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Pinball Horror Pics!!

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#4351 74 days ago

I went to buy a baseball machine as well. The guy thought he was doing me a favor by removing all the internal parts so I could replace them with new. Took out everything but the playfield threw it all in the fire pit the night before. I didn’t know what to say except I will pass!

#4352 74 days ago
Quoted from Zartan:

I went to buy a baseball machine as well. The guy thought he was doing me a favor by removing all the internal parts so I could replace them with new. Took out everything but the playfield threw it all in the fire pit the night before. I didn’t know what to say except I will pass!

Stupidity has no limits.

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#4353 73 days ago

Found this at a putt putt bar in Melbourne AU today (Holey Moley… no idea if it’s related to the show but seems likely).
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Of course it’s out of order, it’s a pin on location.

#4354 73 days ago

They did also have some actually cool other pin-related holes…

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#4355 73 days ago
Quoted from play_pinball:

Found this at a putt putt bar in Melbourne AU today (Holey Moley… no idea if it’s related to the show but seems likely).
Of course it’s out of order, it’s a pin on location.

This makes me really sad
Sometimes you just have to name and shame!

#4356 69 days ago

So much duct tape

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#4357 69 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

So much duct tape

Well it was used to help the Apollo 13 astronauts get back home!

#4358 69 days ago
Quoted from dudah:

So much duct tape

Black electrical tape is just not wide enough for one layer coverage? Here you just squeeze and go!

///Rich

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#4359 69 days ago

Came downstairs and kids were doing penalty kicks using this door as a goal with a real soccer ball. Shut that down quick.

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#4360 68 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Came downstairs and kids were doing penalty kicks using this door as a goal with a real soccer ball. Shut that down quick.
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Yikes! Crisis averted!

#4361 68 days ago
Quoted from sataneatscheese:

Came downstairs and kids were doing penalty kicks using this door as a goal with a real soccer ball. Shut that down quick.
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at least they're not into hockey..........lol

#4362 68 days ago

Those wall hanger back glasses and Guns N Roses were definitely in danger! haha

#4363 67 days ago

Overhand ski-ball has been an issue in my gameroom. It’s unbelievable what kids can come up with.

#4364 67 days ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

Overhand ski-ball has been an issue in my gameroom. It’s unbelievable what kids can come up with.

That’s what has given me pause on getting a skee ball machine. My best spot for one would have the “head” of the machine right next to a set of French doors (largely glass). I have boys, 7 and 8 years old. I can already hear the glass shattering. Bummer, as I think it’d be a fun game in the collection.

#4365 67 days ago
Quoted from PinJim:

That’s what has given me pause on getting a skee ball machine. My best spot for one would have the “head” of the machine right next to a set of French doors (largely glass). I have boys, 7 and 8 years old. I can already hear the glass shattering. Bummer, as I think it’d be a fun game in the collection.

You think one of the units with a net or cage over the "playfield" would be a good middle ground that? When I was a kid, most arcades had wised up and put cages over the playfields. I assumed at the time it was to prevent cheating ("oh no the kids may get 5 extra tickets!!") but as an adult I realize it may have been to stop ball hurling, more than anything.

As a former 7 or 8 year old boy who thought throwing darts directly into the drywall and ceiling tiles was WAY more fun than using the dart board, there's no way in hell I'd put a skeeball near anything valuable

Something like this:
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#4366 67 days ago
Quoted from aamauzy:

You think one of the units with a net or cage over the "playfield" would be a good middle ground that? When I was a kid, most arcades had wised up and put cages over the playfields. I assumed at the time it was to prevent cheating ("oh no the kids may get 5 extra tickets!!") but as an adult I realize it may have been to stop ball hurling, more than anything.
As a former 7 or 8 year old boy who thought throwing darts directly into the drywall and ceiling tiles was WAY more fun than using the dart board, there's no way in hell I'd put a skeeball near anything valuable
Something like this:
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Yeah then the kids could do some cool dude perfect tricks like bounce the ball off the cage, do a 360, catch it, and try to roll it!

#4367 67 days ago
Quoted from hlaj78:

Overhand ski-ball has been an issue in my gameroom. It’s unbelievable what kids can come up with.

Lol. I only read “overhand ski-ball…” and I was laughing. My kid is 4, and struggles to get the center rings underhand. I dread his creativity with things like that someday. He loves smashing and breaking things and knocking things down. I can see him issuing a 90 mph fastball through a ski-ball machine at age 9. Then I’ll sign him to AAA MLB.

#4368 67 days ago
Quoted from aamauzy:

You think one of the units with a net or cage over the "playfield" would be a good middle ground that? When I was a kid, most arcades had wised up and put cages over the playfields. I assumed at the time it was to prevent cheating ("oh no the kids may get 5 extra tickets!!") but as an adult I realize it may have been to stop ball hurling, more than anything.
As a former 7 or 8 year old boy who thought throwing darts directly into the drywall and ceiling tiles was WAY more fun than using the dart board, there's no way in hell I'd put a skeeball near anything valuable
Something like this:
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It seems ski-ball is one of those items where the ratio of fun/interest versus space simply doesn’t work. That’s just my guess. The runway is like 6-8 feet right? Seems you’d need just the right narrow hall or nook to make the space worth the sacrifice. Or kids who are obsessed with ski-ball.

