(Topic ID: 170152)

Alternative bumpers - Any ideas, please?


By dtown

2 years ago



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    #1 2 years ago

    Game is a 1940 Stoner Brite Spot. I'm finishd with cleaning everything except the playfield. The one MAJOR problem I have is that the bumpers are toast. They're fragile and I broke a couple screw mounts when taking two of them off. The rest I just cleaned with them still attached to the playfield. Bottom line is glueing the mounts back on don't hold and once a ball is bouncing around they'll probably break again.

    Does ANYBODY have an idea where I can find these or a suitable replacement? They're not active bumpers and they work by the ball pushing up the mushroom heads which moves a little rod that touches the inside of a metal hole creating contact.

    It really sucks that I've done so much work with this game and to be held up by such a stupid problem. And I haven't even tried to start the thing yet.

    Also, no, PBR does not have them.

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    #2 2 years ago

    Roofing nail with a decorative doodad epoxied to the top?

    #3 2 years ago
    Quoted from cody_chunn:

    Roofing nail with a decorative doodad epoxied to the top?

    You're not helping

    #4 2 years ago

    You could use a Bally C-617-8 Mushroom Bumper Body then your choice of mushroom top colors.

    http://www.marcospecialties.com/control/keywordsearch;jsessionid=41F8897ECA044F0B5003C5CBCC55EE5D.jvm1?SEARCH_STRING=bally+mushroom+bumper

    You'd also need a leaf switch to replace your original switch. Since the Bally Mushroom body is solid black color, maybe somebody could 3D print it in clear or transparent colors so you could still light it up.

    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from dtown:

    You're not helping

    Sorry, pal, I thought you were really out of options...wasn't trying to break your balls.

    #6 2 years ago

    if you could give me accurate dimensions I would be happy to model in 3d and then print at shapeways - no charge - happy to help and save a game

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