Complete Demolished Man!! - A painful and very slow shop log!

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Then you need to cut out with a sharp pair of quality cutters ( I've used scissors and found that easier but have to be a good quality) then file down till happy. Dot punch where you require the holes and either punch out or drill. Once done you can blue the metal .
 
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Then you need to cut out with a sharp pair of quality cutters ( I've used scissors and found that easier but have to be a good quality) then file down till happy. Dot punch where you require the holes and either punch out or drill. Once done you can blue the metal .
ok will give it a go !!!
 
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Well I have been playing with flaps all day !!! quite a challenge but they have come out ok not perfect but a vast improvement on how they were. I made them all 1mm longer to hide any marks on the playfield.

Think from this shot you can see why they have rusted so bad. Looks like they had water actually behind them at some point!!

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Here is the first one I made
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And all the others
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Just need some kind fella to rivet them for me now @replicas eh ????;)

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I can rivet them for you buddy. Or if you're coming down to 8bitflip I will bring the press and rivets to the show and you can do them there.
 
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Ramps all stripped and had initial clean ready for riveting. Daz @replicas yeah if you can take the press to 8 bit flip we can just do them there. They are a bit big and fragile for a return post trip I think!! Could of done with them quicker as I am going to lose a month but at least I can start on the head.

Cheers Kev

Here is just one of them before and after
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Playfield about as done as it can be now until I get the ramps riveted at 8 bit flip. Installed all the new flashlamp holders today and put the LED flashlamps in (waiting for towers to arrive)

So here is a couple of pics of back and front until I get the ramps done to finish it off. Will be moving onto the head next .

Looking a little better than it did at the start !!!

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You've done a cracking job bringing this back from the grave.
Not a lot of people would have even thought about restoring this, just goes to show nothing is impossible.
Well done buddy great to see a pinball saved and you certainly saved this Demo Man. Another machine kept alive for future generations to enjoy.
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You've done a cracking job bringing this back from the grave.
Not a lot of people would have even thought about restoring this, just goes to show nothing is impossible.
Well done buddy great to see a pinball saved and you certainly saved this Demo Man. Another machine kept alive for future generations to enjoy.
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Thanks Daz - and it could only have been done with the help and generosity of people on here - you know who you are ;)

Really looking forward to doing the head and the cab next as the playfield has took for ever !!!!

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ok moved to head and cab today - the head is shot as is the cab

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Boards are surprisingly mint !
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Same cant be said for the lower corner brackets !!!
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Stripped boards out and interesting rotten wooden gunk on the back board
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Everything out and it looks like it was one of Lenc Smith's
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And finally ready to go to the skip - sorry Lens Smith !!!

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Stripped the cab bare and the metal work in there was even worse than head

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Steel work all cleaned up now and ready for Zinc plating

Cab also meet its demise - it just fell to bits!!

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Transformer bolts sheared off again when trying to remove it - anyone know where you can get these from ?

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Mate I got some new transformer bolts metric size a tiny tiny bit thinner. I had to as my new ft cab didn't have any large t nuts in for the transformer so I got new metric t nuts and bolts. Bizarrely the slightly smaller t nuts have a bigger outter circumference so I had to enlarge the holes ever so slightly! I got them from a fixings place near where I live. It's great I there. I brought a few hundred different shape and size nuts and bolts and still only spent about £3!! Unfortunately I only got 4x transformer bolts. I may still have the old ones if you give me a day or so to check
 
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Mate I got some new transformer bolts metric size a tiny tiny bit thinner. I had to as my new ft cab didn't have any large t nuts in for the transformer so I got new metric t nuts and bolts. Bizarrely the slightly smaller t nuts have a bigger outter circumference so I had to enlarge the holes ever so slightly! I got them from a fixings place near where I live. It's great I there. I brought a few hundred different shape and size nuts and bolts and still only spent about £3!! Unfortunately I only got 4x transformer bolts. I may still have the old ones if you give me a day or so to check
cheers bud that would be great - I need the original bolts as I am getting another cab which will have the original T-Nuts in

CHeers Kev
 
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Mate I got some new transformer bolts metric size a tiny tiny bit thinner. I had to as my new ft cab didn't have any large t nuts in for the transformer so I got new metric t nuts and bolts. Bizarrely the slightly smaller t nuts have a bigger outter circumference so I had to enlarge the holes ever so slightly! I got them from a fixings place near where I live. It's great I there. I brought a few hundred different shape and size nuts and bolts and still only spent about £3!! Unfortunately I only got 4x transformer bolts. I may still have the old ones if you give me a day or so to check
Any joy with the bolts @Spandangler ?

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Hey Kev. Yeah sorry, was literally smashing the t nuts in as you text.
Manny sent me the original ones so you can have my new set mate. PM me your address and I'll send them.
You'll just have to whack the old ones out and enlarge the holes a smidge.
 
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Been doing a lot more more metal bashing the last couple of days - going ok considering the state they were in

Leg plates before and after here
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And here is a shot of all the finished cab and head metalwork. A tad improved on how it was!!

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Hey Kev. Yeah sorry, was literally smashing the t nuts in as you text.
Manny sent me the original ones so you can have my new set mate. PM me your address and I'll send them.
You'll just have to whack the old ones out and enlarge the holes a smidge.
Brill thanks man PM on way

Cheers Kev
 
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Head all prepped and ready for decalling

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First decal on - gotta say for £90 these aren't bad at all and went on really nicely

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And 2nd
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decal all trimmed and white cut edge painted in
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Finally all the boards and hardware back in - looking a tad fresher than before!!!

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Remember these !!!
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That's it on the head for now - replacing the speaker panel next - this one is totally water logged

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Hey Kev. Yeah sorry, was literally smashing the t nuts in as you text.
Manny sent me the original ones so you can have my new set mate. PM me your address and I'll send them.
You'll just have to whack the old ones out and enlarge the holes a smidge.
Bolts arrived @Spandangler - thanks again buddy

Kev