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Sample Funhouse Resto

By Jjsmooth

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    I am starting a full resto on an interesting machine. Very early production FH.
    Unfortunately it spent it's time in South America, where maintenance didn't seem to be a priority.

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    #2 3 years ago

    This machine was #55

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    #3 3 years ago

    These early machines had a few unique details, including system 11 sound board

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    #4 3 years ago

    Protruding start button

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    #5 3 years ago

    Wide siderails

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    #6 3 years ago

    And best of all

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    #7 3 years ago

    Entire playfield will be stripped top and bottom.
    Wiring harness cleaned, mechs replaced, sleeves and switches replaced, and inserts cleaned. I will lightly sand the bottom of playfield to remove the black stains before repopulating.

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    #8 3 years ago

    Where did you find this one?

    #9 3 years ago

    I'm guessing that start button is something that was added after the factory as it doesn't match anything else Williams used.
    Playfield looks like it will clean up great! I'm curious how the (early) diamond plate held up over time. My understanding is that they went through a few different formulas trying to get diamond plate right.

    #10 3 years ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    I'm guessing that start button is something that was added after the factory as it doesn't match anything else Williams used.

    The Sample Funhouses had some unusual parts on them. Mine is #90, shows no evidence that it was ever out of the US, and has the same start button.

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    #11 3 years ago

    This is a local collectors machine that has been in storage for well over a decade.
    And yes that is the original start button, thx zennmaster for adding yours.

    #12 3 years ago

    Wiring harness removed.

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    #13 3 years ago

    Another small detail is the volume pot inside cabinet to control volume of system 11 sound board

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    #14 3 years ago

    Playfield mostly stripped, should be ready to clean, and remove mylar in a few days.
    Owner is nervous about mylar removal, but I'm not.

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    #15 3 years ago

    Does the Playfield have differences vs a production one?

    #16 3 years ago

    Interesting.. That is not a standard System 11 sound board. That is the 1mb version (A-13971) used the High Impact Video game.

    #17 3 years ago

    JJ is a magic man!

    #18 3 years ago
    Quoted from Mbecker:Does the Playfield have differences vs a production one?

    I haven't noticed any, but I have a standard pf from an earlier resto, and once I have this one stripped, I will set them side by side to compare.

    #19 3 years ago

    JJ, have you ever removed the mylar from a Funhouse before? I ask because I eventually want to attempt mine, (done several mylar removals before), and I'm told that Funhouse is particularly challenging.

    #20 3 years ago

    Very few Funhouse playfields are Diamond Plate.

    #21 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Very few Funhouse playfields are Diamond Plate.

    Ah yes, that's the kicker

    #22 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Wiring harness removed.
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    Just curious , is that frame up part of a rotisserie holding the playfield??

    #23 3 years ago

    Yes, I built the one I believe Skypilot put on pinside. I would not do this without one.

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    #24 3 years ago

    Pf stripped today, will sand bottom, and clean topside tomorrow.

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    #25 3 years ago
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    #26 3 years ago

    I have a earlier proto it has target at top near where clock goes and and 5 targets which spells steps NOT step

    #27 3 years ago

    Sample Game #71 here. Sadly it wasn't mylared and has some insert chipping and a bit of insert wear. Playfield has zero wear though.

    #28 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Yes, I built the one I believe Skypilot put on pinside. I would not do this without one.
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    Ffs Jerry what's with the 1" on the base?
    2*4 outta the budget?

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from mikepin:

    I have a earlier proto it has target at top near where clock goes and and 5 targets which spells steps NOT step

    Awesome. Not more than a couple of those.
    Super rare machine.
    Bring it to Pincinnati, please.. I will make room..

    #30 3 years ago

    Sample Game #71 here. Sadly it wasn't mylared and has some insert chipping and a bit of insert wear. Playfield has zero wear though.</blockquote
    Sorry to hear. The arrow targets seemed to be trouble on my last one. But not here, thankfully.

    #31 3 years ago
    Quoted from Gryszzz:

    Ffs Jerry what's with the 1" on the base?
    2*4 outta the budget?

    It's actually 3/4" plywood, Jason.
    2x4' would have required some Flintstones type
    engineering.

    #32 3 years ago

    Bottom of pf lightly sanded to clean, bottom of inserts cleaned

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    #33 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Bottom of pf lightly sanded to clean, bottom of inserts cleaned
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    Much better!

    #34 3 years ago

    Removing mylar with freeze spray today.

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    #35 3 years ago

    Cleaned up the glue with alcohol and flour.

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    #36 3 years ago

    And here we go. Very nice.

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    1 week later
    #37 3 years ago

    Starting to repopulate cleaned pf with parts.

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    #38 3 years ago
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    #39 3 years ago

    New resto decals from Treasure Cove just got here. Very glad these are available.

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    #40 3 years ago

    Yeah, maintenance was a little lacking on this machine. New vs old flipper coil stop..

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    #41 3 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    New resto decals from Treasure Cove just got here. Very glad these are available.
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    Are those game specific? Guessing not seeing the lenc smith in there.

    #42 2 years ago

    I started repopulating pf from below with cleaned mechs and switches.

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    #43 2 years ago

    Major mechs rebuilt and installed, wiring harness in place.

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    2 weeks later
    #44 2 years ago

    Lower cabinet has been stripped of parts. I will be putting a new bottom in this one.

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    #45 2 years ago

    Decals removed with stripper. Glue remains will be removed with xylene and razor blade.

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    #46 2 years ago

    Saggy, dirty bottom panel removed by cutting 3/4" off the bottom. Puts me right at the top of the old mdf panel.

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    #47 2 years ago

    This will make it easy to smooth and paint the inside of the cabinet.

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    #48 2 years ago

    Inside of cabinet painted, new mdf panel fabbed and glued/nailed.

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    #49 2 years ago

    To recreate the look of original, I make a trim of 3/4" plywood. I will remove the space marked with my table saw.

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    #50 2 years ago

    Attached with glue and pin nailer.

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