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What are hard to find parts, what would you like to see made?


By Pmuis

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 1 year ago by swinks
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    #1 1 year ago

    Hi everybody,

    I'm thinking about investing in some good tools and start fabricating some hard to find and custom parts for, among other things, pinball. What parts do you think should be made available? Focussing primarely on metal parts, clear plastics, 3d printed parts, electronics and perhaps assemblies. Maybe not even directly parts you would like to see but more problems that are hard to fix. For instance because they might be badly engineered.

    For example, the bracket for the assembly of the mini-playfield from The Shadow.

    #2 1 year ago

    Make these post affordable.
    Always break on me when tearing down a pin.

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    #3 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wariodolby:

    Make these post affordable.
    Always break on me when tearing down a pin.[quoted image]

    How much Marco charging?

    #4 1 year ago

    how about the Indiana Jones 03-8844 idol rotor arm I desperately need one and they are just not available any more not just here in the UK but any ware it seems. plastic will always break I guess eventually

    #6 1 year ago

    Fish tales Reel handle

    #7 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wariodolby:

    Make these post affordable.

    I don't think I would be able to make those cheaper

    Quoted from bazad:

    how about the Indiana Jones 03-8844 idol rotor arm I desperately need one and they are just not available any more not just here in the UK but any ware it seems. plastic will always break I guess eventually

    Thank you, I will look into it, have to get my hands on one. Should be doable

    Quoted from Stretch7:

    Fish tales Reel handle

    Is it metal? What breaks on it? or is it just the looks?

    Thank you, I though such a thread had to excist but I couldn't find it with my searchterms.

    In the meanwhile, keep`m coming

    #8 1 year ago

    R2D2 body for Data East Star Wars.
    Haven’t found one in 4 years.

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    #9 1 year ago

    How about the mystical Freddy glove flipper that's never in stock.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from Wariodolby:

    R2D2 body for Data East Star Wars.
    Haven’t found one in 4 years.
    [quoted image]

    should be doable, I'll look into it. I don't have experience with this game, why does it break? does it need improving?

    Quoted from arcademojo:

    How about the mystical Freddy glove flipper that's never in stock.

    Good one, you hear this one is always broken.

    #11 1 year ago

    The Machine - Bride of pinbot. Helmets are nowhere to be found ;(

    #12 1 year ago

    I’m in need of this crucial train part for the Cactus Canyon train.Train body #2.

    https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/03-9863.html

    #13 1 year ago
    Quoted from bballfan:

    I’m in need of this crucial train part for the Cactus Canyon train.Train body #2.
    https://www.pinballspareparts.com.au/03-9863.html

    Should be makeable, wil look into it. If you have more information, like why it breaks, let me know.

    Quoted from HarrieD:

    The Machine - Bride of pinbot. Helmets are nowhere to be found ;(

    Will look into it a bit further, might be hard to make with consumer tools. Best solution would be injection molding. Also, silver/chorme plating will be difficult and probably expensive

    #14 1 year ago

    “should be doable, I'll look into it. I don't have experience with this game, why does it break? does it need improving?”

    I need one as well. Flashers could melt them sometimes.

    #15 1 year ago

    There's a guy on eBay that has a used one for sale at $128. Little pricey!
    I know another guy who will take your helmet as a trade and give you back another helmet that has been cromed. It's a 7 coat process and is amazing when done.
    Here's the catch the trade is $200. So now your into a BOP helmet for $328
    I had one that wasn't broken but had a poor paint job done to it so it cost me just the $200 for a trade.
    If anyone is interested I'll add a picture of my helmet with the guys business card info.
    Met him at the Chicago pinball expo in 2017

    #16 1 year ago

    Just found out that of all things, Lockdown bars for classic Stern games from the 80's seem to be unobtanium.
    So my vote would be for these.
    If anyone know where some are, please let me know.

    #17 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pmuis:

    Is it metal? What breaks on it? or is it just the looks?

    Yes it’s metal. Can’t really say they break often that I know of but I know you can’t buy them. And I need one

    #18 1 year ago

    Another vote for early stern lock down bars

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from Pmuis:

    Should be makeable, wil look into it. If you have more information, like why it breaks, let me know.

    Will look into it a bit further, might be hard to make with consumer tools. Best solution would be injection molding. Also, silver/chorme plating will be difficult and probably expensive

    Great, just PM me if you need some info and/or help.

    I got a fair spare one with flaking chrome on it. Will try to restore it in a decent shape. I am going to restore my BOP with a new playfield, new ramps, new mini playfield, new face plates, new plastics set, new cabinet decals. All parts I have laying around but only that damn helmet isn't available.

    #20 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Just found out that of all things, Lockdown bars for classic Stern games from the 80's seem to be unobtanium.
    So my vote would be for these.
    If anyone know where some are, please let me know.

    I would reach out to Kerry at Mantis. He fabricates metal parts.

    #21 1 year ago
    Quoted from Arcade:

    Just found out that of all things, Lockdown bars for classic Stern games from the 80's seem to be unobtanium.
    So my vote would be for these.
    If anyone know where some are, please let me know.

    Quoted from Stretch7:

    Another vote for early stern lock down bars

    Thirded! I need a widebody lockdown assembly!

    #22 1 year ago

    when hunting for a part make sure to use this website to see it is available - excellent pinball search engine

    http://www.pinballsearch.com/#gsc.tab=0

    and if you find a part and buy it, donate the guy a dollar as it helps him keep it open

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