(Topic ID: 210659)

Another what's it worth, Silverball Mania

By Atari_Daze

1 year ago

Topic Stats

  • 10 posts
  • 7 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by Atari_Daze
  • No one calls this topic a favorite


Linked Games

Topic Gallery

There have been 31 images uploaded to this topic. (View topic image gallery).

20180227_185512 (resized).jpg
20180223_141633 (resized).jpg
20180108_212231 (resized).jpg
20180108_212238 (resized).jpg
20180222_210458 (resized).jpg
20180222_203003 (resized).jpg
20180222_203007 (resized).jpg
20180222_203015 (resized).jpg
20180222_203030 (resized).jpg
20180222_203126 (resized).jpg
20180222_203247 (resized).jpg
20180222_203309 (resized).jpg
20180222_203314 (resized).jpg
20180222_203336 (resized).jpg
20180222_203345 (resized).jpg
20180222_203351 (resized).jpg

#1 1 year ago

Ok all, so that I don't get ran off Pinside on a rail by asking an absurd amount for this one, what's a restored SBM worth...
Considering it was restored by an amateur, me, there are plenty of faults but it's gone through quite the transformation.
If you did not follow the restore thread, here is the cliffs notes version:
Completely disassembled
Cab and back box art re-stenciled and clear coated matte finish
Backglass flaking painstakingly touched up, tripple thick coated and the touchup work clear coated
Playfield art reconstructed via Createx and water slide decals and clear coated
Original inserts replaced with starburst style
Brand new light sockets throughout
All new solonoids
All playfield parts that could fit in tumbler have been tumbled
Most all switches replaced with new units
All mechs rebuilt with new springs, bushings etc Inc flipper mechs
Fresh Titan clear rubber throughout
Boards were gone through and caps replaced, reflowed, header plugs were repinned and currently the oe lamp board has Siegecraft daughter boards for LEDs, NVRAM has replaced the battery
Displays are LED style
New plastics
New pop and dead pop parts including covers
New coin door skin (No coin mechs included)
New PPS Apron

Original displays can be supplied in lieu of the LED versions, incandescent bulbs can be installed rather then current LEDs (to offer cost reductions?)

I'm sure there are a few things I've left our but that should cover the blunt of it.

The bad?
It was restored by an amateur
Original pf glass
No coin mechs
Bb lock missing the cylinder
Starburst (non-original) inserts
Some minor woodwork cosmetics werent fully repaired, just touched up
One burned spot from previous ownership left untouched, only seen from under pf
I'm sure the community will find things in my images I forgot

And so it begins...

20180222_203715 (resized).jpg

20180222_203710 (resized).jpg

20180222_203703 (resized).jpg

20180222_203653 (resized).jpg

20180222_203645 (resized).jpg

20180222_203631 (resized).jpg

20180222_203625 (resized).jpg

20180222_203622 (resized).jpg

20180222_203610 (resized).jpg

20180222_203559 (resized).jpg

20180222_203549 (resized).jpg

20180222_203540 (resized).jpg

20180222_203536 (resized).jpg

20180222_203428 (resized).jpg

20180222_203419 (resized).jpg

20180222_203351 (resized).jpg

20180222_203345 (resized).jpg

20180222_203336 (resized).jpg

20180222_203314 (resized).jpg

20180222_203309 (resized).jpg

20180222_203247 (resized).jpg

20180222_203126 (resized).jpg

20180222_203030 (resized).jpg

20180222_203015 (resized).jpg

20180222_203007 (resized).jpg

20180222_203003 (resized).jpg

20180222_210458 (resized).jpg

20180108_212238 (resized).jpg

20180108_212231 (resized).jpg

20180223_141633 (resized).jpg

#2 1 year ago

Last year at TPF there was one offered for 1k in good condition, with a few bulbs out. Not sure if it sold.

#3 1 year ago


I'd start out at around $2500 but you may have to settle for less. You put a ton of time into this I can tell.

I'd probably put a non-painted coin door in too, even if it isn't mint. It would look a lot better.

#4 1 year ago

There was a full restore done by a pro not long ago and I don't think he got $3000 and it sat for a long time at that. You might could pull $2k to right person.

#5 1 year ago

Bump for the Monday morning, it's not Crazy Pinball Amigos Friday, crowd

#6 1 year ago

I am so impressed with your work! The only problem is that SBM isn't an incredibly desirable title, however you deserve to be rewarded for this masterpiece! Like Levi said, 2500 and see what happens.

#7 1 year ago

Change the door(swap/strip polish...?) it really detracts from the rest of your work. It's the second thing you see as you walk up to a machine to play..., backglass garners interest then coin door empties your pocket.

$2000-2500 and it may require a bit of a long soak(fishing term)

#8 1 year ago
Quoted from lpnsocal:

Change the door(swap/strip polish...?)

I should have been more clear, the new door skin still has the protective plastic on it.

#9 1 year ago

Lose the Williams flippers. Coin door needs attention. Good looking game though..........

#10 1 year ago

Checked my supplies, only have Williams style bats sorry folks.
But went ahead and removed the coin door protective film.
Also picking up new pf glass from a local shop.
Machine will be listed in the marketplace shortly.
Thanks for all the input!

20180227_185512 (resized).jpg

Promoted items from the Pinside Marketplace
From: $ 45.00
925 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Columbia Station, OH
From: $ 159.95
$ 119.95
$ 10.00
Third Coast Pinball
From: $ 15.00
From: $ 19.95

Hey there! Got a moment?

Great to see you're enjoying Pinside! Did you know Pinside is able to run thanks to donations from our visitors? Please donate to Pinside, support the site and get anext to your username to show for it! Donate to Pinside