(Topic ID: 178055)

TWD Pro Stern Playfield Slide Mod


By toeskneez

3 years ago



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#1 3 years ago

Hi all I have just purchased The Walking Dead Pro version and when I got it home and lifted up the playfield to check it out, to my dismay, I dropped it into the cabinet due to the useless design of the Stern factory "slides"?! How frustrating and scary was that?! Anyway, after picking the playfield back up and putting it gently back into place with no damage thank goodness, I got to thinking has anyone attempted to retrofit the good old reliable Williams slide and locks to a modern games that don't have them? I would love to know if anyone has done anything along these lines.

As an aside to the above, I am disappointed in a few aspects of the newer games, well my TWD at least. What a shame there is only a single old manky flouro in the backbox, how boring is that? No possibility to do any mod to it, or light it up and make it pop with LED's. And also with the pro, no long metal slides to rest the playfield on. Just 2 metal rods with rubber stoppers!! Another dangerous improvement no doubt included to cut costs!!

(I linked Twilight Zone cause it has a great locking system for the playfield when it is up to be worked on.)

#2 3 years ago

Search interactive back box kit. Cointaker, Pinball refinery and others make them. I have them in several of the newer stern games.

#3 3 years ago
Quoted from foxtj24:

Search interactive back box kit. Cointaker, Pinball refinery and others make them. I have them in several of the newer stern games.

You sir, are a legend, thank you.

Now to work on the slides!

#5 3 years ago
Quoted from Chrizg:

Here is what you need for the playfield to help slide it out
http://www.pinballlife.com/index.php?p=product&id=1956

Yes, need them also. But was thinking about the slide / locking mechanism used on older games.

#6 3 years ago

Don't pull it past the inside slide rails and shouldn't be an issue.

#7 3 years ago
Quoted from Chrizg:

Don't pull it past the inside slide rails and shouldn't be an issue.

I agree, but dodgy as!! Especially when you weren't expecting it!

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