(Topic ID: 259359)

Gottlieb EM Bumper Skirts


By The-Who

1 year ago

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#1 1 year ago

I’m putting together an order from Marcos Specialties to replace the bumper skirts and platters on my three wedgeheads. Ice Revue and Cross Town both have circular skirts, but MIBS has the pointed skirts which Marcos does not supply in yellow, although they do have red.
Do these points serve any purpose or can I use the non-pointed skirts on MIBS too?

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#2 1 year ago

I believe that the point goes to the top (towards the head) and is there to keep the ball from hanging up on the top of the ring (especially with a shallower slope of an EM compared to a new game). I'd check with Steve at Pinball Resource (PBR) before going to Marco for these items. PBR is the king of the EM parts.

#3 1 year ago

I agree with GSones… also, if need be, it's easy enough to trim that point off with a sharp razor blade and now you have a circular skirt

#4 1 year ago

In my opinion, Gottlieb machines should have Gottlieb skirts (with tits).

#5 1 year ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

In my opinion, Gottlieb machines should have Gottlieb skirts (with tits).

Would all three of these originally had the pointed skirts? I have no idea if they had been replaced over the years. They aren’t museum-quality machines, but I would like to keep the as original looking as possible.

#6 1 year ago
Quoted from GSones:

I believe that the point goes to the top (towards the head) and is there to keep the ball from hanging up on the top of the ring (especially with a shallower slope of an EM compared to a new game). I'd check with Steve at Pinball Resource (PBR) before going to Marco for these items. PBR is the king of the EM parts.

Thanks! PBR has the yellow and red-pointed skirts, but I don’t have an account with them yet and I was too impatient to go through their first order process. I’ll have to give them a call.

#7 1 year ago
Quoted from The-Who:

Thanks! PBR has the yellow and red-pointed skirts, but I don’t have an account with them yet and I was too impatient to go through their first order process. I’ll have to give them a call.

WHAT'S THE PART NUMBER???!!!!

#8 1 year ago

I think that the part number is A1218Y for yellow but not 100 percent sure.

I'd recommend that you add the Gottlieb 1972 (Mibs) and the Gottlieb 1968 ((Ice Review, Cross Town) parts catalogs to your order as well. This should cover all your part number needs and show how some of the assemblies go together.

#9 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

WHAT'S THE PART NUMBER???!!!!

I haven't had the pleasure of ordering from PBR yet but this made me LOL.

#10 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

WHAT'S THE PART NUMBER???!!!!

A1218R for red
A1218Y for yellow

#11 1 year ago
Quoted from GSones:

I think that the part number is A1218Y for yellow but not 100 percent sure.
I'd recommend that you add the Gottlieb 1972 (Mibs) and the Gottlieb 1968 ((Ice Review, Cross Town) parts catalogs to your order as well. This should cover all your part number needs and show how some of the assemblies go together.

Didn’t know there was such a catalog.
Thanks!

#12 1 year ago
Quoted from The--Who:

A1218R for red
A1218Y for yellow

Just checking. I'm warming you up for Steve!

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#13 1 year ago
Quoted from jrpinball:

Just checking. I'm warming you up for Steve!

Just called my first order in. What a great guy!
He took the time to make sure I was getting the right parts for my machines and was very helpful in giving me maintenance tips. I will look to PBR first anytime I need parts.

#14 1 year ago
Quoted from The-Who:

Just called my first order in. What a great guy!
He took the time to make sure I was getting the right parts for my machines and was very helpful in giving me maintenance tips. I will look to PBR first anytime I need parts.

He has softened up quite a bit.

#15 1 year ago
Quoted from The-Who:

Thanks! PBR has the yellow and red-pointed skirts, but I don’t have an account with them yet and I was too impatient to go through their first order process. I’ll have to give them a call.

Email them. Easy peasy. I only do my orders through email.

#16 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Email them. Easy peasy. I only do my orders through email.

You just dont wanna talk to the Steve!

#17 1 year ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

You just dont wanna talk to the Steve!

Haha. Actually i don’t want to talk to anyone. Can’t remember the last time I called someone unless it was absolutely necessary.

#18 1 year ago

I like talking to Steve. He has saved me from myself more times than I care to admit. As long as you have made an attempt to dig up part numbers I've found him to be very friendly and helpful.

#19 1 year ago

His bark is worse than his bite. At least try to give a part number and he'll wag his tail

#20 1 year ago

I’ve never called PBR either. Just email them and make sure you follow their directions.
Name
Address
Phone no
Part number and quantity.

I just ordered the same 2 yellow skirts and some other stuff and it was in my mailbox 2 1/2 days later. They’re awesome.

