(Topic ID: 162582)

10 day transformation


By boilerman

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 2 years ago by Spider3582
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  • 2001 Gottlieb, 1971

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#1 2 years ago

i got this 2001 from a barn find. the thing was there for many years untouched. the cabinet was trashed, the jones plugs were cut. the head was intact and pf looked ok. i just couldn't bring myself to part this out so i decided to save it. i do like a challenge.
i planed to just clean it up and put it aside to restore at a later time. but once i started to clean it i just could stop. 10 days later i was done. it still needs to be tuned but that should be the easy part.
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#2 2 years ago

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#3 2 years ago

Thanks pretty farkn cool!

#4 2 years ago

me likey
b o tiful

#5 2 years ago

Wow!
Nice restoration back to life.
And I like what you did with the score wheel

#6 2 years ago

A great result on a great game

#7 2 years ago

Always love before and after pictures. Thank u

#9 2 years ago

You cleaned that up real nice, great job!!!

#10 2 years ago

Nice save!

#11 2 years ago

Wish i had your energy and commitment
good job

#12 2 years ago

No wife to get in the way?

Good job Dave, hold it to the next Allentown and I'll buy it from you

#13 2 years ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

No wife to get in the way?
Good job Dave, hold it to the next Allentown and I'll buy it from you

the wife keeps me busy at home, i do restorations at work ( my paying job)

york is in the fall, great show. better em show IMO

#14 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

the wife keeps me busy at home, i do restorations at work ( my paying job)
york is in the fall, great show. better em show IMO

I need to get a job like that. Not really, though, as I'm departing the work force in about 8 months anyway. That doesn't mean, however, that all that time will be devoted to pinball restorations, unfortunately.

#15 2 years ago

Amazing transformation, you REALLY know what your doing.

#16 2 years ago

Great job!

#17 2 years ago

Nice job

#18 2 years ago

It would take me two months to do that and then it wouldn't look half as good.

#19 2 years ago

thanks for all the compliments, i really enjoy the restoration / saving part of the hobby.
i plugged it in about an hour ago... waiting for it to burst into flames. other than a few misadjusted switches it plays fine. now i need to find it a home. i am starting to get to many doubles. 2001, atlantis and el dorado and tomorrow i am picking up another jacks open
4 doubles and no room.
deals have been pretty scarce in the last year around here. so i grab good project machines whenever i can.

#20 2 years ago

just a note:not counting the cost of the machine and my labor. it took only 38 dollars from start to finish.
i already had the paint and stencils from another repaint, any bad or broken parts where replaced from the used parts bin
38 was for new rubber and a few new parts from the new parts bin.

#21 2 years ago

Wow! That playfield looks amazing.

Did you repaint the cabinet, or did it clean up that nice?

#22 2 years ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

Wow! That playfield looks amazing.
Did you repaint the cabinet, or did it clean up that nice?

i used a spare base cabinet, tossed the original just to much work.
repaint the new cabinet

#23 2 years ago

Very, very, cool.

#24 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

just a note:not counting the cost of the machine and my labor. it took only 38 dollars from start to finish.

I'm willing to pay even 4x that amount!

#25 2 years ago

Looks very nice Dave; I know you have to stay committed,and you are to see the beautiful end result.

Can't help you out this time on the extra 2001.

#26 2 years ago
Quoted from ckcsm:

Looks very nice Dave; I know you have to stay committed,and you are to see the beautiful end result.
Can't help you out this time on the extra 2001.

chuck i am sure i can find it a home, these great wedgeheads are getting harder to find every year. that is why i grab them when i can so i have project work to do. i am afraid one day i will have all my projects done and i might have to start playing them

#27 2 years ago

Quite the restoration Dave - impressive as always!

#28 2 years ago
Quoted from Tuna_Delight:

Quite the restoration Dave - impressive as always!

thanks !
i need to attack that melody soon

#29 2 years ago

I look forward to seeing that one!

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from boilerman:

york is in the fall, great show. better em show IMO

Is there a link to information on this show?

#31 2 years ago

Dang, Dave that would be a 12 month resto in my garage. Impressive

#32 2 years ago

Great job as usual. Was that the original backglass? Is that the original head cabinet with a repaint?

#33 2 years ago
Quoted from Rat_Tomago:

Is there a link to information on this show?

http://www.theyorkshow.com/

#34 2 years ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Great job as usual. Was that the original backglass? Is that the original head cabinet with a repaint?

no the bg was a original spare I had,it is near mint with only one little spot
the head was repainted original

#35 2 years ago

WOW - very nice - PF looks great too

#36 2 years ago

Great job Boilerman.

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