I have been approached by someone to do a Gottlieb EM restoration for them.
I’ve done several for myself over the last few years, and have sold a few of them. I’ve never had another person approach me to do a restoration. I have no idea what to charge. The game will probably need a full cabinet repaint, some carpentry work done on the head, thorough playfield cleaning, metal parts tumbled, new drop targets installed, the usual things like new bulbs new rubbers, probably new cabinet hardware (coin door, etc.), new legs, and yet to be determined mechical work.
If you do this kind of work, I’m wondering what you’d charge on top of expenses for a job like that? I’d love to bring the game back to life because it’s a beautiful game once restored, but I also need to make it worth my while and it’s going to be a ton of work if I take it on.