Volcano Pinball – Gottlieb 1981

$4,498.00$8,999.00 CAD


Volcano pinball, produced by Gottlieb in 1981.

It’s gonna blow! Eruption.

Full of features for a 1981 such as 3-ball multiball, speech, changing angle skill shot, and a 4-hole upper right mini skeeball playfield.

This is a Star-80’s Series” wide-body pinball, measuring 25-1/2″ wide, and 55″ tall.

Purchase it as is, as pictured, complete, but unrestored, as a project.

Consider it partial, or non-working.

I point out that the kickout entrance is blocked with a rubber, so there is a known issue there.

Choose restored and the following work will be completed.

This pin will receive a 2 stage restoration, playfield, and board sets only.

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:

The cabinet on this example of volcano is in very good++ condition, therefore, it will receive a few minor paint touch-ups, then 4 passes of acrylic enamel clear coat which will give in the wet shine look; and protect it against light scratches.

All the cabinet metal will be sandblasted, and powder coated; in a color(s) of your choosing.

The playfield will be stripped bare, cleaned, minor touch-ups completed, then receive 4 layers of 2-part automotive clear coat. Then it will be protected from wear for life.

All the electronics will be updated, and many old connectors, and capacitors changed, so the unit is reliable. On Gottlieb, I always, always change each wire terminal in the edge connectors.

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.

All #47 & #555 bulbs will be changed to color matching 2-SMD frosted, high intensity “Absolute” 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 current backglass rates a 9 and will remain, but it will be cleaned, display area taped off, and sealed with 4 passes of acrylic enamel clear coat to prevent any future degradation

Basically, 2-steps you can read about under “The Restoration Process”, (which is broken down into 3-parts) Board Sets, & Playfield will be applied to this pin. As stated above the original cabinet paint job will receive minor touch-ups, then sealed with 4 layers of acrylic enamel clear coat.

Notable Features:Flippers (3), Pop bumpers (4), Kick-out holes (2), 5-bank drop targets (2), Kick target (1). Right inlane ball return gate. Left outlane kickback. Shooter lane has moving guide to vary direction of propelled ball. 4-hole skee-ball in upper right playfield. Multiball.

Production: 3,655 units

Player Reviews Here:ipdb

Follow: “Absolute Pinball” above, under the “Restoration Blog” link, to see what pinball’s are currently being restored.

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

Call 306-955-6636 to inquire.

Additional information

Weight175 kg
Dimensions110 × 110 × 154 cm

As Is, Restored


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