I picked up a Travel Time a while back that had a chime unit that was in poor condition. Besides the usual rebuild stuff, it was missing a plunger and the long bar was broken.
To try my hand at making my own replacement bar, I purchased 1/8” x 1 1/2” aluminum flat stock from Menards. Instead of replicating the dull sounding Williams bar, I decided to try to improve the sound by borrowing some ideas from my Gold Strike.
The mounting holes for Williams are all spaced 90mm apart, but the Gottlieb has spacing of about 88mm, 85mm, and 80mm. To accommodate the cascading hole spacing, I just bent the Williams bracket inward a few degrees on each side and surprisingly was able to get real close to 88, 85, and 80.
The flat stock got cut to the same dimensions as the Gottlieb’s- 175, 161, and 146.5mm, but the holes needed to be larger for the mounting system of the Williams bracket.