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screw size and type

By hoodie75

8 days ago


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#1 8 days ago

i have a williams super star (72) that i picked up. its my first table and the former owner took it apart and didnt give the bag of screws. the posts are on the playfield. i have the upper arch pieces and the bottom apron. i was wondering if anyone knew the type and size/length so i can put them back on. thanks in advance.

#2 8 days ago
Quoted from hoodie75:

i have a williams super star (72) that i picked up. its my first table and the former owner took it apart and didnt give the bag of screws. the posts are on the playfield. i have the upper arch pieces and the bottom apron. i was wondering if anyone knew the type and size/length so i can put them back on. thanks in advance.

Gottlieb was pretty uniform in its screw/post usage on the pfs, you can put together one of those blindfolded. Williams and Bally seem to be all over the map, maybe I havnt done enough Williams yet.

Hopefully a current owner of this game can setup and give you some guidence

#3 7 days ago

You can look here : https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=2446
There are pictures of the playfield.
You should be able to get 90% of the layout from the pictures.

This site also has the schematic and manual.
The manual on page 8 shows the rubber sizes and their related post positions.
https://www.ipdb.org/files/2446/Williams_1972_Super_Star_Manual.pdf

Usually the apron and arch take the same screw size. I count the holes and find the match number of screws.

#4 6 days ago

If no one knows, I’ll pull the ones from my 71 Klondike this weekend and let you know what they are, if that will be any help. I’m guessing 2 1/2” size 8 wood screws.

#5 6 days ago
Quoted from AndrewP:If no one knows, I’ll pull the ones from my 71 Klondike this weekend and let you know what they are, if that will be any help. I’m guessing 2 1/2” size 8 wood screws.

Thanks I appreciate that. I have a feeling that the top arch is #6 sheet metal screws

#6 5 days ago

Apron is 8 x 2 1/4 wood screw.
Arch is 8 x 1 1/2 wood screw.
YMMV.

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#7 5 days ago
Quoted from AndrewP:

Apron is 8 x 2 1/4 wood screw.
Arch is 8 x 1 1/2 wood screw.
YMMV.
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You are a life saver!!!! Thank you very much.

#8 5 days ago

I probably have some of these if you need

#9 5 days ago
Quoted from pinhead52:

I probably have some of these if you need

It’s all good, there is a Lowe’s right down the street and they will probably have them. It seems like a common part

#10 5 days ago
Quoted from hoodie75:

It’s all good, there is a Lowe’s right down the street and they will probably have them. It seems like a common part

probably not the 2 inch number 6

i did find them at bolt depot
https://www.boltdepot.com/Sheet_metal_screws_Self_tapping_Phillips_pan_head_Stainless_steel_18-8_6.aspx

#11 5 days ago
Quoted from hoodie75:

It’s all good, there is a Lowe’s right down the street and they will probably have them. It seems like a common part

Ace generally has a better selection of the off size stuff than the bigger stores.

#12 4 days ago

And they should be wood screws not sheet metal screws.

#13 4 days ago
Quoted from KenLayton:

And they should be wood screws not sheet metal screws.

I only buy sheet metal screws, seem to have deeper threads for grabbing the tired wood. If I dont have nice nickel plated screws I replace all on the underside with sheet metal "Stainless" 3/8s and 1/2 inch, flat for gottlieb, phillips for williams/bally. Pimps it up a little bit in my opinion.

Ken

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