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Restoration: ☹︎ Rough Water to ☺︎ White Water


By Soulrider911

7 months ago



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#201 3 months ago

#10 ?!?!? fack. I had mine done in '94 and it still sucked and I was young, knees suck, I prob don't need to tell you that.....

#202 3 months ago

Glad to see you up and going again moving forward on this. That speaker panel look amazing! Cannot wait to see it all lit up and running. Who did you use for the new speaker panel?

#203 3 months ago
Quoted from PinDeLaPin:

Glad to see you up and going again moving forward on this. That speaker panel look amazing! Cannot wait to see it all lit up and running. Who did you use for the new speaker panel?

Thanks man. So I was able to dig up a nos speaker panel!! Found it on eBay

#204 3 months ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Ya I got taken out knee surgery #10... no bueno I mean it could always be worse I could not have a leg, but shoot... it’s rough

Been there done that! try the "ice man" .... helped recovery time and pain on my knee and shoulder surgeries...

2 weeks later
#205 3 months ago

Friday motivation bump

#206 87 days ago

Been a while but finally got the last major component for the restore... the cabinet from Paul at Virtuapin and boy what a beauty it is, well worth the wait.
THe old and new side by side. The old one actually didn't have too bad of fading. But the new is blue throughout aside from the bottom instide and it looks amazing.
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First started on getting the backbox together. was pretty painless, just had to drill for the gi light panel mounts. Other then that went pretty smooth.
All the boards have been repaired to better than new by chrishibler, he does such great work.
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waterfall light boards mounted
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new fuse list decal, and lock installed
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cleaned and new sticker on the GI panel
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boards and knocker in (still need to mount LED OCD and waterfall boards)
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gi board is in, topped off with chrome trim for the light boards!
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Backbox all finished!
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Cabinet ground braid in, and speaker mounted
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Next, rebuild the power box, no clutter here lol
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on/off switch wired in and female connector with new jumpers done
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All done! Time to install
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Power box in!
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Line filter box in
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Power cord cover on, and brand new power cord.
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Next installing the LED buttons
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Till next time, this project is finally feeling like its on the downhill

#207 86 days ago

Wow, looks great!

Where did you get the fuse decal in the backbox? I’ve been trying to hunt down one of those and haven’t found who makes them yet.

#208 86 days ago

this is insane! I hope the Sasquatch Spotlight (https://goo.gl/D42gZr) lives up to your expectations.

#209 86 days ago
Quoted from DW3000:

Wow, looks great!
Where did you get the fuse decal in the backbox? I’ve been trying to hunt down one of those and haven’t found who makes them yet.

My guess is he gets them from soulrider911

#210 86 days ago

cosmokramer I can make you one or a few if you would like dw3000

Thankyou zene10 I can’t wait to see your amazing mod in action !

#211 86 days ago

Transformer and fliptronic boards are in

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#212 86 days ago

Man, that cabinet is stunning! Been enjoying the thread; thank you!

#213 86 days ago
Quoted from dmacy:

Man, that cabinet is stunning! Been enjoying the thread; thank you!

Thanks man, yes they did an amazing job

#214 86 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Thanks man, yes they did an amazing job

Great work so far soulrider. Fun to watch. I am in Marin so we are pretty close.

I don't know if the information is generally out there, but what does a complete ready to go cabinet like that cost?

Dave

#215 86 days ago

Man that really looks great!

#216 86 days ago

calipindave I would ask cosmokramer he does amazing cabinets, mine came from virtuapin I think it was roughly 1100.00

#217 86 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

calipindave I would ask cosmokramer he does amazing cabinets, mine came from virtuapin I think it was roughly 1100.00

That seems quite reasonable.

Dave

#218 83 days ago

Holy cow @soulrider911 you have been busy making some awesome progress. It's all coming together now and looking fantastic as well.

#219 83 days ago

This is incredibly impressive. I can't wait to see the finished project.

#220 83 days ago
Quoted from Ericc123:

This is incredibly impressive. I can't wait to see the finished project.

