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After Lurking for ever...... Here is my Cab so far! PIC heavy


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First of all Hello! I have been Lurking the forums for just shy of a year know all why downloading, getting the Hyperspin ready. Well I had FINALLY hit a point were it NEEDED to be in a cabinet! So the week of Memorial Day, I took vacation and was determined to get a cabinet built!

After locating a cabinet on craiglist and a hour drive later at 9pm, I made it home with a decent cabinet!

My 70.00 start

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I got it with a jamma USB-PC board, 2 joysticks, bunch of buttons, orginal glass that goes over the monitor and change door!

So that next morning, it was ON!

I started by figuring out how i was going to mount the Dell monitor. This was the answer!

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Monitor framed in

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This also show a LITTLE later in the week after the speaker and subs were mounted in.

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I wanted to make sure i had a Marquee that was lighted! So I went to autozone and found some trailer light that had spade type bulbs. I striped the light holder out and wirsed them up, used LED bulbs i had on hand that i use in my car.

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You can also see in the above pictures that i have the computer on/off on the top of the cabinet. Also how the speakers are mounted. I also made sure to add the pinball buttons on each side!

So after all the rough-in was completed, i started stripping the entire cab. The last people who owned it just painted over the original paint and it looked like CRAP!

All STRIPPED

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You notice the notch in the back bottom, that area was so chewed up, i just took it out. Also added some wheels

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I than went to work on the button layout. and this was kinda rough to figure out, but i got it!

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Time to get my paint on! And with some help from a friend at the paint store. Paint was free ninety free!

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She needed some sun!

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NEW buttons to match! And a Quarter for who is NEXT!

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When i saw pictures of other peoples wiring... i was afraid! But once i got into it.. its not to to bad!

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AND here she is with the new t-molding on and inside! You can see i was also able to wire up the coin door lights to the computer power supply as well! Altho in this picture one bulb was toast!

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Im working on getting all the emulators programmed to the USB board. Than i want to add the jukebox! Than set it up to auto load HS on startup!

I cant tho figure out how to make the joytokey load up with my profiles on startup... but it will come!

Sorry for such a long post but here is where iam at with mine! I need a marquee, side art, control art and maybe some kick panel art... :)

Here is what im at cost wise (approx)

Cabinet 70.00

New Buttons 25.00

T-Molding 12.00

Monitor I had on hand

Computer I had on hand

Misc Hardware 40.00

New light bulb for coin door 5.00 (2pk)

Marquee Lighting 20.00

Paint 8.00 (i had to buy rollers, roller handle and a pan)

Wheels 6.00

Belt Sander 30.00 (made life MUCH easier than my palm sander)

12 pack of beer 13.99 :)

Grand Total so far = 229.99 for a playable nice looking cabinet! Im extremely happy so far and EXCITED!

I have figured about another 150.00 for all the art...?

229.99 + 150.00 = ~379.99. im ok with that!

So what you guys think?

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