Thank you Captive_Ball. If you ever find yourself in Tucson driving an empty pin hauler and Surf Champ is still on your wish list, look me up.
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It will not take much to repair those two extra post holes that were drilled and that just looks lie a super nice super clean play field.
Someone had put three extra posts smack dab in the middle of the Double-Up pin playfield I restored. I never could figure out the purpose since they seemed to be blocking access to the top of the playfield. The biggest problem with these extraneous posts is that, when removed, they leave a nice clean and unfaded ink spot around an area with 'patina.' These spots stand out like a sore thumb, or should I say a clean thumb.
It looks like this cabinet sat in an inch or two of water. It came from New Orleans so it is possible that it is a Katrina survivor. You just never know. I am considering removing the bottom panel, cutting off one to two inches of the bottom of the cabinet and then gluing and nailing the bottom panel back into place with wood blocks. Some of the wooden corner pieces are cracked. I am hoping that I can glue those and the cabinet corners back together. I'm not a cabinet maker so it should be an adventure, meaning it will take ten times longer than it should take!
I can attest to this. Nic fixed the pop bumper relay on my Big Ben in about 30 seconds flat!
Gary, I am taking your $300 Big Ben challenge and will be selling mine for $300 or less. It's not as nice as yours but I might already have a taker. I hate to sell it, but something has to give here at Pecos' Palatial Pinball Parlour.
Pinside Achievement Spoiler Alert: If you are ever fortunate to reach 35 pins, your Pinside achievement is 'Rediculous Collection,' the sixth achievement in the collection category! Rediculous is right. 'Ludicrous Collection must be next!
Beats me Grayman_EM. Perhaps they heed the advice of those who tell them "Go West young pin! Go West!!"