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BSD restoration - a real project


By Pinballer73

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

Purchased this project several years ago with a view to build a nice example of BSD for my collection.

Hoping to draw on the great resource that Pinside provides, other owners willing to help with photos and information when needed.

The game was purchased from Coin-Op Warehouse in Hagerstown MD and shipped to me here in Australia in a shared container. Most of the boards were missing in the head, no playfield or translite glass, translite and few assemblies missing from under the playfield.

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#2 4 months ago

Brought the game inside today to set it up and clean the cabinet. Whilst the red artwork is faded, it came up nice with a clean using Simple Green and nearly a complete roll of towel paper. The amount of grime that was wiped from the cabinet was amazing. Unfortunately the cabinet art has wrinkled around the legs, but that's the least of my worries.

I'll focus on a complete shop out of the playfield first. Once that's done, it should provide me with a list of what parts are required. Reassemble with new rubbers and globes, then turn my attention to the boards and get it running 100% before I decide which way to go with the cabinet. A full restoration, strip the old decals, sand, fill, sand, seal and install new decals or buy a new cabinet. Not sure yet what is the best option.
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#3 4 months ago

The playfield itself should clean up well and shine with a good polish and wax. Lots of grime to be cleaned off once it's stripped down. The shooter lane will take some work to correct.
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#4 4 months ago

A few more playfield pics.

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#5 4 months ago

Inside the lower cabinet. Notice the inner rails, a CFTBL cabinet recycled.
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#6 4 months ago

Under the playfield. The single drop target assembly is missing along with most of the mist magnet assembly. Thankfully some of that was found in the lower cabinet. Notice the knot in one layer of playfield ply?
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#7 4 months ago

Inside the lower cabinet was some of the mist magnet assembly and DMD fish paper cover.
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#8 4 months ago

General under playfield pics.

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#9 4 months ago

The cupboard is bare. Even the mounting hardware for the display is missing, the nuts and plastic spacers are gone. Found the fish paper that covers the display in the lower cabinet as shown above.
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#10 4 months ago

Now that the cabinet is clean, next step is to start disassembling the top of the playfield. Hope to get to that tomorrow and will add more photos as I go. Really looking forward to bringing this one back to life!

#11 4 months ago

A dirty world trapped under a sheet of clean glass.

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#12 4 months ago

Big project, but I think BSD is a great game, so it's good to see one being restored.
Playfield looks very nice.

Good luck, I'll read this topic if you'll post your progress.

#13 4 months ago

Thanks sven , I have high hopes for the playfield. With a good clean and polish it should look really nice. I plan to update the thread as I progress through the restoration.

#14 4 months ago

I think both these bsd decals look great if you want to do some customizing? Have fun with the project. Bsd is such a great game

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#15 4 months ago

Hi and good luck with your project, I hope you enjoy it all the way through!
I will be following this thread
I am curious what the real European currency under the custom “€” white little paper is... if you disassemble the coin door please let me know.
Also, could you please scan this registration card shown at the bottom of the cabinet? Thanks!

#16 4 months ago

Good luck with the project! Hey so I'm a dumbass rookie and I took very few photos of the playfield disassembly process. Could you share those pictures with me? If you could do so that would be greatly appreciated!

#17 4 months ago

Great idea! This will turn out great. I am curious how you
Found this at Coin-op warehouse? I live close to that place and I can NEVER find pinball there.

#18 4 months ago

I restored the red on my BSD using frisket film and paint. Process is detailed here: http://pincrush.com/dracula-blue-moon-conversion.html

Good luck with your restore!

#19 4 months ago

Very cool project! Of the many games I’ve sold over the years, BSD is about the only one I’d like to get again

For your missing assemblies, Kerry Stair just announced he’s reproducing all the weldments for this game just a couple days ago.

Also I believe Mirco is making the playfield now, and I’ve seen cabinet decals available on eBay. Once you have the mist driver parts, most of the other stuff is hopefully standard wpc.

#20 4 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

I think both these bsd decals look great if you want to do some customizing? Have fun with the project. Bsd is such a great game[quoted image][quoted image]

Nice and definitely something different.

#21 4 months ago
Quoted from provato:

Hi and good luck with your project, I hope you enjoy it all the way through!
I will be following this thread
I am curious what the real European currency under the custom “€” white little paper is... if you disassemble the coin door please let me know.
Also, could you please scan this registration card shown at the bottom of the cabinet? Thanks!

