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The Getaway Cabinet restoration


By SUPERBEE

3 years ago



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#101 3 years ago

And a little more progress.
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#102 3 years ago

Ugh this is so sexy!!

This is how I want mine to look when I get mine restored.

Thanks for setting the bar high!!

#103 3 years ago
Quoted from Grinder901:

Ugh this is so sexy!!

This is how I want mine to look when I get mine restored.

Thanks for setting the bar high!!

Thanks Grinder! If i recall.. (please correct me if i am wrong) but you are in law inforcement correct ? Knowing that makes your thumbs up that much cooler ! Its a lot of work and im not a pro but its been quite the ride so far !!

#104 3 years ago

Did you use the decal designs that were posted somewhere on pinside before? I plan to embark on the same journey, as soon as my Bride (BoP 2.0) is done

#105 3 years ago

Great job, something to be proud of for sure.
Love the shifter knob...

#106 3 years ago
Quoted from SUPERBEE:

Thanks Grinder! If i recall.. (please correct me if i am wrong) but you are in law inforcement correct ? Knowing that makes your thumbs up that much cooler ! Its a lot of work and im not a pro but its been quite the ride so far !!

Yes sir. I work midnight Patrol and also work courts during the week in the daytime for overtime. Daycare for two kids is no joke...

#107 3 years ago
Quoted from mgpasman:

Did you use the decal designs that were posted somewhere on pinside before?

I bought the decals from classic arcades.

#108 3 years ago

Man Superbee your game is lookin GREAT. Wish I had the time to do mine.

#109 3 years ago
Quoted from MustangPaul:

Man Superbee your game is lookin GREAT. Wish I had the time to do mine.

Thanks Paul ! Working on the ground braid at the moment . Still a ton of work left to do on it. Going to start clearing the cab later today or tomorrow morning.

1 week later
#110 3 years ago

Hey guys, been busy but back at it. Starting to get things back together.

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Here is my progress on the cabinet
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#112 3 years ago

Great job Superbee! A kid that works for me dropped the head for my HS2 and the box is toast(as well the dmd cracked)
I'll be doing a head restoration my self in the near future. Maybe with custom decals

#113 3 years ago
Quoted from NinJaBooT:

Great job Superbee! A kid that works for me dropped the head for my HS2 and the box is toast(as well the dmd cracked)

Aww man that sucks !! So sorry to hear that !!.

Quoted from NinJaBooT:I'll be doing a head restoration my self in the near future. Maybe with custom decals

Lemons to lemonade right ?

#114 3 years ago

Got the shifter back in and installed my new key mod from Mezel mods.
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#115 3 years ago

Different shot of the gearshift , first photo looks odd.
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#116 3 years ago

Lockdown receiver installed.
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#117 3 years ago

Man i wish my crappy blackberry took better photos !! they just do not do it justice

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#118 3 years ago

Hey guys , its been a couple of weeks since ive been able to get back at it. I took a fall off a ladder two weeks ago and seriously messed up my knee. Couldnt even walk at all for a week. just getting back up and around.
Finally got a few more things done today. Got the boards all cleaned up and installed in the head. Just need to put the light board door back on. IMG_20160625_142909_(resized).jpg New coin door is in and looks great. Im pretty much now at the point where the cab and head are leaving the garage and heading down to the basement man cave to put everything back together but i need to wait until i can get a few friends to help as i cant lift anything yet.
Its getting there !!

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#119 3 years ago

Sorry to hear about your fall. I fell off a ladder onto the concret floor in the garage on New Years day, not a bruse but slit 2 fingers real good and bled like a stuck pig for a few minutes. Didn't go to the doctor so no stitches but I do have a couple of scars now. We gotta be more careful.

#120 3 years ago

Thanks Paul, yeah, it sucks! Im also hitting 50 and we sure dont heal like we used too .

#121 3 years ago

Still waiting on help from friends to bring the cabinet downstairs (much easier bringing it down head and cab seperately than together) so I can get this puppy back together. I can't wait! But I'm already thinking I'm going to go through the playfield underneath and make sure everything is perfect. I did rebuild all of the flippers and other mechs about 6mnths ago but might as well make sure while it's out of the machine. Also thinking I might tear down the top to clean and polish again even though I already did it 6mnths ago. Again, why not as its out of the machine. What do you guys think?

#122 3 years ago

Hows the knee doing?

#123 3 years ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Hows the knee doing?

Thanks for asking. Slowly getting better. Going to take a few more weeks at least before I get full range of motion back but the specialist doesn't think I've done any major damage. Going to be doing physio for a bit. Should help. .

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#124 3 years ago

Cool job, keep it up! Subscribed.

#125 3 years ago

Thanks! Just delayed waiting to get my rails, legs , and lockdown bar back from a friend who is doing a high polish on them. Should be back at it very soon and will continue posting .

#126 3 years ago

Hi there! This is looking awesome! Very very smart! Makes me want to restore my cabinet and head! As my playfield is very clean indeed!

Great work! Keep it up!

