Solar Ride Pinball – Gottlieb 1978 Serial #12090

$2,190.35$5,120.58 USD


Solar Ride pinball, produced by Gottlieb in 1979.

Serial #12090

There are two price points on this pin the “As-Is” (lower) is for the do it your self restorer.

The higher price point is based on the pin being refurbished to “High End Player Quality” condition.

The photos in the gallery, at present, show the pin in it’s current condition.

Major work that will be done on this unit as follows:

As described in the “Restoration Process” on this site; this pin will receive two of the three steps. Those being a complete board-set, and playfield restoration.

The cabinet, except for a few paint touch-ups, will be left as is. If this is the PIN FOR YOU, and you want a full Cabinet restoration, it can be done, just be aware the asking price offered here does not include such work.

All the metal will be sandblasted, and powder coated, I’m thinking a candy purple, but if your ordering the pin, choose your own color.

The playfield will be stripped bare, topside and underside. Any old faded, and scratched Mylar coating will be removed, and small finish touch-ups done. Once completed, it will receive four coats of 2-part automotive clear coat.

All the electronics will be updated, and many old connectors, and capacitors changed, so the unit is reliable. I have never tested this game, so I don’t know if the CPU is working. If not, it will arrive with a new aftermarket Ni-Wumpf. On old Gottlieb’s I change each wire terminal, it’s the only way to make them 100% reliable.

All playfield metal posts, and such, will be polished in a tumbler with a special medium, for over 1 week, and the result is they will look new.

All mechanical components will be disassembled, cleaned, and rebuilt to original specifications.

The playfield apron, due to fading will be replaced, or decaled.

All #47 & #555 bulbs will be changed to color matching 2-SMD frosted, high intensity Comet brand. All back box bulbs will usually be cool AKA natural white. Likewise, most all playfield General Illumination (GI) will also be Cool White. Unlike Warm White, which has a red hue, cool white is pure white, and will illuminate the playfield much better.

The existing backglass will have the player display windows taped off, then misted / sealed with acrylic enamel clear to prevent any further degradation. Then Touch-up of the pealing colors will be done, and cleared once more.

Notable Features: Flippers (3), Pop bumpers (3), Kick-out holes (2), 5-bank drop targets (1), Upper right return ball roll under.

Production: 8,800 units.

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All pricing is subject to change, due to exchange rate fluctuations.

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Additional information

Weight160 kg
Dimensions110 × 110 × 154 cm

As Is, Restored


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