16 Parts You Need To Build a Widebody Virtual Pinball Cabinet

16 Parts You Need To Build a Widebody Virtual Pinball Cabinet

Building a virtual pinball cabinet can seem like a big task, but it's a fun project you can complete with the right parts and some patience. Think of it as a puzzle, where each piece fits together to bring your very own pinball machine to life right in your home.

Our flat pack is designed around the Williams/Bally-style pinball cabinet. All the standard Williams Widebody Pinball cabinet hardware will work perfectly with our design, so there is no need to worry about finding obscure or hard-to-find parts.

In this guide, we'll review the essential parts you need to build your widebody virtual pinball cabinet flat pack.

Williams/Bally WPC Stainless Steel Side Rails

When building your virtual pinball cabinet, one important piece you’ll need is a set of two Williams/Bally WPC stainless steel side rails. These side rails are special parts that fit on the sides of your pinball cabinet. They're made of strong stainless steel, so they last a long time and keep your cabinet looking good.

They also help make your pinball cabinet feel more like a real arcade game. Without the side rails, your cabinet might feel incomplete or unfinished.

A Wideboy Size Stainless Steel Lockdown Bar

The widebody size stainless steel lockdown bar is a strong metal bar that locks the glass and artwork in place on your pinball cabinet. It is made of stainless steel, so it's tough and lasts a long time. This bar is designed to fit widebody cabinets, ensuring a perfect fit and easy installation.

Williams/Bally Lockdown Bar Lever Guide Assembly

The Williams/Bally lockdown bar lever guide assembly, designed for WPC/WPC-95 machines, is critical for securing the lockdown bar onto the widebody virtual pinball cabinet.

Made with durable materials, this assembly ensures that your lockdown bar is securely attached, allowing for smooth gameplay without any worries about it coming loose. If you choose Eric's lockdown bar for your cabinet, you won't need the Williams/Bally lever guide assembly.

Williams/Bally New Style Leg Brackets

You will need four Williams/Bally new-style leg brackets to build your widebody virtual pinball cabinet. These brackets will hold the legs of your cabinet, making sure they stand firm and don't wobble while you're playing.

Think of them like the foundation of a house; without a good foundation, the house won't be stable. Similarly, these leg brackets ensure your pinball machine stays upright and ready for action. They're designed to fit perfectly with your cabinet, so installing them will be simple.

Williams/Bally Chrome Legs

Next, you'll need a set of four Williams/Bally Chrome Legs to ensure your widebody virtual pinball cabinet doesn't just sit on the ground. These legs are shiny, strong, and designed to hold up your cabinet, so you can play your games comfortably standing up.

Extended Chrome Leg Bolts

To attach those shiny Williams/Bally Chrome Legs to your widebody virtual pinball cabinet, you will need eight extended chrome leg bolts, each 2 3/4" long. These bolts are designed specifically for pinball cabinets, ensuring a secure and stable connection between the legs and the cabinet.

With these bolts, you won't have to worry about your cabinet tipping over or the legs coming loose while enjoying your virtual pinball games. Plus, since they're chrome plated, they will match perfectly with the leg brackets and add to the overall professional look.

A High-Quality Pinball Door

A high-quality pinball door is essential for your widebody virtual pinball cabinet. It provides easy access to the inside of your cabinet, where all the crucial components are housed. Without a sturdy door, you won't be able to properly maintain and repair your cabinet if necessary.

Carriage Bolts for Your Cabinet

To put your virtual pinball cabinet together, you will need ten 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" carriage bolts. These bolts are essential for securing the various parts of your cabinet, such as the lockdown bar lever guide assembly and leg brackets.

Carriage bolts have a flat round head and a square neck under the head, preventing them from turning when tightened. This feature is crucial in ensuring your cabinet stays sturdy and doesn't fall apart.

Don't Forget the Whiz Flange Locknuts

You also need ten 1/4-20 whiz flange locknuts to bring your widebody virtual pinball cabinet to life. These locknuts are very important because they work with the carriage bolts to keep everything tight and in place.

Think of them as the "glue" that holds everything together. Without these locknuts, your cabinet may become loose and unstable, affecting your gameplay experience. Plus, they're made with a unique flange design that helps prevent loosening over time, ensuring your cabinet remains secure for long-term use. 

