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    I don't have the cash.. I buy cheap and chip away little by little... Over time. Compared to the prices of other things.. I buy things real cheap.

    I don't really have the room... I've just given up parking the cars in the garage which hasn't made the wife too happy, but we're managing

    Time wise... Would've loved to complete this in a month, but it's been almost a 5 month thing due to time, finances, kids, work and life - I just sleep for 6 hours instead of 8

    Every single cab that I've purchased has been priced reasonably well because it wasn't working... Fortunately for me, there's enough resources online like this forum to be able to get information together to attempt to make things work...



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    Someone asked me last night how much everything cost. I've put about 5-7k into my setup. To replace though I said maybe 20-25k. Half the fun is the trash to treasure process anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redferatu View Post
    Someone asked me last night how much everything cost. I've put about 5-7k into my setup. To replace though I said maybe 20-25k. Half the fun is the trash to treasure process anyway.

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    That is right?

    I may have bought cheap, but over time, it's probably cost more than buying complete.

    But a couple of hundred here and there over 5 months is a lot easier to manage than a lump sum of 1.5k or something... And there's no way I can ever go down that path.

    It's so true about going from trash to treasure... Nearly everything in the garagecade has gone through that process of being "trash" to "treasure".

    This restore has probably been the most "treasure" for me.. Never did I think when I first started would I have a complete 31kh Naomi netboot setup!

    Add to the fact that I got a "second" cabinet out of it due to spare parts...

    I'm definitely one little happy Vegemite

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    A lot of my stuff was labor rather than parts, and bulk buys with on selling. But yeah, resorting can be more expensive.

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    The final piece of the restoration puzzle has finally arrived!

    Got my key ring and repro bubble sticker courtesy of Gate Ninety.



    Before the sticker...



    After the sticker! Just gives it that finishing touch!



    Of course I had to get a keyring for the keys to the cab



    Now to just enjoy all the gaming on this cab! Enjoyed some credit feeding of Gigawing 2 last week..



    That's a wrap folks! Hope those that have followed my journey enjoyed the read... It's been a long ride but she's finally all done

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    Gotta have the bubble sticker! Looks awesome. Huge effort, well done.

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    Thought I'd give this thread a bit of an update..

    I pretty much knew I was going to change the artwork to Marvel so I hit sellsells2000 for some Mvc2 art and once I got it, like the sf2 one, I felt a little underwhelmed with its brightness



    I was thinking it would look like this, but this is directly backlit - not underlit on the cab..



    I soon realised that the original marquee is very different fro my clone cab.

    My clone cab has no "white backing" to help with the reflecting back of light.



    I placed some paper on the back of the marquee and it somewhat worked a little but still not what I had hoped/anticipated





    I managed to find an original marquee for sale in Japan and purchased it immediately (luck as these don't come up too often).

    Can confirm that the original has got a white reflective surface at the back



    I'm between the perspex and the back white sheet has some sort of Ebola virus looking spots which I can only assume acts as some sort of "light spreader" so depending on the artwork, it can look like it's backlit with a fluro (eg blast city)





    It might depend on the angle but you can clearly see the difference in the original marquee vs my clone cab..





    The Naomi running the game the art is based on - i want take them for a ride!!



    Next up, was the control panel of the clone cab - it needed to be fixed as I couldn't fit any Sega cp on it - yaton to the rescue!



    Had to purchase NUC hinges and tangs from videotroniks to allow me to use the normal way of locking the cp - I couldn't use what it was



    Had a cp panel made up from a local guy - nowhere near original level but it's usable, so I painted it and gave a test fit..


    I'm not sure what happened here as the cad files from franco's were used for die cutting but the holes were quite off!



    Asked the printer to no longer die cut the holes and that fixed the cp quite well.



    After all the effort of restoring the Naomi Universal and getting the clone into a usable state, I'm quite happy with how it's all tuned out!

    240p cave on the 360 is the best I can do as I'm not prepared to spend on an original cave game!




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    Looks great ��

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