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HEP Restores an original MM the original way


By High_End_Pins

2 years ago



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#301 2 years ago

Peasant ramp in place along with many other parts like the apron.
The extra effort put into hiding the wiring is truly worth it because it keeps the look of the exposed wiring from ruining the backboard art.

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#302 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Nothing worse than a screw poke out in a shooter Lane so shorter screws (gold helps identify)are uses when in that area.

So the gold color of the factory 3/8" is just to avoid confusion with the longer 1/2"?

#303 2 years ago
Quoted from lb1:

So the gold color of the 3/8" is just to avoid confusion with the longer 1/2"?

Yes that is something they did for manufacturing/assembling purposes I believe.

#304 2 years ago

Also, do you ever use felt strips on the side of the playfield to limit the risk of scratching the cabinet inner sides? Most used machines have scratches or even gauges of some sort and it seems like an area that would need protection.

#305 2 years ago
Quoted from lb1:

Also, do you ever use felt strips on the side of the playfield to limit the risk of scratching the cabinet inner sides? Most used machines have scratches or even gauges of some sort and it seems like an area that would need protection.

Sometimes it depends on a lot of different things but on MM I do not because it only runs one wooden rail on the right side and the ball guide that runs on the left is inset.

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#306 2 years ago

Damsel ramp is in place the original dragon and wings will be used
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Repro wings on the left original on the right. Let's face it they are not even close although I would say they do match the dragon fairly well.
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I have reinforced the original wings so they can be used.
I do this by hot gluing a clear washer to the inner base. image (resized).jpg

Wings are in place.
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#307 2 years ago

Just the catapult plastic and translite panel are left and this game will be complete.

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#308 2 years ago

Translite panel is cleaned and new bulbs are placed then tested prior to rebuilding the panel with cleaned glass and translite.
Kind of nice to be able to look directly at one of these without sunglasses or seeing spots for the next 10 minutes.

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#309 2 years ago

ok but i prefer Leds as i think it gives a second youth to our older games.

however, awesome job.

i need to read more how you restore cabinet as i used to change decals!

#310 2 years ago
Quoted from tonycip:

Your Tumbled parts look like new, what media do you use? and how long does it take? thanks.

WoW. Great job . You Have some mad skills!. (I think you may have missed my earlier post) Thanks
I could watch about 100 more of these restores. What's next?

#311 2 years ago

Panel rebuilt. Just need to round up the catapult plastic band finish zip tying the underside. Will check with the owner and see if he wants it branded or not.

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#312 2 years ago
Quoted from tonycip:

WoW. Great job . You Have some mad skills!. (I think you may have missed my earlier post) Thanks
I could watch about 100 more of these restores. What's next?

Thanks.
I use crushed walnut shells. You can get them at a pet store they are commonly used for lizard bedding and other things.
The key is the additive. Flitz makes one that works well.
Most of the time I clean and polish the parts manually first then tumble for 24 hours.

#313 2 years ago

Branding is requested so this needs to heat up while I zip tie.

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#314 2 years ago

Zip tied and burnt.

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#315 2 years ago

BRANDING? That is the shit right there. That is funny as hell and amazing. I guess that is a good way to distinguish your work from someone else's restore. Beautiful work Chris. Keep these coming.

You don't have one of these for a CC do you? I would also like to see one for TZ. Aaaand a Earthshaker.

#316 2 years ago
Quoted from zr11990:

BRANDING? That is the shit right there. That is funny as hell and amazing. I guess that is a good way to distinguish your work from someone else's restore. Beautiful work Chris. Keep these coming.
You don't have one of these for a CC do you? I would also like to see one for TZ. Aaaand a Earthshaker.

Those can all be easily found here
http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/Examples-of-the-restoration-process

#317 2 years ago

There are some real gems in there. This one for instance - http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/album60/107_G

Thanks for making these available Chris.

#318 2 years ago
Quoted from lb1:

There are some real gems in there. This one for instance - http://christopherhutchins.com/gallery/album60/107_G
Thanks for making these available Chris.

Hard to believe that was 10 years ago.

#319 2 years ago

Always amazed an impressed with your work, Chris. It really inspired us (my son and I) to do some of our own work emulating some of your techniques. The only problem is that now that we finished one, we could never sell or trade it away.

I guess you get to the point where you don't get too attached to these pins!

#320 2 years ago
Quoted from jsa:

Always amazed an impressed with your work, Chris. It really inspired us (my son and I) to do some of our own work emulating some of your techniques. The only problem is that now that we finished one, we could never sell or trade it away.
I guess you get to the point where you don't get too attached to these pins!

Thank you. I think that is awesome!
My kids hate pinball I think?They associate it with work.
To me there is a reward in the process so I am fairly satisfied with that. I also feel good about the new life given to many of these rougher games that are salvaged in the process.
No chance to sit back and enjoy the completion of one project it is always on to another.
Broke the seal today on another preservation style job with this NOB BK.

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#321 2 years ago

If anyone wants to see a thread on this BK job just post here and I will throw one up for it if there is enough interest.

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#323 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

If anyone wants to see a thread on this BK job just post here

I do!! The HEP threads are pinball porn at it's finest!

#324 2 years ago

Oh hell yes I want to see that BK project.

#325 2 years ago

Definite yes vote for BK!!!

#326 2 years ago

Yes to BK. Thanks for what you do!

#327 2 years ago

Yes please.

I'm curious to see what you do with a NIB game.

#328 2 years ago
Quoted from jwilson:

Yes please.
I'm curious to see what you do with a NIB game.

It is quickly reminding me of working on a used one.

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#329 2 years ago

Yes please new BK thread!

#330 2 years ago

Yes please

#331 2 years ago

+1 for a fresh HEP thread... bring on the Black Knight, baby!

#332 2 years ago

Yes bring on the black knight.

#333 2 years ago

Yes yes yes

#334 2 years ago

These never get any old. We want to see them all. We can go through your pics and see what you have done but it isn't as personal as these threads where you explain step by step.

#335 2 years ago

Yes, please!

#336 2 years ago

yes interest here. i can't believe you take the time and document these games. A honor sir

#337 2 years ago

+1 on BK

#338 2 years ago

Honestly, these are the best threads on pinside IMO... interesting, educational, inspirational!!! So feel free to make a new thread for each pin you work on

#339 2 years ago

Yes to BK and any other ones you do!

#340 2 years ago

Great workmanship for sure. Can we redirect the shipment to Texas?
One Pin still on my wishlist, just haven't found the right one....besides this one.

#341 2 years ago
Quoted from Stokoloog:

Impressive restoration! I wonder if you reuse the original green moat. I ordered a replacement that was thinner material than the cracked original. I am hesitating to use the new one because it feels less robust.

Looking forward to follow your next restoration!
Would appreciate if you could react on my question. Thanks in advance.

#342 2 years ago

Mine was cracked when I bought my game so I bought another one just to have. My original hasn't gotten any worse in the 5-6'years I have owned it so I just don't worry about it. You can't see tha cracks.

#343 2 years ago
Quoted from Stokoloog:

Looking forward to follow your next restoration!
Would appreciate if you could react on my question. Thanks in advance.

I did reuse the original moat. It was in good shape for the most part.
The repro moats are hit and miss because a few different people have made them over the years some better than others.

#344 2 years ago

Black knight thread is up and running. Will update quickly since I am already past clearing the cab and playfield part one.

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