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dezbaz
30th October 2012, 09:56 PM
I started on the cab today, which was bought from Arcadeworx (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/52201-Arcadeworx-DK-Cab-clone-group-buy). Boy oh boy are these cabs well built, nice one Troy! :)

I plan on painting the cab on the weekend in a proper spray booth, so had to get the T Slot wider for the T-Mould from Gottaconnect (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/54311-Flat-White-T-Molding), cheers

Also the top had to be modified to suit the D2K Marquee bought from This Old Game (http://www.thisoldgame.com/products/donkey-kong-2-complete-art-package) (Spacies orig cab is below)



Here is the top of the marquee:

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad208/spacies/AA/IMAG0723.jpg

There is a curved bracket at the top which is why the top sheets of ply are like that.

:)

So the top was removed, and 25mm was cut off the front (Square cut)

A new piece was made up with an angled cut and was mounted flush with the marquee - level with the side blocks

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-04-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-04-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-02-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-02-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-03-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-03-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-01-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-01-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-05-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-05-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-06-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-06-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-07-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-07-med.jpg)

The T-mould is larger that normal, so I had to take the base off or the ball bearing would damage the base as it passes

I had a mishap when the cord got caught

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-09-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-09-med.jpg)

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A bit of bog added

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-10-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-10-med.jpg)

Slot cut a bit wider so it doesn't push the piece out

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-11-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-11-med.jpg)

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IMPORTANT NOTE to people widening the slot


remove base (lots of cams and some screws)
remove the screws along the back (even the cam pedestals, as the slot cutter does hit it) :)

RetroBorg
30th October 2012, 10:43 PM
****, I knew I was going to have to pull my cabinet apart again if I wanted to widen the slot.

Nevermind, shit happens!

Looking forward to seeing your DKII come together Dez.

dezbaz
31st October 2012, 12:13 AM
****, I knew I was going to have to pull my cabinet apart again if I wanted to widen the slot.

Nevermind, shit happens!

Looking forward to seeing your DKII come together Dez.

My 2 legged slot cutter tore right through the pedestal with no damage to the cutter edge - Amazing! But there were sparks :redface

dezbaz
31st October 2012, 10:40 PM
I have to put the base back on and install the wheels before painting I can safely get it back on the trailer

More pics to follow

gottaconnect
1st November 2012, 01:59 AM
What size slot cutter did u end up using?

dezbaz
1st November 2012, 08:44 AM
What size slot cutter did u end up using?

I used my 2.4mm, but had to do 2 runs, 1 deep and 1 shallow. That kept the slot in the middle :)

dezbaz
3rd November 2012, 04:57 PM
Fitted a false bottom to avoid damage during transit
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-20-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-20-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-21-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-21-med.jpg)

The undercoat was black, and the satin black was applied
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-27-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-27-med.jpg)

The front and sides are undercoat still ready for the blue next time - HA! the undercoat looks like melamine! Love it!!!
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-28-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-28-med.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-29-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-29-med.jpg)

Excuse the dust - Already :realmad:
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-30-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-30-med.jpg)

Scored a TV on the way home - 19" - BONUS! :)
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-31-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-31-med.jpg)

RetroBorg
3rd November 2012, 05:38 PM
That's looking real schmick!:o

dezbaz
3rd November 2012, 10:25 PM
That's looking real schmick!:o

Can't wait for the blue. The satin black looks and feels like plastic, never have I seen paint so smooth on a cab :)

dezbaz
3rd November 2012, 11:43 PM
Spray booths / paint shops have sure come a long way since the '80s

I used an air orbital sander today, it didn't operate from pressure (IE a Compressor), it attached to a vacuum hose and worked in reverse. So it sucked the dust away at the same time. And it was quiet too, so no earmuffs

I sanded the bare MDF with 320 grit. Then after the undercoat the black primer we used 500 grit to smooth ready for the black satin final coat

I should of masked up the wheels. My only regret :( They are black now

I will soak them in something to get the paint off

gottaconnect
4th November 2012, 12:00 AM
lookin' great so far .......

dezbaz
6th November 2012, 06:59 PM
More pics of the spray booth, taken on my son in law's (Brian) iPhone on the day

BEFORE
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-43.jpg

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-42.jpg

AFTER (Undercoat)
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-41.jpg

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-40.jpg

That undercoat was thick like oil and made for melamine

RetroBorg
7th November 2012, 10:56 AM
After seeing yours I want to start mine again. :redface

dezbaz
7th November 2012, 12:50 PM
After seeing yours I want to start mine again. :redface

Just rub it back with 600 grit wet and dry, and do another coat if not happy. (We rubbed this dry - no water)

It helps that my daughter married a car painter, it's harder to do at home.

