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Pinball Horror Pics!!

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#3501 53 days ago

The eye in the middle is a new Rudy eye from Pinballcenter in Germany

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#3502 53 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

The eye in the middle is a new Rudy eye from Pinballcenter in Germany
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Looks like PacMan had too many power ups....

#3503 53 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

new Rudy eye from Pinballcenter in Germany

Wow that’s bad. I’ve had good luck with supplies from them in the past, they even carry the floating eye in liquid for Demo Man, but that Rudy eye is not even close.

#3504 53 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

The eye in the middle is a new Rudy eye from Pinballcenter in Germany
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I’m laughing so hard I’m crying. What the hell?!?

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#3505 53 days ago

The above reminded me of this one I saw a couple days ago & took a pic. meaning to post it here.

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#3506 53 days ago
Quoted from TecumsehPlissken:

The above reminded me of this one I saw a couple days ago & took a pic. meaning to post it here.
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Hows the other side? Appearances can be deceiving.

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#3507 53 days ago

Not exactly a horror pic, but I've never seen anything like this before:

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#3508 53 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Not exactly a horror pic, but I've never seen anything like this before:
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It is a tournament LOTR. Keeps game time down to only about 20 minutes.

#3509 53 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Not exactly a horror pic, but I've never seen anything like this before:
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Right flippers are overrated.

#3510 53 days ago
Quoted from mystman12:

Not exactly a horror pic, but I've never seen anything like this before:
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#3511 52 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

The eye in the middle is a new Rudy eye from Pinballcenter in Germany
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And let me guess, when you complained he said he already sold tons of them and you are the first one to complain about it?

Here's the addams family decal I got from there:

Pic on site:
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Actual:
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The fine details, cut and colors are totally off (look at the logo and the lightning, and the top of festers and being white instead of yellow)

#3512 52 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

The eye in the middle is a new Rudy eye from Pinballcenter in Germany
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Maybe you could make your own pair of eyes with some benchwork and some epoxy.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/215905950/pair-of-life-size-realistic-human?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=glass+eye&ref=sr_gallery-1-1&bes=1

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#3513 52 days ago
Quoted from pascal-pinball:

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Makes me think of that scene in Waterwold.

#3514 51 days ago

Technically you can attach the troll mechanism with a wood screw and a zip tie, but I don´t think it is the preferred way.
But the game was OK 20 years ago so I should be fine going forward

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#3515 51 days ago
Quoted from Bundy:

Technically you can attach the troll mechanism with a wood screw and a zip tie, but I don´t think it is the preferred way.
But the game was OK 20 years ago so I should be fine going forward [quoted image][quoted image]

I understand the purpose of the screw, but the zip tie? The metal part it's going around is pretty sturdy and it can't be meant for keeping the screw in place...right?...right?

#3516 51 days ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

I understand the purpose of the screw, but the zip tie? The metal part it's going around is pretty sturdy and it can't be meant for keeping the screw in place...right?...right?

Must have been out of loctite too

#3517 51 days ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

I understand the purpose of the screw, but the zip tie? The metal part it's going around is pretty sturdy and it can't be meant for keeping the screw in place...right?...right?

Yes, I am not sure about the logic behind the zip tie either. It will be interesting to see what other secrets the game holds as I tear it apart.

#3518 51 days ago
Quoted from Lhyrgoif:

I understand the purpose of the screw, but the zip tie? The metal part it's going around is pretty sturdy and it can't be meant for keeping the screw in place...right?...right?

Quoted from Bundy:

Yes, I am not sure about the logic behind the zip tie either.

It's most likely to keep that wood screw from shaking loose when the troll actuates and gets bashed. The screw is acting like a pin here, and the zip tie is helping retain it in place since the thread isn't catching much.

#3519 49 days ago

I'm crying.

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#3520 49 days ago

That blows, how did that happen?

#3521 49 days ago
Quoted from DropTarget:

Seen better days.
Thanks to C.J. from FB.
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Weekend project. (I stole that saying from a earlier post.)

Quoted from ThatOneDude:

I'm crying.
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Looks like the mounting hardware ripped through the cabinet! Ouch!

#3522 49 days ago
Quoted from twinmice:

That blows, how did that happen?

Caught the bottom on a seat mount in the van while it was being pulled out. Lesson learned. I should be able to reglue it and reinforce with a better bracket.

#3523 49 days ago

That topic just came out about transporting W/or W/O legs attached. One of those things you want to fix and get it behind you so you don't have to look at it anymore.

#3524 49 days ago

Actually, you could have caught it on the cabinet face without the legs attached now that I think about it.

#3525 49 days ago
Quoted from iamdrunker:

Actually, you could have caught it on the cabinet face without the legs attached now that I think about it.

The legs were not attached, in this case. My Sienna has little lock brackets for the collapsing seats. And it stuck up just enough....

#3526 49 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

I'm crying.
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Had that happen to the severely water-damaged World Cup Soccer I picked up. When we tried to push it back on the trailer the entire front just pulled apart. The guy I bought it from tried blaming me, and I showed him the wood was so soft it was like pulp in my hand. I just tightened down the legs and glued it and called it a day. The cabinet is totally f’d anyway so it’ll get rebuilt another day.

#3527 49 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Caught the bottom on a seat mount in the van while it was being pulled out. Lesson learned. I should be able to reglue it and reinforce with a better bracket.

I would even try using some bondo fiberglass resin if you are planning on getting new decals. Screw and clamp it up to get it back to being the right shape. Make some tape dams and pour the resin in and let it harden. Sand flat then redrill the leg bolt holes. It'll probably be the strongest part of the cabinet after its done.

