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Williams 70s drop targets


By Smerk

1 year ago



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  • Latest reply 46 days ago by Martinh
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#1 1 year ago

Hello everyone. I'm struggling to find drop targets for my Williams Triple Action. PBR sold a plain RED replacement (BLY-C947-1) but out of stock for some time...so I'm hoping someone has tried this before - using/modifying a later one such as this Bally set https://www.bestofpinball.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=23_56_248&products_id=17650

Does anyone have one of these to take some measurements for me?

Has anybody tried something else with success?

Other pins using the same drop - Grand Prix and Liberty Bell.

Regards, Steve

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#2 1 year ago

Early-Stern games used those too (and by extension, possibly some late Chicago Coin?) A Stern "Pinball" parts playfield will get you 5 of them.

#3 1 year ago

There is a guy with a shop in Vancouver, BC, CAN, that should have that drop target in NOS. Not cheap, but if you only need one or two ... ?

I am not associated with the shop, but bought one for my Grand Prix recently to replace a target that shattered.
https://www.flippers.com/catalog/product_info.php/drop-target-bullseye-p-5544

If that's too rich for your budget, I have one that I could take measurements for you. What exactly do you need to know?

#4 1 year ago

The Williams manual shows part number 3A-7265 or 3A-7335.

This site in Sweden shows red and yellow drop targets:

"WMS-03-7335-6
Target, Yellow 2 Rivet Type 1.1/16 - 1.1/8 , Italy

3A-7335-4 , 3A-7335-6 , 03-7335"

http://www.pin-games.se/parts/pinball/williams/catalogue.htm

Don't know if this will work for you, but part A-7073-1 runbikeskilee linked to also looks right - both have the bullseye and two rivet holes. I just measured the drop targets on my Liberty Bell and the measurements look right, but check/specify the color before ordering - the text specifies yellow not red. They are $4.22 each.

#5 1 year ago

Try this SVG file for size:

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KA9sKpIUMTMKHuisVeuFCdkKaYLPXry_/view?usp=drivesdk

Open with inkscape or illustrator.
The 1x1 square is there for scale. Its not the size of the target.

If you're not in a hurry. I have ordered some red plexi and i will laser cut and etch a set for my restauration. I can make an extra set no big deal. And ship to you.

Could not find the rivets, so planning on using M2 brass screws ans nuts with locktite to secure.

#6 1 year ago

Thanks everyone for your help. I've messaged www.pin-games.se as to availability.

Fred736 - I'll take you up on that offer if nothing comes of the above, thanks!

#7 1 year ago

Post back and let us know on availability at pin-games.se.

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#8 1 year ago

Targets done.
The red is darker than the original.
But its not like there is an infinite choices of red plexi out there...
You ask for red and you get what they ship ya.
But i still think it will look pretty good.

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#9 1 year ago
Quoted from Fred736:

Targets done.
The red is darker than the original.
But its not like there is an infinite choices of red plexi out there...
You ask for red and you get what they ship ya.
But i still think it will look pretty good.

A lot of folks need them. You should make a bunch and sell them on eBay. As far as the red being darker if it were me I would simply replace all of them with new then sell whats left if any original targets to get some coin back. Just my 2 cents.

4 months later
#10 9 months ago
Quoted from EM-PINMAN:

A lot of folks need them. You should make a bunch and sell them on eBay. As far as the red being darker if it were me I would simply replace all of them with new then sell whats left if any original targets to get some coin back. Just my 2 cents.

I second this!

I had to replace a target on my Grand Prix, and I ended up buying a whole assembly on EBay just to get the target.

I was able to clean them up a bit and repaint the rings.
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I was thinking about adding some mylar over the targets to help prevent future breakage. (anyone else try this?)

-Paul

#11 9 months ago

Mylar should protect the touched up paint on the bulls eye, but it probably won't prevent breakage if the target gets hit hard enough. You'd also likely need to cut out matching holes where the rivets are, or the mylar will not lay down flat and will likely look odd.

#12 9 months ago
Quoted from Runbikeskilee:

Mylar should protect the touched up paint on the bulls eye, but it probably won't prevent breakage if the target gets hit hard enough. You'd also likely need to cut out matching holes where the rivets are, or the mylar will not lay down flat and will likely look odd.

Thanks. Maybe I'll just put a little clearcoat on them then.

-Paul

8 months later
#13 46 days ago

Hello,

I’m very interested in making some new drop targets for my Williams Grand Prix and was wondering how well the Plexiglass was holding up?

My concern is that the plexiglass may be a bit brittle when compared to the original material.

Any info would be much appreciated.

Martin

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