This page is dedicated to documenting my first ground-up restoration of a pinball machine, in this case Space Shuttle by Williams Electronic Games Inc.
Over the course of half a year, I undertook two major jobs – first, replacing the worn-down playfield with a brand new replacement from Classic Playfield Reproductions. Second, I restored the cabinet by re-painting it including using vinyl stencils to do the artwork. It sounds quick and easy when written succinctly like that, but what you see below was about three hundred hours of work for me. Let’s hope I’ve learned something and the next one will be quicker 😉
In case you’re curious, here’s what the game looked like before being restored. Note how the red paint on the cabinet is a light pink shade after having faded away for thirty years!