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I know it isn't right, but... your opinions please


By jrpinball

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Anyone who knows me at all knows that I'm a rabid purist when it comes to originality. That being said, I am not strongly opposed to modifications which aren't easily reversible. How easily reversible is this? Well, as long as I have both games, I can switch them back, but I think each of these games look WAY better in each other's cabinets.
    I'd feel a little better about this swap if the cabinets were from the same era, but they do have a few minor structural differences.
    I recently acquired a Gottlieb "Gypsy Queen". I've had this "Guys Dolls" for about a year, and although it does play, the backglass is trashed, and the only thing I like about it is the cabinet.
    I looked at both games, and wanted to see what they would look like in each other's cabinets. I think I like it!
    What say you?

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    #2 2 years ago

    Ask Steve Young at PBR!

    #3 2 years ago

    The Gottlieb manufacturing and engineering department would be proud of you for swapping out cabinets. Each game looks much better in its new skin. I like it!

    #4 2 years ago
    Quoted from tomdrum:

    Ask Steve Young at PBR!

    I sent my brother photos. He was working at PBR tonight and may have shown them to Steve. So far, he hasn't called me and torn my head off!

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    I sent my brother photos. He was working at PBR tonight and may have shown them to Steve. So far, he hasn't called me and torn my head off!

    LOL would love to hear Steve go off on that!

    #6 2 years ago

    I think that it looks fine..that gypsy queen looks like a fun game.

    #7 2 years ago

    I like it the backglass and playfields look good in each other's cabinets. The color combos work well together. Em guys are entitled to some mods also.

    #8 2 years ago

    Strange how they both match better in the other ones cabinet..
    I'd leave it and like you say, just hang onto both games..
    Jungle's staying where it is. Looks too good to make right..

    #9 2 years ago

    Some more full-on photos.
    I think this is a no-brainer. They both look much better this way. What do you think?

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    #10 2 years ago

    Interesting. The colors do go well together.

    #11 2 years ago

    I like them better switched. Interesting.

    #12 2 years ago

    I think Gypsy Queen looks equally good in either CAB,
    but Guys Doll does look lots better in the switched CAB.
    Does it bother me that they are not original? Nah!
    But if you resell, just let the new buyer be aware.

    #13 2 years ago

    Or put them back in the cabs before selling.

    I would want the original cab that belongs with the game if I was buying it.

    #14 2 years ago

    The color schemes do work a lot better after the swap, and that's coming from a fellow purist.

    #15 2 years ago

    I like the swap. Keep it like that!

    #16 2 years ago
    Quoted from PinballFever:

    Or put them back in the cabs before selling.
    I would want the original cab that belongs with the game if I was buying it.

    I agree. I do think they are interesting swapped and if a game came to me that way I would probably be ok with it. Still given the option I'd rather have it in the original cab.

    At the Chicagoland show one year I saw a Sittin' Pretty in a wedgehead cabinet. It looked kind of cool, like a totally different game. Still an original would be worth more to me.

    #17 2 years ago

    These are your games do what you want, life is short enjoy them. I would bet less than 5 Pinsiders could recognize the cabinet swap, with out using the IPDB as a reference.

    #18 2 years ago

    "Anyone who knows me at all knows that I'm a rabid purist when it comes to originality. That being said, I am not strongly opposed to modifications which aren't easily reversible."

    Hey, they're your machines, and I like the swap too!

    I've always felt that way too. It bums me out to see any antique chopped up. That's why I don't like street rods.

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    #19 2 years ago

    Hmm. I'm thinking about shopping the "Guys Dolls", getting a new glass, and bringing it to the Pinfest show for free play and sale. I really love it's original cabinet, so I really think I'm going to keep it for the "Gypsy Queen". OH, SACRILEGE!!!

    #20 2 years ago

    I like it ...

    #21 2 years ago

    The "Queen" deserved that cabinet. I would pay more than original for this setup if I was in the Market.

    #22 2 years ago

    Most definitely the best thing about "Guys Dolls" is the cabinet art. I think it's very attractive.

    #23 2 years ago
    Quoted from jrpinball:

    Hmm. I'm thinking about shopping the "Guys Dolls", getting a new glass, and bringing it to the Pinfest show for free play and sale. I really love it's original cabinet, so I really think I'm going to keep it for the "Gypsy Queen". OH, SACRILEGE!!!

    You might regret it. "Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow - but soon, and for the rest of your life."

    #24 2 years ago
    Quoted from Frippertron:

    I like the swap. Keep it like that!

    The colors look better with the swap.

    #25 2 years ago

    Are you bringing Gypsy Queen to Allentown?

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    #26 2 years ago
    Quoted from electricsquirrel:

    Are you bringing Gypsy Queen to Allentown?
    E

    Probably not.

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