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TAF restoration by Bryan Kelly!


By KornFreak28

2 years ago



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#651 2 years ago

Is the playfield back?

#652 2 years ago
Quoted from Plumonium:

Is the playfield back?

Nope. That'd be one of the hold ups.

#653 2 years ago

While waiting for parts, I finally got a new playfield installed in this guy.

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#654 2 years ago

No rest for the wicked it seems....that is just gorgeous work.

#655 2 years ago

How was the cpr install on FT?

#656 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

How was the cpr install on FT?

Don't ask him on a Friday!

#657 2 years ago
Quoted from Skypilot:

Don't ask him on a Friday!

The best answers come on fridays after eight.

#658 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

While waiting for parts, I finally got a new playfield installed in this guy.

Drool!!!

"Corner porn" should be against the rules. Where's that NSFW button?

#659 2 years ago

That FT looks really nice Bryan!

#660 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

The best answers come on fridays after eight.

Nothing happens in my life after eight anymore. On any night.

#661 2 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

How was the cpr install on FT?

Only a couple of issues. The mini playfield was missing most of the dimples but they were pretty easy to figure out. On the main playfield, the dimples got progressively worse as you moved towards the top, to the point where most were gone in the top quarter. Again, not too hard to figure out.

Best to keep your old playfield as a guide until you're done with the swap.

#662 2 years ago

thanks for the info Bryan!

#663 2 years ago

Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and help making your AF as nice as it can be. I have a real passion for what I do and appreciate all of your Pinside support. I would be happy to help anyone else with any creative pinball ideas. The ModFather

#664 2 years ago
Quoted from modfather:

Thanks for the kind words. It was a pleasure working with you and help making your AF as nice as it can be. I have a real passion for what I do and appreciate all of your Pinside support. I would be happy to help anyone else with any creative pinball ideas. The ModFather

You bet Modfather! You did an EXCELLENT job! Thank you so much!!! I'll talk to you on my next project! Keep checking out the thread!

2 weeks later
#665 2 years ago

Hello!

Just a quick update: Inner cab decals and Powder coated rails and hinges have been installed! Ron did an excellent job! Thanks Ron!

Bryan, that machine looks amazing! Thanks!

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#666 2 years ago

Playfield back from HEP....We are back in business!!!

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#667 2 years ago

As always, Chris did an AMAZING job!

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#668 2 years ago

First up is t nuts. The seven in the bottom are 6x32. They're so small they pop out easily so they're held in place with screws. The rest are 8x32 and hold fine as is.

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#669 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

As always, Chris did an AMAZING job!

I've lost count how many playfields Chris has done for me. Never had an issue with any of them.

#670 2 years ago

You may have mentioned it before Bryan but what is the size on those hex head screws you use all over? I assume less than 1/2", maybe 7/16" and a #6?

Thanks, and it's nice following along.

#671 2 years ago

After installing the T-nuts, Bryan uses this guy with a drill to pull them up right.

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#672 2 years ago

Next up the wire ball guides. Bryan pounds these in while it's on the bench.

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#673 2 years ago

And then the studs for the pop bumper mechs. He pulls the studs in place by using a nut driver on the nut.

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#674 2 years ago

Bryan uses tubular brushes to clean the polishing compound out of all the holes.

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#675 2 years ago

A little shot of the playfield

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#676 2 years ago

Are there any specific bits you recommend to pre-drill a clear coated PF with? Just got my Kruzman FT PF in today. Thanks!

#677 2 years ago

this thread is incredible. Such work and skill! Kudos Bryan and congrats Korn on how good your machine looks.

#678 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

After installing the T-nuts, Bryan uses this guy with a drill to pull them up right.

Ask for more pics so others can make that tool, I think mccune made it.

#679 2 years ago
Quoted from Bronty:

this thread is incredible. Such work and skill! Kudos Bryan and congrats Korn on how good your machine looks.

Thanks! Really excited about playing it really soon!

#680 2 years ago
Quoted from lordloss:

Ask for more pics so others can make that tool, I think mccune made it.

Indeed Mr. Mccune made it and gifted it to Bryan. These are the pics I got....It's some kind of bearing. Has felt on one side and center part where the screw goes spins freely from the rest.

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#681 2 years ago
Quoted from BorgDog:

You may have mentioned it before Bryan but what is the size on those hex head screws you use all over? I assume less than 1/2", maybe 7/16" and a #6?
Thanks, and it's nice following along.