Yours looks great :)

vdubrodw
8th November 2012, 10:22 AM
That's looking really nice... the arcadeworx stuff looks really neat too, looks well designed.
Do you need to pull the tv apart to get the screen in or does it all fit?

dezbaz
8th November 2012, 10:44 AM
That's looking really nice... the arcadeworx stuff looks really neat too, looks well designed.
Do you need to pull the tv apart to get the screen in or does it all fit?

Just the screen goes in the cab, the chassis and case gets ditched and a JOMAC Chassis gets fitted to run it. My cab will be JAMMA, so I can use easy to find gear

dav000616
8th November 2012, 09:13 PM
Just the screen goes in the cab, the chassis and case gets ditched and a JOMAC Chassis gets fitted to run it. My cab will be JAMMA, so I can use easy to find gear

Dez

Do you take the picture tube to Jomac so he can fine tune or are the adjustments on the new chassis good enough. Generally the yokes in TV's aren't fully wound like they are in tubes for arcade machines so does this make a difference?

Dave

dezbaz
8th November 2012, 09:27 PM
Dez

Do you take the picture tube to Jomac so he can fine tune or are the adjustments on the new chassis good enough. Generally the yokes in TV's aren't fully wound like they are in tubes for arcade machines so does this make a difference?

Dave

No, the chassis are a cinch to do yourself.
There is no need to do anything to the yoke windings. You'll see :)

Hoopstar
16th November 2012, 09:14 PM
Hey Dez

I found the lower marquee panel was too low when I installed my original DK Jr Marquee and Bezel.

I've worked out a solution which is to re-drilled the cam stud holes in the side of the cabinet and raise the panel approx 16mm. Then I can use the bezel and marquee along with the original marquee retainers.

I also found a couple of stray cam stud holes in the middle of the side panels (2 on the LHS, 1 on the RHS) - not sure what they are for.

Lastly, any chance you can snap a couple of pics of the mounting of the small panel at the back of the control panel? I haven't been able to fully work it out from the CAD shots.

Cheers

Paul

dezbaz
17th November 2012, 09:00 AM
I also found a couple of stray cam stud holes in the middle of the side panels (2 on the LHS, 1 on the RHS) - not sure what they are for.


http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-30-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-30-med.jpg)
They are for stabilizers/transportation strengtheners. Probably for my prototype, as it needed to be transported in it's fully assembled state. You will see one fitted in my pics

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I found the lower marquee panel was too low when I installed my original DK Jr Marquee and Bezel.


I cut the front off, the remade & lowered the front portion of the top instead, the same as Spacies pic - see the pics below

http://i936.photobucket.com/albums/ad208/spacies/AA/IMAG0723.jpg

Troy's cabs look like this BELOW (From repro cabs (http://www.aussiearcade.com/showthread.php/46040-Repro-Cabs?p=653890#post653890) thread)
http://www.aussiearcade.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=39696&d=1339928764

dezbaz
17th November 2012, 09:55 AM
Lastly, any chance you can snap a couple of pics of the mounting of the small panel at the back of the control panel? I haven't been able to fully work it out from the CAD shots.
Cheers
Paul

Pics should clear it up. Moved the machine into the sun as the black paint looked too dark in the arcade room
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-50-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-50.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-51-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-51.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-52-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-52.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-53-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-53.jpg)

Extra strengtheners added for wheels, but mainly because I severed some of the metal turrets when slot grooving earlier

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-54-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-54.jpg)

OOPS, little chip to fix, found after I painted the black

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-55-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-D2K-55.jpg)

dezbaz
24th November 2012, 09:03 PM
Repair done on the chip. Note to all building these, be careful to never pull them over a small step. It will rip chunks out of the base.
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-01-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-01-D2K.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-02-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-02-D2K.jpg)

Sanding and masking
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-06-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-06-D2K.jpg)

End result, awesome result!
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-30-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-30-D2K.jpg)

http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-31-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-31-D2K.jpg)

Notice the travel Skids, so it slides in the van
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-04-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-04-D2K.jpg)

Now we wait for the paint to harden (Few weeks - my choice) then the T-Moulding
http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-05-D2K-sm.jpg (http://www.dsbelec.iinet.net.au/Dez-05-D2K.jpg)

Foot
24th November 2012, 11:10 PM
That looks frigging awesome!

dezbaz
24th November 2012, 11:25 PM
Almost went with Satin, but decided to go gloss

Crafty
25th November 2012, 05:35 AM
Wow that paint looks amazing. Well done

Hoopstar
25th November 2012, 06:09 AM
Looks AWESOME Dez..!!

