(Topic ID: 225528)

HEP This Week 3-23-2020


By High_End_Pins

1 year ago



Topic Stats

  • 6,520 posts
  • 375 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 hours ago by High_End_Pins
  • Topic is favorited by 385 Pinsiders

You

Linked Games

Topic poll

“EBD Trim legs will be black regardless ”

  • Stainless/Factory 35 votes
    31%
  • Blacked out 54 votes
    48%
  • Painted Gold matched to cabinet 24 votes
    21%

(113 votes)

This poll has been closed.

Topic Gallery

There have been 13,080 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
wire stripper (resized).png
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg
image (resized).jpg

Topic index (key posts)

75 key posts have been marked in this topic, showing the first 20 (Show topic index)

There are 6520 posts in this topic. You are on page 54 of 131.
#2651 1 year ago

Hope all is well Chris!!!!

You there (resized).png

11
#2652 1 year ago

All is well.
Maverick is off to the groomers.

We need to clean up the shop
Latest cabinets have arrived.

241075C7-FB9A-4DBD-8332-D6EC9B722EF4.gifimage.jpgimage.jpgimage.jpg
#2653 1 year ago

Anyone interested in this Whirlwind cabinet?
Has rails. Hinges etc.
color is good.

Be quick it is moments from the saw and dumpster.

Text is best 704-351-2014

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2654 1 year ago

Man, you do such nice work. I'll bet you get great, great satisfaction when the job is done and despite the fact that the do'er always sees the tiny est little flaw, you KNOW you have done a superior job.
My work doesnt compare in any way, form or fashion to your abilities and finished product. I never thought Id ever know the feeling of a 'job was done where the work itself was its own reward." But I have even tho it certainly isnt as nice as your work but as long as you did the best you know how to......and dont let the labrador retriever fur get in the paint........or have the color blindness make your paint choices off,,,,,,
BUT I'm getting off the subject. Way back when in this post you talked about filling the rail holes and making new holes as you put the rails back on. Now that does confuse me a little as the rails only seem to go in one place. at least thats how I think about it. what am I missing on that?
Thanks for sharing,, I really enjoyed the read.
Weeze
PS this is a hurdy gurdy I picked up , used to be owned by a Pittsburg Steelers fan. Haven't started sanding yet.....

s-l500 (resized).jpg
#2655 1 year ago

Good man. I know it's more hassle to give stuff away than to trash it, but the karma payoff is huge. It's just too bad they don't accept karma at the fishmonger.

#2656 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Anyone interested in this Whirlwind cabinet?
Has rails. Hinges etc.
color is good.
Be quick it is moments from the saw and dumpster.
Text is best 704-351-2014
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Wish I was closer. Someone save it!

#2657 1 year ago

EBD wired playfield and empty cabinet
$800.
Come and get it.
Will throw on a pallet and ship as well.
Could probably squeeze the WW cab on there as well but this needs to be hassle free for me or it defeats the purpose of practically giving it away.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2658 1 year ago

Medusa playfields

Tommy playfield.

Joker Poker playfield.

Name your price as long as it is worth packing and shipping I will consider it

Or buy it all and I will put it all on a pallet or two

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2659 1 year ago

Looks better around here.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2660 1 year ago

Wow.... the benefits of being a collector within driving distance of you would be incredible. Obligatory I wish I was closer for the EBD.

#2661 1 year ago

Don't suppose there is a really nice populated playfield for a ASTRO of the Gottlieb family around?

#2662 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Looks better around here.

Would look better if the Knock Out made its way to the front.

10
#2663 1 year ago

Special Whirlwind is getting close.

I was waiting on a couple replacement boards
Both the interconnect and power supply boards were in rough shape with some burnt traces and creative component replacement.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2664 1 year ago

Wiring the Whirlwind playfield HEP style has been really time consuming.
image (resized).jpg

HEP style means no generic color wiring.
Big task on a System 11 game.
All lamps now have true color correct daisy chains.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2665 1 year ago

That cabinet looks awesome

#2666 1 year ago
Quoted from weeze:

