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JunkYard Early Proto/Dev playfield swap and full Restoration Documentation


By Mbecker

2 years ago



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#201 2 years ago

Hours of zip tying today.. finally finished with Playfield for now. Ready to move onto painting the 3D car surround while I start stripping the cab out. Feels good to have pf almost all back together!

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#202 2 years ago

20 min of polishing goes a long way..

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#203 2 years ago

TIme to tackle the cab.. stripped it out this morning. Pretty quick job.

Couple interesting things -- no idea what this wood block was for and what the hell kind of fuse is this? Is that sand????

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Never have removed a transformer -- damn these things are heavy!! That's a good 30lbs of iron core.
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Cab brought to garage.. ready to pull ground braid sections and start sanding/heat gun scrape treatment. Heads up for board removal next.
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Seems to have turned into a race to beat my p3 arrival date in August now.. I am hoping for about a month to finish cab/head

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#204 2 years ago

More stuff completed -- hate taking stuff apart, feels like I'm getting further from the goal!! Oh well.

Head taken apart, remaining wire harnesses back in ultrasonic along with all cab and head parts, sprayed some black, ordered a few parts still needed from Marco, and got the transformer varnish off the brackets and bolts. Also stripped the head decals, pretty quick job on those. Cab will take longer, pretty sure those are direct print.

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#205 1 year ago

Transformer cleaned, painted, new zip ties and cleaned up wiring.

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#206 1 year ago

Into the tumbler for all cab parts after a derust bath

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#207 1 year ago

Few jy parts came up local.. nos apron plus some extra parts

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#208 1 year ago

Wire form back from plater.. looking good!!

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#209 1 year ago

Time to strip this baby. Don't know if my arm will last.. pretty tiring scraping this off but it works ok with heat applied

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#210 1 year ago

..an hour later. One side done.

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#211 1 year ago

Side art reduced to this pile.. only causality was a large thumb blister
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On to sanding..
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Done for the day

Cab Parts out of the tumbler
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#212 1 year ago

Found this by coin door -- I think it's the prototype number?

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#213 1 year ago

Gluing, bonding, more gluing, bonding...

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#214 1 year ago

Board grounding plate. Battled with wet/dry sandpaper for hours. Didn't get a mirror finish but was satisfied enough with results anyway

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#215 1 year ago

I think the cab took a month and a half - between summer trips and such plus my mistakes. Sand, bondo, sand, paint, sand, bondo, repeat. Ugh. Seemed like every time I'd paint a coat I'd see more issues that needed bondoing. Same when I sanded up a grit.

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#216 1 year ago

Getting closer.

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#217 1 year ago

Meanwhile -

painting up 3d cars plastic mod.
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New tubing for cab wiring. (With old)
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New ball baron super shiny balls.
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#218 1 year ago

Painted all the cab/head bolts
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Roller came in for decals with new ground braid
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#219 1 year ago

Boom!

Cab done. Tape kept the lines tight. Left bottom board top and bottom bare, rest was painted.

Decals applied. Only screwed them up slightly haha. Got a number of air pockets to pop.

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#220 1 year ago

Shooter parts cleaned up and installed.
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Cab almost done-- need to add rails and mirror blades.
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Nvram installed-- bye batteries!
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#221 1 year ago

Coin door taken apart, repainted.

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#222 1 year ago

The game is coming along nicely. Cool shooter rod, where did you get it ?

#223 1 year ago
Quoted from moto_cat:

The game is coming along nicely. Cool shooter rod, where did you get it ?

Thanks, can't wait to fire it up for first time. Shooter is from a smaller company, possibly coin-op games or something? I'll look thru my receipts. I do like the colored metal ball ones from hot rod arcades - may end up switching we'll see

#224 1 year ago

Coin door parts painted and reassembled and installed.

Nasty old menu switch sticker replaced and new push button switches.

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#225 1 year ago

Mirror blades installed and rails are in. Put in old glass to check fit with lockdown bar. Dang that chrome is purty!!!

Rails had back bolt that old ones did not (just front and a sticky back). Drilled new back holes but no way to put in nut as the wood is solid right there.. trying to figure out how to secure it.

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#226 1 year ago

3d cars finally finished up. Windows were left clear to let light thru. Bit of white primer bled unfortunately but I'm in a hurry to wrap this up so will have to live with it for now.

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#227 1 year ago

Trying out Velcro (fuzzy side) to protect the head/cab interface and the hinge/sides of cab.

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#228 1 year ago

Got cars installed, crane decaled and in. Ready to pull this off and get the brackets all on and the pf rails.

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#229 1 year ago

It's in! Very tight fit with mirror blades, almost didn't make it!

Finally back on its own legs.

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#230 1 year ago

Head installed.

Wiring back in, then hit a snafu. Power switch was blowing the line fuse immediately. Took a little tracing to find the culprit-- the 9pin plug between the transformer and the power box up front.

I had removed all the pins to put on new clear tubing, and when I reinstalled the pins in the housing I rotated the entire housing 90 degrees. Apparently that shirts something out . Rotated back and it powered up!

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#231 1 year ago

New ball baron ultra balls ready to go in after a lot of trouble shooting a broken wire to the left flipper Eos. Most everything else tested out ok other than a light behind the crane that I can't find s connector for. Thinking they eliminated it in production machines but will have to verify that.

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#232 1 year ago

Up and running. Nieces and nephew did the breaking in -- got a few switch hang ups to adjust and an issue with the right sling protector and the wire form feed. Otherwise running surprisingly good!

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#233 1 year ago

Couple glory pics. Still got odds and ends to attend to, and the shaker to install and figure out but overall .. it's playing so I'm happy. Almost finished!

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#234 1 year ago

Great work....

#235 1 year ago

Awesome..!

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#236 1 year ago

Man I feel like I need to break into your house and bust a scratch tag onto it somewhere(so it will look like the rest of the jy's out there)

All jokes aside, I'm so impressed. You might have the very best jy example in exsistence now. And you deserve it after all the hard work

Check out the color dmd. I love it(tho only other pinheads really notice color dmd's)

#237 1 year ago
Quoted from Buju:

Man I feel like I need to break into your house and bust a scratch tag onto it somewhere(so it will look like the rest of the jy's out there)
All jokes aside, I'm so impressed. You might have the very best jy example in exsistence now. And you deserve it after all the hard work
Check out the color dmd. I love it(tho only other pinheads really notice color dmd's)

Thanks !! Don’t know if it’s the nicest but I hope it’s one of them got the colordmd in it — love it. Still working on the shaker motor, which is about the last thing left I believe.. it’s pretty dialed in now

#238 1 year ago

Finally changed out the display panel plexi with a new one. Those metal one way lock nuts are annoying! Comparison of old vs new.

Also cut new cab runners for back, painted, cleared, and attached.

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#239 1 year ago

Nice shiny black cabinet there. Looks good!

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