(Topic ID: 211290)

Gottlieb wedgehead backbox wood replacement


By gameover1173

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

I posted this as well in the restoration section as well
Looking for advice on fixing the front wood on this wedgehead

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#2 2 years ago

Find a local cabinet maker and get the total face replaced. Seem like ever other wedgehead I restore I need a "face lift". Ive go to the extent of having an extra head repaired and sitting on the shelf waiting for the next game to come in. Boilerman with base cab, me with extra heads.

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#3 2 years ago

Or...if you have the skills & tools, get some decent quality 1/4" plywood, use the old face as a template and cut out using a tablesaw for the outside, sharp jigsaw for the inside, clamped to a fronter/backer board to prevent tearout. Give yourself a bit of margin on the sharp interior turns so you can slowly sand the curve to perfection.

#4 2 years ago

Thanks model237 I would like to do this myself and wasn’t sure on the kind of wood to use to replace this front panel. Will give this a shot and see how it works out

#5 2 years ago

If you have access to a router, a pattern/flush trim bit will make short work of it. Clamp the old face to the new plywood and let the pattern bit do all the work. It will do the inside and outside cuts for you.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from MrArt2u:

If you have access to a router, a pattern/flush trim bit will make short work of it. Clamp the old face to the new plywood and let the pattern bit do all the work. It will do the inside and outside cuts for you.

That's a great way to go too, but it didn't look like your orignal face panel was intact.

#7 2 years ago

Most of the front is intacted but a fine front layer is peeling up
Looks like if I remove the rest of the top layer I can cut a new 1/4 inch piece and replace

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