Hat tip to BeaglePuss who passed this deal my way!
I was looking for a empty cabinet for a possible p-roc home brew project when this popped up on CL with one crappy picture. No backglass, covered in dirt with the bad side of the cabinet towards the camera, you could not even tell if it had a playfield or not. It looked like an excellent candidate for a re-theme or bonfire, take your pick.
Someone had posted the link on the board and Matt mention they were doing the pickup and I mentioned I was looking and a week or two later Matt drops me a note he could not make the pickup and passed the deal on to me. Last night my wife and I picked up the machine in a thunderstorm on the outskirts of a cornfield (I kid you not) and this morning I was finally able to look close as to what the hell I had dragged home.
Frankly it was a pleasant surprise.
Cabinet is solid if one side the paint is almost gone, backglass gone, power board gone, shooter rod missing all the parts for some reason, apron gone, transformer unplugged. Everything else looks like it is there and the playfield looks excellent! I'm going to take a stab at getting it operating again.
An apron that fits looks to be not a problem, several DE units from various titles on Ebay or I can find one at Allentown next weekend, back glass repo's are available. Power board is common DE/Williams part available from Rottendog or used perhaps. First order of business while waiting for a power supply board to come in or pickup at Allentown is to check out the transformer and ohm out the coils for shorts/opens and do a visual on the circuit boards that are there for any obvious damage and clean up connections. The displays maybe ok as it looks like one just got unglued.
This is my first Data East machine so very open to any suggestions and feedback!