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Gottlieb EM apron question


By Noobee

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

I am cleaning up and refurbishing a 1972 Gottlieb Grand Slam and have a question regarding the apron and white upper ball arc piece (no idea what the actual name is for that). It looks like there is webbing on both of these pieces. I have never seen this before. Is this typical of games from this era? This particular game also looks to have been repainted at some point from the red for the cabinet design to white.

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#2 3 years ago

Yes, it seems somewhat game specific though. Some have it heavy, some light and some have none. Go figure.

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from newmantjn:

Yes, it seems somewhat game specific though. Some have it heavy, some light and some have none. Go figure.

Thanks for your input! I must say, I really don't like the look much. Just looks dirty to me.

#4 3 years ago
Quoted from Noobee:

repainted at some point from the red for the cabinet design to white.

That looks like typical color fade for that game. They are all usually very, very faded. I had the pleasure of restoring one(AAB version) that had been kept in storage with no windows for 25 years. Looked almost new, except for a scratch on the cabinet that came from the owner moving stuff next to it! (later touched up)

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#5 3 years ago
Quoted from stashyboy:

That looks like typical color fade for that game. They are all usually very, very faded. I had the pleasure of restoring one(AAB version) that had been kept in storage with no windows for 25 years. Looked almost new, except for a scratch on the cabinet that came from the owner moving stuff next to it! (later touched up)
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That actually makes sense to me based on the condition of the rest of the paint. Wow, it's hard to believe it would fade like that though. The internet database shows both white and red graphics and highlights the pic with red as "alternate cabinet color".

#6 3 years ago

Yeah, Gottlieb purples of that era usually turned a nasty looking light brown... same with Bally Old Chicago, that purple also faded to a nasty off-tan color as well... that World Series is lovely!

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Dono:

Yeah, Gottlieb purples of that era usually turned a nasty looking light brown... same with Bally Old Chicago, that purple also faded to a nasty off-tan color as well... that World Series is lovely!

True that. My King Kool was that faded ugly tan color, found the original unfaded light purple under the edges of the coin door trim. Krylon makes a pretty good match for it.
Love the colored Gottlieb pin cabinets, they really pop when placed next a pin with the boring white cab paint.

#8 3 years ago

Here's my quad play, a grand slam of Grand Slams, arranged in order of fade. I own the nice one

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#9 3 years ago

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#10 3 years ago

yep, one of the coolest cabinets EVER... I don't recall any other EM title where the paint designs on the cabinet were continued on the design of the backglass... loved this game when it hit the arcades; I wasn't even a teenager then and can still remember playing this title a LOT!

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