense. Thanks a bunch.

#3302 40 days ago

I might be alone in this but I got new pop bumper caps and they are clear but I don't like that I can see through them to the bulb. I wish there was a translucent version but they don't seem to make one that I can find. I experimented with painting the underside white on some old caps but it looks kind of cheesy. Anyone know where to find translucent ones or a trick to make them that way?

Also, anyone know where to find the stickers that go on top?

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#3303 40 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

I might be alone in this but I got new pop bumper caps and they are clear but I don't like that I can see through them to the bulb. I wish there was a translucent version but they don't seem to make one that I can find. I experimented with painting the underside white on some old caps but it looks kind of cheesy. Anyone know where to find translucent ones or a trick to make them that way?
Also, anyone know where to find the stickers that go on top?[quoted image][quoted image]

Get the translucent bodies:

http://pinball-mods.com/blogs/?p=772

And the disc lights from comet:

https://www.cometpinball.com/products/pop-bumper-discs

The look is very good and modern without being over the top.

Stickers come and go but pinball center usually has them:

https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/pinball-parts-by-game/funhouse/10129/bumper-decals-for-funhouse

Contact Zitt to get them ordered on his next bulk order.

#3304 40 days ago
Quoted from pinballinreno:

Get the translucent bodies:
http://pinball-mods.com/blogs/?p=772
And the disc lights from comet:
https://www.cometpinball.com/products/pop-bumper-discs
The look is very good and modern without being over the top.
Stickers come and go but pinball center usually has them:
https://www.pinball.center/en/shop/pinball-parts-by-game/funhouse/10129/bumper-decals-for-funhouse
Contact Zitt to get them ordered on his next bulk order.

Thanks for this.

I would say the caps from Pinball-mods are called "translucent" but they appear to be more "transparent". Maybe what I want just doesn't exist.

#3305 40 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Thanks for this.
I would say the caps from Pinball-mods are called "translucent" but they appear to be more "transparent". Maybe what I want just doesn't exist.

Hint #1:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stumblor-lollypops-full-color-reactive-led-pop-bumper-rings#post-6371303

Hint #2:
Apply Scotch Brite on bumper caps to create a matte finish (less transparent).

#3306 40 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

Hint #1:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/stumblor-lollypops-full-color-reactive-led-pop-bumper-rings#post-6371303
Hint #2:
Apply Scotch Brite on bumper caps to create a matte finish (less transparent).

That's a good idea, thanks.

#3307 40 days ago

You could spray the caps with flat clear coat spray paint.

#3308 35 days ago
Quoted from Lopa:

You could spray the caps with flat clear coat spray paint.

Yeah that is what I did in the end and they came out pretty good.

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#3309 35 days ago

Just finished the reassembly of my Funhouse and I got a new set of plastics. I didn't end up using them all and some of my old ones were still in pretty good shape. I don't really have a use for them now and if someone had some broken plastics they wanted to replace I would send them to you if you pay for shipping. Note it is not a complete set. The ones on the left are the new set (they are cloudy because they have a protective coat on) and the ones on the right are the old ones that are still in good shape. PM me if you are interested.

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Note I want give them to someone with a near term need not just someone who wants them for their parts collection.

#3310 35 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Yeah that is what I did in the end and they came out pretty good.[quoted image]

Those look pretty good. How do they look lit up?

#3311 35 days ago
Quoted from jawjaw:

Those look pretty good. How do they look lit up?

They look fine. A little subdued. I actually have the comet 5 LEDs on top. If I did it again I would use the airbrush instead of the rattle can. It is just a little to heavy.

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#3312 35 days ago

I finished my restore today. I have showed some pictures along the way but here is the final. I am pretty happy with it. I would do some things differently on the cabinet decals but it was my first one and it came out okay. The playfield is almost perfect and Rudy came out great. I also really like the red powder coat. I had a couple of issues to resolve after plugging it back in but nothing major.

Although the best thing is how fun it is to play, I got this in pretty rough shape and haven't actually played it but was very happily surprised at all the different things there are to do for a early 90s game. I love Whirlwind and Earthshaker but I actually think this might be more fun.

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#3313 35 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

I finished my restore today. I have showed some pictures along the way but here is the final. I am pretty happy with it. I would do some things differently on the cabinet decals but it was my first one and it came out okay. The playfield is almost perfect and Rudy came out great. I also really like the red powder coat. I had a couple of issues to resolve after plugging it back in but nothing major.
Although the best thing is how fun it is to play, I got this in pretty rough shape and haven't actually played it but was very happily surprised at all the different things there are to do for a early 90s game. I love Whirlwind and Earthshaker but I actually think this might be more fun.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That looks really good. I like that red powder coat too. Nice job.

You got apron cards of some kind to go in there?

