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Whitewater Restoration – Part 73

I’m quite sure there hasn’t been 72 other updates to this saga, but there should have been.

For those not following along, I’ve been restoring a Williams Whitewater pinball machine for months.  I started tearing it apart in February and spent the spring restoring and rebuilding the playfield.  I spent the summer months restoring and redecaling the cabinet.  During the fall, I’ve been reassembling.

I could go faster – but with a new addition to the family midway through the restoration – whaddya gonna do?

I made a major push forward over the past couple of weeks and am finally within sight of the end.  Over the weekend, I put it back on its legs, reattached the head, reinstalled the topper, and started restoring the lightboard behind the translite.

I’m down to three major tasks:

  • Reinstall the playfield
  • Reassemble the lightboard
  • Clean and reassemble the Speaker/Display panel

I think that with some luck, I’m within a week of completion.

Here’s how it looks as of yesterday – Sunday, the 19th of October:

Back on its feet again

Back on its feet again

For gruesome restoration detail.. here are the rest of my pictures: Whitewater Restoration

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