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Offline Strangeways

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The Addams Family - High End Restoration
« on: December 29, 2017, 07:44:15 PM »
This project was started around 2 years ago. It was simply a case of an existing customer, who had one request - "I want the best possible Addams Family Machine. Whatever the costs, and however long it takes are not the priority".

So there's no "condition report" to add here. Objective sounds easy enough. Challenge accepted !

During discussions, we used the T2 Cabinet Tim and Stu restored as a reference point. The remark at the time was "I want it to look BETTER". Okay, that's not going to be easy.. So the next level up is a new cabinet from HRP. That was the baseline. Then there was the playfield. CPR or original restored. His choice was "restored original", based on Tim's effort with another project I'm doing and the T2 and Star Wars "Dark side".

Everything else = New, repro or custom mods.

Step 1 - Call Tim and have a cabinet made - to the highest standard.

Step 2 - Pick out ANY Addams Family that I have in stock and start planning and restoring !

So here is a plain old Addams Family that will be the restored game ;

Cabinet - Left side is not that good.

Playfield - We won't be using this one. Tim already has one of my TAF playfields which is nearing completion - so that will be used. The one in this game will be stripped and sent to Tim for the next Addams that I restore that a customer requests an original playfield.

Just a little bit of magnet burn !

I get asked a lot about where I store stripped parts, and how do I organize storage. I use these large bunnings bins that hold just about everything. They slide under the machine, or under one of the benches until I need to access the parts.

Here is the stripped cabinet, that won't be used for this resto, but it is going straight to Tim for a complete cabinet restoration with new decals for the other Addams I'm going to start soon !

Some VERY tired and worn mechs..

Lets just install a decal on the bookcase assy..

.. to cover the fibreglass repairs..

Enough of the ugliness !

Here is the cabinet, propped up and ready to assemble !

Updates will be rolling along with some other games started quite some time ago that I WILL update in the next few days..

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Re: The Addams Family - High End Restoration
« Reply #1 on: December 30, 2017, 06:17:30 AM »
Can’t say no to a no time limit or budget restore just do what you do best without all the stress

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Re: The Addams Family - High End Restoration
« Reply #2 on: December 30, 2017, 12:54:43 PM »
Hell yeah! Looking forward to seeing this one unfold Nino.