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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
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  • Blacked out 54 votes
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  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#9501 2 years ago

On the C37 In order to make the drop target bank easy to service as well as take the strain off the harness for the removal.
It required 18 new wires and connections. BFD0CAA9-298A-479F-8EDE-24E49401C4F8 (resized).jpegBFD0CAA9-298A-479F-8EDE-24E49401C4F8 (resized).jpeg
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Switch stack 1
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I will terminate these into smaller individual plugs in the areas they fall in.

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#9502 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

The latest shipment of screws has arrived.

Quoted from punkin:

It's Hep to be square?

Better than the joke I was going to offer about HEP getting screwed.

#9503 2 years ago

The Mystic cabinet graduates the paint shop. Now at its correct gloss level.

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#9504 2 years ago

TZ is heading out. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Ancient SC is set up. Notes

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#9505 2 years ago

That Mystic playfield color is so disappointing. Glad you're fixing it but most other people that get the replacement won't be able to.

#9506 2 years ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

That Mystic playfield color is so disappointing. Glad you're fixing it but most other people that get the replacement won't be able to.

I agree. Maybe it matches other playfields better but definitely not this one.
I have a crazy and I do mean crazy eye and OCD for color match.
It’s not a brag but more of a quirk.
Back when I used to paint cars for a living if you didn’t get a good match you would be painting it again or painting even more panels to blend it out to make it work for free.
That was a good way to lose time and money.
Not having it here!
It already takes a ton of work to get one of these across the finish line. I don’t ever want to knowingly overlook any details.

#9507 2 years ago

Making good progress on the C37 today.
Got the harness off the old playfield.
Cleaned and polished everything I needed off of that at this stage and placed it on the new playfield. B3AFBE44-BD1D-49C1-B86E-1080C1CC1095 (resized).jpegB3AFBE44-BD1D-49C1-B86E-1080C1CC1095 (resized).jpeg
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#9508 2 years ago

I think they used a sun-faded playfield to color match. Like mine.

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#9509 2 years ago

C37 playfield is wired and ready to drop in the cabinet.
I added playfield slides

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#9510 2 years ago

C37 is alive.

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#9511 2 years ago

Looks incredible Chris

#9512 2 years ago

That TZ is gorgeous!

#9513 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

C37 is alive.
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Probably one of my favorite EMs. Looks great.

#9514 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

C37 playfield is wired and ready to drop in the cabinet.
I added playfield slides
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Playfield Slides? From where or homemade?
Mike

#9515 2 years ago
Quoted from packie1:

Playfield Slides? From where or homemade?
Mike

looks like these https://www.pinballlife.com/stern-edge-slide-bracket.html

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#9516 2 years ago

Spent a couple hours troubleshooting which might be a record for me with a EM.
I started with a game that would do nothing(coin door slam tilt just barely and I mean barely not fully closed)
Transitioned to one that wouldn’t score 500 points.(wire off the score reel in the back box)
Then a game thats score motor would not stop spinning (another wire off a switch very hidden)
Went from that to one that wouldn’t stop scoring 500 (a leg of a roll over switch was just barely touching another under a huge relay bank)
I am definitely getting more comfortable and getting a better understanding of them.
Will do all I can to clean flatten and polish the original plastics and then it should be all done.

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#9517 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Spent a couple hours troubleshooting which might be a record for me with a EM.
I started with a game that would do nothing(coin door slam tilt just barely and I mean barely not fully closed)
Transitioned to one that wouldn’t score 500 points.(wire off the score reel in the back box)
Then a game thats score motor would not stop spinning (another wire off a switch very hidden)
Went from that to one that wouldn’t stop scoring 500 (a leg of a roll over switch was just barely touching another under a huge relay bank)
I am definitely getting more comfortable and getting a better understanding of them.
Will do all I can to clean flatten and polish the original plastics and then it should be all done.
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Love troubleshooting EM games. It's just wires and connections. As long as you have a schematic it is not super difficult to trace. Nice Job! Looks Great!

#9518 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Spent a couple hours troubleshooting which might be a record for me with a EM.
I started with a game that would do nothing(coin door slam tilt just barely and I mean barely not fully closed)
Transitioned to one that wouldn’t score 500 points.(wire off the score reel in the back box)
Then a game thats score motor would not stop spinning (another wire off a switch very hidden)
Went from that to one that wouldn’t stop scoring 500 (a leg of a roll over switch was just barely touching another under a huge relay bank)
I am definitely getting more comfortable and getting a better understanding of them.
Will do all I can to clean flatten and polish the original plastics and then it should be all done.
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This has to be the nicest looking EM in existence. Incredible work!