#4369 67 days ago
Quoted from Pinkitten:

It seems ski-ball is one of those items where the ratio of fun/interest versus space simply doesn’t work. That’s just my guess. The runway is like 6-8 feet right? Seems you’d need just the right narrow hall or nook to make the space worth the sacrifice. Or kids who are obsessed with ski-ball.

Its 'skee' ball, not 'ski' ball. Get off the slopes you hoser

#4370 67 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

Its 'skee' ball, not 'ski' ball. Get off the slopes you hoser

Skeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee ball.

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#4371 67 days ago
Quoted from gutz:

Its 'skee' ball, not 'ski' ball. Get off the slopes you hoser

If you like old stuff, sometimes it's Ski Ball.

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#4372 67 days ago
Quoted from aamauzy:

You think one of the units with a net or cage over the "playfield" would be a good middle ground that? When I was a kid, most arcades had wised up and put cages over the playfields. I assumed at the time it was to prevent cheating ("oh no the kids may get 5 extra tickets!!") but as an adult I realize it may have been to stop ball hurling, more than anything.
As a former 7 or 8 year old boy who thought throwing darts directly into the drywall and ceiling tiles was WAY more fun than using the dart board, there's no way in hell I'd put a skeeball near anything valuable
Something like this:
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I run an arcade. Kids are always hurling the ball overhand at the metal net as hard as possible. It’s annoying as hell.

I caught a full grown woman (40s) doing it, I ran out and yelled at her and she just smiled sheepishly and shrugged.

People are assholes!

1 week later
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#4373 55 days ago

Jurassic Park with a 69 Daytona Charger and a 70 Superbird came to rest together outside a home after Hurricane Ian.

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#4374 55 days ago
Quoted from sevenrites:

Jurassic Park with a 69 Daytona Charger and a 70 Superbird came to rest together outside a home after Hurricane Ian.
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Damn. The cars are more upsetting in this one. I'd try to restore all 3... If I could find the head for the jp

#4375 55 days ago

Oof. I would love the parts from that machine. It will be in a landfill soon enough.

#4376 55 days ago
Quoted from Electronmagic:

Damn. The cars are more upsetting in this one.

And I'm not even remotely a car guy.

#4377 55 days ago
Quoted from Electronmagic:

Damn. The cars are more upsetting in this one. I'd try to restore all 3... If I could find the head for the jp

Oh I'm sure the head and legs are there

... and over there,

... and some what over there...

#4378 55 days ago
Quoted from sevenrites:

Jurassic Park with a 69 Daytona Charger and a 70 Superbird came to rest together outside a home after Hurricane Ian.
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I feel weird giving that picture a thumbs up, but thanks for posting it.

#4379 55 days ago
Quoted from sevenrites:

Jurassic Park with a 69 Daytona Charger and a 70 Superbird came to rest together outside a home after Hurricane Ian.
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This is depressing.. wow
I... I need a minute

#4381 55 days ago

Wow crazy

#4382 55 days ago
Quoted from sevenrites:

Jurassic Park with a 69 Daytona Charger and a 70 Superbird came to rest together outside a home after Hurricane Ian.
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Quoted from Electronmagic:

Damn. The cars are more upsetting in this one. I'd try to restore all 3... If I could find the head for the jp

I always wonder what kind of classic cars, and now that I am into pinball, what kinds of rare pinball machines, get wasted by tornados, hurricanes, and California wild fires.

4 Mopar wing cars bite the dust. It is sad.

#4383 54 days ago

I keep asking - why?

Shooter tip mushroomed, ball still there rusty

The rebound rubber. Wow!

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#4384 54 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

I keep asking - why?
Shooter tip mushroomed, ball still there rusty
The rebound rubber. Wow!
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I've seen mushroomed shooters plenty of times, but that melted rebound rubber is a new sight for me

#4385 54 days ago
Quoted from Nikrox2:

I keep asking - why?
Shooter tip mushroomed, ball still there rusty
The rebound rubber. Wow!
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That first image looks like when you’re making s’mores and you cook your marshmallow too long.

#4386 54 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

4 Mopar wing cars bite the dust. It is sad.

They will get rebuilt, no I'm not kidding.

#4388 54 days ago

Having restored cars myself in the past, the salt water damage takes a restoration to a whole new level. Unfortunately, these will have to be taken down to bare metal and started over. Very sad indeed.

#4389 54 days ago

Yes. These cars are valuable enough for the expense of salt proofing and rebuilding. Sort of the equivalent of the Corvettes at the Vette museum when the floor dropped into that sinkhole.

