(Topic ID: 270394)

Where do I find Ramp Flaps for TZ???

By iamabearsfan

1 year ago



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#1 1 year ago

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I can't seem to source new ramp flaps for my TZ restore project. Any leads on this would be appreciated. I have seen others post that they can't find them either. Does it make sense to work directly with a metal company to make a batch? I would help with this if someone can point me in the right direction.

Dave

#2 1 year ago

Not hard to make if you have the right tools. Pair of tin snips and a hole punch.....stuff is pretty hard to drill. You can order the spring steel in small amounts from Pinball Resource.....

http://www.pbresource.com/tools.html

You can purchase a hole punch from Harbor Freight....

https://www.harborfreight.com/9-piece-punch-and-die-set-95547.html?_br_psugg_q=punch+and+die

Take the spring steel and lay some masking tape on top so you can trace out your existing flap. Punch the appropriate size holes in the material then cut out shape with tin snips. Smooth rough edges and round corners on a belt sander. When finished remove tape and I like to clean them with WD40 which also gives more protection from rust.

Now you just need to rivet them on. Hopefully you are set up for that or if not, look for some local to you that can help.

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