Quoted from Bribo13:
Why would you say a pin that was to trashed to be played and could most likely never be brought back to life was highly collectable ? you zero chance of getting a playfield so what is the value of a machine that is nothing more than a hapless project / parts game . if you have no playfield you have no game.
Skilled restorers restore trashed playfields all the time.
One of my customers even showed me some Whitewater upper playfields he CNC routed at work, and then printed the graphics directly on the wood with a "direct sign printer". No silkscreens or overlays at all.