I picked up a CV from a fellow pinsider a few months ago and ordered all sorts of new parts as soon as I got it home. The machine is a decent and solid player but I wanted a perfect machine that I couldn't find when I was looking. Now that I'm downsizing the collection, I'd like to have this one nice as it's one of my keepers.
The Cabinet: I ordered from Paul at Virtua Pin after having one of his IJ restoration bare cabinets I got last year. It was perfect and saved me a lot of down time having to strip and prep the existing cabinet. That version I got bare and did the painting, decals and silk screening myself with help from cyroute (and my wife with silk screening). It was still a ton of work. This time I ordered a CV restoration cabinet painted (I opted the paint the inside black to the bottom inside sides of cabinet but you can choose factory or any way you want) and decal'd. It came out stunning and he now includes the blocking as the originals have. This isn't a big deal to some people, but it is really nice when you just have to swap over the parts and not try and find some wood to use, shape, and paint, etc. I've seen his decal work before and this came out fantastic as well. Saved me a lot of time and headaches.
Playfield: I ordered one from Mirco when he released them the other week and had it in less than a week from Germany. It looks great as expected. I'll give the playfield a few months to cure and take my time tearing things down for cleaning, tumbling, etc. I have sent out some playfield parts for chrome and have been collecting odds and ends for months. It should be a pretty basic swap over once the parts are cleaned and prepped.
Trim: I had chrome trim ordered and installed months back when it was done. Rails, lock down bar, shooter rod, rear glass channel, and hinges. I had sent out a few other playfield parts that will get swapped in: ringmaster spring and some small accent parts. I'm not a fan of the chrome and brass coin doors so they'll be original black.
Some pics of the new cabinet and playfield. Karolina just had to check the clear coat. Wife and I got the silk screening done a few nights ago. I need to spend more practice on them as I wasn't extremely happy with how this one turned out. The screens work great merfeldma but I need more practice between a year of use.