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Flash Gordon lacked Flash and Gordon...


By wamonkey

2 days ago



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#1 2 days ago

So, I wanted a COVID-19 project and was looking for either a Flash Gordon or an Eight Ball Deluxe and got Flash Gordon (first...now have EBD LE To restore too) For a good price but it was basically parted out for the most part.

The cabinet was primed, new grounding wire installed, primed for paint. But, all the parts from the disassembled parts were in boxes...sorry forgot to take pictures. Notable parts were missing like most of the boards, coin door, back glass etc. The playfield is blown out...I will take pictures as I start that part.

But for now here is the cabinet pictures. This will take time to complete all the parts so I will try to update when I can.

This FG has laser cut side rails, powder coated legs, coin door, and other parts. The alternate Flash Gordon Pinball Pimp stencils...

As usual the restore is going to be bigger and more expensive then I planned but it is doing what I wanted....keeping me busy and distracted beyond just work and COVID stuff all the time.

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#2 2 days ago

More pictures

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#3 2 days ago

Started going through the parts, laser cut the side rails, got the powder coating done

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#4 2 days ago

Working on the coin door, moved it inside, got legs on it....so much more to do.

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#5 2 days ago

More pics

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#6 2 days ago

Fantastic job. Inspirational.
My boards are going to be back in a week or so.
Also picking up some other parts for mine in a week or so...then the work begins.

What color red are you using? My cabinet is a mess. I need to fill a gouge on the front lip of the head. The plan is to paint that and then put FG between two other pins until next summer when I can repaint the entire cabinet.

#7 2 days ago

Monkey! That's so beautiful. Keep it up. Love that mean ass game, cant do a thing on it, but I still love it. Every arcade I went to 1980-198? Had one. Keep the pictures coming.

#8 2 days ago

Looking great!

#9 2 days ago

Really like the cabinet paint, and laser cur .rails.

#10 2 days ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

Fantastic job. Inspirational.
My boards are going to be back in a week or so.
Also picking up some other parts for mine in a week or so...then the work begins.
What color red are you using? My cabinet is a mess. I need to fill a gouge on the front lip of the head. The plan is to paint that and then put FG between two other pins until next summer when I can repaint the entire cabinet.

I used the Rustoleum - Gloss 2X - Apple Red (Pinball Pimp recommends the gloss for his stencils).

But, damn red is so hard to paint, it gets everywhere and you can see every flaw. Prep is key - spend time doing it.

#11 2 days ago

Very nice, great start. I also had a FG restoration that turned that finished quicker as a COVID project as well in May also with a black (Nocturnal Gold) powdercoat. I was flip-flopping on which stencils to get, but went back with the classic scheme.

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#12 2 days ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Very nice, great start. I also had a FG restoration that turned that finished quicker as a COVID project as well in May also with a black (Nocturnal Gold) powdercoat. I was flip-flopping on which stencils to get, but went back with the classic scheme.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I notice you got all white starbusrt inserts too - nice touch. I am replacing mine with the hardtop and starburst colored inserts. Nice interior cab, since mine as a project came all prepped to paint I left the interior the black the other guy painted it.

I would have loved to do a flake in the powder coat but decided the laser cut rails would add more punch and make it unique.

I overspent of course....

#13 2 days ago
Quoted from wamonkey:

I notice you got all white starbusrt inserts too - nice touch. I am replacing mine with the hardtop and starburst colored inserts. Nice interior cab, since mine as a project came all prepped to paint I left the interior the black the other guy painted it.
I would have loved to do a flake in the powder coat but decided the laser cut rails would add more punch and make it unique.
I overspent of course....

Yeah, if you are using hardtop most FG inserts are cracked to pieces. With color frosted LEDs it looks awesome.

Couple of notes on the arrow inserts: I could not find ANY replacements, so the originals were reused. Also on my hardtop the upper left red spinner arrow is not cut out correctly in the 3M adhesive backing. Look thro all inserts and make sure they are ALL cut out correctly, as one of the red arrows was missed on all FG hardtops I've seen.

#14 1 day ago

One of my favorites from when I was a kid. Looks awesome.

#15 1 day ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

Yeah, if you are using hardtop most FG inserts are cracked to pieces. With color frosted LEDs it looks awesome.
Couple of notes on the arrow inserts: I could not find ANY replacements, so the originals were reused. Also on my hardtop the upper left red spinner arrow is not cut out correctly in the 3M adhesive backing. Look thro all inserts and make sure they are ALL cut out correctly, as one of the red arrows was missed on all FG hardtops I've seen.

Is there a chance that we FG owners would be able to persuade someone like PBR, Pinball Life or Marco to manufacture some arrow inserts? FG isn't the only title that uses them, is it?

#16 1 day ago
Quoted from ss-pinball:

Is there a chance that we FG owners would be able to persuade someone like PBR, Pinball Life or Marco to manufacture some arrow inserts? FG isn't the only title that uses them, is it?

CPR just did another run of playfields, I wonder where they sourced them..........

#17 1 day ago
Quoted from AUKraut:

CPR just did another run of playfields, I wonder where they sourced them..........

That's a good point...another thing:
I was going to order a Meteor backglass from them but ended up finding an original WAAAYYY cheap...I was going to order a big "add on" package of starburst rollovers from them. It is an "add on only" item...has anyone else had the foresight to order LOTs of extras? Is anyone planning on a CPR order anytime soon who would?

#18 1 day ago

That is sweet-looking. I love resto threads, keep posting pics!

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