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      Foot's Cocktail Resto

      Well I do believe the time has come to start breathing some life into my old (well aren't they all) LAI cocktail cabinet.

      I may have mentioned before that it runs a Gallag PCB and it is destined to stay that way.

      It's definitely had a hard life and the cabinet has suffered some water damage as well as it's share of knocks and bumps.

      I had been tossing up what to do with it, but the plan now is to restore to it's former glory.

      So the first stage of the resto will be the recon phase, where I'll pull it down and see what the damage is and compile a "Parts Wanted" list to ascertain what the wallet damage will be. While I'm at it I'll also measure and map out all the cabinet dimensions for use on a second cab to be built later down the track.

      So as always here's the before shots

      cab1.JPGcab2.JPGcab3.JPGcab4.JPGcab5.JPGcab6.JPG

      I'll keep you posted
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      Good to see LAI stuff. If you make plans for a second cab you might want to consider a 19 inch monitor, which will fit nicely

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      The LAI cocktail cabinets have only enough room for a 14 inch monitor if built to the exact same measurements of an original, you can fit a 15 inch in if you make some small adjustments to the control panel supports. As for a 19 inch, I think you would have to alter the dimensions of the whole cab. I am speaking from experience here as I have built many of these cabs.

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      Quote Originally Posted by RetroGame
      The LAI cocktail cabinets have only enough room for a 14 inch monitor if built to the exact same measurements of an original, you can fit a 15 inch in if you make some small adjustments to the control panel supports. As for a 19 inch, I think you would have to alter the dimensions of the whole cab. I am speaking from experience here as I have built many of these cabs.
      thats cool just figured they might be the same cabinet size

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      Thats going to look fantasic! Good luck.

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      Pulled the top off it and had a closer look. Hmm water damage is pretty bad on one corner and if you look at the table top you can see where water damage has occurred around where I've removed the class clip (its swelled so much it broke the laminate around the clip)

      Monitor surround has similar damage around 3 sides, appears it was stapled in position.

      I'm surprised I could see through the glass it was that badly scratched.

      So far looks like I'm up for replacing all the laminate sides, the top, glass and artwork, and monitor surround.

      Should get better from now on

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      Well, the pic says it all. Stripped that little sucker bare. Boy they really didn't spend too much time on each unit when they whacked these together!

      There is about 2 reusable panels on the whole cab so I think I'll replace the lot.

      Still got some thinking to do about what the replacement panels will be made of. I've a pic in my head, just need to do some research into the finish

      Still got a few more measurements to take before I draw the plans to scale as well

      Before I attack the CP's I want to scan the "what ever the hell it is" artwork. I've got a Cannon iD35, don't know how well that will work.

      Anyway before the poor cab can go back together I've got to prep the Old Pajero for sale. Selling cars shits me. Oh well the replacement should be worth it, I'll grab a snap when we get it

      Last edited by Foot; 7th April 2008 at 09:04 PM.
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      nice work. good to hear your doing plans on the cab. that will be something I would love get.

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      Hey foot, look me up for some Overlay to relaminate your cabinet once it's ready to do so.

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