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jeb79
12th April 2009, 09:09 PM
Hi All,

As you can see from the pics that I have not done anything as yet, apart from give the cab a clean.

I acquired the cab from prktkljokr over in Perth, thanks to Etch71 I got the courage to actually go ahead with the purchase and get it down to Melbourne.

For a 28 year old cab it is in pretty good nic. I just need to do the usual stuff to it ( Which I may call on some help from within the forum ) replace joysticks, buttons add a game board. Thinking of a 48 in 1.

I have a place for it already ( yes inside the house, tick of approval from the wife ) so I would like to keep the look as original as possible.

Stay tuned for more pics in the coming future.

I have since removed the control panels and taken apart the current joysticks, etc. I will take some pics of them soon.

Thanks, Jeb79

jstr
12th April 2009, 09:51 PM
Looks nice. Are you going to keep its original styling?

jeb79
12th April 2009, 09:55 PM
Thanks,

Yes that is the plan. I have the glass, it is plain. I would like to add a black border around it. I got some Galaga instruction cards printed out, which look really cool.

horseyboy69
13th April 2009, 10:57 PM
Are you going to get the CPs and legs powder coated? They come up great. If you do I think satin black is better than the gloss. Gloss will show up finger prints and marks alot more. Look forward to seeing how it goes.
Cheers,
Ian

longreach
13th April 2009, 11:03 PM
Good luck jeb! I was eyeing off those cabs too but it's a bit to much of a project for me at this stage. Good on you for having the courage!

DKong
13th April 2009, 11:40 PM
Honestly not a fan of those 14" displays wouldn't touch it myself.

RetroGame
14th April 2009, 09:28 AM
I've got some new legs you can have if you need them.

jeb79
14th April 2009, 10:21 AM
Are you going to get the CPs and legs powder coated? They come up great. If you do I think satin black is better than the gloss. Gloss will show up finger prints and marks alot more. Look forward to seeing how it goes.
Cheers,
Ian

Yes I was thinking about doing that, especially with the legs. Thanks for the tip


I've got some new legs you can have if you need them.

Might save me some work, that would be great. Where abouts in Melbourne are you ?


Honestly not a fan of those 14" displays wouldn't touch it myself.

Hey Mate, this is my 1st cab. Got to start somewhere. I would have preferred a larger screen myself.

metz
14th April 2009, 11:15 AM
good luck should be a breeze with all the info here

zeros
14th April 2009, 11:19 AM
Good on ya Jeb for having a go at it. Will watch with interest, keep the pics coming!

Emohawk
14th April 2009, 11:28 AM
Good on ya Jeb for having a go at it. Will watch with interest, keep the pics coming!

+1 to that.. :D

jeb79
27th April 2009, 08:44 PM
+1 to that.. :D


Good on ya Jeb for having a go at it. Will watch with interest, keep the pics coming!

Managed to give the cabinet a spray over the weekend.

It's coming along, slowly but surely !!

Etch71
27th April 2009, 11:17 PM
Hi Jeb,
The cabinet looks solid, should come up good with some TLC, amazing what a lick of paint alone can do. I like it when a cab is saved from landfill and goes to a good home. Think the 48in1 would be nice, keep us posted on your progress. Nice little cabinet to start off your collection. :D

jeb79
12th May 2009, 07:53 PM
UPDATE: JUst waiting on some parts to arrive ( 48 in 1, Jamma Converter and some other misc items ) and I can continue the machine

I have since got some plastic caps for the legs and have also placed the new legs on.

Stay tuned for some more updates in the coming weeks, hopefully !

https://cid-cab558bb507198ae.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Project%20CADE

Black Tiger
13th May 2009, 08:42 AM
UPDATE: JUst waiting on some parts to arrive ( 48 in 1, Jamma Converter and some other misc items ) and I can continue the machine

I have since got some plastic caps for the legs and have also placed the new legs on.

Stay tuned for some more updates in the coming weeks, hopefully !

https://cid-cab558bb507198ae.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Project%20CADE

Are you going to utilize the coin mech? does it look like it works? there's nothing quite like that sound of a coin drop - just that sound brings back so many memories of spending my lunch money at the arcades :D

jeb79
13th May 2009, 01:04 PM
Are you going to utilize the coin mech? does it look like it works? there's nothing quite like that sound of a coin drop - just that sound brings back so many memories of spending my lunch money at the arcades :D
Not sure if I will utilize it. I will surely put it back, however might keep it on freeplay

jeb79
26th May 2009, 09:01 AM
Hi All,

I'm in Melbourne, free to the 1st person who PMs me.

They are a little rusted, however the legs are straight:

http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=22662&page=2

jeb79
17th June 2009, 11:01 PM
Not sure if anyone read my other post on Smoke coming from My MACHINE, however I have had a slight delay in getting the cab finished.

It turns out that the flyback transformer has packed in and now I need a chassis. Luckily I the team at JOMAC ( thanks Joey ) have a Universal Chassis which will do the trick.

I will order this within the next couple of days... Then I will be back in business.

Still also looking for a 14 " bezel / monitor surround if anyone can help out

Foot
18th June 2009, 08:11 AM
Joey to the rescue!

The monitor surround will be hard to find. Mine was snapped in two and I couln't find another the same so I repaired it. Not perfect but it does the trick

jeb79
4th July 2009, 03:18 PM
Just now trying to figure out how I put the universal one in. May have to give the master a call.

jeb79
4th July 2009, 07:46 PM
Universal Chassis is in, VERY BIG Thanks to Joey for his instruction. I am back in business. Just need to wire up the joysticks now. Stay Tuned

jeb79
26th July 2009, 05:26 PM
48-in 1 is in and working, the wife has been getting into Galaga ( looks really funny with a very pregnant belly ) she has topped the high score, lol.

Few more things that I still need / would like to do:

Monitor Surround and also perhaps in future change the T-Moulding.

However at the moment I am happy the way it has come, it is not perfect but my 1st attempt and boy have I learnt alot.

Next one will be easier fore Sure.

https://cid-cab558bb507198ae.skydrive.live.com/browse.aspx/Project%20CADE

RaMpAgE
26th July 2009, 06:08 PM
Great spot for the table too.

I see the guts don't seem to get in the way too much:D

Emohawk
27th July 2009, 09:24 AM
Well done it looks grate.

You will have to do something about the hi-score but :laugh: