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78 Bally Lost World Restore


By timab2000

53 days ago



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#201 18 days ago

Thanks for all the nice compliments I really appreciate it.

#202 18 days ago

Starting to strip down online backbox light and scoring board. Some reason I can't think of what it's called.

Not going to get too carried away but we'll paint the front of it white.

These screws are not the correct ones but I have extras.

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#203 18 days ago

Youll be about done with the painting after this right?its been moving along fast

#204 18 days ago
Quoted from Tbpilot78:

Youll be about done with the painting after this right?its been moving along fast

Yeah painting should be done.

#205 17 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

I've replaced the glass in my scanner if your willing and able to scan that shiny new playfield?
PM me if your interested.

PM sent.......

#206 17 days ago

What primer do you use? I’m having second thoughts about what I used on my backbox.

Any of these?

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#207 17 days ago

Been following, excellent work so far. Cab and backbox look awesome!

Getting ready to patch the cab on my Halloween retheme, and not happy with the fiberglass patch I’ve been using. Mind posting a pic of what you use?

#208 17 days ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

What primer do you use? I’m having second thoughts about what I used on my backbox.
Any of these?[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I have used the top 2

#209 16 days ago

Playfield teardown begins

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#210 16 days ago

This can't be good. Someone got carried away screwing The Flipper mounting brackets on for both sides

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#211 16 days ago

Topside stripped for the most part.

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#212 16 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Topside stripped for the most part.[quoted image]

They always look so dirty when cleared.

#213 16 days ago

Yeah that's for sure. Lots of bad soldering underneath and crappy non-original mounting screws.

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#214 16 days ago

Maybe somebody can explain this to me.

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#215 16 days ago

Mind posting a pic of what fiberglass patch you use?

#216 16 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Maybe somebody can explain this to me.[quoted image]

was it to stop some coil buzz?

#217 16 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Mind posting a pic of what fiberglass patch you use?

Here ya go....

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#218 16 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Here ya go....

Cool. I’m going to give your 3M tape on the corner method a try. Thanks.

#219 16 days ago

That is weird,first time ive seen that,i know you got a nos playfield but id say the pf isnt too bad,of course id sell that one and put the nos in

#220 15 days ago
Quoted from Tbpilot78:

That is weird,first time ive seen that,i know you got a nos playfield but id say the pf isnt too bad,of course id sell that one and put the nos in

NOS Playfield is going back in already had a few people interested in the use Playfield.

Starting to work on cleaning up the top side parts lot of it'll go in the parts tumbler.
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More stuff for the Tumblr from underneath slingshot assemblies
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#221 15 days ago

Also going to start tearing down the bottom side of the Playfield.

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#222 14 days ago

Damn pf swaps look like a ton of work but man this things gonna be a show stopper

#223 14 days ago
Quoted from Tbpilot78:

Damn pf swaps look like a ton of work but man this things gonna be a show stopper

This one looks relatively easy compared to others.

#224 14 days ago
Quoted from Waderade812:

This one looks relatively easy compared to others.

Agreed but man it still looks intimidating to me

#225 14 days ago
Quoted from Tbpilot78:

Damn pf swaps look like a ton of work but man this things gonna be a show stopper

Yeah it's a lot of work but it's worth it.

Quoted from Waderade812:

This one looks relatively easy compared to others.

At least there's no drop targets to rebuild and mess with.

Quoted from Tbpilot78:

Agreed but man it still looks intimidating to me

There's a lot to it but you just got to take a lot of pictures so you have something to refer back to especially if your memories not so good like mine.

#226 14 days ago

I did get a lot of the parts out of the Tumblr this morning. Slingshot brackets, pop bumper brackets and the hardware associated with.

I can start rebuilding some of that. It's pretty amazing just how much stuff there is in one of these machines.
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And I still have all this to do.

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#227 14 days ago

More nasty dirty stuff for the Tumblr.

And some of the off brand screws to hold everything in place. Don't think I'll be using those again.

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#228 14 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

More nasty dirty stuff for the Tumblr.
And some of the off brand screws to hold everything in place. Don't think I'll be using those again.[quoted image][quoted image]

I plead guilty of having no clue here, but...are there name brand screws?

#229 14 days ago
Quoted from Daditude:

I plead guilty of having no clue here, but...are there name brand screws?

Well..... Good question

#230 14 days ago

Do you throw your dirty parts directly into the tumbler, or do you soak in something like evaporust first? Seems like overkill, unless it's a particularly rusty part. Some say you do that to prevent your medium from getting too dirty & losing it's effectiveness?

