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(Topic ID: 220547)

The Hook up


By trilogybeer

2 years ago



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  • 49 posts
  • 8 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 2 years ago by bangerjay
  • Topic is favorited by 2 Pinsiders

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  • Hook Data East, 1992

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#1 2 years ago

I picked up this Hook for my brother and his family .This will be their first game . Game was in players condition and was in need of a few small repairs , so without getting too crazy I thought I'd do a few things to make this game a little nicer and make it play real nice for them .

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#2 2 years ago

You da man Doug

#3 2 years ago

Playfield was overall decent but needed to be taken apart cleaned and parts replaced .

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#4 2 years ago
Quoted from bangerjay:

You da man Doug

Thank you here is a few more sexy strip down pics.

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#5 2 years ago

This is how I remove ball guides . Plyers with a rubber coated grip , I use them to pry them out .

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#6 2 years ago

Topside parts removed .

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#7 2 years ago

And bottom side.

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#8 2 years ago

I clean/sand the bottom side with a red scotchbrite pad .

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#9 2 years ago

Topside I buff polish and wax

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#10 2 years ago

I tumbled/cleaned all the metal parts . Here is a pic of a few after tumbling.

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#11 2 years ago

Playfield going back together .

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#12 2 years ago

Lets look at the cabinet repairs tomorrow.

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#13 2 years ago

lots of fun there! am sure they will enjoy it when you are done

#14 2 years ago

Some more cabinet pics

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#15 2 years ago

Taking parts out

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#16 2 years ago

Ok so the piece that the head sits on was pretty bad so I removed that and made a new piece

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#17 2 years ago

The back of the cabinet was also pretty pad so I removed the paint and did some filler work

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#18 2 years ago

Panted the top piece and the back

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#19 2 years ago

The inside of the cabinet was looking pretty bad with stains into the wood , so I painted the whole inside .

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#20 2 years ago

I used the heavy duty style leg inserts to give the cabinet more strength and stapled ground braid in .

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#21 2 years ago

When I removed the side rails it leaves glue residue and parts of the two sided tape . This 3m product works really well for removing that stuff .

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#22 2 years ago

The outside of the cabinet I cleaned and buffed .

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#23 2 years ago

It for the most part looked good , but there was a poor repair done on the front left bottom corner . It looked as though a beaver had been chewing on rocks .

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#24 2 years ago

So I need to take care of that , but I need to keep my repair as small as I can because any artwork I remove will need to be touched up . So I sanded it as flat as I could get with what was there . Put more filler and finished it off . I then primed and painted as small of an area as I could . The rest will be done by hand painting the artwork back in .

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#25 2 years ago

I also just sanded that bottom to clean it up and put a new speaker grill on .

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#26 2 years ago

All of the metal trim and speaker panel were rusty and had the powder coat flaking off . So lets take a look at those pieces tomorrow .

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#27 2 years ago

looking great. Already moving along farther than I get to on my own games.

#28 2 years ago

Thank you ! Yeah I have been working on this since MGC so it didn't happen as fast as it appears to be here .

#30 2 years ago

Ok so the side rails I could have gotten from marco , lock bar seemed to be out of stock and I did not find a new speaker panel (hinges weren't too bad I could have left those alone ). So I decided the route I was going to take was going to be painting the pieces from the game I had . But since I was going to be doing this I did not want to make them just look stock , (too much work to just go un noticed I thought ) So I decided to paint them with a custom paint job .

#31 2 years ago

So The game is peter pan /pirate theme . The pirate ships in the game are made of wood and I thought a wood grain on these parts would look nice and fit the theme pretty well also . To do the wood grain I started by making a light brown to match the brown on the cabinet (that was the base color). Base color was put on after I removed the powder coat cleaned up the rust , then primed , sealed and base coat using automotive paint . after base color I started accent lines with a darker brown .

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#32 2 years ago

Here is a pick of the lockdown bar after the base was done and accents started .

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#33 2 years ago

I guess I did not take enough pictures of the process , but here is the finished pieces on the game .

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#34 2 years ago

Awesome work I have 80 hours of work on our Hook.

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#35 2 years ago

So after the base and accents the next step in the wood grain is to use black paint and a hard bristle brush to do the grain . Then go through and accent areas using black and the darker brown with an airbrush . Here is the speaker panel , I still need to get speaker grills for it .

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#36 2 years ago

Have you thought about doing the legs in the wood look? Maybe even the coin door?

#37 2 years ago
Quoted from hawkeyexx:

Awesome work I have 80 hours of work on our Hook.

Nice ! Not really sure how many hours I have into this one ,but I think it came out good and I believe my brother and his family are going to enjoy this game . He has 4 sons youngest being 7 and oldest 13 . I am going to let them start with the original code and after a while I have them put in Chad's update , that way the game will seem fresh again after sometime of ownership .

#38 2 years ago
Quoted from trilogybeer:

Nice ! Not really sure how many hours I have into this one ,but I think it came out good and I believe my brother and his family are going to enjoy this game . He has 4 sons youngest being 7 and oldest 13 . I am going to let them start with the original code and after a while I have them put in Chad's update , that way the game will seem fresh again after sometime of ownership .

Excellent idea about updating the new code at a later date.

#39 2 years ago
Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

Have you thought about doing the legs in the wood look? Maybe even the coin door?

Thought about it yes ,but I am not going to do it ….yet. Was trying to not get too crazy with this game , and I do think it would look nice.... But the coin door was decent and the legs were . The parts I did paint I did because they were pretty badly worn out/rusty and not readily available new or good shape to just replace . Maybe someday if they decide they really like the game and would like the coin door and legs done at some point I will do those pieces for them . Time frame was also a factor as I had limited time to finish this game , My brother is driving from Connecticut next week to pick this up .

#40 2 years ago

Looks great!High Five!

You are a great brother!

#41 2 years ago

looking great. I love the wood effect on everything. Fits the theme well. Hook is a great shooting and looking game. It's the rules that should have had some modes going on to make it more involved. Havn't played the new code thou.

#42 2 years ago

Here is the front of the cabinet that had the messed up part . Not perfect but far better than it was .

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#43 2 years ago

Bottom side of playfield , cleaned and parts tumbled . New coil sleeves on all coils , flipper rebuild and most of the pop bumper parts are are new .

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#44 2 years ago

The old speaker grills were pretty rusty also , I did put in new ones that are slightly different as far as the size of the holes in the grill . I went with black because I thought it looked better with the wood grain I had done . No artwork on the grill either . Easy enough to change out so something else could be put in with no problem but I'm liking the look of these . Put some little skulls down in the corners also because skulls are cool and they totally match the art and theme of the game .

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#45 2 years ago

Cool before and after pics . Thank you to Bangerjay for the help with the rivet press and Blue steel action on the ramp flaps .

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#46 2 years ago

More blue steel .Again thanks to Bangerjay .

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#47 2 years ago

Some pics of the cabinet inside with playfield installed .

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#48 2 years ago

A few minor tweaks and switch adjustments and the game is fully operational and playing great . Ready for my brother and his family to take home .
Cheers
Doug

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3 weeks later
#49 2 years ago

Blue steel!

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