(Topic ID: 281672)

From a pile of scrap to a brand new machine. William's High Speed

By Axaios

6 months ago


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  • Latest reply 6 days ago by Axaios
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#1 6 months ago

Hello guys.

This is my new restoration project. Picked it up during the summer after a 3 hours trip for 80$ as scrap. In the beginning I was about to use it for parts but I changed my mind.

First I had to reassemble the whole thing. I have done a lot the last few days during the current lockdown here. More to be done ofcourse.
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#2 6 months ago

Wow - that is HUGE project....

Most people would just part that out but the playfield looked decent.

Good repair on the cabinet.

#3 6 months ago
Quoted from wamonkey:

Wow - that is HUGE project....
Most people would just part that out but the playfield looked decent.
Good repair on the cabinet.

Exactly. After I realized that the entire playfield is there (nothing missing, can you believe that?) I desided that this pin worth to be repaired.

#4 6 months ago

Can't believe you saved that cabinet - that is awesome!

#5 6 months ago

Wow, the before pictures are truly painful to look at. Thanks for saving this game!

#6 6 months ago

Looking good. Every pin is worth saving if remotely possible.

#7 6 months ago

Wow fair play I’d of transferred to a new cab but to completely save it takes balls lol

#8 6 months ago
Quoted from Axaios:

Hello guys.
This is my new restoration project. Picked it up during the summer after a 3 hours trip for 80$ as scrap. In the beginning I was about to use it for parts but I changed my mind.
Fist I had to reassemble the hole thing. I have done a lot the last few days during the current lockdown here. More to be done ofcourse.
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I imagine in Greece they’re hard enough to come by so this was worth it!
What an amazing project, great job!

#9 6 months ago

One of my favorites.Best of luck to you.

#10 6 months ago

Fantastic job saving this one!
Wow

#11 6 months ago

How did you get the Dingo to sleep through you removing that thing from its enclosure?

Awesome work, btw. What a great $80 spent.

#12 6 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I imagine in Greece they’re hard enough to come by so this was worth it!
What an amazing project, great job!

Yes it's very hard unfortunately. But there is always a pin to be found somewhere. Most of the cases condition is like this one. But that's the true meaning of it I believe. To save them.

#13 6 months ago

Entire cabin ready. Going for the playfield now

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#14 4 months ago

Half way through to finish the playfield

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#15 4 months ago

You, sir, are a hero!

#16 4 months ago

Very cool! How do you guys find these project machines?

#17 4 months ago

Great job on the cabinet repair, the new paint job looks very nice and bright.

#18 4 months ago
Quoted from DanMarino:

Very cool! How do you guys find these project machines?

It's an ever lasting and never resting search in the most unexpected places

2 months later
#19 56 days ago

Done with playfield.
Made necessary repairs on art, replaced the old ramp with a clear red new one, replaced broken targets, polished metal ramps, replaced old bulbs with leds and placed new rubbers, clean or replaced plastics and applied Novus 2.

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#20 56 days ago

Very ambitious to bring this game back-Lets see some completed pictures!

#21 56 days ago
Quoted from Sinistarrett:

Very ambitious to bring this game back-Lets see some completed pictures!

Thanks.
Just edited my previous post and added some picture of the current situation. I did try before but for some reason I was getting an error.

I am going to create a back glass next week, so that will be the next step.

#22 56 days ago

Very nice! Lots of work.
Curious what money the coin inserts are priced in. Looks like "10M, 20M, 50M". Wondering what M is.

#23 56 days ago
Quoted from RCA1:

Very nice! Lots of work.
Curious what money the coin inserts are priced in. Looks like "10M, 20M, 50M". Wondering what M is.

I think it must be German Marks. It's a pre-euro currency.

#24 55 days ago

It's funny how every single High Speed I see has the exact same worn area on the left slingshot plastic as in your photo, my own included. Never the right sling plastic though.

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#25 55 days ago

It's funny how every single High Speed I see has the exact same worn area on the left slingshot plastic as in your photo. Never the right sling plastic though.
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It's true tha in most pins you can see the sne flaws again and again.

#26 53 days ago

Working on my own custom made backglass.

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#27 53 days ago

Great thread. Love seeing pins saved!

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#28 20 days ago

Custom made backglass almost done

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#29 20 days ago

Amazing job on a very tough donor machine. I know how hard it is to glue a splintered cabinet. I will say, it’s super fun to visit the before and after pictures. I once restored a Space shuttle that was flooded in saltwater. Almost anything is possible.

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#30 13 days ago

Custom made backglass is done

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#31 12 days ago

Great work, i guess almost everyone wouldve written this one off

#32 12 days ago

Great job!

#33 6 days ago

Unbelievable !! You sir need to be congratulated for bringing that beast back from the dead. I would have put lighter fluid on it lit it up and toasted marshmallows over its corpse.
Very well done.

#34 6 days ago
Quoted from jokerpoker:

Unbelievable !! You sir need to be congratulated for bringing that beast back from the dead. I would have put lighter fluid on it lit it up and toasted marshmallows over its corpse.
Very well done.

Thank you

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