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Lets see the classic Ballys and Sterns


By nocreditdot

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

Heres a few of mine. I really like this era of games. I would love to see what all of you have collected.20140321_205309.jpg

#2 5 years ago

Here's some. Yet to restore my EBD, Centaur, Playboy & Strikes and Spares

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#3 5 years ago

These are mine!

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#4 5 years ago

Nice score on Centaur Red.

#5 5 years ago

Nice games guys. I have a Star Gazer on the way. I cant wait.

#6 5 years ago

Ummmm its really shunned but here is a fireball home model. Also had a stern pinball I miss the stern. I want a flight 2000.

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#7 5 years ago

The Centaur & Fathom are restorations. The Paragon is HUO.

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#8 5 years ago

The holy trinity right there.

#9 5 years ago

Impressive collections. I'm looking to add a GTB system 1 or early 80's Bally soon/someday.

#10 5 years ago

Here's a small part of my collection, most of them are waiting for restoration, i have 18 early 80's pins in total i would like to restore in the next few years :

Xenon restored with an nos playfield
Fathom restored with the original playfield, nos backglass
Centaur restored with the original playfield rescreened by cpr
Catacomb restored and i customize the plain white targets with skulls decals

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#11 5 years ago

My two classic Ballys.
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#12 5 years ago
Quoted from HPR:

Here's a small part of my collection, most of them are waiting for restoration, i have 18 early 80's pins in total i would like to restore in the next few years :

I love your collection, so jealous. I have a couple Sterns, I will post a few pics shortly.

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#13 5 years ago

First run this week end for my Kiss machine

Need to fix some points (lower lamps of Kiss title are ko, and some lane contacts don't work).

It's not a top ten machine, but we can play some minutes with balls, without draining.

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#14 5 years ago

Nice

#15 4 years ago

So many great classics!

#16 4 years ago

Here are mine. Gotta love the Ballys. 20140820_200438.jpg20140820_200421.jpg

#17 4 years ago

Meteor, Galaxy, Cheetah, Star Gazer. Not in this picture, Centaur.

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#18 4 years ago

Rstrunks, that black cabinet head looks really good with the Mata Hari artwork. Any other differences with your cab art?

#19 4 years ago
Quoted from rstrunks:

Here are mine. Gotta love the Ballys.

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Did you get rid of your Wizard!?

#20 4 years ago

Here's a little Quicksilver pin porn...
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#21 4 years ago

^^^^^^
Wow. That Quicksilver is really nice!

#22 4 years ago

My small contribution and things to come...

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#23 4 years ago

Gone, but not forgotten! Still love 'em.

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#24 4 years ago

No Eight Ball love yet, huh?
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Do the Bally EM's count....? : D

Camelot is pretty fun... but I'm not sure how Harvest will be after I strip it and wax it... I may need to add rectifiers to the slingshots and pop bumpers to get the action going on that one.

EDIT: Haven't shopped out Space Invaders yet... other than to replace the MPU and make the eyes a bit more, um, piercing.

#25 4 years ago
Quoted from zombywoof:

Rstrunks, that black cabinet head looks really good with the Mata Hari artwork. Any other differences with your cab art?

Thanks. it came that way when I bought it. I like it too and I think I'll leave it that way.

#26 4 years ago
Quoted from Wahnsinniger:

No Eight Ball love yet, huh?

Absolutely. Don't have it, but it was the first pinball I ever played

#27 4 years ago

Does this count as classic Stern?DSCN9829.JPG

#28 4 years ago
Quoted from Mk1Mod0:

My small contribution and things to come...

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looks familiar

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#29 4 years ago
Quoted from beepnutz:

Does this count as classic Stern?

Yes it does. Nice looking Lectronamo.

#30 4 years ago
Quoted from Wahnsinniger:

Do the Bally EM's count....? : D
Camelot is pretty fun

My first pin was the two player version; Galahad.

#31 4 years ago
Quoted from MrBally:

My first pin was the two player version; Galahad.

Nice, there were a couple Galahads at Gene Cunningham's house... but my wife liked the look of Camelot better. I'd probably have gotten the Galahad.

#32 4 years ago

I need to get my Stern Dragonfist, Stern Gamatron, Bally Paragon & Bally Skateball lined up for a family photo!

Keep the pictures coming! This thread is full of awesome!

Marcus

#33 4 years ago

This is the only picture I could find of my Paragon at the moment. I picked it up for free over a year ago Playfield has very little wear. I am going to start my full restore in the coming weeks.

