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Moving day at HEP


By High_End_Pins

3 years ago



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    #101 3 years ago

    Just curious...how many pins are typically in the queue over at HEP?

    #102 3 years ago

    Tub of old ramps. Only kept the good ones.You never know when they will go out of stock or dry up.

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    #103 3 years ago

    CV boom balloon bunch SC useable wheel spinners
    And Pats homemade inserts .Sorry about that

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    #104 3 years ago

    Ij lamp board. Large.

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    #105 3 years ago

    Misc brackets and bullshit.
    Transformers

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    #106 3 years ago

    More plastics and misc,lamp boards

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    #107 3 years ago

    Spare rudy.Roughnuts version.

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    #108 3 years ago

    Overage of plated AFM ships.

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    #109 3 years ago

    Putting good empty cabs in storage.

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    #110 3 years ago
    Quoted from stpcore:

    Just curious...how many pins are typically in the queue over at HEP?

    Normally the last 10 years or so it has been 30-40 but that proves to be unmanageable these days due to higher standards and more complex/rougher projects so I am pairing it down to 20ish moving forward.
    It is nice to have 30 or 40 games in wait but it is also stressful and some end up being duds anyway due to flakey customers.
    Only accepting good quality projects and people in my new spot.

    #111 3 years ago

    My EBD cab is a HEP throwaway.

    I know it was a PITA to be there for a shipper to come get it but he did it anyway. Thanks Chris! Someday I'll have to get a real restoration done on one of my projects. None of this "Hey it plays! Done!" restoration that I do.

    #112 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Normally the last 10 years or so it has been 30-40 but that proves to be unmanageable these days due to higher standards and more complex/rougher projects so I am pairing it down to 20ish moving forward.
    It is nice to have 30 or 40 games in wait but it is also stressful and some end up being duds anyway due to flakey customers.
    Only accepting good quality projects and people in my new spot.

    Just have them sign a contract, once a game hits your location its locked in. If they flake out, they lose the machine.

    #113 3 years ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    I've been on pinside too long. I remember the last time you moved

    Bah. I remember when Chris did this on the side out of his garage.

    Hey, I see Whirlwinds in there! Hope mine is soon.

    --Donnie

    #114 3 years ago
    Quoted from djb_rh:

    Bah. I remember when Chris did this on the side out of his garage.
    Hey, I see Whirlwinds in there! Hope mine is soon.
    --Donnie

    Post #71 my friend. You're going to christen this place.

    #115 3 years ago

    Saw the Yamaha 80. I did a GT80 years ago, same bike, may still have some parts if you need anything. Had 3 bikes worth of parts, pitched a bunch over the years, but might still have some. I still have 3 gas tanks hanging on my shop wall.

    #116 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Saw the Yamaha 80. I did a GT80 years ago, same bike, may still have some parts if you need anything. Had 3 bikes worth of parts, pitched a bunch over the years, but might still have some. I still have 3 gas tanks hanging on my shop wall.

    Thanks.
    I got one of these 1980 MX80s new for my 8th or 9th birthday and recently decided to seek one out to restore for nostalgic reasons.
    Pretty excited about it.
    It was hard to find one that was truly all there and not mangled .Dirt bikes take a pounding.

    #117 3 years ago
    Quoted from epthegeek:

    These are Pat's posts from that thread. I'm not really seeing "a heart attack" - just a bit of disappointment that the 'history' of the hand lettered inserts was removed.
    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/new-featured-hep-restore-is-taf-prototype?tu=patl

    Just dug back and saw this. Interesting.

    A few years before that game, there was another...

    Well, almost. I bought a mostly-complete wired prototype TAF playfield from Kerry Stair. Also has mylar'ed inserts. All the weldments were hand made, red lamp boards, etc. But it had been on location and the playfield was pretty well blown out. To me there simply was no way to "save" it *and* have a nice playing example.

    So I bought a complete blown out donor TAF. Took it and the proto playfield to Chris. Chris got a new cabinet, all new art, and I provided a bunch of NOS top side parts. Then he painstakingly rebuilt it using all the prototype parts and an NOS playfield.

    So much of the game is new. Much of the game was hand-made by Pat and his coworkers. It plays like a brand new example and looks better than they did new. And I kept the original playfield. It's bare now, but I kept all the parts from the donor and have many more NOS parts. Enough to put it back together as a complete working playfield, honestly. My original plan was to do that at least with top-side parts and then maybe just wire it up as wall art of some kind, but that's a project I'll probably never get to, so who knows. For now it's all in climate controlled storage.

    I've never run across a complete prototype TAF machine for sale. But I've always had a thing for protos, particularly of Lawlor games. I have a Banzai Run built with a complete-but-barely-used proto wired playfield that John Wart Jr. found and sold me. I have a true proto complete Safe Cracker. True proto Road Show. Sample Earthshaker. The true proto Whirlwind that Chris is working on. Sample (#1 on the run!) TZ. True proto Funhouse.

