Thanks mate. Trust me when I say. I have absolutely no clue how it goes back together. It’ll come good though I’m sure. And it can’t make me pregnant so what’s the worst that could happenNice.
Wish I had the vision to see these things completed. It's the same with houses, I can't see the wood for the trees when it comes to major renovation work.
I'd be terrified about not knowing how everything went back together again. I've procrastined for a couple of weeks at least about even just taking the ramps off my Tron LE.
Great job so far!
Phil sells them much easier than trying to cut the holes outUpdate
Christ it’s been a few months. I’ve been ticking along slowly. Accruing bits and bobs.
So since last time.
All metal work cleaned up and tumbled.
Wedlments re welded
Book case stripped and cleaned with new crank armature, new bookcase, new opto boards and finished off with Judge Dreads book case decal.
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Thing mechanism stripped and cleaned
All plastics cleaned
New main ramp purchased, sent to @replicas for a some new flappage and back to me for repopulation.
Lock bar receiver and other cab parts cleaned and rebuilt
Restored playfield arrived from Chris Platt.
So that’s about where I am. Still got a few parts to tumble but my mojo is back. I’m excited for the project again and back on it.
Does anyone know if there is a file to reproduce this decal. I’ve found one on Pinball rebel but the font is black. Not a biggie but if there is one with red that’d be better.
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I’m also still on the lookout for a better translite and the plastics which are transparent (the insects etc..) So if you can help please drop me a line
I’ll update with pics in a bit
No mate. 1) It’s never gonna be a minter so I don’t see the point 2) Who sees it anyway and 3) I’m over this project. I’m not one of these souls who particularly gets a massive kick out of doing these.Making good progress it appears. Are you not tempted to completely respray the inside of the cabinet as you've got the playfield out already?
Dont lose the momentum. Its looking great, keep up the good work. The cabinet looks good and yes always do this before the playfield, otherwise it never happens!! Hope the ultrasonic cleaner is working nice toNo mate. 1) It’s never gonna be a minter so I don’t see the point 2) Who sees it anyway and 3) I’m over this project. I’m not one of these souls who particularly gets a massive kick out of doing these.
Just checked mine as it's one of the last things to go on and guess what... Same problem!! Ball JUST fits in the hole, and with the pad on the end it's around 3mm south of where it needs to be... Damn cheap aussie ramps!!The main plastic ramp. The end piece with the blue rubber stop is bent so far up the metal bracket which holds the blue rubber won’t sit flush against the end of the ramp thus blocking the drop through hole.The whole thing is warped. If I can get it to fit I’ll file out the drop through hole to allow the ball to fit. I’ll post some pics later.
Throw a pizza in the oven at the same time, and some beers in fridge.You probably could but it would be very much trial and error. I’d want to practice first on an old ramp. The thing is, as with flame polishing. One second it’s fine, the next it’s a melted heap. Very tricky to know when is too much.