(Topic ID: 329996)

Anybody Making Repro Ball Guides

By nerdygrrl

2 days ago

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  • Latest reply 16 hours ago by jeffc
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    #1 2 days ago

    Hi Y'all,

    I am working on doing a PF swap for my friend's Earthshaker. The ball guide that sits behind the upper flipper is mangled. I have read Vid's guide, but this is not something that I have the tools for or that I can do. Is there anybody out there making repro ball guides?

    #2 1 day ago

    What game?

    #3 1 day ago

    Hey sorry about that. I am not sure what happened with the post. It reverted to an old draft that I had versus the post I intended to make.

    #4 1 day ago
    Quoted from nerdygrrl:

    I am working on doing a PF swap for my friend's Earthshaker.

    #5 1 day ago

    Well, I know that *now*

    The flat piece that feeds the pop bumpers or the flipper itself? The easiest way to replace a missing one is to get a similar one and adapt it. (unless you can find the exact piece of course) If the flipper has a wire guide behind it they are pretty easy to make with a vise or even pliers you can buy the raw wire at PBR or marco (or use welding rod of the appropriate thickness).

    The flat guides are pretty easy to bend as well, you don't necessarily need the slip roller to do it, it depends on the thickness really. Got a pic of what you're trying to replace? I will look in my parts stash and see what I have.

    #6 1 day ago

    That was after I edited. The title and copy were all wrong. Somehow an old draft I made was posted and not what I had intended. Since I could still edit and could not delete I edited the post/title.

    #7 1 day ago

    Got a picture of the part?

    #9 19 hours ago

    Hi Everyone,

    Many thanks, I think I found somebody locally to help me out. Not to try and get some dimensions from somebody with an ES.

    This is a pic of the part-not mine.

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    #10 16 hours ago

    Can you use the playfield art and holes as a template?


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