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The Addams Family Pinball Restoration

Another pinball to restore, this time The Addams Family I found almost abandoned in a house of a known person. I will not tell you how much it cost me, but it was cheaper than some Gottlieb crap out there xD

The Addams Family Pinball is a Bally’s machine with WPC system, launched in 1992 and based on the film of the same name premiered a year earlier in 1991 with actors like Christopher Lloyd from Back to the Future, Raul Julia from the crappy Street Fighter The Movie, among others. According to the ipdb.org information, 20.270 units (confirmed) of this machine were produced. It’s a lot of machines, but even so it has a reasonable market value.

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For the first look, the pinball was in very bad shape, legs full of rust, the cabinet was all scratched and very dirty.

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But the worst was yet to come… The playfield was completely wear out in the flippers and slingshots area.

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There was a lot of crap in these playfields…

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These beautiful decals that I printed in a local store.

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The old decals were taken off with a hot air gun and made common repairs in a cabinet that has had many years of use.

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After repairing all damaged areas of the playfield is time to redo the drawings and fix some black lines of the insert lights.

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… and to finish all this work, we will seal with clearcoat.

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This is an image that compares the “old” with “new” in the left picture can see the wear marks on the playfield, and on the right the restoration of these areas already with the clearcoat applied.

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A part of the cabinet … the hassle of sanding the entire cabinet … but it is a necessary work,  because the next step is painting.

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Application of new decals …

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I’ve created some artwork for the sideboards, a “Thing” box and Bookcase, that you can see applied in the next images

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For me the most exciting part of the restoration of a pinball is the assembly. It is here that we begin to see everything taking shape and we begin to visualize the end result of all the hard work

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It looks very good 😀

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Look at the aspect of this ramp before and after being thoroughly cleaned and flame polished.

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With the assembly almost completed, I can only leave you with photos of this restoration result. I hope you enjoy it.

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There is a video too 😀

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Virtual Pinball Restoration

This is the restoration of my first Virtual Pinball. The system was already installed and running, I only dealt with the aesthetic part and organizing some wiring. This system runs Future Pinball, Visual Pinball, PinballFX and PinballFX2. This project was done in a cabinet of a Pinball 2000, perhaps a Revenge from Mars or Star Wars,  but I don’t have the detail of the history of this cabinet.

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I did the same treatment that I normally do in other cabinets, leaving it ready to apply the new decals. This horrendous cabinet certainly deserved a good restoration 😀

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These are some decals that I designed specifically for this machine

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After the assembly of some more new decals and components, the look is much more interesting

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I chose to put a new t-molding in chrome, some iluminated flipper buttons and a blue LED mod under the cabinet.

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This is a machine that works with a coin door with a  timer. I replaced the timer position at the door for a more visible position in the glass next to lockbar.

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I’ve also put a beautiful fan illuminated in blue on the rear of the cabinet to make the PC system’s ventilation.

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Take a look at this simple video I’ve made. I hope you enjoy it!

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