(Topic ID: 240319)

My Sky Jump Restore.. ( Its Complete!!!)

By tscottn

2 years ago

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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by PinballPimp
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#51 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinzzz:

Looking good! Where did you get the new red plastic side channels for the playfield glass?

those are original.. I just cleaned them up and they were as good as new..

#52 2 years ago

Just a few more updates today.. I decided that I needed to lock down the plastic glass channel as my staples alone were not secure enough.. So I used some Liquid Nails I had laying around.. granted I will probably never be able to get them off again in one piece but oh well, I dont ever foresee that ever being a issue.. They lasted 40 + years on there without ever being removed so if I can get another 40 + out of them then I will probably be dead my then, and if not then im pretty sure I wont care anyway.. IMG_5803 (resized).JPG then some staples just for good measure.. IMG_5806 (resized).JPG Also, after thinking about it for awhile, I decided to use screws instead of new twist nails for the side rails.. Why did I do this..? Well my reasoning was that it was easier to put on. easier to take off, other than that.. not really sure.. but I think it does look pretty good.. IMG_5812 (resized).JPGIMG_5813 (resized).JPG IMG_5805 (resized).JPG I also cut a new bottom board and clear coated it.. Next is to clean and transfer all the mechanical bits to it..IMG_5814 (resized).JPG

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#53 2 years ago

Well, after a few weeks of making small progress almost everyday, today was the big day that I decided to finish this beauty up and call it done..( almost , still a few minor things to do tomorrow)

OK I needed to start cleaning all the parts on the bottom board.. wow were they dirty.. IMG_5826 (resized).JPG also I drilled the holes in my new board.. IMG_5825 (resized).JPG All the relays, metal parts and wires look better now that I cleaned them.. IMG_5827 (resized).JPGIMG_5828 (resized).JPG Now to start swapping boardsIMG_5833 (resized).JPGIMG_5836 (resized).JPG Now I started to clean up the coin mechs.. very dirty and the coins would get stuck half the time.. I like to use this stuff pictured.. its made local and has never failed me.. doesn't gum up and is a amazing lubricant.. So after I cleaned it up I sprayed it with this and worked all the mechanics.. I can honestly say that the quarters no longer get stuck and the things worked 100% like new now.. IMG_5844 (resized).JPGIMG_5847 (resized).JPG Finished up drilling and wiring up the bottom board.. I ran a new 14ft grounded power cord as well.. IMG_5849 (resized).JPGIMG_5851 (resized).JPG Coin mechs installed, and tilt all setup with a new backboard. IMG_5853 (resized).JPG IMG_5852 (resized).JPG knocker and chimes wired up.. I added a couple of molex type connectors.. not sure why.. but I did.. might make it easy to disable if I ever wanted too.. IMG_5855 (resized).JPG Backglass back in and starting to button everything up.. IMG_5856 (resized).JPGIMG_5857 (resized).JPG one thing to note, I did remove the screws in the siderails and went back to the twist nails.. looks much better, and I removed the red cabinet protectors from the legs.. I think it looks better without these items. but thats JMO. Playfiled back in with a new PF glass, and to my surprise everything tested out 100% on the first go.. I was a bit surprised that it all worked first time without needing any real adjustments.. but TADA.. its done! IMG_5860 (resized).JPGIMG_5861 (resized).JPGIMG_5862 (resized).JPGIMG_5864 (resized).JPGIMG_5866 (resized).JPG Few minor things to do tomorrow.. clean and paint the backbox door and clean up the coin box.. maybe paint it as well.. clean the stepper unit in the backbox for the ball count. and also fix or replace the total play meter and clean some items on the playfield..

Im torn if I should get a new PF or not.. this one has wear but it is not in horrible shape.. Im still contemplating this issue.. I want to thank everyone on this site for all the info I have received along the way.. its been a fun journey, I learned a lot and for my first pin restore i think it came out pretty good.. one thing i am disappointed about is that I dont have a tumbler, so I couldn't polish up all the screws and the really tiny parts.. but im gonna get one in a few weeks to be ready for my next restore.. now to move this baby in the house and figure out whats next!

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#54 2 years ago

I disagree - you'll never be be "done". I've been there - I know.
Fantastic work! Beautiful results.

#56 2 years ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

I disagree - you'll never be be "done". I've been there - I know.
Fantastic work! Beautiful results.

so true.. thanks!

#57 2 years ago

Thank you.. I would like to give a shout out to Pinball Pimp for his fantastic stencils.. I couldn't have done it without them., and his customer service was amazing.. When I had a issue ( my fault) he was quick to answer and offered lots of great insight..

Also, The Pinball Resource, because Steve has just about every part I needed at very reasonable prices.. Never once did I feel like something was over priced.. Steve was very helpful and was quick to ship. Im just amazed at the level of customer service I received from PBR.

#58 2 years ago

Steve is amazing. Very dedicated to oldschool - both oldschool Pinball and oldschool way of doing business.

#59 2 years ago
Quoted from crwjumper:

Steve is amazing. Very dedicated to oldschool - both oldschool Pinball and oldschool way of doing business.

yes I was a bit surprised.. didn't think there were any old schoolers like that anymore.. but i guess there are.. I have a local hardware store by me that doesn't even have a card machine, so if you want to use credit card they have to run it the old fashion way by making a copy of it with that 1970 era imprinter thing.. and your there for like a half hour while they do all the paper work associated with your order..) its comforting to know that that level of dedication to the old ways still exists...

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#60 2 years ago

It came out great! Glad I could help you out on your Pinball restoration journey!

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