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Fathom Owners Club & Restorations Thread Fans Are Also Welcome


By Hellfire

6 years ago



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Post #63 Source for aftermarket outhole kicker arm. Posted by swinks (5 years ago)

Post #197 Source for a New Aftermarket Fathom Playfield Apron. Posted by brenna98 (2 years ago)


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#36 6 years ago

Here's mine, i restored it 4 years ago. I'm very proud of it, bought it many years ago in a very bad condition for 800$ and a Centaur in the same time for the same price.

I try to keep her as original as possible.
Nos backglass
Original playfield
Original plastics
Original display
Original electronics
LED on the backbox to save heat from the glass. I choose carefully them
to have the same light effect as the original incandescent bulbs
I remove all the inserts, sand them to remove cracks. They are transparent as crystal.
Original paint on the cabinet
All metals parts zinc replated
Not original, i repainted inside cabinet, it was very dirty and now look super clean

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#38 6 years ago

Thanks for the comments Hellfire !
Yes all the mechs parts were zinc replated. The decal PS was made by myself on a yellow thick paper sprayed with Triple Thick for the glossy effect and protect it from dirt falling from the playfied

Also changed all the connectors all around, changed pins from boards. Nothing, no problemo for 4 years, it play fast and perfect and i played more than a thousand games !!

The others things i want to restore in the future is the cashbox i recently found and the coils wrap.

1 year later
#137 4 years ago

Cannot see any prob with Fathom that need a Cliffy mod !
I'm very curious

#151 4 years ago

Great idea with Cliffy's protector !
I cut polycarbonate parts few years ago and install them the same way to protect those return line plastics. I did the same for Centaur.

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#196 3 years ago

Not very high resolution, hope it can help

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#208 2 years ago

Congrats for this new acquisition !!
Always great to see a new Fathom owner, one of the greatest pin imho !

5 months later
#266 2 years ago
Quoted from Joey_N:

If CPR re-ran the backglass, with it indistinguishable from the original, I'd buy it. My original has a bit of paint loss at the bottom.

Impossible to make a Fathom repro glass exact to the original in my opinion.

9 months later
#359 1 year ago

The mask can be made by hand in my opinion.
This glass look very close to the original.
The original glass is printed like a poster, i can see the same dot patern with a close view, i feel nobody
use the same method of printing and have no access to the original artwork.

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