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For sale: Restored Congo (Williams, 1995)


By Pinwow

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

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For sale: Restored Congo (Williams, 1995)

Added: September 2nd, 2016 Ended: September 8th, 2016
Condition: Fully restored (full original status)

Item description

SOLD

Hello, I'm selling my restored Congo. I can pack, pallet, and ship and I get a real good rate. Here's what was done to it:
-All 3 brand new plastic ramps installed
-All 3 Flippers fully rebuilt w/ new bats, springs, sleeves, Link assemblies, coil stops, bushings (and the upper flipper got a new coil)
-Playfield was stripped, cleaned, and polished (along with the other parts on it)
-New clear playfield window
-All new plastic star posts
-Custom frosted LED kit
-New side rails
-New playfield glass
-Sandblasted and powdercoated the side rails, legs, certain coin door pieces, line cord cover, backbox latch assembly, lockdown bar, head hinges, shooter housing, Wireform ramp set
-Super band post sleeves and flipper rubber
-New flipper buttons
-Some new plastics were installed. The rest look good except for one had a small crack that was repaired on the reverse side
-New leg bolts and levelers
-Pincab protector set
-All light boards under the Pf were reflowed w/ solder
-New shooter Rod, barrel spring, sleeve, C clip, & washers
-New feet on the back of cab
-All targets were cleaned throughly and all have new sponges.
-Full new rubber kit
-All new balls
-New bg lift channel
-All leaf switches were cleaned and gapped properly
-New rubber put on lockbar reciever

Perfect boards and connectors on this game. When I took the outside pictures I didn't install the decal on the left ramp yet. I took the game inside, installed the decal, and then took the pics indoors with the LEDs on. I have only played 2 games on it since it has just been restored. I will play just a few more to make sure everything is dialed in and working great. It plays very fast. The cabinet had some wear that was touched up. The cabinet also had some scratches that were touched up to make it look better, but they are there. There was a little wear under the volcano that was touched up and a small piece of Mylar was put over it. But you can't see it anyways because the volcano covers it. No credit dots, no errors, everything works correctly as it should


You can pickup in person, I can deliver to Clepin, or I can just pack, pallet, and ship it using my freight account. Message me w/ any questions you have


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#2 3 years ago

Digging that green on this. I have one i did everything you did to ... minus the powdercoat but i did add a brand new plastic set also and man i love playing this pin as its just plain fun. All you need is the 3d lane plastics to finish it off
Glws .

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from bigd1979:

Digging that green on this. I have one i did everything you did to ... minus the powdercoat but i did add a brand new plastic set also and man i love playing this pin as its just plain fun. All you need is the 3d lane plastics to finish it off
Glws .

Thank you! Oh that mod sounds pretty cool, who sells those?

#4 3 years ago

Beautiful pin good luck with your sale.

#5 3 years ago

Worth every penny, better than GB.

#6 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinwow:

Thank you! Oh that mod sounds pretty cool, who sells those?

Guy in canada ....they really finish off the pin . Im not gonna post a pic in your thread but go to congo owners thread and check it out

#7 3 years ago

Very nice game, but this is not a restored of fully restored pin. This is an an over the top excellent shop job. Fully restore would include new or restored to new playfield and cabinet. Glwts

#8 3 years ago

Where did it say fully restored ?

#9 3 years ago

In fairness to those that may not be aware and for those that care, it should be pointed out that the blue on both cabinet sides is actually faded green. Still a very nice Congo! GLWS.

#10 3 years ago

Hi, yes well it is not just half A "shopped" and it is not "fully restored"
There is no category you can choose in between the 2.....and you have to choose a category so........

The bright lighting and dark powdercoating is probably making the cab look much lighter. both of my other Congo's cabs look identical to this one. You don't play the cabinet anyways

I'm the 2nd owner btw I should've mentioned that...

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from country-clubber:

Fully restore would include new or restored to new playfield and cabinet. Glwts

Why would I replace a playfield that looks nice already? Kind of seems pointless....if it had a new playfield/cab decals the price would be higher

#12 3 years ago

When I was trading/selling my Congo, I got plenty of grief on the definition of "high-end" restoration.

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/ft-high-end-congo-restoration-for-high-end-paragon-restoration

This feedback is mild compared to what I received.

#13 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinwow:

Why would I replace a playfield that looks nice already? Kind of seems pointless....if it had a new playfield/cab decals the price would be higher

I think what he means is a restored pinball almost always has the playfield Clearcoated. Not just cleaned and maybe throw some cliffys on. I would agree with a very nice shop job and powder coating done. Still nice looking. GLWTS

#14 3 years ago

Gorgeous machine. Nice job on the color you chose! Good luck with your sale.

#15 3 years ago

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