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retreeva
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Olly Whales Win a Kit Kat help

Postby retreeva » Tue Sep 15, 2020 5:55 am

Hi all,
It's been a while since I was active in the hobby.
Can anyone help with altering a sweetie tinplate hopper from a Spangles shape to a Kit Kat shape?
The guide rails and payout slide are fine, so it needs the tinplate hopper removing from the rails, a new one formed (or the existing one altered) and brazing back on to the guide rails.
Any help gratefully recieved.
Retreeva.

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Re: Olly Whales Win a Kit Kat help

Postby treefrog » Wed Sep 16, 2020 6:49 pm

Wow, welcome Retreeva, I just noticed you joined the forum in 2005, so welcome back **xXx**

Cannot help you making a chute, but see below thread as this topic where similar desire for another bar fitting the machine has been raised and issues around this. I do recall earlier someone who was making these, but cannot find the thread, was a few years ago. As pointed out by Gameswat, though these chutes will not be standard in fitting locations, so would need to be custom made.

viewtopic.php?f=5&t=6993&hilit=Making+sweet

Also another option maybe asking https://www.retro-arcade.co.uk as they make sweetie Allwins and maybe you could adapt if you get a picture of one and dimensions.

I often think about buying a metal folder and sheet tin to make my only chutes and cash boxes, but never got around to it and yet more work !OMFG!

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Re: Olly Whales Win a Kit Kat help

Postby retreeva » Thu Sep 17, 2020 6:29 am

Hi Treefrog.
Many thanks for that.
If no other help is forthcoming, I might get brave and try fashioning it myself. I've never done brazing before, so I'll take a deep breath...


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