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Author Topic: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)  (Read 17229 times)

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (6-20-2020 update)
« Reply #40 on: June 29, 2020, 05:44:31 pm »
Come on out pbj.

You can leave a burn and then autograph it.
So . . . "Inspected by PBJ" evolves to "Burned by PBJ"?  jk   :lol


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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (6-20-2020 update)
« Reply #41 on: June 29, 2020, 06:20:31 pm »
Gotta say, I am VERY happy with the before and after here.




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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (6-20-2020 update)
« Reply #42 on: June 29, 2020, 06:25:37 pm »
Paint those carriage bolts on your coin door tho...


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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (6-20-2020 update)
« Reply #43 on: June 30, 2020, 07:52:27 pm »
Paint those carriage bolts on your coin door tho...

Because... rust? Accuracy? Aesthetics?

(Not arguing, curious.)

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THE DEED IS DONE (Kickman complete, 7-25-2020)
« Reply #44 on: July 25, 2020, 11:47:27 am »
Well, it took forever, but the Kickman control panel finally finished coating and painting yesterday. Turned out okay; the painter left off the copyright indica in the template, which sucked, but I was ready to be done with this project.



Here's the populated panel before reinstallation:



New start buttons and carriage bolts from Arcadeshop. Everything else is original.  Underside:



And....









Today was the first time Eyes and Kickman have both been operational at the same time since I spent that first $5 on them in 1996:



Taking their place in my upright collection:



Thanks to everybody who kept up with this ridiculously-delayed project, and for all the suggestions and encouragement along the way.  Here's a rundown of the work on Kickman (at least as far as I can recall it):

- Game boards repaired (2012)
- Power supply replaced with switcher and Arcadeshop adapter (2012)
- Lights replaced (2012)
- Fuse block replaced (2012)
- Monitor repaired (new caps and flyback, yoke board repaired after transport damage) (2020)
- Control panel stripped, powder-coated and repainted from TOG stencil (2020)
- Start buttons replaced with Arcadeshop replicas (2020)
- General clean-up of art and interior (2020)
- Marquee light fixture repaired (new ballast and starter) (2020)
- T-molding replaced (2020)
- Magnetic coin insert button added (2020)
- Marquee hold-down rust removal and repainted (2020)
- Coin door clean up and rust removal (2020)
- New locks (2020)
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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #45 on: July 25, 2020, 12:25:12 pm »
Looks great, man, nice work.

 :cheers:

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #46 on: July 26, 2020, 11:42:59 pm »
Quality work, nice to see you didnít go with the cheap, quick solution.  Makes such a difference.  Well done.

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #47 on: July 27, 2020, 05:14:49 am »
That Kickman is beautiful. One of my favorites. I'm drooling.  :cheers:

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #48 on: July 27, 2020, 05:39:30 am »
Very nice. :cheers:

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #49 on: July 27, 2020, 07:17:04 am »
That Kickman is beautiful. One of my favorites. I'm drooling.  :cheers:

Thanks (to everybody). I had planned to show the Kickman at the Southern Fried show this year, but of course, Covid.  Next year, hopefully.

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #50 on: July 28, 2020, 04:46:34 pm »
Awsome! Looks fantastic!   :applaud:
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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2021, 06:22:40 pm »
Minor update:  I never got the Doyel 96-in-1 card to work properly (Doyle responded to one email and then went radio silent), so I yanked it, sold it, and replaced it with a BitKit and Eyes harness adapter.  Better in every way, highly recommended.

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Re: I only have EYES for KICKMAN... (COMPLETE 7-25-2020)
« Reply #52 on: August 13, 2021, 01:41:42 pm »
For those who are in (or going to be in) the Atlanta area, I'll be showing the Kickman from this thread at Southern Fried next weekend.

https://gameatl.com/

Unfortunately I was not able to get my transportation logistics together, and did not get the Kickman to SFGE. Maybe next year...
« Last Edit: August 22, 2021, 03:59:52 pm by alfonzotan »