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what bracket could hack it?
« on: August 16, 2017, 02:58:37 pm »
Sorry for the title,


But I am looking at transplanting a big Sony CRT into a Gauntlet Legends Showcase cabinet.  The Tube will fit, and I can use the brackets that are holding it to the plastic shell, but their outside edges are just a teeeeny bit smaller than the width of the cabinet's monitor enclosure.

I won't be able to use the stock bracket in the cab though, as its holes are about 1.14" too narrow, its one piece and doesn't adjust, I could cut it in half with a dremel cutting wheel, and then double down on bolts to reinforce, but I am afraid that route might be prone to failure.

Is there a bracket store where I could browse for the right one?
  or could I maybe make something else.  The side clearance between the tube's mounting plates outer edge and the cabinet interior is seriously about 1/8" on either side so I don't know if mounting side rails is the best option either (plus I don't know if I like putting bolts through the side art)


any opionions would be great!  thanks!

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Re: what bracket could hack it?
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2017, 04:22:22 pm »
the monitor that came out of the cabinet originally would have a mounting bracket attached to the tube that mounts to the bracket in the cabinet.

the tube has a permanent band bracket "ears" that are affixed to the tube. Do not modify this part, it is a structural part of the tube, damaging or removing it can cause it to implode.

these ears mount to a bracket frame that holds the electronics and whatnot... that is in turn, mounted to another bracket inside the cabinet. (bracket on a bracket.)

you need this middle bracket to transfer to your new tube to make it fit on the cabinet's bracket.

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Re: what bracket could hack it?
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2017, 06:44:57 pm »
the monitor that came out of the cabinet originally would have a mounting bracket attached to the tube that mounts to the bracket in the cabinet.

the tube has a permanent band bracket "ears" that are affixed to the tube. Do not modify this part, it is a structural part of the tube, damaging or removing it can cause it to implode.

these ears mount to a bracket frame that holds the electronics and whatnot... that is in turn, mounted to another bracket inside the cabinet. (bracket on a bracket.)

you need this middle bracket to transfer to your new tube to make it fit on the cabinet's bracket.
Thanks!


Hmm, are there any good sources for the middle bracket of a custom size?


What about carefully drilling holes in the "ears" on the new tube a little closer to the screen than the original holes to match my current "middle bracket" ?  That was the best plan I thought I had come up with so far, but too risky?

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Re: what bracket could hack it?
« Reply #3 on: August 17, 2017, 01:44:33 pm »
    Hobart makes a nice entry level flux core welder, just perfect for a job like that. ;)

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« Reply #4 on: August 17, 2017, 02:54:41 pm »
    Hobart makes a nice entry level flux core welder, just perfect for a job like that. ;)

In a perfect world  :-\


jury is still out on drilling new holes in the screens "ears"?

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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2017, 05:54:30 pm »
     Learn to make what you need and your perception of the world will change,... * Fun story, I grew up in a body shop, (yes explains a lot right?) But anyway learned to weld very young. and found it the only practical solution in terms of creativity, I have recently gotten into TIG, but that's a whole different story (custom stainless on a pin build) .... For your project, go look at one at a bracket at the store, take some measurements and do it right, It will still be bolted bracket on bracket like L/shawn has said ,only it will be done correctly.... (IMO) ;)

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Re: what bracket could hack it?
« Reply #6 on: August 17, 2017, 06:58:41 pm »
I think as long as you don't have to damage the band around the tube, it should be okay.

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« Reply #7 on: August 17, 2017, 07:16:04 pm »
     Learn to make what you need and your perception of the world will change,... * Fun story, I grew up in a body shop, (yes explains a lot right?) But anyway learned to weld very young. and found it the only practical solution in terms of creativity, I have recently gotten into TIG, but that's a whole different story (custom stainless on a pin build) .... For your project, go look at one at a bracket at the store, take some measurements and do it right, It will still be bolted bracket on bracket like L/shawn has said ,only it will be done correctly.... (IMO) ;)

Yeah I think they would kick me out of my apartment building if they caught me welding in it but I agree if I CAN make something and it saves me time, money or both I'm all for it. But unfortunately getting a welder kit is kinda off the table for me at this point.


Shawn, thanks again man, if we ever meet up beers are on me, Jessica you get beers too. Thanks guys I probably won't do the swap for a bit but I'll post pics

  
 

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