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    Sega Universal Upright conversion

    Some may have seen the Gumtree add for this cab that's been around for some time.

    I ended up paying the seller 150 instead of the 350 it was listed for so after a 150km round trip and I've got my newest project!

    The day started with a trip to bunnings to hire the ute..



    A crap load of tolls and extending the trip by 30 mins due to a wrong turn in the city... I finally got it on the back of the ute!



    Have to give mad props to the seller who helped me get it on the ute, it would've been quite challenging by myself as this is HEAVY AF! Heavier than the astro that's for sure!

    After getting home and completing the initial analysis, it's safe to say she's pretty banged up





    Have no idea if it works (and won't know for a while as it has been outside and it's leaking water ).



    Unfortunately, there wasn't a Naomi inside. It looks like a Konami Python system 16 with pro evolution soccer (according to the tag)



    Audio board looks pretty corroded



    As does the sega i/o?



    Found a few of these whilst trying to strip



    Never worked on a Sega universal before it took me a little while to figure out how to remove the backing so I could find where the water was leaking from.

    After a good 20 or so mins, I finally got the back off only to find EXACTLY the same tubes I have on my current astro cities and my spare 29 inch (I didn't realise they were 31khz compatible?)





    Found the wet patch!



    The Nanao MS-2932-S chassis



    The plan is to chop this down to make it a sit down but I have no idea how I will be doing that, I think I'm way out of my depth in capability.

    The good:

    - got it for 150
    - no cracks on the cp
    - no major damage
    - I now have a Sega universal - I might do repro art from a new net city

    The bad:

    - no marquee
    - rust on a big part of the base
    - cp is 4 button layout and the start section had been increased from 24mm to 30mm! Who does that!?
    - nfi if the chassis works - I'm not really too worried about anything else as I will probably just end up using a DC for this cab
    - I've never worked on a Sega universal so there's a lot of learning to do (but that's part and parcel)
    - will be filling, sanding, wet sanding and everything you can think of
    - no dedicated work space to do all of this - was doing it on my drive away

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    Ended the day pretty much a big chunk of the cab stripped and ready to be thoroughly cleaned!







    My biggest worry is how the hell I'm going to do the upright to sit down conversion.. I think I'm waaaaaay out of my depth here..

    Need to obviously chop the coin chute, I just don't trust my cutting abilities



    Looking at th other stand, it appear there may be holes already but I'm not really sure what that's for.



    If any one has any recommendations (especially on Australia) about what body filler, paint primer and paint to use that'd be great!


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    Very keen to see how this turns out, good luck with the project


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    I'm just interested to see if you get that MS-2932 working 🙂

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    Quote Originally Posted by namastepat View Post
    I'm just interested to see if you get that MS-2932 working
    I'm hoping it does.

    But I've already msg'd joey to see if he works on them.

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    Nice pick up , I have a jumbo safari universal cab , that Iam going to convert to a light gun cab as they are a good height for shooting, anyway mine has a seat that will end up at the tip if you want it , only problem I am in Melbourne ,

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    Just go to super cheap and buy a small tin of body filler, then prime with the SCA branded primer filler in a can, its way better than the septone crap they sell.

    Have had some really good results with the dulux epoxy paint from bunnings
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-me...paint_p1400820

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    Nice pick up @mR_CaESaR..TOOK my advise.I remember i got bagged about this cabinet because it was a piece of shit.Definately a ms2932 monitor.
    https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...47-Cheap-candy

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    Quote Originally Posted by prktkljokr View Post
    Just go to super cheap and buy a small tin of body filler, then prime with the SCA branded primer filler in a can, its way better than the septone crap they sell.

    Have had some really good results with the dulux epoxy paint from bunnings
    https://www.bunnings.com.au/dulux-me...paint_p1400820
    Thanks.. Might pop into super cheap tomorrow..

    Body filler is just for the plastic or can I use the same filler for the metal bits?? I'm an absolute n00b with filler and painting

    I'll be getting that drill bit that looks like steel wool to get rid of the paint and rust..

    Quote Originally Posted by dragonlee View Post
    Nice pick up @mR_CaESaR..TOOK my advise.I remember i got bagged about this cabinet because it was a piece of shit.Definately a ms2932 monitor.
    https://www.aussiearcade.com/showthr...47-Cheap-candy
    Nah not cos of that thread.. I've been keeping my eye on this for sale post since Con put it up... I just didn't want to pay 350 that he was asking... I offered 150 the other day and he said yes.. So for me it was a no brainier.. I just hope I don't screw up chopping it down.

    If the chassis doesn't work, it's no biggie, I've got a spare MS9 and tube so I'll just end up with another 15khz setup

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    Quote Originally Posted by mR_CaESaR View Post
    Thanks.. Might pop into super cheap tomorrow..

    Body filler is just for the plastic or can I use the same filler for the metal bits?? I'm an absolute n00b with filler and painting

    I'll be getting that drill bit that looks like steel wool to get rid of the paint and rust..



    Nah not cos of that thread.. I've been keeping my eye on this for sale post since Con put it up... I just didn't want to pay 350 that he was asking... I offered 150 the other day and he said yes.. So for me it was a no brainier.. I just hope I don't screw up chopping it down.

    If the chassis doesn't work, it's no biggie, I've got a spare MS9 and tube so I'll just end up with another 15khz setup

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    If you need any parts for it..let me know
    My advise get the chassis repaired if you going to put a DC console..Better picture quality which i have in one of mine.Ms9-29s is good monitor for arcade boards but MS2932 is better for Dc set up.


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