Wild Schütz - Conversion of Strikes and spares for customer - update 8-10-20

Complete cabinet and playfield conversion of Strikes and Spares to Wild Schütz. Cabinet stripped and conversion artwork mocked in place. Biggest problem is the coin door artwork plate does not line up with the holes and will need additional prep to fit correctly. Bottom of the cabinet had a plug and when removed - you can tell why. Will probably fix with a new piece of plywood. All areas that will require paint marked with an X as shown in the photos. Initial rough fixes done and first layer of fill put on cabinet. First coat of primer applied - fill and sand minor defects done. Bottom board fixed and coin door getting re-skinned. Waiting for paint. Backbox light board painted and fixed. Chime board gets refurbed next. Hacks need to be fixed on chime board. new power chord installed and chimes rebuilt. Apron decal recreated. Cabinet back from paint/clear - waiting on decision for apron/shooter guage -painted and ready. Cabinet almost all together. Pf stripped. New pf back from clear coat. Found NOS shooter plate. Playfield bottom being laid out. Ground braid laid down. Targets done. Stiffners repainted and being installed - pops in place. Everything isbe screwed down and pops in place. Mechs disassembled, cleaned and rebuilt. New polisher came in. Currently tumbling parts - all parts cleaned through ultrasonic. Switch mechs installed, pop mechs installed (topside and brace). Trying to figure out the lane guide installation now. One sling mech needs a new kicker, and one trough guide is missing a tab - borrowed one from Viking for now. Pf posts figured out and drilled. Screws and T-nut placement determined and installed. Topside all fit tested including corner equipment. Plastics drilled and test fit. Need to make the left ball guide by hand and then finish the backside. Wire on order. Mechs installed except pops. Ground braid had to be re-routed to move lamp sockets and prevent shorting. One socket left empty under scoop kicker due to proximity of mech. Harness laid out. About 80% wired. Custom lamp wiring done, Custom switch wiring complete. Had to cap off one standup and a points switch that are not used on the conversion. Pops are done, wiring harness cleaned up. Cabinet pretty much wrapped up. Made and installed new switch block, installed a brace to stiffen where the previous cross piece was cut, and installed shooter rod. Lock on backbox installed. Custom wireform made and installed. Harness inspected, there was one connector hacked pretty bad that was fixed. Pf is in the cabinet and successfully powered on. Initial testing complete, GI lamps are good, coils are good, switches are good. Lamps and switches organized to make sense of attract mode. Now pulses W I L D S C H U T Z in order. Final assembly almost complete, decided to change the post in front of the spinner to a smaller one which will not interfere with the spinner. Also adding a gate by the scoop to eliminate random bonus collects.Need to adjust most of the targets, since they are new, they are very hard to register in gameplay. Spinner converted to have target artwork. May need a new spinner arm, current one is short. Need apron and shooter guage artwork.

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