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Space Shuttle restoration (we have lift off)


By beatmaster

5 years ago



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Space Shuttle Pinball Restoration - Task List.pdf (PDF preview)
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#501 4 years ago

almost done.

yep there is a lot of glare on the PF but it's really not that bad in person, didn't removed the glass on the pf.

installed the old side rails, i will change those eventually.
under cabinet lighting is done.

i need to fix the g.i on the coin door, put the new back glass, connect the start button.
i will try a bent plastic. might try i dimmer for the nasa panel.

looks real cool in person, the satellite, pop bumper caps with the comet leds on both side, shuttle toy with the leds, it really change the upper playfield looks.

i think i broke my camera, can't get a real clear shot now. that's what happen when you drop it on the floor...

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#502 4 years ago

Beautiful. But gotta do something about that glare off the glass.

#503 4 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

But gotta do something about that glare off the glass.

I'd probably put the Glare Eliminator film over the NASA

http://www.cometpinball.com/DMD-GLARE-ELIMINATOR-p/dmdglare.htm

#504 4 years ago
Quoted from vid1900:

I'd probably put the Glare Eliminator film over the NASA
http://www.cometpinball.com/DMD-GLARE-ELIMINATOR-p/dmdglare.htm

good idea, looks like i'm going to place another order.

1 week later
#505 4 years ago

installed the new back glass, trims and lift channel.

looks good but imo the original look better.

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#506 4 years ago

i found an anti reflective film, i think i got that from pinball life a long time ago...

camera makes the leds look brighter. with the film on, the nasa reflection is almost gone.

with and without film pictures.

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#507 4 years ago

gotta tweak lighting in the backglass you lost the yellow on the moon and the upper part of the letters .
or is it on purpose ?

otherwise its one of the best resto ever

#508 4 years ago
Quoted from archaik:

gotta tweak lighting in the backglass you lost the yellow on the moon and the upper part of the letters .
or is it on purpose ?
otherwise its one of the best resto ever

it's the leds, i might change a few along the way.

#510 4 years ago
Quoted from kidchrisso:

Awesome! Ready to sell yet?

someday, probably, i'm enjoying the game right now, it plays so well.

#511 4 years ago

I can't Imagine what the price would be to buy this. If it were mine I honestly don't think I could put a price on it.

#512 4 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

I can't Imagine what the price would be to buy this. If it were mine I honestly don't think I could put a price on it.

can't put a price either, not planning of selling, when i say probably, i meant 5-10 years but than again...

2 weeks later
#513 4 years ago

so, finally connected the light for the start button and the coin door g.i.

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#514 4 years ago

Dang that's beautiful Bob. Sure wish my leg light-ups would come back from the laser cutters, they would complete the look.

#515 4 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Dang that's beautiful Bob. Sure wish my leg light-ups would come back from the laser cutters, they would complete the look.

no hurry paul... that would definitely look great.

#516 4 years ago

They started to do the set up on the proto and their cutter went down so they are waiting for the part to fix it. One thing after another with this mod. I'm also waiting for my 2 way power spliters too.

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#517 4 years ago

Score Cards If anybody Needs them.

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#518 4 years ago

Ohhh!!! These are nice!! Did you do any rule cards?

#519 4 years ago
Quoted from sohchx:

Ohhh!!! These are nice!! Did you do any rule cards?

nope, i figured the rules are pretty simple.

4 months later
#520 4 years ago

Salut Beatmaster,

Ta machine est superbe! Quelle belle job. Wow, wow et triple wow! J'aimerais avoir la chance de la voir en vrai un jour, la qualité et le détail sont vraiment impressionnant.

#521 4 years ago

Merci, sait on jamais puisque tu habite à environs 45min. de chez moi.

*** here's a little update with mustangPaul's leg light up. ***

still a few things i want to do to the game.
new side rails in fall.
connect my light up flipper buttons, yep i have them, just need to find some time.
play around with more leds behind the back glass or might go with strip leds, stay tuned.
not sure yet about the topper, i do have a brand new one from cpr.
a mod for the shooter lane.
and a few other things.

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#522 4 years ago

Congratulation!!!!! Amazing!!

9 months later
#523 3 years ago

beatmaster - This process is so wonderfully-detailed in your thread; it is no light lift to track your progress this closely, and I'm so grateful. And the final product is a total work of art!! Thanks for giving me the inspiration to save this historic game and return well beyond its former glory.

I used this thread to build a process checklist and materials list of how to go from 'totally needs restoration' to the amazing final product that Bob showcased. If it's helpful to anybody else, I have attached the checklist as a PDF.

Space Shuttle Pinball Restoration - Task List.pdf

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