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Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« on: September 08, 2017, 03:38:41 pm »
I have a project I'm about to start on for a family member who is a huge fan of the original Tron cab, and as far as I know they don't know that I'm planning to build one for them and want it to be a surprise. While I don't plan on it being an exact replica, I need somewhere to start from. I've been having a hard time finding any info on measurements on this cab, so if any of you guys are working on one or know some of the measurements id be grateful. I'm primarily looking for exact measurements of the side panels and CP, angle of monitor...that would probably be enough to get me started. If someone had the dimensions for the shroud that would be huge but I'm sure that's asking a lot. I'm sorry if this isn't the right place to post this but figured restorations would be the best place to find people who might know some of this. Thanks

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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 05:02:05 pm »
http://www.classicarcadecabinets.com/tron.html

I've run into that in my search, but there isn't any info on actual measurements which is what I need. The other attachments there are for plotters or cnc which I don't own. I've found a site (http://tech.quarterarcade.com/tech/game.aspx?g=3188) that just has a general height width depth measurement which is helpful for the side panels but it doesn't tell me anything else.
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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2017, 06:03:06 am »
    Although have never built that cab, I have restored a couple... And here to tell you that's going to be one ugly project and not going to be a secret for very long, The control panel (IMO) would be a good place to start, and that's not even a given beings the Disk of Tron was kinda the same but not so just beware of what parts/plans you are sourcing, any hardcore fan will know the difference if you try putting some phony stick in there.... Good luck friend.

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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2017, 09:16:29 am »
The link Titch gave you has exactly what you need. Open the dxf files.

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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 12:58:48 pm »
Ok I'll try looking at that again when I get home from work. I did try opening that file the first time around and had issues with viewing the file, but I may have missed something or done something wrong. Thanks

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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 11:12:12 pm »
The link Titch gave you has exactly what you need. Open the dxf files.

Ok the dxf files require cad software to open it properly which I don't have and don't use that type of equipment. I did open it in a word file just to see if maybe I could get something from it but just looks like a program for some software I'm completely unfamiliar with. What exactly am I missing, or are you under the assumption that I'm using a machine to cut this out with?

I did start working figuring out the scale and actual size of each side of the side panels using the VCarve drawings (assuming it's a scale drawing) on the same page and the overall dimensions I found on the other website. Im attaching what I came up with and everything seemed to line up with the overall dimensions on quarterarcade but if anyone has a cab measure the height and let me know if its at least within an inch. The side panels and and the angles that the inside panels are mounted at is my main concern because I want to mostly use the same art thats on the original .The rest will fall into place when I figure out the size of the control panel, which im still working on.

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I forgot to add that Im working out a shroud that is in the spirit of the original and need one to get templates off of, and since it would probably be asking a lot to ask someone to let my borrow theirs for a couple weeks I've been floating the idea of buying one and then selling it when Im done (maybe to someone on here?). I don't really have any idea what the value is on something like that and dont want to get ripped off, so my question is...whats reasonable? I know it's hard to come by so I don't expect it to be cheap, but there is one on ebay right now and thats the one I've been looking at if anyone wants to take a look.
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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2017, 03:32:41 pm »
The link Titch gave you has exactly what you need. Open the dxf files.

Ok the dxf files require cad software to open it properly which I don't have and don't use that type of equipment. I did open it in a word file just to see if maybe I could get something from it but just looks like a program for some software I'm completely unfamiliar with. What exactly am I missing, or are you under the assumption that I'm using a machine to cut this out with?

I did start working figuring out the scale and actual size of each side of the side panels using the VCarve drawings (assuming it's a scale drawing) on the same page and the overall dimensions I found on the other website. Im attaching what I came up with and everything seemed to line up with the overall dimensions on quarterarcade but if anyone has a cab measure the height and let me know if its at least within an inch. The side panels and and the angles that the inside panels are mounted at is my main concern because I want to mostly use the same art thats on the original .The rest will fall into place when I figure out the size of the control panel, which im still working on.

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I forgot to add that Im working out a shroud that is in the spirit of the original and need one to get templates off of, and since it would probably be asking a lot to ask someone to let my borrow theirs for a couple weeks I've been floating the idea of buying one and then selling it when Im done (maybe to someone on here?). I don't really have any idea what the value is on something like that and dont want to get ripped off, so my question is...whats reasonable? I know it's hard to come by so I don't expect it to be cheap, but there is one on ebay right now and thats the one I've been looking at if anyone wants to take a look.


Download Sketchup: (https://www.sketchup.com/download)

You don't have to buy the pro version, and for the first 30days you can import and export dxf files.  So import that dxf file as soon as you get it installed.
Once you have it imported you might want to take a couple of hours to familiarize yourself with the Sketchup basics: (https://www.sketchup.com/learn/videos/841)

You basically will just need to you the tape measure tool to get the measurements you want.

Alternatively once you import it you could then export it to a PDF to scale and print it at a local Kinkos.


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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2017, 03:34:04 pm »
Also I have done a lot of research on the Tron stick and spinner, as I am building one myself.  So if I can help there let me know.


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Re: Anyone have or working on a Tron cab? Need help
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 02:48:18 pm »
Thanks for the info, I'll check that out. I've actually already figured out most of the measurements from measuring the print they had on there though.

As far as the spinner goes, I'm going to use the one from ultimarc.

  
 

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