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Burra749
31st January 2008, 01:49 PM
Ive been busy over the last few weeks doing a restoration on a Stern Trident pinnie.
I have totally stripped it, sanded back the cab & resprayed it.
Thanks must go to Darksoul & his DVD for many helpfull tips, some that worked, some that didnt. ;)
Thanks to the others who have helped so far as well. :D
Its not as good as some of the other guys work, but I think its OK for a first attempt :lol
Heres a pic, what do you think?
http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=477&ppuser=510

Fish Tales
31st January 2008, 01:54 PM
Nice.
:cool:

Wotto
31st January 2008, 02:09 PM
.

hamish_nz
31st January 2008, 02:20 PM
nice work !!!!!!

looks great :cool:

acejas
31st January 2008, 02:29 PM
nice work

63wizz
31st January 2008, 02:31 PM
Top Job,it looks as good as anyone elses restore

cheers Ian :D

Crafty
31st January 2008, 02:41 PM
Well it looks fine to me. Do you have a before shot because I bet it's 200% better than that..:D

Burra749
31st January 2008, 03:04 PM
Well it looks fine to me. Do you have a before shot because I bet it's 200% better than that..:D

LOL your right
Thats why I wasnt to worried about having a go at it.
I figured anythings got to be better than what it was.

I will post more updates as I go along.

DKong
31st January 2008, 03:24 PM
That looks great, excellant job

LOTR4U
31st January 2008, 03:31 PM
It looks plastic? Don't you reckon the colour makes it look like that + the good spray job you have done. :unsure

Nice work.

nigelicious
31st January 2008, 03:32 PM
Good work!

WOKA
31st January 2008, 04:29 PM
Looks DAMN SHIT HOT to me, but what would I know..? I'm only a back yarder..!

con
31st January 2008, 04:35 PM
What type of paint did u use? Is it low sheen?

Arcade King
31st January 2008, 05:01 PM
Looks DAMN SHIT HOT to me, but what would I know..? I'm only a back yarder..!

yeah thats what i think..way better than anything i could do...and i probably wouldnt do it to begin with.

Burra749
31st January 2008, 05:05 PM
What type of paint did u use? Is it low sheen?

First of all I ripped the cab back to bare timber with a belt sander then gave it a go over with an orbital, giving me a good surface to work with.
I then used Dulux 1 step primer,sealer & undercoat 'prepcoat' white.
I then used Taubmans 'Ultra enamel' High gloss enamel tinted to the colours.
I used:
1 litre of prepcoat.
750 ml of the blue
150 ml each of the magenta & teal.

rod71
31st January 2008, 05:39 PM
That looks great!!

The blue base colour looks a tad bright or something to me. But i'm probably used to seeing faded and chalky looking ones lol

Do you have a nice backglass for it?. Never seen a Trident that had a decent glass. They all seemed to flake like buggery.

Burra749
31st January 2008, 06:14 PM
That looks great!!

The blue base colour looks a tad bright or something to me. But i'm probably used to seeing faded and chalky looking ones lol

Do you have a nice backglass for it?. Never seen a Trident that had a decent glass. They all seemed to flake like buggery.

The blue & magenta were colour matched from original paint from under the side rail, so it had no fade.:unsure
The backglass isnt too bad, minor flaking along the bottom edge, Im yet to see one that isnt.

RetroBorg
31st January 2008, 06:48 PM
Awesome work there mate, I'm very envious of people like you, not just for your restoration skills, but the courage to begin the project in the first place, well done.

Are you looking forward to putting all the electronics back. :lol

Johns-Arcade
31st January 2008, 06:56 PM
It looks fantastic! :023:

Keep the pictures coming!

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.

spacies
31st January 2008, 07:03 PM
Champion!

GIBO
31st January 2008, 07:49 PM
Looks good well done

chris288
31st January 2008, 08:00 PM
Burra I think I need to reach for the tissues.:lol

Seriously that looks shit hot.
Not sure how close it is to original but who cares, I wouldn't know the difference.
Keep us updated with the rest of the progress.

slevbro
31st January 2008, 08:40 PM
Nice work,looks great.

Mikie
31st January 2008, 09:16 PM
awesome colours

Darksoul
31st January 2008, 11:17 PM
Really nice work. keep us posted.

Ryan555
31st January 2008, 11:45 PM
Super job!

Do you have any photos of the pinball before restoration?

Ryan

terry007
1st February 2008, 11:37 AM
A fine looking job there. Colours look fantastic.
You should be very proud of your efforts.

candyflip
1st February 2008, 01:18 PM
I had a look at the original on IPDB. Your effort sh*ts on the one there, IMHO.

Great work! :)

Burra749
13th February 2008, 10:41 AM
Ive managed to get some more work done on Trident.
I have rebuilt & refitted the Rectifier board.
From This :lol
5622
To This :cool:
5623

I polished & refitted the side rails, had the main CPU etc boards rebuilt & refitted. I have also redone the Tilt board & transformer.
Ive also made a start on the wiring.

More piccies here.
http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=544&ppuser=510

acejas
13th February 2008, 12:27 PM
bloody awesome mate. well done

Savage
14th February 2008, 09:49 PM
Picture doesn show up for me

Burra749
15th February 2008, 06:06 AM
All fixed

5628

More progress:

Backbox completed, Speaker sorted, Lockdown bar polished & refitted, Shooter rod assembly sorted, Cabinet wiring complete except for flippers due to waiting on new switches.
Getting closer now.

More pics here

http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=544

Burra749
12th March 2008, 04:04 PM
I finished off the wiring, got the legs & coin door powdercoated & fitted them.
Sorted out a few niggly problems & Trident is now completed.

This has been a great way to learn alot about pinnies.
OK on to the next project 'KISS' :D
http://www.aussiearcade.com/photopost/showphoto.php?photo=494

domehead
12th March 2008, 04:24 PM
I notice that tasty looking cv in thebackground is in exactly the same position (playifeld up, door open) as in the first trident picture 4 weeks ago!

rod71
12th March 2008, 04:54 PM
Nice!

Finish it off with this (http://cgi.ebay.com/Stern-1979-Trident-Pinball-Backglass-NOS_W0QQitemZ310018565539QQihZ021QQcategoryZ13727Q QrdZ1QQssPageNameZWD1VQQ_trksidZp1638.m118.l1247QQ cmdZViewItem) :)

ROLLERBALL
12th March 2008, 05:36 PM
LOOKS GREAT....whats the Trident like to play???Ive got an old stern stingay that I love and a stern Magic on the way...Trident play like those ones i guess in a way then??

Strangeways
11th June 2008, 10:12 AM
I'm catching up on the restoration threads (Duh - I love restos...), and this one is also simply stunning. What I really like, is that these SS Sterns don't get much love these days - compared with the more preferred Ballys..

This restore is simply "top notch"... and I'm really happy that its an SS Stern...

Congrats... Awesome work.

Nino

Burra749
11th June 2008, 10:29 AM
Thanks Nino,
This was my first go at a full resto, I was a bit hesitant at first but once I had jumped in I found it to be a very rewarding experience.
I learnt a heap of stuff from doing it & had heaps of help & advise from fellow members.