(Topic ID: 220753)

Which to restore?

By pin2d

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

Hey all, if I were to choose to "restore" one of these - like a playfield swap/restore, build new cabinet (if necessary), with new decals or paint (if necessary), replace/restore ramps/toys, etc., which of these do you think would be easiest to find parts/playfields/etc. for?

- Funhouse
- Indiana Jones TPA
- Taxi
- Genie
- Harlem Globetrotters
- F-14
- Black Hole

Tore down a few playfields, but total noob to restoring, other than having read some of Vid's guides. Thanks for any advice.

#2 1 year ago

Funhouse and taxi have lots of parts available

#4 1 year ago

Harlem Globetrotters
For a first restore, keep it simple, more likely to finish
All the parts are available

#5 1 year ago

It really depends on what each game needs.

Any one of those titles could a good candidate. Although, nice playfields might be tough to find for F14, Genie, and BH (although Mirco has BH in the pipeline for reproduction).

For starting out, I'd say an early solid state would be best to work on. They're relatively simple games, and easy to disassemble/reassemble. However, you do have to be careful about sinking more money into them then what they are worth.

#6 1 year ago

If not a purist, you could look into the Hardtop option. Would run you about $300 for "playfield ", plus time and destroying the old graphics.

If you need ramps, etc, that would be extra.

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