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Gottlieb Surfer on the side of the road. Anyone want it?


By Electrocute

6 months ago



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#1 6 months ago

Saw this on the side of the road on my way back home tonight. Cabinet is rotten, playfield has some wear, decent backglass, lockdown bar present.

May go back and retrieve it tomorrow morning. Anyone want it? Kinda of a "rescue pinball" machine.

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#2 6 months ago

It's like working for the police and seeing a crime scene where a dead body lay.
The poor, poor machine.
Yes, go pick up the "victim".

#3 6 months ago

Sure. The parts you can strip off it will be worth $$ to someone.

#4 6 months ago

Backglass looks to be in great shape, go get it now before some little booger eaters tear it apart.

#5 6 months ago

That cab looks better than the shit one I got.
Go get it!

#6 6 months ago

I'll buy the apron and plastics if you decide to part it out...

#7 6 months ago

A COMPLETE MACHINE JUST LAYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD?!? The hell???
I need to move apparently. Go get it NOW don’t wait, it’ll be gone!

The time to jump is when you see it!

#8 6 months ago

Wishlist drooling up here in Michigan

#9 6 months ago

Please save that backglass!!

#10 6 months ago

I will buy the right slingshot if it is in decent shape.

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#11 6 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

A COMPLETE MACHINE JUST LAYING ON THE SIDE OF THE ROAD?!? The hell???

I had that game and that's where it may have ended up if someone hadn't come along and bought it.

#12 6 months ago

I'm on the way!!

#13 6 months ago

That would be in the back of my truck already.

#14 6 months ago

It could come with free pocket pets, use caution

#15 6 months ago

Probably just a fuse

#16 6 months ago

It was gone this morning. Was able to get the backglass hoping it would deter someone from getting the rest. Really wished I could of got the lockdown bar (worth $50+) Latched was seized.

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#17 6 months ago

That will buff right out

#18 6 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

It was gone this morning. Was able to get the backglass hoping it would deter someone from getting the rest. Really wished I could of got the lockdown bar (worth $50+) Latched was seized.

Told ya! I woulda gone back immediately, called in to work, and had my new2me pin setup and start working

#19 6 months ago

The real question is “who wouldn’t want that?” I would’ve called someone and stayed with it until they arrived. Free pinball machines in any condition are an endangered species these days.

#20 6 months ago

Let us know if there is a Craigslist ad posted soon in your area for a Surfer machine; "missing backglass, was in storage for years but worked last time it was plugged in."

#21 6 months ago

Why you didnt get it when you saw it is beyond me, i would never leave an opportunity like that even for an hour.

#22 6 months ago
Quoted from Luzur:

Why you didnt get it when you saw it is beyond me, i would never leave an opportunity like that even for an hour.

Yes, I screwed up. Didn't think anyone living back here had an interest in pinball machines.

#23 6 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Yes, I screwed up. Didn't think anyone living back here had an interest in pinball machines.

Metal scrappers will destroy ANYTHING for $1.00 in scrap weight...

#24 6 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Yes, I screwed up. Didn't think anyone living back here had an interest in pinball machines.

Florida is full of collectors.

https://www.villagebbs.com/

#25 6 months ago

Well, if we are lucky some collector got to it before scrappers.

#26 6 months ago

This looks like a job for Pinballers.

#27 6 months ago
Quoted from gutz:

Metal scrappers will destroy ANYTHING for $1.00 in scrap weight...

#28 6 months ago

Good that you were able to save the backglass. Depending on the surroundings behind that pinball I would have tried to "de-leg" it and drag it a few yards into the
bushes away from the road and then retrieve it from that spot as soon as possible. But then again, time is always a factor - and I know how heavy a single carry can be

#29 6 months ago

My second pin ever was a Gottlieb "Play Mates" which I found in the trash.
At the time, I actually drove past it, then thought better of it and turned back to get it. If that were today, I would dive out the driver's side window before the car could come to a stop!

#30 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

If that were today, I would dive out the driver's side window before the car could come to a stop!

That must be an exaggeration, as going for a free pin like that might not be worth a new hip!

#31 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

My second pin ever was a Gottlieb "Play Mates" which I found in the trash.
At the time, I actually drove past it, then thought better of it and turned back to get it. If that were today, I would dive out the driver's side window before the car could come to a stop!

A man of my own spirit here

#32 6 months ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

My second pin ever was a Gottlieb "Play Mates" which I found in the trash.
At the time, I actually drove past it, then thought better of it and turned back to get it. If that were today, I would dive out the driver's side window before the car could come to a stop!

In true LEP man style.

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#33 4 months ago

Surprisingly, Surfer showed up again at the curb this morning. Head missing. Brought it back to the farm. Sadly, this one doesn’t have a chance.

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#34 4 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Surprisingly, Surfer showed up again at the curb this morning. Head missing. Brought it back to the farm. Sadly, this one doesn’t have a chance.
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A lot of usable parts there though.... Is the lockdown bar decent?

#35 4 months ago

I got that, seized to the receiver. Will soak it in evapo rust tomorrow. Good shape.

#36 4 months ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

Surprisingly, Surfer showed up again at the curb this morning. Head missing. Brought it back to the farm. Sadly, this one doesn’t have a chance.

I’m confused, is this the SAME pin? Can you ask the folks near the curb if they know what happened to the head? Very strange

#37 4 months ago

I will buy the right slingshot plastic if it is in decent shape.

#38 4 months ago
Quoted from jeffc:

I will buy the right slingshot plastic if it is in decent shape.

You’ll get the entire set for free. Filthy but intact. Just PM me with your address.

#39 4 months ago

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