#21 1 year ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

I’ve never called PBR either. Just email them and make sure you follow their directions.
Name
Address
Phone no
Part number and quantity.
I just ordered the same 2 yellow skirts and some other stuff and it was in my mailbox 2 1/2 days later. They’re awesome.

Yeah for sure. They are awesome at finding stuff for ya too. I just email and describe the game and parts I need and include pictures to be sure they know what I want. Then they go try and find it. So helpful.

It’s crazy how much stuff they have.

#22 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Actually i don’t want to talk to anyone.

Sounds like you’re a lot of fun to be around!

#23 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

Email them. Easy peasy. I only do my orders through email.

Actually, that raises a question I’ve had. The PBR website says that you can order via e-mail, but your first order must be pre-paid. I’ve been ordering via phone for years now, would I still have to pre-pay my first e-mail order? If so, that would defeat the convenience advantage of e-mail orders, at least for that first time, so I’ve never done it. Anybody have any experience on this?

#24 1 year ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Actually, that raises a question I’ve had. The PBR website says that you can order via e-mail, but your first order must be pre-paid. I’ve been ordering via phone for years now, would I still have to pre-pay my first e-mail order? If so, that would defeat the convenience advantage of e-mail orders, at least for that first time, so I’ve never done it. Anybody have any experience on this?

I’ve never once prepaid for anything.

Now i will have them email me a copy of the invoice right away so I can get a check in the mail to pay. I like to do that so I don’t forget to send the check. The only reason I still have a check book is PBR. Haha

#25 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I’ve never once prepaid for anything.
Now i will have them email me a copy of the invoice right away so I can get a check in the mail to pay. I like to do that so I don’t forget to send the check. The only reason I still have a check book is PBR. Haha

Thanks, I’ll have to give e-mail ordering a try.

#26 1 year ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Actually, that raises a question I’ve had. The PBR website says that you can order via e-mail, but your first order must be pre-paid. I’ve been ordering via phone for years now, would I still have to pre-pay my first e-mail order? If so, that would defeat the convenience advantage of e-mail orders, at least for that first time, so I’ve never done it. Anybody have any experience on this?

Same here. I’ve never prepaid with them. On my first order, they just said to send a check within 10 days.

#27 1 year ago
Quoted from Sea_Wolf:

I’ve never called PBR either. Just email them and make sure you follow their directions.
Name
Address
Phone no
Part number and quantity.

Leaving off your account number is just asking for trouble.

#28 1 year ago
Quoted from chuckwurt:

I just email and describe the game and parts I need and include pictures to be sure they know what I want.

Including pictures without them requesting them is just asking for trouble.

#29 1 year ago
Quoted from wolverinetuner:

Actually, that raises a question I’ve had. The PBR website says that you can order via e-mail, but your first order must be pre-paid. I’ve been ordering via phone for years now, would I still have to pre-pay my first e-mail order? If so, that would defeat the convenience advantage of e-mail orders, at least for that first time, so I’ve never done it. Anybody have any experience on this?

I made my first real order after buying a parts catalog from them. Got my indoctrination from Steve on the phone for ordering the wrong part that was listed in the parts manual. Nothing but emails orders since. No issues--just make sure to include your account number.

#30 1 year ago
Quoted from SirScott:

I made my first real order after buying a parts catalog from them.

He has a parts catalog? I’m always looking to his website for part numbers

#31 1 year ago
Quoted from Murphdom:

He has a parts catalog? I’m always looking to his website for part numbers

Gottlieb parts manual.
http://www.pbresource.com/books.html

#32 1 year ago

I've always ordered by phone... until my last order. This last order was by email and I got something I didn't expect - a tracking number! In retrospect, I guess they've never had my email (until this last order) to send the tracking info to?

Either way, I always get the order in 1 to 2 days...

#33 1 year ago

I've only started getting tracking numbers recently, have always ordered by e-mail. Also don't always get a tracking number.

#34 1 year ago
Quoted from DaMoib:

I've always ordered by phone... until my last order. This last order was by email and I got something I didn't expect - a tracking number! In retrospect, I guess they've never had my email (until this last order) to send the tracking info to?
Either way, I always get the order in 1 to 2 days...

They only started with the tracking info recently. They never used to send that.

#35 1 year ago
Quoted from SirScott:

Leaving off your account number is just asking for trouble.

Good point. After your first order make sure you lead with your Acct Number.

PBR rules tend to set a poor Pinsider straight in a hurry.

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#36 1 year ago

Steve doesn't give anyone trouble. He's the best!

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