(Topic ID: 218168)

Official "HARDTOPS" thread


By Skypilot

2 years ago



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

  • High Speed 155 votes
    14%
  • Firepower 112 votes
    10%
  • Silverball Mania 55 votes
    5%
  • Time Warp 27 votes
    2%
  • Mata Hari 50 votes
    4%
  • Blackout 86 votes
    8%
  • Tri-Zone 21 votes
    2%
  • Swords of Fury 66 votes
    6%
  • Space Station 57 votes
    5%
  • Fathom 51 votes
    5%
  • Pinbot 122 votes
    11%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 112 votes
    10%
  • Strikes and Spares 44 votes
    4%
  • Kiss (Bally) 51 votes
    5%
  • Supersonic 40 votes
    4%
  • Grand Lizard 69 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 1118 votes by 649 Pinsiders)

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#1851 40 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

LOL! I don't even know what a torsion box table is?

A torsion box table is like a giant I-beam grid.

It is dead flat, and stays that way. You can't flex it

Mine is 11.5" deep, so I can clamp anything to it and know it will glue up dead-nuts-square

If you build a rolling cart under it, make sure it is the same height as your tablesaw....you will instantly know why

Over the years, mine got covered in glue and gouges, so I pulled it up onto the CNC mechmate, and then ran a surfacing bit over the entire top - dead flat again.
Inside the Torsion box table, is a grid of the same material as the top and bottom

#1852 40 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

Thanks for the idea Vid! * You should start you own YouTube channel called Vid's vids.

That would be funny.

I've done videos before, but it quadruples the time it takes to do a repair, even without editing (let alone no one could understand my accent...).

#1853 40 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That would be funny.
I've done videos before, but it quadruples the time it takes to do a repair, even without editing (let alone no one could understand my accent...).

Thanks again vid!! Always a learning experience around you!!

#1854 39 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

That would be funny.
I've done videos before, but it quadruples the time it takes to do a repair, even without editing (let alone no one could understand my accent...).

I did this ONE timelapse of a start to finish resto. That was the last time I took the time to do all that setup. Usually I'll just cover a small thing here and there, or a final reveal along with some rules.

#1855 39 days ago
Quoted from dyopp21:

I did this ONE timelapse of a start to finish resto. That was the last time I took the time to do all that setup. Usually I'll just cover a small thing here and there, or a final reveal along with some rules.

That's a great video, I've watched that before (as should everyone)

#1856 37 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

A torsion box table is like a giant I-beam grid.
It is dead flat, and stays that way. You can't flex it
Mine is 11.5" deep, so I can clamp anything to it and know it will glue up dead-nuts-square
If you build a rolling cart under it, make sure it is the same height as your tablesaw....you will instantly know why
Over the years, mine got covered in glue and gouges, so I pulled it up onto the CNC mechmate, and then ran a surfacing bit over the entire top - dead flat again.
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CNC is cheating, your supposed to build your own router sled and plane it

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#1857 27 days ago
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#1858 26 days ago

I hope Earthshaker is next

#1859 26 days ago

I hope space station is soon!

#1860 26 days ago

Wow didn’t expect that System 11 to be the next one. Still have my fingers crossed for Space Station!

#1861 26 days ago

Yeah, that came outta nowhere. Where's Space Station and F-14?

I KNOW! The moment I place my order for Blackout, they'll announce Space Station to screw me out of combined shipping...

(Seriously I was holding off thinking *maybe any moment now* but... arrgh. First World Problem, I know).

#1862 25 days ago
Quoted from goingincirclez:

Yeah, that came outta nowhere. Where's Space Station and F-14?
I KNOW! The moment I place my order for Blackout, they'll announce Space Station to screw me out of combined shipping...
(Seriously I was holding off thinking *maybe any moment now* but... arrgh. First World Problem, I know).

Order Blackout now!

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#1863 25 days ago

please please please.......

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#1864 25 days ago

Space station!!!

#1865 21 days ago

Six Million Dollar Man is needing a hardtop in a big way!!!

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#1866 21 days ago

Could use a diner

#1867 21 days ago

Add me to the Bride of Pinbot list!

#1868 19 days ago

If f14 is a thing....I would buy it and a future spa.....

#1869 18 days ago

I vote for F-14 on a monthly basis!

#1870 17 days ago

Gottlieb Amazing Spider-Man

#1871 17 days ago

Get them the license and im sure theyd be happy to

#1872 17 days ago
Quoted from heni1977:

I vote for F-14 on a monthly basis!

I vote all 12 months at once. F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14F-14!

#1873 17 days ago

Weird, I thought it was gonna be Jungle Lord. Maybe it's in the pipe.

#1874 10 days ago

I was also holding out for a Jungle Lord so I could purchase that and Pharaoh together. Anyone know if JL is still in the queue?

#1875 10 days ago
Quoted from Rougarou:

I was also holding out for a Jungle Lord so I could purchase that and Pharaoh together. Anyone know if JL is still in the queue?

It is still in the queue and being worked on... Jokerz just finished up first

#1876 10 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

It is still in the queue and being worked on... Jokerz just finished up first

Waiting for its new hardtop

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#1877 10 days ago

Hi, I have a Taxi hardtop that I'm not going to use. Its still in the box it came in. If interested let me know

Dave

#1878 7 days ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Waiting for its new hardtop
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Does this machine really need a hard top?
That playfield doesn't look bad.

#1879 7 days ago
Quoted from jcar302:

Does this machine really need a hard top?
That playfield doesn't look bad.

I would be attempting to touch up the paint on this one.

#1880 7 days ago

Another “in for an F14”!

#1881 6 days ago

I have a Pinbot install upcoming. Right now, the playfield is covered in mylar. After removing the mylar, do I need to get up any remaining adhesive residue, or can I advance straight to sanding?

#1882 6 days ago
Quoted from dq13:

I have a Pinbot install upcoming. Right now, the playfield is covered in mylar. After removing the mylar, do I need to get up any remaining adhesive residue, or can I advance straight to sanding?

Just sand it. Much easier to do and some time saved.

#1883 6 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Just sand it. Much easier to do and some time saved.

I agree, but be prepared to go through extra sanding pads. The residue with gum up the pads pretty quickly.

#1884 3 days ago

Bally Space Invaders - probably hard to license. But, when that playfield is roached, there's no hope except for a hardtop replacement.

#1885 3 days ago
Quoted from Didj:

Bally Space Invaders - probably hard to license. But, when that playfield is roached, there's no hope except for a hardtop replacement.

A friend just installed a playfield overlay from Classic Arcades. The inserts and artwork line up on about half the playfield and not another half, but It does exist.

CPR already did at least one run of new playfields. You can email to find out when they may run again. https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-playfields/spaceinvaders/

#1886 2 days ago
Quoted from Didj:

Bally Space Invaders - probably hard to license. But, when that playfield is roached, there's no hope except for a hardtop replacement.

CPR made this title once and is planning another run.
https://classicplayfields.com/product-category/pinball-playfields/page/2/

#1887 2 days ago

Am I alone in needing a Kings of Steel HT? Seems like that PF took a beating, and they made 2900 of them.

#1888 1 day ago

Great color and indexing....
This is a prototype that just needed a few small tweaks, it was so close it is now installed on a play field.
Good work!

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