I've been working with Kerry over at Mantis Amusements for a few months now engineering a replacement scoop/weldment for Capcom Pinball Magic.
The original factory weldment suffers from the same defects as most other weldments - weak welds.
The problem with the broken welds on this particular scoop/weldment is that once the welds break, the flex in the weldment causes the playfield edge to wear at the right side of the hole. I'm attaching pics of the wear area.
Rather than making an exact copy of the factory weldment, we're engineering a bit more protection, including:
1) Raised right side to prevent playfield wear
2) Reinforced weld tabs
3) Bracket to support adjacent target.
I haven't been given a price, but would expect these to be in-line with Kerry's other replacement weldments.
Kerry has committed to making this product and the purpose of this survey is to gauge interest for his initial production run.