(Topic ID: 113149)

Leg bolt brackets don't fit?


By sake

4 years ago



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#1 4 years ago

So i bought 4 leg bolt brackets for my restored HS2 cabinet (which originally have the small leg bolt plates).

I found out that they don't fit well, too much space between bracket and corner joint. Besides that the outside plates aren't correctly curved.

What do you suggest?

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#2 4 years ago

Return them and get the correct ones sake. If you do not want to do that make a spacer/s to pack the void and use them.

#3 4 years ago

Thanks for your reaction wayner. I didn't knew there are several types?
These one should fit from mid-80s to the present according to the suppliers website.

#4 4 years ago

You could fill the gap with wide washers. I wouldn't worry about the sides laying perfectly flat. I drilled out the side holes to fit big #12 screws. They are REALLY solid now.

#5 4 years ago

I'd just put a wood slice between the plate and the gusset.

#6 4 years ago

Assuming your cabinet corners are square, return these and tell the supplier to provide ones that have proper bends; the legs on these look to be a slight bit less than 45 degrees to the body of the plate.

#7 4 years ago

I think the plates are fine, just that the gussets are made of scrap wood that can vary in size.

#8 4 years ago

These are the ones I use on that vintage of machine:

http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=858

#9 4 years ago

Legs should be 45 degrees but mine are 40 i think.

Found out that this type of bracket does fit on one of Christophers HEP Getaway cabinet. So it could be indeed that multiple sizes of gussets were used.

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So i think two options:

a wood slice to fill up the space and use these 'new type' brackets;
buy improved version 'old style' brackets:

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http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=858

i don't prefer corner seperation on my restored cabinet

#10 4 years ago

Can you take the existing brackets you bought and bend them better in a vise?

#11 4 years ago

Yes. I've had a few I've had to do this too.

Quoted from KenLayton:

Can you take the existing brackets you bought and bend them better in a vise?

#12 4 years ago

im thinking they will pull in quite a bit if you just do the bolts up?

#13 4 years ago

I don't think the bolts will pull one of these flat. The metal is pretty thick.

I don't think that HS2 is an original cabinet. It looks like an aftermarket one? I know on the HS2/CFTBL era, the new brackets often hit the power box when installed.

#14 4 years ago

Did someone chrome the prop bar?

#15 4 years ago

very astute of you

#16 4 years ago

I'm just in disbelief.... that someone would take the time to mod the prop bar....

Quoted from j_m_:

very astute of you

#17 4 years ago
Quoted from jalpert:

I'm just in disbelief.... that someone would take the time to mod the prop bar....

That's not the only non-stock thing in that picture

People mod everything!

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