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Pinball Horror Pics!!


By Star_Gazer

5 years ago



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#2501 8 months ago

Like how a horror movie begins... a precursor to what lies ahead.
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More to come.

#2502 8 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Like how a horror movie begins... a precursor to what lies ahead.
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More to come.

Hey, termites have to eat too. Love the tease.

#2503 8 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Like how a horror movie begins... a precursor to what lies ahead.

Got my hand over my face, peeking through my fingers...

#2504 8 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Like how a horror movie begins... a precursor to what lies ahead.
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More to come.

Lol, now I'm scared...

#2505 8 months ago
Quoted from vec-tor:

Like how a horror movie begins... a precursor to what lies ahead.
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More to come.

What the frass... Don't leave us hanging...

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#2506 8 months ago

DIY Backglass

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#2507 8 months ago
Quoted from jasonp:

DIY Backglass
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Did the "artist" sign it? Might want to take it on 'Antiques Roadshow' if he/she did.

#2508 8 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

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Now this is cool!

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#2509 8 months ago

The DE Batman I am currently working on. Unfortunately, this is very common with this title. What in the world was in their 'Stealth Coating' the playfields were supposed to be protected with? Unicorn Farts?

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#2510 8 months ago

Just saw this project for sale...
World Flash or Flash Cup?

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#2511 8 months ago

Lol if it fits??
I guess better then nothing

#2512 8 months ago
Quoted from jasonp:

DIY Backglass
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I would probably let my kids do something like this if I had a backglass that was totally roached on a machine I did not care about.

That said, I’m sure they would do a better job.

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#2513 8 months ago
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#2514 8 months ago
Quoted from vid1900:

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I always lose my pencils off the left side...

#2515 7 months ago

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#2516 7 months ago

Saw this on Instagram...

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#2517 7 months ago

This poor woodrail is now a metalrail?

albany.craigslist.org link

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#2518 7 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

This poor woodrail is now a metalrail?
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That is a really neat looking machine. If I lived close, I wouldn't mind buying this one and maybe restoring it.

#2519 7 months ago

Oh man I'd buy that roto pool in a heartbeat!

#2520 7 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

This poor woodrail is now a metalrail?
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Quoted from Thunder90:

Oh man I'd buy that roto pool in a heartbeat!

Quoted from GTO:

That is a really neat looking machine. If I lived close, I wouldn't mind buying this one and maybe restoring it.

I reached out to the seller.
This YouTube video looks to have the metal rails thing going on, too.

#2521 7 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

This YouTube video looks to have the metal rails thing going on, too.

That voice sounds familiar! Mike Dymus and Tony from The Canadian Pinball podcast.

#2522 7 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I reached out to the seller.
This YouTube video looks to have the metal rails thing going on, too.

I reached out to them today as well, but no response yet.

#2523 7 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I reached out to the seller.
This YouTube video looks to have the metal rails thing going on, too.

That's interesting. I was assuming it was a one-off hack someone did.

#2524 7 months ago
Quoted from Ceckitti:

Saw this on Instagram...
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The comment is so obvious it hilarious!

#2525 7 months ago
Quoted from uncivil_engineer:

The DE Batman I am currently working on. Unfortunately, this is very common with this title. What in the world was in their 'Stealth Coating' the playfields were supposed to be protected with? Unicorn Farts?

Not a lot of work to turn it into a whitewood!

#2526 7 months ago

Moving these guides wrecked the poor game

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#2527 7 months ago

Here's a horror story with no photographic evidence... some years ago I went to buy a Fathom from a Belgian operator who had a barn load of games... it was sitting on end in a barn with only a roof for shelter... the head detached and in a dryer place. I had to wipe a thick layer of grime off the playfield glass to make sure the playfield wasn't too far gone... that confirmed, the next step was to open the coin door and take a look inside... he didn't have a key so he pryed the door open with one of the legs... as the door pooped open, both of us reeled back as the stink of rotting meat hit us... holding our breath we looked inside to see the corpse of a mouse riddled with maggots... I bought the game with the condition that I only took the head that day and came back about a month later to get the body after the maggots had finished their meal and the smell had gone.

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#2528 7 months ago

United Mexico on eB$y. The description states that the "Key lock was drilled out."

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#2529 7 months ago

That might just be the best literal mis-application of a pinball term I have have ever seen.

