The cabinet is in fair condition. There is some planking, some scuffs, some dings. One of my first tasks will be to pull everything from both the upper and lower cabinet so I can take both to a local Amish cabinet maker to have new cabinets made. There are some perks to living in the middle of nowhere and working on these fella's horses.
The playfield has mylar covering the bottom half. Some wear is present on the upper region without the mylar. I would not be against some touch up work but the color difference in the blue between mylar to non-mylar areas is just too significant. Luckily I was able to score a CPR Gold Playfield that will be used as a replacement.
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Underside of the playfield looks good and unhacked. The drop target mechs even have a bit of shine to them.
The inside of the lower cabinet holds obvious differences from Paragon including the speaker size, brackets that support the playfield, and power supply board.
First thing to do was pull the playfield from the cabinet. I am simply going to have to build a rotisserie should I ever get serious about this stuff.
The upper cabinet looked about as worn as the lower. All original boards were present (including the original battery! ). The backglass is in excellent condition with no bubbling or flaking that I could find.
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That is where I will leave things for tonite. Next steps will be to completely remove the components from both cabinets. This project may move along even slower than Paragon at times -- but I have the desire to finish something nice and hope to take the proper steps to do so. Hope you'll stick along for the ride!