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    Posted 7 years ago

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    Seeking creative ideas on what to do with these two pieces... :-)

    These are the actual side panels from the lower cabinet (playfield) portion of a BALLY XENON pinball machine (circa mid 1980's) which I recovered from a curbside trashpile a couple years ago, without its upper (backpanel/display) cabinet. [which sadly, the homeowner that'd put it out for the trash who happened to be on his front porch when I rode by and stopped - and who actually *helped* me load it - also mentioned HAD been there with it the day before when he hauled it out there, but someone else had come by in the meantime and taken only that part... <grrr>]

    Anyway. Figuring my chances of finding a replacement backpanel cabinet for the machine were next to nothing (while also imagining how cool the one from this machine probably *did* look hanging on somebody else's mancave wall... <grrr> again) I ended up parting it out on eBay, selling off most all of it *but* the plywood cabinet itself.

    And as perfectly useless (not to mention rather large) as that was, I *still* couldn't quite bring myself to toss the whole thing in the dumpster...the graphics are just WAY TOO MUCH I beat it apart with a big hammer and saved the sides. ;-)



    EDIT 08Jun2019.

    These plywood panels have now officially become "wall art" in my carport, where they'll theoretically continue to entertain me as I come and go while also being protected from general weather/direct sunlight. A MUCH BETTER SPOT for them I think, than otherwise stacked against a wall in a dark and otherwise unseen 'storage room'...?? ;-) :-)

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    1. roddyq roddyq, 7 years ago
      Wondering how they might look with a light source of some kind behind them!
    2. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 7 years ago
      Along that line I was thinking under black light? maybe on the front of a bar, or make a CD stand? guess some depends on your other hobbies
    3. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 7 years ago
      Thanks SO much for the loves/comments roddyq, ho2culcha, brunswick, Manikin, and PoliticalPinbacks!! Interesting ideas (keep 'em coming, PLEASE, y'all?!) I've gotta admit I never thought about whether they'd react to blacklight -- most definitely gotta find out?!! About the only ideas I've ever had either related somehow to 'building a bar' with them, or just simply hanging (one?) on the wall mostly 'as-is' as "art"...but frankly, that'd take a *big* wall which I don't really have available at the present time... <sigh>
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 7 years ago
      UPDATE: whatever paint was used for these doesn't seem to care the slightest bit about "blacklight"...a great thought/idea anyways, PP... :-)
    5. PoliticalPinbacks PoliticalPinbacks, 7 years ago
      On to plan B any idea what that is yet?
    6. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 5 years ago
      UPDATE Jun2019 -- two new pics added to show what 'plan B' turned out to be PP -- "wall art" they now are...?!! :-) :-) :-) :-) :-)

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