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For sale: Indiana Jones The Pinball Adventure (early sample)

By Flipper_McGavin

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

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For sale: Indiana Jones The Pinball Adventure (early sample)

Added: 2021-09-09 18:03:48 UTC • Ended: September 12th, 2021
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

Price

$ 17,000 (Firm)

Price is firm

Local buyers only for now. Only trade I’d be interested in is a White Water in player’s condition or worse condition + cash.

Completely restored by me. This is the more rare early sample machine, with the metal POA rails, factory lost plastic, factory jackpot lights, etc. All matching serial numbers. This does not have a reproduction Mirco playfield, this is an original playfield that was completely torn down, cleaned, touched up/airbrushed, and clear-coated by me. I added gold glitter to the inserts because I liked the look of the Mirco glitter. Cabinet and backbox were sanded and repaired. New ground braid throughout cabinet. New gun shooter. Coin door was completely torn down and repainted and textured. Wiring harness was sprayed several times with degreaser and cleaned of most of the coil dust. Every part in this machine was cleaned of coil dust. Incandescent lights were intentionally left in this machine, as they have a rustic color temperature that belongs in this machine that LEDs cannot mimic. Backbox and cabinet were silk screened with the warning and patent text. Outer bolts were correctly acid blued, not painted. Receiver handle and brace bar were plastidipped in yellow.

Upgrades:
- Brass trim on side rails, backbox hinges, lockdown bar, and legs
- PDI non-glare glass
- PinSound sound board + shaker motor
- ColorDMD
- Cabinet decals from RNR Pinball circa early 2000s
- Inner sideboard decals (these decals are themed correctly with the playfield)
- Lao's Antidote (fixes the mode start hole rejecting shots 90+% of the time on nearly all the machines)
- Made my own airball protectors above the single and 3-bank drop targets
- Rottendog flipper board (the original board was also saved, it needs a chip replaced)


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#2 2 years ago

You have done a beautiful job on this game!

GLWTS

#3 2 years ago

wow thats a nice looking machine

#4 2 years ago

Beautiful job.

#5 2 years ago

does that airbrushing on the PF hold up unless you re-clear or mylar?

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from nicoy3k:

does that airbrushing on the PF hold up unless you re-clear or mylar?

The ad states he clear coated, my guess is mylar would do the same if it were a small area

#7 2 years ago

now THAT'S a restoration.......

Wonder what color yellow that is, my pf has wear in that exact same spot.

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#8 2 years ago

Very nice but I wonder if there is where we are at now on a sample IJ, what would the price be for a true prototype?

#9 2 years ago

I am always amazed at how someone can put this much effort and energy into restoring and upgrading a machine then turn around and sell it. The enjoyment must be in the restore instead of the gameplay. Nice work.

#10 2 years ago

Wish I had skills like this!

#11 2 years ago

This was a 100% complete sample game.

Original Jackpot lamps in the backbox, this is really cool.

All original boards.

The original fliptronics board can be sent out for repairs if you want the all original red boardset.

Its unhacked and in good condition. Just needs Chris Hibler to fix it.

Flipper_McGavin has done amazing work on it.

Now is a piece of art in itself.

You dont see totally "over the top" restored sample games very often.

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from Pinsrgrt:

Very nice but I wonder if there is where we are at now on a sample IJ, what would the price be for a true prototype?

Depends on condition....this game appears to be borderline perfect, and the price reflects that

#13 2 years ago

Pretty

#14 2 years ago

Beautiful pin. How many pins have you cleared? How many coats did you have to put on this?

#16 2 years ago

Considering everything it seems like a fair price. I bet it sells in a heartbeat if opened up to shipping.

#17 2 years ago

I do appreciate the comments. Thank you.

The airbrushing on the playfield would not hold up on its own, any touchups really do need either a clear coat or mylar. The yellow color, and all the colors, had to be mixed by eye. It took me 2 hours to match that yellow, but after that color I got used to how the paint mixes and the ratios and it becomes easier afterwards. I cleared two playfields as of now. This playfield ate up 3 cans of Spraymax 2K clear because it is a widebody and has a mini playfield, I wet sanded between coats.

The speaker panel was disassembled, sanded, and painted, same with the playfield backboard that has the lost plastic and the lightboard for the translite, but I do not have After pictures of them only Before.

The Lost Treasure insert was cracked. I had to sand it down, and paint in the letters because there is no decal for this specific insert for an early sample playfield.
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#18 2 years ago
Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

I do appreciate the comments. Thank you.
The airbrushing on the playfield would not hold up on its own, any touchups really do need either a clear coat or mylar. The yellow color, and all the colors, had to be mixed by eye. It took me 2 hours to match that yellow, but after that color I got used to how the paint mixes and the ratios and it becomes easier afterwards. I cleared two playfields as of now. This playfield ate up 3 cans of Spraymax 2K clear because it is a widebody and has a mini playfield, I wet sanded between coats.
The speaker panel was disassembled, sanded, and painted, same with the playfield backboard that has the lost plastic and the lightboard for the translite, but I do not have After pictures of them only Before.
The Lost Treasure insert was cracked. I had to sand it down, and paint in the letters because there is no decal for this specific insert for an early sample playfield.
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A lot of work went into this game and it shows!