Heavy Duty Leg Levelers with Nuts

Heavy-duty leg levelers with nuts are a must-have for your widebody virtual pinball cabinet build. These sturdy metal legs come in a set of four and are designed to provide stable support for your cabinet, preventing it from wobbling or tipping over while you play.

Each leveler has an adjustable screw that allows you to adjust the height, ensuring your cabinet is perfectly leveled on any surface. This is important for a smooth and enjoyable gameplay experience.

Williams/Bally Black Backbox Hinges

Another critical piece for your widebody virtual pinball cabinet is a set of two Williams/Bally black backbox hinges. These hinges are designed for WPC/WPC-95 machines and are essential for attaching the backbox to your cabinet.

Made with durable black metal, these hinges provide a secure connection between the backbox and cabinet, allowing it to open and close easily. This is important for accessing the internal components of your pinball machine, such as the computer system or lighting.

Hex Pivot Bushings are Important

To ensure the smooth operation of the backbox hinges on your widebody virtual pinball cabinet, you will need two hex pivot bushings. These bushings act as a pivot point for the backbox hinges, allowing them to move freely without causing damage or friction.

Without these bushings, the hinges may become stiff and difficult to open or close, making it challenging to access the internal components of your cabinet.

Pivot Bushing Carriage Bolts

You will need two pivot bushing carriage bolts to connect your hex pivot bushings to the widebody virtual pinball cabinet. These bolts are designed to ensure a secure and stable connection between the bushings and the cabinet, allowing for smooth movement of the backbox hinges.

Without these carriage bolts, your backbox hinges may become loose or unstable, affecting the functionality of your cabinet. Plus, the installation will be quick and easy since they are made to fit perfectly with the hex pivot bushings.

A Williams/Bally Widebody Playfield Glass Rear Plastic Channel

When building your own widebody virtual pinball cabinet, you will also need a Williams/Bally widebody playfield glass rear plastic channel. This channel is important for securing the playfield glass at the back of your cabinet.

Made to fit perfectly with Williams/Bally style cabinets, this plastic channel ensures a snug and secure fit for the glass, preventing it from moving or falling out during gameplay. It's an essential piece that helps bring your pinball machine to life, providing stability and durability for a fun and enjoyable gaming experience

Playfield Glass Side Rail Plastics

To complete your virtual pinball cabinet, don't forget you'll need two playfield glass side rail plastics. These long, slender plastic pieces sit on the sides of the playfield glass – like the guards on the sides of a bowling alley.

They make sure the glass doesn't move around when you're hitting those high scores. Plus, they give your cabinet a finished look, just like the real deal you see in arcades.

A Williams/Bally Widebody Playfield Glass

A key piece you can't forget for your widebody virtual pinball cabinet is the Williams/Bally widebody playfield glass. This glass covers the top of your pinball machine, where all the action happens. It's specially designed for Williams/Bally style cabinets, ensuring a perfect fit and reliable protection for your playfield.

It’s Time to Build Your Widebody Virtual Pinball Cabinet!

Now that you know what components are needed to build our widebody virtual pinball flat pack, it’s time to get to work. The building experience will be challenging, but you will also learn a lot. Once you're done, you can enjoy a customized and enjoyable virtual pinball playing experience. 


A Checklist For Your Widebody Pinball Cabinet Build:

  • Williams/Bally WPC Stainless Steel Side Rails - 1 Set of 2
  • 1 Widebody Size Stainless Steel Lockdown Bar
  • 1 Williams/Bally Lockdown Bar Lever Guide Assembly - WPC/WPC-95
  • 4 Williams/Bally New Style Leg Brackets
  • Williams/Bally Chrome Legs - 1 Set of 4
  • 8 Extended Chrome Leg Bolts - 2-3/4"
  • 1 Pinball Door - No Slots
  • 10 1/4-20 x 1-1/4" Carriage Bolts
  • 10 1/4-20 Whiz Flange Locknuts
  • 4 Heavy Duty Leg Levelers With Nuts
  • Williams/Bally Black Backbox Hinges - 1 Set of 2
  • 2 Hex Pivot Bushings
  • 2 Pivot Bushing carriage bolts
  • 1 WMS Backbox latch
  • Williams/Bally Backbox Toggle Latch Bracket
  • 1 Williams/Bally Widebody Playfield Glass Rear Plastic Channel
  • 2 Playfield Glass side rail plastics
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