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Bally SS: problem with bolt fastener in backbox/cabinet

By Edenecho

11 months ago

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#1 11 months ago

Another thread regarding parts Im not really sure what is called:

I bought a Bally Star Trek, and when assembling the backbox and attempting to put in the bolts through the bottom of backbox and into the cabinet, there was only one of the bolts that actually was fastened. I had a look under the holes in the cabinet, and apparently three of the round metal parts where the bolts are fastened in, has fallen out. I found two in the bottom of the cabinet. These does not have regular screws in them, they have this kinds of nails hammered in.

Any ideas on how to solve this?

I tried hammering in nails in one of the metal parts, and started tightening the screw, but then suddenly it got loose again with the bolt really fastened in it, so that is another hair ripping issue also.. -_-
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#2 11 months ago

Try new T nuts - any hardware store has them. Bring one of the bolts with you to make sure you get the right size.

Make sure the pointy ears are biting into "fresh" wood - in other words, don't let the ears go into the holes that were used by the old T nuts. Tighten the bolt, and the T nut should snug into the wood, and not fall out again.

#3 11 months ago

Not unusual for these to fall out. Once you get them threaded try to lock the 'points' of them into the wood. Once you get them tight they will stay in place. Try not to over tighten any of the bolts. They should be snug but not over tightened.

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