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We're on a mission from God.
« on: February 17, 2020, 11:49:09 am »
Normally I use my minivan to pick up games.

A mission from God deserves a proper holy vessel.



I recruited my buddy and we set forth to rescue a cab from the clutches of MultiMAME hell.









It is in relatively good shape.

It was a pretty violent assault.

I told the dude he could keep the LCD and the PC.

I have wanted this cab since I played it in my local arcade when it originally came out.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2020, 01:03:17 pm »
Looks like you'll have fun restoring that Star Trek cab to it's former glory.   :cheers:


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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2020, 01:05:39 pm »
I used to play one of those at the Santa Monica pier.  20 years later, that same cabinet showed up on ebay and I still kick myself for not buying it.  I think it went around $1,500-$2,000 and would have been a stupid but very nostalgic purchase.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2020, 01:12:15 pm »
Super happy for you, bro! Would love one myself, but since that ain’t ever gonna happen, I’ll live vicariously through you!


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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2020, 01:19:47 pm »
I already own a working upright Star Trek that is an Asteroids conversion.

This was a no brainer.

I am going to take my time with this. It is an exception to my normal preference with games that look a little worn.

I want this to look like it just left the San Francisco Fleet Yards.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2020, 01:55:33 pm »
Nicely done  :applaud: :applaud:
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2020, 02:06:21 pm »
OMG you suck...Oh Did Jenn say that out loud?...I Ment to say AWESOME!!! (dance, dance).  :drool

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2020, 02:11:57 pm »
I am not going to lie. This thing brings out a lot of little kid feelings in me.


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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2020, 02:35:21 pm »
Are you going to put a 60 in 1 in it?  It'd be badass to play Galaga in that chair.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2020, 02:39:57 pm »
I had him remove that stuff when I was negotiating the price.

He had a PC and an LCD in it. He was trying to sell it as a multigame for 1500 bucks.

There was a joystick in place of the spinner and the buttons were replaced with light up casino buttons.

He was relatively careful about it. The cab is in pretty good shape.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2020, 02:42:30 pm »
Here is the listing.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2020, 09:01:32 pm »
This is going to be a glorious restoration! Can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2020, 11:41:31 am »
Normally I use my minivan to kidnap dudes.

FTFY.

I am not going to lie. This thing brings out a lot of little kid feelings in me.

All joking aside its awesome that certain games revive feelings of nostalgia.  Its never been one certain game for me.  Just being in an arcade does it for me.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #13 on: February 18, 2020, 04:38:57 pm »
---fudgesicle--- yeah!  Been waiting for this post.  The envy meter is showing an 11.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2020, 04:58:13 pm »
For anyone going to Zapcon this year, you can play this at the Starfighters arcade. Usually the folks who arrive on Thursday will have an evening there. Great arcade!

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #15 on: February 18, 2020, 05:22:59 pm »
For anyone going to Zapcon this year, you can play this at the Starfighters arcade. Usually the folks who arrive on Thursday will have an evening there. Great arcade!

First drinks on me buddy!

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #16 on: February 18, 2020, 05:53:22 pm »
That was already determined.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2020, 06:24:36 pm »
For anyone going to Zapcon this year, you can play this at the Starfighters arcade. Usually the folks who arrive on Thursday will have an evening there. Great arcade!

First drinks on me buddy!
Man,  I wish I were arriving on Thursday.   I'll be flying in Friday afternoon.

Between a drink offer, and pbj taunting me with pictures of their working Lunar Lander, I think next year I should make an effort to come in on the Thursday...

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #18 on: February 19, 2020, 12:56:29 am »
For anyone going to Zapcon this year, you can play this at the Starfighters arcade. Usually the folks who arrive on Thursday will have an evening there. Great arcade!

It is an excellent arcade.  I enjoyed playing their Star Trek between rounds of Lunar Lander.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #19 on: February 19, 2020, 11:22:15 am »
For anyone going to Zapcon this year, you can play this at the Starfighters arcade. Usually the folks who arrive on Thursday will have an evening there. Great arcade!

