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(Topic ID: 74362)

Waterworld PF swap finished

By izzy

6 years ago

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  • 25 posts
  • 14 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 6 years ago by mrgone
  • Topic is favorited by 2 Pinsiders


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#1 6 years ago

Almost done with the PF swap. Certainly the most complicated one I've done. Bought a NOS PF from PBR and had it clearcoated. New ramp, decals and wave. Added a few mods, Dennis Hopper figure with a spotlight on him, spotlights on lower PF, a spotlight on the Dryland plastic behind wave and led's. Installed and lit up photos to come.
Need assistance installing, still recovering from back surgery. I was able to work on it on my rotisserie.

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#2 6 years ago

Looks great, izzy!

#3 6 years ago

look at that flipper reflection

#4 6 years ago

Just finished and installed the new PF. A few adjustments and it plays great. Of course I didn't do a before photo. It seems I never do, just jump in and get started. Pretty pathetic, considering I'm a commercial photographer and I work on them in my studio. Some day.

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#5 6 years ago

Better photo.

final pf 2.jpg
#6 6 years ago

Great to see a non typical game getting a new playfield. Looks nice.

#7 6 years ago

Nice work and dedication! I've played one at a few shows, kinda fun

#8 6 years ago

Nice work, looking foreword to see it in person.

#9 6 years ago

Actually it is kinda fun, especially for guy with mostly EM's.

#10 6 years ago

Where did you find a PF for that? I've never seen an extra of those.

#11 6 years ago

Pinball Resource has/had them(?) 6 months ago it was $225 + shipping. I had it clear coated at Steve's recommendation. they are NOS, but some of the insets are slightly raised. He also has a NOS ramp, wave and other parts. Go to his PF page for GTB games.

#12 6 years ago

I am doing the same thing. Mine has wear in the exact same spot as yours. I bought the NOS playfield from PBR and it looked great. I already clear coated it and it is ready to swap. Haven't started yet but I am looking forward to it. I have done several full restores but I have never done a playfield swap. I think it's a fun game that gets panned because nobody liked the movie. But hey, I liked the movie too.

#13 6 years ago

People dismiss it right away because it is a Gottlieb and also because of theme but it is a really fun players game. You also don't see many of them so people who have never even touched one jump on the it sucks wagon. You can't beat $225 for a new pf and nice job getting it all back together.

#14 6 years ago

Love the game and yours looks amazing! Makes me want to post my wanted ad

#15 6 years ago

Also did a custom translite and had a simple Laseriffic topper made (posted earlier this year).

#16 6 years ago

Any pics of the translite?

#18 6 years ago

Looks great. I would love to get some time on Waterworld one day. I know I am in the minority, but I loved the movie.

#19 6 years ago

I tolerated the movie, enjoy the game.

#20 6 years ago

I actually really like mine, but unfortunately I have games that have taken it's spot, so I have to let it go. Underrated game IMO, and you HAVE to watch the movie before playing the pin...

#21 6 years ago

Way to go Izz!! Looks awesome!!!! Can't wait to play it

#22 6 years ago

anytime fattrain. are you back from your trip?

#23 6 years ago

Ya! Just got back today! London was pretty damn fun

#24 6 years ago

I bet it was. We're going to Germany in May. I hear there is a pin museum.

#25 6 years ago

That looks awesome. Nice work izzy.

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