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    Once they were Pins - Meteor Firepower and Flash

    Back in 1986 3 pins were put in this shack, yes there is a shack somewhere in there



    The guy bought a Firepower, Flash and a Meteor for around about $20-$30 each at auction, and they have sat there ever since. The pic below is from June 2016, the shack is being held up by the Meteor but it looked in surprisingly good shape compared to the other two. Since then the Meteor has had more water damage and the backbox is collapsing, and the Firepower has caved in itself.

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    Finally got a call yesterday that he was ready to pull them out and if I was still interested I can grab them. I was hoping the Meteor playfield was good enough to justify a full restore on it, and the other 2 will just salvage what ever I can. So after using a car jack and a few posts to prop up the shack we got them out.

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    The Firepower was lucky to make it back so it was stripped/demolished on the trailer. It was a literal rats' nest! The playfield is pretty straight but some rot on the back, might clean up for a wall hanging, displays and transformer are shot but boards look good. Removed all of the loom and whatever othor parts were worth keeping.

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    A flatpack Firepower in 30mins

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    The Flash playfield has had a lot more water through it so is bowed and rotted in places. Displays board and loom look alright. I had the bin handy for this one.

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    I only had a quick look at the Meteor, MPU has bad battery corrosion. The lockdown mech is rusted shut so will have to wait to see what the playfield is like to see what happens from here.

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    jesus

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    Be interesting to see what you can do with all these pins.


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    I'm sorry for you loss.
    It must be heartbreaking

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    That's criminal

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    Nice little haul. A bit worse than my possum pins by the look of it!

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    The bloke would spew if you told him what they are worth in good condition in today's market. I remember going to Point Lookout on Stradbroke Island when I was a kid for holidays every year .The house next door had a fridge holding up the highest part of the house off the ground. I reckon it did so for 10 years. Stuff putting a new post use a fridge or a pinball .. lol..

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    Every time I buy a machine now with a dodgy cabinet I'm going to come back to.this thread to make me feel better!

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    Crazy stuff, hard to believe how these pins could be neglected like this.

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    Wow Pete that’s some “players condition “ pinballs right there
    Hopefully Meteor is salvageable


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