I second that. Attention to detail here is amazing. Love the small things like the chrome pieces inside the cabinet.

#221 83 days ago

@ Soulrider911 ...would you mind letting us know where you sourced that black sheathing that you're using on your wiring harness? I'm in the middle of a pretty meticulous resto on an older Ford truck and I really don't want to go back to the cheap plastic loom that the factory used. Underhood temps make the lifespan of that around 2 years!

#222 83 days ago
Quoted from CubeSnake:

@ Soulrider911 ...would you mind letting us know where you sourced that black sheathing that you're using on your wiring harness? I'm in the middle of a pretty meticulous resto on an older Ford truck and I really don't want to go back to the cheap plastic loom that the factory used. Underhood temps make the lifespan of that around 2 years!

Yes! So it’s called “braided split loom”, works great I have used it on cars, motorcycles and now pins haha! It comes in different weaves, colors, diameters, and thickness. The stuff I’m using here was from amazon I think

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#223 81 days ago

Beautiful progress. One sweet game!
I didn't read all 222 posts. I'm wondering if the 3D translites ever came to fruition.
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#224 81 days ago
Quoted from ChrisHibler:

Beautiful progress. One sweet game!
I didn't read all 222 posts. I'm wondering if the 3D translites ever came to fruition.

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#225 81 days ago

Another Fun weekend in the garage drinking coffee and working away on Whitewater. The cabinet interior is really starting to look like a pinball machine. Almost ready to drop the playfield in.

This chrome looks like liquid metal "get to da Raft" - in Arnold voice
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Replaced the fliptronic opto interrupters, they were pretty hammered.
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Wrapping the cabinet harness in split loom, going to look super clean in here
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I should have done this on all my restores, looks so much better.
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Wire guides installed looking clean!
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New coin door about to go in!
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Lockdown bar with my favorite decal from Titan_Pinball
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just need to get a new plumb bob and this is done
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The must-have boulder shooter... though my friend said it looked like a wad of chewed gum hahahah
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#226 80 days ago

Wow, just wow!
I know how time consuming a shop job or bringing a neglected machine back to life.
You've really done a great job. I've debated replacing cabinets or decaling for my Whirlwind and #whitewater but then I'd never take them to shows.

#227 75 days ago

Got my awesome Bigfoot mod in thanks so much to the amazing work and documentation by zene10.

The Bigfoot spotlight
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One of two hotfoot mode lights
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And added the - controversial - inner cab art. Personally, this game has one of the best “worlds under glass” and the side art significantly adds to that

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#228 67 days ago

Well major snag in the build. So I got the side rails on, playfield in - ya playfield supports where backwards duh...
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Then I was test fitting glass, and noticed a major discrepancy.

The glass would not “sit” in the guides at the base, the guides where too far apart, hmm... you had to carefully hold the glass until it sat in the rails about 10” up from the base of the glass guides.
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Ok, so that’s not right. Next try to test fit the lockdown bar... no go, so I bent the ears a little bit, which sometime you have to do as chrome adds thickness. I then tried to install it again gave a little push... “crrraaack” both side rails chrome cracked, dunzo.

So brief panick attack and then got out the measuring tape.
Back is 22” on the dot
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Front is 22 1/8” there it is, I have a trapezoid
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So I contact Paul at virtualpin, and I must say, that guy is a stand up customer focused businessman. He is not only going to build be a new lower cab, he is also going to pay for the damaged side rails. As much as all of this is unfortunate, knowing he is taking care of me makes this all just a minor bump in the process. Onward!

#229 67 days ago

I have always wondered how the side rails attach, as mine is loose on one side. Other than the one bolt, is it double sided tape? Is there a certain type or thickness recommended?

#230 67 days ago

@poleposition yes double sided tape, if to do remove them you will most likely want a chisel, heat gun and lots of patients if you need to remove them. Also it’s veey hard to fully remove them without damaging them, but it can be done. Most likely what is loose is that plastic guide under the metal trim?

