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HEP This Week 12-2-19


By High_End_Pins

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“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
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#2101 10 months ago

EBD 2 topside building up
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I liked the black post and red lane guides I used on the special version so I am going to stick with that on this one also.

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#2102 10 months ago

EBD 2 underside building.

Using regular bulbs in all the feature lamps because They won’t flicker or strobe.

Still using LEDs in the GI though.

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#2103 10 months ago

Let the soldering begin.

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#2104 10 months ago

Using paint pens to map out the harness...this is why I make sure not to miss a single post, what a great tip...

#2106 10 months ago

EBD 2 playfield wiring is complete and it is now in the cabinet then powered up for testing.

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#2107 10 months ago

Love seeing your work Chris. Great job as always.

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#2108 10 months ago

Our oldest son Curtis turns 21 tomorrow.
He has to work so we celebrate today.

What does he want to eat?

Steak
Tater tots
Cheese sticks
French toast sticks
Churros
Ice cream

Basically he wants to eat like he is still 10

No problem
Steaks

Marinated over night after coating and vacuum sealing.
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Throw them on the grill
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Take them off

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Looking for medium rare. Looks good.
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Deep fry everything else. Curtis doesn’t care about healthy. He wants flavor !!

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He looks happy 9741657B-B8FE-4588-A29A-3F78B6345528 (resized).jpeg

Now for dessert
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He is now officially full. image (resized).jpg

#2109 10 months ago

Happy Birthday Curtis !

LTG : )

#2110 10 months ago

What?!?
No Beer?
He is legal now.
Well almost, but no one here will tattle.

#2111 10 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

What?!?
No Beer?
He is legal now.
Well almost, but no one here will tattle.

I think he had a bad experience in his late teens with some Bombay or something like that and the wife had to clean up the bathroom all night and that scarred him for life so he is already mostly done with drinking lol!

#2112 10 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Our oldest son Curtis turns 21 tomorrow.
He has to work so we celebrate today.
What does he want to eat?
Steak
Tater tots
Cheese sticks
French toast sticks
Churros
Ice cream
Basically he wants to eat like he is still 10

Shoot, I'm more than twice his age and that sounds like the perfect birthday meal to me! Happy birthday, Curtis!

#2113 10 months ago

I’m almost three times Custis’ age and had a similar birthday meal three weeks ago!
Happy birthday Curtis!

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#2114 10 months ago

Where else can you get restoration tips, cooking tips, beer tips, exercising tips!! Happy Birthday Curtis!

#2115 10 months ago

1-21-19
It’s Curtis’s 21st Birthday!!

He is still asleep and Maverick is also pretty tired after yesterday’s festivities and the games.
All were awesome despite the lousy officiating

Maverick knows this is the part of the day he will be anchored down and mostly ignored as I work on my projects so he knows how to make himself comfortable.
We hate to anchor him down but trust me it is for his own good. He gets into more shit than you could ever imagine. Nothing is safe,not a wire,zip tie,cardboard box,playfield. Nothing!
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#2116 10 months ago

Not too much left to do to my EBD 2 project.
I need to place the rubbers and plastics.
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I have a new plastic set and have polished and swapped the metal standoffs.
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One problem I see is that the clear plastics do not all match up. Most do but these do not. image (resized).jpg

That means my best bet will be to reuse the ones that do not.
Not my preference but it is most important that the plastics fit asince they are essentially ball guides than having them be perfectly clear.

The ones that do match up are placed.

These are doubled up since the repro s are thin.

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#2117 10 months ago

The playfield build is complete. image (resized).jpg

I thought to test the new apron out on the playfield before I make any changes to it.
It dawned on me during the build of the playfield that while the cabinet is cream colored this version of the playfield is definitely white.

As a result the repro apron actually looks great on there as is.
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I had a back up plan in place as well but I will save that for another project.

