I got this TZ playfield from a friend that is getting out of the Hobby due to costs, (no sir not a cheap hobby anymore) and moving.
So he had this idea that he shares with me, he tells me "I have been slowly gathering parts and pieces for this TZ project". But he was still missing a lot.
Well lucky me I had a Widebody empty complete cab (JD) with wrong transformer. But wait didn't I, Yes maybe, no not with my luck, then BAM, I found I had the correct transformer for TZ. OH My, I have a complete set of boards on a shelf, bought years ago when prices were cheap. GOOD GOOD.
OK, OK maybe just maybe this project may be doable. HMMMMMMM, I starting get excited about the possibility to do this project. But it is missing a bunch of boards, playfield parts, wires are everywhere on the top and bottom side of the playfield. Parts are a little hard to come by. BUT
Now I know I can do this but the playfield is not the best shape, got a BIG Scratch near the upper right flipper. So I am thinking at this point it going on the back burner or later down the road I will part it out the rest of the way. See pics.
I called my friend and seeing how he was doing, how is the getting ready to move going? How is the family? Etc etc etc.
Then somehow we end up on the subject of the Twilight Zone......
I was telling him I just don't know if I can follow after him with the Now mine TZ project, its missing a lot of parts, Yes I know you bought some of them and they are in such and such box. Then well the biggest reason is I see some planking of the playfield and there is that BIG Scratch. So I am going to put that project aside for a while or I might wait till I can find a few hard to come by parts.
Then He casually said to me, didn't you get that BRAND NEW TZ Playfield that was tucked behind my Jukebox, I told your wife you need to get that.
Now Guys and Girls I love my wife. Because I asked My Girl about the TZ Playfield and she said Yes she grabbed it, and stuck it behind our jukebox when we got home, it was all wrapped up and well protected and that's why I never really saw it. I thought my friend said that he had wrapped a Funhouse playfield that was used which he found at TPF one year.
I rush to the Jukebox, feeling like a Kid in a Candy store and I just was given permission to eat as much as I wanted. (I'm Diabetic, a man can dream LOL)
I unwrap it, it is beautiful. Not a mark on it.
So I guess I might be doing this restoration after all.
BTW thanks for reading my little story. But this is where I am going to need a little help. I am missing a few parts, found a bunch of it all over the world.
I am missing some key components which I will make a list and beg and beg and beg for someone to let me buy them. LOL
Plus I am going to need someone that is willing to do some close up pics upper and lower playfield. Yes, I know someone posted so pretty good pics but I am going to need just a little better, different angles really get in there under the wiring harness.
Here's the Pics. Let me know your opinion too, do the restoration or part it out.20220926_202241 (resized).jpg20220926_202317 (resized).jpg20220926_202646 (resized).jpg