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Author Topic: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)  (Read 30362 times)

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - COMPLETE! (Pics galore)
« Reply #80 on: November 14, 2013, 08:28:14 pm »
So I have had a request to post the dimensions of my control panel.  The image below is not drawn to scale, but measurements are accurate +/- < 0.25"

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #81 on: November 20, 2014, 12:44:13 am »
Awesome build... Just curious how you made your screen bezel?

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #82 on: November 21, 2014, 10:28:23 am »
The bezel is 1/4" plexi.  I mounted the TV, then mounted the plexi.  Then I used blue painter's tape to "trace" the TV's screen area.  Then I flipped the plexi over, and "traced" the screen space with more tape.  Then I taped newspaper to the newly outlined TV screen area.  Then applied 3 coats of black spray paint to the exposed plexi (the part that will be "inside" the cab).  Then I remounted the newly painted bezel.  Voila.

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #83 on: November 25, 2014, 05:13:41 am »
Oh I see, couldn't tell if it was regular plexi or tinted.   What holds it in place?  Or does it just rest against the frame of TV and control panel? 

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #84 on: December 02, 2014, 01:21:22 pm »
I used JB Weld (kind of like epoxy) to stick L brackets to an aluminum "U" rail.  This holds the plexi at the bottom.  To keep it from tipping out: I then used velcro on the backside of the plexi near the top, and velcro'd the plexi to mounted L brackets (with velcro on the brackets).

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #85 on: February 24, 2015, 06:45:04 am »
Looks like a great build. Thanks for all the extra info.

I'm gonna use this as reference when i'm going to start my own build!

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #86 on: March 08, 2015, 09:26:52 am »
Hi,

What`s the viewing angle on the monitor?

I`m trying to start a project similar to yours and i am having doubts about the view angle.

Thank you in advance.


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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #87 on: March 08, 2015, 11:36:48 am »
Hi,

What`s the viewing angle on the monitor?

I`m trying to start a project similar to yours and i am having doubts about the view angle.

Thank you in advance.

15 degrees

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #88 on: May 10, 2016, 03:55:40 pm »
Hello, great build!

Can you provide some details around how you mounted the television? You mentioned it was a homemade mount, and I'm interested in how you did it.

Thanks!
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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #89 on: May 11, 2016, 09:27:37 am »
Hello, great build!

Can you provide some details around how you mounted the television? You mentioned it was a homemade mount, and I'm interested in how you did it.

Thanks!

I installed batons at a 15deg angle on both side panels' interior.  Then I used a scrap piece of MDF that spanned the distance between the panels.  I centered a VESA series of holes on the center of the board.  Then I attached the board to my TV and then the TV/board to the batons.

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #90 on: March 01, 2017, 08:57:03 pm »
Hello a1pharm,

I am currently reproducing your cabinet as I was looking for a good widescreen cabinet to build. I was curious if you can provide photos of the rear of your cabinet. Would you mind either posting them here or in a pm to me. Hope to hear from you soon. Here are a couple of pics of my cabinet:

http://imgur.com/a/Whcqh
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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #91 on: March 13, 2017, 08:44:00 pm »
Hello a1pharm,

I am currently reproducing your cabinet as I was looking for a good widescreen cabinet to build. I was curious if you can provide photos of the rear of your cabinet. Would you mind either posting them here or in a pm to me. Hope to hear from you soon. Here are a couple of pics of my cabinet:

http://imgur.com/a/Whcqh

Howdy MaidenFan666!

I'm flattered you are making a cab like mine - you're going to love it!  One thing I wish I did is drill holes on the side for pinball flipper buttons (it's on my long todo list right now...).

Below is a pic of the back of my cab - it's a little dusty.  There are 4 items in the lower right corner: power button, coax for antenna TV (it has a tuner),  optical audio out port (to attach to a 5.1 channel surround system), and the power port.

You can kind of see at the very top a vent with the same material as the speakers and the computer vent (also on the back side - it's the large mesh square on the bottom rear panel).  Both were made in the same way as the speaker grills, but I didn't paint the wood black (I figured no one would ever see the back, guess I was wrong!).

Let me know if you have other questions.  I usually check back on the forums once ever 2-4 weeks.

Congrats, your cab is looking awesome!

Cheers!
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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #92 on: March 15, 2017, 11:14:15 am »
Awesome. Thank you very much. That helps alot. I thought about starting my own thread, but since its a near clone of yours, perhaps I can post photos of what I did differently in this thread.

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Re: *SCRATCH BUILD* Slim Cab - 32" LCD - (99.9%) COMPLETE! (for now...)
« Reply #93 on: March 16, 2017, 07:38:13 pm »
Awesome. Thank you very much. That helps alot. I thought about starting my own thread, but since its a near clone of yours, perhaps I can post photos of what I did differently in this thread.

Go right ahead!  If you want to share words of wisdom, others would probably find them useful (I've had some PM's that I didn't repost here that others probably would have benefited from...).

Congrats on a great cab!

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