I picked up my an amazing Indiana jones two weeks ago. I had been softly in the market for one, but seemed everyone I went to look at was going to need a lot of work. Either the cabinet was great, but playfield was hammered, or the other way around, or both. However for a 23 year old game much of this is to be expected.
So one pops up on CL only 40 miles from where I live. So I call immediately then jump in my car to go see it.
I could not believe my eyes when I shows up. The machine was in a personal collection of an operator who had put it in a climate controlled storage 23 years ago. I met with the nephew who had bought out his uncle of the business and was finally pulling out machines from the personal collection, Indy being one.
The game looked like it had maybe 500-1000 plays. The shooter lane looked like it had never even been used, the goodie bag still stapled inside, no rust, no carbon deposits and even has the signature of the QC manager and #33 off the production line on a piece of cardboard. Just amazing like the machine had been in a time capsul.
Needless to say I knew this was the one.
After getting it home and testing more amazingly everything worked, mists need some tlc.
Going to be clearing and cleaning the playfield, rebuilding pop bumpers, flippers, and new coil sleeves all around, full leds, silicon runners, and brass plating.
That's it everything else on this baby is in stellar shape, cabinet has zero fade!