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WhirlWind
Superb Collector Quality   Feb., 2005

(Photos & text shown are from the actual eBay auction done at the time of the restoration)

 



You won't find a nicer game anywhere!!






Alphanumeric displays are nice and bright with no missing segments.

WHIRLWIND

Up for auction is one very nice Whirlwind pinball machine, restored to as close to "Factory Fresh" as we could possibly make it.

We started off with a nice game to begin with, as this one has been in a collector's home for many years, and had all the original boards, with just one broken drop-target plastic. The cabinet had also been previously restored (~1999) with the correct color-matching blue, with no major gouges, etc.

We completely disassembled the game and began the restoration process. The playfield mylar was removed, the inserts were leveled and re-glued, then the playfield outholes were repaired. Next, the bright playfield colors were repainted using both the airbrush and hand-painting. Over 20 hours was spent on the playfield touchup alone. Finally, the playfield was clear-coated to a hard high-gloss finish that will protect the playfield for many years to come. (see photos)

All metal parts were cleaned and machine-polished and all the metal ball guides were re-grained. All bulbs and rubbers replaced. All Pop Bumpers and Flippers rebuilt. All fixed targets are new as well. New target and spinning disc decals.

The cabinet/backbox needed just a few touchups. The Topper was repainted and new decals installed. Included with the game are new legs/levelers/bolts as well as a new manual and locks/keys.

The game was tested - functions perfectly with no errors, and plays very fast! 30-day warranty on all electronic boards.





Close up of Shooter and lockdown bar.



Apron and lockdown bar bracket.



All new fixed targets, target decals and spinning disc decals.



Beautiful clear-coated playfield with no sinking around inserts.



Shooter lane needed no repairs and looks new.



New insert decals installed on all lower playfield inserts.



All ramps are nice and clear! All Pop Bumpers rebuilt.



Cellar outholes after repairs and Cliffy Protectors installed.



All new targets, plus all metal parts & guides polished.



The SW insert has some hazing under the insert decal but shows fine when lit.



This game is just Super Nice ... and fun to play too!!



Protectors installed under drop target plastic and in other areas.



Ramp entrance showing Cliffy's Ramp Protector installed.
Ramp had the usual cracks which were repaired. (hidden behind the protector)



This game looks about as new as you can get!!



It would be extremely difficult to find a Whirlwind in better condition than this one!



Playfield Underside and Cabinet insides meticulously cleaned!







All boards are in exceptional condition (matching serial numbers)
with no shoddy repair jobs or battery acid damage.



GI Connector re-built with heavy-duty pins.







No security Drill Holes!!




 

Cabinet is in excellent condition!

 







Super NICE!!
 

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