#3314 35 days ago
Quoted from AlexRogan84:

That looks really good. I like that red powder coat too. Nice job.
You got apron cards of some kind to go in there?

Yeah, I am going to get them tomorrow.

#3315 34 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Yeah, I am going to get them tomorrow.

Right on. Lots of different ones to pick from. I made my own using images uploaded here on the forum. Just went to Staples and had them print on slightly heavier paper. Turned out pretty well.

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#3316 34 days ago
Quoted from AlexRogan84:

Right on. Lots of different ones to pick from. I made my own using images uploaded here on the forum. Just went to Staples and had them print on slightly heavier paper. Turned out pretty well.[quoted image]

It would drive me crazy to have the instructions on the right

#3317 34 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

It would drive me crazy to have the instructions on the right

lol... are they supposed to be on the left? I mean as a general rule of thumb?

#3318 34 days ago
Quoted from AlexRogan84:

lol... are they supposed to be on the left? I mean as a general rule of thumb?

Yeah, the instructions are on the left and pricing/ Freeplay card on the right. Not that ya can't do whatever you want

#3319 34 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Just finished the reassembly of my Funhouse and I got a new set of plastics. I didn't end up using them all and some of my old ones were still in pretty good shape. I don't really have a use for them now and if someone had some broken plastics they wanted to replace I would send them to you if you pay for shipping. Note it is not a complete set. The ones on the left are the new set (they are cloudy because they have a protective coat on) and the ones on the right are the old ones that are still in good shape. PM me if you are interested.
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Note I want give them to someone with a near term need not just someone who wants them for their parts collection.

Plastics are gone to a good home. I had a couple other folks ask so I thought I would update.

#3320 28 days ago

Saw this fun Easter egg while making a playlist and looking at the WHO album from 2019.

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#3321 28 days ago

New club member here! Wanted a funhouse for many years and am very happy to have one now. I've had it a couple weeks and just finished a teardown/clean/shop/restore job. Looks good to me. It was a reimport once in its life so I still need a US coin door. But for the most part its good to go.
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-Jim

#3322 28 days ago
Quoted from jim5six:

New club member here! Wanted a funhouse for many years and am very happy to have one now. I've had it a couple weeks and just finished a teardown/clean/shop/restore job. Looks good to me. It was a reimport once in its life so I still need a US coin door. But for the most part its good to go.
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-Jim

Congrats! Looks like a nice clean game.

#3323 28 days ago
Quoted from jim5six:

New club member here! Wanted a funhouse for many years and am very happy to have one now. I've had it a couple weeks and just finished a teardown/clean/shop/restore job. Looks good to me. It was a reimport once in its life so I still need a US coin door. But for the most part its good to go.
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-Jim

FH is a great machine. Period. You will love it. The machine looks like its clean and in great shape. There is some front panel paint missing that catches my eye, but easy enough to fix. One consideration is to put the mirror lights back to as shipped by factory. https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=966&picno=4643 (top to bottom: Red, yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, green)

#3324 28 days ago
Quoted from Markharris2000:

FH is a great machine. Period. You will love it. The machine looks like its clean and in great shape. There is some front panel paint missing that catches my eye, but easy enough to fix. One consideration is to put the mirror lights back to as shipped by factory. https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=966&picno=4643 (top to bottom: Red, yellow, yellow, yellow, yellow, green)

Thanks, I'll take a look at the original lights and figure out what works for me. Side Note: I'm color blind so I tend to stay away from colors that are hard for me to see.

-Jim

#3325 28 days ago
Quoted from jim5six:

Thanks, I'll take a look at the original lights and figure out what works for me. Side Note: I'm color blind so I tend to stay away from colors that are hard for me to see.
-Jim

No worries. I have seen every combination of lights in those 6 sockets on various machines over the years! From full on rainbow to all clear. I ended up with two red on the ends, two green and two yellow in the middle. I will say that I much preferred the colored stained glass translucent incandescent bulbs for each color rather than using the vinyl bulb condoms for color. Looks more authentic to period.

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#3326 28 days ago
Quoted from jim5six:

New club member here! Wanted a funhouse for many years and am very happy to have one now. I've had it a couple weeks and just finished a teardown/clean/shop/restore job. Looks good to me. It was a reimport once in its life so I still need a US coin door. But for the most part its good to go.
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-Jim

Congrats, nice machine. You might consider getting rid of that giant plastic on top of the ramp and replacing it with a simple ball guide as shown below. Really cleans up the appearance and provides better visibility.
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#3327 28 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

Congrats, nice machine. You might consider getting rid of that giant plastic on top of the ramp and replacing it with as simple ball guide as shown below. Really cleans up the appearance and provides better visibility. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I think is prefer it factory, but do you have a pic of the playfield with that setup for comparison?

