(Topic ID: 288872)

Picking up a Haunted House

By Pintopia

7 months ago



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#1 7 months ago

I’m excited to be picking up a Gottlieb Haunted House tomorrow and since I have only owned one years ago (Volcano) I was hoping for some help with a few things. First I’m looking for the cabinet dimensions? And how do you remove the head? I’ll be shoe horning this monster into my Nissan Murano.

Thanks in advance Don

#2 7 months ago

I unbolted the head and shrink wrapped it to the body. Removed the legs. I fit in a Rav4 with the backs seats folded down.

#3 7 months ago

I know when I picked mine up it was so dang heavy I nearly threw my back out going up a flight of stairs. Take the playfield out if you have to, it helps a lot. I wouldn't strap the head to the body, fully separate the two, trust me.

John

#4 7 months ago

Thanks John my plan was to remove the head and if needed remove the playfield. Any tricks to removing the head or playfield? Just not that familiar with Gottlieb sys80 games.

#5 7 months ago

No not really, it's pretty straight forward. You'll be fine.

John

#6 7 months ago

I have one and it’s a beast! I didn’t take the playfield out to move it. I use a dolly and a guy on the bottom helping it up steps while the guy on top pulls the dolly handle.

#7 7 months ago

Just take pictures where all the connectors go and you will be fine.
I remember the the light board swinging open when undoing the head bolts, the head hold brackets might be missing, maybe get someone to hold the head just in case.
If removing the playfield, get someone to help you lift it out, its heavy and awkward.

I transported both a Haunted House and Volcano by myself, that did put my back out

#8 7 months ago
Quoted from alexanr1:

I have one and it’s a beast! I didn’t take the playfield out to move it. I use a dolly and a guy on the bottom helping it up steps while the guy on top pulls the dolly handle.

This is true. I got lucky when I went and looked at my game, it wasn't on any legs and laying flat on the carpet so after taking the head off it was easy to lift the playfield out and carry up the stairs myself. Still heavy though.

John

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