I bought a NOS complete Apocalypse Now playfield from my buddy. I figure I will never get a donor Jeutel game to put it in. However, MyPinballs.com is making a programmable Bally/Stern MPU. I started translation on the Owners Manual and began mapping the connectors. The switch matrix looks to be the same 5x8 as Bally. There is no lamp matrix or any other circuit boards under the playfield. I am pretty sure I can get the game to work if I drop the playfield in a Bally cabinet, redo the connectors and write the code.
I have the artwork concept done and a donor cabinet. I think the hardest part will be actually making a translite/Backglass as my skills are non-existant here. This will be a long project as I travel a lot and have two wee ones but here goes the beginning stages.
I am going to try using a handheld scanner to grab Rambolicious off the playfield and use that as the basis for my BG. I found Apocalypse Now font off the internet so that part is easy. I will have to clean up the image, complete the circle and get rid of the inserts and stuff. I foresee mapping the display windows so they line up correctly to be a major PITA but maybe I will be wrong. Here is a quick powerpoint mockup. The backbox will be solid burgundy with the black stenciling.