(Topic ID: 166289)

Which screws to buy


By mcklit

2 years ago



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#1 2 years ago

Hi,

Had a previous post trying to figure out which screws to get for the renovation of my Pinbot. Turns out there is no complete list available so I guess a new approach is needed

If I can't get a complete list of screws inserted into my Pinbot, I'll have to buy a bit of "all" most common screws.

Since I have to order all screws from a country that uses imperial measures I would like to order them all in one go. Otherwise handling, shipping and tax will grow to high !!

So if I am to buy myself a stock of the most common used screws on a pinball like Pinbot (Williams 1986) - what should I order?
I'm looking to replace all screws on both top and bottom side of the playfield.

#2 2 years ago

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4808-01175-08, You'll need about 100 of these.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4108-01115-06, for slightly shorter applications
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4004-01003-06, for the top side
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01005-32, I like to have a lot of these on hand and cut to length in a pinch.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01003-08

I'm sure there are quite a few more, but you'll never regret having these on hand.
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#3 2 years ago

The parts catalogs have breakdowns of all mechanical components and give part numbers for all the hardware. It may be a bit time-consuming but you'll find the occasional onesies and twosies in game-specific components which aren't used elsewhere that you'll be glad you ordered. Here's the catalog that includes Pinbot:

http://www.planetarypinball.com/reference/partsmanuals/WMS_Parts_Blue_16-9064-B/index.html#/1/

#4 2 years ago

At the Bunny Ranch they line the screws up and you get to choose.

#5 2 years ago

Unless you've got a lot of missing hardware, you may have better luck cleaning your hardware up.

I'm not sure how much luck you'll have finding imperial sizes in Denmark.

What I did with my first restoration was to buy a junker of a similar era. Stripped it down, cleaned up the parts, and as I rebuilt things and needed a screw, a post, a coil, etc, I had some spares to work from.

Just an idea - if you want new, that's fine. Just thought I'd share what worked for me.

#6 2 years ago
Quoted from ChrisHibler:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4808-01175-08, You'll need about 100 of these.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4108-01115-06, for slightly shorter applications
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4004-01003-06, for the top side
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01005-32, I like to have a lot of these on hand and cut to length in a pinch.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01003-08
I'm sure there are quite a few more, but you'll never regret having these on hand.
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://ChrisHiblerPinball.com/contact/
http://webpages.charter.net/chibler/Pinball/index.htm
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

Thanks Chris !

Thought the machines screws where size #8-32. But I see you link is to size #6-32. Glad I got that straight before ordering !!

#7 2 years ago
Quoted from Mr68:

At the Bunny Ranch they line the screws up and you get to choose.

I can vouch for that.

#8 2 years ago

Maybe buy a tubler to clean the screws up?
I can also recommend getting the little box of calm from Titan and the assorted screws pack from Marcos.

#9 2 years ago
Quoted from ChrisHibler:

http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4808-01175-08, You'll need about 100 of these.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4108-01115-06, for slightly shorter applications
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4004-01003-06, for the top side
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01005-32, I like to have a lot of these on hand and cut to length in a pinch.
http://www.marcospecialties.com/pinball-parts/4006-01003-08
I'm sure there are quite a few more, but you'll never regret having these on hand.
--
Chris Hibler - CARGPB #31
http://ChrisHiblerPinball.com/contact/
http://webpages.charter.net/chibler/Pinball/index.htm
http://www.PinWiki.com - The Place to go for Pinball Repair Info

What?!?!
No part number for 2-1/2" deck screws?

#10 2 years ago
Quoted from jibmums:

The parts catalogs have breakdowns of all mechanical components and give part numbers for all the hardware. It may be a bit time-consuming but you'll find the occasional onesies and twosies in game-specific components which aren't used elsewhere that you'll be glad you ordered. Here's the catalog that includes Pinbot:
http://www.planetarypinball.com/reference/partsmanuals/WMS_Parts_Blue_16-9064-B/index.html#/1/

Hmmm - took a look at that some time ago, but I can't see that it tells me which screws are used in the game.

As an example - I started by taking out the left return frame. This includes the metal part in the bottom (A-8108-L) and the plastic part sitting on top of it. If I look in the catalog I can find the part number for the metal part of the return frame, but it will not tell me which screws to use for this part? Maybe I'm reading it wrong?

#11 2 years ago
Quoted from dasvis:

I can vouch for that.

I'm not sure this will help me in the right direction. Actually I think it will bring more problems than solutions. To be honest I think my wife (and the police) will feel strongly against my idea about putting theses screws on stock.

But thanks for sharing your experiences

#12 2 years ago
Quoted from G-P-E:

What?!?!
No part number for 2-1/2" deck screws?

From your reply I think I better add them to the list as well

#13 2 years ago
Quoted from mcklit:

Hmmm - took a look at that some time ago, but I can't see that it tells me which screws are used in the game.
As an example - I started by taking out the left return frame. This includes the metal part in the bottom (A-8108-L) and the plastic part sitting on top of it. If I look in the catalog I can find the part number for the metal part of the return frame, but it will not tell me which screws to use for this part? Maybe I'm reading it wrong?

No, you're not reading it wrong; in most cases Williams (and Bally, for that matter) did not provide that level of detail in either the game-specific manual or the parts catalogs. At some point part-way through the WPC era they did start including a hardware section in the parts catalog that lists all the hardware items (screws, bolts, etc.) used with a unit count breakdown per game title, but even then you had to rely on matching up the part you wanted to replace with an illustration in the game manual or parts catalog.

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