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Metal Bingo Legs - Adding reinforcement

By smohr

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

Hi Everyone,

Does everyone add any reinforcement to the metal legs so they do not collapse. I have read at times that they could. I have seen addition angle iron welded to the backside of the legs just below the bolt holes, is this highly recommended?

Also, what do people do to keep it from toppling backwards if it not up against a wall?

thanks
Steve

#2 1 year ago

The legs on my bingo were reinforced at the factory. They LOOK like normal pinball legs but have an entire second layer of steel welded to the inside of the leg for about half the overall length.

As far as standing it on end - I made some wood blocks to place under the void created by the missing head.

Always interested in hearing other ideas, though...

#3 1 year ago

Are we talking about metal legs fabricated by the manufacture or someone else to simulate/replace wooden legs...or ... are we talking about a metal cradle that holds the machine?

Here is an image of the metal cradle that holds my machine taken while restoring.

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#4 1 year ago

Thanks for that pic. I was referring to something like this, pic below you can see the additional metal.

Thanks
Steve

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#5 1 year ago

Is that a weld seam that forms the line in your image?

If it is, measure the distance from the top of the leg to that weld seam. If these legs came from a cradle, there will a difference in what you measure. Two legs being equal and the other two equal but 1/2 inch difference in the measured length. Did I explain that clearly? The difference in the pairs of legs is what creates the slope in the case and therefore the playfield. That is what I observe in my set up.

Maybe you just have a set of legs that someone tried to reinforce to keep them from spreading. A rod welded between the legs would do just that.

#6 1 year ago

the reinforced legs were factory and helped prevent folding/collapse if you pic up the front of the machine and drag the game on it's back legs. The front legs aren't a problem since there's little weight there.

if you don't drag the game or are at least careful to make sure the rear feet are sliding, then any decently heavy duty legs will support the machine and no bracing between the legs is needed.

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