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----- Creed of the low end pin man --------------

By dasvis

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    #351 1 year ago

    Not a great deal at $500. Put pretty good considering condition of back glass and playfield, and it worked. Have a few minor issues like a ghost ball kicking out at the and of a game. And the person who put stick on pop protectors on without doing paint touch up first. But happy to join center pop club.

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    #352 1 year ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Not a great deal at $500.

    Yeah - a little too $$ to be considered an LEP buy, but prices are creeping up & it worked.

    I prefer the derelict, neglected beaters as a starting point. - So satisfying to get them running.

    #353 1 year ago

    I keep trying to be a LEP man but after buying them dirt cheap or getting them for free I always end up breaking the rules and making them pretty

    #354 1 year ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    I keep trying to be a LEP man but after buying them dirt cheap or getting them for free I always end up breaking the rules and making them pretty

    That is what I do most of the time. Buy low price derelicts and make the pretty and working. Think really that is what this thread is all about. It isn't how they look and play when you are finished with them, it is how little you pay and how they look and play when you buy them.

    #355 1 year ago

    I haven’t bought an Lep in five months. I used to search CL and FB many times a day, and that’s how I used to find them.

    #356 1 year ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Not a great deal at $500. Put pretty good considering condition of back glass and playfield, and it worked. Have a few minor issues like a ghost ball kicking out at the and of a game. And the person who put stick on pop protectors on without doing paint touch up first. But happy to join center pop club.
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    Cool! I liked my Fan-Tas_tic, but you can't keep them all....

    Not only my first middle pop game, but the first time I ever rebuilt pop bumpers. The "middle" one between the flippers was so weak it barely did anything, so I bit the bullet and followed Steve Kulpa's excellent pop rebuild guide, and that bumper would slam that ball in a circle all the way around and back out the top of the other side - i couldnt WAIT to rebuild the other 3! lol

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    #357 1 year ago

    This time got two for $500. Double Barrel with decent backglass and pf. But terrible cabinet. And Stardust with interesting repairs on backglass but ok overall.

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    #358 1 year ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    This time got two for $500. Double Barrel with decent backglass and pf. But terrible cabinet. And Stardust with interesting repairs on backglass but ok overall.

    Nice. Great graphics on that Double bbl playfield, & easy to duplicate paint scheme on the cab. Good score!

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    #359 1 year ago

    Time to get this thread some life. Still deals to be made. I’ve missed more than I’ve got. Currently working on my $400 LEP Fireball Classic. It’s all there luckily. Ordered $100 in parts. It’ll never be pretty but it should play just fine. Previous owner(s) hacked up some wiring, pulled the mylar, removed plastic decals and it appears repainted then removed the paint on the playfield. It’ll be a player and that’s okay by me.

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    #360 1 year ago

    Scored LEP $350 Drop A Card!

    Needs a little TLC, but is in great shape.

    It has the lockdown bar, just not pictured.

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    #361 1 year ago
    Quoted from ringonu:

    Time to get this thread some life. Still deals to be made. I’ve missed more than I’ve got. Currently working on my $400 LEP Fireball Classic. It’s all there luckily. Ordered $100 in parts. It’ll never be pretty but it should play just fine. Previous owner(s) hacked up some wiring, pulled the mylar, removed plastic decals and it appears repainted then removed the paint on the playfield. It’ll be a player and that’s okay by me.

    Sad it got to that point.

    Just picked up one last week and still going through it, fun game.

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    #362 1 year ago

    Low end pin purchase this month: A Supersonic with a battery damaged MPU.

    I repaired the MPU, installed NVRAM, replaced one borked display, new caps on the solenoid board, installed leds, added resistors to the lamp drivers, touched up the playfield and painted the legs.

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    #363 1 year ago

    $350 and just under a 20 minute drive..

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    #364 1 year ago

    Been awhile since I've posted a LEP buy. They were described as sitting in a basement, not plugged in for years, and 'should work' but might need a little tuning. Dear god they're beautiful. And $60 each.

