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1969 Bally Gator (zipper flippers)

By Vic_Camp

2 years ago


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#1 2 years ago

Are these red flippers from the factory?

I’ve seen the white flippers with raised blue lettering on another Gator and think that they are factory? Maybe there were two different styles from factory?
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Here's two Gators on you tube that show flippers.


#3 2 years ago

Mine had these

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#4 2 years ago

I've never had a Gator, but someone recently sent me pics of his, and it had white flippers
with the blue emboss lettering, however, they looked new and I'm sure they've been replaced.
I now see Jim sent you a pic of his, and they look to be newer also..
The couple on the Data Base looks pretty much the same as yours, including the one (only
can make out one flipper) in the Flyer..
I'd have to think your machine has the originals, or at least original replacements..

#5 2 years ago

These were bought from Steve at PBR
The original flippers were also white with raised letters

But old / yellowed / blue was gone

Anything is possible though

Here is the flyer and it’s Red

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#6 2 years ago

Thanks for the responses....I am picking up a nice condition Gator this morning.
Does anyone have the game set up and playing in their collection? If so, what do you like or dislike about it?

#7 2 years ago

I repaired one recently for a customer and it was 100% original and had red flipper bats like that. I replaced them with the raised white letter style because they look better and that’s all I could find to purchase - the red ones were cracked in multiple places but this was a known fully original game never restores and it had the red.

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from Dkjimbo:

I repaired one recently for a customer and it was 100% original and had red flipper bats like that. I replaced them with the raised white letter style because they look better and that’s all I could find to purchase - the red ones were cracked in multiple places but this was a known fully original game never restores and it had the red.

Judging by the flyer picture the game looks like they had the Red flippers from the factory. It looks like the flippers on the game I am going to pick up are in nice condition...like the rest of the game. Thanks for the info.

#9 2 years ago

Mine were also red...

I think toyotaboy had one of these early on in his pinball fun for a chunk of time. He may have some insight on good/bad things he thought about the game.

Can't wait to see posted pics after you complete your purchase!

#10 2 years ago

Mine were also red...
I think toyotaboy had one of these early on in his pinball fun for a chunk of time. He may have some insight on good/bad things he thought about the game.
Can't wait to see posted pics after you complete your purchase!</blockquote

Here a quick shot after I set the game. It's going to clean up real nice!

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#11 2 years ago
Quoted from pacmanretro:

Mine were also red...
I think toyotaboy had one of these early on in his pinball fun for a chunk of time. He may have some insight on good/bad things he thought about the game.
Can't wait to see posted pics after you complete your purchase!

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Playfield cleaned up real nice....

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

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Playfield cleaned up real nice....

Looking nice. That is a VERY clean and bright white looking cabinet too!

Congrats.

#13 2 years ago

Here's the other side of the cabinet. It has the factory original keys too.

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#14 2 years ago

Are you selling it?

#15 2 years ago
Quoted from Vic_Camp:

Are these red flippers from the factory?
I’ve seen the white flippers with raised blue lettering on another Gator and think that they are factory? Maybe there were two different styles from factory?
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Here's two Gators on you tube that show flippers.

Fwiw, there’s one on eBay right now and it also has the red flippers, I would concur that they are factory.

#16 2 years ago

Vic, buying a Bally? What is the world coming to?

FWIW, my 1967 Ball Surfers has red flippers, but with white raised "FLIPPER" on them. That was factory.

#17 2 years ago

Bally Market is hot. Very nice one!

#18 2 years ago

I just found these in my mailbox ... I have never seen this color before.

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#19 2 years ago
Quoted from jasonp:

I just found these in my mailbox ... I have never seen this color before.
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It looks like those are from Op-pop-pop.

I wish I found zipper flipper mechs in my mailbox!!

If you don't have a need for the light blue bats, I would gladly purchase them from you.

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