Hello, everybody. So after seeing small plastic pieces falling down little by little during the last year in the bottom of the cabinet, it arrived at a point where one of the drop target wasn't able to stay in UP position. The reason is that there was no rest ledge plastic anymore to keep the target in position. I've tried to find a way to replace only those rest ledge plastics but it's not possible to buy them anywhere separately.
So here are the 3 items I've ordered directly from Jersey Jack. BTW, very great communication with the support and fast shipping!
2x (MAN & ELF) : JJP Part Number 10-008002-03
1x (DWARF) : JJP Part Number 10-008002-05
Total : 87.97 + tx & shipping.
This include the Metal Frame (Main Bracket Assembly) including black plastics.
As you can see, after 3 years of use, they are completely destroyed:
- MAN target bracket :
- ELF target bracket :
Side by side, one of the new bracket I've received with of of my old one.
As the problem will probably restart in the future, my idea is to keep my old bracket and 3D print the black plastic and fix them with new rivets.
Fortunatelly, replacing the old frames with the new took a lot less time that I was expected. Calculate 30-40 minutes each.
So I am sharing you how to proceed. (Note that the procedure will be the same for the 5 drop targets with just more screws):
1) Disconnect the drop target connector
2) Remove those 4 screws
3) Remove the 4 screws from under the playfield
4) Remove all washers and springs to release the targets. And remove the 3 white screws at the bottom. Try to not rotate the nuts independantly so your targets will stay correctly adjusted on the new bracket.
5) Remove the 4 screws that were located behind the drop targets.
6) Remove the 12 remaining screws for each coils and coil stops.
7) Rebuild the kit on your new frame in reverse order and enjoy your game!!
So, as you can see, it's easy. It's just disappointing how this part of the game is unreliable. The rivets are probably too big and doesn't keep enough plastic on the top and the bottom to keep them enough strong. Will see if the new brackets get a better success!