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Jersey Jack Mirror Blades

By Mrawesome44

4 months ago


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#1 4 months ago

For those who have Mirror blades installed how were you able to get them to line up? I purchased a black pair from pdi and there isn't enough clearance to line the holes up.

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#2 4 months ago

you take out the bolt line them up and then replace the bolt thru the mirror blade

#3 4 months ago
Quoted from joefox22:

you take out the bolt line them up and then replace the bolt thru the mirror blade

Thats as far back as the mirrors will go because its hitting the playfield glass channel receiver. The holes don't line clean up

#4 4 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

Thats as far back as the mirrors will go because its hitting the playfield glass channel receiver. The holes don't line clean up

There should be enough room to slightly bend the glass channel and slide the blades in. I had similar experience with regular mirror blades and had enough room/flexibility to slide them in.

#5 4 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

There should be enough room to slightly bend the glass channel and slide the blades in. I had similar experience with regular mirror blades and had enough room/flexibility to slide them in.

Tried again. I still do not have enough clearance. This is the first time I've ever had mirrors not fit on a game

#6 4 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

Tried again. I still do not have enough clearance. This is the first time I've ever had mirrors not fit on a game

Can you loosen the glass channel to give some room? You could potentially remove the glass channel and dremel 1/16” off each side.

#7 4 months ago

You need to trim some of the mirror blade off where it is hitting the back. The Bally/Williams blades don’t naturally fit without doing this. Had to do it for a Hobbit I owned. I may have a photo from when I installed them. Will do some digging.

#8 4 months ago
Quoted from Vitty:

You need to trim some of the mirror blade off where it is hitting the back. The Bally/Williams blades don’t naturally fit without doing this. Had to do it for a Hobbit I owned. I may have a photo from when I installed them. Will do some digging.

What equipment would i need to use to trim? I have purchased mirrors for every game i have owned all bought from Cointaker. Didn't matter whether wms/stern etc. Pdi the only ones that haven't fit. My honest opinion is if we know the blades dont fit properly on jjp machines why cant the sellers just make blades that do fit properly.

#9 4 months ago
Quoted from Mrawesome44:

What equipment would i need to use to trim? I have purchased mirrors for every game i have owned all bought from Cointaker. Didn't matter whether wms/stern etc. Pdi the only ones that haven't fit. My honest opinion is if we know the blades dont fit properly on jjp machines why cant the sellers just make blades that do fit properly.

I got mine from cointaker and they fit with no modification needed. Seems it's more related to variation of the game and not the blades. As I noted, you can trim with a dremel.

#10 4 months ago

I used a few pieces of double sided tape on my Bally/Williams gold blades that I put in GNR. Hole will not line up because the back of the blades hits the wood at the rear.

I'm probably putting the blades in Shadow when I sell GNR, so I did not want to modify the blades.

#11 4 months ago
Quoted from Lermods:

I got mine from cointaker and they fit with no modification needed. Seems it's more related to variation of the game and not the blades. As I noted, you can trim with a dremel.

So i was able to line up the mirrors but the window glass channel has to come out and both can't be in at the same time. I know exactly what needs to be cut off for it to fit but I do not have the tools to do so I am going to have to return the mirrors.

#12 4 months ago

I am pretty sure the location of that hole in the cabinet can vary a bit from machine to machine. You just got a cabinet made after lunch of Friday.

#13 4 months ago

I used this to cut mine. Couldn’t find a photo though.

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