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Prototyping a "Hardtop" (High Speed)

By Skypilot

1 year ago

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#51 1 year ago

Any word on estimated date? I’m waiting to order one as well!

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#53 1 year ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Although I expect the prototype to be shipped to me in August I have no firm updates.


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#60 1 year ago

Yeah, I’m still waiting too!

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#190 5 months ago

What am I going to do in the morning and night now without having to see if the hard top has been released? ORDERED!

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#276 3 months ago

Before / After (so far)

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#279 3 months ago
Quoted from cjchand:

Right there with you. Looks like you had to “cheat” yours upwards like I did. Only holes I’ve had to drill were on the lower playfield.[quoted image][quoted image]

Yours looks great! Yeah, it was either see wood next to the inserts or redrill a little. I’m very happy with the fit knowing that every playfield isn’t exactly the same.

Where did you get your ramp?

#280 3 months ago
Quoted from cjchand:

Finished! Have one dead pop to troubleshoot and some switches to adjust, but otherwise all went well.
I will say that the whole rebuild process took me alot longer than I thought. Basically 1.5 full days from sanded and poly'd playfield to turning on the power and praying to the Pinball Gods that I won't fry my MPU.
Obligatory before and after pics attached, but I will post a full writeup in the Restoration forum, along with a link to a photo and video dump. I primarily used 4K/60 PFS video more than just pics.
Best of luck to all with their installs![quoted image][quoted image]

Very nice! It has taken me more time than that (maybe 20 hrs and not done yet but almost) Most of the time is spent finding the photo that beat helps me put it back together!

#285 3 months ago
Quoted from cjchand:

Thank you!
Yep, I spent a lot of time going all Zapruder film on my pre-disassembly video. The GI wiring for the pops caused me to lose a lot of time.
As mentioned, Freeplay40 here made that awesome ramp. Came with it when I bought it, but would have bought one regardless. Red would definitely be my choice
Side note fro posterity: Dead pop was simply a bad fuse on the Special Solenoid Saver board @barakandl makes. Replaced the fuse and all is well. Highly recommend picking that board up if you don’t have it.
Best of luck getting yours done!

Thanks! I’ll check out Freeplay40. I just finished it and it looks awesome! Plays like it’s new too! Here’s a video:

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