The Bikini did not look too bad, but....

The Bikini did not look too bad, but....

The front was not really too bad and could be saved

The front was not really too bad and could be saved

The right side panel was rotton through and parts were missing

The right side panel was rotton through and parts were missing

The rear of the cabinet was really bad

The rear of the cabinet was really bad

The front is allways the first impression

The front is allways the first impression

The new frontbar made with help of Coos specialties

The new frontbar made with help of Coos specialties

The head has been done, the cabinet needs another layer

The head has been done, the cabinet needs another layer

The Control Unit is the first to dismantle

The Control Unit is the first to dismantle

The white board is in pieces

The white board is in pieces

All units are done very carefully

All units are done very carefully

The dismantled units are cleaned thoroughly

The dismantled units are cleaned thoroughly

The backdoor is the last part to be done

The backdoor is the last part to be done

Ed instructs which parts allways gives him an headache

Ed instructs which parts allways gives him an headache

The Bikini is powered for the first time by Ed and Coos.

The Bikini is powered for the first time by Ed and Coos.

Nearly 50 years old, but looking new after Ed's treatment

Nearly 50 years old, but looking new after Ed's treatment

The backdoor is looking new again

The backdoor is looking new again

One Bikini ready, still one to go

One Bikini ready, still one to go

Edward playing the Bikini the first time in Mechelen 2009

Edward playing the Bikini the first time in Mechelen 2009

Coos explains the Bikini

Coos explains the Bikini

New owner Edward, the Bingowizzard, Bingobeast and Cederman

New owner Edward, the Bingowizzard, Bingobeast and Cederman

People are queuing to play the new Bikini. On the right a Golden Gate with a new made Silver Sails backglass

People are queuing to play the new Bikini. On the right a Golden Gate with a new made Silver Sails backglass

Ready for shipment to the UK

Ready for shipment to the UK



The Bally Bikini is a bingo with the feature of futurity games. Two or three balls in the orange sector will give you a new (free) game. The higher the green scores, the better (higher scores and more features) is the new (free) game. But it is possible in the Bikini to save these games and Bally called this the futurity game. It is a great bingo for home use.
After the restoration of the Bikini, there was another Bikini waiting in the workshop. This bingo will  also find a new owner in the UK. Fortunately was the cabinet of this Bikini much better, but of course there is always something different. The front bar of this Bikini was missing, but with help of Coos a new bar has been made and as usual Ed will do the technical job. However this technical restoration took more time than usually. The inside of the cabinet and the backside of the whiteboard with the Magic Screen was no problem for the Bingowizzard, but many items of the backdoor were changed in the past. Many loose wires, (the managers did their upmost to reduce the chances of player and to increase their own profit) and some hidden problems in the wiring, did Ed challenge to use all his bingo skills. Finally the Bikini surrendered and it played like new again. As Ed sighed, it was hard work and a challenge, but I am satisfied with the result.
Restorations