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    #365 1 year ago

    Holy cow, you win!

    #366 1 year ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    Been awhile since I've posted a LEP buy. They were described as sitting in a basement, not plugged in for years, and 'should work' but might need a little tuning. Dear god they're beautiful. And $60 each.

    Finally a real LEP buy for the short green.
    With all of the postings boasting of $350~450 "LEP" buys, I was wondering if the great deals had all dried up.
    Congrats!

    #367 1 year ago

    Got a free VGC Jungle Princess and a free soda machine from the new owners of a former KOA’s recroom back in the day. Grinned all the way home!

    #368 1 year ago
    Quoted from steve-o:

    Got a free VGC Jungle Princess and a free soda machine from the new owners of a former KOA’s recroom back in the day. Grinned all the way home!

    Free is of course the the holy grail of the LEP man. does not happen often, but when it does it's glorious.

    #369 1 year ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Free is of course the the holy grail of the LEP man. does not happen often, but when it does it's glorious.

    No free yet, but I have given one away.

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    #370 12 months ago

    I think $300 Canadian dollars (220 in your ugly green money) more then qualifies....

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    #371 12 months ago

    Coworker with 3 nonworking pinball games. Basement had flooded but hadn’t gotten up to the cabinets. She just wanted them gone for 3k. Restored all three. Sold the police force and Addams. Still have the cyclone after restoring and playfield swapping it. Best deal I’ll ever come across.

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    #372 11 months ago
    Quoted from statictrance:

    Been awhile since I've posted a LEP buy. They were described as sitting in a basement, not plugged in for years, and 'should work' but might need a little tuning. Dear god they're beautiful. And $60 each.
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    Wow, just wow

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    #373 9 months ago

    Hadn’t seen any recent LEPs so here you go 9 miles from my house. Had to give it a good whip down. I think it’s going to clean up nice.

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    #374 9 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Hadn’t seen any recent LEPs so here you go 9 miles from my house. Had to give it a good whip down. I think it’s going to clean up nice.
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    My first acquisition. Also featured on a sidewalk in Goodfellas.

    Congrats

    #375 9 months ago

    ‘Nuff said

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    #376 9 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    Hadn’t seen any recent LEPs so here you go 9 miles from my house.

    Always liked the graphics on that pin.
    How much green did you part with for it?

    #377 9 months ago
    Quoted from dasvis:

    Always liked the graphics on that pin.
    How much green did you part with for it?

    $350, I think thats well within LEP range. It will need a MPU but I’m okay with that.

    #378 9 months ago
    Quoted from PoBoyPinball:

    $350, I think thats well within LEP range. It will need a MPU but I’m okay with that.

    Oh yeah. Especially in today's market. Nice buy.

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    #379 8 months ago

    Twist my arm at $250

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    #380 8 months ago

    That ninja's leg is disappearing.

    #381 8 months ago
    Quoted from punkin:

    That ninja's leg is disappearing.

    That’s the ghost of the house. If you ignore it usually there’s no issues.

    #382 8 months ago

    Apologies for paying the attention. Hope any small issues that come of it aren't a bother.

    Better off having a kid in a white dress than a fucking ninja but. once had a Lebanese girlfriend i was sure was gunna kill me in my sleep. Fucking ninja would do it just for practice.

    #383 8 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Twist my arm at $250

    Solid LEP buy for the short green

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    #384 8 months ago

    Lugged it out of a garage attic this past summer for $200. Working through some scoring issues but it’s getting there.

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    #385 8 months ago
    Quoted from Peruman:

    Lugged it out of a garage attic this past summer for $200. Working through some scoring issues but it’s getting there. [quoted image]

    Awesome find!

    #386 8 months ago

    Dang! I need to get in on some of these low end pin man machines!

