Restoration: ☹︎ Rough Water to ☺︎ White Water

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Restoration: ☹︎ Rough Water to ☺︎ White Water


By Soulrider911

56 days ago



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#152 27 days ago
Quoted from cosmokramer:

Dont worry...you'll be tappin that glass!

Today’s winner!!

Runner up was a guy in the Canada for sale thread calling another Pinsider a “taint guzzler”

#154 27 days ago

well Cliff helped me out today rivet the signs to the boulders... the only bummer is my plastic set was missing the boulder garder sign I reached out the Larry at Starship, hope he can send me one.
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I also decided to re-create the art so i could just remake my own, as this one does break a lot and nobody has them in stock.
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#155 26 days ago

It's finally starting to look like something
Slings are done!
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Test fitting the boulders with the cliffy protectors fits perfect!
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Blue led Trough light
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Looking good
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#156 26 days ago

Excellent work, thanks for sharing!

#157 24 days ago

Initially I had purchased the decal for the left sling ball guide then I realized drano makes a super awesome plastic that looks like it was factory! Love it
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#158 24 days ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

I realized davi makes a super awesome plastic that looks like it was factory!

That’s pretty good looking! How’d you manage to get one from him? In the pinside marketplace?

#159 24 days ago

I'm curious also I thought he stopped making them.

#160 24 days ago
Quoted from Squeakman:

I'm curious also I thought he stopped making them.

I sent a PM asking if he had them to get one.

#161 24 days ago

Yes he has a few left from.what he told me, just pm.him

#162 22 days ago

Well there was a reproduction topper on eBay that was one of the better ones that twisted pins made, figured what the heck they are impossible to find.

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#163 22 days ago

Another Great Sunday in the garage drinking coffee and working on the ol' White water.

Got the first ramp in, predrilled the holes and it fits like a charm
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First MAJOR order of business was installing the Mantis ramp protectors. Unbeknownst to me, these can actually be extremely challenging to get in just right. They can interfere with the 3D targets, and if you have a clear coated playfield the thickness added makes then basically impossible to install. Fear, not some very careful sanding and tweaking and they fit perfect.
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First, The target hole needs to be sanded and the back of it needs the clear basically removed
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Got the first one in there! But I was not a fan of how the inner part of the protector (non-ramp side) has a flange also and makes the lock shot entrance narrower, and it's really not needed.
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Let's take care of that
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After
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There we go much betta!
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Next, I got the mini playfield together
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Test fitting i had to sand the back of the mini playfield a little cause the clear had bled over the edge and was adding thickness
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Whirlpool added and the mini is in!
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Look at that Happy Yeti all clean
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The whirlpool required a little bending with a heat gun to get the drain hole centered in the light board, but it fits perfect now!
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Rebuilt the upper playfield sign, both the old plastics where pretty yellowed
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Kinda hard to tell the old is left new right
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Like new!
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And installed
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#164 20 days ago

Lookin great!

#165 18 days ago

Well i received the reproduction topper. The foil reproduction is not horrible, but definitely not as textured as the original, ill put up some side by side pics.

#166 18 days ago

Finally got the last plastic riveted on thanks so much to cliff cliffy what a great guy. This weekend hoping to finish the topside!

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#167 18 days ago

Beautiful wh20 and great work

#168 17 days ago

This will definitely need to be repainted it’s not even close lol

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#169 17 days ago

Did you use a traditional Pinrestore rivet press to rivet those signs onto the boulders? Looks like it would be very hard to do based on the shape of the boulder and the fact that they are pretty delicate.

#170 17 days ago

elicash actually cliff, whom helped me with the rivets has a wide jaw table mounted rivet press... So with that it was no problem. But pretty sure the pin restore one would be just as capable

#171 16 days ago

More great progress today. Basically, the playfield is done!

Spine Chiller ramp all together ready to go on
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And it's on!
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Ramp mounted perfectly, I'm amazed these ramps From Starship Fantasy fit really well, with minimal tweaking needed.
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Ball Launch Wireform is in
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Putting decals on the upper playfield "ball of yarn ramp" as im calling it.
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After lots of test fitting I got er in there, but man... this was not easy. I also oped for machine screws and nylocks where the ball of yarn ramp connects to the whirl pool ramp.
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First, I had to dremmel the bottom of the ramp entry cause the plastic on these ramps is slightly thicker. Then I had to trim the channel below the bigfoot, so his diverter didn't rub.
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Here is a top-down shot, man those ramps look like glass!
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Installed the lower playfield ramp
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And the Insanity falls ramp is in! I have not fully bolted it down cause im waiting on my awesome blue nuts from Chroma Pinball wescobar
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Snuck in a nice double bendie, to add some blue hues down in the back
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ANNNDDDD... the final boulder fits great!
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Lookin just amazing if I don't say

Watch out man!
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Which way!?
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Thanks so much for the awesome decals PinballPimp
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Next on the order is getting skull mountain to match better, Still needs some work and color tuning, but looking 100% better.
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#172 16 days ago

Are the "watch for drop" plastic on the instantly falls ramp and skull plastic original? I've never seen them before.

