This is another restore that has been completed by my father and I thought I would document it here. I posted his Taxi restore that is in progress the other day. This one however is complete. He picked this machine up in a partial sale/trade of his Jurassic Park. It was a pretty rough game, but we thought it had potential as a restore candidate. The back of the cabinet and back of the playfield had water damage. Everything was corroded/rusted. Cannon didn't work, gun was lose, powder coat was flaking off of the wire forms, etc. The game did however mostly work and the playfield was in pretty good condition. Here are some pictures of it as we picked it up.
As you can see, it needed some love. First up, the cab. Body work first.
The bottom edge need to be fixed and reinforced. He attached a small strip to the bottom inside and then used body filler to fill in the gaps. It is nice and strong now and we don't have to worry about it chipping out any longer.
Next up, some repainting and new decals to fix the damage.
Obligatory rusty lock receiver pic and cleaning.
I personally have always found the Batcave that sits on the left side of the game very ugly. So I repainted it.
Next a new hole is cut for the 10" sub upgrade.
More cab touchup and painting.
Time for clearcoat on the cabinet.
Dad thought the inside of the cab was just too stained and water damaged to leave as is. He tried several different shades of beige, but decided to go all out. He went with green. I like it
Since the wireforms needed new paint, he decided to get the armor poweder coated as well. The purple in these pictures is not really representative of the final color. It is a much darker, richer purple in person. It looks good.
Some new decals had to be made to fix the front of the cabinet. You can see some test fitting here with a paper printout. Waterslide decals were used on the final after the white was painted. Another coat of clear was then applied.
The cab is complete. Next: The playfield.
As you can see there was some water damage to the back of the playfield. Mainly to the back board. A new one was made by my brother on a CNC machine. The playfield itself was in fairly good condition, so only minor work was needed before a few coats of clear were applied. Then on to cleaning and reassmebly
There you go. All in all I think it turned out great considering the state of the machine when he got it. My dad does great work and it is awesome to see what he can do with a game. I help out here and there where I can, but for every hour I work on these machines, he works 10. If you want to see it in person, the machine will be on display for play at the Texas Pinball Festival in a few weeks. We are in the process of putting a DMDextender system in for the display to give it some color.