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What Part Have You Made Yourself.

By Raff

3 years ago

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    #1 3 years ago

    I thought I put this up I was looking at buying this part a series bar for a Gottlieb 7 target bank in my country Australia but cant buy it here so looked at Marco pinball and the shipping cost is around $70 transfer into Aussie dollar =Around $100. That's a lot for shipping so I thought I will build it myself.IMG20190419144340 (resized).jpgOriginal Part. IMG20190419144404 (resized).jpg Material to be used. IMG20190419144423 (resized).jpg Cut and holes drilled. IMG20190419144834 (resized).jpg Tools used. Cost for Material =$4. What have you made that you couldn't buy or to keep the cost down.

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    #2 3 years ago

    Nice work!
    Hard to imagine the shipping cost can get so high on a relatively lightweight part, but that's a long distance.

    #4 3 years ago

    Looks good. Original steel, remake aluminium? Also, how much time did it take?

    #5 3 years ago
    Quoted from ReadyPO:

    Also, how much time did it take?

    About 45 mints and remake aluminum.

    #6 3 years ago

    I have made some plastics.

    #7 3 years ago

    Coin chutes for Gigi. The pin did not have any and they seem to be hard to find or very pricey. Almost done, these DIY chutes work perfectly. The chute material came from a mangled up Gottlieb coin door.

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    #8 3 years ago
    Quoted from TractorDoc:Work!

    I tried this thread idea a couple weeks ago. Mine didn't get much love.

    I like the apron you made looks great i might make some gottlieb aprons in the near future.

    #9 3 years ago
    Quoted from Raff:

    Cost for Material =$4.

    Cost for tools: $100.00

    But well worth it, of course. That's why we buy them in the first place. "I can pay a plumber $100 to snake this, or buy one and do it myself forever".

    Nice work.

    #11 3 years ago

    New projector disc with water slides and a sheet of plastic.
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    #13 3 years ago

    Put the series bar in that I made and works like a charm.

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    #14 3 years ago

    Hi raff
    see the first JPG, green arrow - I had / have a spare stepper like the one in the picture, not having the bakelite plates --- broken off was the arm with the stepping tooth - see in the lower right corner "green arrow, red Y, 1, 2". A challenge - can I do a repair (?) - I tried to do a new construction with screws - hacksawed a new tooth and mounted the stuff --- and it works. My camera is no good --- at least the new screws and the new tooth You can see in the second JPG. Greetings Rolf

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    #15 3 years ago

    Nice work.

    #16 3 years ago

    Not exactly what you were looking for, but custom monster bash topper parts:

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    #17 3 years ago

    Modeled some lamp baffles, in both petg white and petg black. These were a big hit at the Allentown show.

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    #18 3 years ago

    Here is a cabinet I made a couple of years back.
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    #19 2 years ago

    In the process of restoring a recently acquired GTB 1965 Skyline I noticed that at some point the head of the rivet (at right side of pic) supporting the coil stop on the yellow pop bumper had sheared away. A quick and permanent fix was to use a brass bolt (3/16in) and grinding down the head. Extended thread was viced to tension the bolt then lopped off.

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    #20 2 years ago

    Nice job Wayner

    #21 2 years ago

    Made this a couple months ago for my Jackbot. The only parts I didn't recreate from scratch are the two metal brackets underneath. Had to invest in some tools but now I can re-rivet and replace any rusty/worn blue steel flaps on my games. Below it is the beat-to-shit original.
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    #22 2 years ago

    Great job Jibmums. With the right tools a lot of parts can be made.

    #23 2 years ago

    Rebuilding a STTNG that had been used as a donor for another restoration, so it was missing a lot of parts. Wasn't able to source one of the ramp switch brackets locally, so modeled it in CAD and 3d printed it instead.

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    #24 2 years ago

    3d printer is the way to go good work nettek.
    I was looking at buying a printer.

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    #25 1 year ago

    20210315_175051 (resized).jpg20210315_175057 (resized).jpgI was missing a back door for a machine so I made one

    #26 1 year ago

    Nice one Raff. Might have to get you to build me one Been wondering what you've been up to. First time I've seen this thread.
    Is that door sheet metal or wood? Could be anything under the paint.

    Only thing I've made so far is a leaf adjustment tool from an old screwdriver. Works great.

