The title says it all, boy is this one in rough shape. So I picked up a White Water at an auction recently. I was able to play it and inspect the exterior but not see inside. The game played well, playfield in in great shape and cab appeared decent - it was very tight between games so could not really see the sides.
I got it home and finally look inside.... my god why someone would do this to a machine is beside me and just sad. The entire power junction box is gone, wires are cut, taped, soldered, bunched... just a total mess of the harness.
Overall, I overpaid... typical, and par for the course for me. But, not letting that get me down. I'm all in, want to make this babe shine again.
So here is the Good:
Playfield looks great
Boards looks really good, no alkaline damage, no overheating
Yeti looks good just dirty
Translite is good
Cabinet has been screwed glued, nailed... its a mess, needs a new cabinet for sure
Wiring needs a LOT of help in the cabinet
most Mountains need to be replaced
Ramps need replacing
Topper dome is toast
Topper decal has a huge crease in it... may be salvageable
Plastics are yellowed
Coin door is not working at all
missing coin chutes
So first order of business is getting the wiring back to stock. Once that is done and I can verify its stable and reliable
, start tearing er down.