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Foot
18th August 2006, 10:14 PM
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

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I'll keep you posted

bwodie
18th August 2006, 10:55 PM
why do you love jason so much ?

DKong
19th August 2006, 12:17 PM
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 :)

RetroGame
19th August 2006, 04:44 PM
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.

DKong
19th August 2006, 06:18 PM
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

Arcade King
19th August 2006, 10:05 PM
Thats going to look fantasic! Good luck.

Foot
20th August 2006, 01:21 PM
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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Foot
28th August 2006, 10:02 PM
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:D

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cab8.jpg

The Pinny Parlour
28th August 2006, 10:06 PM
nice work. good to hear your doing plans on the cab. that will be something I would love get.

OzStick
28th August 2006, 11:41 PM
Hey foot, look me up for some Overlay to relaminate your cabinet once it's ready to do so.

Foot
29th December 2006, 12:11 PM
Okay, these are my plans for an LAI Cocktail cab with a 14" monitor.

They are not CAD or anything fancy, just hand drafted (I use the term drafted very loosely) with a crappy pencil that won't scan well, hence the quality.

Hope they are of some help. If anyone has the time to turn them into CAD feel free.

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I've also finished cutting and routing all the pieces for the cab. I'll post them later today. Here's a snap of the old mans workshop, makes cab building too easy

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Shed.jpg

Foot
29th December 2006, 09:26 PM
Got all my bits and pieces pre sanded ready for assembly. The only original panel to be used will be the base.

All the pieces are cut from a single 1800 X 1200 sheet of 18mm hoop pine furniture grade plywood. Ply came from "Brims" over at Yeerongpilly and cost about $85. The stuff is sold as seconds as it has slight thickness variances (less than 1 mm). The base is 12mm ply.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/CabWood2.jpg

Ikea Flat Pack

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/CabWood.jpg

Spread out a bit

I'll start putting it back together this weekend:D

Foot
6th January 2007, 11:29 PM
Been sticking bits together, pitures don't show how really stuffed the old chip on the cab was

Old Cab
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/oldcab.jpg

New Cab
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/newcab.jpg

Hopefully by next weekend I'll have most of it all back together, t-moulding, cab exterior final workup etc. Still have to get new legs made (old ones are bent from excess weight being sat on the cab), some excess button holes in the cp's welded up.... shit, there's always something else to do

danny_galaga
7th January 2007, 07:06 PM
very nice work (",)

danny_galaga
4th February 2007, 06:04 PM
so hows it coming along?

Foot
4th February 2007, 07:37 PM
Slowly, needs to get get more t-moulding for the top, make new legs, powder coat, bla bla bla

Heres a couple of pics. Sunlight makes it look lighter than it actually is. I ended up going for the stained looked as it will be in next to the pool table. It is just a shade lighter than the table so it should look good.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/newcab1.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/newcab2.jpg

LOTR4U
4th February 2007, 08:26 PM
Coming along nicely it seems to me :P

danny_galaga
5th February 2007, 08:02 PM
ve'y niice!!

http://us.i1.yimg.com/us.yimg.com/i/mo/borat_trailer250c.jpg

Foot
28th February 2007, 09:45 PM
It Lives!, got all the guts back in, up and running AOK

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cabinside.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cabintnew2.jpg

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cabinside2.jpg

WOKA
28th February 2007, 09:48 PM
Thats a funny looking pc..! ;)

Crafty
1st March 2007, 09:33 AM
Very nice work....

Love the stained look.:D

Johns-Arcade
1st March 2007, 05:01 PM
Nice job Foot, you've set everything out nicely.

And you have picked the perfect game (Galaga) to go with it :)

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.

Foot
7th April 2008, 09:52 PM
Still Going! got stuck on the back burner for a while but on track again now. Following from this thread (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php?t=12948) about CP artwork here's the finished CP's

CP's as I got them and tarted up ready for overlays
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp14-1.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cppanels2-1.jpg

Straight from the printer and trimmed up ready for application
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/CPprints1-1.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cpprint3-1.jpg

Player 2 and Player 1 overlays applied, with buttons and joysticks installed, wired up ready to go in the cab
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp7-1.jpg

Installed in the cab, before and after
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp13-1.jpg http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp10-1.jpg

I'm pretty happy with how this is turning out so far :D
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp11.jpg

Hopefully it won't be a year before the next update!

narf_
7th April 2008, 10:07 PM
wow they come up a treat derek. Look alot better than when i found em was a shame there condition and the op drilling the hole (ive got the same on a dig dug overlay cp

LOTR4U
7th April 2008, 10:12 PM
Woooowzerrr Nice! :d

shooter
7th April 2008, 11:37 PM
everyones cab's are sooo nice! when i finally get around to doing mine it will look like a dog vomited :P

spacies
8th April 2008, 05:24 AM
Jeepers, we were cutting it fine with the heads on the 2 player button! LOL. Everything else looks spot on.