Man, you do such nice work. I'll bet you get great, great satisfaction when the job is done and despite the fact that the do'er always sees the tiny est little flaw, you KNOW you have done a superior job.
My work doesnt compare in any way, form or fashion to your abilities and finished product. I never thought Id ever know the feeling of a 'job was done where the work itself was its own reward." But I have even tho it certainly isnt as nice as your work but as long as you did the best you know how to......and dont let the labrador retriever fur get in the paint........or have the color blindness make your paint choices off,,,,,,
BUT I'm getting off the subject. Way back when in this post you talked about filling the rail holes and making new holes as you put the rails back on. Now that does confuse me a little as the rails only seem to go in one place. at least thats how I think about it. what am I missing on that?
Thanks for sharing,, I really enjoyed the read.
Weeze
PS this is a hurdy gurdy I picked up , used to be owned by a Pittsburg Steelers fan. Haven't started sanding yet.....
[quoted image]

Thanks.
The thing about the rails is that they can vary one side could be an 1/8 off from the other or more.
When it comes to older games all the nail holes make it even more difficult to rely on the old holes.
When you fill all you are starting with a blank slate and can make sure everything is even and symmetrical.

#2667 1 year ago

Paint room is full of cabinets.
I will start taping and priming to set the stage for future projects.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2668 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Thanks.
The thing about the rails is that they can vary one side could be an 1/8 off from the other or more.
When it comes to older games all the nail holes make it even more difficult to rely on the old holes.
When you fill all you are starting with a blank slate and can make sure everything is even and symmetrical.

I’ve gone back and forth about continuing to make holes on the underside of the rails I make but rarely get feedback that they are too far off to be usable. Please let me know what you think.

#2669 1 year ago

First cabinet is taped up. This is an *official* cabinet for MM.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2670 1 year ago
Quoted from TaylorVA:

I’ve gone back and forth about continuing to make holes on the underside of the rails I make but rarely get feedback that they are too far off to be usable. Please let me know what you think.

Yours are great. I would keep doing it just as you have been.
Any holes or dimples in just about anything tend to be guidelines more than anything else and having them in there is a big help.

#2671 1 year ago

Another thing I want to do is do the final prep and clear onbthe Spirit 2 Cabinet.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2672 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Yours are great. I would keep doing it just as you have been.
Any holes or dimples in just about anything tend to be guidelines more than anything else and having them in there is a big help.

Right on, I know I have asked you in the past and was just hoping you’d give me an out for not drilling out the bottom of the rails. I will carry on.

#2673 1 year ago

Spirit 2 cabinet is sanded nice and level.
image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

There are minimal break through STI address. These are a small sample. It is where the colors stack.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2674 1 year ago

Final corrections made to the Spirit 2 cabinet and final clear applied.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2675 1 year ago

Trying out a custom touch for the special Whirlwind speaker panel as well.

image (resized).jpg
#2676 1 year ago

Spirit 2 cabinet is done and can move out of the paint shop.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
10
#2677 1 year ago

Went off the rails yesterday with my OCD.
It all started out simple enough just bring the Spirit 2 Cabinet down the hill into the “big building “.

I felt cluttered just by bringing the head in.
Next the following happened.

Moved the workbench
Moved storage cabinet 1
Moved storage cabinet 2
Relocated tumblers
Installed new wire rack
Removed bikes
Took large TV down
Relocated TV with now smaller tV
Eliminated surround sound
Took Medusa plaque out of paint shop installed itvwhere larger tv used to be
Put larger TV in garage
Removed roll around cart.
Reorganized drawers.

That is the short version

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2678 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Went off the rails yesterday with my OCD.
It all started out simple enough just bring the Spirit 2 Cabinet down the hill into the “big building “.
I felt cluttered just by bringing the head in.
Next the following happened.
Moved the workbench
Moved storage cabinet 1
Moved storage cabinet 2
Relocated tumblers
Installed new wire rack
Removed bikes
Took large TV down
Relocated TV with now smaller tV
Eliminated surround sound
Took Medusa plaque out of paint shop installed itvwhere larger tv used to be
Put larger TV in garage
Removed roll around cart.
Reorganized drawers.
That is the short version
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That's how most my projects begin!

#2679 1 year ago
Quoted from Toucanf16:

That's how most my projects begin!

True. I always start out simple.

