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Official "HARDTOPS" thread

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3 years ago


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

  • High Speed 158 votes
    14%
  • Firepower 118 votes
    10%
  • Silverball Mania 56 votes
    5%
  • Time Warp 29 votes
    3%
  • Mata Hari 50 votes
    4%
  • Blackout 88 votes
    8%
  • Tri-Zone 22 votes
    2%
  • Swords of Fury 67 votes
    6%
  • Space Station 58 votes
    5%
  • Fathom 54 votes
    5%
  • Pinbot 124 votes
    11%
  • Eight Ball Deluxe 116 votes
    10%
  • Strikes and Spares 51 votes
    4%
  • Kiss (Bally) 53 votes
    5%
  • Supersonic 41 votes
    4%
  • Grand Lizard 69 votes
    6%

(Multiple choice - 1154 votes by 679 Pinsiders)

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#2051 3 months ago

Just finished doing a hardtop on this Pharoah, first time, went smooth, but it was a load of work as I totally stripped the playfields of all parts, removed inserts and sanded them all flush. I was really impressed with the finished product , plays smooth. And lightning fast

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#2052 3 months ago
Quoted from ringonu:

On the F14 my guess based on owning one would be the issue with numerous inserts raising. If you put on a hardtop and then an insert raises people would be angry and blame hardtop. Only a guess, otherwise I have no clue.

Yup, it would be wise to epoxy the inserts from the back side after pressing them back down with a giant 'C' clamp.

#2053 3 months ago
Quoted from 80spit:

Just finished doing a hardtop on this Pharoah

Beautiful!!!

#2054 3 months ago
Quoted from 80spit:

Just finished doing a hardtop on this Pharoah, first time, went smooth, but it was a load of work as I totally stripped the playfields of all parts, removed inserts and sanded them all flush. I was really impressed with the finished product , plays smooth. And lightning fast
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Looks great!

2 weeks later
#2055 76 days ago

Space station.... do it

#2056 76 days ago

I just picked up a project Meteor. Meteor please please please please!!

#2057 76 days ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

I just picked up a project Meteor. Meteor please please please please!!

Gimme that meteor! I'll drive across Kansas to get it!

#2058 76 days ago

Does anyone make hardtops for EM’s?

#2059 76 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

Does anyone make hardtops for EM’s?

Wizard has been released long ago. Outside Edge is the only one making Hardtops as they had developed this process.

http://www.outsideedgeproducts.com/

#2060 76 days ago

Has anyone ordered Jungle Lord?

#2061 76 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Has anyone ordered Jungle Lord?

I did - should be here tomorrow.

#2062 76 days ago
Quoted from Damonator:

I did - should be here tomorrow.

Post pics please.

#2063 75 days ago
Quoted from PinballManiac40:

Wizard has been released long ago. Outside Edge is the only one making Hardtops as they had developed this process.
http://www.outsideedgeproducts.com/

Thanks I’ll take a look.

#2064 74 days ago

I now need two silverball mania skins if that helps the voting decision. Picking up a second project pin.

#2065 74 days ago

Looks like Silverball Mania is up next.
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#2066 74 days ago

ERMAGAWWWD

#2067 74 days ago


Quoted from PinballManiac40:Looks like Silverball Mania is up next.
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#2068 73 days ago

I wonder why Outside Edge is organizing a poll for the next hardtop?

#2069 73 days ago
Quoted from Toine79:

I wonder why Outside Edge is organizing a poll for the next hardtop?

Ya, they didn't seem to really follow this poll?

#2070 73 days ago
Quoted from Mr_Outlane:

Ya, they didn't seem to really follow this poll?

They don't seem to pay any attention the this thread other than posting whats next/ready.

i.e. were the skulls in jungle lord fixed?

#2071 72 days ago

Still looking for an Elektra set.

#2072 71 days ago

Love to see a Capt. Fantastic

#2073 71 days ago
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#2074 71 days ago

Looks like a Williams Flash in the background.

#2075 71 days ago

I'd buy a Flash hardtop in a flash!

#2077 65 days ago

Thats my SBM playfield laying under the new hardtop

Cant wait to go pick it up next week!!!

#2078 65 days ago

Glad to see the Jungle Lord hardtop done!! I ordered one and have already received it. This is my first Hardtop. Now it's time to study the installation process and set aside the time to install it and get the game up and running.

I have seen a few Hardtops in person and they look amazing! Can't wait to see the Jungle Lord with one!

#2079 64 days ago
Quoted from Clytor:

I'm definitely in if they do Flash.

They probably won't do Flash, because CPR did it a few months ago

https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-playfields/flash-3/

#2080 64 days ago

I totally get that. From my standpoint and current condition of my flash, a full playfield swap isn’t worth it for me. Based on how much I like flash, I’d spend $325 and the time to do it. I wouldn’t spend $700-$800 plus all the extra time to do it. That’s just me though.

#2081 64 days ago
Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

A hardtop is so much easier and cheaper though.
Unless you meant that because CPR has done it, Outside Edge wont which wiuldnt be accurate as there have been several CPR playfields that Outside Edge has also produced.
Evel Knievel
Firepower
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Quoted from Clytor:

I totally get that. From my standpoint and current condition of my flash, a full playfield swap isn’t worth it for me. Based on how much I like flash, I’d spend $325 and the time to do it. I wouldn’t spend $700-$800 plus all the extra time to do it. That’s just me though.

It would be nice if there was a hardtop option of everything Cpr sells, but I would much rather they work together to ensure more titles become salvageable. Like what rampomatic and freeplay40 are doing with theyre ramps.