What did you use for the base/sealer coat on the MDF?

dezbaz
25th November 2012, 09:31 AM
Looks AWESOME Dez..!!

What did you use for the base/sealer coat on the MDF?

Proper MDF Primer. 2 part mix.

Early days, prior to the booth idea coming up, I asked if I could buy the primer, and it was almost $200.00 for the 2 x 4 litre tubs

This cab used 2.5 L of primer, 2L of Black gloss and Less than 2L of blue. I have the leftover blue for repairs, but it needs hardener to go off. So sadly it's pretty impractical for most to consider. (Over $500 worth of paint alone)

The company who my son in law works for, paints the MDF Kitchen doors for companies over here. You can see why they got the contract. But them doors are pretty pricey.

I would like to do a cab with a spray gun, in acrylic, at home, just to compare results.

Some of spacies cabs (Mal) come up like this

DKong
25th November 2012, 02:27 PM
Damn pics are not showing for me anyone else with an Apple not seeing the pics ?

Saw the FB one though and looks amazing, to good to touch :)

lordsnipe
26th November 2012, 12:55 PM
That blue looks really good!

Woody
26th November 2012, 01:44 PM
Wow! That is very nice. Love the 2pak look. Had it our last kitchen, never thought about having it on a cab :)

Well done.

ArcadeObsessed
13th December 2012, 03:07 PM
Fez I can't believe it I painted the same colour scheme in my old home white roof, yellow walls, red window surrounds

dezbaz
13th December 2012, 07:30 PM
Fez I can't believe it I painted the same colour scheme in my old home white roof, yellow walls, red window surrounds

You must have good taste
Regards Fez ;)

SectionZ
14th December 2012, 01:49 AM
Awesome work Dez :)

dezbaz
14th December 2012, 07:55 AM
Awesome work Dez :)

Thanks Sean :)

gottaconnect
26th February 2013, 09:36 PM
just checking the thread to see how your build was coming along...........

dezbaz
26th February 2013, 10:49 PM
Cheers

Still no progress. It remains covered over ready to get the attention it deserves

dezbaz
31st May 2017, 07:03 PM
4 years since last post :D

I have finally managed to pick up a vertical monitor frame from a guy in the US. I found one 2 years ago, but the guy didn't want to disassemble that one, so the freight was US$200.00

This one arrived today. It was US$50 freight, and $50 for the frame. It's to suit my WGK4900 Chassis & Yoke I bought from Quarter Arcade in the states

I had the screen, it was the one I found on the way home that day.

http://www.amazingarcading.com.au/WG_K4900_Vertical_Monitor-01-sm.jpg (http://www.amazingarcading.com.au/WG_K4900_Vertical_Monitor-01.jpg)

http://www.amazingarcading.com.au/WG_K4900_Vertical_Monitor-02-sm.jpg (http://www.amazingarcading.com.au/WG_K4900_Vertical_Monitor-02.jpg)

These things take time . . . .

Johns-Arcade
31st May 2017, 07:49 PM
That paint should be hard enough now for the T-moulding Dez! ;)

Regards,

Johns-Arcade.

-Slayer-
31st May 2017, 10:01 PM
Can't wait to see this build continue mate, you have done a great job so far, I'm just about to get ready for my own dk build.
How does the yoke and chassis work, can you just buy them and put them on any tube? Is this instead of a Jomac setup?

dezbaz
31st May 2017, 10:16 PM
You can use a universal chassis from Jomac, fitted to a TV tube.

I went a more original way. Either will work

You do need a RGB inverter board if using an original DK board.
I have a DK / JAMMA converter with the RGB inverter like this
https://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=NIN2JAMMA

-Slayer-
1st June 2017, 04:18 AM
You can use a universal chassis from Jomac, fitted to a TV tube.

I went a more original way. Either will work

You do need a RGB inverter board if using an original DK board.
I have a DK / JAMMA converter with the RGB inverter like this
https://www.mikesarcade.com/cgi-bin/store.pl?sku=NIN2JAMMA

That's as far as I have gone so far, have the inverter from mikes and was looking to go the universal chassis and then I saw this thread with another method :)
Do you have to buy the right yoke and chasis for your type of tube?

dezbaz
1st June 2017, 07:55 AM
That's as far as I have gone so far, have the inverter from mikes and was looking to go the universal chassis and then I saw this thread with another method :)
Do you have to buy the right yoke and chasis for your type of tube?

Yes, the yoke came from Quarter Arcade from the same screen