I love that drop shadow on the bugs. Looks 3D.

Man you have a couple of serious speakers in that thing.
Looking good mate.

WOKA
8th April 2008, 07:04 AM
Looking good..! But no bomb button..?

RetroBorg
8th April 2008, 07:21 AM
Great work Foot, looking very nice.

Davefjedi
8th April 2008, 07:26 AM
Looking good..! But no bomb button..?

:b Mr negative

Mikie
8th April 2008, 11:05 AM
beautiful

great work foot
nice workshop too

Mikie

VOOK
8th April 2008, 01:48 PM
That looks awesome man, I wish mine was a good.

litz
8th April 2008, 04:07 PM
Can you tell me where you got those little square pushbuttons for the player 1 & 2 start buttons.Also do they wire up the same way as a pushbutton with a microswitch?, or do you have to wire them up differently.
I reall y need something like those for my cocktail project.
Cheers

shooter
8th April 2008, 04:48 PM
jaycar have them, or something similar.

http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=SP0717&CATID=28&keywords=&SPECIAL=&form=CAT&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=652

WOKA
8th April 2008, 04:52 PM
:b Mr negative

We all need to play Scramble once in a while..!

:b Right back at yah.. And some of this too.. :bitchfight:

Foot
8th April 2008, 04:59 PM
Jeepers, we were cutting it fine with the heads on the 2 player button! LOL. Everything else looks spot on.

I love that drop shadow on the bugs. Looks 3D.

Man you have a couple of serious speakers in that thing.
Looking good mate.

Thanks, Spacies - just fitted the little dudes in :redface. The speakers are jarcar specials, bloody good sound for a couple of bucks!


Looking good..! But no bomb button..? Dedicated Galaga :b


Can you tell me where you got those little square pushbuttons for the player 1 & 2 start buttons.Also do they wire up the same way as a pushbutton with a microswitch?, or do you have to wire them up differently.
I reall y need something like those for my cocktail project.
Cheers

Mate, Dick Smith or Jarcar, just a couple of bucks, momentary button with just two tabs on the back and it doesn't matter which wire goes where

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp15.jpg

litz
9th April 2008, 04:24 PM
jaycar have them, or something similar.

http://jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=SP0717&CATID=28&keywords=&SPECIAL=&form=CAT&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=652

Cheers.
Thanks a lot.

Mate, Dick Smith or Jarcar, just a couple of bucks, momentary button with just two tabs on the back and it doesn't matter which wire goes where

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/cp15.jpg[/QUOTE]

Excellent.Just the info i needed.:)
Thanks for the help

danny_galaga
19th April 2008, 11:18 AM
hey foot, do you mind if i mirror your plans on my site? im surprised i havent yet...

Foot
19th April 2008, 11:48 AM
Go right ahead :)

danny_galaga
19th April 2008, 02:48 PM
job done (",)

intigod
19th April 2008, 06:18 PM
Pure class mate... Looks very shmick!!! I love the woodstaining !!

Foot
17th July 2008, 09:17 PM
Ok, some more progress. See it wasn't a year this time.

Legs are made from 31.8 X 31.8 ERW tube same as the originals. Made at work by the Fitter and I. Powder coated in Satin black. These will be fitted with new chrome feet and tarted up bolts on the weekend.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/legsraw.jpghttp://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/LAILegs.jpg

Glass clips. Well after I destroyed my original ones when cleaning them up (I got pissed and lazy, dropped them in some acid to remove some stuff and forgot they were there, tin foil clips :redface) I ended up making some of my own.

I couldn't find the size tube I wanted so I folded my own out of a flat piece of scrap steel. Shaped them up and drilled them. Powder coated in Satin Black. (stupid bubble wrap makes them look all lumpy)

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Clipsraw.jpghttp://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Clipsfinished.jpg

New glass will be ready Monday or Tuesday

Getting dam close to being finished now :D

Arcade King
17th July 2008, 09:22 PM
hurry up ffs :sleep

LOTR4U
17th July 2008, 09:23 PM
He's quicker then me :lol but then again that aint hard.

Arcade King
17th July 2008, 09:25 PM
thread started 18th August 2006 :b

Strangeways
17th July 2008, 09:25 PM
I love the attention to detail of these restorations.. Well done :038:

Keep the updates coming.

slammer
17th July 2008, 10:50 PM
Why did you not just powdercoat the original legs?

