(Topic ID: 155041)

Deal or no deal? My newly aquired Taxi.

By Riptor

3 years ago

Topic Stats

  • 10 posts
  • 9 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 3 years ago by nikpinball
  • Topic is favorited by 1 Pinsider


Linked Games

  • Taxi Williams, 1988

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#1 3 years ago

I recently picked up this Taxi from a friend of a co-worker. I was told it would boot up if the battery holder was replaced and batteries installed. So I checked the boards out and found no acid damage on the pcb but the holder was bad. Gave him $700 and brought it home. So I pulled the battery holder and installed a NVram and sure enough it came to life. Everything worked except the GI which was just a bad connector.
The machine was horribly dirty when I got it. It played but damn it was slow. I ended up pulling down the entire playfield and gave it a complete cleaning. The playfield does not have too bad of wear but it is really discolored. I tried everything I can think of to clean it but its still dark. (note the clean spot where there is mylar on the left sling). Here is what was done to the game.
-new ramps
-new rubber
-LED, entire machine
-rebuilt flippers
-rebuilt pop bumpers
-rebuilt drop targets
-installed NV Ram
-new topper
-new flipper switches
-new glass
-new balls

I m guessing I have somewhere around $1100 into it. Judging by these pics, do you think I did ok?










#2 3 years ago

Good deal

#3 3 years ago

Wow, logged onto Pinside and this was 22 seconds old.

Congrats Riptor. Taxi is my ultimate ultimate grail game and is probably the single handed reason I'm here. Great story behind all of that and I hope to own one one day when I can afford it, usually people jump to their grails right away but obviously it isn't that easy and I personally don't mind the curveball.

Congrats! Looks nice.

#4 3 years ago

Looks pretty good but I'd get some real rubber on those flippers

#5 3 years ago

Great deal, you may be able to get some of the yellowing to come off the playfield with " Bleach-White".

#6 3 years ago

I tried a product that is really similar to bleach white. It cleaned up good but not completely. Believe me, this thing was nasty dirty before.
Its strange, I seem to come across games when I am not looking for them. Now if I could only stumble upon a BK2K for a decent price I will be happy.

#7 3 years ago

Great deal, Taxi is such a fun game!

#8 3 years ago

Looks like you did awesome to me!

#9 3 years ago

Looks like you got it for half price.

#10 3 years ago

The yellowing of taxi playfields is why everyone wished cpr taxis were announced

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