(Topic ID: 281548)

Addams Family Slide Out Playfield Conversion


By wallybgood

75 days ago



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  • 21 posts
  • 10 Pinsiders participating
  • Latest reply 64 days ago by RatShack
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#1 75 days ago

Been working on converting TAF’s playfield pivot system to a Stern style playfield slide out system. Required quite a few minor modifications. It’s pretty tight in some spots. So far, so good. (the Williams slide system will not fit on TAF) Planning to build a TAF from parts as this winter's project.
Wally
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#2 75 days ago

Really cool!

#3 75 days ago
Quoted from wallybgood:

Been working on converting TAF’s playfield pivot system to a Stern style playfield slide out system. Required quite a few minor modifications. It’s pretty tight in some spots. So far, so good.
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Excellent. I thought about doing that a time or two on TAF and never could get it past the thought process.
Never even considered the Stern parts.
Is that a WPC95 cabinet it is resting in?

#4 75 days ago

Very nice work!

Could you share your measurements for the mounting holes? I have a WPC cab I need to convert to Stern rails.

#5 75 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Excellent. I thought about doing that a time or two on TAF and never could get it past the thought process.
Never even considered the Stern parts.
Is that a WPC95 cabinet it is resting in?

Thanks, Chris.
Yes, that is a cab originally intended for a WPC-95.
Wally

#6 75 days ago
Quoted from RatShack:

Very nice work!
Could you share your measurements for the mounting holes? I have a WPC cab I need to convert to Stern rails.

Hey RS
In order to get the TAF playfield close to the original depth, the sliding surface of the Stern support rails sit at 11-7/8 in from the cab bottom. They are parallel with the cab bottom. Some other games (FH, WH20, various WPC-95) that I checked sit at different depths.
The front edge of the support rails are positioned 26-3/8 in from interior of the coin door front wood.
The pivot brackets are located 9 in from the playfield top edge.
I tried the brackets with temporary SMS attachment first. I was OK with the placement and then went with the #10 carriage bolts.
Wally

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#7 75 days ago
Quoted from High_End_Pins:

Excellent. I thought about doing that a time or two on TAF and never could get it past the thought process.
Never even considered the Stern parts.
Is that a WPC95 cabinet it is resting in?

Hey Chris
The Pinsider that I bought the playfield from said that it was an original that you touched up and cleared. It sure is pretty.
Wally

#8 75 days ago

You're a MAD man, Wally!

I'm going to take for granted the playfield hanger hooks don't hit the cloud topper when it's in the upright position?

#9 74 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

You're a MAD man, Wally!
I'm going to take for granted the playfield hanger hooks don't hit the cloud topper when it's in the upright position?

Hey Bryan
I'm gonna' have to keep an eye on that.
Wally

#10 74 days ago

And the Stern part numbers are......?????

#13 74 days ago

Don't forget the carriage bolts & nuts for the side brackets and you have to install t-nuts and 8-32 screws for the new pivot brackets that attach to the playfield.

(6) Stern # 231-5012-00 Carriage Bolts, 10-24 x 1-1/4" long

(6) Stern # 240-5207-00 Keps Nuts, 10-24

#14 74 days ago

Looks great! Any mods to Thing's box needed?

#15 73 days ago

I would very much love to do this. Having recently worked on my TAF, I was cursing the fact that the playfield doesn’t slide out. Hmmm....

#16 73 days ago
Quoted from Barr993:

Looks great! Any mods to Thing's box needed?

Hey Barr
I don't think that there will be clearance problems with Thing. The under playfield metal box cleared everything and the playfield box is tucked behind the backboard which clears right now also.
Wally

#17 73 days ago
Quoted from Bryan_Kelly:

You're a MAD man, Wally!
I'm going to take for granted the playfield hanger hooks don't hit the cloud topper when it's in the upright position?

Tried the topper. Close but OK.

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#18 73 days ago

awesome work Wally

#19 72 days ago
Quoted from swinks:

awesome work Wally

Thanks, Jady.

#20 72 days ago

When the TAF playfield is in the full upright position, it leans back slightly to rest on the head. The playfield backboard has to be trimmed in order to clear the pivot support brackets. It might be necessary to trim a little from the plastic ramp near the flasher. It looks like the right side will be OK.
When Bill Webb (local good guy dude) built the cab for me he made it about 1/16 inch wider internally. This helped out with the tight clearance at the subway. I still had to bend the front nub of the right support bracket towards the cab a little.
Wally

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#21 64 days ago
Quoted from wallybgood:

Hey RS
In order to get the TAF playfield close to the original depth, the sliding surface of the Stern support rails sit at 11-7/8 in from the cab bottom. They are parallel with the cab bottom. Some other games (FH, WH20, various WPC-95) that I checked sit at different depths.
The front edge of the support rails are positioned 26-3/8 in from interior of the coin door front wood.
The pivot brackets are located 9 in from the playfield top edge.
I tried the brackets with temporary SMS attachment first. I was OK with the placement and then went with the #10 carriage bolts.
Wally[quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

Thanks a lot for the detailed info!

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