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Getaway: High Speed ll - Restoration


By TheCapn

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

This project will be done over the course of....how ever long it takes. The plan is to do a complete tear down. Cabinet repair with new decals. Tear down PF and clear coat. Re-assemble with mods that are available. Hoping to get the new CPR backglass - we shall see. I'll post pics of what gets done. I'll start with some tear down pics.

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#2 3 years ago

Nice, I did a full restore on my Getaway less than a year ago . Heres a link if you want to check it out. https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/the-getaway-cabinet-restoration . I will be following .

#3 3 years ago

Just went through it. I'm debating on doing powdercoating or chrome on it. Too early to decide. I like the red you did, but wonder if it would be better with coin door being red too?

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from TheCapn:

Just went through it. I'm debating on doing powdercoating or chrome on it. Too early to decide. I like the red you did, but wonder if it would be better with coin door being red too?

I think its really a matter of personal opinion . I dont think any look is wrong if you like it.

#5 3 years ago

Very nice! I Love me some dirty project games. HS2 was pretty easy to shop as the ramps and stuff off the playfield were very minimal.

I did one of these, too!

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/reassembling-a-getaway-hs2

Strange, mine also had the 3 bank coin door, but only had the middle reject
Mine was a reimport from Germany

#6 3 years ago

Did some more gutting today. Should have the cab completely gutted tomorrow. Then on to cab repair.

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#7 3 years ago

Removed the decals. I used a torch and scrapper. Not a recommended method, but since the entire cabinet is being redone it will be fine. For those that plan to do the same thing. I would use a respirator and make sure you are outside or in a well ventilated area. You are burning glue fucks sake!

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#8 3 years ago

Used the Citristrip. Bottle says 30mins - 24hrs for it to set and work. For this glue you will be doing it overnight for sure. After the scrapping I sanded with 120 grit, and up to 240 grit. Coin door and right side are done. The pics are out of order on here...

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#9 3 years ago

Here are some before pics of the cabinet. The usual leg dents, but some damage on the left side rail occurred when removing the rails.

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#10 3 years ago

Some after with the use of bondo. Going to do another round tomorrow. Also, ran out of sand paper...

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#11 3 years ago

Bump for updates

#12 3 years ago

I ordered my new decals. Not sure how long it will take to get them, but that gives me time to paint the inside and get her all cleaned and prep'd. Here are some pics of the process so far on getting things filled and smoothed out. This cab had most of its damage around the leg region (what machine doesnt?) Not to mention the big hit that the cab took when removing the side rails on the left side. Was wondering on what is the best method on reducing any possible damage from legs in the future with protection of sorts?

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#13 3 years ago

Just finished mine this week. You will not regret the time you spend on this! Such a great game.

#14 3 years ago

Be careful with that citristrip, that stuff ruined a set of my MB decals. Give the cabinet a long time to evaporate the chemicals otherwise the decals will bubble from the gas.

#15 3 years ago

I got a week at least before my decals are here. So it should be good. Thanks for the info.

#16 3 years ago

I following this Getaway facelift.

#17 3 years ago

Like most do. I have painted the perimeter black just in case the decals don't cover all the wood. Clear has also been applied. Will let it cure for a couple days then I'll give it a little sanding with high grit. Decals will hopefully be here by the end of the week. Anyone order these decals from retro refurbs before?

I have also decided to powder coat the exterior portions. Gonna see about matching the red on the decals as close as possible. Or just going with candy apple red.

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#18 3 years ago

Put the new sliders on. I have also placed metal 'L" brackets on the bottom. This will keep the wood from being damaged by direct contact with floor when breaking the machine down for shows and stuff. Thought about getting some plastic brackets if that would be better? Thoughts?

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#19 3 years ago

Still waiting on decals, but I went ahead and got the items sent off to powdercoating. Some do the apron and some dont. I'm doing mine due to fading and some scuffs. Items sent off include:

legs
side rails
lock down bar
locking mech that lock down bar connect to
cabinet hinges to backbox
coin door
worm rails from PF
apron

What powder did I choose? Wait and see. Should be great.

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#20 3 years ago

Got the transformer cleaned up too...

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#21 3 years ago
Quoted from TheCapn:

What powder did I choose? Wait and see. Should be great.

Nice ! I powder coated mine Ferrari red. Love it ! Cant wait to see what you went with.

#22 3 years ago

Can't wait to see this thing at TPF.

#23 3 years ago

Started working on the backbox...

