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    Does anyone know if/where you can get new track for AMF overlane returns? Ours are really in rough shape and we'd like to replace them, but I'd like a bit of info on what the best route is... thanks

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    Re: Overlane Return Tracks

    You can replace the fibre rack with foul line sections....it is the same stuff.....use a router on the old stuff and nail the replacement in.

    My last place had overlane track...we had some original AMF wooden replacement sections.....but I have no link there.

    I have seen Brunswick have raised return track for A-2 overlane with the ball whizzing back.....maybe look for a way to retrofit Brunswick track.

    What kind of racks do you have?

    Jerry

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      Re: Overlane Return Tracks

      Dont know if they have a name, book just calls them "Overlane return - power check" [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/confused.gif[/img] (hand blower at the back (looks like a bullet) and 2 rubber pads to slow a ball, and a slow spinning rubber "tire" to spin the ball backwords through the pads.... they're a PITA.... but they may be getting out of there this summer.... Those motors (the ones for the ball wheel) are very expensive to have rewound [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/frown.gif[/img] Dont know if we'll replace them or not though.... (NOT going with new ones, just different ones.... and in case you meant track.... its just two thin stips of wood (black) does look like the foul line, now that I think about it
      Thanks again

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        Re: Overlane Return Tracks

        Awww, man! [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/eek.gif[/img]

        Don't rip out those overlanes! I realize they might be a pain, but with everyone going "retro" these days, you're gonna be sorry, if you tear that stuff out, and find the "overlane" trend coming back!

        Check out the April 2003 issue of Bowling Center Management magazine (just came out), page 40. Some proprietors are using a "retro" theme as a marketing strategy.

        Also with overlanes, no undergrounds!!! ROFLMAO!

        82/70 King, I think the article on page 80 was written just for you!! LOL the title says, " A Small Center Fit For A King " [img]/content/btubb/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/laugh.gif[/img]

        Doug

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        • #5
          Re: Overlane Return Tracks

          I would think twice before replacing those units...the only better ones are the Brunswick cradle gold crown units.

          I would check Grainger for a motor that is comparable.

          JK

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