(Topic ID: 120121)

STTNG Leg Problem

By joekiss

4 years ago

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#1 4 years ago

Whats going on here? Ive scooted it around and it does get nudged pretty good but the bolts are literally falling out. Is there a fix?P3020199.JPGP3020200.JPGP3020201.JPGP3020202.JPG

#2 4 years ago

Looks like your bolt plates inside your cabinet are stripped, or the bolts are.

#3 4 years ago

You can replace the bolt plates. Easier fix is to to the hardware store, take one of your bolts and buy nylon lock nuts to put inside the cabinet - will tighten down very well and be nice and secure.

#4 4 years ago

If I were you, I'd get these:


Get a whole set, replace all 4, and get new leg bolts while you are at it.

#5 4 years ago

How do you get under the PF and replace the ones in the back??

#6 4 years ago
Quoted from joekiss:

How do you get under the PF and replace the ones in the back??

that's were the fun starts! you could probably manage to get them it without removing the playfield by lifting it straight up and having someone hold it vertical so you can get behind it.

Or, you could pull all the connectors from the boards in the back box to the playfield and pull out the playfield.

good luck

#7 4 years ago
Quoted from joekiss:

How do you get under the PF and replace the ones in the back??

Its a pain in the ass with the PF in, but doable. Pull the playfield all the way out, but do not tilt up. Its a tight squeeze but can be done.

#8 4 years ago

When you place your order, I would also get new legs. Silver would look better with the silver rails and lockbar than the black.

#9 4 years ago

Good point. Too bad I despise the game.

#10 4 years ago
Quoted from joekiss:

How do you get under the PF and replace the ones in the back??

That is exactly why I recommended getting the nylon locknuts at the hardware store. I nearly killed myself trying to replace the rear brackets on my TZ so I went to the nylon locknuts. Work absolutely fine, and you can't tell it from the outside of the cabinet, but I guess the purest don't like that idea. But I've had them on all 4 legs of my TZ for a long time and never had to re tighten them. Just an option.

#11 4 years ago

I put the HD plates in my HS and that thing was ROCK solid. I pulled the pf and it was MUCH easier then. I also drilled out the holes for the wimpy #6 screws for big honkin #12. Well worth the time and money.


#12 4 years ago
Quoted from joekiss:

Good point. Too bad I despise the game.


#13 4 years ago

I'm sure there are a lot of takers, if your hate it that much just sell it.

#14 4 years ago

Normally I just weld nuts to mine when that happens. You can braze them too. But, not everyone has the means or know how to do that. For those who do a good trick for welding is to super glue the nuts on first. That holds them where you want them while you get started welding. I just tack it and then weld it starting elsewhere. A C-clamp works too.

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