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My HEP Awesome anniversary! TZ dream comes true!


By Yelobird

2 years ago



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#451 2 years ago

high_end_pins Absolutely incredible. Your work is a testament to your extreme attention to detail and a true blessing to our community.

Do your neighbors ever ask you "WTF are you taking so many pictures for?" or have they become used to seeing works of art out in the driveway?

#452 2 years ago

I would NEVER have that in my house! It's TOO NICE!!!

And for those keeping score... it looks like 25 days duration. Amazing. Just amazing.

#453 2 years ago
Quoted from MK6PIN:

I was fortunate enough to witness the process, as he lives almost in my backyard...an amazing family, and consummate professional. I'm honored to call him a genuine pinbud, and my TAF lives as new now. A story behind my TZ he will soon see, but generally don't put the personal stuff on pinside....

I'm glad, or he should be glad I don't live near him as I would be over there all the time wanting to help and learn something. I'm sure I would just be in the way.

#454 2 years ago

This guy leaves tomorrow so it is time to pack it up.
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The mods I am concerned about when the game is upright traveling back to IL are zipped up.

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#455 2 years ago

New glass is cleaned and installed

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#456 2 years ago

Blankets.
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Wrapping stage 1. . image (resized).jpg

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#457 2 years ago

Legs removed.
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Bolts balls and touch up paint.
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Hardware and accessories added at the end of the roll. image (resized).jpg

#458 2 years ago

Surprised they didn't want Invisiglass on that puppy!

#459 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Surprised they didn't want Invisiglass on that puppy!

Good point.
They might.
I never install that here though.
When people request it I just suggest they buy it and have it waiting there for the game because the packing,shipping and unpacking process could possibly scuff it up since it is a coated glass and a bit fragile.

#460 2 years ago

Loaded in the HEP shuttle.

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#461 2 years ago

At my warehouse/commercial shop.
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Custom built HEP pallet. 48x48
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Coming out.

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#462 2 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

Surprised they didn't want Invisiglass on that puppy!

You read my mind. Normally I’m a cheap ass bastard and would never outright buy a piece of glass for $300 but in this example I will be at Pinball Life to pick one up ASAP. This piece deserves to be seen without compromise. So excited.

#463 2 years ago

More blankets.
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Shrink wrapped again.

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#464 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

You read my mind. Normally I’m a cheap ass bastard and would never outright buy a piece of glass for $300 but in this example I will be at Pinball Life to pick one up ASAP. This piece deserves to be seen without compromise. So excited.

Another $300 is well spent...especially since it pails in comparison to what u spent on the restoration Its a big difference on TZ

#465 2 years ago

Deck joist screws are used to secure the buckles into the 2x4 beams flooring the pallet. FDDCD5D3-14D7-47EA-91D1-BAE7C18C7D81 (resized).jpeg

Chocked front and back with the buckles within the framework. Chicks are a buffer to keep the game centered with the pallet. 78D61112-3EA2-4761-9F46-97F02176DF42 (resized).jpeg48B495CB-0617-4519-97A3-D3539372895A (resized).jpeg

Legs are wedged under full length 2x4s that hold the legs and sides of the game tight. 72014C62-DECB-407A-AEB4-5F5005B2A729 (resized).jpeg
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Game is cranked down front and back side to side.

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#466 2 years ago

At a good spot it is almost 8 so beer time.
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Have to rough it over here no glasses.
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Mama will have to drive me home.

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#467 2 years ago

Shrink wrapped one more time and labeled.
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Hopefully everyone that handles gets the idea!

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#468 2 years ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Shrink wrapped one more time and labeled.
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Hopefully everyone that handles gets the idea!
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Is there a rod in your package or is it excited to meet the Modcouple?
If I were them, I'd be pretty excited just opening the door to bring the game inside.

#469 2 years ago
Quoted from jeffspinballpalace:

Is there a rod in your package or is it excited to meet the Modcouple?
If I were them, I'd be pretty excited just opening the door to bring the game inside.

All I can say is I hope to return this pallet and packing magic to Mr HEP with another game soon. What an AMAZING journey. One we will never forget and be forever thankful for thanks to Chris. An amazing person, amazing business, and indescribable skill/talent. We will cherish his work for as long we are able to stand in front of the machine. Then I will simply lean my walker up to it and stare at it. Thanks you So much sincerely.

Tacky to some so I apologize but I dedicate this game to my lost family member and best friend who brought me into this hobby. We finally finished the game they way you always wished and envisioned. Thank you for letting me finish this journey....

https://www.foranfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Michael-J-Kvasnicka/#!/Obituary

The Mod Couple
Dave and Darcy

2 weeks later
#470 2 years ago

so not even one unboxing pic or even a nice pic of your new baby nestled in its resting spot? I feel gipped. lol

#471 2 years ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

so not even one unboxing pic or even a nice pic of your new baby nestled in its resting spot? I feel gipped. lol

Completely a fair statement lol. Yes she arrived home safe and sound wrapped like a mummy. We have honestly been playing and enjoying every inch of this masterpiece. Not a single issue and I can say in person the game is far greater than even the pictures showed. #HEP detail down to the orientation of the zip ties not a missed detail. We are So grateful to own this work of art and plan to enjoy it for as long as I can still stand and push the buttons. Absolutely one of the best decisions we made going to Chris. Thanks as always. (sorry the pics were kind of rushed...)

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#472 2 years ago

Beautiful! Hope she doesn't get lonely over there all by herself! lol

#473 2 years ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

Beautiful! Hope she doesn't get lonely over there all by herself! lol

Unfortunately TZ was the only one my wife waved off as Dining room art. POTCle, and DeadpoolLe, are headed for the basement arcade/casino. All fair I pick my battles wisely. lol

#474 2 years ago
Quoted from Yelobird:

Completely a fair statement lol. Yes she arrived home safe and sound wrapped like a mummy. We have honestly been playing and enjoying every inch of this masterpiece. Not a single issue and I can say in person the game is far greater than even the pictures showed. #HEP detail down to the orientation of the zip ties not a missed detail. We are So grateful to own this work of art and plan to enjoy it for as long as I can still stand and push the buttons. Absolutely one of the best decisions we made going to Chris. Thanks as always. (sorry the pics were kind of rushed...)
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Most beautiful post of year.

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