Hardbody is Going Home

Shop Notes

We just finished a full shop job on this great pinball machine – a Bally Hardbody! This machine is the only machine endorsed by Rachel McLish, the first Ms. Olympia.┬áCheck it out!

hardbody1

Bally came out with Hardbody in 1987, at the height of the fitness craze of the ’80s, and produced around 2,000 machines. (IPDB)

hardbody2

We’ve given this one a full shop job, pulling everything off the playfield to be polished, washed, tumbled, buffed, or otherwise cleaned.

hardbody3

The upper playfield is aglow with the LEDs we installed. This machine has LEDs for its inserts, GI, and flashers.

hardbody4

Check out the ramps to the upper level!

hardbody5

The game comes with these factory-installed mirror blades. As far as we know this was the first and only game to come with them.

hardbody6

The cabinet is in great shape, with little to no fade.

hardbody7

You can see Ms. McLish in the backglass. In addition to her body-building accolades, she garnered starring roles in such big-screen hits as Getting Physical, and Aces: Iron Eagle III.

hardbody8

Enjoy your game, Jordan! But don’t work too hard.