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WeatherbyMAG's Bally & Stern Restoration Blog

By WeatherbyMAG

8 months ago


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    #201 6 days ago

    I seem to be on a display board kick lately, so figured I'd work on the one for STARS while I'm at it.

    Some D bag took a grinder & opened up the outside edge of most of the front socket holes I assume to give them more access for getting to the bulbs with their fingers.... So that will all have to be fixed.

    The last Stars I restored had a nice wood display board, this one has cheap particle board. Interesting to see the variations of build even on same game.

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    #202 6 days ago
    Quoted from TheLaw:

    You may be keeping the 4" zip tie factory in business

    I do like my zip ties LOL. Just bought 2 more bags last week. I actually buy bags of 800 from Lowes. They used to be like $13 a bag which was cheapest I could find them for anywhere, the other day they were almost $20. You can find cheaper ones elsewhere but I've found over the years you get what you pay for on zip ties. The ultra cheap ones sometimes just rip apart when being pulled tight. These ones I will get 800 good ones out of a bag of 800. The cheap ones about 1/3 of them will be useless.

    #203 6 days ago

    Got the STARS cabinet sanded down & bottom removed. This was actually a pretty decent "players" condition game that the owner paid pretty good $ for. Had really nice non faded cab paint etc, but even on a "nice" players game, once you tear into them, the true condition shows through.

    Had couple extra large bolt holes bored in the front I assume for some type of coin box lock etc. All sorts of fun stuff to repair. Overall not a bad cabinet to work with, but the wood is a bit soft.

    The factory alignment on the rear of the backbox support where it met the back of the cab was a disaster, so I will straighten that out (no pun intended)

    Fiberglass resin repairs have commenced.

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    #204 6 days ago

    Picked up 1000ct on amazon for $12. Haven't had any break on me but I've only gone thru around 60.

    #205 5 days ago

    Rob's FG getting it's Gold stripes.....

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    #206 5 days ago

    Holy s**t that looks nice. Love it !!

    #207 5 days ago
    Quoted from Flash71:

    Holy s**t that looks nice. Love it !!

    It's OK to post shit. Ryan is not a Morman.

    #208 4 days ago

    Rob's side stripes

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    #209 4 days ago

    And assembled some displays & a new rectifier for my Dracula.

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    #210 3 days ago
    Quoted from WeatherbyMAG:

    Rob's side stripes
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    Yeessssss!!!!

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