I'm thinking of powder coated black for the lockdown and legs? What you think?

Dunc

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#127 3 years ago

im still waiting on a few parts to finally finish this project. Getting a little frustrated but my buddy has been really busy and he is professionally polishing some parts for free so i cant complain i guess. Hopefully getting them soon. In the meantime i am doing some tweaking and fixing of a few things under the playfield while i have the time. One thing that soo many Getaway owners have issues with is the ramp divertor assembly. Mine has worked ok but has always had the odd weird binding issues that so many of these pins have. I realized that it was one of the few assemblies that i had not fully ripped apart and rebuilt. Upon inspection i realized that the main bracket on mine had been welded at some point. Just wont do for this restore. I ordered a new bracket , springs, plunger assenbly and coil sleeve. Fully rebuilt and adjusted and functions flawlessly now.
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#128 3 years ago

And here is it all shiny and new
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#129 3 years ago

Almsot done fully cleaning and tweaking every single switch, coil , connector ,etc under the playfield. Completely cleaned the harness including replacing every zip tie.

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#130 3 years ago

I think i have now rebuilt every mech under the playfield. This puppy should play very well for many years to come once i get er done ! lol So close i can taste it! Hoping to start showing the finishing touches within the next week or two.

#131 3 years ago

Also cleaned and levelled all inserts. I had no idea how dirty the underneath of the inserts could get. All clean now.

#132 3 years ago

Also replaced the playfield slider assemblies. I dont know anyone who owns a Getaway with the originals that still work properly.
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#133 3 years ago

Drinking on the job? Nice. I drink coors light too when I'm working on pinball. Lol

#134 3 years ago
Quoted from cavalier88z24:

Drinking on the job? Nice. I drink coors light too when I'm working on pinball. Lol

But of course !! I like beer !!

#135 3 years ago

Looking for some opinions.. Im now on the list for the new Getaway playfields. The rerun should be starting early next year. Being in Canada and our shitty dollar its going to cost me around $1200.00 bucks for it. My playfield is in pretty amazing shape with almost no wear except for a little bit missing around a couple inserts which is barely noticable. Shooter lane has the typical dark wear. I know its in pretty great shape compared to most but i know a new playfield would put this machine over the top but is it really worth it ? This is not an "A" list machine and i wonder if i would really get the money back if i happened to sell it down the road. (not that i plan to any time soon but we all know what its like). Im sure i could get a decent dollar for my original playfield (guessing around $300.00). What do you guys think ?

#136 3 years ago

Is there any chance you could get more shafts made for the shifter? I would love to change my knob but want to be able to return to original. Thanks BTW your Getaway looks amazing, hoping to get mine looking that nice soon.

#137 3 years ago

It would probably cost you less to get someone to restore your current one.

#138 3 years ago
Quoted from flashinstinct:

It would probably cost you less to get someone to restore your current one.

Here getting someone to clear a playfield is 350. Leveling inserts and touching up adds even more to that.

Since he has already done an amazing job on the cabinet it might be worth to spring for a new pf and sell the old one. Then he could sell it as fully restored and it would being a pretty penny over an average one.

BTW OP amazing work!

#139 3 years ago

Wow, that looks amazing! Nice work Superbee!

#140 3 years ago

Looks fantastic....I would put in a new playfield and sell the old one to offset the cost of the replacement.

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#141 2 years ago

Hey guys,
Just giving you an update as its been soo long ! Still waiting for my legs, rails, and lockdown bar . My friend has been just too bust so i am going to pick them up from him tomorrow and get them powder coated red. Would have loved the polish chrome but i need to get this finished. Thanks for all the kind words and should be getting back on this very soon.

Quoted from cosmokramer:

Looks fantastic....I would put in a new playfield and sell the old one to offset the cost of the replacement.

Decided to put my name in fora new playfield . Missed the first lot but they are doing a rerun early next year.

#142 2 years ago

Wow. Amazing job.

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#143 2 years ago

Hey guys, Sorry for such a delay but im expecting my legs, rails, and lockdown bar back early next week and will be putting this baby back together hopefully by next weekend. Lots of photos coming soon.

Quoted from Laxman33:Is there any chance you could get more shafts made for the shifter? I would love to change my knob but want to be able to return to original. Thanks BTW your Getaway looks amazing, hoping to get mine looking that nice soon.

Thanks. Im going to see if i can get one for you. Keep ya posted.

Quoted from flashinstinct:

It would probably cost you less to get someone to restore your current one.

Anyone locally that you know ? Or would i need to ship it down south ?

#144 2 years ago

Getting my rails, lockdown bar and legs back tomorrow. Looks like its full finish this weekend !!! FINALLY !!!

#145 2 years ago

So finally, the task is complete !! Its been a long haul, especially waiting for things.
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So close i can taste it ! lol

Hairpin turn graphic on .
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#146 2 years ago

And she is complete !!! Time to have some Getaway fun !!

#147 2 years ago

click on the pictures and they seem to look a lot better for some reason.

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