(Topic ID: 274224)

Bringing a Hook back to life

By silen7ce

8 days ago

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  • Latest reply 7 days ago by PinballManiac40
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  • Hook Data East, 1992

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#1 8 days ago

I took over this project from Moberg as something to keep me busy during quarantine! I had some extra data east boards so could justify doing it cheap. Game was described as "experiencing a significant water event" but I'm pretty sure someone found it at the bottom of a lake!

Many... myself included will probably wonder.. all this for a hook??? Just a cheap passion project to keep myself busy!

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#2 8 days ago

Step 1 was to rip the topside down and give the playfield a cleaning:

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#3 8 days ago

Step 2: Evaporust! ...everything... splurged on new decals... only thing that doesn't seem salvageable are pops.

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#4 8 days ago

that's gonna take some work, nice that you're not junking it right away. any idea yet if the playfield isn't warped too much?

#5 8 days ago

Playfield is actually pretty straight and solid. Cabinet sides are solid but its going to need the bottom replaced. I've got all the cabinet hardware stripped off and sitting in evaporust then that will get new paint.

#6 7 days ago

I have a spare set of legs and leg bolts for Hook if you need them.

#7 7 days ago

Your restoration will benefit greatly from the newly announced ColorDMD. http://shop.colordmd.com/h-led-displays/

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