(Topic ID: 117420)

1970 Chicago coin's Mardi Gras big ball bowler


By Pinplayer1967

4 years ago



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    #1 4 years ago

    Before and after.Got this from a friend that found it left behind in a foreclosed house, my first bowling machine, replaced mismatched back glass, touched up paint, new balls, powder coated the coin box and ash tray, new coin plate, lots of hours cleaning switches, got it working like a champ and is a lot of fun to play.

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    #2 4 years ago

    Nice looking bowler! Now take the top off the ashtray, put some foam rubber in the bottom, and it makes a great beer holder.

    #3 4 years ago

    Absolutely gorgeous. Hopefully it will be played and enjoyed for decades to come....and bring smiles to all that partake.

    #4 4 years ago

    Impressive work. We could all learn from you.

    #5 4 years ago

    Hope when I get my Ball Bowler it is as nice as yours...............restore already done that is.

    Ken

    #6 4 years ago

    Always like seeing a ball bowler come back to life! Nice job!

    #7 4 years ago

    OOOH! Thats nice!

    --Jeff

    #8 4 years ago

    Sweet! I need a bigger basement.

    #9 4 years ago

    Thanks, Warning- these things are really heavy and I'm thinking that's why it was left behind. I was able to move it home in two trips in a Toyota Tacoma long bed pickup. I found great customer service and all the parts from Chris at St. Louis ball bowlers.

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