So answered a FB Marketplace add for a $500 Rocket III. After some discussion, and telling him I wasn't interested, he asked if I would just take it. Almost said no, but thought just maybe it was a project worth trying, and at least parts might be helpful to someone. My restoration skills are fair to good on playfield touch up. Fair to poor with cabinet painting. And OK, with Pinside help at getting games to work properly. But really think this one is beyond my skill set.
The back glass looks mildly ok from the front, not so great from the back. The playfield looks basically toast. The cabinet, see for yourself the owner tried to repaint the left side and front. Did his best, but not a great job. The right side and back box are flaking paint like a bad case of dandruff. Three of the plastics are broken (the two missing are in a parts box he gave me). The coin door is fair to good, a scratched up and dented at the right coin return. And oh yea, it doesn't work electrically.
So looking for advice on whether to try saving it. And interest if anyone wants the parts. For example, looks like an unusual lockdown bar, that might have been worth something to someone, if not for the appx 1/4" hole some idiot drilled through it.
Thanks for any help.