..."They wanted me to build them a bomb, so I took their plutonium and, in turn, gave them a shoddy bomb casing full of used pinball machine parts."
This is the journey of my BTTF restore. It has been on my grail list since I got into collecting pins (like 2 years ago, where does the time go?). I have done a full top side tear down and bottom PF cleaning/rebuilding/servicing of my first pin, Maverick and shopped it up pretty nice. Since then I've wanted to get into a bigger project. I tried my hand at an EM I stole/took/still making payments on from knockerlover's garage and found out, I hate EMs, but still was undeterred from a full on restoration project pin.
Then this rust bucket made an appearance in mrdoarcademan's garage. He had it in the background of a for sale pic on Facebook for all of about 5 minutes before I headed over to his house and loaded it up. I should have taken more before pics, but it's bad. The PF is maybe the only thing that survived OK, though the plastics are mostly decent, except for some minor ramp damage on the unobtainium ramp. The MPU is acid damaged, the display is falling apart, the cabinet has seen better days, the back glass is pretty nice. The story I got was it was an ops pin that had been sitting unused for 15 years. The rusted out legs that went straight into the garbage agree with that! This thing is filthy!
After hauling it home and parking it in the garage, my friend knockerlover was over drinking and playing pinball. He's no stranger to some seriously nice pin resto work, having rebuilt a gorgeous MB and two sweet STTNGs, among others. After some discussion, and pooling our various skill backgrounds, we set off to restore this pin...it's going to be better than it ever was before!