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$ 1,700 (OBO)

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For sale: Strikes and Spares
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Added: July 4th, 2020 Ended: August 15th, 2020
Condition: Partially restored (almost original)

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Item description

This game has a great backstory. We purchased it from a doctor who advertised that the game was for sale at his lake house. On the phone, he mentioned that he was going through a divorce, and needed to sell it.

We arranged to meet him and follow him to the lake house (about two hours away.) He showed up with the backglass wrapped in a protective blanket, and it was (and is) immaculate. No flaking or missing paint. He said that the machine was in similar condition when he last visited the lake house.

With a lot of anticipation, we followed him to the house. The 'lake house' turned out to be abandoned and falling down. Trees were literally growing through the walls of the house. Everything was covered in dust. The pinball machine was missing it legs, and sat at ground level so covered in dirt that you couldn't see the paint, or the playfield.

Worse, it required hauling it up three flights of steps from lake level" to the front door. I gave him $400 and hauled the machine away.

Once back home, we saw the full extent of the project in front of us. But I love this title, and couldn't bear to see the machine discarded. We stripped it down to the bare parts, and started to work.

Here's a list of the work that was done:

- All new electronic boards put in using aftermarket replacement Alltek Systems Ultimate MPU, Rottendog solenoid board, Alltek lamp board, etc.
- New Power supply
-Replacement wiring harness
-Playfield stripped and every nut, bolt, screw and switch replaced with new parts.
-Playfield restoration by The Pinball Clinic.
-All lamps replaced with non-ghosting LEDs.
-Score displays replaced with new Pinscore LED scoring.
-New legs.
-Cabinet protectors.
-New plastics including keychains.
-New premium pinball.
-New rubbers throughout. Last shopped about five months ago.
-Custom scorecards
-New apron.

The cabinet is original, but it has been completely stripped, cleaned, clear coated, and polished. I love the battle worn tax stickers (all from Texas in the late 1970s and early 80's).

It looks and plays great. You get an original look but a brand new game in all the ways that matter. Ready to play and enjoy.

Game is located near Birmingham, Alabama in our first floor gameroom. We can ship domestically via R&L Carriers or similar. We've owned about twenty titles and shipped many of them. Buyer would pay all shipping fees and a $100 charge for wrapping the game and reading for transport.

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Alabaster, AL, US


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