#3528 49 days ago

Looks like the clamp will get me close enough for a good reglue. Between that and the new leg bracket, it should be good.

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#3529 49 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Looks like the clamp will get me close enough for a good reglue. Between that and the new leg bracket, it should be good.
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Nice! It went back together better than I thought. What kind of glue are you going to use?

#3530 49 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Nice! It went back together better than I thought. What kind of glue are you going to use?

Titebond I or II. Depends on what I have in the shop. I'm going to grab another of those clamps to put more pressure on the top as well. Afterwards, I'll fit the new leg bracket and fill any gaps with epoxy paste. Shouldn't ever move again.

#3531 49 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

Looks like the clamp will get me close enough for a good reglue. Between that and the new leg bracket, it should be good.
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Where did you get that corner piece that you put the ratchet strap on?

#3532 49 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

When we tried to push it back on the trailer the entire front just pulled apart. The guy I bought it from tried blaming me

Whud you do!? (Tommy Boy)

#3533 49 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Where did you get that corner piece that you put the ratchet strap on?

YES! Enquiring minds want to know>

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#3534 49 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Where did you get that corner piece that you put the ratchet strap on?

Comes with the strap:
https://www.harborfreight.com/1-inch-x-15-ft-ratcheting-band-clamp-66220.html

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#3536 49 days ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

I got a Harbor Freight gift card and I was wondering what to buy

I suggest getting 2 of them. I would have glued this up today, but I think another one on top will hold the joint better.

#3537 49 days ago
Quoted from ThatOneDude:

I suggest getting 2 of them. I would have glued this up today, but I think another one on top will hold the joint better.

Perfect!!!!

#3538 48 days ago

Pulled the whole front off a Fire! project I was buying, when I went to load it up. No "before" pictures. I was disgusted with myself. It was sitting on a commercial carpet floor with no legs. Opened the coin door and pulled (gently) to get it clear from a wall so I could tilt it up and throw it on the hand truck... RIIIIIIPPPPP front popped off and I fell on my ass. The whole cabinet was weak just from general abuse; the backbox was wobbly as well.

Tellin y'all.. bar clamps and wood glue, no big deal. Oh, and the larger WPC-style leg bolt plates. Solid as a rock. I did use a few hardware store L-brackets inside the head to reinforce it.

Richard

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#3539 48 days ago

This settles it for me. I have been thinking about hammering some nylon slide buttons to the long walls of my cabinets. It would stop this drag and rip-apart action. And in general, just make it easier to load a pin for transport.

I may be going to pick up a pin in near future. These buttons are going to be part of my travel tool box. Just pull the legs and knock one of these in on each corner. With the legs on, it will never be seen.

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#3540 48 days ago

When I transport, I use four of these cardboard corners to protect the head and cab and use a lashing strap to strap the head down. These corners are then on the bottom of the cab and used as sleds going in and out of the vehicle.

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#3541 47 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

This settles it for me. I have been thinking about hammering some nylon slide buttons to the long walls of my cabinets. It would stop this drag and rip-apart action. And in general, just make it easier to load a pin for transport.
I may be going to pick up a pin in near future. These buttons are going to be part of my travel tool box. Just pull the legs and knock one of these in on each corner. With the legs on, it will never be seen.
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Quoted from Riefepeters:

When I transport, I use four of these cardboard corners to protect the head and cab and use a lashing strap to strap the head down. These corners are then on the bottom of the cab and used as sleds going in and out of the vehicle.
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I use the tennis ball method now.
Take 3 or 4 tennis balls, put them under the front of the machine, push it forward and let it slide easily on top of the tennis balls! It works incredibly well and prevents snags. The cardboard corners method got hung up a lot in my car.
Best part is you leave them there, and just reverse the process taking the machine out! It is so smooth and simple you’re gonna be kicking yourself!

#3542 47 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I use the tennis ball method now.
Take 3 or 4 tennis balls, put them under the front of the machine, push it forward and let it slide easily on top of the tennis balls! It works incredibly well and prevents snags. The cardboard corners method got hung up a lot in my car.
Best part is you leave them there, and just reverse the process taking the machine out! It is so smooth and simple you’re gonna be kicking yourself!

I use pool noodles.

#3543 47 days ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

I use pool noodles.

Genius. I need to try that

#3544 47 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Genius. I need to try that

Works awesome, get the fat ones.

You just put two or three on the tailgate and roll it in. When one pops out that back you transfer it to the front and keep going. For good measure I strap down with three under the pin so it has cushioned comfort on the ride home with another between the tailgate and back of cab.

#3545 47 days ago

Could the bottom not blow out if it’s a older machine perhaps not the strongest?
With the ball noodle method

#3546 47 days ago

I like using a waxed cardboard political sign for sliding pins in/out of my SUV. It works so good that the pin can slide around when I take a corner, so I need to be careful.

#3547 47 days ago
Quoted from rollinover:

Could the bottom not blow out if it’s a older machine perhaps not the strongest?
With the ball noodle method

with the ball, doubtful put possible. Noodles, no. The game is resting on the edges of the plywood sides, not the bottom board.

#3548 47 days ago

I use a couple pieces of Trex plastic decking to slide pins in and out of my SUV. This lets me avoid snagging the cabinet on the carpet. The cabinet does tend to slide on the decking though

#3549 47 days ago

I keep some 1/4" ply around to slide it in and out.
I tie the game down with a strap too even though it's inside a SUV.... It still can move without it.

#3550 45 days ago
Quoted from Riefepeters:

When I transport, I use four of these cardboard corners to protect the head and cab and use a lashing strap to strap the head down. These corners are then on the bottom of the cab and used as sleds going in and out of the vehicle.
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Yes I use theses all the time and they work the best for the head and Cab

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