(Topic ID: 121421)

Genesis restoration pics ( current labor of love)


By lockednlit

4 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 years ago by rgb635
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#1 4 years ago

Ive posted a few pics of this machine under the genesis ramps thread ,( started this thread as not to hijack that one) but since comformation from freeplay40 my ramps were coming , ive been busy tearing down polishing and ordering parts , im calling this restoration a labor of love , as between the cost of the machine and what ive spent on parts , im in way more than this pin will ever be worth !

heres a few pics i took when i started tearing it down , they are of small areas as i took them as a guide for post locations ball guides etc..

After teardown i cleaned everything with the majick erasure , mild soap.

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I started with meguires ultra cut 1rst step ,then moved to meguires ultra finishing polish Pfb3.jpgPfb2.jpgPfb1.jpg

Then the final step hand apply 2 coats of mothers carnuba wax and buff off with soft wool pad

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This is were im at so far , im waiting on lots of parts including freeplay40s clear ramps a new plastic set from marcos leds new posts , new sling shot switches , decals etc... im sure there somthing im missing

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#2 4 years ago

Apparently the pics were loaded up backwards that was supposed to show the progression of polishing it , heres my polishing kit (not Treasure cove)1426461270529.jpg

#3 4 years ago

I'll add this to my watch list

#4 4 years ago

Parts been coming all week , no progress yet cant seem to make it to harbor freight for a tumbler, as bad as i want her back together not one screw is going in that isnt shiny !!

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#5 4 years ago

Free genesis ramps anyone ??1426888367818.jpg

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from lockednlit:

Free Genesis ramps anyone ??1426888367818.jpg (Click image to enlarge)

I'll take em. For my future genesis. Those are kludgible.

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from thedefog:

I'll take em. For my future Genesis. Those are kludgible.

The screw hole on the bottom ramp is blown out. I'm not sure that you would be able to use that one without large washers or globs of glue.

#8 4 years ago

I always find a way to make things usable.

#9 4 years ago

Not to further tempt you, but PBR has NOS PF's...just sayin'

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from Robotoes:

Not to further tempt you, but PBR has NOS PF's...just sayin'

My factory one came out nice ! A nos PF would be nice ,but at some point got to stop throwing money into the hole in my gameroom i call genesis

#11 4 years ago

Spent my friday night shopping ,for pin resto stuff and the screws are a tumbling20150320_201759.jpg

#12 4 years ago
Quoted from Robotoes:

Not to further tempt you, but PBR has NOS PF's...just sayin'

If it wasn't $600 and if Genesis was worth considerably more, I might be tempted, but as it is, a $600 playfield for a $600-$1200 game just isn't worth it.

#13 4 years ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

If it wasn't $600 and if Genesis was worth considerably more, I might be tempted, but as it is, a $600 playfield for a $600-$1200 game just isn't worth it.

I know i paid 600 for my genesis and have spent 600 in parts that's enough dont mind 1200 into a nice game add a Pf start pushing the 2grand mark thats insane

#14 4 years ago
Quoted from Robotoes:

Not to further tempt you, but PBR has NOS PF's...just sayin'

No more NOS Genesis playfields! They have been gone for a while!!

#15 4 years ago

Hey lockednlit glad to see you starting on your Genesis!!! Here are some more motivation pic's for ya!!

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#16 4 years ago
Quoted from rgb635:

No more NOS Genesis playfields! They have been gone for a while!!

It's still listed on PBR's site...did you ask directly?

#17 4 years ago

Didnt ask...Just went by this page listing http://www.pbresource.com/pfplayf.htm

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#20 4 years ago
Quoted from lockednlit:

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First peices out the tumbler this morning , thinking the majority of it is staying in for the weekend

#21 4 years ago
Quoted from rgb635:

Hey lockednlit glad to see you starting on your Genesis!!! Here are some more motivation pic's for ya!!
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Looks beautiful rgb365 my pf looks really nice but those pics have me seriously thinking about 2pac while im at it

#22 4 years ago

Hey Lockednlit I dont know how involved you want to get with your restore but I would advise against reinstalling the screw in stud post. During my restore i noticed several were bent from repeated ball strikes (especially around the ramp and bumber area)and the wood was somewhat stripped in the area of the stud threads. I changed all of mine to the #6 threaded post with the hammer in threaded clips on the back of the playfield. Those original screw in post just never seem to go back in as strong as they need to be in my opinion. Its worth the upgrade ☺

#23 4 years ago
Quoted from rgb635:

Hey Lockednlit I dont know how involved you want to get with your restore but I would advise against reinstalling the screw in stud post. During my restore i noticed several were bent from repeated ball strikes (especially around the ramp and bumber area)and the wood was somewhat stripped in the area of the stud threads. I changed all of mine to the #6 threaded post with the hammer in threaded clips on the back of the playfield. Those original screw in post just never seem to go back in as strong as they need to be in my opinion. Its worth the upgrade ☺

Im definitely changing out the bumper posts at the end of the ramps , i have a hard time figuring out what to use from catalog pics , sound strange i know but im just better figuring with things i have in my hands , i did a search on marcos for #6 bumper post but not sure if im finding it do you happen to have a part #

#24 4 years ago

Mini Post #6 or #8:
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/02-4195

Tap in "T" nuts #6 or #8:
http://www.homedepot.com/p/Crown-Bolt-M6-1-Zinc-Plated-Steel-T-nuts-2-Pack-40268/202836265

If you order the Cliffy ramp protectors they will come with the taller bumper post protectors for the ramps. I would recommend this also to protect your new ramps and helps prevent ball deflection off the left ramp post when the ball rolls back down.

#25 4 years ago

Have you come across any side rails/guides that have a broken support that is screwed down to the playfield? I have one that is broken (on the right side), but I'm having difficulty on how to repair or replace the support. The support secures the metal side rail at the top and bottom which is crimped to hold the rail in place.

#26 4 years ago
Quoted from apc7654:

Have you come across any side rails/guides that have a broken support that is screwed down to the playfield? I have one that is broken (on the right side), but I'm having difficulty on how to repair or replace the support. The support secures the metal side rail at the top and bottom which is crimped to hold the rail in place.

One of mine was broken but fortunately didnt interfere with the games operation. Im not sure if PBR has these assemblies or not. I remember looking at those and wondering how could I work around it if need be.

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