(Topic ID: 269554)

Bally Side rail re-install alignment

By Clnilsen

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

I'm getting ready to re-install the stainless side rails on my Bally Playboy, and I have an alignment question. Should I center the button holes with the cabinet holes, or align on a back or front edge?

I've got the nail in ones from pinball life.


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#2 1 year ago

Attach your flipper housing and use that for your guide. The cabinet looks really nice.

#3 1 year ago

You should install the plastic rails/guides for the glass before re-installing the rails.

I use small wood screws and not nails, and it is a lot easier if you ever need to remove the rails.


#4 1 year ago

You already have the hole drilled for the carriage bolt, just in front of the flipper button. This will only allow you to install it in one location. You will have very little adjustment after this is put in. So start with the single carriage bolt, and the rest will line up.

#5 1 year ago

Even though the Flipper button and the carriage bolt may line up, other holes may not line up perfectly. This is true if you go with replacement rails (new).
I noticed that the positions of the holes is not exactly the same one. So, you just have to drill some new pre-holes and screw or nail accordingly.


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