Here it is!
1980 Bally Frontier.
As you can see from the picture I've had this one for a bit. If you've read thru this thread you know I've restored the Fathom you see sitting behind it.
No wild story about finding this one. It was simply listed here on Pinside by Skypilot and I was fortunate to see/reply to his ad in a prompt manner. Being able to buy the game was nice, but getting to meet Keith was probably the better result of the situation as he was kind enough to give me a tour of his collection and workshop. I can't guarantee he can do the same for the next guy he sells to; hopefully I did not overstay my welcome.
Keith had the game in his garage folded up with the legs off and I think that is how we loaded it. He told me it booted/played and I was good with that as I was just thrilled to find this title so close to home. After unloading I set it up and it did play good. . . for the first few games.
Not long after some glitchy behavior presented itself. It started with first losing all the under playfield insert lamps, followed by some garbled displays, then finally the game decided not to boot after being powered on. It was officially moved to "Project Row" until I could give it proper attention.
Frontier's turn is up and I'm looking forward to refurbishing this game as I like the theme. . . plus I'm one of those people that enjoys the cricket background sounds. Especially when you have the bonus up and the frequency/intensity of the chirps rises along with it.
I will try to get some "before" pictures posted in the next couple days -- forgot to bring my camera with me to the farm workshop today.