(Topic ID: 242301)

Restoring a Centaur, and cabinet is just too beat up...

By fodorfolde

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Has anyone used a cnc machine for a full cabinet rebuild? And if so, would you be willing to share the data/file? That prepwork is always a hassle (no matter the product).

If anyone has any general advice for me as I start this endeavour, I welcome all input.

I have to admit to being somewhat unfamiliar with the pinside forums, so if this question is better suited elsewhere, again, I'd appreciate the redirection.

#2 1 year ago

Cabinet is simple build. No need for cnc. Not for single box, anyway. Maybe if you were building 20

#3 1 year ago

Find a project game from the same era of Bally. Get it working 100% then part out the playfield, backglass, boards, etc. Then repaint the cabinet

#4 1 year ago

You can scratch build a new cab using the old one for reference...just pay special attention to any playfield mounting holes and plunger location and you will be fine...
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#5 1 year ago

Thanks for the ideas. I'm up in the air between a cab from scratch and patching up the old body.... Knowing the perfectionist in me, am mindful of the hours of sanding/fixing/sanding/patching/etc it would take to bring that old cab back to life. I do appreciate the feedback and different perspectives no matter... cheers!

#6 1 year ago

it will only be original once

#7 1 year ago

yeah, i get it. the collector in me says 'leave it be', but when you see a pristine restored centaur .... it's so damn sparkly. ughhh don't know how i'm going to make this decision.

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