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(Topic ID: 159734)

Restoring a Midway White Lightning


By PACMAN

4 years ago



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  • 127 posts
  • 33 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by inhomearcades
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    #101 3 years ago

    Got metal back from powder coating.

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    #102 3 years ago

    Gun assembled. Like new.

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    #103 3 years ago

    Coin door powder coated gun metal grey. Had to grind down all the rust off the chrome pieces.

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    #104 3 years ago

    Legs powder coated gun metal grey. Before/after

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    #105 3 years ago

    This is looking great, Dan!

    #106 3 years ago

    Playfield ball return thingy painted. "minty" fresh

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    #107 3 years ago

    And on to the rest of the cabinet. Special thanks to Jeff at Pinball Pimp for cutting these stencils for me.

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    #108 3 years ago

    Colors done, clearcoar next.

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    #109 3 years ago

    Nice!

    #110 3 years ago

    Getting closer

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    #111 3 years ago

    Pacman, looks like one awesome restore. Bet you cant wait to play it!
    I have 1 also i plan on restoring and can use a stencil kit. How much did you get them for and where? Are yours reusable to sell?
    Thanks, Joe

    #112 3 years ago

    Thanks! Email Jeff at Pinball Pimp and ask him to make a set for you, he has my art.

    #113 3 years ago

    That is looking amazing!!

    #114 3 years ago

    Good bye gross old cabinet.

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    #115 3 years ago

    What did you use for the ball return from the back to the front? I've got a midway deluxe and the line is decomposing into a sticky mess. Haven't found a good working replacement yet.

    #116 3 years ago

    Its original. You're talking about the orange/red garden hose looking tube right?

    Quoted from dsuperbee:

    What did you use for the ball return from the back to the front? I've got a midway deluxe and the line is decomposing into a sticky mess. Haven't found a good working replacement yet.

    #117 3 years ago

    Great thread. Thanks for sharing it with us

    #118 3 years ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    Its original. You're talking about the orange/red garden hose looking tube right?

    Yeah. Mines original too and is more like a vacuum hose. Could you post a pic of what is in your game?

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    #119 2 years ago

    Targets reinstalled with brand new laser cut plexi shields.

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    #120 2 years ago

    Any new updates, is it up and playing yet?

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    #121 2 years ago

    Pac, this is simply amazing work. I restored one about a year ago but it was not nearly to this extent. Is there any chance of ordering the plastic covers from you or even the cover for that artwork that gets beat?

    The only thing my game really needs is a replacement belt. Its completely falling apart and its been a pain. Any suggestions on where I could find a replacement?

    This game is the favorite in my collection, everyone loves playing it and they pass over quite a few other games to play it. Once yours is all done, it will be played non stop.

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    #122 2 years ago

    hi all.
    I have the deluxe shooting gallery and want to add a target bell like in your white lightning. What relay circuit is it connected to? Thank you, Rick

    #123 2 years ago

    Awesome restoration

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    #124 1 year ago

    Pacman I am floored! I can't believe you reproduced a cabinet.....amazing!

    I was thinking about picking one of these up but reconsidering now lol

    Added 15 months ago:

    I decided to grab the white lightning for sale. I'll be using this thread as a bible for a bit!

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    #125 1 year ago

    I'd love to be able to get a copy of the file of the targets or if you would be willing to sell a set of them that would be great.

    #126 1 year ago
    Quoted from inhomearcades:

    I'd love to be able to get a copy of the file of the targets or if you would be willing to sell a set of them that would be great.

    Not to steal pacmans possible thunder, but I'll be making repro scenery, protectors, and target covers in the near future.

    #127 1 year ago
    Quoted from dudah:

    Not to steal pacmans possible thunder, but I'll be making repro scenery, protectors, and target covers in the near future.

    HELL YES!!!
    Please let me know when. I do have a replacement backglass section I just got in but the protectors and target covers would be great. If you need to borrow my backglass for a scan let me know.

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