#2530 7 months ago
Quoted from Apex:

That might just be the best literal mis-application of a pinball term I have have ever seen.

Possibly a Less noisy way of getting a few pesos.

#2531 7 months ago
Quoted from tfduda:

United Mexico on eB$y. The description states that the "Key lock was drilled out."
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Funny... what's with the orange lined coin slide? Weird.

#2532 7 months ago
Quoted from Dono:

Funny... what's with the orange lined coin slide? Weird.

Various machines from that era had a plastic cover on the coin slide (in a few different colors--have seen some in hues of reds and blues). I assume that they might have been used for other coin op items too.

I think the slides with the plastic are a special "feather touch" model that was supposed to be superior to other models of slides at the time. Not sure why they had the plastic covering, but perhaps the plastic is part of the feather touch aspect or perhaps it was used to distinguish them from other models.

#2533 7 months ago

Mega playfield ware...

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#2534 7 months ago
Quoted from snowy_owl:

Mega playfield ware...
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WTH! Did they load up some rusty balls from some EM that had been parked in a shed for 50 years?

#2535 7 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

WTH! Did they load up some rusty balls from some EM that had been parked in a shed for 50 years?

Yeah. I thought the clear coat was to prevent the wearing action.

I wonder how many games have been played on this.

#2536 7 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

This poor woodrail is now a metalrail?
albany.craigslist.org link

This is quite interesting. Really tells a story from back in the day.

#2537 7 months ago

It looks like a machine out of the 80's that had been in an arcade and/or routed alot. Would not think this would happen to a newer style machine with a clear coated playfield.

#2538 7 months ago
Quoted from gdonovan:

WTH! Did they load up some rusty balls from some EM that had been parked in a shed for 50 years?

Quoted from Mikespinball:

It looks like a machine out of the 80's that had been in an arcade and/or routed alot. Would not think this would happen to a newer style machine with a clear coated playfield.

Yeah, I thought it was pretty bizarre. Couldn't help but post it.

#2539 7 months ago
Quoted from snowy_owl:

Mega playfield ware...
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That's a really odd wear pattern... Be curious about the machine, if the flippers are not set up properly, or an inserts is causing the ball to lift a bit off the PF and really hitting down further down.

#2540 7 months ago
Quoted from snowy_owl:

Mega playfield ware...

That is the old ST from Disney Islands of Adventure which has been reposted many times. Appears to have been cleaned with some solvent which removed the clearcoat and art.

Here are some pinball seller horror pics/story/video that will keep you awake at night:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-nightmare

#2541 7 months ago
Quoted from tfduda:

Various machines from that era had a plastic cover on the coin slide (in a few different colors--have seen some in hues of reds and blues). I assume that they might have been used for other coin op items too.
I think the slides with the plastic are a special "feather touch" model that was supposed to be superior to other models of slides at the time. Not sure why they had the plastic covering, but perhaps the plastic is part of the feather touch aspect or perhaps it was used to distinguish them from other models.

It could very well be that the fact that it was plastic alone made it a 'deluxe' or indeed 'feather touch' version. Plastic was quite the thing, back in the day.

#2542 7 months ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

That is the old ST from Disney Islands of Adventure which has been reposted many times. Appears to have been cleaned with some solvent which removed the clearcoat and art.
Here are some pinball seller horror pics/story/video that will keep you awake at night:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/addams-family-nightmare

Poly clear coat is some tough stuff. I cannot think of any solvent that will attack it. Not saying there is none, but I am not family with any poly attacking solvent. The right paint stripper could really tear it up, though.

#2543 7 months ago

M.E.K. Used to clean the PF? R.I.P. ST.

#2544 7 months ago

Estate sale in Dallas...

https://www.estatesales.net/TX/Dallas/75218/2600778

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#2545 7 months ago

Just a tragedy...
And it’s outside

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#2546 7 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Just a tragedy...
And it’s outside
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Can't say I blame them, you wouldn't want a turd like that stinking up the inside of your house would you

#2547 7 months ago

The fan keeps the turd smell away.

#2548 7 months ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

The fan keeps the turd smell away.

and the humidity!

Richard

#2549 7 months ago
Quoted from nascarrey:

Estate sale in Dallas...

whoa. our first family pin was the 2 player super-flite. that picture just hurts me to the core to look at.

#2550 7 months ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

The fan keeps the turd smell away.

Quoted from someotherguy:

and the humidity!
Richard

and the flies!

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