(Topic ID: 95330)

Riveting service ???


By sixpakmopar

5 years ago



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  • 4 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 4 years ago by Ballypalooza
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    #1 5 years ago

    I see so many posts asking how to replace rivets on pinside and I keep thinking of offering to do these. The issue that keeps coming to mind is whether or not the cost of postage both ways would be worth it to anyone. I would say the minimum cost would be around $10 with the postage both ways. If any of you think this is worth it to you let me know. I have a rivet press, Many different rivets,100_7628.jpg I have been able to come up with exact or very close to exact rivets on hand so far. I would like to stay away from irreplaceable/high dollar ramps because the opportunity to make just a little more than squat is not worth the chance of a high dollar ramp cracking.
    I wanted to add a poll to this to get an idea but do not see how to do this, probably not able to under this topic.
    Please reply with you thoughts.

    Ed

    #2 5 years ago

    I have something I'd like to get riveted. I was thinking about doing a "press rivet" but this would be better.

    #3 5 years ago

    Action Pinball offers a similar service. http://www.actionpinball.com/tools.htm#riveting_services

    Unfortunately large, bulky, pricey ramps that are fragile and a pain to ship are often the most common items that need riveting.

    It would be cool to have local rivet resources for pinsiders. If anyone in the DC area needs riveting, I have a couple rivet tools (Pinrestore press and Action Pinball hand rivet tool) I could offer up for use. I have a basic rivet assortment from Pinrestore, not as impressive as sixpakmopar

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    #4 4 years ago

    This sounds like a great idea. Has anyone used Ed's service? I have some Bally 80's stationary targets to get done. Are there any other folks that you guys have used?

    #5 4 years ago

    I have. I know that does not count as my opinion may be biased. All I can say is that I did make a pair of clear plastics with 2 riveted angle pieces attached to each one for a pinside member a little while back and he was very happy with them. Maybe he will see this and chime in, I do not feel it would be appropriate for me to include any more detailed information from our PM's (private messages) regarding this .Someone else responded to this but what he needed riveted was 3 dimensional (whitewater mountain) and I was not sure I had the clearance to do it.
    I have done a dozen or so standup targets for myself, If you want to see the results I can take a picture.

    #6 4 years ago

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