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Freeplay40 Ramps


By Freeplay40

4 years ago



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#4051 80 days ago

I really like the look of the red. Here is mine.

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#4052 80 days ago

Ditto on the red. I like it on mine also!

#4053 80 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Everyone need ramps. There are so many needed and frankly so few doing it...The reason so few do it is that it very labor intensive. There is a skill set required to do it. Just exactly what those skills are is hard to explain.....and investment. The investment is both money and a lot of time....a lot of time. I've been doing this for going on 6 years I guess now....and I still cannot make them fast enough.
I've seen many attempt this, only to disappear...until now.
Please welcome JodyG to the ramp making effort. JodyG has already produced several needed pieces. JodyG and I have had some wonderful discussions about making ramps, and he is the real deal and will grow to be an asset in the ramp making effort. I will support him any way I can.
JodyG also feels the same way as both myself and Larry at Starship do with respect to duplication of efforts. No sense at this time with so many ramps needed to duplicate efforts, so we will all work toward producing the unobtaniums.
Please join me in welcoming, JodyG to the wonderful world of ramps.

jody's ramps are top notch.

#4054 80 days ago

Looks like much more fun than a golf cart. Well done!
-mof

#4055 80 days ago
Quoted from mof:

Looks like much more fun than a golf cart. Well done!
-mof

No cart path for me!

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#4056 73 days ago

How’s the Big Unit coming along? (Your new heater, that is.) Hope you’re doing well and staying healthy.

#4057 73 days ago

Did you or anybody ever end up making the large DE Batman ramp?

#4058 73 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Did you or anybody ever end up making the large DE Batman ramp?

No, but I did just make the Joker ramp...

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#4059 73 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

No, but I did just make the Joker ramp...[quoted image][quoted image]

Yeah, I saw that. Nice! I’ll be ordering one of those.

Might know someone who can make up some decals. I’ll reach out.

#4060 73 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

No, but I did just make the Joker ramp...[quoted image][quoted image]

That looks amazing.

#4061 73 days ago
Quoted from Brewchap:

I found these cracks on my High Speed Ramp while I was troubleshooting an diverter problem and was asked by Freeplay40 to post them for him to see once I found them.
The smaller cracks I can see happening since it is a high impact area at the main entrance of the ramp. The larger crack is on the far right rail of the ramp that really don't see much impact action.
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I would check the diverter pawl assembly...
If the head that holds the roll pin gets loos it will cause the ball to hit that particular corner piece.
It happens a lot on the OEM High Speed black ramp assembly.
Back in the day when this game was popular...
I did quite a few repining of the pawl assemblies that are part of the diverter assembly.
Finally, check/replace the impact spring.

#4062 73 days ago
Quoted from Colsond3:

Yeah, I saw that. Nice! I’ll be ordering one of those.
Might know someone who can make up some decals. I’ll reach out.

I sent the donor 3 of these. Generally I offer one free to the donor which assumes I will return his original in good shape. This was a tough one to mold...well actually "demold". When I cast it, it just would not release so basically I ended up destroying the original....so of course he got two new ones made from .150" plastic which met or exceeded the original. Then I made and also sent him one made with the thickest plastic I use... .177". Everything is metric now, but this is what you get when you order 3/16" thick plastic. I have to say, that with the depth of this mold and the failure in the center, the .177" came out very nice and would be my choice for these.

#4063 72 days ago

I'm curious Marc. If I order .177 it is always +-10% and what I get is close to .160. what do you get when you order .177?

#4064 72 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

I'm curious Marc. If I order .177 it is always +-10% and what I get is close to .160. what do you get when you order .177?

I just checked and the batch I have at the moment measures .165". My ".150" which is one of my favorite thicknesses measured .139". The batch of what we refer to as 1/8" which is actually +/- .118" measured .112".

#4065 72 days ago

Hopefully one day some Surf 'n Safari ramps and the whirlpools will be made!

#4066 72 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I just checked and the batch I have at the moment measures .165". My ".150" which is one of my favorite thicknesses measured .139". The batch of what we refer to as 1/8" which is actually +/- .118" measured .112".

My 3/16" is .181", my 1/8" is .118" and I have some .100" that measures .091". I guess the nominal size includes the protective plastic?

#4067 66 days ago

Any chance to see a reproduction of Cactus Jack's right ramp? This thing is always damaged and not find....

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#4068 55 days ago

Perfect Fit! Now we just need someone to make decals!

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#4069 55 days ago
Quoted from Butch2099:

Perfect Fit! Now we just need someone to make decals!
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looks mint! If we can get someone on some decals I'm in!

#4070 55 days ago

Thank you Butch2099 can't wait to mount mine

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#4071 54 days ago
Quoted from KoSLoW:

can't wait to mount mine [quoted image]

That’s NOT what those holes are for! Way TMI.

#4072 54 days ago
Quoted from pinheadpierre:

That’s NOT what those holes are for! Way TMI.

Ok let me change : can't wait to install *

#4073 54 days ago
Quoted from KoSLoW:

Ok let me change : can't wait to install *

Ha!

#4074 52 days ago

You have any GnR pinball Ramps available? I need a new R Ramp. Thanks

#4075 52 days ago
Quoted from gregh43:

You have any GnR pinball Ramps available? I need a new R Ramp. Thanks

PM sent

#4076 49 days ago

I received my R&B WABAC ramp and it looks great. You even cleaned up the nasty metal parts before you riveted them on, Thanks! If anyone wants to buy my "original unrestored" WABAC ramp, send me a PM. A good 90% of it's still there and as the classic car guys like to say, "it's only original once".

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#4077 48 days ago

Any chance of a reproduction skill shot shooter ramp for Gottlieb Mario Andretti?
Thank you for all you do for the hobby.