#173 16 days ago

Hey crash they are actually decals, not factory. Though I'd say they should have been

#174 16 days ago

That's what I thought. Looks good! What about the skull plastic?

#175 16 days ago

Ya skull mountain mod found it on Ebay ebay.com link

#176 14 days ago

Its really starting to look great, makes me want to get started on my TOM restoration...im glad to hear the starship products are quality

#177 14 days ago

Thanks Scott! I'm seriously taking this restore so slow as I want it to be the best it can. So far this is the best restore I have done, and very proud. I have some very subtle little improvements I'm doing but keeping very true to the theme next just need the cabinet and rebuild the power system

#178 14 days ago

Looks great especially seeing how it was when you started. Keep the pics coming im looking forward to seeing the finished product.

1 week later
#179 5 days ago

Got my missing mountain today. I was really excited to get this, while I don't mean to be cynical, its not really what I was expecting. Kinda looks like a bad popover haha. I'm going to try and paint it and do some distressing to help it, but I'm not sure I'm going to use it.

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#180 5 days ago

What’s this from the Playland Not At The Beach auction?

#181 5 days ago

jonesjb yes it is the famous trashed whitewater from play land

#182 5 days ago

well, I think I found the last legit missing mountain! I am going to be selling the one above after I paint it better. Pm me if you're interested.

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#183 3 days ago

Well trying to finish up every loose end that i can before my cabinet gets here so I can just focus on that.

Cleaned up the wiring on the 15 pin connector for the transformer... Clearly the old owner dropped his soldering iron or started a bbq in here cause a lot of the wired where melted together.

One was so bad i had to cut it and solder new wire on, you can see he wrapped it in heat shrink here
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wire cut and going to solder on new wire.
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the old connector had been destroyed and then glued
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Like new
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Now the harness side, it was kinda a mess too but not as bad
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Done
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New GI IDC Connector
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No more cracked left boulder
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Got my chroma nuts!
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This beauty arrived, man its cool! Can't wait to see it lit up
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Sanded and primer the old shooter gauge
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New paint ready for decal
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Better than new!
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Here is a fun comparison of the Twisted Pins topper remake and the original, look how much more texture the orig has, BUT, I must say the remake is pretty good, have to do a light test.
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Skull mountain has been paint matched and installed! Took some tweaking as it was not designed to play well with the mantis protectors.
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#184 3 days ago

I like the apron! Custom? Where did you get it from?

#185 3 days ago

That skull mountain mod looks amazing! I can't wait to see it with the correct missing mountain mod.

#186 3 days ago

Have never seen that apron, or skull mountain. 2 great additions! Often times 2-3 tasteful mods is plenty.

#187 2 days ago

Today decided to clean up the old ramps and throw them on eBay came out great!... Except for the whirlpool lol, It was cracked and just slight heat opened up the cracks big time. but the rest looks great! If your interested here is the listing and comes with the boulders as well:
ebay.com link
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#188 1 day ago

Link isn’t working for me, says no item found.

#189 1 day ago
Quoted from Crash:

Link isn’t working for me, says no item found.

ebay.com link » Williams White Water Pinball Used Ramps And Boulders Great Conidition

#190 1 day ago

Thanks, that link works.

#191 1 day ago
Quoted from Soulrider911:

Well trying to finish up every loose end that i can before my cabinet gets here so I can just focus on that.
Cleaned up the wiring on the 15 pin connector for the transformer... Clearly the old owner dropped his soldering iron or started a bbq in here cause a lot of the wired where melted together.
One was so bad i had to cut it and solder new wire on, you can see he wrapped it in heat shrink here
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wire cut and going to solder on new wire.
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the old connector had been destroyed and then glued
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Like new
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Now the harness side, it was kinda a mess too but not as bad
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Done
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New GI IDC Connector
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No more cracked left boulder
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Got my chroma nuts!
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This beauty arrived, man its cool! Can't wait to see it lit up
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Sanded and primer the old shooter gauge
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New paint ready for decal
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Better than new!
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Here is a fun comparison of the Twisted Pins topper remake and the original, look how much more texture the orig has, BUT, I must say the remake is pretty good, have to do a light test.
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Skull mountain has been paint matched and installed! Took some tweaking as it was not designed to play well with the mantis protectors.
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Where did you score the custom apron from I have not seen that offered anywhere?

#192 9 hours ago

The last of the chrome has arrived from Chris sc93cobra. I am just always blown away by the quality. Thanks so much for what you do for the hobby Chris.

So far here is the chrome list:

• Legs
• lockdown bar
• both power boxes
• power cord cover
• side rails
• H channel
• glass back guide
• speaker panel base
• Topper front trim
too much? no way haha

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#193 6 hours ago

Great work soulrider911 ,way beyond my capabilities.I had troubles with ball hang ups on the upper playfield with only the one rubber in front of Bigfoot.Using two rubbers fixed this.Your experience with it?

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