Fish Tales Pinball – Williams 1992 Collector Quality Restoration

$8,055.06 USD

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Fish Tales pinball, produced by Williams in 1992.

UPDATE:  May.21/23–This pin is now fully restored to collector quality, and playing 100%.

It is offered here for sale.

See 3-stage restoration progress updates under the “Restoration Blog” link.

Note: before photos are attached at the end of the photo gallery.


Ladies and gentleman, here is a true classic pinball. Huge hit back in 1992 and still is!

The asking price is based on the pin being refurbished to “Collectors 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:

Cabinet will be stripped, and sanded down to wood. All body repairs will be completed, then unit will be primed, then block sanded with 1000 grit.

The base coat will then be applied. Once dry, a new set of top quality decals will be laid down, with cut-outs around the legs, and edges, which will prevent future decal rippling.

All the metal will be sandblasted, and powder coated; I’m thinking Forest Green, but if your ordering the pin, choose your own color.

The playfield will be stripped bare, topside and underside. Then a new CPR Silver rated playfield will be installed, as the existing one has a bad case of rising inserts.

All the electronics will be updated, and many old connectors, and capacitors changed, so the unit is reliable.

All playfield metal parts, such as posts, will be polished in a tumbler with a special medium, for over 1 week; end result, they will look new.

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

A new playfield plastic set, new criss cross ramp, and a new topper cover will be installed.

New LED dot matrix player score display will be installed, making the high voltage generation section obsolete, greatly improving reliability.

All #47 & #555 bulbs will be changed to color matching 2-SMD frosted, high intensity House 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.

A new sheet of tempered playfield glass will be installed.

Basically, everything you read about under “The Restoration Process”, which is broken into 3 parts (Board Sets-Playfield-Cabinet) will be done to this pin.

Notable Features: Flippers (2), Criss-cross Ramps (2), Rollunder spinner (1), Multiball, Captive ball, Autoplunger (shaped like a fishing rod), ball-launching catapult next to the rotary reel lock.

Production: 13,640 units.

Player Reviews Here: ipdb

All pricing is subject to change, due to Trudeau Carbon Tax inflation, exchange rate fluctuations.

Call 306-955-6636 to inquire.

Additional information

Weight160 kg
Dimensions110 × 110 × 156 cm


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