(Topic ID: 159734)

Restoring a Midway White Lightning


By PACMAN

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 days ago by inhomearcades
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    #101 1 year ago

    Got metal back from powder coating.

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    #102 1 year ago

    Gun assembled. Like new.

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    #103 1 year ago

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

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    #104 1 year ago

    Legs powder coated gun metal grey. Before/after

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    #105 1 year ago

    This is looking great, Dan!

    #106 1 year ago

    Playfield ball return thingy painted. "minty" fresh

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    #107 1 year 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 1 year ago

    Colors done, clearcoar next.

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    #109 1 year ago

    Nice!

    #110 1 year ago

    Getting closer

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    #111 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

    #113 1 year ago

    That is looking amazing!!

    #114 1 year ago

    Good bye gross old cabinet.

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    #115 1 year 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 1 year ago

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

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    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 1 year ago

    Great thread. Thanks for sharing it with us

    #118 1 year 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 1 year ago

    Targets reinstalled with brand new laser cut plexi shields.

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    #120 1 year ago

    Any new updates, is it up and playing yet?

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    #121 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago

    Awesome restoration

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    #124 30 days 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 13 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days 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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