I saw this and thought about it whilst I was browsing ebay. I did a couple of zoom ins and saw that it was very bad.
An expensive lesson. Can tell you for sure I have thrown many pins into skips/set fire to them/ripped boards out many years ago, it of course was in the cheaper days of pinball.
Do not know anyone that has bought from those people and been 100% happy. They seem to always be economical with the truth, and generally expensive.
If you need vpin help, inbox me.
Thanks - converting it to a Virtual Pinball now and since as I already ordered the cabinet decals it will be Grand Prix themed (I already stripped, sanded and painted the cab).Damn this is so sad to see. Was looking forward to watching this log, have a lot of nostalgia towards Grand Prix. Sorry about the state of the machine dude, sometimes they are just too far gone i guess
I'm just putting this down to experience.I am not normally one for throwing people under the bus but should this guy on ebay be reported? It looks to me that this was a little more than a small restoration project at best. And it sounds like this isn't a one off from the feedback of others on this thread. Dumping your rubbish into another country is an easy way to limit the likelihood that buyers will get back to you. Still it isn't right. Or am I being too harsh?
I also powder coat all the bits, but the guy charges me closer to £200, but that is also for coin door and plunger, he said all the metallic colours cost more and have to go in the oven several times.Wow! They look nice, particularly the candy colours, hope I can find somewhere local to Hull that does similar for similar prices - will get lockdown bar, side rails and legs all done in red probably.
Just need to buy one of those star type screwdrivers so I can get screws out of side rails.
Sorry only just read the other posts after you was talking about the powder coating, I hope you can salvage what you have and make some money on boards and parts.
Hope you leave him some negative feedback.................
Sorry to hear about the fleecing AndyThanks but I posted positive feedback as my initial impressions were positive once I got it and played it before I realised the playfield was a lost cause.
I am looking at turning it in to a virtual pinball table now and will definitely be getting the metal work powder coated based on your photos and others' recommendations.
Thanks - Have listed all the boards for sale at £550 for the job lot. Not sure if that's too high but they are all in good nick and fully working and I need to try and get back some of the chunk I lost on the Grand Prix :-(Sorry to hear about the fleecing Andy
I scrapped a NASCAR a few years ago now
The salvaged parts have pulled myself mufcmufc and Andrew m out of the shiiite a couple of times we call it the gift as it keeps on giving!
Don’t bother tumbling save all the tatty hard ware and chuck them at a decent zinc Coaters ! It’s cheaper than the electric you’ll waste running a tumbler for days.
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