(Topic ID: 274332)

Gottlieb Genie restoration

By kimbleseven

6 days ago

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  • Latest reply 6 days ago by Electronmagic
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#1 6 days ago

Thought I'd document the restoration of my Genie. 1979 widebody this one was an export to Japan. It has a taito nameplate on the backbox. The cabinet is solid but has lots of scratches and dings. The backglass has lost its reds and the blue tape over the score displays is missing/damaged.
Playfield has cupped inserts and some wear/touch ups. The most annoying part is when the ball hits the bonus lights and then drains down the middle.
Coin for has some holes drilled in it but looks ok.

#2 6 days ago

The plan is to get the playfield fully restored and clearcoated. All new bits from PBR including a new plastics set. A pascal 4in1 board and new sound card. A reproduction backglass from BGResto. Get a better coin door insert and polish it up. And eventually order some stencils from Jeff at pinball pimp and redo the cabinet. I have a set of new siderails here. Will try and update this thread whenever I get a bit more done. Any information or advice is welcomed.

#3 6 days ago

I always loved the art on this machine. I miss mine.

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