Building my own FATHOM... getting started

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:04 am

Wow! It's been a while since I posted an update.

I took a big break on this project around the Allentown & VFW trips. And, with all the project games that I brought back plus my Batman project, it's been a bit of a juggling act to get much done. Also, I'm getting very close to the point where not having the playfield/parts is going to stop me dead in my tracks.

Still, I don't want to leave everything for the end, so I've been doing what I can to move it along.

A week or so ago I continued to run the cabinet wiring and then a nice package arrived for me :)
Between a couple of very generous members I was able to score all of the remaining hardware necessary to mount the playfield and make the cab look factory.
Those parts got a nice rust bath and are tumbling as we speak. I also grabbed a super nice polished Bally shooter in Atown that I couldn't resist installing right away :D

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After that I managed to get all the displays nicely adjusted and centred on the light board.

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This weekend I placed the old Fireball II apron in a rust bath. The Evaporust did a pretty good job of getting the bulk of paint off too.
Ater that I sprayed a little remover and got it cleaned up, then primed, painted and a new decal and voila! Brand new apron.

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby HPR Pinball » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:08 pm

Nice update !!
Great job on the shooter rod :-)
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Tue Oct 11, 2016 4:59 pm

I know, it's not beside a nice swimming pool :) but I'm satisfied with result....

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HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
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MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Azatotht » Tue Oct 11, 2016 5:55 pm

C'est bien beau tout ça !! Bravo !
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby HPR Pinball » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:08 pm

C'est beau une Fathom :-)
J'imagine le résultat avec toutes les pièces neuves a la fin !
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby redketchup » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:41 pm

Nice job alain!
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby redketchup » Tue Dec 06, 2016 8:10 am

Hey Drano and Chenillapoil... tell us if you had your payment request for your fathom playfeild! I hope you both will get one!
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:25 pm

redketchup wrote:Hey Drano and Chenillapoil... tell us if you had your payment request for your fathom playfeild! I hope you both will get one!


Yeah man!! Paid for it last night :shock:

In the end I wasn't too worried because the playfield I'm buying from Monkeybug is totally restorable, but still nice to have a fresh new one with no work.
Now I just have to bug Chris to hurry up and finish his swap so I can get the parts I need :)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Tue Dec 06, 2016 3:51 pm

Nope....... :(
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Wed Dec 07, 2016 12:02 pm

Got my Email today Woohoo !!!!!!
Thought I was going to have another project collecting dust in the garage... :FP:
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RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby YellowMustard » Thu Dec 08, 2016 5:01 am

:D
Pins:DrWho, STAWARS DE, :FP: :FP: :FP:

gone but not forgotten: EFTLW, Secret Service, Gorgar, Elektra, Medusa, CENTAUR, FIREPOWER, ANDROMEDA(2), HS II The getaway, BSD(2), THE SHADOW, SPACE SHUTTLE, SM, X-MEN (shakered), GRAND PRIX (Italian reimport), Tales From The crypt, BSD(2), Nitro Ground Shaker, Harlem Globetrotters, INDY500, THE SHADOW (2), Twilightzone, RESCUE 911, Stern Playboy, BOP, Roadshow, highspeed


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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Tue Dec 13, 2016 9:07 pm

Got my PF today and it's awesome...
Pics to come.
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
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RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Jays » Wed Dec 14, 2016 1:32 am

Cant wait to see the final product!

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Toeckeder » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:49 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:Got my PF today and it's awesome...
Pics to come.


T'aurais pas le goût d'en faire 2 en même temps?
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Wed Dec 14, 2016 12:56 pm

Toeckeder wrote:
Chnillapoil wrote:Got my PF today and it's awesome...
Pics to come.


T'aurais pas le goût d'en faire 2 en même temps?


LOL :lol:

La motivation est moins là après 2-3 restos....
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby HPR Pinball » Wed Dec 14, 2016 6:27 pm

En passant pour les swappeux de cpr, je recommande le pré-percage de tout les trous et de faire un bon ajustement pour les drops targets car les dimples de cpr ne seront probablement pas a la bonne place pour la précision requise.
Et, attention aux longueur de visses :-)
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby redketchup » Wed Dec 14, 2016 7:47 pm

J'ai du chimé les pops bumper également!
Bally Centaur, Fathom, Stern Big Game, Filght 2000, Quicksilver, Catacomb, Iron maiden, Stargazer, Viper, Nineball, Metallica Pro, Wurlitzer 700, 750e, Rockola 1428, seeburg HF 100R
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Postby Drano » Thu Dec 15, 2016 12:51 am

Hey hey hey.... What's with all the French on my thread? I hope you guys are saying nice things about me :D

I finally got a chance to open the box today!
This has been the week of playfields. I also got this uncleared CPR Space Shuttle. It's a second, but the flaws are easily fixed since there is no clearcoat yet.

The Fathom looks fantastic! Much better clear on this one than some of my other CPR purchases.

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:02 pm

Fathom obsession......HELP ME !!!!!
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HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby HPR Pinball » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:23 pm

Chnillapoil wrote:Fathom obsession......HELP ME !!!!!IMG_1884.JPG


What's the problem ? :)
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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 5:56 pm

HPR Pinball wrote:
Chnillapoil wrote:Fathom obsession......HELP ME !!!!!IMG_1884.JPG


What's the problem ? :)


Je vois bien qu' on a le même problème Max....
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Drano » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:19 pm

Wow! How many Fathom do you plan to build Alain?

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby YellowMustard » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:25 pm

L embaras du choix!!!
Pins:DrWho, STAWARS DE, :FP: :FP: :FP:

gone but not forgotten: EFTLW, Secret Service, Gorgar, Elektra, Medusa, CENTAUR, FIREPOWER, ANDROMEDA(2), HS II The getaway, BSD(2), THE SHADOW, SPACE SHUTTLE, SM, X-MEN (shakered), GRAND PRIX (Italian reimport), Tales From The crypt, BSD(2), Nitro Ground Shaker, Harlem Globetrotters, INDY500, THE SHADOW (2), Twilightzone, RESCUE 911, Stern Playboy, BOP, Roadshow, highspeed


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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby YellowMustard » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:25 pm

S il t en reste un j aimerais l avoir pour faire des tests d overlays...
Pins:DrWho, STAWARS DE, :FP: :FP: :FP:

gone but not forgotten: EFTLW, Secret Service, Gorgar, Elektra, Medusa, CENTAUR, FIREPOWER, ANDROMEDA(2), HS II The getaway, BSD(2), THE SHADOW, SPACE SHUTTLE, SM, X-MEN (shakered), GRAND PRIX (Italian reimport), Tales From The crypt, BSD(2), Nitro Ground Shaker, Harlem Globetrotters, INDY500, THE SHADOW (2), Twilightzone, RESCUE 911, Stern Playboy, BOP, Roadshow, highspeed


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Gone: MAME in NBA cab (sold)

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Re: Building my own FATHOM... getting started

Postby Chnillapoil » Sat Dec 17, 2016 6:28 pm

Drano wrote:Wow! How many Fathom do you plan to build Alain?


Before I knew I was getting the CPR PF I collected as many options as I can :FP:
HIGH SPEED 1986
PIN*BOT 1986
TAXI 1988
VOLLEY 1976
MAME MARIO BROS 1983
RACER BY MIDWAY 1975
FATHOM 1980
MS PACMAN (cocktail project)



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