Now it just has to find a good forever home.

#19 2 years ago

Thanks for posting the cabinet before and after pics. Nice work on the cabinet.

#20 2 years ago

Game looks great. Ton of time and effort. I am a little surprised you went with RnR decals. Ryan actually used my IJ to scan and create the decals. They were inkjet printed then laminated. He had a lot of issues with the laminate coming off or seperating from the decal. We found that when they were installed using the “wet” method it created the most problems. I still service a machine I restored 20 years ago using the decals and it looks great. GLWTS.

#21 2 years ago

Very nice

#22 2 years ago
Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

I do appreciate the comments. Thank you.
The airbrushing on the playfield would not hold up on its own, any touchups really do need either a clear coat or mylar. The yellow color, and all the colors, had to be mixed by eye. It took me 2 hours to match that yellow, but after that color I got used to how the paint mixes and the ratios and it becomes easier afterwards. I cleared two playfields as of now. This playfield ate up 3 cans of Spraymax 2K clear because it is a widebody and has a mini playfield, I wet sanded between coats.
The speaker panel was disassembled, sanded, and painted, same with the playfield backboard that has the lost plastic and the lightboard for the translite, but I do not have After pictures of them only Before.
The Lost Treasure insert was cracked. I had to sand it down, and paint in the letters because there is no decal for this specific insert for an early sample playfield.
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Holy Shit!!! You restored this in your living room???
Nothing says hardcore Pinhead like “the house IS the workshop.”

Where did you get those parts plastidipped? I’ve got some parts I’d like to re-coat as the plastic is totally destroyed on it

#23 2 years ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Holy Shit!!! You restored this in your living room???
Nothing says hardcore Pinhead like “the house IS the workshop.”

I am guessing he is not married

#24 2 years ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

I am always amazed at how someone can put this much effort and energy into restoring and upgrading a machine then turn around and sell it. The enjoyment must be in the restore instead of the gameplay. Nice work.

I can think of seventeen thousand reasons.

#25 2 years ago
Quoted from jayhawkai:

I can think of seventeen thousand reasons.

So you say it's all about the money? If thats the case, he is in the wrong business. There are a whole lot of ways to make a whole lot more money and not work nearly as hard man.

#26 2 years ago

I’ve seen a few restored IJs lately, and feel some were over the top. This one stands apart. Loading this up with mods would be akin to putting an infotainment touch screen in a ‘57 Chevy Bel Air. This machine is well worth the asking price. Beautiful work. Some day I’d like to learn how to restore machines to this standard. Just amazing.

#27 2 years ago

Flipper_McGavin , I already have an IJ, but some lucky guy will have a top tier IJ when the get your pin. Looking forward to your next project. Any hints what it’ll be?

#28 2 years ago

I always liked the metal POA rails on the sample machines.

#29 2 years ago
Quoted from whthrs166:

I am always amazed at how someone can put this much effort and energy into restoring and upgrading a machine then turn around and sell it. The enjoyment must be in the restore instead of the gameplay. Nice work.

I already have seller's remorse and I haven't sold it yet, I will end the ad. I thought I'd be able to sell it without caring, but I did put too many hours in this thing. At least I got to show it to you guys.

The plastidip was bought at Ace Hardware for $10. It comes in a perfect size container for dipping those parts right into it. If you have several machines to do then do them all at once, it dries out several weeks after opening.
The next machine I am fixing is that Capt Fantastic you see in one of the photos, the cabinet is done, the playfield is next. Glad I used the dry method for the IJ decals. It was hard finding any info about these decals, I had to dig through old message board archives to learn about them. Yes I'm a bachelor, there were days I had crap strewn out in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. It was too much clutter, I can only imagine what a wife would do.

#30 2 years ago
Quoted from Flipper_McGavin:

I already have seller's remorse and I haven't sold it yet, I will end the ad. I thought I'd be able to sell it without caring, but I did put too many hours in this thing. At least I got to show it to you guys.
The plastidip was bought at Ace Hardware for $10. It comes in a perfect size container for dipping those parts right into it. If you have several machines to do then do them all at once, it dries out several weeks after opening.
The next machine I am fixing is that Capt Fantastic you see in one of the photos, the cabinet is done, the playfield is next. Glad I used the dry method for the IJ decals. It was hard finding any info about these decals, I had to dig through old message board archives to learn about them. Yes I'm a bachelor, there were days I had crap strewn out in the living room, dining room, and kitchen. It was too much clutter, I can only imagine what a wife would do.

Dont sell it yet. You will know when its time.

Its a rare and beautiful game.

It would be nearly impossible to replace it if you wanted another one like it.

Im puzzling/grieving over selling my recent funhouse restoration.

Its impossible to get one at this level other than HEP, regardless of the money offered.

Currently at $12.5K

Sometimes its not about the money, its the joy i get when i look at it and the appreciation of the hundreds of hours work i put in.

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