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Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« on: December 21, 2017, 07:31:21 PM »
I have been looking for a Williams 1980 Blackout for a few years ..

With 7050 units made it should of not been a hard search.

I was wrong as this did not come here to Australia.


This is a massive project

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2017, 07:49:46 PM »
I had some concerns as the cabinet was painted hammer tone green and grey

There as no cabinet stencils for this pin

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #2 on: December 22, 2017, 02:25:54 PM »
Playfield is in great condition as it has full Mylar
plastics are good .


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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2017, 02:31:10 PM »
I have stripped playfield of parts.
Bagged and tagged most bits.

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2017, 03:44:31 PM »
With the playfield stripped of parts .

took the chance to remove the Mylar.

 

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2017, 07:47:49 PM »
An interesting project that will keep you busy for quite some time. A rare title, which I'm lucky enough to have in my collection. If you need photos to create stencils, just let me know. My cabinet is very good, just needs a new backglass.

The key to this project is to not become overwhelmed. Work on different stages over time. Even if it become difficult, walk away and return to the game another day. The end product is a rare and interesting title.
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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #6 on: December 23, 2017, 09:29:19 AM »
Looks like a nice playfield Dave . Will watch your progress . Have fun with the resto
I need more room ! and more $$$

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #7 on: December 23, 2017, 10:41:32 AM »
interesting looking game
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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #8 on: December 23, 2017, 05:09:12 PM »
An interesting project that will keep you busy for quite some time. A rare title, which I'm lucky enough to have in my collection. If you need photos to create stencils, just let me know. My cabinet is very good, just needs a new backglass.

The key to this project is to not become overwhelmed. Work on different stages over time. Even if it become difficult, walk away and return to the game another day. The end product is a rare and interesting title.

Thank Mate ,
I do chop and change from project to project and unfortunately i have projects that are in pieces ..
But i have sourced the parts that are needed so there is no real rush to complete them atm.

I really want to get this one done as it is different need to get it finished  before April as i need to have it in the line up for the comp..
everyone has played a Gorgar , Flash and Firepower .

I have removed paint from blackout cabinet..

I think i got lucky as artwork has good colour
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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2017, 05:27:06 PM »
Looks like a nice playfield Dave . Will watch your progress . Have fun with the resto

Thanks Dave ,

I wasn't going to do a restore thread ..

Prefer to do thing's in the background but you must of changed my mind after seeing your thread !  @.@
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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2017, 05:58:00 PM »
To give some info on how i acquired this pinball..

I had a blackout pinball lined up and unfortunately it was withdrawn from sale .
As i am on the road for most of the year i allways ask everyone about pinball's.

For a year or more i have been looking for one .

My work mates and i dropped in to a pinball dealer to have a look at some games
and i asked the owner have you got a blackout pinball and he said yes i was shocked ..

He gave me a price and i said i would think about it.
So the next week i was down in the area i had a better look at it and after a lot of negotiation we worked out a price .

I was going to buy it as i had already purchased a backglass a i thought the other one was coming.

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2017, 06:06:10 PM »
Purchased parts and a Manuel as there is no download for one ..

Will scan Manuel if you haven't got one Nino  @Strangeways

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #12 on: December 27, 2017, 04:40:15 PM »
Just a small update ..
Finally removed the glue from the playfield .
Was just using Isocol and flour and it was taking hours

I got some De-Solv-it and with flour and using a old credit card the glue was easier removed

 

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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #13 on: December 27, 2017, 04:45:25 PM »
After removing the mylar i noticed that most of the inserts were loose

They have cupping and will have to flatten them .

I am unsure on how to do this ?


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Re: Williams Blackout Pinball Project
« Reply #14 on: December 27, 2017, 06:13:42 PM »
An interesting project that will keep you busy for quite some time. A rare title, which I'm lucky enough to have in my collection. If you need photos to create stencils, just let me know. My cabinet is very good, just needs a new backglass.

The key to this project is to not become overwhelmed. Work on different stages over time. Even if it become difficult, walk away and return to the game another day. The end product is a rare and interesting title.

Thank Mate ,
I do chop and change from project to project and unfortunately i have projects that are in pieces ..
But i have sourced the parts that are needed so there is no real rush to complete them atm.

I really want to get this one done as it is different need to get it finished  before April as i need to have it in the line up for the comp..
everyone has played a Gorgar , Flash and Firepower .

I have removed paint from blackout cabinet..

I think i got lucky as artwork has good colour


You could just wax and buff the cabinet and it will look great !
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