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#34 4 years ago
Quoted from Gov:

I picked it up for free over a year ago

That's a helluva deal! I paid $350 for a beat one, but thanks to Classic_Stern I too have a low wear playfield in my queue for restoration. Post your restoration so we can follow along, Gov.

Speaking of Classic_Stern...where are you man? Let's see classic Stern row and Bally alley.

#35 4 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Post your restoration so we can follow along, Gov.

Oh I will I picked up a BGresto backglass for it a few weeks back. It isn't perfect, but better than my faded one that is beginning to flake. Also, have a CPR plastics set and will be getting stencils soon. The inserts are cupped pretty bad and the "P" on paragon is cracked. I am going to have to track down 7 new circle inserts to replace them as if I just do the "P" the colors won't match. Then I will do some minor touchups and get to clear coating the playfied

I hope to have it ready for TPF in March.

#36 4 years ago

Awesome! Can't wait to play it. I'm interested to see how your stencil turns out. Not sure I'm gonna redo mine. The red isn't too badly faded, but I can't remember if the cabinet has a lot of damage. As for TPF, I'm debating whether to bring Quicksilver again or something else. Haven't decided what to work on this winter.

#37 4 years ago

Thanks for sharing the pics. Enjoy seeing some classics. Got me to dig thru my pics from last 8 yrs. Only one I still have is FrontierIMG_4434.JPGIMG_0897.jpgIMG_0495.jpgIMG_0650.jpgIMG_1175.JPGIMG_1215.JPGIMG_1117.jpgIMG_1101.JPGIMG_3977.JPGIMG_3941.JPGIMG_3938.jpgIMG_3937.JPGIMG_3935.jpgIMG_3934.JPGIMG_0774.JPG6.09-8.09 313.jpg

#38 4 years ago

Found anotherIMG_3140.JPGIMG_3145.JPG

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#39 4 years ago

Here's what a paragon looks like after a years work.
Fully restored with a little bit of highly polished chrome work....

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#40 4 years ago

Ha! Nice collection! Simple as it is, The Black Pyramid is just plain fun to play. Never heard of it 'til I got this one, but then I have yet to ever see a 'Fathom' either.

#41 4 years ago

Just got Lost World back from the dead tonight.
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#42 4 years ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Awesome! Can't wait to play it. I'm interested to see how your stencil turns out. Not sure I'm gonna redo mine. The red isn't too badly faded, but I can't remember if the cabinet has a lot of damage. As for TPF, I'm debating whether to bring Quicksilver again or something else. Haven't decided what to work on this winter.

I hope you do bring QS. I had a blast playing it last year. Loved the sub

#43 4 years ago

Is that Bow and Arrow SS is a prototype????????? Also dig the Frontier........looking for one...........as well as a Rolling Stones......

#44 4 years ago
Quoted from pinkid:

Is that Bow and Arrow SS is a prototype????????? Also dig the Frontier........looking for one...........as well as a Rolling Stones......

It looks like one with a "Bally Brain".

#45 4 years ago
Quoted from pinkid:

Is that Bow and Arrow SS is a prototype?????????

On IPDB. Interesting:

"We had previously indicated a quantity of 22 electro-mechanical games were modified as a test of Solid State design. Ian MacDonald, the son of Bally engineer Doug MacDonald who was involved in these conversions, told us his father remembered building 17 units, although he thought it possible that other people there could have built or converted additional machines using spare parts. The boards for the machine were designed by Doug. His initials, the letters d and b, are etched into them in a back to back fashion similar to "db", and may be hard to see."

#46 4 years ago

Blackwater 100
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#47 4 years ago

Stern Dracula
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Was missing a flipper
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Had a spare Gottlieb setup
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#48 4 years ago

One you didn't see to often... playfield clearcoat... Almost done with my playfield swap...

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#49 4 years ago
Quoted from pinkid:

Is that Bow and Arrow SS is a prototype?????????

Yes, its in pretty good shape. I also have a bunch of spare parts from another one that was trashed and had to be torn apart. All the boards are in the bottom of the cabinet, which they learned pretty quickly was a bad idea so I has a flexible mylar sheet that sits over everything so dust/funk does fall directly onto the boards. It is a fun game, love the chimes and a lot of the smaller kids like it because its pretty slow in comparison to JP.

#50 4 years ago

Not sure if it's a classic, but I love my Hotdoggin'!

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