A few years ago, I found a Captain Fantastic pinball machine in the trash. The find, and subsequent refurbishment details, can be found here, here, here and here. I still have the pinball machine, but the repairs were temporal in nature. Like a spring cherry blossom, the bloom quickly faded. Since then, I have not had 3 days to devote to repair.
At the time, the epic score spurred D+R pal Coop to post about the legendary pinball artist, Dave Christensen. I just re-read the post and it is well worth a visit.
Coop on Dave Christensen