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HEP Four Million BC restore


By High_End_Pins

2 years ago



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#151 2 years ago

In process.

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#152 2 years ago

Next stencil

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#153 2 years ago

Do you strip off the clear for the second paint job or just go over it?

#154 2 years ago

Next stencil finished.

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#155 2 years ago
Quoted from docquest:

Do you strip off the clear for the second paint job or just go over it?

I sand it smooth and go over it. It is actually part of the building and flattening process so anywhere you break through it you start losing paint in terms of sanding.

#156 2 years ago

This side done. Same thing will happen on the other.
I just stuck with the two grays and two greens and reversed the greys on triceratops compared to the other dinosaur on the end.

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#157 2 years ago

looks great chris

I think that going back and simplifying the color scheme was a step in the right direction. now, you have a pair of green and a pair of gray dino's

#158 2 years ago
Quoted from j_m_:

looks great chris
I think that going back and simplifying the color scheme was a step in the right direction. now, you have a pair of green and a pair of gray dino's

Thanks. Got the other side done.Neeed to two tone the face of the neck still. . Will get it tightened up and do the fonal clear tomorrow.
Mocked up.

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#159 2 years ago

Two toned the next like the original but not the same color of course.
Ready for the final clear. Will be more of a matte style on this application.

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#160 2 years ago

Matte clear.

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#161 2 years ago

Final clear applied gloss will die down as it dries.

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#162 2 years ago

Do you use a matte clear or do you mix something with your normal clear to give it a matte finish?

#163 2 years ago

This is so cool! Keep it up Chris!

#164 2 years ago

looks great!

#165 2 years ago

I think it would have been neat to try to match that burlap design from the plastics and put it behind the dinosaurs. Probably impossible but just an idea that popped in my head.

It looks great. I can't wait to see it finished.

#166 2 years ago

Cabinet is dry and moved into the rebuilding area.
Matte clear is becoming more obvious as it cures.

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#167 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Cabinet is dry and moved into the rebuilding area.
Matte clear is becoming more obvious as it cures.

Wow, this looks great! This post has single handedly made me want a four million BC!

#168 2 years ago

The apron is next.
Have no idea what I am going to do with it exactly but it is bent on one corner and at the very least the pea green has to go.
No good source for an apron decal so will see how it goes.

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#169 2 years ago

In addition to reworking the apron prior to starting the playfield portion I will be going through the main cabinet assemblies as I build the cab back up.
On EMs I dont wash everything nor gut it as a whole. That is a fine approach on newer games but the cloth wiring,other less robust assembly items make that less than ideal and then there are the numerous fine adjustment needed upon reassembly so the approach now becomes more of a needs verses wants to start with.
I do want to gut and clean and rebuild everything for cosmetics sakes but I will likely regret that so to start lets do what we see is truly needed then take it from there.
Starting here I can see obvious universal things that need attention.
Using lighter pressure compressed air I have gently blown it off as clean as possible and start there.
First thing I think is to replace the fuse holders with more durable versions.

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#170 2 years ago

Fuse holders,replaced. A new peice of fish paper is cut and installed under the new ones to give the older look at a glance and clean it up since hole patterns now differ.

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#171 2 years ago

Nex5 will be replacing the old non grounded cord with a new grounded version.

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#172 2 years ago

Grounded cord roughed in place I have tied a stitch of braid to the cord ground because I plan on grounding the cabinet essentials like the switch ,door frame and lockbar reciever which should in turn ground the lockbar and rail assembly reducing the probability of being shocked at least playing the game.

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#173 2 years ago

Just a quick heads up in case these pins are shorted.....

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#174 2 years ago
Quoted from NYP:

Just a quick heads up in case these pins are shorted.....

Nice catch!

#175 2 years ago
Quoted from NYP:

Just a quick heads up in case these pins are shorted.....

Thanks. I probably did that fishing the cord through.
Plan on cleaning all the contacts today.

#176 2 years ago

Took the opportunity to take a quick new vs. old picture to put the changes in better perspective.

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#177 2 years ago

Installing new glides on the back.
Small pocket is made to center and support them since it does not use chocks.

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#178 2 years ago

The pockets made prior to install.

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#179 2 years ago

Finished the preliminary going through of the lower panel and loosely placed it in the lower cab.
Added some ground inside the cab to what I considered the essential parts the user comes in contact with.
Front legs,power switch coindoor frame ,shooter housing and a map that should ground the rails and bar once placed.

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#180 2 years ago

Placing the nickel plated parts.
New screws are sourced where possible others are theoughly reconditioned.

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#181 2 years ago

Reconditioning bolts?
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Results.

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#182 2 years ago

That bottom board and all those relays look real clean and shiny!

#183 2 years ago

Head is built back up.

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#184 2 years ago

Head is placed on lower and I have just temporarily placed the backglass in the head to get a sense of how this is going to work.
I feel like I got a really good match to the dark gray on the backglass.

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#185 2 years ago

New cabinet looks spectacular! Love the color scheme. Makes the original look like a 3rd grade art project!!!

I do feel, however, the backglass is now "out of place". Doesn't match, overall, in my eyes. Probably the burlap artwork.

Fantastic job nonetheless!

#186 2 years ago
Quoted from dtowndobe:

New cabinet looks spectacular! Love the color scheme. Makes the original look like a 3rd grade art project!!!
I do feel, however, the backglass is now "out of place". Doesn't match, overall, in my eyes. Probably the burlap artwork.
Fantastic job nonetheless!

Thanks for the feedback.
I don't know how set in stone the framing of the head color is with the owner.He requested that specifically but I can easily change it without a total repaint of the head if a better idea pops up and ends up being needed.
I wouldn't even consider it yet until I see the whole package assembled though because it might look one way now with no playfield,coin door,or legs on and then those parts being placed might be what pulls it all together a bit more.

The burlap didn't really match anything before so it isn't likely to work with much else we have to accent the frame with unless we would have went with a golden yellow or brown so the idea is to tie in with other colors that are present on the glass.The factory did that by gravitating to the greens we are gravitating towards the grays in an effort to get away from that.

#187 2 years ago

Agreed. I have no doubt you'll nail it in the end! Looking forward to seeing the rest of the journey!!

I can't stop looking at that burlap!!! It's all over the playfield plastics, too?!

And, thanks for posting your work - I sincerely enjoy watching the process and seeing your talent!

I'm done gushing now....!!!!!

#188 2 years ago
Quoted from dtowndobe:

I can't stop looking at that burlap!!! It's all over the playfield plastics, too?!

That's one of the reasons this game was so unique, along with the play of course.

#189 2 years ago

Cabinet rebuild is wrapping up.
Soon to move to the playfield.
First I will prep,metal etch and refinish the rear door.

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#190 2 years ago

Small dent to fill.

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#191 2 years ago

Repaired.
Cleaned and lightly metal etched.

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#192 2 years ago

Based in the main cabinet color.
Then cleared.

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#193 2 years ago

Apron is prepped and cleared.
I plan on painting it but first step is to protect what is there.

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#194 2 years ago

Looks AWESOME Chris! I love seeing people be CREATIVE with my stencils!

#195 2 years ago
Quoted from PinballPimp:

Looks AWESOME Chris! I love seeing people be CREATIVE with my stencils!

Thanks Jeff.
The stencils are great.

#196 2 years ago

Rear panel is now in place.
Went with a keyless lock .

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#197 2 years ago

Up on 4 legs.

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#198 2 years ago

Will deal with the coin door next.
It will need to be repainted.

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#199 2 years ago

Door torndown.

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#200 2 years ago

I really like this one. A good balance between restoration and art.

LTG : )

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