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Completed - Gottlieb Spring Break Restore (If Florida Were a Pinball Machine…)

By bigguybbr

4 months ago


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#101 88 days ago

Finished populating the playfield. All the rusty stuff is gone.

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#102 88 days ago

Added a trough light strip.

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#103 88 days ago

Slapped the new apron on. Gave it a quick coat of wax. Looks the part even if the colors are different.

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#104 87 days ago

First coat of primer is on. This is my first time working with an MDF cabinet. There is a bit of a learning curve trying to get it smooth.

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#105 87 days ago

I think I’ve kicked the rust bug on this pin. A couple before and after shots. You can see where the plating was flaking off the guides, and also shows how much more shine the playfield has.

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#106 81 days ago

Looks awesome!

#107 78 days ago

Finally getting back to painting. I’ve been side tracked with other painting and pinball projects, namely picking up a lightly routed GOTG at a sweet price and getting it back in working shape, making some new Halloween decorations, and finishing up my arduino driven Meteor playfield wall art.
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Sprayed the first coat of black on Spring Break. Pulled out the old HVLP sprayer that I haven’t used in forever. Went on a little too thick, but that is OK for a first coat. I can level it out with some 400 grit wet sand paper once it dries and it’ll be good for the next coat. 29B88514-2527-453E-9421-007B7E8B5EBE (resized).jpeg

I also got word this week that Jeff PinballPimp Miller finished cleaning up the art work and is ready to make stencils.E2D3C070-8A45-4034-9CBD-893C081F98EC (resized).jpeg

#108 78 days ago

Btw this is my playfield wall art project that was one of my other distractions. It’ll be cool when it’s done.

#109 77 days ago

Wet sanded and applied 2nd coat.

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#110 77 days ago

Since this is a full respray, I decided to add a little extra color. I think it goes well with the plastics.

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#111 75 days ago

Wet sanded and last coat of black is on. Now it just needs the 2 colors and it’s ready to put back together.

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#112 65 days ago

Any new progress?

#113 65 days ago
Quoted from Sinistarrett:

Any new progress?

Just waiting on either stencils or making decals and then it’s ready to put back together. Shouldn’t be much longer.

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#114 62 days ago

Dude.. just read this whole post.. I had done sooooo much work to get this game alive.. and you have taken it to the next level.. wow.. she looks incredible..

#115 62 days ago
Quoted from CaptNRetro:

Dude.. just read this whole post.. I had done sooooo much work to get this game alive.. and you have taken it to the next level.. wow.. she looks incredible..

Yeah buddy!

Just got in my custom stencils care of Jeff PinballPimp Miller. I should be able to get the 2 colors on and get this back together by the weekend.

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#116 62 days ago

Looking good. I should bug Jeff about Hollywood Heat stencils. Fun fact, I actually got my HH from Jeff years ago, I think he got it in a package deal or something.

He always remembers me as the Wacko guy. I forget who was delivering games to us but he got a pin and my Wacko got dropped of too. He is a great guy with some great games and super talented.

#117 62 days ago
Quoted from HFK:

Looking good. I should bug Jeff about Hollywood Heat stencils. Fun fact, I actually got my HH from Jeff years ago, I think he got it in a package deal or something.
He always remembers me as the Wacko guy. I forget who was delivering games to us but he got a pin and my Wacko got dropped of too. He is a great guy with some great games and super talented.

Very cool. Yeah, Jeff is a hoot.

If you can scan your cabinet he can probably make stencils. He has the shape down since he did Spring break. It would be cool to see some more 80Bs getting some love and being brought back into good condition.

#118 61 days ago

Stenciling has begun. These are a real b*tch to peel.
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#119 61 days ago
Quoted from bigguybbr:

Finally getting back to painting. I’ve been side tracked with other painting and pinball projects, namely picking up a lightly routed GOTG at a sweet price and getting it back in working shape, making some new Halloween decorations, and finishing up my arduino driven Meteor playfield wall art.
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Sprayed the first coat of black on Spring Break. Pulled out the old HVLP sprayer that I haven’t used in forever. Went on a little too thick, but that is OK for a first coat. I can level it out with some 400 grit wet sand paper once it dries and it’ll be good for the next coat. [quoted image]
I also got word this week that Jeff PinballPimp Miller finished cleaning up the art work and is ready to make stencils.[quoted image]

Love the haunted mansion tombstones!

#120 60 days ago

Looking good!!

#121 60 days ago

Yellow on the lower cabinet. Such. A. PITA.

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#122 59 days ago

I'm going to need to do a lot of little touch ups, but nothing too bad. I had to use a dental pick to be able to peel all those little jagged sections and the insides of the lettering and that left some scratches. There were also a few spots where I got yellow paint on my glove and transferred it to a black section.

#123 59 days ago

Love everything here. I know i am in the minority, but I think this game is underrated for the shots available. Cheesy AF

#124 59 days ago
Quoted from Gundam_Pilot_:

Love everything here. I know i am in the minority, but I think this game is underrated for the shots available. Cheesy AF

That's what called to me about this. It screams 80's, and has some fun different shots from my current lineup games. I like the little mini upper playfield. Even though it is street level, it adds a fun element. That, and I also love working on pins. I've been dragging my feet on this one a little. I honestly could have had it done a month ago if I had stayed more on top of the project and getting materials lined up.

#125 59 days ago

Red is on. Much easier stencil to work. Now I just have to lock it down with a coat of semigloss clear and it is ready to start putting it back together.

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#126 59 days ago

What are you using for clear?

#127 59 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

What are you using for clear?

Rustoleum semi-gloss. Same as the rest of the paint on the cab.

I know guys out there that will 2PAC their cabinet, but it's kinda overkill in my opinion. To each their own.

#128 58 days ago

The yellow T molding really pops with the fresh paint.

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#129 58 days ago

This pin takes the 80s and turns it up to 11

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#130 58 days ago

The new paint looks great.

#131 57 days ago

She made it upstairs to the game room. Now it’s time for my favorite part of any resto, reassembly.

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#132 57 days ago
Quoted from Silverstreak02:

The new paint looks great.

Thanks! I'm glad to be getting into the final stretch with this project.

#133 57 days ago

Had to fashion a new latch for the back box.

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#134 57 days ago

I forgot how tall this machine is. It’s taller than me.

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#135 57 days ago

It’s alive! After some initial troubleshooting to get it up and flipping, including redoing the ground mod on the playfield that I never got around to. There are some switches that need to be adjusted and some odd sound issues.

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#136 55 days ago

Some minor troubleshooting complete, some remains.
- The 10,000 point light wasn't coming on, so I swapped out Q25 on the driver board and solved that issue.
- Free Play Prom didn't work. Couldn't coin up or get into the test menu. Swapped back to the original rom and this works.
- When I started a game, the initial drum roll would just continue, and would only launch a single ball (even dip switch set to 4 ball first ball). Found that the first roll under gate switch was mis adjusted. Issue is fixed
- When starting up a game, you can hear the splash sound as it is ejecting the ball into the shooter lane. There seems to be an odd switch issue even though the switch test works for all playfield switches. Maybe a diode board issue?

#137 55 days ago

Looks sharp!

#138 52 days ago

Mark it done. I checked the gaps on my EOS switches for the flipper and made sure they were at 1/8” at full extension. No more air balls (or at least far fewer).

I’ll upload a game play video In the next few days.

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#140 52 days ago

Thanks man. Do you want another Gottlieb for your collection? Lol

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