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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.


#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?

#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.

#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....

#13 2 years ago

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

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