#9519 2 years ago
Quoted from Jack8765:

This has to be the nicest looking EM in existence. Incredible work!

Chris did a Grand Prix for me that’s the best EM in existence!

#9520 2 years ago

Nice to see another EM game getting the HEP treatment.

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#9521 2 years ago

C37 finished.

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#9522 2 years ago

C37 playfield.

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#9523 2 years ago

C37 inside.

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#9524 2 years ago

Stunning Chris. Thanks for your hard work on this one. Turned out beautiful.

#9525 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Stunning Chris. Thanks for your hard work on this one. Turned out beautiful.

Thank you for the patience and funding to make it happen. Definitely one of the best projects I have done this year. Everyone that sees it sitting here is enamored with it.

#9526 2 years ago

Have never played a C37 and likely won't in my lifetime, but I'm now a fan - absolutely remarkable work.

#9527 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thank you for the patience and funding to make it happen. Definitely one of the best projects I have done this year. Everyone that sees it sitting here is enamored with it.

It definitely stands out in a crowd. Super cool retro art and really fun game play.

#9528 2 years ago

That C37 is absolutely jaw dropping stunning just love the artwork on Ems.

#9529 2 years ago

Amazing job C37 is a beautiful and fun EM game! Glad to see it being restored!

#9530 2 years ago

Nicest EM I've ever seen, great work Chris!

#9531 2 years ago
Quoted from jgentry:

Looks incredible Chris

is this yours man?

Nevermind, I see that it is. very nice man.

#9532 2 years ago
Quoted from woody76:

is this yours man?
Nevermind, I see that it is. very nice man.

Yep, coming home shortly.

#9533 2 years ago

That is just Fu!@#*g amazing Christopher, it has blown my mind the attention to detail this EM has, no doubt the owner will be chuffed beyond belief over this result. Great work mate!

#9534 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

C37 finished.
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Stunning!

#9535 2 years ago

So is it safe to say the play counter gets reset to zero?

#9536 2 years ago

C37 packed up ready to go.

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#9537 2 years ago

I have a busy summer ahead of painted cabinets. Tricky ones like Earthshaker ,Tommy,and Swords of Fury
A couple easier ones like Sorcerer,SBM
In order to get a little breathing room before diving into those I am going to run some easier games in the background like SC,TOTAN,CV Airborne and probably MM while I am painting all those cabinets because it’s a time consuming process with a lot of cure time and line perfecting.
TOTAN is first.

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#9538 2 years ago

Interesting I thought TOTAN would’ve been on the more difficult side of the restoration scale. I’m guessing the other games mentioned are much more difficult due to no cabinet decal availability, so you have to hand repaint damaged artwork on the cabinet then?

#9539 2 years ago
Quoted from Concretehardt:

Interesting I thought TOTAN would’ve been on the more difficult side of the restoration scale. I’m guessing the other games mentioned are much more difficult due to no cabinet decal availability, so you have to hand repaint damaged artwork on the cabinet then?

Yes decaling cabinets is much easier than painting them.
Even stenciling is pretty basic and doesn’t require too much skill but when you start painting cabinets that are originally screen printed with really fine details and gradients,customizing schemes or manually repainting that is where you can’t fake it and it’s hard technical work that goes slowly and cost big money to pull off.
Those type of projects take twice as long and I don’t see others doing them which is why I probably end up with so many and then have to work my way through them.

#9540 2 years ago

TOTAN
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Cleared playfield
Cleared over all the dirt and wear

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#9541 2 years ago

Mystic playfield is sanded and polished. Now ready to assemble.
Really glad I redid the blue on this one

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#9542 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:TOTAN
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Cleared playfield
Cleared over all the dirt and wear
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Oh man so much for an easier game to restore

#9543 2 years ago

Shout out to Elena Ramirez! I wonder what she's up to these days?
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#9544 2 years ago

Starting to prep some of these cabinets piled up in the prep room.

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#9545 2 years ago

TZ and STTNG are first. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
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Dealing with the faces of the heads is always the worst part new or old.
Open grain sucks.

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#9546 2 years ago

STTNG and TZ are ready to prime. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Prepping ES #1 of three. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
I plan on prepping and priming two straight black decal cabinets and one painted cabinet in each set.
This will let me keep the easy cabinets moving and allow me to focus in detail on one painted cabinet at a time.

#9547 2 years ago

Mystic begins reassembly.
Good layout on this one where I could actually make everything match consistently.
Can’t go wrong when you can use the exact same paint for everything.
This is where the versatility of automotive paint beats all others.
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#9549 2 years ago

Can a SBM fit into a Honda Accord? Why yes it can! See you tomorrow Christopher!

#9550 2 years ago
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