(Topic ID: 218168)

Official "HARDTOPS" thread


By Skypilot

1 year ago



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“If we produce a Hardtop for this game would yo purchase it?”

  • High Speed 118 votes
    16%
  • Firepower 80 votes
    11%
  • Silverball Mania 36 votes
    5%
  • Time Warp 15 votes
    2%
  • Mata Hari 25 votes
    3%
  • Blackout 53 votes
    7%
  • Tri-Zone 12 votes
    2%
  • Swords of Fury 53 votes
    7%
  • Space Station 41 votes
    5%
  • Fathom 34 votes
    5%
  • Pinbot 81 votes
    11%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 79 votes
    11%
  • Strikes and Spares 25 votes
    3%
  • Kiss (Bally) 23 votes
    3%
  • Supersonic 23 votes
    3%
  • Grand Lizard 48 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 746 votes by 430 Pinsiders)

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#851 12 days ago

fattdirk probably has the highest play game with a hardtop. Last I remember his Space Shuttle had about 2000 plays and no complaints.

#852 12 days ago

So if I'm doing a game with rollovers (Future Spa, for example) the idea is to remove the rollovers, install the hard top and then put the rollovers back in even with the hard top? Makes sense.

Shawn

#853 11 days ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

So if I'm doing a game with rollovers (Future Spa, for example) the idea is to remove the rollovers, install the hard top and then put the rollovers back in even with the hard top? Makes sense.
Shawn

Check out Vid’s Comet Hardtop thread: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/vids-guide-hardtop-restoration-comet/page/3#post-5024390

Classic Vid, he does a great job addressing rollovers on a Hardtop there.

#854 10 days ago

Got a shipping notice from FedEx! My HS Hardtop should be here on Tuesday.

#855 10 days ago

Potential solution to star insert issues: make small star insert hard top circles that can be rotated to match the star insert pattern. If you could make that along with a star insert switch plastic (whatever you call the white part that moves inside the insert) that was the same thickness as the hard top taller it might encourage some folks to go ahead with an install if they're scared of having to remove and level a star insert.

#856 10 days ago

Will someone please let us know when EBD is ready . I was told some time in 2019 . Thanks good day

#857 10 days ago

The star insert was my biggest concern before install. Turned out to be real easy. My hardtop was hanging over the edge of the playfield a bit, so I was able to practice with the mini dremmel drum sander on the side of the hardtop. After a bit of practice I felt more confident.

#858 10 days ago
Quoted from trimoto:

Will someone please let us know when EBD is ready . I was told some time in 2019 . Thanks good day

Post #791: https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/official-hardtops-thread/page/16#post-5040424

#859 6 days ago

Trying to reconcile info across various posts from Vid’s general resto posts and his Comet Hardtop one, specifically around inserts.

I’d guess that nearly every insert on my PF is raised, with the amount varying from a fingernail’s thickness to maybe twice that on a couple. I’m reading to sand them down to the PF, but also to reglue and/or replace any that are raised.

Thoughts on what the threshold is here for sanding vs reglueing? I’d suspect that the adhesive on the Hardtop would prevent any re-raising of inserts, but interested to know what other’s experience has been.

Thanks!

#860 6 days ago
Quoted from cjchand:

Trying to reconcile info across various posts from Vid’s general resto posts and his Comet Hardtop one, specifically around inserts.
I’d guess that nearly every insert on my PF is raised, with the amount varying from a fingernail’s thickness to maybe twice that on a couple. I’m reading to sand them down to the PF, but also to reglue and/or replace any that are raised.
Thoughts on what the threshold is here for sanding vs reglueing? I’d suspect that the adhesive on the Hardtop would prevent any re-raising of inserts, but interested to know what other’s experience has been.
Thanks!

There is no adhesive over the inserts of a hardtop, correct? I would sand down and then put glue around each insert, or at least as much of the perimeter that you can.

#861 6 days ago

ugh, hardtops shut down until further notice, not good for me since i was about to place my first order with them on monday, just damn

on another note, does anybody have a firepower hardtop they can part with?

#862 5 days ago
Quoted from creepykenny:

ugh, hardtops shut down until further notice, not good for me since i was about to place my first order with them on monday, just damn
on another note, does anybody have a firepower hardtop they can part with?

Get in line buddy! Lol

#863 4 days ago
Quoted from creepykenny:

ugh, hardtops shut down until further notice, not good for me since i was about to place my first order with them on monday, just damn
on another note, does anybody have a firepower hardtop they can part with?

Any news on this? I needed three of them. Just thankful I got a Flash Gordon when I had the chance!

#864 4 days ago

have heard nothing on this,
i keep hoping some one will reach out to me and sell me one ...... keep hope alive or is it give hope a chance? hope for change?
anyway all bs aside, am hoping i can find one fairly, have a play field with horribly warped arrow type inserts and i really want it out of my house

#865 4 days ago
Quoted from creepykenny:

have heard nothing on this,
i keep hoping some one will reach out to me and sell me one ...... keep hope alive or is it give hope a chance? hope for change?
anyway all bs aside, am hoping i can find one fairly, have a play field with horribly warped arrow type inserts and i really want it out of my house

You'll likely have to wait for Outside Edge to come back online and start producing them again. At $300 a pop, I doubt many folks stockpile them for future projects and have extra laying around to sell. At that price point, I usually wait till I'm ready to start the work and then purchase.

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