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« on: June 25, 2020, 09:15:39 AM »

My latest project is a United Cypress ball bowler.  I am currently reworking the gear boxes.  Almost done with the whole back door section.  Tons of relays and steppers.  Then on to the reels and strike/spare steppers.  The Cypress is a mess.  The pin section alone had 70% broken parts (7 pin hangers and 6 pins).  It's missing wood, switches, locking bar, cracked glass, etc.  PLUS!! someone painted the oak brown and did a horrible job on the side art work.  I actually have buyers remorse on this one.  Why would I buy such a piece of crap, when I already have a nice United Falcon you might ask??  Because the Cypress is the only United game that has every game I like all rolled up into one.  All seven of them.  I even bit the bullet and paid over six bills to have it shipped from California.  Ouch, that hurt.  Then I found that paint stripper does not contain Dichloromethane anymore.  What is that?  The stuff that works.  The pin section was painted black and I decided to strip it.  Did not do the job.  I tried two different brands and they both sucked.  After a half gallon, I was able to strip both sides.  I bought a gallon of dichloromethane from Amazon.  Very toxic stuff.  I'll have to be careful with that.
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« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2020, 03:04:44 PM »

I see you were using Sweet Baby Rays for most of the cleaning.  laugh
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« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2020, 04:38:21 PM »

I see you were using Sweet Baby Rays for most of the cleaning.  laugh
  laugh  biggrin  laugh  biggrin  laugh

Larry,  That's a monumental project!
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2020, 07:49:27 PM »

I see you were using Sweet Baby Rays for most of the cleaning.  laugh

The sauce is boss.

Me and my son went in the garage to cook diner during a rain storm and have a few beers.  That’s when I looked over and said “What a piece of crap”, time for a picture, lol.

Jim it is going to be some ordeal. Taking everything apart. I hope my stripping concoction works. I also have to make the top wood of the bottom glass. I have a cheap table saw. Hopefully, I have some carpenter skills buried deep within me.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2020, 07:57:00 PM »

Larry ,My Friend !!

    You”ll get there I have a 100% sure your the man to complete it
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« Reply #5 on: July 02, 2020, 08:37:38 AM »

IF ANYONE can do this , It's Larry... Great Save of a Classic Game!

I think the bigger challenge will be getting it downstairs!! 

Good luck!  can't wait to see it finished!

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