I made a mod for my Big Game you all might be interested in. Since BG is a wide body it has a heavy play field to lift and support. Somewhere a few months ago I read where you should turn the sharp tip of the play field prop stick under as it has a habit of eating the play field and poking thru. I did that but it was not enough.
The play field sags like crazy when using the prop stick and I started using my vacuum cleaner hose wands to prop up the play field. That had problems, as well, so I came up with a permanent solution.
I went the the hardware store and bought some 3/4 inch copper plumbing tubing and came up with this for a play field prop. On the lower end is a unit made of plywood to hold the prop into position. To the under side of the play field I attached a PVC end cap with three screws.
It works like a charm. The play field has good solid support in the center and does not sag. I made it so the play field is lifted up more than with the factory prop. The play field is now lifted up higher and the prop stick is no longer in the way, which makes it easier to do work on the lower side.
It cost me about $15.00 to build. I had to drill two holes in the cabinet cross-support for the plywood and install three screws in the lower side of play field for the PVC end cap. Remove the end cap and the plywood and you will never know it was there.
I put these together with solder and a propane torch but you could just as easily use something like JB Weld to put the tubing together.
This has worked so well that I have made similar props for my two other pins. When they are not in use I just lay them on the bottom of the cab, however, I may make some yokes for them to lay in.
These are pic of my Seawitch I have been working on.
I'm still experimenting, but with the Seawitch set up, I can pull the play field all the way back and lean it one the prop instead of leaning it forward to rest on the back box. This allows me access to the lower front of the cab without having to be a contortionist.
Note the angle of the Seawitch play field when compared to the Big Game behind it.
And here is my latest pin I am working on. For this unit, I went with more of the gooseneck setup like I used on Big Game.