#231 13 days ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

Do you throw your dirty parts directly into the tumbler, or do you soak in something like evaporust first? Seems like overkill, unless it's a particularly rusty part. Some say you do that to prevent your medium from getting too dirty & losing it's effectiveness?

I just throw them in there no pre cleaning.

Harbor Freight sales a 25 lb box of walnut shell media for about 25 bucks. So for what I'm doing I can probably do at least two pinball machines maybe three before changing it out.

#232 13 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

I just throw them in there no pre cleaning.

I customarily did the same when I used a Tumbler. Evaporust soak prior isn’t really necessary unless the parts are rusted or seriously oxidized. These days I tend to use my bench polisher or Dremel more often, or just powdercoat everything (other than mech parts).

#233 13 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

I customarily did the same when I used a Tumbler. Evaporust soak prior isn’t really necessary unless the parts are rusted or seriously oxidized.

+1

I might knock the coil dust and any obvious dirt off with a rag before tumble but usually not. Add a little metal polish to the media, and then about 24-48 hours later reveal all my hard polish work.

#234 13 days ago

Yep going to load that bad boy up today it'll earn his keep.

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#235 13 days ago

Thanks guys, that's exactly what I wanted to hear. Time to put the Tumbler in action.

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#236 13 days ago
Quoted from HoakyPoaky:

Thanks guys, that's exactly what I wanted to hear. Time to put the Tumbler in action.[quoted image]

Yeah that thing is pretty badass!

#237 12 days ago

I dont think that'll get the parts clean

#238 12 days ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Yeah that thing is pretty badass!

Not to sidetrack your thread, but a local garage to me a few years back had a custom built Batmobile from the original Michael Keaton movies. It needed a little work, but he was only asking 15K. Thing looked awesome.

I went up a few days later to offer him 12K cash, but the friggin thing was sold and gone already. I so would’ve driven that around my locale, maybe even to my office.

#239 12 days ago

I am picking up my first pinball a Bally KISS that is restored to excellent condition for $2700,and may get the Lost World that needs paint and cleaned up from same seller.

They want $1888 which I think is too high. Its complete and works. They are putting in LED's. What's a good price to pay for a Lost World?

#240 12 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Not to sidetrack your thread, but a local garage to me a few years back had a custom built Batmobile from the original Michael Keaton movies. It needed a little work, but he was only asking 15K. Thing looked awesome.
I went up a few days later to offer him 12K cash, but the friggin thing was sold and gone already. I so would’ve driven that around my locale, maybe even to my office.

That would have been pretty cool if you could have made a deal on it.

#241 12 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

I am picking up my first pinball a Bally KISS that is restored to excellent condition for $2700,and may get the Lost World that needs paint and cleaned up from same seller.
They want $1888 which I think is too high. Its complete and works. They are putting in LED's. What's a good price to pay for a Lost World?

I would go with your gut feeling on that.

#242 11 days ago

Im seeing LW's around 800-1200 quite often,1700 should be a damn fine machine at that price

#243 11 days ago
Quoted from BallyKISS1978:

I am picking up my first pinball a Bally KISS that is restored to excellent condition for $2700,and may get the Lost World that needs paint and cleaned up from same seller.
They want $1888 which I think is too high. Its complete and works. They are putting in LED's. What's a good price to pay for a Lost World?

It depends largely on condition. I would certainly recommend browsing ads and archived ads here on pinside.

#244 11 days ago

Well not to get off the topic of my restore but I found something that was too good to resist so I took the day off yesterday and went and got it.

I'm not a big Gottlieb fan but the price was just too good so we're going to check it out it lights up but don't play

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#245 11 days ago

Back to the restore part of the post. Working on getting all that Playfield stuff back together.

Cleaned all the parts out of the tumbler today so this is what I got

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#246 11 days ago

prepare for a lot of repining.

#247 11 days ago
Quoted from mario_1_up:

prepare for a lot of repining.

I kind of read that on pinwinkle.

#248 10 days ago

Nice!Let us know what you find out about dragon when you get checkin it out,looks in great shape

#249 6 days ago

The cabinet came out great... sorry I flipped your label upside down and freaked you out!

#250 6 days ago
Quoted from PinballPimp:

The cabinet came out great... sorry I flipped your label upside down and freaked you out!

No worries just glad I caught it. Wouldn't be the first time I put one on upside down you know that.

I wish you could figure out how to do a stencil for aprons. That would be awesome.

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