Gilligan Never Looked so Good!

We just finished a full restoration on this Gilligan’s Island pinball machine. This game got a new playfield, new cabinet stencils, tons of custom touches, full LEDs, powdercoating, and more. Check out how beautiful it looks!

Bally came out with Gilligan’s Island in 1991, and produced around 4,100 of the games. (IPDB)
This game had been on our restoration list for a while, and we were excited when we could finally clear out space to get her done.
First thing we did was sand down the cabinet to remove all traces of the previous art. Then we applied the new stencils.
Then came the playfield swap. We’d already pulled the old one out of the game and we swapped everything over to the new one while we finished the cabinet.
We also cleaned everything or replaced it with new as it went on the new playfield. Here’s a closer look at how beautiful it came out!
We installed Cointaker LEDs throughout.
Our customer wanted to make the wireform rails look like bamboo, so we had them powdercoated light brown, then hand-painted the bamboo accents.
Our customer also found these great palm trees that he thought would add to the look of the machine. So we cut them to size and added them to the game as well.
Did you notice those sweet art blades too? Also Super Bands, color-coded post sleeves, Cliffys, and more.
Enjoy the game, Bill! We had fun making it look so cool!