#2082 64 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

They probably won't do Flash, because CPR did it a few months ago
https://classicplayfields.com/shop/pinball-playfields/flash-3/

I looked at the partial picture of the playfield in the background behind the SBM and thought it was Flash. What is it?

#2083 64 days ago
Quoted from John_I:

Glad to see the Jungle Lord hardtop done!! I ordered one and have already received it. This is my first Hardtop. Now it's time to study the installation process and set aside the time to install it and get the game up and running.
I have seen a few Hardtops in person and they look amazing! Can't wait to see the Jungle Lord with one!

Can you post a picture of the hardtop perhaps?

#2084 64 days ago
Quoted from yellowghost:

It would be nice if there was a hardtop option of everything Cpr sells, but I would much rather they work together to ensure more titles become salvageable. Like what rampomatic and freeplay40 are doing with theyre ramps.

Why are you misquoting me? I never said this. I dont even own a Flash.

#2085 64 days ago
Quoted from bluespin:

I looked at the partial picture of the playfield in the background behind the SBM and thought it was Flash. What is it?

A flash with black rollover switch lanes?

#2086 64 days ago
Quoted from yellowghost:

It would be nice if there was a hardtop option of everything Cpr sells, but I would much rather they work together to ensure more titles become salvageable. Like what rampomatic and freeplay40 are doing with theyre ramps.

The point of the hardtop is to make a viable restoration option available for lesser titles where the price of an entire new playfield would not be cost effective for a restorer, and where the demand isn't high enough for CPR to invest in producing a playfield.

It's an in-between option. Better than an overlay, but not quite the same as an actual new playfield.

#2087 64 days ago
Quoted from KnockerPTSD:

Why are you misquoting me? I never said this. I dont even own a Flash.

One of the quote tags was missing. It's been fixed now.

#2088 59 days ago
Quoted from alexmogil:

Can you post a picture of the hardtop perhaps?

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#2089 59 days ago

^ Arggggg, the flesh skulls!

#2090 59 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

^ Arggggg, the flesh skulls!

Yes what the literal fuck

#2091 59 days ago
Quoted from vid1900:

^ Arggggg, the flesh skulls!

Not sure what you are talking about? Fortunately it all looks great to me compared to my original playfield. As long as it's not a huge cock like the LOTR LE backglass, I'm fine.

#2092 59 days ago

Looks different than I remember. Like the skull color is too close to the flesh color. No?

Couple random pics I found online...
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#2093 59 days ago
Quoted from radium:

Looks different than I remember. Like the skull color is too close to the flesh color. No?
Couple random pics I found online...
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Quoted from John_I:

Not sure what you are talking about? Fortunately it all looks great to me compared to my original playfield. As long as it's not a huge cock like the LOTR LE backglass, I'm fine.

Go back to post number 2038 where it was pointed out and discussed.

Outsidedge ignored it.

#2094 59 days ago

OK well that is something that doesn't bother me at all fortunately. To me there is still contrast to the skin color and the skulls look more like actual bone color now and don't bend in so much. I also could care less about matching the original or I would not have bought this in the first place because the sky is yellow on my original upper playfield (red cabinet).

Now what really bothers me about this game are the two plastics that have no artwork. They look like they were just place holders for the shape and they ran out of time or budget to put art on them? I did a little Photoshop work and it would be nice if someone could produce these or something like it in high quality:

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#2095 59 days ago

Re: Flesh skulls

I talked to Bruce. There were multiple versions that were used in production and there was production variation. Nevertheless… He’s all for changing it if the consensus is that everyone wants them brown.

If you guys remember he spent almost 90 minutes discussing with Greg Freres is at pinball expo in a seminar the fact that all games are not the same, nor did they give two craps if they were the same when they were originally built.
They simply didn’t care, and Greg confirmed in front of all who are willing to listen… They didn’t care if there were five variations. They simply wanted to get the games out the door.

I attached a link below.

Good conversation and I confirm there are some exciting titles coming that will for sure be a surprise for all!

Dan

https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2017/10/13/pinball-expo-2017-3/

#2096 59 days ago

Leave feedback here if you prefer brown or flesh skulls…

#2097 59 days ago

I think I actually like the lighter ones after going back and forth. They look closer to the color of a real skull vs the dark ones. The dark ones look like rocks to me.

#2098 59 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Re: Flesh skulls
I talked to Bruce. There were multiple versions that were used in production and there was production variation. Nevertheless… He’s all for changing it if the consensus is that everyone wants them brown.
If you guys remember he spent almost 90 minutes discussing with Greg Freres is at pinball expo in a seminar the fact that all games are not the same, nor did they give two craps if they were the same when they were originally built.
They simply didn’t care, and Greg confirmed in front of all who are willing to listen… They didn’t care if there were five variations. They simply wanted to get the games out the door.
I attached a link below.
Good conversation and I confirm there are some exciting titles coming that will for sure be a surprise for all!
Dan
https://www.pinballnews.com/site/2017/10/13/pinball-expo-2017-3/

That’s funny. I definitely have the brown skulls burned in my brain from playing this as a kid, so to me everything else looks wrong. Flesh color skull is probably wrong. Yes, definitely wrong. Greg is wrong. Brown skull all the way!!!

#2099 58 days ago

Told you some surprise things coming!

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#2100 58 days ago
Quoted from danczaz:

Told you some surprise things coming!
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Oh my. I wish I could find a roasted one of these. I think a hardtop would mesh perfectly with a lot of these classic stern titles.

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