I purchased this pin in Indianapolis in 2012. At the time I was renting a property in Melbourne Ky.
Shortly after I was called to work on the TV show Dallas. I was supposed to only be gone 4-5days.My last day on set nearly 3weeks later I got the call: Tweakers had broke into the house robbed small valuables and torched the place with gasoline.
I was more than devastated by this
The property owner was a single mom and I felt for her. I also felt anger, shock, lost faith in humanity, couldn't understand why someone would destroy my collection for drug money?
When I went to the property it was still smoldering 3days later. All my pins destroyed but one. I had just finished my Bride of Pinbot project
And was going to get an Mpu for Fire!
This Machine had been taken off route after 6months for lack of play, and later had it's mpu used in a profitable game. Meanwhile it sat in storage until I bought it from likely a pinsider .
It was still folded up and close to the exit door, the wiring, boards, playfield were all fine, the cab has mostly smoke and residue damage , except for the front left corner and part of the front panel,
I have decided to keep some smoke on the main brown color as a tribute to it's history.
Right now it's missing: pf glass, lockdown bar, Mpu, beacon light assy (it was there before),
Parts that.need replacement: flipper buttons, start button, possibly transformer
Photos of machine before starting