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    #27 1 year ago

    The big center plastic was busted in half on my Jacks Open (they ALWAYS were!) This was before anybody was making repro plastics sets. Probably before the internet existed too. So I went to a copy place, made a color copy of the art, cut out my own clear plastic and stuck it on there. Didn't even look close to original but hey, wasn't busted anymore. Like I said this was a looooooong time ago!
    I made a few bakelite flipper linkages too back then out of a small sheet of bakelite. I still have it.

    #28 1 year ago

    Made out of medium density fibreboard.
    That leaf adjustment tool is great good idea
    Can make if you want.

    #29 1 year ago

    Repaired a broken off tooth. JB Weld, popsicle sticks, painter's tape and dremel tool:

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    #30 1 year ago
    Quoted from JethroP:

    Repaired a broken off tooth. JB Weld, popsicle sticks, painter's tape and dremel tool:[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Nice work! I did one of these on my monster bash a few years ago when I didn't want to wait for the part to come in the mail. Be forewarned they do eventually fail! But those teeth look a little beefier than on my MB, so you might be ok.

    #31 1 year ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    But those teeth look a little beefier than on my MB, so you might be ok.

    Seeing as how some extra width wasn't going to interfere with anything I did make it wider. Also drilled small through-holes and roughed up the surface for extra adhesion. I don't think it's ever going to break!

    #32 1 year ago

    I made these TAF rails for a swap I did back in 2007, I made an extra in case I fucked up and sold it for $20. I now have 10-20 sets going at all times. 828315D4-6901-41E8-84E9-F63CD5548FD2 (resized).jpeg

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    #33 1 year ago

    I made my own wire forms, brackets and switch stacks to squeeze a long sequence of roll under gates into a limited space.
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    Most roll over and roll under switches are mounted below the playfield and have to be spaced further apart. I wanted them closer together and mounted in plain sight so I had to roll my own. See the whole game at:


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    #34 12 months ago

    20210529_172409 (resized).jpgMade a chime unit nearly finished
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    Chime units are hard to find.

    #35 12 months ago

    Perhaps a little expensive by the time they are posted but certainly available:


    #36 12 months ago

    Great work Raff. Looks good. You going to use a pitch tuning app on your phone to get the sound right?

    #37 12 months ago

    I made my own photo cell for CC Sound Stage.
    It worked very well for me.
    It was tried by others who could not get it to work.
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    #38 12 months ago
    Quoted from pins4u:

    Perhaps a little expensive by the time they are posted but certainly available:

    With postage to Australia I would be looking at $200 Aud the one I built cost me $60 .

    Great work Raff. Looks good. You going to use a pitch tuning app on your phone to get the sound right?</blockquote
    Thanks it's going into a big indian machine I bought
    It was missing the chime unit.

    #39 12 months ago

    Well done Raff. Yeah I rarely buy anything online any more as postage is a killer nowadays.
    Nice score on the Big Indian. Lets have a look at it

    #40 12 months ago

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    #41 12 months ago

    What the $%# is this?

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    #43 12 months ago

    Made my own kicker plastic, to replace the broken.

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    #44 12 months ago
    Quoted from Mikala:

    What the $%# is this?

    Yea I know I took it out and threw it in the bin.

    #45 12 months ago

    I couldn't find a center plastic for a #Road Kings so I made one from a top right plastic.

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    #46 11 months ago

    Made various steel brackets needed for Flash Gordon and converted a 4 stand up target assembly to 3 target inline and converted a single stand up to a stand up with memory.

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    #47 11 months ago

    You guys are talented, all I have been able to make dealing with my EM is a headache.

    #48 11 months ago

    Made wire guides for the first time for my Flash Gordon.

    Stainless wire, polished with a drill before bending.

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    #49 11 months ago

    From time to time, I'll need to make replacement rivet and wiper discs for vintage Gottlieb machines. Here are a few examples.

    Pics 1, 2, and 3 show a few steps in the fabrication of a replacement Roto Pool wiper disc. As you can see in pic 1, the disc is secured to a rotary table on a drill press to ensure that the components end up in the correct spots around the disc.

    Pic 4 is a custom wiper and rivet disc set that I made for the late great Steve Charland, for a Lucky Hand mod that he did.

    Pic 5 shows a North Star rivet disc I made for a customer.

    - TimMe

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    #50 11 months ago

    Picked up a flying carpet the top cabinet front plywood was crap so I put a new one on.
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