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Sample Funhouse Resto

By Jjsmooth

3 years ago


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    #51 2 years ago

    Makes for nice finish on the inside.

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    #52 2 years ago

    Next up, need to flush the outside surface of the trims I made to the cabinet sides. I use pencil guide lines to do this.

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    #53 2 years ago

    Using an orbital sander with coarse (80) grit sandpaper just until pencil line disappears on both surfaces.

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    #54 2 years ago

    Clean up entire panel with same sandpaper, ready for Bondo.

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    #55 2 years ago

    Bondo applied, will sand this tomorrow, and apply sander/sealer.

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    #56 2 years ago

    I hope by taking that mylar off and not doing anything to the playfield at all doesn't result in what happened to mine. Diamond Plate and the inserts started chipping like crazy after a short while. I'm contemplating swapping the playfield its so bad.

    #57 2 years ago

    Sounds like the inserts raised. The last FH I did, the arrow inserts were all up a bit, and chipped.
    I used a Mirco pf (nice) on that one
    These are flush.

    #58 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Makes for nice finish on the inside.

    That is one sexy bottom.

    #59 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Sounds like the inserts raised. The last FH I did, the arrow inserts were all up a bit, and chipped.
    I used a Mirco pf (nice) on that one
    These are flush.

    I am curious how the clear on that Mirco was and were there any missing holes or anything that needed to be drilled? I was following another thread and there post holes missing form the playfield. Not sure if it was Mirco or made by someone else. Ill assume once you swap into a new repro playfield, the chipping insert issues are gone forever?

    #60 2 years ago

    I was very happy all around with the mirco pf.
    The FH I did a few yrs ago was not a diamondplate pf. It had not been well cared for when I got it.The arrow inserts raised (for whatever reason), and the owner continued playing it for years, resulting in chipping.
    This original diamondplate pf has no raised inserts, therefore no chance of becoming chipped.

    #61 2 years ago

    Outside of cabinet sealed, smoothed, and painted. Decals won't be here til next week, so I will start installing parts on the inside next.

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    #62 2 years ago
    Quoted from Jjsmooth:

    Outside of cabinet sealed, smoothed, and painted. Decals won't be here til next week, so I will start installing parts on the inside next.
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    Fellow Midwesterner here - how are you warming your garage? I'm struggling to get above 50 degrees and am hesitant on trying to paint my projects. May just wait til spring. I'm using a propane 30k btu blower heater

    #63 2 years ago

    No garage here. 1000 sq ft shop. I use a PTAC unit (like a hotel room).

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    #64 2 years ago

    And since I build cabinetry for a living, I have a ton of wood scrap. So I also use a woodburning
    stove.

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    #65 2 years ago

    Of course all that heat temporarily goes out the window, because you need to ventilate when you paint. But it warms right back up.

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    #66 2 years ago

    Decals going on. I just use painters tape to hold it where I want it. Notch the decal where the tape will be.

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    #67 2 years ago
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    #68 2 years ago

    Trim off excess to make it easier to handle.

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    #69 2 years ago

    I use the dry method. It's very important that the decal doesn't fold over and stick to itself.
    So I stick a straight edge to the decal at the free end. I leave the decal long at the ends to give me something to stick to. And the straight edge gives me something to hold onto.

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    #71 2 years ago

    Keep a smooth curl as you go, and it will stay smooth. I use a plastic squeegee with a rag over it to prevent scratching the decal.

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    #72 2 years ago

    Trim with exacto and straight edge. I cut the decal a shy eighth off the edge.

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    #73 2 years ago

    And this is how it finishes up, with the new plywood edge and mdf bottom panel.
    Pretty close to how it looked when this machine was brand new.

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    #74 2 years ago
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    #75 2 years ago

    Dayum. I think I actually just drooled.

    #76 2 years ago

    I saw that.
    Wipe your chin.

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    #79 2 years ago

    After a month and half hiatus (Pincinnati and holidays) back at it.
    I make these cabinet protectors from aluminum angle from Home Depot.

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    #80 2 years ago

    I don't screw them to the cabinet, just used as a spacer. Make sure to cut the decal 1/4" around it and remove to eliminate chance for wrinkles.

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    #81 2 years ago

    H/D mounts used inside.

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    #82 2 years ago

    New legs and bolts on the outside

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    #83 2 years ago

    Plastics and ramps showed up. Mmmm.

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    #84 2 years ago

    Also, I have the old plastics which are decent, so if anyone needs a replacement for their broken one, just let me know.
    The old ramps were junk, and pitched.

    #85 2 years ago

    This looks like a lot of fun. Would love to try a pinball restore someday.

    #86 2 years ago

    WOW! Beautiful job!

    #87 2 years ago

    Thanks. I am putting the backbox thru the sanding, Bondo, and paint process now.

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    #88 2 years ago
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    #89 2 years ago

    Backbox painted, decals applied, and on.

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    #90 2 years ago

    Lamp board painted.

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    #91 2 years ago

    Playfield installed, display/speaker panel painted, new panel plastic installed.

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    #92 2 years ago

    Just realized this thread hadn't been updated in awhile. Took some time waiting on boardwork and oddball parts, so it got moved to my basement. Will have it playing in week or 2.

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    #93 2 years ago

    Powered up this machine for the first time in about 20 years.
    Have a few coil issues, but happy to see it lit up.

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