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Rockola Army Navy restoration

By way2wyrd

3 years ago


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    #1 3 years ago

    So I wanted to share the restoration of my Army Navy. Normally I would do the restore my self but I wanted this one to get the attention it deserves so I sent it off to Mike Hasanov @ Vintage Coin Op Restorations.
    This mache was the one in the History of Pinball booth at TPF this year.
    I lucked upon it after it came up in England and 2 people before me passed on it.
    I had it shipped over and it was pretty rough. The cabinet was falling apart and was painted blue. The playfield was at some point painted silver directly over the gold. It's apparently only the 23rd one known combined between wood and gold playfield versions.
    I find it interesting that an American football game made it to England and was on route. It even had an English penny coin slide. Odd at best.

    Anyway. Here's the eye candy.
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    #2 3 years ago

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    #3 3 years ago

    Starting to take shape. Thanks for sharing

    #4 3 years ago

    Please tell me that this will be at TPF for others to see next year!

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from MeNaCeFiRe:

    Please tell me that this will be at TPF for others to see next year!

    To see and play!

    #6 3 years ago

    Before I actually read the text, I saw the pics and thought WHY ARE YOU repainting it.. Gotcha. Very interesting piece. Not a huge football guy, but love the theme, that's going to be a real show piece when you're done, and I'm following this one...

    #7 3 years ago

    Following with great interest. Can't wait to play it at TPF 2019. You're a saint for bringing it!

    2 weeks later
    #8 3 years ago

    Vintage coin op restorations has been hard at work. Cabinets almost complete

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    #9 3 years ago

    Here for me is the interesting part and also why I didn't want to take on this restoration myself. Mike at vintage coin op restorations notes that he was hoping to find a nice gold play field under the silver and while there was some a lot of it was worn down to the primer. He states that a repaint is what will be needed to bring this beauty back to life.

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    #10 3 years ago

    I'm sure it will be awesome once completed. Looking forward to playing it one day.

    #11 3 years ago
    Quoted from MrBally:

    I'm sure it will be awesome once completed. Looking forward to playing it one day

    You're more than welcome to swing by any time you're in DFW

    -Jeff

    #12 3 years ago

    Money shot. Detail work to follow soon. I personally can't believe how well it came out. Mike is an amazing restorer.

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    #13 3 years ago

    Before and after. Turned out amazing.

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    #14 3 years ago

    More detail.

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    #15 3 years ago

    Just a dumb question. Why are there two cabinets shown?

    #16 3 years ago
    Quoted from MikeO:

    Why are there two cabinets shown?

    They are doing one for me and one for another customer at the same time

    #17 3 years ago
    Quoted from way2wyrd:

    They are doing one for me and one for another customer at the same time

    So two lucky dogs!

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    #18 3 years ago

    It's coming together nicely. I'm astonished that it's the same machine even. Mike's work is truly amazing.

    -Jeff

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    #19 3 years ago

    Here are the internals. Incredibly complicated

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    #20 3 years ago

    Im shocked and amazed at the guts in that... I had no idea.

    #22 3 years ago

    Wonderful!....Thanks!

    A bit borrowed from the slot machine side....I cant begin to share how exciting that was!!

    (Helps that I started on watchmaking at 6 years old)

    #23 3 years ago

    Isn't it cool. I love the gas piston. Considering it looked like this when it started I'm stoked.

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    #24 3 years ago

    Unbelievable transformation, such great work! Looking forward to see the final outcome!

    #25 3 years ago

    Jeff, thanks for keeping us all updated here on the progress. This is absolutely fascinating.

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    #26 3 years ago

    Its time for the money shot. Still a backboard left to do and thats about it. I cannot recommend Vintage Coin Op Restorations enough

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    #27 3 years ago

    Stunningly beautiful! Congrats!

    #28 3 years ago

    Very nice. Hopefully it will be going to shows for others to apprecieate.

    #29 3 years ago
    Quoted from snyper2099:

    Very nice. Hopefully it will be going to shows for others to apprecieate.

    You can come see and play it at the History Of Pinball Booth at Texas Pinball Festival 2019

    #30 3 years ago
    Quoted from way2wyrd:

    You can come see and play it at the History Of Pinball Booth at Texas Pinball Festival 2019

    This is bonkers in the best way! See you there, Jeff!

    1 month later
    #31 3 years ago

    The Final Video! Come play this baby at TPF 2019!

    #32 3 years ago

    Great work

    #33 3 years ago

    Oh.

    My.

    Glorb.

    Jeff, THANK YOU for bringing this to TPF 2019. You are a saint among men.

    #34 3 years ago

    I prefer a demon among demi gods but point taken

    #35 3 years ago

    Jeff, congratulations on a stunningly beautiful game - the restoration has been fun to follow along, and I am excited to play a few games on it and the other Rock-olas at TPF.

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    #36 2 years ago

    Its coming home.

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    #37 2 years ago

    Hi Jeff,
    We've shared info about Mike Hasanov and Vintage Coin Op previously. As mentioned, I've dealt with him over the years. He is the best and I'm blown away at how nice your Army Navy came out. Best of luck with it.

    Unrelated to this thread, but related to Mike, is a Stoner candy machine restoration that I just received from him prior to Chicagoland. As you know, every detail is addressed!

    Happy Thanksgiving
    Joel

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    #39 2 years ago

    We made it home safe and sound.

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    #40 2 years ago

    Wow, that’s AWESOME!!! Go Navy!! Beat Army!!

    -Vaughn
    USNA ‘98

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    #41 2 years ago

    Wow great read. My wife and I played this at tpf. How rare is this game? Also what’s the value? Just in case I come I across one I would love to own one someday

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