Coney Island Boxer Restoration Project – Finishing Touches

In this post, I’ll go over the last minor fixes that I made to get the Boxer looking good as new. First off, were the lightbulbs; both the halogens on the top and LED indicators on the inside. As for the indicators, replacing them was as simple as twisting out each old bulb and replacing it with a new one. The halogens, however, were missing the clip to hold them in place. I purchased new bulbs from a local lighting store, asked about the clip, and was given a full-sized one to try. After some bending with a pair of pliers, I was able to get it to fit the socket, and it worked like a charm to hold the bulbs in place.

The newly-installed bulbs
The newly-installed bulbs
The newly-installed halogens
The newly-installed halogens
Testing the bulbs
Testing the bulbs

Next was the coin mechanism door. It took around 10 minutes to rivet the whole thing in place, with 5mm short rivets purchased from Home Depot.

My riveting job
My riveting job

To finish it off, I removed the film from the front glass (it had never been removed when installed) and polished the whole machine with an automotive buffer pad and polish. Looks good as new now.

Front View
Front View
Side View
Side View
Other Side View
Other Side View
As you can see, I'm not very good at this...
As you can see, I’m not very good at this…

All in, I’ve probably spent around $300 total. I’ve included all of the resources that I’ve collected while completing this project below:

2 thoughts on “Coney Island Boxer Restoration Project – Finishing Touches

  1. Hello Justin. Very informative reading. I have a classic boxer machine which looks very similar to the one you fixed.It needs some fiberglass repair and is now not releasing the bag consistently when the start button is pushed after money is accepted.sometimes it does ,and sometimes not .
    I clicked on the links given below and read in the user manual the mechanism is to be greased apprx evry 3 weeks. My manual said nothing of this,and I cannot see at first glance any grease nippples.Does yours have any and if so where are they located?
    Also I assume the solenoid pulls the shoe or brake away from the pivot shaft to release the bagfor play,so the solenoid could be acting up or power not always energizing it.
    Can you shed some lite on this for me pls ,as I have searched the internet for info on service and e mailed companys but no replys thks

    Heiko Balke Thunder Bay, Ontario

    1. Hello,

      I don’t own the machine anymore, but I never greased it and didn’t have any issues, though YMMV. Yes, the solenoid pulls the brake which allows the punchbag to drop. Sounds like your issue is with the solenoid, check the solenoid and ensure it’s hooked up to power and grounded on the machine securely to make sure you’re completing the circuit.

      Justin

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