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#2118 10 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

1-21-19
It’s Curtis’s 21st Birthday!!
He is still asleep and Maverick is also pretty tired after yesterday’s festivities and the games.
All were awesome despite the lousy officiating
Maverick knows this is the part of the day he will be anchored down and mostly ignored as I work on my projects so he knows how to make himself comfortable.
We hate to anchor him down but trust me it is for his own good. He gets into more shit than you could ever imagine. Nothing is safe,not a wire,zip tie,cardboard box,playfield. Nothing!
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Maverick looks like he’s half in some giant frog’s mouth.

#2119 10 months ago
Quoted from lb1:

Maverick looks like he’s half in some giant frog’s mouth.

I can definitely see that.
For some reason he likes to bury himself in layers of toys
As the day goes he slowly unpacks himself.
He knows it is getting close to party time!

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#2120 10 months ago

The EBD 2 is finished.
Not sure if it will make it outside for final pictures because it has been pretty cold and mostly rainy here lately.

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#2121 10 months ago

Maverick has hopped out of the frog,unlatched and is ready to party.
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Since Maverick hopped out of the frog I hopped in it .
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Curtis to infinity and beyond 18 years ago. If you have kids I just can’t tell you how quickly the time passes. Still can’t believe this guy is 21.
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#2122 10 months ago

Beautiful EBD. Those early SS Bally's really do look incredible when pristine.

#2123 10 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Maverick has hopped out of the frog,unlatched and is ready to party

Almost looks like its time for another haircut.

#2124 10 months ago
Quoted from pinwiztom:

Almost looks like its time for another haircut.

Yes. He goes on Thursday.

#2125 10 months ago

EBD 2 is all done.
Plays great.
Will be shipped without a backglass because the owner already has the replacement glass in hand.
Time to fold it up and make room for the next thing
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Really like putting the chocks on the back of these. They sit on the back so much better and steady.

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#2126 10 months ago

EBD 2 Ready to pack and ship.
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I am officially done with EBDs well at least until another one comes in.
No telling when that might be. I do have a large amount of EBD parts that I can let go now if anyone is looking.
This includes a complete wired playfield
It is rough but complete.

#2127 10 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Our oldest son Curtis turns 21 tomorrow.
He has to work so we celebrate today.
What does he want to eat?

read this and for some reason I immediately thought of this

#2128 10 months ago
Quoted from j_m_:

read this and for some reason I immediately thought of this

You figured Curtis out quickly

#2129 10 months ago

We have our garage back !!!
Too cold to do anything outside and I lifted weights yesterday so that means cardio in the garage

We will do 1 minute intervals
Maverick is getting excited.
I think this is how he learned to be so aggressive with his toys. After watching me slam this,bounce that swing this throw that. He just thinks that is what you do.

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#2130 10 months ago

Got that over with for today.
Not too bad. I feel like I put in maximum effort. image (resized).jpg

Maverick is wondering about lunch. image (resized).jpg

Still working on the last shipment of ivory salmon.
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I do plan on having a bite of one of these though.

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#2131 10 months ago

I call dibs on the Snickerdoodle!

#2132 10 months ago

Surely Maverick gets a taste of this delicious looking salmon?
Salmon drives our cat insane. She jumps on the table and nearly attacks us to get a piece.

#2133 10 months ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

I call dibs on the Snickerdoodle!

Ok I saved it for you and ate some of the chocolate chocolate chip instead . Was good. image (resized).jpg

#2134 10 months ago
Quoted from lb1:

Surely Maverick gets a taste of this delicious looking salmon?
Salmon drives our cat insane. She jumps on the table and nearly attacks us to get a piece.

Yes he does.
I eat 9 ounces ,wife has 6 and Maverick has 3.
Can’t get either one of the boys to touch it

#2135 10 months ago

Loaded up all the EBD junk first.
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Taking it to the warehouse.
One challenge we face around here is that in order to go there we have to get Mr Marshall motivated to go with us as he can’t be left home alone even at 18.
Even though it is freezing cold he refuses to wear pants. He will just sit in the truck,rock and play his switch though while we unload it.
You have no idea what it takes to make even the most basic things happen around here some days

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#2136 10 months ago

We made it to the warehouse.

