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Pinball Horror Pics!!


By Star_Gazer

5 years ago



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#2601 54 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

Here's one for the record. This is the way it was delivered to me.
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All those stepper units and parts rubbing together...ouch

#2602 53 days ago

At least the guy admits it... but how the frick do you apply any topcoat resulting in a messy, oozy, awful mess! Never seen anything quite this bad...

easternshore.craigslist.org link

#2603 53 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

At least the guy admits it... but how the frick do you apply any topcoat resulting in a messy, oozy, awful mess! Never seen anything quite this bad...
easternshore.craigslist.org link

Seems to know cameras...maybe there is a filter that will take a picture that makes it look good.

#2604 53 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

At least the guy admits it... but how the frick do you apply any topcoat resulting in a messy, oozy, awful mess! Never seen anything quite this bad...
easternshore.craigslist.org link

it's the 2nd pic in the series...ewwwwwww!!!

#2605 53 days ago
Quoted from fixintoplay:

Here's one for the record. This is the way it was delivered to me.
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Was there a warning in the ad? "Caution Some Assembly Required" or "Adult Supervision is Required".

#2606 52 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

At least the guy admits it... but how the frick do you apply any topcoat resulting in a messy, oozy, awful mess! Never seen anything quite this bad...
easternshore.craigslist.org link

It's easy really, he touched up some spots and it reacted with the clear.

#2607 50 days ago
Quoted from Dono:

At least the guy admits it... but how the frick do you apply any topcoat resulting in a messy, oozy, awful mess! Never seen anything quite this bad...
easternshore.craigslist.org link

Attaching to preserve

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#2608 48 days ago

Saw this beatles on location. Not exactly a horror pic, but why? Really stupid to adjust the flipper like this. Still managed to get 13 mil. though

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#2609 45 days ago

Parker’s drive in, Paducah, KY

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#2610 45 days ago

Yikes

#2611 45 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

Parker’s drive in, Paducah, KY[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

I believe the remaining artwork on buck is actually printed on paper and taped to the playfield.

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#2612 45 days ago

OMG what the Buck!

#2613 45 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

I believe the remaining artwork on buck is actually printed on paper and taped to the playfield.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

It looks like the entire layer delaminated and they taped it back on. Probably cleaned it with some harsh water-based shit and it peeled that playfield apart.

Or it could be Mylar well after the playfield was destroyed and they’re hopelessly taping it back down. Like a piece of tape when you rip it off a cardboard box.

#2614 45 days ago

Just touch that up with a couple of sharpies.

#2615 45 days ago

They have obviously been at the same site since new with no cleaning or real service work done to them. Love the blocked eject hole with cardboard in it. WTF.....

Offer them a couple of hundred bucks for each and save whats left of their poor pinball life.

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#2616 45 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

They have obviously been at the same site since new with no cleaning or real service work done to them. Love the blocked eject hole with cardboard in it. WTF.....
Offer them a couple of hundred bucks for each and save whats left of their poor pinball life.

Reminds me of the City Slicker I bought, had zero work done to it, and someone shoved a tiny plastic football into the eject saucer to block it.

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#2617 45 days ago

I realize operators have to keep machines running but that is just plain stupid, I would not spend one cent to "try to play" any machine in the condition of those if I saw them on site, They probably use more power being switched on than they would make in a year. "it does not compute to me at all"

#2618 45 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

I realize operators have to keep machines running but that is just plain stupid, I would not spend one cent to "try to play" any machine in the condition of those if I saw them on site, They probably use more power being switched on than they would make in a year. "it does not compute to me at all"

Maybe so. This place was trying to replicate a 50s diner, so a few pinball machines fit in. I’m sure they are owned by them, not a route. At least the food was good. I haven’t seen that back on a burger, ever. Yummmmm

#2619 45 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

At least the food was good. I haven’t seen that back on a burger, ever. Yummmmm

I go through that area a few times a year and have seen that place, maybe I'll stop by for a good burger and some bad pinball next time.

