Clear Ramp update. So after about 12 different designs I have finally nailed it. Attached are photos of the just cut out final design. I will now install it in my machine to confirm all final fits. Some of the things I have accomplished with this new design are:
1 Left side of entrance to ramp is now protected from getting beat by the ball..(Note my original ramp is cracked there)
2. No more cover needed! Now we all know there can be that odd shot once in a great while, but I have yet to bounce out of the ramp.. If you get that really "hot" shot, the worst that will happen is that it might touch the glass, but stays in the ramp.
3. An unanticipated benefit... This thing is incredibly quiet!. If you buy one of these, before you install it, note the sound the ball makes when going up the stock ramp...sort of rattles. When you install the new one you will find almost no sound at all.
4. Uh, you can see through it! I've got a couple decals I'm going to throw on mine just for kicks, that will be illuminated by the rear flashers.
5. On the inside turn of the ramp, there is a plastic above the upper three stop light targets. On mine, that plastic was always in a bind with the ramp. Added room to clear that plastic.
I will follow up with a photo of this latest design installed in my machine....maybe yet today. Once I confirm final fit in my machine, I am going to start producing these. Sorry this has taken me so long, but wanted to get it just right.
Beyond the entrance flap which is included and will be riveted, there are 7 additional rivets necessary to install this in your game. Access to a rivet press is the best. It you attempt to use screws instead of rivets, understand that you will likely have to grind down the heads of the screws so they will not interfere will ball travel. I tried screws initially when I was testing and saw right away that they would be a problem. I am also considering having anyone interested in having me do the riveting, that they send me their pieces (I will post a photo later showing the pieces that need to be riveted) and I will completely assemble the ramp, test fit it in my game and then ship it back. Thinking maybe $20 additional to assemble. This way you will be able to install it immediately into your game.