In Progress Bally Space Invaders

Sep 17, 2017
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Ok so I came across this little gem! when I was speaking to a fellow in Instagram about his one he pictured,

turns out he had a spares machine that basically wasn't used!

so I picked it up got home and took a few snaps!
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and note back glass is in very nice condition too :thumbs:
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so it needs a new transformer and rec board (on the way) before I can see what else may be needed so I decided to start stripping the playfield down and seeing what needs doing on there

so I got the tools out and got to work striping and bagging.

but as is the case with myself I couldn't help get the nova polish out and see what the playfield was like under the dirt!

here's a little before and after of the top of the shooter lane:
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came up quite well! so enough messing around lets get her stripped!

here's the plastics off and a look at the playfield

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playfield is in pretty good condition, just a few corners of Mylar lifting, but unfortunately the plastics are mostly junk very heat warped along with the pop caps and 50 caps!

ok so I push on, removing everything I can until the playfield has all of the posts removed an only the pop bumpers and 50s remain,

tadarrr…..
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aannd coffee time ;)

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ok so now its all stripped here's a closer look at the worst sections

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just realy around those ''when lit'' inserts
everything else is grate!

so I decide to remove the Mylar using the upside down air duster can to freeze!
no pitures of this prosses for obvious reasons,
but here she is with it removed! the glue removed! also there is a picture of the stuff I got from our local pound shop that worked wonders on the glue!!!!

20181117_150455.jpg now i will admit i took some paint off around the 4x 5x 25 inserts but not all the white you can see it removed paint! ill have a go at touching these areas up later but all went well imo!

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20181117_171650.jpg this is all Mylar removed and cleaned up with nova polish 2 and 3

ok so now its reassembly time!
as I reaseble everything gets a good polish or a scrub with soapy water!

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ok so heres a look at the condition of those plastics :eek:
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obviously a new set is needed , most local place iv found so far is the usa! so I suppose I'll try get a few bits and get my moneys worth in the postage! £80! o_O

and here's a picture of everything back on for the sake of completeness and so I don't lose any screws! haha

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great so that's how far I got on my Saturday! :D

so here's a little list of the things I still need to do :-

- replace full plastic set
- fit new transformer and rec board
- rubber kit
- 4x 50 bumper caps
- 3x pop bumper caps
- 2x little metal posts with the little rubber around on the out lane
- bulbs/led's
- new legs
- shooter rod springs
- head bolts

and probably a lot more once I can power her up! :D

so I hope to put my progress on here so keep your eyes peeled!

and thankyou for reading this far :thumbs:

Oliver
 

carl lawrence

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You can straighten them plastic's you know , I tend to use the hair dryer method myself , there is a fish takes shop log on here ( by me;) ) some where when I straighten the plastic's on that machine !!

If you have already ordered a new set form CPR who makes these sets unfortunately a lot of people had to tweak the top two plastic's including me too!

If you are going to torch up the art work drop a pm to @chris platt , he has fantastically restored mine back to its former glory !
Shameless plug again :p I too have a shop log in progress , just the cabinet still to do !! :rofl:
 
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Clioryder
Sep 17, 2017
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North Yorkshire
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You can straighten them plastic's you know , I tend to use the hair dryer method myself , there is a fish takes shop log on here ( by me;) ) some where when I straighten the plastic's on that machine !!

If you have already ordered a new set form CPR who makes these sets unfortunately a lot of people had to tweak the top two plastic's including me too!

If you are going to torch up the art work drop a pm to @chris platt , he has fantastically restored mine back to its former glory !
Shameless plug again :p I too have a shop log in progress , just the cabinet still to do !! :rofl:
yeah im going to order new ones anyway as the top left is in 5 peaces as well as the center bonus multiplyer bit and left bumper I may as well get new ones as they are a feature on the game that would make it look a thousand times better with new,

honestly id like to have a little go myself, its only very small sections and id like to learn myself tbh, handy skill to learn and I wasn't too bad at painting miniatures in the past haha
 
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Sep 17, 2017
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Hello all!!:wave:
just a quick update!:clap:

I have receved a set of rubbers and some legs from pinball heaven (www.pinball.co.uk) I receved them super quick by the way!
so I got up on its own legs and fitted the ring kit!

curiously though, labed on the bag or rigs 10x 5/16'' and i needed 13 for my machine.. also I needed 3x the little ones for the metal post's which weren't on his list on the bag , im assuming the posts where added buy a operator rather than from factory? no worries tho as I had spares from by bop !

so here's few snaps :cool:

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I have also receved a rec board for the power supply curtesy of CoinOp King :thumbs:

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Just waiting on the transformer to arrive!! and I can get that buttoned up!

in the mean time! I have just bought a range of LED'S from www.pinball-led.co.uk using our 10% discount code! cheers guys!!
I also got a few more purple's to try on the bop crown!

Now while I'm waiting for my transformer to arrive I'm going to test as much on the boards as I can with my multi meter over the weekend!

cheers for reading guys!
Oliver :)
 
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