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For sale: Spring Break

Added: 2021-12-07 Ended: January 5th, 2022
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

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$ 3,808 (OBO)

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Item description

I'm trying to pair down from 5 machines to 4. I'm listing 3 machines that I have fully restored, hoping to sell 2 so I can bring in another. I'm including the full BOM for the restoration to show what went into it.

For sale is a fully restored 1987 Gottlieb Spring Break with 4 ball multiball. The theming screams 1980s with its use of Spuds McKenzie (which Gottlieb was sued for), big 80s hair, as well as elements of Florida, including gators with one holding a "Fun in Florida" book. This will appeal to someone with a love for 80s memorabilia or wants to relive their 80s spring break adventures.

This machine has been fully gone through. The playfield has been stripped, touched up, inserts leveled, and had a new 2 part automotive clear coat applied to keep the playfield shiny and protected for years to come. The cabinet has been stripped down, dents filled, sanded, and completely repainted. Custom stencils were created by Jeff "The Pinball Pimp" Miller, and the results look great.
Additionally the following was replaced:
- NOS translight from Mayfair Amusements.
- NOS score multiplier plastic from Steve Young
- New yellow T molding was added.
- The fluorescent tube light has been converted to LED and ballast has been removed.
- All playfield lighting including flash lamps have been replaced with LEDs
- LED trough light was added.
- New translucent purple ramp from Ramp-o-Matic.
- NOS apron from Steve Young. *Note the original 'card holder' is purple and yellow, while this is red and yellow. This fits the game and cabinet color scheme so I chose to use it in place of the rusted original*
- New LED alphanumeric score display with larger digits. No more high voltage.
- NVRAM added.
- New leg bolts, pin gulp and levelers
- New T304 stainless steel ball guides fabricated to replace originals that were rusting and missing plating.
- Failed driver board transistors replaced.
- New flipper coils and coil rebuild kits (EOS switches, upper and lower bushings, coil stops, return springs)
- New eject, upper and lower launcher, and pop bumper coils.
- All recommended System 80B ground mods completed.
- Main board Service performed by Coin-Op Cauldron

There is one broken plastic behind the right drop target set. This appears to be broken on almost every Spring Break I can find a picture of. I added a color matched lexan fender watcher to help hide this and protect from future damage. Additionally the original locking tab for the head was missing, and a replacement was unobtainable. I fabricated a replacement that holds the glass in place but is slightly too short, but it can still be lifted and removed with some effort without unlocking it.

Complete restoration thread here:

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Wesley Chapel, FL, US


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