(Topic ID: 259936)

Ball bowlers for sale


By Mciav

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 4 days ago by tdiddy
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    #1 1 year ago

    Hi all,
    I’m looking to find a ball bowler for my basement. Any idea where I can look online to find one?

    #2 1 year ago

    Search for Ball Bowlers here. There is someone in Eugene Oregon with 7 of them for sale.
    https://user.xmission.com/~daina/classified/index.html

    And if you want fancy,
    https://www.stl-bb.com/

    #3 1 year ago

    Where are you located?

    #5 1 year ago

    If you are near Michigan, Johns Coin op. He restores and services them.

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    #6 12 months ago

    I have one in Colorado Springs that I'm looking to part ways with. 1956 United. Clean. All Original. Missing coin door. Some minor mechanical issues (2 pin only retracts part of the time, missing one trip lever on pin deck, multi-player function only works part of the time). I've had it for 7 years, prior to that was in a barn for years (covered no water or rodent issues). $500 as is, where is (comes apart into three pieces - scoring section, front half of lane, back half of lane w/ pin deck). Has service manual and schematics. Ping me at BCrom24@comcast.net if you have interest.

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    #7 12 months ago

    Holy crap you’re gonna get inundated with wtb emails. I’m halfway across the country pondering the time off and vehicle requirements to come get that $500 bowler. I’d say glws but I don’t think you’re gonna need it.

    #8 11 months ago
    Quoted from BCrom24:

    I have one in Colorado Springs that I'm looking to part ways with. 1956 United. Clean. All Original. Missing coin door. Some minor mechanical issues (2 pin only retracts part of the time, missing one trip lever on pin deck, multi-player function only works part of the time). I've had it for 7 years, prior to that was in a barn for years (covered no water or rodent issues). $500 as is, where is (comes apart into three pieces - scoring section, front half of lane, back half of lane w/ pin deck). Has service manual and schematics. Ping me at BCrom24@comcast.net if you have interest.[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    That's a nice price for a "near functional" bowler. Looks well kept, and as you mentioned - clean!

    #9 11 months ago

    Hello All!

    Looking to find out what this 1961 United Dixie Bowling Alley is worth as is. It lights up, Pins retract when bars are pushed, changes players with button. The balls were returning but, now stopped. It's dirty but, would clean up nice. I need to move it as house its in sold! Attempting to move it out Sunday, Feb. 2 2020.

    This is my first time moving one. any advice

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    #10 11 months ago

    Wow! That appears to be in decent cosmetic shape.

    EVERYTHING on these puppies (though my only experience is with my Chicago Coin and Bally bowlers) disassembles quite nicely. The head will come off and you may even be able to remove the back board that houses all of those heavy relays by unplugging a Jones plug and lifting on the hinge when it is open.

    The pin hood should remove with a few screws and the pin deck will come off as well. You may choose to label screws and plugs, but *generally* there is only one logical place for each plug to go in to. The lane breakdown should be easy to figure out, but watch the wiring harness. There is probably a plug in the coin box area; unplug it before you pull the lanes apart and do NOT damage the Jones plug on it!

    Get a couple of beefy friends to help. Dissemble it as MUCH as you can to make it manageable - and I hope you don't have any stairs or stairwells to deal with!

    #11 11 months ago

    My United (56) came apart "easily" into 4 sections. Score board box, ball return box, lane with pin hood, lane with coinbox.

    I'd not recommend taking pin hood off, just my opinion.

    Sounds like a thorough cleaning (including motor) and you'll be golden!

    Yes, it's way heavy, and stairs are tricky. I removed the railing to get mine out.

    Oh, and value wise? Well, pretty subjective. Free - $1500. Considering it NEEDS to be removed soon, I'd go closer to the free end.

    No stairs, I'd say $1000 or less is a good bet.

    Stairs, I'd start at $750 and lower.

    Either way, given decent condition, I'd offer $300 maybe if you really want, free removal if your just toying with the idea.

    10 months later
    #12 27 days ago

    Any bowlers for sale these days?

    #13 27 days ago
    Quoted from shimoda:

    Any bowlers for sale these days?

    Im going to list mine soon. (1957?) Queen big ball bowler in Michigan.

    #14 27 days ago
    Quoted from shimoda:Any bowlers for sale these days?

    What are you looking for?

    #15 27 days ago
    Quoted from Bowlerguy:

    What are you looking for?

    I created an ad, I threw a number out there based on what I paid for it but open to offers.

    #16 27 days ago

    Also note, if theres a raspberry pi solution for these I think this wouldnt leave the house. Has anyone gone that route with their bowler?

    #17 27 days ago
    Quoted from huo:

    Also note, if theres a raspberry pi solution for these I think this wouldnt leave the house. Has anyone gone that route with their bowler?

    Whats that?

    #18 27 days ago

    Like modernizing the computer with something like a raspberry pi to control the bowler.

    #19 27 days ago

    There are solid state bowlers out there for sale, but i have never heard of anyone destroying a EM version to do that, not that it has not been done before by someone over the years.

    #20 27 days ago

    Yeah I agree. I think its time to part ways and maybe get a solid state one for me.

    #21 26 days ago

    Coin Op Amusements has a minor ball bowler project listed for $1250 on 12/21
    Go to link below and scroll down through the posts.
    https://www.facebook.com/coinopamusement/

    3 weeks later
    #22 5 days ago

    Any bowlers available in ohio area

    #23 5 days ago
    Quoted from tdiddy:

    Any bowlers available in ohio area

    I shoot about a 160. Is it a weekly league? lol Sorry wish I had room for another bowler. Big boy toys.

    #24 4 days ago

    Ant solid state bowlers out there?

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