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Indy Restoration - "It’s not the years honey... it’s the mileage"


By Ricochet

58 days ago



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#101 11 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days ago

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

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#106 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

What's wrong about old one?

Nothing ... just grimy.

#110 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days 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 10 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Do these ever go bad?

Not really. Only if they're damaged.

#114 10 days ago

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

#115 10 days ago

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

#116 10 days 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 9 days 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 9 days 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 8 days 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 6 days 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 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Looking good! Did you install my planes already?

And my protectors?

#124 5 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

And my protectors?

Those are waiting patiently for their place.

#125 5 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

And my protectors?

Hahahahaha

#126 5 days 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 4 days ago

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

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#128 3 days 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 2 days 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 23 hours ago

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

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#131 12 hours 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 11 hours 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 10 hours 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 9 hours ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

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

Yah ya did!

#135 5 hours ago

Here’s after screening the warning text

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#136 21 minutes ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

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

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