Picked up a couple of EM projects that were sitting in someone's dank basement for quite some time, then up to someone's shack for an undetermined amount of time. Before going to pick them up, they were pictured set up. Seller said they powered on but nothing works and were moved to "ground" level. Legs were taken off and two were mangled in the process, so they're pretty much trashed. The heads still remained on when I arrived. Turns out they were moved out of the basement and thrown into a shack the guy called his shed.
These are by far the worst conditioned games that I've picked up. The heads are solid, the glass on Spanish Eyes was flaking. The sides of the cabinet were starting to delaminate and the back of the cabinet was crumbling due to the particle board that they used.
Royal Guard is in a bit better shape. The entire bottom board is falling out of the cabinet and will need to be replaced, but the rest of the cabinet and head seem solid. It had a new-ish lock in the coin door but no keys. Taking out the backglass to store in a safe place, someone had cared enough for it at one point to touch up the reds that were flaking off. It was a pleasant surprise.
They're stored in the garage for right now to air out. We are expecting heavy storms tonight so they were set aside so both our vehicles could park in the garage. Not sure which one I'm going to tackle first. I cant say that I'm a skilled woodworker so I will be seeking advice in the best way to deal with the cabinets on these games. My I initial thought was to work on Royal Guard first, since replacing the bottom board with plywood should be pretty straight forward. Both games seem complete and all there. The playfields seem to be in decent shape. More pics to come.