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(Topic ID: 150775)

Freeplay40 Ramps

By Freeplay40

4 years ago

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Post #1 List of remade ramps Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #200 F-14 ramp mold Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #210 F-14 ramp preview with various colors Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #232 Examples of the F-14 ramp installed in a game Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #241 F-14 ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #258 Hurricane ramp form test Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #264 Original Hurricane ramp differences Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #289 Hurricane ramp finished Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #305 Finished hurricane ramp photi Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

Post #310 Finished hurricane ramp Posted by Freeplay40 (4 years ago)

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#1026 3 years ago

The ramps look fantastic!

2 weeks later
#1081 3 years ago
Quoted from fosaisu:

535-6078-00 "Assy. Shim

I have it listed as 535-6018-00 Assy. Shim.

#1082 3 years ago

Note: I had to make an "L" Shaped bracket structure in order to
------ mount the microswitch bracket onto the ramp.

11 months later
#1746 2 years ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Can't tell for sure, but that might be an injection molded piece.

That part was made with an air-assisted pressure input in order to make the bubble.
The top of it is like thin tissue paper. It is how vacuum formed domes/bubbles are made.

1 year later
#3029 1 year ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

Hollywood Heat has been requested several times

Note: The ramp needs an oval type exit hole... The round exit hole that is used on the OEM
causes the balls to get caught when in multi-ball and two balls get shot up the ramp.
I had this game when it was NIB, and on rout, and I would get calls for stuck balls...
It was always at the ramp exit.
I had to cut the exit hole like the first hole that is used on the spiral ramp on Pinbot.
( just not as long) : It fixed the problem.

2 weeks later
#3056 1 year ago

Group hug

9 months later
#3808 9 months ago

I just wanted to thank Freeplay for the repro. ramp I got...
Thank you for your service.

2 weeks later
#3885 8 months ago

"In anticipation of this I tried to build up some inventory, but the last week pretty much wiped out a lot of it!"
Which shows that parts are still needed and viable for older games that the OEMs could care less about.
Thank you, for helping to keep many vintage games alive.

1 month later
#3914 7 months ago

Will you be doing the red ramps for Data East Phantom of the Opera?
I got a game for repair and...
The main ramp is broken, and on top of that, the guy how owns it, he left the game
outside in the sun and melted it.

1 month later
#3970 5 months ago
Quoted from Clizifer:

any chance you would ever do the joker ramp on the 1989 data east batman? my joker has a broken nose lol

I used Mylar and epoxy to fix the Joker's Skee-Ball ramp.
Data East really did not want this part to last;
way to thin plastic was used.

1 week later
#3990 5 months ago
Quoted from Freeplay40:

sharp edges around those circles (underside of ramp) is hard to achieve.

I think the cutoff of the holes was done with a belt sander.

#3992 5 months ago

All I know, is that the deep drawn plastic is very thin and gets hit with the ball...
and thus breaks.
I was thinking of added clear plastic to beef up the side walls.
The skee ball ramp was not designed very well from an engineering
point of view... I'm exited to see what you can come up with.
Thank you for making long gone vacuum formed parts available again.
Much appreciated.

1 month later
#4061 3 months 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.

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