#3328 28 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I think is prefer it factory, but do you have a pic of the playfield with that setup for comparison?

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#3329 28 days ago

Here is a close-up of what I believe is factory. It is pretty clunky to be honest.

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#3330 28 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Here is a close-up of what I believe is factory. It is pretty clunky to be honest.[quoted image]

Its a cleaner look indeed!

I wonder if it adds some ball hang/trap issues.

The factory part seems to address this.

#3331 28 days ago

Those are interesting. I knew the piece on mine wasn't factory and I kinda like the art on it, but I will have to investigate the options.
Thanks,
Jim

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#3332 28 days ago

Wanted to share my 10 year old Sterling's Halloween costume he made & wore to expo last weekend.. enjoy . If anybody ever has an old funhouse translite or playfield not worth putting in a game , he'd love one for his room.

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#3333 28 days ago

Hahve anuda Hawt Dawg

#3334 28 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

Here is a close-up of what I believe is factory. It is pretty clunky to be honest.[quoted image]

I kinda always felt like it should be left alone, but the more I look, it does look nice and clean like that. I don't even know if that little add on would be needed, really. I can't see a ball ever getting up there, but I think I'm gonna take mine off and see what happens

#3335 28 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

I kinda always felt like it should be left alone, but the more I look, it does look nice and clean like that. I don't even know if that little add on would be needed, really. I can't see a ball ever getting up there, but I think I'm gonna take mine off and see what happens

Yeah I was reassembling and I thought I had it upside down because the posts are downward. It seems like overkill. I mean it is just the exist of the diverter, how much is going on there?

I think the fix looks pretty elegant, I am considering it myself but something must have been going crazy there for them to throw all those posts on. What is that second skinny white post even doing?

When I was newer to the hobby I shopped my LotRs and there was all these random plastic pieces everywhere and I thought, "These aren't doing anything", so I took a lot of them off. Suddenly my balls kept getting stuck just where those plastics were...

However, FH is hardly LotR so I think it should be fine.

#3336 28 days ago

I designed and installed that little deflector 20 years ago and the game has thousands of plays on it since then; it has never had a ball get hung up there in all those games. One other little thing I did was support the free-hanging end of the plastic ramp (see photo).

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#3337 28 days ago
Quoted from killerrobots:

something must have been going crazy there for them to throw all those posts on.

Ball hangs on route over tens of thousands of plays.

For home use, you probably dont need it, or coin mechs or a coin box etc.

I usually bring my restored games to full factory status, ready to route. But its really not necessary for home games.

#3338 28 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

I designed and installed that little deflector 20 years ago and the game has thousands of plays on it since then; it has never had a ball get hung up there in all those games. One other little thing I did was support the free-hanging end of the plastic ramp (see photo).
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I love that support! You could sell those.

#3339 28 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

I designed and installed that little deflector 20 years ago and the game has thousands of plays on it since then; it has never had a ball get hung up there in all those games. One other little thing I did was support the free-hanging end of the plastic ramp (see photo).
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That is awesome. When I was reassembling I was thinking it was weird it wasn't supported out there.

#3340 28 days ago

If you have or sell any of those deflectors and/or that support, I'd be a buyer

#3341 28 days ago
Quoted from yzfguy:

If you have or sell any of those deflectors and/or that support, I'd be a buyer

I will have a look in my parts archive...

#3342 28 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

I will have a look in my parts archive...

Sweet. It does look a lot cleaner, I took before and after shots. It doesn't really feel like it needs the support from that bracket, but it looks so sexy I would want it anyway

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#3343 28 days ago

I kept my original setup and did this with it:

#3344 27 days ago
Quoted from Zee:

I designed and installed that little deflector 20 years ago and the game has thousands of plays on it since then; it has never had a ball get hung up there in all those games. One other little thing I did was support the free-hanging end of the plastic ramp (see photo).
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That is a usefull "mod"! As I reassembled I though I was missing something to support that free floating ramp. I may steal that idea.
-Jim

#3345 26 days ago

I like the original lighting scheme in my mystery mirror too. Red at the top for extra ball, green at the bottom for quick multiball and the middle ones yellow.

I did change the light colours on the steps award area though. I went with white, blue and red to kind of match the flashers. Lowest one for frenzy is blue, extra ball is red, 500k points is white.

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#3346 25 days ago
Quoted from AlexRogan84:

I like the original lighting scheme

I'm in awe of the score!!

#3347 25 days ago
Quoted from pudealee:

I'm in awe of the score!!

Thanks!! That game was nuts. 51 Rudy hits, lol. I changed it from winning an extra credit to getting an extra ball and it just went on forever after that. Was definitely feeling in the zone for that one.

2 weeks later
#3349 11 days ago

Funhouse: Rudy's Nightmare looks cool and interesting, but a bit pricier then I thought it would be.

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