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Indiana Jones Restoration ... "It's not the years honey; it's the mileage."


By Ricochet

1 year ago

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#101 1 year ago

So I had an f-up today.

I said before I'm kind of clumsy... sometimes even a little messy... especially when I'm in a hurry.

Welp.. today I was using a paint pen to fix edges... It takes some finesse to use these things. Me ... having a limited supply of finesse, I ended up with some of that nice black paint on my hand...

Yup you guessed it ... put a nice black blob in the yellow on the side-art. It was a holy shit f*ck f*ck f*ck F**********CK moment!

Tried to clean it off with a little paint thinner... no dice... it would only take off the surface but left a grey smudge behind. Fortunately the paint thinner doesn't really hurt the artwork.

Next... how do I cover this mess up... "I know... this yellow is almost dead-nuts the same as the Nazdar ink for the silk screen!"

Put a little on the brush... tried to lightly cover it... but no matter what... it was still there... it was better but not great.

Until...

I wiped of the Nazdar ink!!!! IT CLEANED IT BEAUTIFULLY! Absolutely no evidence of the f-up!

Talk about extreme low followed by an extreme high!

#102 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Got the art saver spacers and legs on. Pay no mind to the yellow washers ... couldn’t find my black ones.
Here is a little preview of the color. It’s really REALLY hard to capture. There is subtle gold flake in the black.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Nice touch! Who did that btw?

#103 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Nice touch! Who did that btw?

Robertstone0407 ... he suggested the color. I was originally going polished brass but then I saw a few done in black and really felt like I wanted to go that route. Robert suggested this gold (which is mainly black) so its really quite elegant. I will eventually get my good camera to try and capture how it twinkles in the light. Its quite awesome.

#104 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

robertstone0407 ... he suggested the color. I was originally going polished brass but then I saw a few done in black and really felt like I wanted to go that route. Robert suggested this gold (which is mainly black) so its really quite elegant. I will eventually get my good camera to try and capture how it twinkles in the light. Its quite awesome.

Nice to see something different and fresh! Looks freaking awesome!

#105 1 year ago

I splurged on a new transformer. Why not ... at this point you just stop caring about the money.

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#106 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

I splurged on a new transformer. Why not ... at this point you just stop caring about the money.[quoted image]

Cool! Were did you find it?

#108 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

I splurged on a new transformer. Why not ... at this point you just stop caring about the money.[quoted image]

What's wrong about old one?

#109 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

What's wrong about old one?

Nothing ... just grimy.

#110 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Nothing ... just grimy.

C'mon, if I can do it, you can also do it. You have the skill

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#111 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

C'mon, if I can do it, you can also do it. You have the skill [quoted image][quoted image]

Yup...that’s nice! Probably should have done that...I was in a spending mood.

#112 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

C'mon, if I can do it, you can also do it. You have the skill [quoted image][quoted image]

Do these ever go bad? Nice job btw!

#113 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Do these ever go bad?

Not really. Only if they're damaged.

#114 1 year ago

I cleaned mine up. Still have the sticker on it. IMG_20190814_203225 (resized).jpg

#115 1 year ago

Man you guys are making me feel like I threw my money into a wood chipper... which ... I did actually

#116 1 year ago

Putting a few things on... I can’t capture the color at all... its not as speck-ly as it looks... It has a gold glow to it.

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#117 1 year ago

Gun done

I just cleaned the switch assembly... got rid of the overspray, replaced the diode insulating tube and molex socket. I also added a couple of zip ties for good measure.

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#118 1 year ago

Few more odds and ends... New mantiss stainless receiver, which are very nice! I went so far as to get all the bolt beads powder coated in the same finish... kind of like eating potato chips ... once you start ... well you know.

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#119 1 year ago

Partially due to space.. partially due to breaking up the monotony of refinishing, I am now working on the back box.