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#24 3 years ago

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#25 3 years ago

Decals are in!! So far they leave me no room for error on the lack of hang over. Only done the coin door as of now. The hard part is over. lol. More work on the backbox. Work will continue tomorrow. My items from powdercoating should be done tomorrow too.

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#26 3 years ago

Look'n very good!

#27 3 years ago

Got the left side applied today. There is more room for overlap on the sides than the coin door.

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#28 3 years ago

Lookin' good, and matches your chair.

#29 3 years ago

You should put the HD leg braces on all 4 corners on the inside of the cab while it's apart then put the Stern metal leg protectors on before you put the legs on then cut around them with a razor. Your decals will never wrinkle then for sure. Your work looks top notch.

#30 3 years ago

I do plan to do the metal leg protectors to keep the wrinkling from occuring. Ill look into the hd leg bracers. Don't think I have heard of them.

Finished up the decals today...

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#31 3 years ago

Update: Waiting on parts now. I got a shipment from marco and mezel mods on the way. Powdercoat items should be done this week too.

#32 3 years ago

Got the powercoated items back. Came out great, but I'm still waiting to get them on the machine before I give my final verdict. My other parts should be here tomorrow. Also, have started getting all the cabinet bolts cleaned up, and cleared.

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#33 3 years ago

Assembly of cabinet has begun. Here are some pics of work done so far.

1. New heavy duty leg braces are installed.
2. Metal cab protectors installed
3. New sub woofer installed
4. Inner cabinet parts in progress

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#34 3 years ago

I run all my peripherals off of an arcade PSU. (It's a preference for multiple good reasons) So with that installed I started installing the mods.

Flipper buttons
Flash topper
Cabinet glow kit

I also do a clear over the red topper to get rid of the micro scratches.
Re-wired the topper due to faulty wiring from previous owner(s).
Assembled coin door and got all mechs cleaned.
Cleaned and reassembled the shifter.

The cabinet is almost complete. Then I will move onto board repair and upgrading portions of those.

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#35 3 years ago

Been working on it, but haven't posted anything. Sorry. I have gone over the boards. Gonna need to replace the GI connector on the driver board. Rebuild a couple traces too. Also replacing the bridge rectifiers driver board, and the caps on the DMD controller board. Playfield has been stripped and moderately cleaned. Removed all inserts due to some being damaged and/or lifting. Ordered all new transparent inserts with the insert decals too. That will give me more options on LED's down the road. Only a couple areas on the PF that will require some touch ups. Found many broken components throughout under the PF. Not sure how the pop bumpers were even working...

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#36 3 years ago

That's a purdy playfield. I can't wait until the repros are done, now.

#37 3 years ago

Going to look good with all clear inserts! Love the red powder and LEDs!

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#38 3 years ago

Just an update. I got shorted on my inserts. So the supplier sent the remaining ones to me. I didn't want to start putting the new ones in until I made sure I had all that I require. Fixing to start sanding the inserts and getting them glued in place.

#39 3 years ago

Here some before and after of prepping the inserts. Then the work in progress of the playfield.

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#40 3 years ago

Awesome work! I assume you are keeping the inserts sanded and not polished before clearing to give the clear a nice surface to grab?

#41 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Awesome work! I assume you are keeping the inserts sanded and not polished before clearing to nice the clear a nice surface to grab?

Of course!

#42 3 years ago

Only inserts left to do are the stop lights...

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#43 3 years ago

Looking good dude.

#45 3 years ago

All inserts are in. I did a quick wipe with naptha on the stop light inserts to show the future shine from the clear.

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#46 3 years ago

Placed a shop lamp under the PF for show.

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#47 3 years ago

Coming together nicely. Gonna look good at TPF

#48 3 years ago

I am loving your restoration. Quick question, is the red beacon lamp cover new or restored? If restored, how did you getting looking so good? Mine has some scratches, and would love to be able to clean it up.

#49 3 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I am loving your restoration. Quick question, is the red beacon lamp cover new or restored? If restored, how did you getting looking so good? Mine has some scratches, and would love to be able to clean it up.

You can wet sand it with a very fine sandpaper, try 1200 and then use novus to polish it up.

#50 3 years ago
Quoted from Mr_Tantrum:

I am loving your restoration. Quick question, is the red beacon lamp cover new or restored? If restored, how did you getting looking so good? Mine has some scratches, and would love to be able to clean it up.

I restored it. Wet sand it like superbee said. You can polish it or you can clear spray it afterwards like I did.

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