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Pin*Bot: My attempt at restoring a machine and a community


By NJGecko

6 years ago



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#501 6 years ago

...and how's the basement , er, Gecko Game Room coming along?

#502 6 years ago

I'll start the bidding at $5

GLWTS. Sorry you need to let it go, but look at all you've learned!

Chris

#503 6 years ago
Quoted from spfxted:

...and how's the basement , er, Gecko Game Room coming along?

Waiting on next steps there. Soon!

Quoted from SilverUnicorn:I'll start the bidding at $5
GLWTS. Sorry you need to let it go, but look at all you've learned!
Chris

Thanks Chris...I'm gonna need a little more than that

#504 6 years ago
Quoted from NJGecko:

Thanks Chris...I'm gonna need a little more than that

$8.50 and some pocket lint?

Chris

#505 6 years ago

Depends on the quality of your lint kind sir....

#506 6 years ago

I have some dryer lint that came straight from brand new cotton towels!

Good luck selling. Hope you stay happy with your decision!

#507 6 years ago

Man you guys are making it hard on me...

Getting into belly button lint and I'm really going to lose sleep....

I'm not happy with the decision, but I know it's the right one for various reasons I've justified to myself.

#508 6 years ago

It won't be too hard to find another pinbot in the future. You do to have to justify your decision to anyone except yourself!

I am fresh out of navel lint, but I do have some ear wax and maybe a little toe jam too!!!

#509 6 years ago

I do give you guys an A for effort for offering up all sorts of lint and bodily excretions

I may as well throw a few more pictures I snapped last night (and they are sitting in my F/S thread)

It's just a pretty game...heck, it's awesome to look at!

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#510 6 years ago

Nice! The only thing it's missing is a PinballPro sub.....although that speaker does not look stock.

#511 6 years ago

I think it's stock (or at least darn close) although I honestly never paid it much attention. It sounded decent so I left it alone

I just couldn't justify an upgraded sound system for a system 11 game. I don't think there is that much more depth to get out of it!

#512 6 years ago

Were you happy with the dimpling / pre-drilling on the new playfield? I've read some horror stories where some stuff is way off.

#513 6 years ago
Quoted from gweempose:

Were you happy with the dimpling / pre-drilling on the new playfield? I've read some horror stories where some stuff is way off.

No...I was beyond frustrated with it. The through-holes were all correct, but the dimpling was a nightmare. I'd say at least 75% of the dimples were missing and out of the ones that were there, probably at least half were incorrect. Once I realized that I went back to my original playfield and used it as a template which made things much much easier.

#514 6 years ago

Who made your new playfield?

#515 6 years ago

CPR playfield...and I already did mention it to them. Basically told me that through-holes are always templated and should be spot on, but dimpling it best effort and not promised to be accurate, but they have "never" heard of a playfield missing so much of them or being so inaccurate.

#516 6 years ago
Quoted from NJGecko:

No...I was beyond frustrated with it. The through-holes were all correct, but the dimpling was a nightmare. I'd say at least 75% of the dimples were missing and out of the ones that were there, probably at least half were incorrect.

That sucks. I guess this is one of the advantages a restored playfield has over a repro.

#517 6 years ago

Yep. My monster bash is getting a restored one. But then again my mirco that went into my Afm was spot on. And the ipb funhouse one also looks good. Maybe I got a fluke or maybe it's cpr. I'll have to check my centaur one to see.

3 weeks later
#518 6 years ago

This Pinbot looks amazing!

#519 6 years ago

Awesome effort, I've locked on this tread for info on my pinbot rebuild

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