1969 GTB Spin-A-Card joins the collection

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1969 GTB Spin-A-Card joins the collection


By goldenboy232

8 months ago



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#1 8 months ago

I drove 13 hours round-trip yesterday to pick up this beauty. Haven’t done anything to it yet, but it will clean up really nicely I think.

The game already plays 100%. Biggest question is whether not I should repaint the cabinet. Thoughts?
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#2 8 months ago

Congrats Mark! Yeah, repaint the cabinet.

#3 8 months ago

IF the paint was like the head, i would leave it alone,
but the sides of the CAB put it over the edge
to favor total repaint, would be fairly easy design to do.

#4 8 months ago

Nice! And a triple coin chute to boot.
I'd clean it up, and touch up the cabinet if it were my game. I don't mind them a little sweaty.

#5 8 months ago

Are the triple chutes more desirable? Or just kinda cool?

#6 8 months ago

I think a triple coin chute was a added cost for the vendor and believe there are more double coin chute that Gottlieb produced. I seek them all the time and like having them on my game. You are gonna Love the game play of Spin a Card. Nice addition to anyone's EM collection.

Match the original color cabinet paint as best you could and touch it up and slide it a spot.

#7 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Biggest question is whether not I should repaint the cabinet.

I would leave it alone.

#8 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Are the triple chutes more desirable? Or just kinda cool?

Both cool and desirable. Some titles are found more frequently with triple chutes, such as "King of Diamonds" and "Sing Along". I don't know why that is, but it's just something I've observed.

#9 8 months ago

The playfield and backglass on your game look exceptional.

#10 8 months ago

Thanks! Yeah almost zero ball-wear from the kickout holes.

#11 8 months ago

I guess it would be un-cool to ask what you paid for it, I have its twin Brother (Sister?) and might put it up for sale soon. Doesn't have to be specific, if not I understand.
If it is a machine you plan on keeping I would re-paint the cabinet.

#12 8 months ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

I guess it would be un-cool to ask what you paid for it, I have its twin Brother (Sister?) and might put it up for sale soon. Doesn't have to be specific, if not I understand.
If it is a machine you plan on keeping I would re-paint the cabinet.

Do you mean "Hearts and Spades"?

#13 8 months ago

No,I meant mine looks very similar to Goldenboys in condition. As I understand it Hearts and Spades is rare and more desirable.

#14 8 months ago
Quoted from phil-lee:

No,I meant mine looks very similar to Goldenboys in condition. As I understand it Hearts and Spades is rare and more desirable.

I can PM you.

#15 8 months ago

For me, repainting a cabinet is a lot of work. I can only justify it if the cabinet is badly worn but the rest of the game is superb. A repaint makes the game look new again. The rest of it has to match. For me, at least.

I think the condition of your playfield—which has mild planking—complements the condition of the cabinet. I would keep it as is.

#16 8 months ago

Good points on both sides for painting or not. I think I'll do a thorough cleaning of the playfield, touch-up the black around some of the inserts, give it three good coats of wax, and play it for a while before deciding. I can honestly go either way on this cabinet.

#17 8 months ago

Another favourite of mine. I can remember playing a freshly unboxed, brand new one at my local bowling alley! And the guy who did the job let me play a few credits that he put on for me

Your example looks pretty good for its age. Most of these have wear on the kick out holes and the purple diamond shapes between the pops are often worn away.

With your one, I'd carefully clean the cabinet and air-brush the worst sections and leave it at that to preserve its originality rather than go the whole hog.

#18 8 months ago

In my experience very difficult to touch up that level of wear/damage & do the machine justice given the good bg & pf. I recently had a similar decision with an Atlantis. Repaint is a no brainer IMO.

#19 8 months ago

If I end up doing a repaint, I know Jeff does not make this stencil. Anyone have a link or information on an easy way to make good stencils? I’ve always purchased them.

#20 8 months ago
Quoted from Classicpinballs:

Another favourite of mine. I can remember playing a freshly unboxed, brand new one at my local bowling alley! And the guy who did the job let me play a few credits that he put on for me
Your example looks pretty good for its age. Most of these have wear on the kick out holes and the purple diamond shapes between the pops are often worn away.
With your one, I'd carefully clean the cabinet and air-brush the worst sections and leave it at that to preserve its originality rather than go the whole hog.

If you're going to airbrush parts of it, it's going to look half restored.

I vote for repaint, but I usually do, unless the cab is in real good shape. Otherwise, leave it alone.

#21 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

If I end up doing a repaint, I know Jeff does not make this stencil. Anyone have a link or information on an easy way to make good stencils? I’ve always purchased them.

http://www.misterart.com/architecture-drafting/drafting/films/film-rolls/grafix-clear-lay-plastic-film.html

The roll you want is 17421. Lay it over the cab and trace the design. Then cut out using an X-acto knife.

Alternatively, you can trace the design and call Jeff and ask him to make stencils based on your tracings. I did this with Time Zone and they came out fabulous. He'll charge you a bit more for doing that, but then he'll have the stencils for everyone who follows behind you. His work is absolutely top notch and unless the graphics are real simple, I use his stencils any time I can.

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#22 8 months ago

Thank you! I may buy that clear film!

#23 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

If I end up doing a repaint, I know Jeff does not make this stencil. Anyone have a link or information on an easy way to make good stencils? I’ve always purchased them.

Tracing paper, mdf board & a jigsaw & achieve 'original bleed' & totally re use able. Some pics re Flying Carpet.

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#24 8 months ago

Sorry incorrect post

#25 8 months ago

Wayner two questions:

How do you transfer what you traced to the MDF board before you cut it? And then how do you ensure good registration of your colors with each other?

#26 8 months ago
Quoted from goldenboy232:

Wayner two questions:
How do you transfer what you traced to the MDF board before you cut it? And then how do you ensure good registration of your colors with each other?

I have just completed a cab resto of my Atlantis & will post a thread on the whole process in next couple of days.

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I cut the trace to allow line marking of mdf board. Good registration dependent on accurate trace, transfer to mdf board & then verification of registration prior to & after each colour application.

#27 7 months ago

You’ve got a beautiful machine! My Spin a Card is in much worse shape than yours, the playfield is showing lots of wear and damage around the kick out holes. Its a fun game!

#28 7 months ago

i had a nice one, mint pf and bg with a restored cab. sold to pinrescue for 700 he sold it the same week for 5000

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#29 7 months ago
Quoted from boilerman:

i had a nice one, mint pf and bg with a restored cab. sold to pinrescue for 700 he sold it the same week for 5000

Wow thats a beautiful playfield. $700 to $5000 thats some return!

#30 7 months ago

I used to play an SAC at the local swimming pool and would try to get the special lit then aim at it repeatedly trying to win several free games.

#31 7 months ago

That Spin A Card is a beauty! I bet the 13 hour drive was all smiles ! As far as the cabinet goes, if you’re parking it between two othe PBs then you won’t even see it. I kinda like beat up looking cabinets with a clean back glass and play field, but that’s just me. Congrats on your new game.

#32 7 months ago
Quoted from Ozone:

That Spin A Card is a beauty! I bet the 13 hour drive was all smiles ! As far as the cabinet goes, if you’re parking it between two othe PBs then you won’t even see it. I kinda like beat up looking cabinets with a clean back glass and play field, but that’s just me. Congrats on your new game.

Thanks Ozone!

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