Today 1/16/2020 I am going to start a full restoration project on an Addams Family pinball machine. I have done restoration and refurbish work before, but never fully documented it here in a thread on Pinside other than the finished restoration. So if you are interested in following along, add this thread to one of your favorites.
As I post pictures and my process please jump in on comments, tips, suggestions and/or helpful ideas that you may have used in a pinball project that you may have done in the past.
Lets get started, My plan is to do the following:
Strip the complete machine of all is parts, cleaning and replacing parts what I feel that are needed.
Strip the cabinet and head of it's art work, repairing any damage, painting and add new cabinet art work.
Power coating (black): legs, side rails, lock down bar, bolts, hing parts and whatever else needed.
Adding many new parts including ramp, some targets, pop bumper bodies/caps and color matching skirts.
Restore coin door.
New CPR replacement playfield.
New speaker panel.
LED machine completely out along with adding more mod lighting. (watch and see, we will discuss this in detail)
TAF mods by different suppliers and some that I make on my own.
I purchased this machine just this last November. Was owned by a home owner for about 22+ years until I purchased. Overall machine is in good condition with the playfield having some normal damage. Machine was in playing condition when I purchased it, but in need of a good cleaning and repairs. Decided that a full restoration was in store instead of a refurbish as I plan on keeping it in my collection.
Following pictures are as what it looked like as of today's date 1/16/2020.