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My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« on: August 22, 2012, 08:29:56 pm »
Last weekend, I found an old cabinet sitting in an open air storage bin.  I wasn't too interested because the game was Raiden and the cabinet was a dirty mess.  However, I decided to give it a look over, and I am glad I did.  Turns out this was originally a Ms Pac-Man (solid wood) cabinet.  Picked it up for $20.   :applaud:

It was a mess with multiple, multiple coats of paint from the last 30 years.  I removed the guts onsite and tossed all of it in a local dumpster to make it lighter to load.  Got it home only to realize it was home to a bunch of eight legged big ole brown predators.  Fortunately, I didn't get bit when pulling the monitor and stuff out of the cabinet.  After getting rid of all the criters, I started working on it.  The base was shot since it was particle board, so I replace it with some 3/4 inch pressure treated plywood.  Here are the pics of this little gem after two bottles of citristrip and several hours of sanding.  Tomorrow, I will start fixing the holes, chips, and blemishes with bondo.  In the end, this will be a replacement to my failing Galaga cabinet.

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Re: My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« Reply #1 on: August 22, 2012, 11:25:07 pm »
the game was Raiden...  I removed the guts onsite and tossed all of it in a local dumpster to make it lighter to load...

Please tell me the board/PCB wasn't still in there!   :timebomb:
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Re: My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2012, 07:18:14 am »
No, it was gone.  It was just the monitor and transformers in the bottom.

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Re: My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2012, 08:22:17 am »
Good!  ;D Nice find then!
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Re: My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2012, 10:28:48 am »
the game was Raiden...  I removed the guts onsite and tossed all of it in a local dumpster to make it lighter to load...

Please tell me the board/PCB wasn't still in there!   :timebomb:

That increased heartrate and cold sweat that slowly develops as you realise what you have done or seen escape your grasp in a moment of madness......been there too many times......and by your post "well fed" so have you!

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Re: My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2012, 11:45:48 am »
Corvette and a drum set?  Damn, dude.  I bet you've got flush toilets, too.

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Don't miss the crew cab truck with lift kit and Rimz either.  Csnow is kicking it on the right side of the tracks, obviously.  Leave the dumpster dives for the other half over here!

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Re: My Rescue Project - Classic to Play Another Day
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2012, 11:51:01 am »
the game was Raiden...  I removed the guts onsite and tossed all of it in a local dumpster to make it lighter to load...

Please tell me the board/PCB wasn't still in there!   :timebomb:

That increased heartrate and cold sweat that slowly develops as you realise what you have done or seen escape your grasp in a moment of madness......been there too many times......and by your post "well fed" so have you!

Exactly...  ;D "I don't need these wires..." Eventually I realized even "trash" cabs usually had enough stuff still in them to sell and offset the cab cost.

Also, I really like Raiden, and was hoping he still had the board for cheap!  8)
Completed projects: Pac bartop (Plug & Play), 30th Anniversary Pac cab (MAME), Point Blank (PS1), Centipede (arcade hardware- light restore), VS. Super Mario Bros (arcade hardware- light restore) Tetris Cocktail (SNES), Arcade Classics upright (60-in-1, then MAME), Multi-Raiden (arcade hardware). Pac Man vs.(Gamecube),

Working on: Pinball Re-theme, Homebrew arcade arena shooter