FS: Gottlieb Surfer 1976 *Price drop*

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FS: Gottlieb Surfer 1976 *Price drop*

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Hi everyone, I've decided to put my Surfer up for sale. Many of you already know the history of this pin, but if not you can find some of my repair logs within the MAACA walls and other pinball forums. This was my first EM and it was a mess when I bought it.

If you are looking for a pristine, collectors quality Surfer, look elsewhere.
If you are looking for an solid, inexpensive, reliable, working EM, keep on reading...

*Asking $1200 obo*

Work that has been done:

New facetted white posts
New full set of repro plastics from PBR
New stars and rollover inserts
New rebuilt flippers
New rebuilt pop bumpers
New spinner
New full set of rubbers
New plunger mech
New rebuilt drop target mech w/new silkscreened drop targets
Inserts have LEDs
GI has new incandescent bulbs
New leg levellers
New apron cards
New transparent red coin drop inserts
New 5 cent inserts behind red coin drop inserts
Coin door has been polished, and repaired.
New shiny pinball
New AC line cord
Sylvain has also gone over the start-up sequence of the pin (I am still forever indebted to him)
And much much more...

Included with the sale of the machine:
01x Flipper Rebuild Kit KT-GFLIP03AM. New.
05x Drop Targets. Used. Dirty, paint worn off, but great for back-ups.
02x Pop Bumper Caps. Like New.
08x 5081 Springs. New.
10x 7769 Springs. New.
12x 7827 Springs. New.
06x 6974 Cotter Pins. New.
03x Fuse Holders. Digikey. New.
05x Star Inserts (White). New.
04x Flex Stone. New.
09x Springs. Used. I think these are extra drop target springs.
01x Pawl. Used. Includes plunger arm.
01x Gottlieb Schematics.
01x Gottlieb Manual.
01x Coin Insert Prints. Allows you to change the pricing. On 90LB cardstock.

Here are some of the repair threads if you really feel like doing more research:
https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic ... needs-help
viewtopic.php?f=22&t=25112&hilit=surfer
https://www.pinballinfo.com/community/t ... her.46840/

Pros:
Fully functional game. Set up for Freeplay. I won't say working 100% because I just noticed the TILT light is not coming on. Socket needs to be hard soldered or replaced. Is 99% working fair?

Cons:
Cosmetics/Asethics are rough
Backbox has some damage.
Backglass has some peeling. Sealed by previous owner.
Front and one side of the pin was painted white.
Some rust on mechanicals, but does not affect gameplay.

Photos:
https://photos.app.goo.gl/Sav3aZqZWLRNh7hs5

Thank you for your consideration.
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Re: FS: Gottlieb Surfer 1976

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This one is not for me, however I can appreciate all the detailed pics, thorough description of the work you've done on that game and the honest review! Nicely done! Thanks for this, the research tread was very interesting indeed. GLWS! :clap

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Re: FS: Gottlieb Surfer 1976

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World_of_Warships wrote:
Sat Feb 27, 2021 12:50 pm
This one is not for me, however I can appreciate all the detailed pics, thorough description of the work you've done on that game and the honest review! Nicely done! Thanks for this, the research tread was very interesting indeed. GLWS! :clap
Thanks. It has been a journey for sure! I'll keep working on it and cleaning it up. As I do, the price will slowly creep up. It's a great opportunity for someone to get in on the ground level and purchase a reliable game. They just need to be willing to overlook some of the aesthetics, and/or put some elbow grease into it.

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Re: FS: Gottlieb Surfer 1976

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March price drop. $1200 obo.

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