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Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Honey Badger » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:34 pm

So Kevin aka 4eyes has completed the restoration on my Gottlieb Spirit I picked up in Allentown last year. I have to say he did an amazing job from what it looked like. It plays great and super fast with the clearcoat. Here are just a few sample pictures of the amazing work he did. Thanks Kevin, looking forward to bringing this bad boy home soon.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby ALJO » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:41 pm

WOW! Nice job. did he restore the cabinet as well or was it that nice when you bought the game?

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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby OTTOgd » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:43 pm

Spirit is a great game, imho. So much to shoot for and amazing variety in ball movement.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Honey Badger » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:47 pm

ALJO wrote:WOW! Nice job. did he restore the cabinet as well or was it that nice when you bought the game?


He restored the cab as well!
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby steamfitter » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:51 pm

Very nice
good job

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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby ALJO » Sat Jan 07, 2017 2:52 pm

Honey Badger wrote:
ALJO wrote:WOW! Nice job. did he restore the cabinet as well or was it that nice when you bought the game?


He restored the cab as well!



WOW!
Do you have before pics of the game?
It would be nice to see and compare.

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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby targetlaf » Sat Jan 07, 2017 3:53 pm

very nice machine, congratulations
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Mrhide » Sat Jan 07, 2017 4:29 pm

nice grail :)
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby cait001 » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:33 pm

Daaaaaang!
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby sylvain » Sat Jan 07, 2017 8:49 pm

Impressive, nicely done, great work!

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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Chris Silver » Sat Jan 07, 2017 10:14 pm

The playfield looks absolutely amazing.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby ShootAgain » Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:07 am

Wow! Nice game.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby cdnpinballer » Sun Jan 08, 2017 1:02 pm

Looks super nice! Can't wait to play it!

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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Chnillapoil » Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:22 pm

Congrats ! Very nice game.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby pinhead » Sun Jan 08, 2017 4:16 pm

Nice work Kevin, that is a thing of beauty!
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby tombiosis » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:31 pm

That looks amazing! Nicely done!
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby PinGeorge » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:29 am

Wow, just in this moment i noticed this posting. Amazing job, well done..... congratulations to this fantastic restored game!

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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby TwilightZone » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:59 am

Amazing job, Kevin! Looks incredible! I said it before, I'll say it again. Congrats on the purchase, Jason. I cann't wait to play it.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby 4eyes » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:33 pm

Here's some of the long sad story of the Spirit... It was found in a barn with a tarp over part of it.
These pics don't show how rusted and corroded all the metal was ....Thanks Jason :FP:

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Playfield before, it looked a lot worse in person...
Nice screw through the playfield beside the face
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A little wear around the POP
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The Mylar is in terrible shape and has to come off, the playfield is badly planked so we know we're going to lose paint
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And there goes the paint.
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Airbrush some paint back on.
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Mini Playfield gets mylar removed too
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Sick of painting it, off to the body shop...
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby 4eyes » Mon Jan 09, 2017 2:42 pm

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Pretty nasty
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all cleaned up
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Repairing the cabinet
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Coin door back in
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Start putting it back together
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putting back the fiddly little bits that make it work
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby tinyrodent » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:08 pm

Looks Amazing!! :shock: Jason I hope you don't sell before I get a chance to play. ;)
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby 4eyes » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:19 pm

Jason can't have it back until he beats my high score, so I should have it at least a couple days. :P
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Pinball Junkie » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:18 pm

Played this at Kevs' place. Nice job man! A lot of work. Love the thrill of the way the heart beat speeds up, the longer you keep the ball in play.
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby Honey Badger » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:32 pm

Everyone will get a chance to play it in February as 4eyes will be hosting OPL that month!
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Re: Gottlieb Spirit

Postby cait001 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 6:21 pm

Nice work, 4eyes!
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