Pop bumper skirt replacement Williams

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    1 year, 8 months ago
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    So I found my FT pop bumper skirts are chipped and I got new caps and skirts to look like a bobber color. I got the top and metal part out but looks like the bulb socket has leads that are holding the body in?!! How in the heck do I get these out to replace the skirts?


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    1 year, 8 months ago
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    There are 2 screws in there as well, those will need to come out. Once those are out, and the leads are clipped, just pull up! The build up of dirt, grime, wax, etc...may have a little bit of a grip to it, but it should come up.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    Replace the skits, bodies, coil sleeve and spoon while you are in there.

    Makes a big difference.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    Do this. To completley rebuild a pop bumper is only a few bucks each. It's the labor that's annoying. Also, you might want to have some extra lamp sockets on hand.

    vid1900 said:

    Replace the skits, bodies, coil sleeve and spoon while you are in there.

    Makes a big difference.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    And all I wanted to do was.............. hahah

    Do you guys recommend the wire leads or the straight leads like oem?

    OK Looking at new pop bumper full replacement. But I'll have to check sleeve size....


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    Oh and whats the spoon?


    TaylorVA

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    1 year, 8 months ago
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    Get the original flat leads, the new ones with the insulation are crap. The staples are from an upholstery stapler. If there are local pinheads ask around and see if anyone has one. It makes the job so much easier.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    Here is what I got, 5 of each, just in case :-p

    Spring - pop bumper 10A-7 #10-7
    Yoke fiber (A5493)(545-5609-00)(1A-5493) #01-5493
    Yoke metal #A5492 1A-5492 #01-5492
    Coil sleeve - 1-3/4" 545-5411-00 #03-7066
    Pop bumper body Williams / Bally #03-7443-5
    Pop bumper base 03-6009-A5 #C-115-1
    Lamp socket pop-bumper straight-wire #24-8776

    I already had new skirts and caps.


    TaylorVA

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    1 year, 8 months ago
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    If you're not using LEDs I recommend picking up some 259 anti-vibration bulbs.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    Make sure your rod and ring assembly is good and tight, not broken or loose and then buff and polish the heck out of them till that have a mirror shine. Makes the pop bumper action with a good spoon and the switch blades tuned in supper fast and sensitive. The insulated wire leads sometimes makes the lamp set up to high compared to the older metal strips.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    TaylorVA said:

    Get the original flat leads, the new ones with the insulation are crap. The staples are from an upholstery stapler. If there are local pinheads ask around and see if anyone has one. It makes the job so much easier.

    I carefully lift only one end of the staple,replace socket with flat leads, then when assembling put the lifted staple back in the hole.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    TaylorVA

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    1 year, 8 months ago
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    pinwillie said:

    I carefully lift only one end of the staple,replace socket with flat leads, then when assembling put the lifted staple back in the hole.

    I did the same on my first but the gun really speeds up the process. Replacing pops takes nothing's with the correct tools.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    I have a wood staple gun at work. Should be ok to redo the staples.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    northvibe said:

    I have a wood staple gun at work. Should be ok to redo the staples.

    You can't get that stapler in there, you need an upholstery stapler with a long nose.
    You can pry the staples up a little and slide the leads out or cut them and solder the new ones to the old leads.
    I slide the new leads under them and push the staples back down.

    Order Gott. yokes, they are stamped steel with a bend to reinforce them instead of pot metal like the WMS yokes.
    You have to grind or file about 3/32 off the top of the bend so they don't bottom out but they will not break like the pot metal ones.


    1 year, 8 months ago
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    tracelifter said:

    You can't get that stapler in there, you need an upholstery stapler with a long nose.
    You can pry the staples up a little and slide the leads out or cut them and solder the new ones to the old leads.
    I slide the new leads under them and push the staples back down.
    Order Gott. yokes, they are stamped steel with a bend to reinforce them instead of pot metal like the WMS yokes.
    You have to grind or file about 3/32 off the top of the bend so they don't bottom out but they will not break like the pot metal ones.

    Dang I already ordered everything. Well at least it is oem spec.

    Ok I'll just pry the staples up. Its a hand stapler so ya not a long nose. shoot. Then I'll just solder the new legs on.


    TaylorVA

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    1 year, 8 months ago
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    How far out are you from doing the pops? Ill send you mine as a loaner.


    8 months ago
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    Sorry!

    I did all the repairs. Wasn't too bad when you just get it done. But yeah, seems scary if you haven't done it.


    8 months ago
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    Vid, I totally read and used that!


    8 months ago
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    Not a bad job, just scary if you never did one before. Oh, and,,,

    Oh and whats the spoon?



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