    #387 8 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Twist my arm at $250
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    Fun game

    #388 8 months ago
    Quoted from Peruman:

    Lugged it out of a garage attic this past summer for $200. Working through some scoring issues but it’s getting there. [quoted image]

    you win!

    #389 8 months ago

    Not sure anymore, but got a Bobby Orr Power Play for $450 a couple weeks ago and it felt like a deal.....

    #390 8 months ago
    Quoted from mrm_4:

    Twist my arm at $250
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    Great buy, love my Space Mission. And yes I paid more for it, although it was in great shape.

    BTW: Nice you have the blue pop caps. Mine had the white, which would compete for the ugliest pop caps in pinball. Changed to transparent red, look great.

    #391 8 months ago
    Quoted from DCRand:

    Great buy, love my Space Mission. And yes I paid more for it, although it was in great shape.
    BTW: Nice you have the blue pop caps. Mine had the white, which would compete for the ugliest pop caps in pinball. Changed to transparent red, look great.

    Got my Space Mission for $400 just on lucky timing. It also was in great shape. I alternate between the Yellow pop bumper caps I bought and the blue that it came with and I like both.

    Not sure if it was you or not but someone posted a pic of theirs a couple of years ago with the transparent red caps and it looked sweet.

    #392 8 months ago

    Bumping this thread.
    Cheers to the low end pin man!

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    #393 8 months ago

    I had a Hot Shot delivered to me for $250. Cabinet fell apart when they were moving it somewhere. Rebuilt the cabinet, and scrubbed the hell out of the playfield. Backglass is a mess that someone tried to fix. Still needs a few things, but got it playing.

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    #394 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

    Got my Space Mission for $400 just on lucky timing. It also was in great shape. I alternate between the Yellow pop bumper caps I bought and the blue that it came with and I like both.
    Not sure if it was you or not but someone posted a pic of theirs a couple of years ago with the transparent red caps and it looked sweet.

    Yep that was probably me.

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    #395 8 months ago

    With taxes and buyers premium a total of $536 of your US dollars and a quick drive to Buffalo. Nice PF and cabinet/head but the BG is pooched, and that leg might need a set of crutches.......still going to be LEP material.

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    #396 8 months ago

    Well, in that case, I’ll post this beautiful Old Chicago picked up out of a teacher's garage for $600. Not strictly a LEP, except it’s in such nice condition. And only an hour away. Approx 38,000 clicks on the counter.

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    #397 8 months ago
    Quoted from undrdog:

    Well, in that case, I’ll post this beautiful Old Chicago picked up out of a teacher's garage for $600. Not strictly a LEP, except it’s in such nice condition. And only an hour away. Approx 38,000 clicks on the counter.
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    I’m searching for one of those! Congratulations!

    #398 8 months ago
    Quoted from DanMarino:

    I’m searching for one of those! Congratulations!

    Here’s one that’s in fair shape with a nice backglass. It’s a good ways away from you and obviously you’d have to get stencils for the cabinet repaint but it looks like the base coat is already there, or really close to it.

    Most Old Chicago’s you see have really faded colors on the cabinet and are in need of a repaint anyway.

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    #399 8 months ago
    Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

    Here’s one that’s in fair shape with a nice backglass. It’s a good ways away from you and obviously you’d have to get stencils for the cabinet repaint but it looks like the base coat is already there, or really close to it.
    Most Old Chicago’s you see have really faded colors on the cabinet and are in need of a repaint anyway.
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    You might get lucky and it’s acrylic paint. In that case you can remove it without hurting the original paint.

    #400 8 months ago
    Quoted from bluespin:

    You might get lucky and it’s acrylic paint. In that case you can remove it without hurting the original paint.

    I bought a Wizard last year and I didnt get that lucky. The cabinet had an oil based dark brown gel stain on it to make it look like furniture lol.

    I think that off white that’s on this Old Chicago is close to the original base coat color and would work for a stencil repaint from pictures I saw on IPDB. Could be wrong not seeing it in person.

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