First drinks on me buddy!
Man,  I wish I were arriving on Thursday.   I'll be flying in Friday afternoon.

Between a drink offer, and pbj taunting me with pictures of their working Lunar Lander, I think next year I should make an effort to come in on the Thursday...

Sign me up.  I'll be there Thursday and I'm always ready to try new machines.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #20 on: February 19, 2020, 11:24:52 am »
Hopefully that is the plan.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #21 on: February 19, 2020, 01:38:04 pm »
Sorry to burst your bubbles, but there’s currently no plans for StarFighters yet. I thought you all were hanging out at the Pi Beta Taco house those nights.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #22 on: February 19, 2020, 01:53:40 pm »
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #23 on: February 19, 2020, 06:12:26 pm »

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #24 on: February 19, 2020, 06:43:05 pm »
If we can get in Thursday night to Starfighters I like to move the grill, coolers and other treats to the picnic table just outside of Starfighter’s front door. Parking lot party, just like my high school days.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #25 on: February 19, 2020, 06:44:15 pm »
I think I love you.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #26 on: February 19, 2020, 06:50:54 pm »
If we can get in Thursday night to Starfighters I like to move the grill, coolers and other treats to the picnic table just outside of Starfighter’s front door. Parking lot party, just like my high school days.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #27 on: February 19, 2020, 07:35:55 pm »
Star fighters is gonna wrap up around 10, we’ll have plenty of time so long as mom lets yotsuya skip school on Friday.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #28 on: February 19, 2020, 09:11:29 pm »
Star fighters is gonna wrap up around 10, we’ll have plenty of time so long as mom lets yotsuya skip school on Friday.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #29 on: February 20, 2020, 07:53:12 am »
I'm really excited for this restoration!

The original ad reminds me of our local Dutch Ebay where companies are buying every cab to tear out everything and put in lcd's plus 60-in-1's for quick profit :'(

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #30 on: February 20, 2020, 07:59:27 am »
It is a crime against humanity.

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« Reply #31 on: February 20, 2020, 08:12:08 am »
Yeah, I’m glad you picked that up Mike! I know you’ll do right by her!
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #32 on: February 20, 2020, 08:49:16 am »
The particle board is really ---smurfy--- and all of the vinyl is gone. The particle board has been painted...more than once.

I think I am going to smooth it out the best I can and then laminate the particleboard. To save the original panels I will probably have to reinforce some of them.

The plastic pieces are in pretty rough shape. I was hoping to just use that Retrobrite stuff and shine it back up again, but that doesn't seem to be a viable option.

There are gouges and other damage. I have a friend who owns an auto body shop. I dropped the panels off with him to see what he says.

We might have to strip off the metallic gray paint, fill and fix the panels and then paint them.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #34 on: February 20, 2020, 03:00:57 pm »
I dont know what your friend is telling you, but stripping paint off plastic is a bad idea, Unless it is some cheap spray paint or something, even then a few wipes with reducer is the answer...That should be in a perfect world (and a blank check) be lightly sanded on damage areas, filled with glaze putty, sealed with a tinted sealer (to match topcoat) Scrubbed with a ultra fine grey scratch pad...And painted with a plastic/vinyl paint.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #35 on: February 20, 2020, 03:08:13 pm »
He didn't use those words, I did. I am not a painter. I trust he knows what he is doing. He is going to tell me before he does anything. I will show him your comments because I know that you know your stuff too.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #36 on: February 20, 2020, 03:13:01 pm »
You dont got to make him think you went and got a second opinion or anything, Good painters are odd people, that may take offense...Just dont want to watch something you may regret on your new game.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #37 on: February 20, 2020, 03:16:24 pm »
Meh, YOLO.  Trust in your friend, don't be scared.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #38 on: February 20, 2020, 03:18:34 pm »
It never hurts to get more information. If I hurt his feelings he can drink away his sorrows at my party at the end of the month.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2020, 03:19:50 pm »
He grew up painting boats and cars. It is a family business. I am not worried.