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Pinball Horror Pics!!


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#1501 11 months ago

At least the head didn't whack the dehumidifier on the way down.

#1502 11 months ago
Quoted from dothedoo:

Try frying the turkey instead. We'll wait for the pics.

Toss a frozen turkey into a fully heated deep fryer. Video record it please.

#1503 11 months ago
Quoted from Travish:

At least the head didn't whack the dehumidifier on the way down.

It did, actually kind of broke its fall from what I was told.

#1504 11 months ago

Had to be the seller taking a leg off and taking chances with a 3-legged pin. Had to be. Nothing else seems possible.

#1505 11 months ago

All four legs seem to be still on it in the photo though!

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#1506 10 months ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

One evening last month I had just negotiated the purchase of this FG. The seller called me back a few minutes later, said I was so cool to deal with he decided to put new leg levelers on it and in the process he managed to tip the pin over. I still bought it, at a discount needless to say. Felt bad for the guy, he was pretty distraught over it at the time.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

so I will step forward and claim this atrocity

Seller was a super awesome guy. I always fully lower the levelers on a pin before it ships out just to reduce a snag point or a bent leveler. Thought, WTH I'm down here anyway let's just replace them.

I always replace legs/levelers with a handy stool from Ikea and a trusty 4x4 for extra height when needed. Lift while standing, nudge the stool/4x4 in, wam, bam, done.

Got the fronts done, moved onto the back....

For some stupid reason, I decided to do the ol' lift with your back while under the machine lift. Due to the size of the stool (like a 18"x8" rectangle), I was unable to be in the middle. I got too far on the right side, popped up for the lift, top heavy pin took over. Clipped the dehumidifier, destroyed a plug strip. I believe the plug strip is what saved (relative to what could have happened) the pin as it created a fulcrum for the force to pivot on resulting in some green paint transferred from my floor to the top head.

Called a neighbor who helped me set it up right.

Called the buyer.

Refunded his deposit.

Threw up. Got about 2 hours of sleep thinking about what a mess I'd made.

Spent the next week going through everything. I was super fortunate that the glass nor backglass broke. Boards were fine. Game played great.

I hope the buyer enjoys the pin. Luckily, 95% of the damage is on the back head so it's basically unnoticeable. The 5% you can see would take a trained eye. The green paint from my basement floor rubbed off.

I still get semi-nauseous seeing the pics...

#1507 10 months ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

so I will step forward and claim this atrocity
Seller was a super awesome guy. I always fully lower the levelers on a pin before it ships out just to reduce a snag point or a bent leveler. Thought, WTH I'm down here anyway let's just replace them.
I always replace legs/levelers with a handy stool from Ikea and a trusty 4x4 for extra height when needed. Lift while standing, nudge the stool/4x4 in, wam, bam, done.
Got the fronts done, moved onto the back....
For some stupid reason, I decided to do the ol' lift with your back while under the machine lift. Due to the size of the stool (like a 18"x8" rectangle), I was unable to be in the middle. I got too far on the right side, popped up for the lift, top heavy pin took over. Clipped the dehumidifier, destroyed a plug strip. I believe the plug strip is what saved (relative to what could have happened) the pin as it created a fulcrum for the force to pivot on resulting in some green paint transferred from my floor to the top head.
Called a neighbor who helped me set it up right.
Called the seller.
Refunded his deposit.
Threw up. Got about 2 hours of sleep thinking about what a mess I'd made.
Spent the next week going through everything. I was super fortunate that the glass nor backglass broke. Boards were fine. Game played great.
I hope the buyer enjoys the pin. Luckily, 95% of the damage is on the back head so it's basically unnoticeable. The 5% you can see would take a trained eye. The green paint from my basement floor rubbed off.
I still get semi-nauseous seeing the pics...

Pin came in last week. I gave you a positive feedback rating.

I hope you're feeling more at peace with it.

Luckily it didn't fall on you like the Alien did on that one pinsider...

#1508 10 months ago
Quoted from WolfManCat:

Pin came in last week. I gave you a positive feedback rating.
I hope you're feeling more at peace with it.
Luckily it didn't fall on you like the Alien did on that one pinsider...

thank you sir! ENJOY!

#1509 10 months ago

something about seeing a pinball machine tipped over is so disturbing! it's like seeing a horse lying down on its side... it just looks wrong.

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#1510 10 months ago

Galaxy I just received literally had the battery leaking so bad it was dropping in the lamp board below.

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#1511 10 months ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

so I will step forward and claim this atrocity

Happened to me, different circumstances...while moving a Scared Stiff using pin skates. I don't blame the pin skates as I think they're an awesome product and I have used them hundreds of times. In this case I was moving it down the sidewalk at my shop and took a turn up a slightly sloped entrance. On turning the pin to make the doorway, the canted position of the skates can make it difficult for the casters to swivel, so it simply went over sideways and smacked right down on the concrete. You wanna talk about disgusted, pissed off, and slightly injured (pulled something in a desperate attempt to save it, failed.) No pics. Amazingly, there was extremely minor damage to the cabinet, amounting to just some scuffs here and there. Those Williams cabinets are tough as hell.