Spirit 2 is set up now.
Will use that as refrence to build Spirit 1 Cabinet.

image (resized).jpg
#2680 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Went off the rails yesterday with my OCD.
It all started out simple enough just bring the Spirit 2 Cabinet down the hill into the “big building “.
I felt cluttered just by bringing the head in.
Next the following happened.
Moved the workbench
Moved storage cabinet 1
Moved storage cabinet 2
Relocated tumblers
Installed new wire rack
Removed bikes
Took large TV down
Relocated TV with now smaller tV
Eliminated surround sound
Took Medusa plaque out of paint shop installed itvwhere larger tv used to be
Put larger TV in garage
Removed roll around cart.
Reorganized drawers.
That is the short version
[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Only one thing doesn't make sense to me . . . why eliminate surround sound?

#2681 1 year ago
Quoted from logger:

Only one thing doesn't make sense to me . . . why eliminate surround sound?

Was outdated from 2010.
Not worth remounting.

#2682 1 year ago

Playfield has made its way into the special Whirlwind cabinet.

image (resized).jpg
16
#2683 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Was outdated from 2010.
Not worth remounting.

Sometimes I wonder if my wife feels that way about me.

Was outdated from 1962.
Not worth remounting.

#2684 1 year ago
Quoted from freegame450:

Sometimes I wonder if my wife feels that way about me.
Was outdated from 1962.
Not worth remounting.

As long as it doesn’t require new holes in the walls I am betting you are safe.
That is what did in the old surround sound here.

10
#2685 1 year ago

Special Whirlwind is coming along.
I thought I would finish it today but turns out the supplied new plastic set” is a junk acrylic version that snaps into pieces far too easily.
I believe these were made years ago by Phoenix Arcades as indicated by the blue film on there.

A new decent set is needed so I just ordered that.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2686 1 year ago

It lives at least.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2687 1 year ago

very nice

16
#2688 1 year ago

Now on to the TSPP.
Teardown has begun.
image (resized).jpg

Never done one before so I will restore as I go.
I will do these two items first.
The backboard and the upper playfield.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2689 1 year ago

stephpopcorn.gif

#2690 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now on to the TSPP.
Teardown has begun.
[quoted image]
Never done one before so I will restore as I go.
I will do these two items first.
The backboard and the upper playfield.
[quoted image][quoted image]

This will be cool. Can't wait to see the progress!

#2691 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Now on to the TSPP.
Teardown has begun.
[quoted image]
Never done one before so I will restore as I go.
I will do these two items first.
The backboard and the upper playfield.
[quoted image][quoted image]

Excited to watch this one. Will you paint the backboard the match the blue decal better? Guess I'll have to wait and see!!

#2692 1 year ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Special Whirlwind is coming along.
I thought I would finish it today but turns out the supplied new plastic set” is a junk acrylic version that snaps into pieces far too easily.
I believe these were made years ago by Phoenix Arcades as indicated by the blue film on there.
A new decent set is needed so I just ordered that. [quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I think it's awesome that you take such pride in your work that before you install a set of plastics you try and snap them in half to make sure they will hold up.

#2693 1 year ago

Backboard is done.
New plastic
Polished etc.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2694 1 year ago

Now the upper.

I have a new playfield that I cleared a couple of years ago.
New plastics
New ramps
New decals
New stainless flap.

image (resized).jpg
#2695 1 year ago

I will start with the underside.
This game is pretty dirty.
Definitely routed at a bar.
There is an unmistakable smell of smoke/nicotine I have come to recognize.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

#2696 1 year ago

TSPP upper playfield is done.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
#2697 1 year ago

I love the upper playfield on TSPP. I'm in the cannabis industry and it has always given me a new meaning to the term "couch lock".

#2698 1 year ago

Tearing down the TSPP further today.
This game has an enormous amount of parts and post.
It is a lot to document with the camera for rebuild.
Really glad we were able to find some ramps because as so teardown I realize just how rough the game is
Good example here.
All tabs with one exception are broken they used big washers to make it work.
image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg

My first plan of the day is to get the ramps off and swap build those and then go from there.

#2699 1 year ago

Not much swapping needed on this one

image (resized).jpg
#2700 1 year ago

Playfield is out of the TSPP cabinet.

image (resized).jpgimage (resized).jpg
Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
Wanted
Machine - Wanted
Cedar Rapids, IA
There are 6520 posts in this topic. You are on page 54 of 131.

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside