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jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« on: July 13, 2010, 12:24:00 pm »
Hello!  ;D  After building my first Mame machine (http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=87365.0) a couple years ago...I am now undertaking a new project.  I want a Golden Tee Showpiece (http://www.itsgames.com/itsgames/Products/GoldenTee/GTUnplug2010/index.jsp) but don't want to pay the top price for the unit - so - I am going to build my own.

I can buy a kit of the game (i.e. PC) but can save some serious cash by building the cab myself.  Since I can't find plans for the cab - I took some liberties and think I have a close model of what the showpiece cab looks like.  Before constructing a full size version - I created some miniature scale foam board versions to figure out the scale and curves of my new cab project.

Here is where I am right now.  I am happy with the results so I am creating the full-scale plans and should start cab building by next week.

Enjoy!

Reference:


Model:





The only thing I need that does not come with the GT2010 Unplugged Kit is a Jamma Harness.  Can anyone provide guidance on a good price or place to source one of these for a Golden Tee Cab?  Thanks!
« Last Edit: September 06, 2010, 05:56:17 pm by jikkjack »
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #2 on: July 14, 2010, 08:50:08 pm »
OK I get it now.  The mock up was the control panel pedestal.  When I first looked I thought it was the cabinet itself but after looking at the golden tee page I see how it goes together. 

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #3 on: July 15, 2010, 09:16:10 am »
Thanks Dr. Zero!

@BobA - ha ha!  Yeah - I guess I should have put up a reference pic.  I updated my first post with the pedestal image.
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2010, 01:27:52 pm »
Yes the pic makes it much easier to follow.   Looks like you have the shape all sorted out so good luck on the build.

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2010, 01:41:48 pm »
I think that would be awesome as a stand alone piece and just hook it up to your TV when you get the urge to play. 46" plasma Golden Tee anyone??  :applaud:

Then you could just tuck it away somewhere and not take up as much room........then of course, this wouldn't be an arcade build....  :lol

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2010, 09:13:40 pm »
Thanks BobA and Reptileink.

Finally made some progress.  I just finished cutting out the side template and swoosh that I will use to make the final cab.

Here are the side template pieces:









This week I am finishing up the front, back, bottom and top templates and then this weekend I am getting the 3/4" MDF and using a clone router bit to cut out the final parts.
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 11:38:07 am »
wow! very nice!

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 11:45:37 am »
Mock up is a great idea (runs to craft store). Let us know how the clone cuts work with those curves.

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« Reply #9 on: August 26, 2010, 12:57:55 pm »
Nice jigsaw work.   Your template curves look great.
 ;D

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #10 on: August 26, 2010, 01:27:30 pm »
Thanks guys.

Hopefully more pics soon.
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2010, 04:29:14 pm »
Clone bit worked great!  Just screwed the template to the interior face of each final piece and now I have 2 identical sides and swooshes.









Tomorrow I should hopefully have the furring strips and front and side pieces cut.
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #12 on: August 31, 2010, 11:08:47 pm »
nice to see someone try to make one of these pedestals. ive been wanting to make one of these funglo pedestals:

thats going on the back burner right now as i just got a golden tee fore 2005 cab free. maybe when thats done i'll build the funglo.

looking forward to seeing your progress. :applaud:

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #13 on: September 02, 2010, 12:44:19 pm »
Thanks Subconscious,

That funglo looks awesome.  I am furring up the side panels right now and hope to have some new pics up by this weekend.

T-Moulding comes in today and I want to start painting this thing over the long weekend.
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2010, 12:04:30 pm »
More pics.









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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #15 on: September 04, 2010, 12:08:49 pm »
Looking good!!

How did you attached the batons to the side walls, are they screwed through the baton into the mdf or through the mdf into the baton?

Did you use any glue at all?

Also, how did you get exact alignment of the batons on both side pieces?


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« Reply #16 on: September 05, 2010, 12:55:59 pm »
Thanks Jimmy2x2x.  I used Titebond wood glue and screws through the baton(furring strips) into the mdf.

Since the sides are identical - I used exact measurements for both sides and an angle finder to cut the furring strips to the exact angles for attaching the panels.

The bottom plate has 3/4" plywood below another layer of mdf which is where the side screws are attached to hold the side pieces to the base solidly and I also used a nail gun to temporarily hold the panels in the exact position I wanted while screwing the sides on.  The rest of the cab will be straight forward since all of the hard work is now out of the way.  The only challenge I have left is cutting the round dowel pole and attaching it to the top where the control panel will open.  I am probably going to have to remove some of the furring strips at the top to allow for this.  I am still thinking about it.

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #17 on: September 05, 2010, 01:03:30 pm »
That looks fantastic!! I'l have to try something similar for my latest project.
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #18 on: September 06, 2010, 05:54:31 pm »
Thanks SpaceHedgehog!

So I finished up the panels but still need to paint and finish the control panel.  I am going to build the stand that holds the TV too!  That will hide the front locking casters when I move it to the final location where this thing will live.  I did manage to get a good deal on the tv I am planning on hooking this thing up to so I bought and extra for a bedroom. ;D





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« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2010, 01:38:49 pm »
that is awesome...good work
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« Reply #20 on: September 07, 2010, 01:52:00 pm »
This design is having a similar effect on me as the Vewlix cabinets in that it has very strong and unique aesthetic elements. You've done a great job with the cabinet so far ... so much so that I'm reconsidering what I'm currently doing. Can you advise on how you're going to mount the tv?
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #21 on: September 07, 2010, 03:06:00 pm »
Thanks severdhed.

Space - I am going to mount the tv on a low profile wall TV mount from monoprice (18 bucks).  I am going to build a bezel around the TV that looks similar to the mount that ITS has for $300.

I am going to use wood and hinges to simulate the bottom section and regular PVC pipe (sprayed black) to hide the HDMI wire up to the bezel.

This way I can wheel the cart into position - lock the front casters in place - then close the 2 hinged angled mount base pieces and secure them into place with screws into the cab.  For all intents and purposes it will look just like the reference picture but instead of metal - my faux mount will be made up mostly of 1/2" mdf.



Hopefully that give you a good idea of my plan but fire away with questions if you have any.

 :cheers:
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2010, 07:06:11 pm »
More pics.

I finished up the control panel top today.  That included building the front access hatch and the backstop for the cp.

Once the swoosh sides are installed - the cp will be attached through the face of each side swoosh.

I ordered two 120mm fans and a dust shield covers that should be in by next week to install in the front access hatch.  I will use the area typically designated for speakers to draw air in and the hatch will utilize the fans pointed out to push air out of the inside of the cab.  I am still on the fence on where to put the nighthawk box.  I could add a coin door to the front to access the box (that is the direction I am leaning) or I could always just access it from the new cp hatch.

Any idea's out there or opinions?













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« Reply #23 on: September 08, 2010, 03:16:56 pm »
that is looking great
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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #24 on: September 10, 2010, 05:46:56 pm »
Thanks severdhed.

Got the swooshes painted and added the T-Moulding.  Next on the list is to paint the main cab this weekend and install the 120mm fans and vent filters.



Primed the main cab.  Next is lots of sanding then time to paint this canvas black.

« Last Edit: September 11, 2010, 10:28:43 am by jikkjack »
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« Reply #25 on: September 13, 2010, 06:07:57 pm »
Painted and added the 120mm fans for cooling.  This thing is almost done.

The next project is to build the stand and bezel for the TV.

More pics of it in the basement later tonight.





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« Reply #26 on: September 13, 2010, 06:17:52 pm »
Great work here, I like the process you've gone through in design and very pleasing yin/yang curves going on too.  Nicely documented , good stuff.

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« Reply #27 on: September 13, 2010, 09:29:38 pm »
Thanks Ond!

Here's a shot of where this thing will ultimately live.  Next up - building the base and running the HDMI cable.

The hard part is going to be waiting until the end of September when the 2011 unplugged kit becomes available.   :P



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« Reply #28 on: September 13, 2010, 11:10:05 pm »
 :applaud: very nice work. highly impressed.

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #29 on: September 14, 2010, 08:04:23 pm »
Very sharp!  Love it..

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« Reply #30 on: September 15, 2010, 06:39:36 pm »
Thanks Subconscious and Santoro!

Here is the stand that I had to build.  Once this is painted and installed...I will just be waiting on the kit to arrive.

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #31 on: September 15, 2010, 06:56:55 pm »
This is a fantastic project and it is coming out great.  I love it.   :cheers:

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« Reply #32 on: September 15, 2010, 07:26:28 pm »
How sturdy is it? I had a problem with my pedestal center piece being wobbly on my show case build, I had to rebuilt the center piece.     

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« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2010, 08:43:24 am »
Thanks javeryh!   :cheers:

@DCsegaDH - this thing is very sturdy.  If i understand you correctly the base is constructed of a sandwich of 3/4" mdf and 3/4" plywood.  The back has casters that only roll in a forward and reverse direction and the front has locking casters.

I am planning to attach the stand to the wall through the base plate and screw it into the 1.5" wood sandwich that sticks out the front of the cab to hold it perfectly in place but can be remove to access the storage room.



If you are referring to the top - it is also rock solid.  It rests on front and rear supports that are 1" and run from side to side.  It will not move easily and I am planning to add hvac foam under the side edges to ensure it stays in place even if the front hatch is removed.

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« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2010, 01:33:22 pm »
Looks solid :applaud:

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« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2010, 04:52:36 pm »
Coming along very nicely. I like the room it's in too.
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« Reply #36 on: September 17, 2010, 02:07:54 pm »
Ok.  So everything's done now except installing the kit.  Time for an exercise in patience...

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« Reply #37 on: November 10, 2010, 10:59:59 am »
Looks great!  Want to mail me some templates? 

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« Reply #38 on: November 10, 2010, 11:03:15 am »
WOW... very cool.    :applaud:

It blows my GT 99 with a live Control Panel convert out of the water haha

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Re: jikkjack's golden tee unplugged showpiece cab build
« Reply #39 on: November 10, 2010, 11:24:34 am »
Thanks guys.  jtkeller - check your pm.

I spoke with the distributor yesterday and they think the 2011 Kit is going to ship out this week (Finally!!!!!).  I should have updated pictures by next week!!!  I can hardly wait.  Half-time is about to get a whole lot more fun.
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