A month or two back I picked up a project Paragon from a Craigslist ad.
All the owner could tell me was the playfield was nice and the game was working when put in storage years ago. It was within an hours driving distance so I headed out to look things over in person.
Upon arrival I could see the game in the seller's garage. The backbox had been removed some time ago and sat off to the side. First thing I learned was there were no legs (Baywatch anyone?) and the keys for the bottom cabinet were missing. I knew it was unlikely that a horde of coins or other treasure was inside as the cabinet was already standing up on its back and probably would have already fallen out.
Wiping the dust off the glass did suggest the playfield itself was in decent shape, I could see very little wear above the flippers/in the bonus area. The backglass was bubbling at the bottom -- a shame because it was in good shape otherwise.
The seller and I worked out a deal and I squeezed the widebody into the back of the Wrangler. Pictures just before unloading:
This thread will be an attempt to get the game up and working again vs. a true restoration. I did not have Paragon on my wish list but have learned to enjoy reviving these Solid State games. I definitely plan on making it presentable but will try to do so without overspending. . . if that is possible.