Most are #6 X 1/2". The shorter ones used on the lamp sockets are 3/8".

#682 2 years ago
Quoted from catboxer:

Are there any specific bits you recommend to pre-drill a clear coated PF with? Just got my Kruzman FT PF in today. Thanks!

Just good ole' drill bits around here.

#683 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Indeed Mr. Mccune made it and gifted it to Bryan. These are the pics I got....It's some kind of bearing. Has felt on one side and center part where the screw goes spins freely from the rest.

I don't think Jim made it. It's something he had available at work.

I made my own before Jim sent me this. I'll see if I can find it.

#684 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

Next up the wire ball guides. Bryan pounds these in while it's on the bench.

Do you drill these holes before you pound them in? What size bit? And when you say "pound them in", are they hard to seat tightly? Any glue needed? Just a standard hammer? Or a rubber mallet?

I am going to be doing my FH playfield soon, and for some reason, this step is filling me with anxiety.

#685 2 years ago
Quoted from Elicash:

Do you drill these holes before you pound them in? What size bit? And when you say "pound them in", are they hard to seat tightly? Any glue needed? Just a standard hammer? Or a rubber mallet?
I am going to be doing my FH playfield soon, and for some reason, this step is filling me with anxiety.

Excellent questions! I don't want to give you the wrong information, so I better let Bryan answer that for you.

#686 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

I don't think Jim made it. It's something he had available at work.
I made my own before Jim sent me this. I'll see if I can find it.

I stand corrected. Jim came up with the idea for this tool and made it using parts he had in his workplace.

I told him he should make a batch and sell them. It's a pretty slick tool.

#687 2 years ago
Quoted from Elicash:

Do you drill these holes before you pound them in? What size bit? And when you say "pound them in", are they hard to seat tightly? Any glue needed? Just a standard hammer? Or a rubber mallet?
I am going to be doing my FH playfield soon, and for some reason, this step is filling me with anxiety.

On an old playfield like this, I do not drill holes. New playfields, I'll drill a pilot hole just a tad smaller than the guide.

No glue. They'll seat tight. Don't care what you pound them with. Just pound them. I do it on a solid workbench.

Don't overthink this. It's just a piece of plywood.

#688 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

On an old playfield like this, I do not drill holes. New playfields, I'll drill a pilot hole just a tad smaller than the guide.
No glue. They'll seat tight. Don't care what you pound them with. Just pound them. I do it on a solid workbench.
Don't overthink this. It's just a piece of plywood.

LOL!!!!!! Made my day with that one Bryan!

#689 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Don't overthink this. It's just a piece of plywood.

And the Mona Lisa is just an old painting....

Your skill on these games shows. Incredible work!

#690 2 years ago

Yeah, this is excellent work, I've been following.

#691 2 years ago
Quoted from lordloss:

Ask for more pics so others can make that tool, I think mccune made it.

You don't need anything fancy. A few washers do the trick too.

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#692 2 years ago
Quoted from KornFreak28:

On TAF, seven are bayonet base and the rest are wedge base

On post 277 How did you remove the light sockets from the insert board? The only way I could figure out how to do it was to remove the wires and unscrew the socket. It looks like you have a much easier way to do it.

#693 2 years ago
Quoted from mbt:

On post 277 How did you remove the light sockets from the insert board? The only way I could figure out how to do it was to remove the wires and unscrew the socket. It looks like you have a much easier way to do it.

I'm sure Bryan can tell you how later when he comes back....It does look like he has a much easier way to do it tho

#694 2 years ago
Quoted from mbt:

On post 277 How did you remove the light sockets from the insert board? The only way I could figure out how to do it was to remove the wires and unscrew the socket. It looks like you have a much easier way to do it.

Pair of pliers and a twisting, back and forth motion as you pull. You can use a small screwdriver to pry them up to get a hold of them with the pliers.

#695 2 years ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

Pair of pliers and a twisting, back and forth motion as you pull. You can use a small screwdriver to pry them up to get a hold of them with the pliers.

Thanks guys!
I will give that a shot next time. Great thread by the way. It has been incredibly useful.

#696 2 years ago

All black titan competition rubber installed!

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#697 2 years ago

Modfather custom painted thing box installed!

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#698 2 years ago

Underside work in progress....nothing but LEDs in this baby!

Brand new LED OCD board will also be installed!

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#699 2 years ago

Lamp harness done

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#700 2 years ago

Switches are next....

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