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Spirit of 76 two in one restoration

Discussion in 'Projects & Mods' started by John Price, Apr 3, 2021.

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    I've got 2 spirit of 76s in mediocre condition. Machine #08891 is working, has LED GI, a poor main cabinet, not bad backglass, good playfield plastic & head cabinet. Machine #12013 is not working, has good main cabinet, perfect backglass, poor playfield plastic & head cabinet. I already bought a new playfield plastic set, posts, light shields & drop targets. I am going to take the best components of each game to create one near perfect game & one ok game that is structurally unsound. Let it begin...
     

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    Old, sick & dirty playfield. We have the cure. Pre-Op Playfield.JPG
     
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    Not going to have a game that could fall off its feet. Have done this more times than I can count.
     

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    Did the backglass swap out. Good glass looks awesome, backlit areas are perfect however the upper central area with the rubber foam have the usual show through problem. Old backglass is not too bad, the usual red fade and minor flaking in some reds & blues, I would rate it about a 8.5. Replaced disintegrated rubber on retaining brackets with felt pads. No rattle for me. Will post pics of backglass front when LED conversion is fully completed. Backglass Retainer Brackets.JPG Reverse Backglass.JPG Reverse Backglass.JPG complete.
     
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    Did the bottom board swap out. Found a glitch in the good cabinet with the coin door start switch, a bad contact point. I think it will be much easier to get the old board running now. Old cabinet is in rough shape, not sure how to add structural reinforcement. The sticker is from 1975, just before New Way moved to Kipling. Talk about a blast from the past! The work continues.
     

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    Head is complete with good backglass & LED upgrade. Next up; playfield rebuild. If what I do interests you please hit the like so I know someone is watching. Thanks.
     

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    New drop targets installed. Bottom half of playfield cleaned. Top half & star rollovers to come.
     
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