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Its a Dude in a box. Shop out pics needed for Dr Dude


By Kevin_Wing

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

So I get a call from my daughter, who is going to college in Texas, saying,"Guess what I've got in my car?"

It turns out that it is a Dr Dude that someone had stripped the playfield of most every part and stopped. She has parts and mouse doots in boxes and bowls for this machine and possibly others mixed in. The white standup targets are missing along with some posts and hardware and who knows what else. Several of the plastics are broken.

Although she has helped me work on machines at home, this is her first experience buying one and working on it away from home. Her enthusiasm is contagious . She polishes parts that are spread around the living room. She calls almost every night to show pictures of her progress. She E-Mails manuals, part catalog and part supplier pages to try and identify missing items.

Assuming that the seller is correct in saying that the Dude booted and played and that the displays were good beforehand, who can help her with shop out pics from their own experience?

I will be meeting her at the Texas Pinball Festival Saturday evening. We will be shopping for targets, plastics and a translite. We're looking forward to meeting everyone there.

Kevin Wing

#2 5 years ago

I have a pretty good set of pics. 163 of them, about half a GB. Oddly enough I bought a Dude in similar shape, half torn down. Here is a link to the zipped file (file is still uploading, may take a few for link to work).
https://www.dropbox.com/s/95v89ryohdgagte/Dr%20Dude.7z
I also documented some of the hacks, not everything is necessarily correct, just how mine was taken apart. Good luck!

#3 5 years ago

Thank you so much! Your pics will give her a huge head start!

Kevin Wing

#4 5 years ago

I have a HUO Dr Dude in my collection. It has never been taken apart. If you need any particular pictures PM me and I will take some and get them to her.

#5 5 years ago

Thank you for your kind offer. An unmolested example is the best reference that one can have.

Kevin Wing

#6 5 years ago
Quoted from Kevin_Wing:

Thank you for your kind offer. An unmolested example is the best reference that one can have.
Kevin Wing

LOL... an unmolested Dude.

#7 5 years ago

Hello. I am the daughter in question. Thanks for the pics!!! They will be very helpful. So far I have cleaned up the cabinet, repainted the legs, and cleaned most of the playfield parts. I have ordered many parts and am hoping to start assembling things this weekend. I know I am missing some posts and hardware, which I am hoping to get from the seller. The manual is pretty helpful, but I am not sure how accurate the post quantities are. I don't have nearly as many as there are listed. I am also not sure how many colored bulb covers there are supposed to be. Some of the inserts had yellow or red bulb covers and there is one random green one on the playfield. Different examples I have seen online are inconsistent as well (i.e. what color is the bulb coming out of Dr. Dude's head on the ramp entrance supposed to be? I'm sure I will figure things out as I go. At this point I am trying to inventory everything so that I can start out with the right parts. I don't have all of the photos synced with my computer, but here is one of the current state of my living room...

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#8 5 years ago

Here are some more photos

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#9 5 years ago

keriwing08 - It looks like you aren't really playing that Ice Revue, so let me know if you want me to come get it and bring you a table for your dude parts.

#10 5 years ago

btw75 I knew I shouldn't have put that in there lol. It's a beautiful game and I am sorry to say it is not for sale!

#11 5 years ago

I shall be watching this awesome game. As far as the light for Dr dude head check a flyer there should be pics online. I did a full led of my Dr and I put a color changer in there. All I need to do is the mix master decals. But I was thinking of doing a metal flake paint job.

#12 5 years ago

well, since the pf is depopulated...

I suggest finishing the job and cleaning it up, touching it up, and getting it clearcoated

#13 5 years ago

Good for you! Way to dive in head first! Welcome to your first Solid State game

Quoted from Whysnow:

well, since the pf is depopulated...
I suggest finishing the job and cleaning it up, touching it up, and getting it clearcoated

Totally agree (if possible). See if any art buddies at college can airbrush / paint match e.t.c. Then I'm sure you could find someone to clearcoat over it. That would turn out amazing!

#15 5 years ago

You've got your work cut out for you! The mixmaster being completely disassembled is particularly brutal. The Ball Scores Value plastic in picture three isn't native to DD. Nor is Santa Claus in picture 2. I hope you've got a Big Shot figure in there somewhere, or maybe the owner has it.

My DD had a clear bulb in Dude's head over the ramp, but I believe they were originally yellow? Gift of Gab (yellow bulb rubber), Heart of Rock N Roll (red bulb cover), and on the left the green bulb cover that goes in the playfield is for the Magnetic Personality.

Here's a partial teardown pic. Probably didn't take 100% of the posts off, but most of them anyway. Good luck!

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#16 5 years ago

I found a place in Australia that had a Dr dude figure. I ordered 2 hoping someone locally would make copies, but it fell through. Last big shot figure on ebay went for 75. Although I was in a bidding war and seen one go for 150

#17 5 years ago

I am contemplating touch up and clear coat. It would be very tricky on this game, but it would look good. I do have the big shot figure luckily and the boards and displays look good. I also ordered the mixmaster decals and bought silver spray paint for it and paint for the coin door. Judging by the stickers that were on the cabinet, this game was on location in Corpus Christi for about 8 years, but it should clean up really nice and I got a good deal on it. Thanks for the help. I will keep you updated!

