Standup target reinforcement bracket


By Crash

11 months ago


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#1 11 months ago

The infamous blown out playfield screw holes for the lock standup targets on White Water have been giving me constant issues. I've filled the holes with toothpicks and other things which works temporarily but the targets work themselves loose again. I saw quite a while ago where someone 3D printed a plastic shell that surrounds the entire target in the playfield hole to reinforce the two screws that are holding the target in place. Can someone point me in the right direction to find these?

#2 11 months ago

Mezel makes these splints for Stern stand ups. Not sure if they will work for WH20?
https://mezelmods.com/products/stern-target-splints?variant=923513721

#3 11 months ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

Mezel makes these splints for Stern stand ups. Not sure if they will work for WH20?
https://mezelmods.com/products/stern-target-splints?variant=923513721

Different problem.

Could the TZ slot target reinforced frame work here?

#4 11 months ago
Quoted from Jgaltr56:

Mezel makes these splints for Stern stand ups. Not sure if they will work for WH20?
https://mezelmods.com/products/stern-target-splints?variant=923513721

This is what I was thinking of. Looks like it just keeps the target from bending backwards? Also, probably wouldn't work anyway because it's for Stern targets.

Quoted from dsuperbee:

Different problem.
Could the TZ slot target reinforced frame work here?

Is this what you mean?

http://www.marvin3m.com/tzmod/#last

#5 11 months ago

They were actually designed to prevent the target from leaning side to side and keep them centered. I haven't looked at the Williams target bracket but if you can swap over to a stern bracket they would work. I know some people have swapped brackets in order to use these on their LOTR Planitar target.

#6 11 months ago

What's wrong with the mantis protectors. They're designed to protect the ends of the ramps but a byproduct is the target can't get bent backwards. It's stopped by the protector. The protector is locked into place by the back edge of the stand up target hole in the playfield.

#7 11 months ago
Quoted from Crash:

This is what I was thinking of. Looks like it just keeps the target from bending backwards? Also, probably wouldn't work anyway because it's for Stern targets.

Is this what you mean?
http://www.marvin3m.com/tzmod/#last

Further up the page where it mentions the capcom bracket, yes. Steve at PBR probably has a couple of target shoes you could swap the brackets over to. I am thinking of doing the same thing on mine actually.

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#8 6 months ago

I have a screw loose too

I was thinking of mixing together some sawdust and wood glue and pushing it into the hole to fill it. Then, after a day or two, drilling a pilot hole and resetting the screw. Advice?

Seems as though some have used toothpicks to take up the space, but with varied luck.

I've attached the location of the issue. As you can see, it takes a beating from the bumper. At this point it moves around quite a bit.

Thanks for the input.

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#9 6 months ago

Is it clear on the back so you can drill on through and use a t-nut and a machine screw?

#10 6 months ago
Quoted from RonSS:

Seems as though some have used toothpicks to take up the space, but with varied luck.

Normally, I take 3 toothpicks, coat the end in wood glue, jam them into the hole, then take a small rubber band (a zip tie would probably work too), and tie the ends of it together. Then I dab away any excess glue with a q-tip. Let it try for a day (or if I'm in a hurry at a show or on location, about an hour), then cut the toothpicks off flush with the playfield, drill the hole, and screw the post in.

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Quoted from Travish:

Is it clear on the back so you can drill on through and use a t-nut and a machine screw?

Considering that this particular post takes a beating, that's not a bad idea

#11 6 months ago

Problem solved.
There was a short screw instead of long bolt and nut.

If only every issue turned out to be this easy.

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