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    Just curious..... After reading a fair amount of threads, it seems like a lot of you are hobbyist that are looking for help to get a machine working. Lots of advice on how to clean, adjust, etc.
    I restore and resell machines. Mainly the vintage 70ís machines, although I have done a couple of the newer machines.
    How many restorers are there out there?
    if interested, please check me out at www.facebook.com/magicpachinkorestorations
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    i do repair and preservation work.. I like original machine and like keeping a machine looking original.

    but i don't facebook
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    Do you do complete tear downs? Or just clean as best you can?

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    Default Re: Restored or hobbyist?

    don’t do Facebook either but I do complete tear downs and that’s only on arrangeball machines though I’ve done a couple of vintage pachinkos. I’m far more interested in old school electro mechanical pinball machines and building mid century modern furniture these days but I’ll always have an interest in pachinko.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MagicDan View Post
    Do you do complete tear downs? Or just clean as best you can?
    some get torn down some don't.. case by case, as needed.. and of course there cleaned and detail to look and work there best.. work is guaranteed, but never had a call back
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    I just picked up 4 machines on my recent visit to Chicago. I’ll do complete tear downs on all of them for resale. I also tear down the frames, sand and poly them. Pull the nails, etc. Only thing I don’t do is a cell replacement.
    If I do a commission piece, I’ll offer a tear down and cleaning of the guts and a general cleaning of the front.

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