#4078 48 days ago

I would love to beg for a mousin around left ramp.....Ill even offer a bribe!

#4079 48 days ago
Quoted from OLDPINGUY:

I would love to beg for a mousin around left ramp.....Ill even offer a bribe!

Didn't JodyG just make you one ramp for Mousin' Around?

#4080 48 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Didn't JodyG just make you one ramp for Mousin' Around?

Jody made the center ramp.

#4081 47 days ago

Indeed the Center.

Im just starting on the last step which is large chunks of Plastic missing from the Left.
Im hoping to document my PITA method.
Love to postpone those hours, if there is any hope in the future.......

Happy to trade Bags of Bulbs, Jewelry, Real Estate, Kids.....

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#4082 47 days ago

Interested in buying both comet ramps...combo discount?

#4083 45 days ago

I have a question for Starship Fantasy, JodyG, and Freeplay40. Have any of you considered making the subway ramp for #Data East Jurassic Park ? I know the originals were made in a thin material that's not very robust. Thanks.

#4084 45 days ago
Quoted from Pinball_Postal:

I have a question for Starship Fantasy, JodyG, and Freeplay40. Have any of you considered making the subway ramp for #Data East Jurassic Park ? I know the originals were made in a thin material that's not very robust. Thanks.

I was going to do this at the beginning of the pandemic...but the guy that was going to loan me his hasnt been around to meet up. Im still willing to turn this around for someone if they have one I can borrow.

#4085 45 days ago

Whats the time frame for something like this? I could lend mine out since im restoring my JP.

#4086 45 days ago
Quoted from Juicerc51:

Whats the time frame for something like this? I could lend mine out since im restoring my JP.

PM'd you.

#4087 45 days ago

Anyone doing ramps for Indianapolis 500?

#4088 45 days ago

Not me.

#4089 45 days ago

I have also a question for lrosent345, JodyG, and Freeplay40.
Is there any chance for the Air Raid ramp for Judge Dredd?
It's a small ramp (probably the smallest I have seen), and almost always broken at the entrance.
Thanks.
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#4090 44 days ago
Quoted from Davi:

I have also a question for lrosent345, JodyG, and Freeplay40.
Is there any chance for the Air Raid ramp for Judge Dredd?
It's a small ramp (probably the smallest I have seen), and almost always broken at the entrance.
Thanks.
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If nobody else wants to do it, I am willing to take it on. I would need someone stateside with one I could borrow though. I'm always looking for small ramps to fill in around the big ones, which keeps the costs lower for all.

#4091 44 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

If nobody else wants to do it, I am willing to take it on. I would need someone stateside with one I could borrow though. I'm always looking for small ramps to fill in around the big ones, which keeps the costs lower for all.

I would reckon there would be quite a few people chasing this ramp, and other JD ramps also, apart from a few right (large) ramps the rest seem to be extinct in the pinball wilderness.

#4092 44 days ago

Hi Jody. There is a downside to placing smaller ramps around the big ones. Let's say you add an Airraid ramp to an Addams Family tool. You run 50 and when the Addams Family ramps are gone you still have 45 Airraid ramps. Probably a bad example but you get the point.

#4093 44 days ago

Don't need them yet, but probably will someday so won't mind picking up a set to have.

Anybody doing Radical! ramps yet?

#4094 44 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Hi Jody. There is a downside to placing smaller ramps around the big ones. Let's say you add an Airraid ramp to an Addams Family tool. You run 50 and when the Addams Family ramps are gone you still have 45 Airraid ramps. Probably a bad example but you get the point.

Is this process area based, isn't it?

#4095 44 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Hi Jody. There is a downside to placing smaller ramps around the big ones. Let's say you add an Airraid ramp to an Addams Family tool. You run 50 and when the Addams Family ramps are gone you still have 45 Airraid ramps. Probably a bad example but you get the point.

I don’t see how that makes sense. If you’re pulling a large ramp, the material gets used no matter what. Better to have the scrap material be something with potential use/value, right?

#4096 44 days ago
Quoted from o-din:

Don't need them yet, but probably will someday so won't mind picking up a set to have.
Anybody doing Radical! ramps yet?

I have the upper left ramp in all three versions and the Vertical ramp (lower left) available. Plan on doing the other two soon.

#4097 44 days ago
Quoted from JodyG:

If nobody else wants to do it, I am willing to take it on. I would need someone stateside with one I could borrow though. I'm always looking for small ramps to fill in around the big ones, which keeps the costs lower for all.

Go for it, Jody...You could get to it before me!

#4098 44 days ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

I have the upper left ramp in all three versions and the Vertical ramp (lower left) available. Plan on doing the other two soon.

Wow, I just counted a total of five pieces if you include the center return and right side return extension. Didn't realize there were so many.

It looks like my whirlpool on the center one might be a little cracked, so I will wait until you at least have that one done.

#4099 44 days ago
Quoted from lrosent345:

Hi Jody. There is a downside to placing smaller ramps around the big ones. Let's say you add an Airraid ramp to an Addams Family tool. You run 50 and when the Addams Family ramps are gone you still have 45 Airraid ramps. Probably a bad example but you get the point.

I don't see this a s problem for Jody or I. We can mix ramps from different games when forming and also we both can form in various sizes of plastic. Also with this JD ramp, they could be formed in multiples on one piece of plastic. Neither Jody or I carry much inventory, so decisions about what ramps to form in a multiple pull situation is made based on near term need. The larger ramps are always going to be tougher to get made for a variety of reasons....shipping being just one. In Jody's case the more smaller ramps he produces will benefit the larger ones getting produced.

#4100 44 days ago

If anyone did offer the Indianapolis 500 ramps, it would be cool, I think, to do them in some different colors. Maybe red, or yellow? But really, I would just be happy to have them in clear!

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