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Price Check: Fireball II

By DakotaMike

3 years ago


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#9 3 years ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

That's good in theory, but I don't know that I'm ready to tackle a playfield swap. Unless the playfield was all ready populated, I'd say the task was beyond my skills at this point. My dad has a lot more skills in that area than me, and could help quite a bit, but I'm not sure. It sounds hard to the layman. My thinking is I might only keep it for a while, and then pass it on as a project pin for someone who wants to tackle that playfield. But you never know how these things will turn out.

A playfield swap is not as hard as it looks, but it is tedious. If you take plenty of pictures, and I mean a lot....

or if you have another playfield to model it after, you could do it in a couple of weeks.

I don't know what the issue is with Fireball II playfields, I have two that actually look worse than that. One is still about 60% populated, the other is depopulated and framed.

I don't blame you for not wanting to do it, but if you buy a used one in good shape, or even find somebody that can repaint it for you, the playfield has to be depopulated.

Good luck and keep us posted on how you decide to pursue this. I agree with everybody else that offered the opinion that $1000 might be a bit high. Mainly due to the condition of the playfield and the task presented to possibly replace or restore it to good condition. Don't forget clear-coating after painting, either.

$600-$800. I guess it depends on how much you want the game.

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from DakotaMike:

Thanks, I'm still debating what to do. Another pinsider fairly near me, mentioned that he might have a nicer FBII to sell. But I don't think he's 100% yet, so that's another wrench in the works. Cuz I'd really rather have a FBII with a nicer playfield, but if this one is the only reasonable option, then I don't want to pass it up. We'll see. I'll think on it some more, and maybe the other pinsider will get back to me.

Yeah, that would be great and if the playfield is in good to great condition, that price is reasonable, assuming everything else is good. I have pictures of my swap in the Fireball II club thread. It was nice to have the second playfield to use as a template for the swap. It really wasn't hard, but it can look intimidating. It's not something you would do overnight. It took me six weeks to get mine done, but I didn't work it full time.

It was my first pinball project. I went all in, blind and green and eager to accomplish the task.

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