(Topic ID: 160428)

Correct lock down bar for Spirit of 76?


By DaveBuckholts

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 66 days ago by bob_e
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#1 3 years ago

I need a lock down bar for my SO76 pin. Here's what the seller says...
"I've got two identical bars - I know mine came from system 3 games, but pb resource notes that they were used from Target Alpha (1976) up. (http://pbresource.com/lockdb.html)."

The SO76 is from 1975. Any clarification? Thanks!

#2 3 years ago

My 2 player version Pioneer has the button lockdown bar - GTB-D14008A on PBR's page.

#3 3 years ago

I have an extra bar, button style... PM if you are interested

1 year later
#4 2 years ago

Looking for one of these lockdown bars for a SO76 if anyone still has one.

#5 2 years ago
Quoted from pyro4god54:

Looking for one of these lockdown bars for a SO76 if anyone still has one.

button or fin style?

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

button or fin style?

Button style

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

button or fin style?

I may convert to fin style if I can't find the button style.

#8 2 years ago
Quoted from pyro4god54:

I may convert to fin style if I can't find the button style.

ebay.com link » Stainless 22 1 4 Or 22 3 8 Lockdown Bar Pinball Machine Gottlieb

only one i have is early 70's welded encap

2 years later
#9 69 days ago
Quoted from pyro4god54:

I may convert to fin style if I can't find the button style.

Are you able to provide info on converting to a fin style lock bar?

#10 68 days ago
Quoted from Frantickoala:

Are you able to provide info on converting to a fin style lock bar?

It has its compromises.
1. You need a shark fin receiver to mate up to it. You can’t use the original button style receiver.
2. You need to remove the 1/4” spacer that is stapled on the inside of the cabinet behind the coin entries. It is in the way and isn’t needed because the shark fin receiver has metal spacers on it.
3. You will not be able to reinstall or have active coin chutes because the coin chutes are in the coin door for the deeper body cabinets that the shark fin style lock bars were used with. The shark fin receiver has no slotted openings or screw holes for the coin slides.

#11 67 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

It has its compromises.
1. You need a shark fin receiver to mate up to it. You can’t use the original button style receiver.
2. You need to remove the 1/4” spacer that is stapled on the inside of the cabinet behind the coin entries. It is in the way and isn’t needed because the shark fin receiver has metal spacers on it.
3. You will not be able to reinstall or have active coin chutes because the coin chutes are in the coin door for the deeper body cabinets that the shark fin style lock bars were used with. The shark fin receiver has no slotted openings or screw holes for the coin slides.

Well thats a total downer... I guess we can still have the raised plate/lights but with no chutes behind (who uses the coil slots anyway)

Ive got a receiver and shark fin bar available.

#12 67 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

Well thats a total downer... I guess we can still have the raised plate/lights but with no chutes behind (who uses the coil slots anyway)
Ive got a receiver and shark fin bar available.

Damn! No wonder I couldn't get that game to take my quarter!

#13 67 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

Well thats a total downer... I guess we can still have the raised plate/lights but with no chutes behind (who uses the coil slots anyway)
Ive got a receiver and shark fin bar available.

If the plan is to put a sharkfin bar and receiver in a shallow cabinet it would be possible to modify the sharkfin receiver to accept the coin guides.

#14 67 days ago
Quoted from MikeO:

If the plan is to put a sharkfin bar and receiver in a shallow cabinet it would be possible to modify the sharkfin receiver to accept the coin guides.

Cutting torch?

#15 66 days ago

I believe I have one of these that did not sell at the last show I did... If anyone needs one, PM me. I believe I do have one in good shape I would sell for $70 plus shipping.

#16 66 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

Cutting torch?

I envisioned first drilling two holes that would define the slot space needed for each chute. Then grind the edges between the two holes to create the slot. So now the opening existed. Next would be to align the slide chute and mark holes for the mounting screws. Then drill and tap the two holes.

This is all doable for even a hobbiest. At the same time, why would we go to this effort if we aren’t planning to run coins through it?

#17 66 days ago
Quoted from snyper2099:

I believe I have one of these that did not sell at the last show I did... If anyone needs one, PM me. I believe I do have one in good shape I would sell for $70 plus shipping.

sent PM bob

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