#2620 45 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

Parker’s drive in, Paducah, KY[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

That playfield looks like the playfield on my MM when I bought it. But now that is as good as new.
Hard to justify that kind of work though for this title.
At least it has been enjoyed a lot.

#2621 45 days ago
Quoted from Bundy:

At least it has been enjoyed a lot.

Either that or they have 40 year old rusty pinballs in the machines. Given the condition of the playfields, I wouldn't be surprised if they did.

#2622 43 days ago

Just pick these up from an operator that was storing them in a basement for 30 years every cab rotten all wood swollen

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#2623 43 days ago

Wow, anything salvageable?

#2624 43 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Just pick these up from an operator that was storing them in a basement for 30 years every cab rotten all wood swollen
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Yikes, what a shame

#2625 43 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

Wow, anything salvageable?

I’m guessing that’s why there a burning pile of wood in one of the photos.
Salvaged what he could and roasted the cabs.

#2626 43 days ago
Quoted from slochar:

Wow, anything salvageable?

Just parts

You can tell by how badly the side rails are bent how much the machines actually rotted away

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#2627 43 days ago
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#2629 43 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Just parts
You can tell by how badly the side rails are bent how much the machines actually rotted away
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Damn, buckled under its own weight as it rotted.

#2630 42 days ago

Listed on eBay Australia

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#2631 42 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:Just pick these up from an operator that was storing them in a basement for 30 years every cab rotten all wood swollen

Poor bastards didn't stand a chance, a brutal death.

#2632 42 days ago

Cabinets can be rebuilt!

Its surprising how long it takes to strip out a cabinet, good work!

#2633 42 days ago
Quoted from Mitch:

Just pick these up from an operator that was storing them in a basement for 30 years every cab rotten all wood swollen
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Record the serial numbers! I also see a Target Alpha in there sell the whole thing, I’ve rebuilt a worse cabinet and that game is WORTH IT. One of the best EMs of all time.

#2634 42 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

Record the serial numbers! I also see a Centigrade 37 in there sell the whole thing, I’ve rebuilt a worse cabinet and that game is WORTH IT. One of the best EMs of all time.

Yes. And hopefully you can save the end pieces with the serial numbers.

#2635 42 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

Cabinets can be rebuilt!

It would be mostly a labor of love, correct ?

#2636 42 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

It would be mostly a labor of love, correct ?

Hey I did it for DAC. It’s worth it because some of them are fun and EMs don’t for much anyway. It’s either top dollar collector quality or under 1k players condition. Or in this case better-be-free junk that would make a great restoration project if you’re handy for woodwork

#2637 42 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

Listed on eBay Australia
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Damn, looked like this pin sat in the desert for 20 years, then got soaked with a thunderstorm or two resulting in a rust bloom... love the brown ball sitting on that playfield so lonely... brutal!

#2638 41 days ago
Quoted from mappy_mouse:

Listed on eBay Australia

"I'm Still Standing". (sort of).

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#2639 39 days ago

God help me

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Could be yours for $100!

#2640 39 days ago

That’s definitely just a fuse.

#2641 39 days ago

Plays well!

#2642 39 days ago

The darker the room, the better it looks.

#2643 39 days ago

Did they cook eggs in the machine?

#2644 39 days ago

I'd buy it for 50 for the parts and burn the rest.

#2645 39 days ago

Mysterious eggs = bad.

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#2646 39 days ago

fuck it, 2020 has been a rough year. Gimme the mystery eggs.

#2647 39 days ago

I think those are Christmas lights

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#2648 39 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

God help me
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I've seen that room before...
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#2649 38 days ago
Quoted from Beatnik-Filmstar:

I've seen that room before...
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hey it's my socially distanced rave!

#2650 38 days ago
Quoted from Isochronic_Frost:

God help me
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Could be yours for $100!

No way total loss
You pay me a 100 to get it out of your way lol
RUN
Corona ain’t got much on that room yikes

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