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Author Topic: Virtua Racing Twin restoration  (Read 4221 times)

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Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« on: November 18, 2003, 10:01:26 am »
I'm nearly finished with my VR Twin, the big thing left is locating a couple of parts (most notably, a rear seat marquee) and getting one of my monitors working...

http://usergallery.myhomegameroom.com/gallery/album186

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2003, 10:31:28 am »
nice work on the twin racer !!!....

what are you going to put there ??... (sorry... didn't read all the words... lazy...) :P :P

head to head console driving ??
Another Brilliant mind ruined by education....  :p

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2003, 10:35:27 am »
Thanks! It works as VR like it did originally.  I have considered adding Daytona USA or Indy 500 to the same cab, but for now I can't justify the added cost.  Not to mention I still need to finish the sucker.

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2003, 05:18:56 pm »
DAMN,nice cabinet.Looks great,sideart looks perfect.
I SOO want a racer but no space :(
Anyway how much did you pay for the cab ?

Whats the plan ?
Consoles racers ???

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2003, 08:28:02 am »
Snaaake,

   Thanks! I appreciate it.  The sideart is in pretty good shape, but the pictures hide a lot of the imperfections.  The sideart is mostly complete though.  Heh, my plan is to leave it as a Virtua racing, no conversion to console or anything.  I'd rather not say how much I paid for it, let's just say that I probably paid too much considering the condition it was in.

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #5 on: November 20, 2003, 01:00:36 am »
AWESOME!  Is there a pic of it before you started?  I saw couple of the parts of it in the before shots, but not one of the entire cab (unless I missed it).

I LOVE seeing restoration projects, especially done well.  I wish people would do them more often instead of MAMEing every last old cab in existance.  Great job.

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 20, 2003, 11:38:03 am »
vitaflo,

   Thanks for the kind words!  No, I don't have a complete picture of it before I started.  Honestly, I was too embarrassed because it looked so bad I didn't want everyone to think I was an idiot for buying it.  (I didn't plan to do a full "restoration" on it at the time I bought it)  Since I ended up doing so much work on it, now I wish I had taken more pictures beforehand.

It was ready for the dumpster.  Here are some of the things I can think of that were wrong with it when I got it:

* seat base was weak, sides were detaching from the rest of the base.  Also was poorly repainted, the stripes were half missing.  Large portion of wood missing from rear, covered/hidden with a piece of wide baseboard molding.
* most of the threaded inserts on the plastic seat parts were stripped, so the seat was glued to the metal hinges, and the top part of the seat was glued to the bottom part and stapled!, etc. (replaced with toggle bolts)
* rear marquee destroyed (still need a replacement)
* main cabinet poorly repainted, had soda pop damage in one corner which caused one of the legs to bend the plywood upward 1" from the weight of the cabinet.  (straightened, reinforced from the inside with a 2x4, glue, and large screws)
* large bash on the side of the main cabinet plywood
* one steering wheel was severely bent
* very poor wood replacement on the black front of the cabinet
* one castor on main cab was held on by one bolt and collapsed when we moved it
* about half the bolts were missing, everything on the machine was loose
* one of the shifters didn't work

etc...


   I love seeing restoration projects too, I have several bookmarked.  They help motivate me to fix up other games and also give me a lot of restoration ideas and tricks too.  For those of us who can't afford to buy a mint condition classic (and even a lot of those have not been restored properly), this is the only way.

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2003, 01:56:39 pm »
cool, i just picked up a virtua racing deluxe (single seater looks like the back end of a Ferrari and its all air operated force feedback etc) gonna look at converting it over to a pc running Grand Prix 4

should be wicked! (flipping heavy bugger mind you)
Pm me for custom cnc needs...

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Re:Virtua Racing Twin restoration
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2004, 01:29:50 pm »
Was looking for something else and saw this thread... the link is outdated.  New link to the website:

http://usergallery.myhomegameroom.com/gallery/VirtuaRacing

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