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(Topic ID: 243741)

How many projects do you have to be redone?

By tonyhoff1

1 year ago

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  • 15 posts
  • 13 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 1 year ago by pinzrfun
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    #1 1 year ago

    In the last 2 years I keep buying them and can’t stop lol. Here is a list of what I have left to be redone. I own 23 pins.

    Fish Tales
    Dr Who
    Starship troopers
    NBA fastbreak
    Harley-Davidson Sega
    Strikes N Spares
    The Getaway
    No Good Gofers
    Terminator 2
    F-14 Tomcat
    Guns and Roses

    Games that I have to just clean up


    Even with having this many problems lol I still keep buying. Ugh

    #2 1 year ago

    I have one true project pin, that I haven’t had time to work on for almost a year, and then one pin that needs a new cabinet (and isn’t worth making the cabinet for). I’m officially banned from bringing in any other non-working pins until the first one is back to being operational.

    #3 1 year ago

    I was told I can’t buy anymore and I have to sell some. Then the wife went to the shed and screamed my name. I ALREADY knew. Lol

    #4 1 year ago

    Four- One just needs stencils, one needs to be gone through 100%, repainted and stencils, ones needs to be stripped, painted and decals and the last is being stripped for paint as we speak after extensive cabinet repairs.

    #5 1 year ago

    Sorry but my wife might read this.

    #6 1 year ago

    0. Unfortunately all my machines are 100% functional. I do have 4 lamps out on my Future Spa but I need to replace an IC and be done with it. AKA I need a project real bad!

    #7 1 year ago

    Depends on what you mean by a project...., there all projects to some degree...LOL.
    I have ten games set up and playable that are staying in the collection forever that are waiting a playfield swap.

    Cactus Canyon (doing a cabinet swap on it as we speak)
    Playboy, Bally
    Mata Hari
    Fast Draw

    Finding the time is the hard part.

    #8 1 year ago

    I have 5 projects. One of them, my Farfalla, has been on the back burner for four years now.

    What really sucks is when you have a pin you already shopped and now it's 10 years later and it needs to be shopped again.

    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from Electronmagic:

    What really sucks is when you have a pin you already shopped and now it's 10 years later and it needs to be shopped again.

    No, what really sucks is a game you bought twenty plus years ago and haven't shopped it yet because your too busy playing it.....LOL.


    #10 1 year ago

    Old stuff waiting in my restore queue.. & continuing maintenance
    1957 Bally Show Time bingo pin - needs restored
    1974 Gottlieb Top card - needs restored
    1975 Chicago coin Top ten - needs restored
    1968 Gottlieb Royal guard - mechanically done, just needs cabinet paint finished up
    1974 Bally Amigo - just half of bottom of the playfield mechanicals left to fix, needs cab & top side of playfield cleanup
    1981 Bally Embryon - my first pin! works, but could use some detailing & switch caps replaced
    1982 Bally Mr & Mrs Pacman - works, but needs switch caps replaced

    #11 1 year ago


    Gottlieb Pin Up. Plays ok, cab is shot.

    United Bowling Alley. Bought non working, see my restoration thread.

    Chicago Coin Fleetwood bowler. Plays ok most of the time. Cosmetics could use a face lift.

    Yet I'm still looking!

    #12 1 year ago

    Just one, C37 that's stashed in my daughter's garage, hidden from my wife.

    #13 1 year ago

    I have stopped buying project pins. To me a project pin is anything that needs work beyond a full shop out, coil sleeves, flipper rebuild and general repair. Playfield swaps, cabinet stencils/decals, etc are no longer welcome here!!

    Recently I sold a Sorcerer project rather than working on it and I just completed a Paragon that I initially started working on three years ago. That said, I still do have the following projects in my garage. Once they are done, I hope to have the will power not to buy any more:

    Atlantis 1975 - needs playfield swap to brand new playfield
    Dodge City 1964 - needs playfield swap to better playfield and complete shop-out.
    2001 - I have a new playfield but the game is working fine without it!

    #14 1 year ago

    Its taken 3 years. Down to just a major shop job on Pinball magic. My poor Flintstones was crushed, head smashed into playfield. Its going on rotisserie, then cabinet fix and major shop job.
    Then the other 15 need all the mods I bought put in.

    #15 1 year ago

    1) Bally Strikes and Spares, prepping for an overlay install.
    2) Bally Evel Knievel waiting for hardtop install.
    3) Bally Night Rider, bought not working but cosmetically nice, need to look into that.
    4) Another Bally Night Rider, made a playfield protector for it but need to tweak it.
    5) Medusa - pf swap, but honestly, that's so far down the road....
    6) ToTAN - pf swap...please see #4
    7) KISS - pf swap...see #4 and #5...
    Recently purchased Indiana Jones needs complete shop job when I stop playing it.
    9) Couple optos need to be addressed on Space Station.
    10) Mods I purchased 10 years ago for Twilight Zone and others keep piling up...

    I'm sure I'm forgetting some things.....

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