(Topic ID: 213010)

Transporter The Rescue - to the RESCUE!!!


By Chosen_S

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 6 days ago by Chosen_S
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#1 1 year ago

I was at TPF and elbowed my way through the swap meet to get my hands on this playfield that I had seen was going to be available. I bought it with the intentions of stripping it down and lighting it up from behind as a decoration. But I have become smitten with restoring this back to original glory. It will be quite a challenge since there are most likely less than 600 of these still around. Nonetheless I’m up for the challenge !

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#2 1 year ago

I love the Gamatron / Flight 2k nod on the upper right playfield in the Orion ship, so classic!

This play field is missing the ship, and the plastic is badly damaged. There should be some interesting developments coming up with me acquiring the ship. A very gracious pinsider has sold me his ship that is in need of some restoration, but at least we have a good candidate! Here is a picture of the plastic after I cleaned up quite a bit. It’s in pretty rough shape, I may need to source another, or with the help of someone else re-create one that will look nice .

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#3 1 year ago

Another gracious pinsider dozer1 has been great! He is sending me some much needed parts from a playfield part out! I’ll post pictures of the loot soon!

I have also reached out to freeplay40 about the 2 ramps I’m needing... while I was at TPF I had an opportunity to purchase the crossover ramp, which was one of the driving factors of pushing this project forward and giving me some confidence that this may be successful!

Here are some more detailed pictures of what I am working with, if anybody has any spare parts you would like to offer to me to help this project along, I would be super grateful!

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#4 1 year ago

I’m starting to get some parts in... a big component:

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#5 1 year ago

I need ramps for Transporter... all three except the crossover, can a few of you fellow that need ramps for transporter please send Freeplay40 a message or post on his ramp thread that you are interested?!?

He has the ramps in question and can produce them if there’s enough interest...

Or if you want to sell me yours, I will take the 2 that are on the rear left, the one on the right I might attempt making a wire form , maybe. Maybe not

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#6 8 months ago

The cab was toast... started on a new one

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#7 8 months ago

Wait wut? I thought you were going to restore the playfield, but you are going to recreate the whole pinball machine around it? Cool project!

#8 8 months ago

Yes sir!

Transporter will live!? We must stop the big hungry alien!!!

I’ve also been working like a madman on recreating the plastic set...

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#9 8 months ago

Great project! Following.

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#10 8 months ago
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#11 7 months ago
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#12 7 months ago

Excellent work! Way to save a cool game!

#13 7 months ago
Quoted from Crispin:

Excellent work! Way to save a cool game!

Thank you! I’m super stoked to get this bad boy going

#14 7 months ago

i can email rick and ask if he can make us full plastic sets, he normally will listen to what i say as far as parts needed in the market place.
I just got him to do the scared stiff TV and monster plastics that had never been made before. and it happened fast

#15 7 months ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

i can email rick and ask if he can make us full plastic sets, he normally will listen to what i say as far as parts needed in the market place.
I just got him to do the scared stiff TV and monster plastics that had never been made before. and it happened fast

Pm on its way

#16 7 months ago

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#17 7 months ago

I have not got a reply yet, if planetary has a customer product request link or anything on the website it might help to request them. Squeaky wheel gets the greese

#18 7 months ago
Quoted from pin-pimp:

I have not got a reply yet, if planetary has a customer product request link or anything on the website it might help to request them. Squeaky wheel gets the greese

I emailed them today, maybe some traffic generating will get some attention

#19 7 months ago

I wish someone would make new playfields for this game. I know demand won't be high, but I can't see them not selling at least 20 of these

#20 7 months ago

I'm in as a follower, too.

I like what I assume to be powder coat.

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#21 6 months ago

I have an extra translite for Transporter. It's not perfect & I'm sure you could touch it up.
The worst is on the top right side of the "tractor beam". The white line above Bally is just a reflection.

Happy to donate it to the project if you can use it. I've had the machine for years & love it.

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#22 6 months ago

This is such a great game. Glad there will be one more in the world!!

#23 6 months ago
Quoted from cdsinfla:

I have an extra translite for Transporter. It's not perfect & I'm sure you could touch it up.
The worst is on the top right side of the "tractor beam". The white line above Bally is just a reflection.
Happy to donate it to the project if you can use it. I've had the machine for years & love it.
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Man o man! I already have an nos that I’m using, got lucky and landed it a while back... thank you very much for the kind gesture

Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

This is such a great game. Glad there will be one more in the world!!

Yes! Sadly a gameshow that was full of mold had to die so this could live, but I do know other gameshow owners benefitted from the playfield.

I’m so excited to have this game... I could have bought one for similar money, but I’m having a good time with this project

#24 6 months ago
Quoted from Chosen_S:

Man o man! I already have an nos that I’m using, got lucky and landed it a while back... thank you very much for the kind gesture

Yes! Sadly a gameshow that was full of mold had to die so this could live, but I do know other gameshow owners benefitted from the playfield.
I’m so excited to have this game... I could have bought one for similar money, but I’m having a good time with this project

Totally get it. I wish I could find projects like this! I don’t have time to do the picking any more

#25 6 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Totally get it. I wish I could find projects like this! I don’t have time to do the picking any more

I found the playfield at Texas Pinball Fest last year... it was pulled from a box truck that was full of project games and playfields, it was the most expensive playfield of all of them. The gameshow cabinet was a pick from a friend out of a mold infested basement, literally the email title was “ put on a respirator and try a game!” I had fastenal ship the game and I started collecting parts, miraculously I found everything but ramps and plastics.

I sanded and cleaned the head today, came out much better than anticipated thank God!

(I forgot to get a really good before pic of all the green mold under the metal back pane )
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#26 6 months ago

Cleaned the head, sanded, repainted for the most part, decals applied and tmoulding installed

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#27 6 months ago

Plastic protos arrived today, fitting soon!

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#28 62 days ago

How is the Transporter coming along?

#29 62 days ago

(Ringgg ... Ringgg...) Beam me up Bally!

Great project, think those plastics could help others too

#30 60 days ago
Quoted from cdsinfla:

How is the Transporter coming along?

I got the project and all related parts moved to my gameroom, I’ll be diving in hard core soon, just need a week or so to finish up a few small chores

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#31 10 days ago

Bah!!! Transporter puked all over my floor... time to start cleaning

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#32 10 days ago
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#33 6 days ago

This rats nest is about to become art... it is unoriginal to this game, and cut up in several places. The original is more trashed than this one... I’ll be back in a hundred hours...

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