Quoted from Mitch:

Galaxy I just received literally had the battery leaking so bad it was dropping in the lamp board below.
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Now that's just delicious...

Richard

#1512 10 months ago
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#1513 10 months ago
Quoted from ypurchn:

I always replace legs/levelers with a handy stool from Ikea and a trusty 4x4 for extra height when needed. Lift while standing, nudge the stool/4x4 in, wam, bam, done.

In my experience, stools are just an accident waiting to happen.

I get these at Lowe’s, the best $18 you’ll ever spend for a set of two. Each one can hold up to 800 pounds, no risk of tipping. When people come to buy games or I pick one up, they always like the idea and I frequently just tell them to take one and I buy more. I think I’ve given away about 20 of them to Pinsiders in the last few years.

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#1514 10 months ago

Do not dance on top of the Air Hockey Table Ladies!

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#1515 10 months ago

Saw this Bow and Arrow machine on ebay near Atlanta, they want $2000 for it. Can't decide if the coin door's been shot or had a pick axe taken to it.

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#1516 10 months ago
Quoted from Atari1977:

Saw this Bow and Arrow machine on ebay near Atlanta, they want $2000 for it. Can't decide if the coin door's been shot or had a pick axe taken to it.

Well the ad said playfield only has minimal wear, so at least that was accurate.

As for the coin door, that was definitely a shotgun (or a bow and arrow)

#1517 10 months ago

"Saw this Bow and Arrow machine on ebay near Atlanta, they want $2000 for it. Can't decide if the coin door's been shot or had a pick axe taken to it."

Look at the revision history, it's been on there sense April 2,2015

#1518 10 months ago
Quoted from Aladdin:

Do not dance on top of the Air Hockey Table Ladies![quoted image]

Awwww.... you’re no fun.

#1519 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

In my experience, stools are just an accident waiting to happen.
I get these at Lowe’s, the best $18 you’ll ever spend for a set of two. I take one with me to grab games too. Each one can hold up to 800 pounds, no risk of tipping. When people come to buy games or I pick one up, they always like the idea and I frequently just tell them to take one and I buy more. I think I’ve given away about 20 of them to Pinsiders in the last few years.
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Yep, those saw horses are great! Use them all the time too, really sturdy.

#1520 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Well the ad said playfield only has minimal wear, so at least that was accurate.
As for the coin door, that was definitely a shotgun (or a bow and arrow)

I'm gonna say pick axe or similar tool. Those holes are too "square" to be from shot.

Someone really wanted in. Wonder if they were successful?

Richard

#1521 10 months ago

Check out the sweet power switch on the side.....

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#1522 10 months ago
Quoted from jasonp:

Check out the sweet power switch on the side.....
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I’ve seen this a few times... the light switch hack is so weird. It’s only like 4 inches from the stock position?? What’s the point?

#1523 10 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I’ve seen this a few times... the light switch hack is so weird. It’s only like 4 inches from the stock position?? What’s the point?

Personally, I like installing the Clapper on my pins. Clap on...clap off.

You just have to make sure you don’t clap in celebration in the middle of a killer game.

#1524 10 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I’ve seen this a few times... the light switch hack is so weird. It’s only like 4 inches from the stock position?? What’s the point?

Maybe it's wired as a 3-way switch, so you can use either

Say, would that help my PITA halfway back switch on RFM?

#1525 10 months ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Maybe it's wired as a 3-way switch, so you can use either

A dimmer would be cool to help dial in the LED's.....

#1526 10 months ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

I’ve seen this a few times... the light switch hack is so weird. It’s only like 4 inches from the stock position?? What’s the point?

There is no "stock switch" on that era of Bally flipper game.

#1527 10 months ago
Quoted from MrBally:

There is no "stock switch" on that era of Bally flipper game.

My Joust doesn’t have a stock switch either. Just some weird button underneath the cabinet that apparently does nothing.

#1528 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Personally, I like installing the Clapper on my pins. Clap on...clap off.

You just have to make sure you don’t clap in celebration in the middle of a killer game.

I have my 3 pins upstairs hooked up to an alexa outlet switch.. I love saying "Alexa, turn on pinball"

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#1529 10 months ago
Quoted from toyotaboy:

I have my 3 pins upstairs hooked up to an alexa outlet switch.. I love saying "Alexa, turn on pinball"

Is that so when you see someone approaching your high score you can say "Alexa, turn off pinball"?

#1530 10 months ago
Quoted from Monk:

Is that so when you see someone approaching your high score you can say "Alexa, turn off pinball"?