Cheers Angelo

coolspot
17th July 2008, 11:03 PM
Why did you not just powdercoat the original legs?

Cheers Angelo

as he said the legs are all bent

slammer
17th July 2008, 11:22 PM
Missed that....

Foot
18th July 2008, 07:44 AM
Why did you not just powdercoat the original legs?

Cheers Angelo

Bent and in use here (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/13351-Foot-s-50-Budget-Cocktail?highlight=)

maxpower
18th July 2008, 09:38 AM
Thought this was finshed?:unsure

AdamC
18th July 2008, 06:59 PM
No, just the carton of beer is.

Foot
18th July 2008, 07:01 PM
No, just the carton of beer is.

Yes, well that was the cause of the glass clip disaster

Foot
13th August 2008, 08:28 PM
Righto leg bolts painted, new caps painted and installed, new feet whacked on and legs installed. New glass didn't look right without the painted lines so here it is masked up ready for painting


http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Legsfitted.jpghttp://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/NewGlassmasked.jpg

To be continued..

AskJacob
13th August 2008, 09:03 PM
Hah at first I saw the tape and thought that was the paint!

Gonna look good!

Foot
14th August 2008, 08:55 PM
I stenciled the white "Coin Slot" on the glass and then painted in the back. Not too shabby, glass is hard to paint on. I whacked the glass and the clips I made on last night.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Finishedglass.jpghttp://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Finishedglass1.jpg


And here are a couple of finished Pics. Made my first post on this cab on the 18th August 2006!

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Finishedcab2.jpg

The "stained look" won't be everyones cup of tea but it fits in really well with the pool table and the colour scheme in the room

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/finishedcab.jpg

I played my first full game on it last night, Galaga Rocks! :cool:

David_AVD
14th August 2008, 08:58 PM
Very nice Mr Foot, very nice indeed! :038:

felixthadog
14th August 2008, 09:21 PM
I stenciled the white "Coin Slot" on the glass and then painted in the back. Not too shabby, glass is hard to paint on. I whacked the glass and the clips I made on last night.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Finishedglass.jpghttp://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Finishedglass1.jpg


And here are a couple of finished Pics. Made my first post on this cab on the 18th August 2006!

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/Finishedcab2.jpg

The "stained look" won't be everyones cup of tea but it fits in really well with the pool table and the colour scheme in the room

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s218/DerekFoot/finishedcab.jpg

I played my first full game on it last night, Galaga Rocks! :cool:

Absolutely glorious Foot, congrats on a fine-looking machine :023:

Matthew

GEMINI
14th August 2008, 09:23 PM
Very Nice

MetalSkin
14th August 2008, 09:46 PM
She is a cab of beauty mate, a real rip snorta of a job you've done there. You should be proud as punch!

I hope mine comes out half as decent as yours.

opm881
14th August 2008, 10:18 PM
looks dam great mate. I think the stained wood looks perfect, like its out of the factory. Great job. Now i gotta get me one to do up :P

biggeorge
15th August 2008, 06:21 AM
I love it mate.
The colour and finish of the stain really sets it off.

Just a couple of things.

Firstly: All THAT for one friggn game??? WTF?

Secondly: Did you keep a copy of the templates you made with the copy-cutter router?

3rd..... One button????

4th... One game???
Damn.

Can I come around and carve "I Love Jason" into it to make it authentic?

Also gotta pour a milkshake into the speaker grill, kick the mesh and the coin slot surround till it's inside out and fill the coin slot up with bubblegum.

Then it'll look finished.

narf_
15th August 2008, 09:13 AM
nice

i like the one button combo. those CPs used to be a one button setup on FROGGER :o

i have a 1 button 2 way cocktail and plan to leave it that way. Not everything needs to be multi gamed these days.

Foot
15th August 2008, 09:31 AM
Yep all this for one game, There's more to life than MAME and Mutil boards ;)

No templates, all marked and measured. Plans are in here somewhere

One button - Galaga doesn't need two :cool:

One game - couldn't think of a better game

Mickey Juice
15th August 2008, 09:50 AM
Looks good mate!

I've got the exact same style cab & artwork (Crush Roller?) so I might have to restore it too :)

Supremicus
15th August 2008, 12:13 PM
Damm foot that looks beautiful, love the stained look on it too. Great to see it finally finished ;)

sdferris
15th August 2008, 07:27 PM
That is one fine looking project - best I have seen.

No better game too. Well done.

