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New problem! Please help!

By VolunteerPin

3 years ago

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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by mix_arcade
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#1 3 years ago

A good buddy of mine is not on this forum and currently owns one pin...a very nice IMVE. He eventually wants 2 pins and is getting ready to move into a new house. He told his builder an area where he wanted his pins needed 58 inches but that space has ended up being only 53 inches wide. Pretty much all my standard size pins are in the 27" wide range which hoses him from having 2 pins in that area. The walls are structural and cannot be moved and his wife would kill him if he tried to put a pin somewhere else.

Any suggestions on a couple of pins possibly fitting in that area? If that is simply impossible he could just go with a JJP widebody with super deep code to keep him busy. As I've only been in the hobby a few years and space hasn't been an issue for me personally I thought I'd ask y'all for some ideas.



#2 3 years ago

Have him go back to the builder to fix the mistake?

Like you said, that is probably difficult if they are supporting walls.

#3 3 years ago

That was my first question too. I'm thinking he is just screwed out of putting 2 pins in that area. Personally, I'd be pretty stinking mad as this is a custom house and builder was told specifically what he needed.

#4 3 years ago

Two Gottlieb wedgeheads

#5 3 years ago

Banzai run is smaller than 27

#6 3 years ago

safe cracker is also smaller

#7 3 years ago

tell your friend to man up and get a bigger house
he will never be happy with only two games

#8 3 years ago
Quoted from PopBumperPete:

tell your friend to man up and get a bigger house
he will never be happy with only two games

LOL. Yeah. My thought is bag the pool table and get like 4-5 more!

#9 3 years ago

If he can appreciate EMs (or an Asteroid Annie (quick edit: head normal sized nevermind), or I guess Big Juicy Melons (head also too big?)) a single-player game may fit with another single-player game or perhaps next to a multiplayer game as well, modern or not.

#10 3 years ago

He could buy a P3 or a Heighway game and have spare play field modules stored somewhere else. Standard Heighway wide body is 6k, the next playfield is 4k or so...2 widebody games for the price of 2 Stern Pros.

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from VolunteerPin:

LOL. Yeah. My thought is bag the pool table and get like 4-5 more!


The only reason to have a pool table is for keeping spare parts on whilst you do running repairs to the pinball machines. Otherwise mine never gets played.

What is the land size? Add a lined shed to the budget and keep them in there in the interim. It won't stop at two machines, that's for sure.

#12 3 years ago

Make one of the games a Bally Speakeasy, the head is the same width as the body.

#13 3 years ago

Pinball 2000 should fit in there! Maybe he can find a conversion kit for both SWE1 and RFM to have 3 pins

#14 3 years ago

If he has the space depth wise, maybe he can move one forward a bit, and overlap the back boxes? That would save a few inches- not sure if it will be enough?

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