This might be a bit nuts, but I'm thinking I'd like to try building my own Fathom.
A friend of mine knew I was looking for this game for a while and he offered me a partially populated Fathom playfield so that I could build my own as an alternative. The challenge and fun of pulling this off were just too good to pass up, so off I go!
This last weekend I scored a complete Fireball 2 to act as a donor game.
The FB2 is super rough and the cabinet needs a lot of work, but all the boards, harnesses, displays and a bunch of internal parts are present... even if a bit rusty in some places.
The Fathom playfield comes with a lot of the critical parts like drop target banks and most of the metal guides and, of course, the harness!
I will likely be in for a CPR repro playfield and will need to get a backglass, plastics etc. However, my immediate challenge is in locating some of the missing stuff that has been picked off the Fathom pf my buddy has as well as items not found in the fireball 2 cab. In particular, the metal playfield supports and pivot brackets as well as some of the one-way gates on the playfield.
It should be a great project!
I'll keep updating as I make progress.
Here's what I have to start with