Looks like someone thought it might have been a good idea to touch it up with a marker
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#120 1 year ago

When ya think you’re done bondo-ing. You’re not!

Upon close inspection the top edge had a bad cut! Lots of tear out. All better now, plus it made me go around the edge and get rid of all the grain. Should finish nicely.

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#121 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

When ya think you’re done bondo-ing. You’re not!
Upon close inspection the top edge had a bad cut! Lots of tear out. All better now, plus it made me go around the edge and get rid of all the grain. Should finish nicely.[quoted image]

Looking good! Did you install my planes already?

#122 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Looking good! Did you install my planes already?

Funny... I have your planes setup in my "old" man cave. They are sitting on top of my stereo stand. This room is where I'm going to be doing the playfield re-pop... they'll be staring at me the whole time!

I call it my "old" man cave because its setup sort of vintage late 70's.

#123 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Looking good! Did you install my planes already?

And my protectors?

#124 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

And my protectors?

Those are waiting patiently for their place.

#125 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

And my protectors?

Hahahahaha

#126 1 year ago

The bulk of it is out of the garage ! I’m about 3 weeks behind schedule but I don’t care.

Not gonna lie ... I’m liking the way it looks along side Star Wars.

So many of these are faded... they are so brilliant with fresh artwork !!!
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#127 1 year ago

Primer is done ... we are in a cold snap ... now officially using the heater.

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#128 1 year ago

Working on light board... short of a CNC machine... this is how it’s done (or at least how I did it) manually.

It’s rough cut around the edge. I’m going to do the final route cut when it’s paint is finished.

Clamp factory board down, set the depth of the jig to about 2/3 of the board. Not drilling all the way through so it will have nice clean cuts. Even with a sacrificial board underneath... Drilling through MDF doesn’t always make a nice cut.

Once one side is drilled I used a 1/16 bit to make a pilot for the cut on the other side.

Flip the board ... reset the jig and finish the cuts using pilot hole for alignment.
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#129 1 year ago

Thought I’d start working on rebuilding the power junction box...

Bought a new EMI filter from Marcospecialties.... welp... it’s not a direct fit... and it was overpriced. I ordered it with a bunch of other crap a long time ago so its a loss. Considering all that I've dumped into this thing... its pennies.

Bummer... won’t be working on this tonight.
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#130 1 year ago

Just one more coat of black... and no more spray paint !!!

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#131 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Just one more coat of black... and no more spray paint !!![quoted image]

Are you using rattle cans or spray gun?

#132 1 year ago

I went to rattle cans. I used an HVLP turbine sprayer for my RFM restore. Working the HVLP sprayer inside the cabinet is a bitch ... the cans make it easy to maneuver.

#133 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

I went to rattle cans. I used an HVLP turbine sprayer for my RFM restore. Working the HVLP sprayer inside the cabinet is a bitch ... the cans make it easy to maneuver.

Used rattle cans as well and got the perfect finish

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#134 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Used rattle cans as well and got the perfect finish [quoted image]

Yah ya did!

#135 1 year ago

Here’s after screening the warning text

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#136 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Here’s after screening the warning text [quoted image]

B-E-A-UTIFUL!!!

#137 1 year ago

Thanks! In case you are thinking about adding side decals, now is the time! **Pic shows old lock down bar, which was used to test fit the receiver**
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#138 1 year ago

Following this... nicely done guys!

#139 1 year ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Thanks! In case you are thinking about adding side decals, now is the time! **Pic shows old lock down bar, which was used to test fit the receiver**
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Yeah I’m on the fence with those. I’ve got a set... just haven’t committed to them yet.

#140 1 year ago

Light board is done!

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#141 1 year ago

This thing scares the shit out of me! So far I've only had to do the patent screen... very tiny, easy to do.

I've been staring at this for a few days. Gonna wait until I have the guts and nothing else to do.

