This started as a HIDEOUS $500 galaxy: bad glass, hiiiilariously badly painted cab, so-so playfield, iffy display situation (pinscore 7 digit p1, outgassed p4) that I intended to gut and convert to a Quicksilver. Seemed like a perfect candidate.
Then my friend found a neglected Galaxy in his local operator warehouse. It was supposed to be $600. Cab looked okay, not great. Glass had a bit of flaking but was better than what I had. Displays were there. Mpu and sound board were present, lamp and power missing. No playfield glass, no lock bar. No big deal. The playfield looked to have SOLID upside, under all the dust. Pickup day came and suddenly it was $600 without the backglass or $700 with. No one mentioned it but the displays and boards were removed. Nice. Much back and forth later, I was told to deal with it as is it bring it back and they'd give me a refund plus $25 (lol, what?). I decided I was better off WITH it than without it, so I kept it. My display situation still sucks but I'm hoping I can pick up a few original Stern displays for Galaxy somewhere.
The goal with Galaxy will be to keep it more or less as original as possible (although I do intend to give the 2021 code update a try, looks neat). Not sure yet if the cab will get repainted. Maybe, since it's such a simple design. Unsure on cleaning the playfield or at a minimum filling inserts.
Quicksilver will get all new everything. Alltek boards, Xpin displays, Mirco playfield and plastics, BGResto backglass, etc.
Donor cab for Quicksilver is uuuuuugly.