(Topic ID: 255236)

Gottlieb Around the world


By Silverstreak02

3 months ago



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#1 3 months ago

Does this machine have wood or metal side rails? Are plastics and a repo backglass available?

#2 3 months ago

This is a wood rail Gottlieb.

#3 3 months ago

repro backglass here: http://bgresto.com/?p=2076

#4 3 months ago

Here is the siderail detail if you need to make some.
The plastics will have to be done by yourself. I used my decal repair method I use on backglasses to make new plastics.
The backglass can either be the BG Resto or if you are crafty you can use my backglass repair method at:
www.seriousviewers.com

I did my BG before any were available so I figured out how to do large repair areas myself.

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#5 3 months ago

I ask because there is a machine local that has a metal rail or covering. I wonder if this is just a cover or what? Here are a couple of pictures.

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#6 3 months ago

That metal rail covering has been added, to extend that pins service life. It kind of updated the look of the game. Mostly it was applied to cover cigarette burns on the wood rails. The wood requires has to be maintained, to look its best.

#7 3 months ago
Quoted from Darcy:

That metal rail covering has been added, to extend that pins service life. It kind of updated the look of the game. Mostly it was applied to cover cigarette burns on the wood rails. The wood requires has to be maintained, to look its best.

If I decide to buy and restore this one I’ll need to remove the metal. Makes me wonder what condition the rail is in. It can also affect the cost and complexity of the restoration. Another unknown I guess.

#8 3 months ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

If I decide to buy and restore this one I’ll need to remove the metal. Makes me wonder what condition the rail is in. It can also affect the cost and complexity of the restoration. Another unknown I guess.

I have had three woodrails with the aftermarket metal rails installed. Two of the three had no damage when i removed them. The other one split from a nail. Usually they do not have nails nailed directly into the wood rails underneath.

#9 3 months ago
Quoted from jsf24:

I have had three woodrails with the aftermarket metal rails installed. Two of the three had no damage when i removed them. The other one split from a nail. Usually they do not have nails nailed directly into the wood rails underneath.

How are they normally attached?

#10 3 months ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

How are they normally attached?

To the side of the cabinet.

#11 3 months ago

Does the game have wooden or metal legs?

#12 3 months ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

Does the game have wooden or metal legs?

The ipdb is your friend.
https://www.ipdb.org/showpic.pl?id=93&picno=4837&zoom=1

#13 3 months ago

Some of the pictures on that site show the machine with metal legs and some show it with wood legs. That is why I was asking the question.

#14 3 months ago

I think the rule is, if it has a metal apron it has metal legs. There may be an exception to that in the transition period?

#15 3 months ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:Some of the pictures on that site show the machine with metal legs and some show it with wood legs. That is why I was asking the question.
Quoted from AlexF:

I think the rule is, if it has a metal apron it has metal legs. There may be an exception to that in the transition period?

No. If it has a metal card tray and a metal front door, it has metal legs. The flyer shows this. By 1959, wooden legs were long gone from Gottlieb games.
According to Clay Harrell's "Gottieb Pinball Evolution", "Frontiersman" was the last Gottlieb with wooden legs, and that was at the end of 1955.

#16 3 months ago

Thanks for all the help. I’m not sure I’m ready for another project, but it’s nice to know this game is original.

#17 3 months ago

Mine has metal legs. I have a BG resto and can post picks if you'd like.

#18 3 months ago
Quoted from paddlepaw:

Mine has metal legs. I have a BG resto and can post picks if you'd like.

I’d like to see as many pictures as possible. Thanks

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#19 84 days ago

Picked one of these up a few days ago.is it any good?

3 weeks later
#20 57 days ago
Quoted from novaguy:

Picked one of these up a few days ago.is it any good?

It’s a great game Ted

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