Skateball Restoration – Part 1 – First Look

I found this pinball machine in the largest personal garage I have ever seen. Three bay doors, 20+ foot ceilings, it was larger than my house. Behind the boat was Skateball.

I was told it didn’t work, and sure enough it didn’t. A little fiddling and I got it to power up. A little more fiddling and I got a game started. The GI was out, but almost everything else worked (a few switches aren’t registering). The playfield has some worn parts but most is in good shape. Cabinet needs some attention. The plastics are good and the backglass is in excellent condition – and really, the backglass on this pinball machine is the most important part.