(Topic ID: 258156)

Options for Early SS Bally cabinet replacements?

By Clnilsen

5 months ago

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#1 5 months ago

I just got a project Bally Playboy for Christmas, but the cabinet is pretty much shot at this point due to Termites (yay! Bonus xmas present!)

I'm sure I could find a reusable cabinet, but does anyone make suitable new cabinets? #edit - I talked with Paul at Virtuapin - He says it possible, but would need to have a sample to make something from, and offered to make a copy from my cabinet if I shipped it to him. I courteously declined, noting that mine currently has extra "friends" he probably doesn't need in his shop.

I'm thinking that the more likely scenario here is a cabinet swap. Looks like the closest period matches are Kiss, Strikes & Spares, and Harlem Globetrotters? Is that true? Thinking the last two could be the easiest to find from a price/production volume perspective. Any other thoughts or options?

#2 5 months ago

Could always try posting a ad on pinside looking for a good used Bally cabinet never know many around I think

#3 5 months ago

Let's see some pictures maybe it is not as bad as you think

#4 5 months ago
Quoted from timab2000:

Let's see some pictures maybe it is not as bad as you think

Unfortunately no pics, but the cabinet has degenerated to multiple pieces... there's not even a solid side unfortunately. It's crumbling in my hands.

#5 5 months ago

Virtual pins makes new cabinets, although I’m not sure about that specific shape. They definitely make Williams cabinets. Can even have them put decals on for you

#6 5 months ago

Try rixzilla here. He's in FL as well.

#7 5 months ago
Quoted from tomdrum:

Try rixzilla here. He's in FL as well.

Thanks!! Just reached out to him... nothing in stock currently. I'll keep looking though!

#8 5 months ago

Well, I wrapped it in shrink wrap, and have sprayed in termador foaming spray. The body may be recoverable, though I'm not terribly comfortable still with the notion of having something ex-termites. I'm going to let it sit for a while and see what happens. Regardless, the head is borked. I have a while before I get to really restoring this - I need to get my game room up first - but if i don't find a donor before I get to it I may try to use the cabinet at least, I'm not sure. I'm just really not comfortable with the whole notion of these in my house but since my wife went a found a project machine all on her own for Christmas for me, somehow I need to come out with a working Playboy on this!

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