#18 5 years ago

Oh and I have worked on solid states a little bit. I shopped out High Speed last summer, but that was easier since I did the disassembly!

#19 5 years ago

Update. Today I had a snow day (in Texas??) and I received my part order from pinball life, including the new leg bolts, levelers and cab protectors I was waiting for so I cleaned the cabinet some more and set Dr. Dude up on his legs. I hooked up the connectors and got it to a point where I could try turning it on. I got six back box lights and the display says factory settings. Some parts of the letters are out, but this looks like a newer display so it may just be a connector issue. I was just curious to see what it what do. I am going to consult the manual and the interweb to see what the next step is. But now I have a starting point. Here are pictures.

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#20 5 years ago

#1 check the bulbs
#2 check the fuses

#21 5 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

#1 check the bulbs
#2 check the fuses

#3 Check the batteries / holder for acid damage or bad batteries

#22 5 years ago
Quoted from dementedwarlok:

I found a place in Australia that had a Dr dude figure. I ordered 2 hoping someone locally would make copies, but it fell through. Last big shot figure on ebay went for 75. Although I was in a bidding war and seen one go for 150

I just paid $125 AUS
scary what I paid for this, but you need it. Rumour is new plastic set coming soon! Here's hoping

2 weeks later
#24 5 years ago

I have just about finished mine if I can help at all?

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#25 5 years ago

Oldskool1969 could you scan your apron cards and send a jpeg to me. My Dude has no cards. Thanks in advance.

#26 5 years ago

What's your email dude? Can't send via pin side for some reason

#27 5 years ago

Quick update. I haven't gotten much further since my last post as far as assembly but I did make a quick trip to Kansas last weekend and got a chance to test my displays in my dad's EATPM and they look good! I'm glad I will be able to avoid the expense of replacing them since I will already have a lot invested in parts. (I'm probably going to end up buying a translite for it since mine is not so great.) here are the displays:

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And the translite:

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I also brought his extra ultrasonic cleaner with me which is useful as well as some tools for working on connectors since a couple of mine are questionable. The battery holder had been removed from the board but there is no corrosion. I might buy one of those any pin ram chips at the Texas pinball Festival.

Thanks for the offer to help oldskool1969. I might take you up on that if I have a specific question. Right now I just keep getting hung up on little things like the coin door paint I bought was too flat, I'm missing washers, e rings, and a shooter sleeve for the shooter assembly, the holes for the plastic trim I bought that goes at the back of the playfield glass don't line up etc. these are all simple fixes but require time, shopping, and part orders etc. so I just need to keep moving. I'm hoping to do more this weekend.

#28 5 years ago

Try cleaning the translite before you write it off. Yes it is dirty, but it's plastic. Just don't use anything too abrasive.

#29 5 years ago

I can clean it, but I don't know if you can tell in the photo that it is almost like the whites have "flaked" like you would see on a backglass. I haven't seen a translite do this before but it doesn't look so good in the light.

#30 5 years ago
Quoted from keriwing08:

I'm missing washers, e rings, and a shooter sleeve for the shooter assembly, the holes for the plastic trim I bought that goes at the back of the playfield glass don't line up etc. these are all simple fixes but require time, shopping, and part orders etc. so I just need to keep moving. I'm hoping to do more this weekend.

In case you were concerned about getting the right e-clips, you can just stop by any auto parts (or likely hardware ) store and buy an assortment package. It comes in handy for sure and is not expensive. Most hardware like screws, washers, and such can also be found at hardware stores - correct hardware in many cases and cheap.

2 weeks later
#31 5 years ago

Keri,

So I hear something else lined up in the restore queue recently.

A few pictures maybe?

Mike O.

3 months later
#32 4 years ago

I haven't updated this for a while. As far as Dr. Dude goes I have been meticulously cleaning and in some cases painting parts of it and have done a little bit of assembly. The mixmaster is mostly assembled. I picked up a yellow target that was missing at Texas PF as well as some posts and screws that I was missing. I installed the new flippers and put some of the plastics back on. I found the white targets, which were so dirty I barely recognized them but they cleaned up nice. I discovered I might have a board problem that is causing the missing segments on the displays so I may need a new CPU. That's on hold for now as I have been in Kansas for the summer.

As Mike mentioned I picked up another machine a few months ago. I didn't intend to get another but I got another response to my CL want ad for a Sky Jump project. It's actually not too bad. It works but needs to be shopped and needs insert decals since the numbers are mysteriously missing. Here are some pics:
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Now I am currently prepping for a tournament at the house. I completely took apart Elvira's playfield and am finally getting to shopping her out, which was long overdue. She plays great but we bought her and a Funhouse from someone who had a house fire so she's pretty smoky inside. Hopefully I will have "after" pictures soon on all of this. I seem to have a lot of "before" pictures in my phone. Elvira looks different with an empty playfield.

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