That would be evil

No, the outlet is hard to reach in that area and it's cleaner than a power strip.

#1531 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Personally, I like installing the Clapper on my pins. Clap on...clap off.
You just have to make sure you don’t clap in celebration in the middle of a killer game.

Or get a replay on a machine with a loud knocker?

#1532 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

In my experience, stools are just an accident waiting to happen.
I get these at Lowe’s, the best $18 you’ll ever spend for a set of two. Each one can hold up to 800 pounds, no risk of tipping. When people come to buy games or I pick one up, they always like the idea and I frequently just tell them to take one and I buy more. I think I’ve given away about 20 of them to Pinsiders in the last few years.
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Those horses look nice, but they look difficult to maneuver while also holding the game up.

#1533 10 months ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Those horses look nice, but they look difficult to maneuver while also holding the game up.

Not at all. Obviously easier if one person holds the game up and another one slides the horse under the back legs. But it’s also simple to hold the game up with one hand and/or your knee briefly and slide it into place with your other hand or foot.

You’re really only holding the game up for a few seconds. I’ve seen old-school guys and operators that hold the damn game on their knee the entire time they are bolting in or unbolting the legs.

#1534 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Not at all. Obviously easier if one person holds the game up and another one slides the horse under the back legs. But it’s also simple to hold the game up with one hand and/or your knee briefly and slide it into place with your other hand or foot.
You’re really only holding the game up for a few seconds. I’ve seen old-school guys and operators that hold the damn game on their knee the entire time they are bolting in or unbolting the legs.

Seen the knee thing, done the knee thing, like the saw horse thing.

#1535 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Not at all. Obviously easier if one person holds the game up and another one slides the horse under the back legs. But it’s also simple to hold the game up with one hand and/or your knee briefly and slide it into place with your other hand or foot.
You’re really only holding the game up for a few seconds. I’ve seen old-school guys and operators that hold the damn game on their knee the entire time they are bolting in or unbolting the legs.

Recently did the knee thing, got one leg on, mid-way through screwing the second leg on, the leg fasteners in the cab gave out and I was stuck there with a 3 legged machine on my knee. Eventually I was able to reach into the neck and hold the fastener in and screw it in, which was very tricky. I was so sore after!

#1536 10 months ago
Quoted from aobrien5:

Those horses look nice, but they look difficult to maneuver while also holding the game up.

I've done it by myself. Set up the sawhorse next to the game, lift up the game, kick the sawhorse under the game and center it, then lower the game.

#1537 10 months ago
Quoted from ForceFlow:

I've done it by myself. Set up the sawhorse next to the game, lift up the game, kick the sawhorse under the game and center it, then lower the game.

Didn’t I give you one? I thought I did. Likewise, I’ve done it about 200 times. Easy as cake.

#1538 10 months ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Didn’t I give you one? I thought I did. Likewise, I’ve done it about 200 times. Easy as cake.

I think I just borrowed one for a few minutes at pinfest since I already had a pair at home. I also have a lift cart and 2x4's in the shape of an "I". Each one has its uses depending on the situation.

#1539 10 months ago

Found this gem on Facebook

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#1540 10 months ago
Quoted from dudah:

Found this gem on Facebook
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a correct part in the wrong place. Took me a moment to see it

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#1541 10 months ago
Quoted from Cheddar:

a correct part in the wrong place. Took me a moment to see it

Correct part? Remind me to never buy a pin from you if you don't know the difference between a nylon acorn nut and a nylon locking nut...

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#1542 10 months ago
Quoted from Drewscruis:

Correct part? Remind me to never buy a pin from you if you don't know the difference between a nylon acorn nut and a nylon locking nut...

not correct here. At least it's a pinball part.

I'll add you to the list of people not to sell to

#1543 10 months ago
Quoted from Drewscruis:Correct part? Remind me to never buy a pin from you if you don't know the difference between a nylon acorn nut and a nylon locking nut...

Jeez, this thread has become hostile as of late.

#1544 10 months ago
Quoted from Monk:

Jeez, this thread has become hostile as of late.

all in good fun. I take no offense

#1546 10 months ago

Not exactly horror, but definately hacked. Just found this in my Flash Gordon I picked up. One bolt semi holding it and the rest duct taped in place somewhat. Supposed to be two of the speakers on the right side.

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#1547 10 months ago
Quoted from epeabs:

Not exactly horror, but definately hacked. Just found this in my Flash Gordon I picked up. One bolt semi holding it and the rest duct taped in place somewhat. Supposed to be two of the speakers on the right side.
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Well that’s interesting.. can’t imagine what this guy’s car looks like

#1548 10 months ago

I think some of the last few picture posts actually would be better suited for the "best Hack" thread rather than here ???

#1549 10 months ago

Can you spot it?

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#1550 10 months ago
Quoted from Scoot:

Can you spot it?
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some sort of credit button on bottom left of coin door??

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