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#142 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

This thing scares the shit out of me! So far I've only had to do the patent screen... very tiny, easy to do.
I've been staring at this for a few days. Gonna wait until I have the guts and nothing else to do.[quoted image]

I hear you on this but it's not too bad. Plan to have back up to clean it up quickly at the ready. I had my wife stand by while I mucked it up my first round. Practice on something like box is what I should have done. Oh, and have plenty of mentioned supplies at the ready to clean up the screens when you're done!

You're making quick progress!

#143 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

I hear you on this but it's not too bad. Plan to have back up to clean it up quickly at the ready. I had my wife stand by while I mucked it up my first round. Practice on something like box is what I should have done. Oh, and have plenty of mentioned supplies at the ready to clean up the screens when you're done!
You're making quick progress!

Thank you!

Yeah I've been just noodling all that can go wrong... and I'm over thinking it. Bryan Kelly has a great video on how to do this...

He's got such a nice work space and has such a cool level-headed-ness about him... makes it look like a walk in the park. It very well may be for some, but with me it won't be so much. I'm just tired of painting and am ready to move on to the next phase so I don't want to have to re-do it.

#144 1 year ago

I asked for Bryan's help and used this video quite a bit too. I won't say it's hard, but it's not as easy as it looks.

#145 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

This thing scares the shit out of me! So far I've only had to do the patent screen... very tiny, easy to do.
I've been staring at this for a few days. Gonna wait until I have the guts and nothing else to do.[quoted image]

I feel your pain! I bought a few sheets of some sort of white-glossy construction paper to practice on. Just tape it to the cabinet head and do one or two practice runs. Use a new sheet for each run. After a few practice runs, you’ll get a good feel for it. Then you can do it for real

#146 1 year ago
Quoted from dmacy:

I hear you on this but it's not too bad. Plan to have back up to clean it up quickly at the ready. I had my wife stand by while I mucked it up my first round. Practice on something like box is what I should have done. Oh, and have plenty of mentioned supplies at the ready to clean up the screens when you're done!
You're making quick progress!

I second this ^^^^^^ Have A LOT of shop towels and paint thinner readily available to clean the screen! Blow dry it but not too close to the screen itself. You don’t want to accidentally peel a letter off. Easy does it.

#147 1 year ago

Got myself a laminated tech chart. I bought one from Marco... nothing special about it... claims to be vinyl. I lost it ... I wasn’t impressed anyway.

So here are three... the top left is the original printed on some really durable stiff ... almost plastic. Only glaring problem is that the circuit board diagram is way off. This has been corrected in the reprints and on-line copies.

Top right is from Treasurecove (I got years ago). It’s almost the same as the original. It’s laminated adhesive backed. It has the circuit board orientation fixed.

The bottom one is the one I downloaded from Peter’s site www.inkochnito.nl and had printed and laminated. It really fits nicely on an 11x17 but when printed on 8 1/2x11 is a little crunched. I think this is the one I’m going with.
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#148 1 year ago
Quoted from Ricochet:

Got myself a laminated tech chart. I bought one from Marco... nothing special about it... claims to be vinyl. I lost it ... I wasn’t impressed anyway.
So here are three... the top left is the original printed on some really durable stiff ... almost plastic. Only glaring problem is that the circuit board diagram is way off. This has been corrected in the reprints and on-line copies.
Top right is from Treasurecove (I got years ago). It’s almost the same as the original. It’s laminated adhesive backed. It has the circuit board orientation fixed. I think this is the one I’m going with.
The bottom one is the one I downloaded from Peter’s site www.inkochnito.nl and had printed and laminated. It really fits nicely on an 11x17 but when printed on 8 1/2x11 is a little crunched.[quoted image]

Original is original...
It's always good to keep a piece of history.

#149 1 year ago
Quoted from Davi:

Original is original...
It's always good to keep a piece of history.

I agree the original will go back on the backside of the light board.

This is for the inside of the cabinet

#150 1 year ago

Done!

I can sleep now !

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