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I just took a Subway to Restore City..

By tscottn

8 days ago

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#1 8 days ago

Hey Guys, Gals,

Last Spring I acquired a Gottlieb Subway that played but needed work. Cosmetic as well as Playfield work. The game played OK, however the cabinet was poorly pained over with some weird design and lots of rust and stuff everywhere. So here I am documenting what I have done so far. This will be a ongoing documentation thread. so here we go..

here is the cabinet taken apart. as you can see, this paint job is really awful.
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the back of the cabinet has some bad warping as you can see. but nothing that couldn't be fixed.
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stripped and bondo time.. starting to look better.
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got the back fixed up too..
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primed and painted with base coat.
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My buddy Wade lent me his stencils.. cabinet is now done.
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Started on the bottom board.. thought I would sand it, paint it and clear coat it just for that extra special touch..
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still need to do lots more work, have new coin door and coin entrance plate, all the bits and pieces need to get polished and put back, then I need to start taking apart the score reels and cleaning them, as well as new light sockets in the head. etc.. stay tuned..

#2 7 days ago

Great start it looks good.

#3 7 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

Great start it looks good.

thank you. its been a slow process.. the winter really slowed me down since its really risky to paint when it gets too cold. even California weather is a bit on the too cold side.. ive ran into problems before with paint peeling and such when the weather is not just right..

#4 7 days ago

Nice work! Subway is a great EM and I look forward to seeing more pics when your restoration is completed.

Thanks for sharing!

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