(Topic ID: 220929)

Early Data East Backbox Hinges


By Pinwizkid

11 months ago



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#1 11 months ago

Just picked up a Laser War that is missing the backbox hinges (weird, never seen that before). Does anyone know what size they are? Same as Williams early system 11? Thanks!

#2 11 months ago

Ok, did some research. Looks like they are 4 inch wide hinges (slightly larger than the 3 inch hinges Williams used). One flap of the hinge is bent in an L shape. I cannot find these hinges anywhere.

Is there a name for this type of hinge?

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#3 11 months ago

You'll need to contact this guy:

https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/selling-pinball-parts

Just make sure you get a couple pictures of everything front and back. He has a lot of unlisted cabinet parts.

#4 11 months ago

Thanks! Sent him a PM.

#5 11 months ago

Bump, still no luck. I'd even like to just have pictures and measurements of them and possibly try to have them fabricated at the very least. Thanks!

#6 11 months ago
Quoted from Pinwizkid:

Bump, still no luck. I'd even like to just have pictures and measurements of them and possibly try to have them fabricated at the very least. Thanks!

I can get you pictures tonight, they should be the same from my time machine.

#7 11 months ago
Quoted from lordloss:

I can get you pictures tonight, they should be the same from my time machine.

Thanks! Yes, they should be the same.

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#9 11 months ago

Thanks so much! They look very similar to Williams ones of the same time but are 4 inches wide instead of 3. I tried using a Williams one anyway, but it does not sit correctly due to the slightly different thickness of the wood and the holes do not line up at all. I'm surprised I can't find this hinge anywhere in hardware stores, I guess they made them special for pins.

Would be nice to find/make hinges eventually... I'll keep looking. Thanks!

#10 11 months ago

Also, the Data East back box hinges have the words "Data East" stamped onto one of the sides.

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