    Anyway, we do the best we can in these situations to create awesome games with the parts on hand. Sometimes history is saved, but sometimes it just doesn't make good sense to. And sometimes we're just going to disagree on that last part.

    --Donnie

    #118 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Post #71 my friend. Your going to christen this place.

    Baller. I sort of read the thread out of order like a dumbass.

    --Donnie

    #119 3 years ago

    Coolest mini project I did was a Honda CR60. They were only made for 2 yrs. Sold to a collector in Germany.

    #120 3 years ago

    Still at it. Mostly in the organizing stage now.

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    #121 3 years ago

    Spare wireform bin.

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    #122 3 years ago

    Translites.
    Anyone know what the deal is with this Tommy one. ?

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    #123 3 years ago

    I use Festool as well, nothing better..

    #124 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    I use Festool as well, nothing better..

    I'd be curious what attachment hep is using. I have the Rotex90, but looks like he has more than a few fextool boxes

    #125 3 years ago

    Getting better.

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    #126 3 years ago

    Is anything for sale? I'm very local to you and looking for specific AFM parts that I'm pretty sure i saw in your parts overage bin!

    #127 3 years ago
    Quoted from lordloss:

    I'd be curious what attachment hep is using. I have the Rotex90, but looks like he has more than a few fextool boxes

    I run the Rotex 150 and many others. Too much to list really but that is the go to for stripping cabs.
    Jim McCune led me to those or else as an auto refinisher I would still be leaning on my Hutchins DAs.

    #128 3 years ago
    Quoted from Dkjimbo:

    Is anything for sale? I'm very local to you and looking for specific AFM parts that I'm pretty sure i saw in your parts overage bin!

    Maybe but I am still getting settled in.It seems like everytime I sell something a few weeks later a game comes in that needs it.

    #129 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Ready to move some more used cabs.

    Whoa! Look at Obi Wan creeping in background

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    #130 3 years ago
    Quoted from lb1:

    With the number of TZ, FH, TAF Chris has turned into works of art I would have expected Lawlor to show a bit more understanding and acknowledge the work done preserving his legacy as opposed to focusing on the lost Mylar.

    Amen. Suck it up Pat

    #131 3 years ago

    great thread Chris, keep it comin.

    #132 3 years ago

    Congrats on the new space.

    #133 3 years ago

    And to think all of this is going on 50 miles away. I did feel a bump in the Force on Saturday....but I went back to sleep. Good effort Chris! And a pat on the back to your son who helped.

    #134 3 years ago

    Should be done with the old spot today. Odds and ends.

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    #135 3 years ago

    Moving is always so much fun and trying to find everything after the move is the only thing that is more "fun". Good luck Chris and my you have many more years of great success doing what you love. There is nothing like to feeling of making something 20 or 30 years old better than new. Before I got into pinball - years ago - I did ground up restorations on cars and what a great feeling it is to see the end result of hundreds of hours of work. But the bumps along the road can take a lot out of you. Thankfully they are soon forgotten once a project is 100% finished and looking better than new.

    #136 3 years ago

    Another truck full.
    Starting to have 3 key destinations now.
    The new shop.Storage and the dump.
    Trash pile is shrinking.

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    #137 3 years ago

    Lots of work, Chris. Looks like you've got it under control, as usual. Congrats on the move!

    Greg

    #138 3 years ago

    THanks for sharing your business and move with us! very good business development thread! Transparancy is always the best route no matter what your showing. goodluck at your new place!

    #139 3 years ago

    Getting weird as we really pair down.

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    #140 3 years ago

    I'd play that.

    #141 3 years ago

    Definitely a HUO model Chris.

    #142 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Getting weird as we really pair down.

    Flashbot, one of my favorites!

    #143 3 years ago
    Quoted from Kane:

    Don't know if anyone has proposed this before but if you offered a week long class for $1,000+ you'd have 20 guys watching you as you repaired a pin. Wouldn't even have to stop doing your normal work. I know I'd be there.
    Think of the extra beer money
    Good luck with the new shop.

    I think you're onto something here.

    Bruce Anderson and Jerry Woods used to have a 4-day Porsche 911 engine rebuild class for the 911 enthusiast hoping to rebuild his engine in his garage. See for more detail http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Bruce-Jerry/bruce-jerry.htm.

    #144 3 years ago

    Would you happen to have any crappy Creature backboard side panels? (I could use one for the wall in my Cigar Room)

    #145 3 years ago

    I like the custom leg cart and playfield rack. Did you make those yourself?

    Todd

    #146 3 years ago
    Quoted from High_End_Pins:

    Spare wireform bin.

    dood is that a set of gold theatre of magic wire forms? it looks like one of them for sure - if so would you sell it?

    thanks neil.

    #147 3 years ago

    With all the requests you should have had an on line garage sale before you moved.

    #148 3 years ago

    I just want to buy your truck. I have beer. Lots and lots of beer.

    #149 3 years ago

    haro freestyler nice old skool modern choice. that too is a crazy hobby

    #150 3 years ago

    Awesome playfield rack. Wish I needed one.

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