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Free-standing pulley scaffold for playfield removal?

By MintIndeed

2 years ago


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    #1 2 years ago

    I'm going to be pulling out a playfield for a PF swap and cabinet refinish, but I don't have a garage workspace where I can install a pulley in the ceiling. (I'll be doing this in a spare bedroom, and will needs to store the pulley system when not in use.)

    Is there some kind of free-standing scaffold system that I can mount a pulley on? Does anybody have recommendations (I don't mind DIY, but I also don't have any real woodworking tools or space, so prefab is preferred)?

    #2 2 years ago

    Put the pf on a rotisserie on wheels and roll it into the closet?

    Pulley system sounds like a lot of trouble.

    #3 2 years ago

    An engine hoist could be repurposed to do the job.

    One of the mobile camera rigs made from 80/20 might work. Have a look at Spraynard ’s posts about his rig over on Tilt forums.

    #4 2 years ago

    I'll just say, it's relatively easy to lift the playfield out by yourself if the cabinet is sitting on the ground as compared to up on legs.

    Edit: Pic added. I have my cabinets on a modified lift during restoration. Adding the legs is the last thing I do.

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    #5 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I'll just say, it's relatively easy to lift the playfield out by yourself if the cabinet is sitting on the ground as compared to up on legs.

    yup

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    #6 2 years ago
    Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

    I'll just say, it's relatively easy to lift the playfield out by yourself if the cabinet is sitting on the ground as compared to up on legs.

    3rd. Just put it on the ground. Life is easy peasey!

    #7 2 years ago

    +4, I just moved a wms pin out of my basement this way, removing the head and pulling the PF. Just make sure the wire harness isn’t going to hang up on something when you pull it.. otherwise pretty straight forward but slightly awkward to lift out due to weight. Very do-able though.

    #8 2 years ago

    Huh! I guess I’ll give that a shot then! Thanks a ton for the tips.

    #9 2 years ago

    edit

    #10 2 years ago

    I’ve used a strap tied to a taihitian love basket

    #11 2 years ago

    Not for pinball, just letting you know

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