Will do.

#22 4 months ago
Quoted from hool10:

Good luck with the project! Hey so I'm a dumbass rookie and I took very few photos of the playfield disassembly process. Could you share those pictures with me? If you could do so that would be greatly appreciated!

That's the plan. They'll be uploaded here. If you have any specific areas you need to see, just let me know.

#23 4 months ago
Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

Great idea! This will turn out great. I am curious how you
Found this at Coin-op warehouse? I live close to that place and I can NEVER find pinball there.

Lloyd lists everything on his Facebook page, all things pinball usually sell in minutes. Whilst I have a real disregard for FB, I created an account specifically for pinball and initially just to view his for sale listings. I must admit it has come in very handy over the years. Just don't get sucked into the FB vortex!

#24 4 months ago
Quoted from PNBLWZD:

Very cool project! Of the many games I’ve sold over the years, BSD is about the only one I’d like to get again
For your missing assemblies, Kerry Stair just announced he’s reproducing all the weldments for this game just a couple days ago.
Also I believe Mirco is making the playfield now, and I’ve seen cabinet decals available on eBay. Once you have the mist driver parts, most of the other stuff is hopefully standard wpc.

That is great news, thanks for chiming in I appreciate it and will definitely look those up on Kerry's page. Have bought many things from him over the years, great bloke is our Kerry.

I agree, hopefully the majority of parts needed will be standard, stocked WMS parts. Will need to order some new mounting hardware, screws and so on as some of it will need days in the tumbler and might just be easier to buy new as the plating on some screw heads look to have been damaged. The wire ramps will definitely need to be replated.

#25 4 months ago
Quoted from PinCrush:

I restored the red on my BSD using frisket film and paint. Process is detailed here: http://pincrush.com/dracula-blue-moon-conversion.html
Good luck with your restore!

Thanks, I'll check it out in the morning.

#26 4 months ago

watching, love a good restore

#27 4 months ago
Quoted from Pinballer73:

Lloyd lists everything on his Facebook page, all things pinball usually sell in minutes. Whilst I have a real disregard for FB, I created an account specifically for pinball and initially just to view his for sale listings. I must admit it has come in very handy over the years. Just don't get sucked into the FB vortex!

Very interesting.. I just have not had good luck yet then I guess. I do understand he prefers to sell overseas

#28 4 months ago

Fascinated to watch your progress. I really like BSD but it seems (to me) like a complicated one to restore. Best of luck!

#29 4 months ago

The playfield disassembly process begins. Hopefully it helps others reassemble their game one day. Removing the playfield scenery to access the ramps for removal. As we progress keep your eye out andvtry to spot the lost ball.
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#30 4 months ago

More pieces removed.

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#31 4 months ago

Coffin and Dracula removal.

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#32 4 months ago

Look what rusty or pitted balls can do to the playfield....change your balls!
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#33 4 months ago

Plastics being removed, showing post locations.

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#34 4 months ago

No need to pry this wireform from the playfield!

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#35 4 months ago
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#36 4 months ago

When plastics aren't available, why not make one out of aluminum and let the ball beat the hell out of it......

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#37 4 months ago

Slowly working my way down the left hand side of the playfield.
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#38 4 months ago

Slingshot and ball return lane on the left hand side.

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#39 4 months ago

Right hand lower side. No need to replace the slingshot plastic, why not drill some holes and tie it together with a piece of laminated coil winding, works for me!

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#40 4 months ago
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#41 4 months ago

Playfield arch removed. Considering the condition of the rest of the playfield, I was expecting far more filth.

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#42 4 months ago
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#43 4 months ago

As can be seen in the photos, the corrosion on some of the hardware is a problem. I'll clean everything then make a decision whether to send off for replating or look for replacements.

#44 4 months ago

Shooter lane lift ramp being disassembled.

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#45 4 months ago

Post types & locations on the right hand side of the playfield. First WMS game I've work on with factory powder coated rails. Do any other games have these installed?

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#46 4 months ago

Now that's a nice wire form gate. It might polish up nicely...or maybe not. A good example of the type of mess you find on closer inspection.

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#47 4 months ago

Working my way up the right hand side now.

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#48 4 months ago

This worries me...
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#49 4 months ago

Lift ramp removed.

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#50 4 months ago

More post types & locations.
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