Providing an update to my salvage yard find for next to nothing.....
It is actually starting to clean up ok (see below)
The good ->
The playfield is in what i would class as reasonable condition
GI fired up and nearly every globe works
The boards that are there look tidy as does all wiring throughout
The Bad ->
Cabinet is in OK condition
Two score displays weren't functioning
It's going to take some hard work to get that rust off those legs unless I can find a replacement
The back of the headbox is starting to peel
Backglass may as well not be there (I've kept what I can)
I'm really in two minds what to do going forward here, at a minimum at the moment I would be up for
a) NOS Backglass
b) Alltek MPU
c) minimum two score displays
d) flipper needs work on the left
I'll admit I'm a beginner to this, I last did Fishtales and made a bit of profit from it however was experimenting as a first time around. If this was a different title then Lost World it would be an easy choice, part of me wants to take on the challenge and breathe new life into this game, part of me says I should just sell it as a project, cash in the difference and put it towards another pin.
My Plan currently > Borrow an Alltek MPU, see how the rest of the game functions and make a call from there, I'm toying with the idea of using this as half a learning experience, which means attempting a cabinet restore etc, I figure I'm in for practically nothing at the moment, If I screw it up I sell it onward as a project.
If I can't borrow an MPU then possibly buy one and look to sell as part of the project, I can't really test a whole lot more without it.
Love to hear your thoughts on my salvage yard score, CheersIMG_9090 (resized).PNGIMG_9127 (1) (resized).jpg
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