Quoted from Playdium:

Having restored cars myself in the past, the salt water damage takes a restoration to a whole new level. Unfortunately, these will have to be taken down to bare metal and started over. Very sad indeed.

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This is going to be a two year restoration project. I guess the question becomes how valuable does a classic car have to be to be afforded this kind of restoration.

#4390 54 days ago

We are all a little sentimental about orange Chargers of that era. That's why we need a licensed Dukes of Hazzard pin to go with the recent homebrew!

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#4391 54 days ago
Quoted from Neal_W:

We are all a little sentimental about orange Chargers of that era. That's why we need a licensed Dukes of Hazzard pin to go with the recent homebrew!
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That looks like every rotary here in Massachusetts.

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#4392 54 days ago

Picked this beauty up for free (of course!). I also have an unused but defective EBD hardtop that was part of the "bad" run with the sub-par ink formula a couple of years ago (OE replaced it after discovering the manufacturing error and my EBD is all nice and restored and happy now).

The plan for this train-wreck of a playfield is to fix/level off the top edge with resin or bondo, strip off all artwork, fix the busted inserts, put down the defective hardtop, and turn this into a wall hanger for my workshop. Thinking that with no actual play or usage, perhaps the defective hardtop will last long enough to look good just hanging there as art.

$0 for the playfield, $0 for the hardtop that can't (shouldn't) be used in an actual game, and a few hours of labor while honing my resin / bondo skills. Winner!

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#4393 54 days ago

Bruce explained the defective hardtop art cracks like an egg with impact, so as a wall hanger it should be great! I have a defective Xenon hardtop I’d like to do the same thing with. Just gotta stumble onto a crap playfield like that!

#4394 54 days ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

Picked this beauty up for free (of course!). I also have an unused but defective EBD hardtop that was part of the "bad" run with the sub-par ink formula a couple of years ago (OE replaced it after discovering the manufacturing error and my EBD is all nice and restored and happy now).
The plan for this train-wreck of a playfield is to fix/level off the top edge with resin or bondo, strip off all artwork, fix the busted inserts, put down the defective hardtop, and turn this into a wall hanger for my workshop. Thinking that with no actual play or usage, perhaps the defective hardtop will last long enough to look good just hanging there as art.
$0 for the playfield, $0 for the hardtop that can't (shouldn't) be used in an actual game, and a few hours of labor while honing my resin / bondo skills. Winner!
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The advantage of resin over bondo is that with proper blocking of the bad area, you can pour the resin and it will self level. Not a big deal in this situation but....

#4395 54 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

The advantage of resin over bondo is that with proper blocking of the bad area, you can pour the resin and it will self level. Not a big deal in this situation but....

Yep. Here's my homemade "dam" after sanding down to bare wood and brushing on some wood hardener to the affected area - couple pieces of wood connected in an "L" / shelf configuration, wrapped in non-porous painters tape for easy removal after the resin hardens, and secured to the playfield with c-clamps. May not actually get to pour this for a while as it's really cold in my (Colorado) garage. Since I'm experimenting, maybe I'll set up a couple of space heaters to warm up that area of the garage and give it a go (my wife won't let me do this in the house, lol).

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#4396 54 days ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

Yep. Here's my homemade "dam" after sanding down to bare wood and brushing on some wood hardener to the affected area - couple pieces of wood connected in an "L" / shelf configuration, wrapped in non-porous painters tape for easy removal after the resin hardens, and secured to the playfield with c-clamps. May not actually get to pour this for a while as it's really cold in my (Colorado) garage. Since I'm experimenting, maybe I'll set up a couple of space heaters to warm up that area of the garage and give it a go (my wife won't let me do this in the house, lol).[quoted image]

Since you already have the dam, this would be a good opportunity to try the Bondo fiberglass resin Vid recommends for cabinet corner repairs. I used it on my last restoration and was very happy with the results.

#4397 54 days ago
Quoted from Mathazar:

May not actually get to pour this for a while as it's really cold in my (Colorado) garage.

Your mix is going to harden due chemical process. You can apply it in the cold. It will just take longer to cure which also gives it more time to self level. Space heaters may accelerate pace of cure if you are in a rush, but it will cure on its own; Patience can be a virtue

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#4398 49 days ago

Not to horrible but Bees! All good now bees removed, no bees hurt. Was outside with cover on and queen moved in along with the swarm. I suggested to put the machine inside.

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#4399 49 days ago
Quoted from cottonm4:

Yes. These cars are valuable enough for the expense of salt proofing and rebuilding. Sort of the equivalent of the Corvettes at the Vette museum when the floor dropped into that sinkhole.

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This is going to be a two year restoration project. I guess the question becomes how valuable does a classic car have to be to be afforded this kind of restoration.

the superbird avg price for a 440car is 230kusd the daytona avg price for a 440 car is 317k . if these were 426 numbers matching cars , they would be 7 figure cars .

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#4400 49 days ago

El Dorado - Cities of Golden Honey

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