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Williams Congo Restoration by Mike Willett


By Mikespinball

4 months ago



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#1 4 months ago

Hello Pinsiders!

Thought I would share my latest full restoration with you all. Just recently finished a full restoration of my Williams Congo pinball machine. Machine was completely stripped installing new cabinet art work along with detailing and repairs to the playfield and clear coating. I did many mods to this machine including adding 16+ more LED lights to the back board display, home made clear plastic volcano back playfield (back lit) board, power coating to the ramps (green), cabinet rails and legs (black), modified lower inner lane plastics (they are from IJ pinball machine - new bought, they look better then the sticker that's offered out there), airplane mod, unique home made under lit strobing volcano mod/LED's along with some other mod/LED's. The machine turned out and looks/plays great! Take a look and let me know what you think!

Mike J Willett

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#2 4 months ago

Working on my Congo now but I have a long way to go compared to yours ...

Looks amazing!

#3 4 months ago

What bulbs did you use for the lower playfield? Is that purple? The green letters really pop.

#4 4 months ago

I used Cointaker's super bright LEDs. The lower playfield has frosted purple and pink LEDs.

#5 4 months ago

Nice backboard,I want it on mine now

#6 4 months ago

You sir are talented... nice.

#7 4 months ago

Beautiful. Well done.

#8 4 months ago

Looks really good, except the color gi.

#9 4 months ago

Beautiful job on that, I really like that lit backboard. I was thinking of doing something like that for my Jackbot.

#10 4 months ago

Great work!

I just posted this in the Congo owners thread too:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/congo-club-owners-only/page/40#post-4719689

#11 4 months ago

Nice work- it looks amazing.

#12 4 months ago

very nice, backboard is killer, but I gotta agree on the colored gi's. the blue amy and purple pop bumpers gotta go.... otherwise beautiful

#13 4 months ago

Looks awesome

#14 4 months ago
Quoted from ccbiggsoo7:

very nice, backboard is killer, but I gotta agree on the colored gi's. the blue amy and purple pop bumpers gotta go.... otherwise beautiful

try blue in the pops and Amy purple

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#15 3 months ago

Is it for sale?

#16 3 months ago
Quoted from freddy:

try blue in the pops and Amy purple [quoted image]

a little better. but not much!

#17 3 months ago

Wow! That volcano ! Stunning

#18 3 months ago

Very nice work. But I agree. Congo is not a blue and purple pin.

The red in the volcano pops!

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