:038::038::038::038::038::038::038::038::038::038: :038::038::038::038:

Mickey Juice
20th August 2008, 10:27 AM
Hey Foot,

I want to get a piece of glass for my machine, which means I'll be painted the lines on the same as yours... Is the glass you got tinted? or just clear?


and re: the CP's. I assume you remade the originals? How so?

Foot
20th August 2008, 10:58 AM
The glass is clear, same as the old one.

CP's ? Not sure what you want to know

My crush roller CP's had two buttons and I only wanted one, so I isued them on my $50 cocktail. I Picked some other original ones up off Narf, sanded them back and just painted them

Mickey Juice
20th August 2008, 11:05 AM
My crush roller CP's had two buttons and I only wanted one, so I used them on my $50 cocktail. I Picked some other original ones up off Narf, sanded them back and just painted them

ahh ok, you used originals.

I saw the crush roller ones on the $50 cab thought you might have re-made them from scratch for this project.

nigelicious
20th August 2008, 02:36 PM
Looks sweet!

I like the stained look

spacies
20th August 2008, 03:02 PM
Simply beautiful mate. Well done.

Mickey Juice
15th January 2009, 11:21 AM
Another question mate, what were the dimensions of your glass? I want to get some cut for mine.

Foot
15th January 2009, 11:29 AM
807 X 602 X 5, but I'll double check tonight for you

Mickey Juice
15th January 2009, 11:43 AM
Thanks.
I'm still deciding whether to get it tinted... I know the original was clear, but wouldn't mind it tinted/smoked. Not sure how the painted black lines would look.

Probably mentioned earlier in this thread, but what paint did you use on the glass?

Foot
15th January 2009, 12:12 PM
I just used Enamel spray paint. The first time I did the white coin slot in acyrlic by mistake and when the painted the black enamel over the top it all peeled off

I'm sure some kind of glass paint may be better as I think this stuff will scratch off fairly easy, although it's coming up 6 months since I painted it and it's still as good as day 1

Foot
15th January 2009, 05:39 PM
Measurements are correct, just measure the radius on your table top corners as well and get them to match it

dezbaz
10th June 2009, 10:13 PM
I love it!

No comparison Before / After

Very Cool
Good effort :cool:

soup
11th February 2014, 11:43 PM
Thread is an oldy, but just wanted to verify Foots measurements in case anyone is thinking of using them as they worked fine for me! (thanks for uploading them Foot!)


https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-JWM3mm4tGU8/UvonxcOuVLI/AAAAAAAAAhI/T3snY7sAiQM/w648-h486-no/DSC08305_small.jpg

And thanks to Narf for the 14" monitor!

narf_
11th February 2014, 11:56 PM
hey np glad it got a home

Rat
12th February 2014, 01:17 AM
Looks great, how is the black border around the top done? I'm going to put new glass on my Space Duel soon and will need to add a 1/2 inch border like that, I was thinking of trying to find some matte black tape, but looking at the curves there I'm guessing that is painted?

Foot
12th February 2014, 06:23 AM
Yep mask up and paint. I think I had a pic of it a few pages back

Rat
12th February 2014, 06:33 AM
Thanks Foot, I went back a couple of pages and saw your masking job, looks great, but also looks like hard work, I'm going to see how my black tape applied to the cab top with the glass over looks. Mine originally has square corners so I'm going to try joining the tape at 45 degree angles, hopefully I will be happy with the result.

roybarnett
17th February 2015, 02:46 PM
Simply beautiful mate. Well done.

Echo these words, awesome job, effort, perserverance and outcome!

rod71
17th February 2015, 02:51 PM
Echo these words, awesome job, effort, perserverance and outcome!

Welcome to 2006, and Aussie Arcade? ;)

B.M.O.C.
22nd February 2015, 05:55 PM
Yep mask up and paint. I think I had a pic of it a few pages back

What did you do with the old glass? Do you still have it?

I realise this is an extremely old thread, but I tend to just leave stuff like that sitting around forever in my garage.

Foot
23rd February 2015, 12:05 PM
What did you do with the old glass? Do you still have it?

I realise this is an extremely old thread, but I tend to just leave stuff like that sitting around forever in my garage.

It was used on another cocktail, looong gooone now

B.M.O.C.
23rd February 2015, 12:24 PM
Ok cool. Well glad it got used anyhow, those LAI logos are sweet.

Brad
23rd February 2015, 02:50 PM
It was used on another cocktail, looong gooone now

Yep, sitting in my garage ;)

Brad

badabing
23rd February 2015, 03:13 PM
Looks awesome, man if I only had more time and money.

roybarnett
11th May 2017, 01:09 AM
Stunning resto, motivating!


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