Hey everyone. I'm looking for some direction and opinions on my first full restoration. I got involved with pinball about two years ago with my first machine... a data east hook and am now hooked. I'm looking to begin my first full restoration to really learn.
This is where I need some help. I'm not set on which machine to restore as it is more about the experience for me. Looking for input on which machine to start with. I'm looking for something that is an easier restore that won't make me lose everything if I decide to sell.(hook isn't worth the restore to me) I would really like to do a taf however I didn't want to do a playfield restoration and would like to find a nos or reproduction so that has pushed me to a T2. Also readily available replacement parts are a must.
Also are there any good resources on the best techniques, tools etc I need to really get this done? I know it seems extreme but I feel restoring my own machine will be a rewarding, frustrated I guess experience that I'm looking forward to.