(Topic ID: 195271)

Woodrail Play field Glass Removal


By SteveinTexas

1 year ago



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    #1 1 year ago

    I have a 1958 Williams Short stop I am restoring, the observation is the glass does not slide out the front as my other Williams games before and after this game.

    The front of the game is about 3/32" higher than the side rails. The cabinet front and body have the same serial # so the parts are from the same game. The wooden side rails have screws that make them removable but I can't tell if they were added later or original.

    Did some games have a removable side rail to get the glass out as this correct for this game?

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    #2 1 year ago

    On my 1959 Golden Bells the wooden lockdown bar is unscrewed from the underside wing nuts and then lifted off. After that, the glass slides out fairly easily.

    #3 1 year ago

    I've never owned this title but it should slide out the front? I would think anyway? Every P&B and pinball game I've owned except Bally Dixieland has slid out the front.

    #4 1 year ago

    I,as well as a friend of mine,have this game and the glass slides out the front on both of them.

    #5 1 year ago
    Quoted from novaguy:

    I,as well as a friend of mine,have this game and the glass slides out the front on both of them.

    That is very good to know. If I may ask is your game the same as I describe or is the front panel top flush with the adjacent side rails?

    The fix is straightforward. I have already used my router to deepen the front panel bottom board slot. This allows the front panel to sit lower and flush with the top . The bolt holes will need a slight mod with a drill bit but otherwise we are all good.

    #6 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    I've never owned this title but it should slide out the front? I would think anyway? Every P&B and pinball game I've owned except Bally Dixieland has slid out the front.

    That Star Slugger slides out the back. Pia. Great game though

    #7 1 year ago

    Really? So you have to take the head off every time you want to get in there. That is a pia. Still, having a Star Slugger seems worth the trouble.

    #8 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Really? So you have to take the head off every time you want to get in there. That is a pia. Still, having a Star Slugger seems worth the trouble.

    I have had a few games where the glass (and playfield) slide out the back. Keeney Birdland is one of them. The head does not have to be removed. Still a pia as you have to pull the game out from a wall.

    The board with the two wing nuts is removed to pull out the playfield and glass.

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    #9 1 year ago
    Quoted from DennisDodel:

    I have had a few games where the glass slides out the back. Keeney Birdland is one of them. The head does not have to be removed. Still a pia as you have to pull the game out from a wall.

    Had to look that one up. And your game is on IPDB. Very interesting.

    #10 1 year ago
    Quoted from AlexF:

    Really? So you have to take the head off every time you want to get in there. That is a pia. Still, having a Star Slugger seems worth the trouble.

    I don't have to take the head off. But I do have to pull the game out about five feet. Then lift the coffin lid all the way up. Remove a trim piece, and it slides vertically out the back. And that's why my pf needs cleaning bad!

    #11 1 year ago

    Sorry for the late reply Steve.I forgot to mention that my boss also has the same game and the glass slides out as it should just like it would on a pin.and yes the front panel is flush.if you have any other questions feel free.

    Ted

    #12 1 year ago
    Quoted from novaguy:

    Sorry for the late reply Steve.I forgot to mention that my boss also has the same game and the glass slides out as it should just like it would on a pin.and yes the front panel is flush.if you have any other questions feel free.
    Ted

    Thanks for the update. I need to repaint so I visited with the gals that mix the auto paints this afternoon. They enjoy the pinball talk as a change to cars. Color shades all agreed and final clear sheen. They will get the colors spot on ( not that one would really ever know) and it should be a fine restore.

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