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Whirlwind Club... Members Only!

By mof

5 years ago

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#532 4 years ago

good luck dumping (sorry I meant trading ) a DM for a Wwind. Everyone wants your TS because it is a much more comparable trade.

#535 4 years ago
Quoted from Carl_694:

Everyone wants the TS because it is far superior to Whirlwind. DM is of similar value, and rightly so.


Guessing you wont be getting a Wwind anytime soon then.

#537 4 years ago
Quoted from Carl_694:

I'm seeing Whirlwinds actually sell at around $2000, and same for DM.

Then your best bet is to sell DM and go buy Wwind. Unlikely you will find that trade straight up unless your DM is great condition and the Wwind is pretty routed out and needs love.

#548 4 years ago

Posted in another thread talking about what a HEP Wwind may cost, but figured worth sharing number in the owners thread.

Here is the parts tally for a nice base Wwind that was restored

Quoted from MikeS:

My guess is $7-8K based on all the parts needed and labor. I kept a spreadsheet of all the parts I needed to buy when I restored my Whirlwind. Over $2200 in parts alone! On a HEP restore you'd also have to add about $4-5K in labor plus the cost of a base game.
New Legs & leg protectors $75.00
Playfield & plastic set $850.00
Mirrored backglass $240.00
Lift Ramp Assembly $50.00
Ramp Set $225.00
plastic topper w/ decals $90.00
Topper motor $90.00
Topper blade $15.00
topper triac board $50.00
cliffy protectors & guides $74.00
Bulbs & rubber kit/cliffy posts/sleeves $100.00
Misc. Hardware/parts $50.00
Replacement Speaker $20.00
Flipper rebuild kits $50.00
pop bumper caps $10.00
drop targets & decals $12.00
New stand up targets (5) $35.00
New coils (3) $30.00
playfield Spinner decals $20.00
New flipper bats $10.00
New shiny balls $5.00
Electronic components/ROMs $20.00
paint/bondo/supplies $30.00
bolts & leg levelers $12.00
Playfield Decals (Just graphics) $50.00

1 month later
#605 4 years ago

I just sold my Wwind (pending pickup) and have a decent cash of parts available which I will be selling.

Brand new set of ramps with decals > never installed
Pretty nice translit with minor scuffs on back
Decent but a bit yellowed cloud topper
Various old plastics in decent condition
extra wireform on right side that drops balls on spinning disks

Message me if you are looking for any of this.

I will put up an official for sale thread for these parts once the game is officially picked up and gone.

I did not expect such a huge response of messages so quickly. I will start a thread with pics and prices in a few days/ after the game officially leaves. Sorry for jumping the gun on this one by posting. I really thought there would not be a ton of interest in these parts.

3 weeks later
#625 4 years ago

I sold my spare set of new ramps.

I have a reasonable condition topper (a bit yellowed and some cracks at screw tabs) and nearly complete set of use plastics. I also have a spare wireform that dumps balls onto the spinning discs also.

If anyone is going to MGC or VFW shows I can bring them to you. I will put up a thread with photos of the stuff later today.

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