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Bally Hardbody pinball


By dyno

6 years ago



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#1 6 years ago

Picking up a Hardbody pinball for $200, needs a bit of electrical work I have been told. Suppose to be in good physical condition. Is this a decent deal ?Figured for that price I can't go wrong.

#2 6 years ago

heck yes. a fantastic pin.

#3 6 years ago

ebay.com link
Upgrade?

#4 6 years ago

A (mostly) working SS pin for $200 is a good deal, even if you are not a fan of the theme.
I have not played Hardbody, but apparently the game play is fairly good.
Post some pics when you get it.

#5 6 years ago

Great gameplay but bad BG art. HB gets crapped on here but it is still a good game. Watch putting too much money into getting it working as it is a tough game to sell.

#6 6 years ago

Thanks for the input Just reading opinions out there on hardbody and it seems it is either really liked or really hated.LOL I am not big on the backglass but the theme of the game and the playfield look cool and for $200 I figure I can always get my money back if I decide to sell it one day. I am hoping that I don't have to put to much into it to get it up and running and I will let you know how it goes once I get it and post some pics. The person I am buying it from said it is at his parents place so he is getting rid of it for them so I am thinking it has been sitting there for awhile collecting dust. I'll keep you posted.

#7 6 years ago

Nothing wrong with Hardbody!!!!!

#8 6 years ago

Cheesy Theme, Art and sounds. Fast and fun game, Lots of drops, in-line drops and the controllable out lanes make this game a lot of fun. The ramps also raise up, allowing you to shoot under one and it comes out the other- Fast.
I had to choose to get rid of Hard Body or Grand Lizard. I kept the GL - but it was a tough decision

#9 6 years ago

It does have the upper playfield with ramps that raise. Cleaning under the upper playfield is, however, a PITA...

#10 6 years ago
Quoted from Scotty78:

Nothing wrong with Hardbody!!!!!

How's my old Hardbody doing? Did you finish shopping it?

#11 6 years ago

I ended up tearing it down pretty far Joe lol. It's almost all waxed and polished. Gates/posts in the tumbler, all new jeweled posts etc. Boards are at my friends getting solder reflowed, she'll be new in no time! A small shop job turned into a minor restoration lol.

#12 6 years ago
Quoted from Scotty78:

I ended up tearing it down pretty far Joe lol. It's almost all waxed and polished. Gates/posts in the tumbler, all new jeweled posts etc. Boards are at my friends getting solder reflowed, she'll be new in no time! A small shop job turned into a minor restoration lol.

Glad it went to a good home. Enjoy! Fun game.

#13 6 years ago
Quoted from yfz450:

Glad it went to a good home. Enjoy! Fun game.

Will do. If you're ever up this way stop by for a few games and some cold ones!

#14 6 years ago

Rachel!

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#15 6 years ago

Finally picked up the Hardbody pin and what a score, the guy who I got it from is 72 and he said he has had it for 10-15yrs. The cabinet is in almost mint condition, with a few scratches and dings but nothing bad. The playfield is in great shape and just needs a good cleaning and waxing and new rubbers. It does have some sort of electronic issue, some of the lights come on when powered on and that's about it. I checked the fuses and they are good, but haven't had time yet to dive into it anymore. His son said they play it a few weeks ago and it was fine but know only soe of the lights come on and the score display lights up for a second then goes out. I am thinking it is nothing to bad to repair. Even inside the back box is super clean and boards look in great shape. I know some people don't like the art work of the playfield and the picture on the backglass but I think it's cool. Looking forward to getting it up and running to play it. I will try to take some pics later or tomorrow and post.

#16 6 years ago

Enjoy your new game. Congrats!

#17 6 years ago

Pics or it didn't happen

#18 6 years ago
Quoted from Renegade:

Pics or it didn't happen

+1

#19 6 years ago

lol here's the proof all you non believers . Also just went out to check to make sure the main board gets 9 flashes of the LED and the game is almost working , turned it on and the score displays work and the game plays but the right flippers don't work.

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#20 6 years ago

Rachel has one herself too and she plays it - talked to her about it last year!

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#21 6 years ago

Nice find for $200! Hopefully you get it fixed, a very fun game. I don't get all the hate on this one, most people that rip it never played it. Would never get rid of mine.

One recommendation, LEDs under the inserts. Makes a huge difference.

#22 6 years ago

That *should have* been the backglass!

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