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Vintage Components

Some customers like the nostalgic mid-century modern look of Brunswick Gold Crown equipment that was found in bowling centers in the 1960s. Fusion Bowling has salvaged some of these special pieces to restore to the custom specs of our homeowners. The masking unit and the ball return are two parts of the bowling alley package that can change the overall look without sacrificing the advanced performance of new pinsetter machine technology behind the scenes. The masking units are reupholstered in new vinyl; the inset panels are cleaned, repaired, and repainted by hand. Metal components are powder-coated. New LEDs take the place of the original lightbulbs. Fiberglass is repaired, sanded, and repainted to a glossy finish by a luxury custom car shop in Jacksonville, Florida. All wiring and buttons are replaced with new parts. Stainless steel parts are polished, and chrome parts are shipped off to be re-chromed. These valuable works of art are shipped on a dedicated truck to the construction site.

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Single-width masking units, burgundy

Single-width masking units, cream

Single-width masking units, sage

In-line ball return, red

In-line ball return, black

Double-width masking unit, orange

Double-width masking unit, black

Tear drop ball return, burgundy

Tear drop ball return, orange

Double-width masking unit with outer pin numbers

What's the process? What are the steps involved in buying a bowling alley?

The answer to this question gets its own cute little flow chart on its own web page. See our Process page.

What's the lead time?

It takes about six months to get the equipment ordered, prepped, and ready to ship.

How long does it take to install a bowling alley?

A pair of lanes take about one week to install. Single lanes take about six days, and 4-lane projects take about  11 days.

When do you install the equipment?

The window of opportunity is after HVAC is up and running but before flooring is installed.

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