I was looking for a challenge, when I came across this Bally Camelot.
The photos were unclear, but the cabinet looked bad on the outside. He was re-dyed in a non-original color. The bright red head and body in dark green?
The playfield was not good visible on the pictures due to the reflection of the glass, but the seller said that this looked good for his age.
After a trip of 80 miles, I saw this:
By the looks of the hinge cover and the overall rim, I suspected the guy didn't even know how to open the playfield glass. So I opened the coin door and flipped the lever. And by magic I could open the glass single handed. The seller was Gobsmacked.
Eventualy I managed to get home to pick up for $ 80 instead of the requested $ 265 cabinet . I think it's a fair price.
After a few hours in my shop I have achieved this:
To make the hinge cover look like this, took me over one hour. But it's more satisfying to restore the original then buying new, I think.