Quoted from Triplecdad:
Okay, I agree. I happen to live in the same town as lyonsden, and well, he has been extremely helpful. Just purchased a BOP, so I am in the club. Have not started the restoration except did purchase a playfield from Peter in Germany and the new cabinet decals. I too, have never restored a pin, but lyonsden has provided excellent advice and guidance. Someone else who has been helpful is my friend at work a true woodworker, a craftsman. I showed him pictures of my cabinet and backbox where the edges are really rough in spots. He suggested a woodworker's trick - using car bondo. I will let you know how that works.
Hey Welcome to the club. I'm in the same boat as you, got all the major parts but don't have the time right now for my restore.