Well the estimate from the repair shop is in. They are wanting to charge me $163 to make it 'minty' I guess. Everything from the gears, to the prism, to the seals, to the lubricant... about the only thing they DONT want to do is repaint the Nikon logo.
Now I may be naive in the ways of the film camera, but there wasn't that much on that camera that looked like it needed replacing. I guess now I have to decide what its worth to me...
Here is what they said.
DISASSEMBLE FOR OVERHAUL TO FOLLOWING:
FILM TRANSPORT GEAR SET
CORRODED BATTERY CONTACTS
OF SWITCH AND SWITCH BRUSHES
REMOVE OLD DRIED OUT LUBRICANT.
ADJUST ALL TO GOOD WORKING ORDER.
PARTS $ 2.00 PENTA PRISM LIGHT TIGHT SEALS
PARTS $ 2.00 MIRROR SHOCK ABSORBING FOAM
PARTS $ 11.00 LIGHT TIGHT FILM DOOR SEALS
PARTS $ 6.00 CHEMICALS, CLEANING SUPPLIES, LUBRICANTS, SOLDER.
TAX $ 12.46