#231 67 days ago

I put mine back on with double sided gorilla tape. you could pull a car - bumper to bumper with that stuff!!

Also, I used a long knife and pulled it over and over again in the same direction under the rail, worked well.

#232 67 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Well major snag in the build. So I got the side rails on, playfield in - ya playfield supports where backwards duh...
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Then I was test fitting glass, and noticed a major discrepancy.
The glass would not “sit” in the guides at the base, the guides where too far apart, hmm... you had to carefully hold the glass until it sat in the rails about 10” up from the base of the glass guides.
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Ok, so that’s not right. Next try to test fit the lockdown bar... no go, so I bent the ears a little bit, which sometime you have to do as chrome adds thickness. I then tried to install it again gave a little push... “crrraaack” both side rails chrome cracked, dunzo.
So brief panick attack and then got out the measuring tape.
Back is 22” on the dot
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Front is 22 1/8” there it is, I have a trapezoid
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So I contact Paul at virtualpin, and I must say, that guy is a stand up customer focused businessman. He is not only going to build be a new lower cab, he is also going to pay for the damaged side rails. As much as all of this is unfortunate, knowing he is taking care of me makes this all just a minor bump in the process. Onward!

Wow that really sucks but super cool that the seller is going to remedy the problem. Always good to hear about stand up people in the business!

#233 67 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

@poleposition yes double sided tape, if to do remove them you will most likely want a chisel, heat gun and lots of patients if you need to remove them. Also it’s veey hard to fully remove them without damaging them, but it can be done. Most likely what is loose is that plastic guide under the metal trim?

The metal trim is loose, but it may be the plastic guide as well. Near the backbox, I can tap on the side rail and it will move in and out about 1/8" to 3/16". Now that I know its held in place with double sided tape, I can try to gentle remove it without damage. Its just the back half of one side, so I'll want to avoid any cab or rail damage hopefully.

Thanks!

#234 67 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Well major snag in the build. So I got the side rails on, playfield in - ya playfield supports where backwards duh...
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Then I was test fitting glass, and noticed a major discrepancy.
The glass would not “sit” in the guides at the base, the guides where too far apart, hmm... you had to carefully hold the glass until it sat in the rails about 10” up from the base of the glass guides.
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Ok, so that’s not right. Next try to test fit the lockdown bar... no go, so I bent the ears a little bit, which sometime you have to do as chrome adds thickness. I then tried to install it again gave a little push... “crrraaack” both side rails chrome cracked, dunzo.
So brief panick attack and then got out the measuring tape.
Back is 22” on the dot
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Front is 22 1/8” there it is, I have a trapezoid
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So I contact Paul at virtualpin, and I must say, that guy is a stand up customer focused businessman. He is not only going to build be a new lower cab, he is also going to pay for the damaged side rails. As much as all of this is unfortunate, knowing he is taking care of me makes this all just a minor bump in the process. Onward!

Thanks for posting this info. I’m going to be buying a cabinet from Paul in the near future and it’s great to hear that he stands behind his work.

#235 66 days ago

Hmmm, thats weird...it looks like 22 1/32" (almost looks like 22 1/16) in the rear and 22 1/8" in the front, only 3/32" difference...Im suprised you are having difficulty as I have had some customers have me build a few cabs at 22 1/8" so they can put in mirror blades with no issues...
I wonder if the chrome adds that much thickness?
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Im glad you are getting a replacement with no issues, Paul is a stand up guy

#236 66 days ago

cosmokramer ya it’s kinda crazy how much that additional 1/8 adds. I mean I can’t fit ANY lockdown bar on even with no rails... unless it’s oretty significantly bent. I tried 3.

#237 66 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

cosmokramer ya it’s kinda crazy how much that additional 1/8 adds. I mean I can’t fit ANY lockdown bar on even with no rails... unless it’s oretty significantly bent. I tried 3.

Well, your work looks incredible, every one you do looks better than the last...I can't wait to see the end result

#238 66 days ago

Thanks so much cosmokramer means a lot coming from you.

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