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