Marshall is happy and doing his Marshall things as predicted.
He plays a video game,listens to music,watches a video and rocks all at the same time.
It is kind of impressive honestly. 2D5BB521-F1CA-4E07-BE42-C9887EBA2EBD.gif

Where to put this stuff?

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#2137 10 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Marshall is happy and doing his Marshall things as predicted.

He is a happy camper. Good for him.

LTG : )

#2138 10 months ago

Unloaded.
This is something that can be tough to describe about space but often times one single game can take two or three spots sometimes even more.
EBD is a good example.
In order to build the two nice games I ended up with three different carcasses essentially plus the two nice ones as well so EBD was a two customer paying job that took five spots up.
Now the aftermath.
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This is the case on most games take the Fathom picture as another example.
You have the game itself and then the replacement cabinet. Two spots one job.
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It makes it essential to have a true warehouse and good insurance.

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#2139 10 months ago

Back home Maverick is glad to see me.
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Loaded the EBD 2 up and heading back to the warehouse.

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#2140 10 months ago

EBD 2 is back at the warehouse.
I will pack that for shipping soon.

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I also need to inventory some new arrivals and unearth some new projects. That will have to be tomorrow though we have asked as much as we can of Marshall for the day.
We can head back home now and see what we can get into there instead.

#2141 10 months ago

Almost forgot to pull a beer

Going with the goose. Still working through the case I have of that.
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#2142 10 months ago

I want to send you my CC so bad. Love all those pictures. Great work.

#2143 10 months ago

Night shift clocks in. They are drinkers but they do good work
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Looks like it is time to assemble that Dr Who finally.
I really need to do this to clear the way and shelves for all the other things that are brewing.
In between having so much clutter from the EBDs and this Dr Who in pieces for a good bit while I worked through the playfield it ties things up a bit.
All part of my work the room work the shop clean strategy.

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It is refreshing to have a little room to move again out here. image (resized).jpg
Almost have enough shelf space to start gutting the TSPP.

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#2144 10 months ago
Quoted from LTG:

He is a happy camper. Good for him.
LTG : )

Yes he is. We feel like his life is challenging enough so we will do ANYTHING it takes or we possibly can to make him happy.

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#2145 10 months ago
Quoted from thepinballworks:

I want to send you my CC so bad. Love all those pictures. Great work.

Thanks.
I just try to put things up here that are hopefully informative,entertaining and maybe even relatable.
Some of it is repetitive,some silly and some just fills the gaps between projects but it is all the reality of HEP so its stays true to that.

#2146 10 months ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks.
I just try to put things up here that are hopefully informative,entertaining and maybe even relatable.
Some of it is repetitive,some silly and some just fills the gaps between projects but it is all the reality of HEP so its stays true to that.

And it is all AWESOME! Please don't ever stop

#2147 10 months ago

Yay! Can't wait to see the details of the rest of the Dr Who restoration!!

#2148 10 months ago

great thread HEP and you do incredible work,

As I am sure many others feel the same, I look forward to the daily updates, thanks for sharing from the pins, to food, beer, puppy and family

#2149 10 months ago

Nothing like seeing the Dr first thing in the morning. image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

Pre workout/lunch the goal is to get the cabinet together and up on four legs.
First step towards that goal is ground braiding.
This being a reused original cabinet it will be a bit easier.

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#2150 10 months ago

Ground braid path was mapped out with a silver marker.
I don’t copy the factory because I prefer something neater but I do make sure I accomplish the same task. 9E72C3D8-85E4-4B0A-A1C7-BC2981099063 (resized).jpeg

Fast forward it is braided and built.
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