So I'm sitting on a stock of Apple II parts here and was debating whether to sell or keep as parts.
I threw up my second Rev 04 board (black slots) but didn't get any bites and then the day before the auction ended I pulled it. I've not seen too many with the black slots so the collector in me kicked in.
I also bought a keyboard from transwarp on ebay. 16 keys had been broken off but everything else was working, I was going to use its encoder to replace what I thought was a dead encoder on my II+. Turns out I was able to bring the encoder back to life. And, using this awesome Quick Grip adhesive, I was actually able to repair all the broken keys and after sitting all night the thing operates perfectly! (I've attached a post repair pic)
Finally I have an integer ROM card I opportunistically pounced on on ebay. I had already bought another one from dorkbert, but this one was 'mislabelled' and did not attract much interest. I got it for $76 and the ROMs work.
So I'm thinking now I want to build an 'early' Apple II+ from what I have. I just need a case. If anyone knows where I might find one with a suitably low serial number (I don't know exactly when they stopped using Rev 04s in the II+... anyone know roughly? I'd be grateful.