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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2020, 04:01:14 pm »
Jennifer laughs at the trusting nature of temperamental painters, guys who breathe chemicals all day...*Fun story, I used to work with a guy that would pour a Budweiser down the carburetor on Fords while in the paintbooth...apparently it was for good luck.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2020, 08:35:05 am »
I chatted a bit with Bperkins about particleboard restoration. He is more meticulous and experienced than I am.

I make cutting boards, work tables, signs, arcade cabs, and night lights.

He built a damn boat.

I am going to adopt some of his methods and materials for this restoration. If it turns out like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, I blame him. >:D

It would really help if Arroyo would fly out here for a week and help out. Last time he was out here we got a ton of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- done.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Even copious amounts of alcohol didn't dampen it.

His excuse will be that he has a wife and kids and a job and stuff...Some people just don't have their priorities straight. Then again he might just show up one day.




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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2020, 09:01:10 am »

I make cutting boards, work tables, signs, arcade cabs, and night lights.

He built a damn boat.


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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2020, 09:06:53 am »
Yoda was worthless. He drove Anakin to the dark side by disrespecting him repeatedly.

Mister super powerful Jedi couldn't even see Palpatine pulling the strings right under his nose.

Yoda is the Batman of the Star Wars universe. He makes everything worse.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2020, 09:09:35 am »
It would really help if Arroyo would fly out here for a week and help out. Last time he was out here we got a ton of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- done.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Even copious amounts of alcohol didn't dampen it.

His excuse will be that he has a wife and kids and a job and stuff...Some people just don't have their priorities straight. Then again he might just show up one day.

Just say the word bruh. 

We could finish in one weekend if you get Bob to come out.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2020, 09:22:23 am »
That would be a great weekend. I have always said that you are welcome anytime. We might have to kidnap Bob. Of course Chicago is much closer for him than Phoenix. ;)

My kids pretty much take care of themselves. My schedule is very flexible.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2020, 05:40:43 pm »
I've never had a repair/restoration party.  Sounds like it would be super productive!

On multiple occasions I've invited friends over to help me assemble furniture. I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...


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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2020, 08:13:18 am »
It would really help if Arroyo would fly out here for a week and help out. Last time he was out here we got a ton of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- done.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Even copious amounts of alcohol didn't dampen it.

His excuse will be that he has a wife and kids and a job and stuff...Some people just don't have their priorities straight. Then again he might just show up one day.

Just say the word bruh. 

We could finish in one weekend if you get Bob to come out.

We can talk  :)
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2020, 08:20:10 am »
This is getting interesting.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2020, 02:55:13 pm »
I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...

And you have just nailed the exact reason that I stalk this forum and forsake all others.  Most people here can actually swing a hammer.  Other forums it's a lot of folks that can crack open a wallet, pull out their credit card, order something, and then maybe bolt it on when it arrives.  MAYBE.  Despite these limitations, they are full of opinions and advice.

These people have turned me off RGP, RGVAC, KLOV, Pinside, etc.




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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2020, 03:41:13 pm »
Swing a hammer he says...It would be funny, however that little Bartop you made, Was pretty cool.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2020, 04:26:50 pm »
I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...

And you have just nailed the exact reason that I stalk this forum and forsake all others.  Most people here can actually swing a hammer.  Other forums it's a lot of folks that can crack open a wallet, pull out their credit card, order something, and then maybe bolt it on when it arrives.  MAYBE.  Despite these limitations, they are full of opinions and advice.

These people have turned me off RGP, RGVAC, KLOV, Pinside, etc.

I would agree, there has been kind a building Renaissance here in the last few months. Sure as hell beats the CNC Flynn’s Arcade copies and Arcade1Up toy upgrades we saw in 2019.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2020, 06:26:29 pm »
I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...

And you have just nailed the exact reason that I stalk this forum and forsake all others.  Most people here can actually swing a hammer.  Other forums it's a lot of folks that can crack open a wallet, pull out their credit card, order something, and then maybe bolt it on when it arrives.  MAYBE.  Despite these limitations, they are full of opinions and advice.

These people have turned me off RGP, RGVAC, KLOV, Pinside, etc.

Hammer .. such a crude tool    :P
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2020, 03:26:29 am »
Blues Brothers reference got me, and holy crap your van looks cold.

Some people know not what they do when they are "upgrading" obviously.

If you might attack that yourself, I use a blend of aluzine epoxy and brown phenolic microballoons for repairs on plastic (and fiberglass, and wood, and metal, and- pretty much anything but myself) like those you refer to.

You can mix it thick as marshmallow so it doesn't drool and it still sticks to anything- even vertical (sometimes even upside down) surfaces because it winds up so light.
Surprisingly, it sands incredibly easily after it has cured for a bit and with a little glaze afterwards you can make it smooth as glass if you try.
Takes paint real nicely too.

The hardest thing about those jobs is getting paint to stick to the plastic all around the repair afterwards.
That's when I love to rely on people like Jennifer and your friends with the paint biz.
They have a magic primer (or technique of prep and/or application) that is a guarded secret.

What a cool cabinet.
Even with the mint worth of quarters I burned through I never got to play one of those in the wild.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2021, 05:44:58 pm »
Minor update.

A lot of cosmetic work has been done.

The PCB stack is still giving us trouble.

Here are some pics. I will get more.

I didn't realize how neglectful I have been in updating this thread.







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« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2021, 03:01:24 am »
I figured you had taken a break and were working on some other things.

Captain's chair is lookin much better anyway!

Now that Kirk has actually been into space do you think it is worth more?
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« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2021, 09:14:34 am »
I had to cut new boards for several parts of this cab.

The originals were either unsalvageable or missing altogether.

This is the panel for the front of the seat base.

Plywood laminated with white vertical laminate.





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« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2021, 10:26:46 am »
This bracket secures the canopy to the chair back.

It is pretty bent up.



Nothing a little percussive maintenance can't fix.





It needs a little more hammer action and then time for a paint touchup.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2021, 06:52:14 pm »
I also tend to hit things until they are fixed.  Seems to work half the time.

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« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2021, 03:20:06 pm »
This is looking good.  Keep going - I can't imagine taking a whole year to do one cabinet.   >:D

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« Reply #60 on: December 15, 2021, 07:46:06 pm »
Need more updates! This is one of my favorite cabs. Someday one will be mine. Oh yes, one will be mine...

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« Reply #61 on: December 15, 2021, 08:13:28 pm »
Heh.

I have made progress.

I will get you some pics.

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« Reply #62 on: December 16, 2021, 01:30:34 am »
I also tend to hit things until they are fixed.  Seems to work half the time.

I have an entire drawer in my tool chest devoted to only hammers.
I might need more actually.

Heh.

I have made progress.

I will get you some pics.

Pics or it didn't happen
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« Reply #63 on: December 21, 2021, 08:59:10 pm »
Here are your ---smurfing--- pictures.

I have been busy.





Polishing up the canopy.


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« Reply #64 on: December 21, 2021, 08:59:39 pm »


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« Reply #65 on: December 21, 2021, 09:01:50 pm »








This is the bezel assembly. The cab I rescued did not have one at all.

This one is built from scratch using a real one as an example.

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« Reply #66 on: December 21, 2021, 09:05:57 pm »
Bperkins01 has fixed the board stack and he is shipping it back to me. It should arrive just before Christmas.

Maybe I will be able to play Star Trek on Christmas day.

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« Reply #67 on: December 21, 2021, 09:12:58 pm »
I just bought a Star Wars cab last week.

It played blind, but with some long distance phone and online help from my friends, it works 100 percent now.

I also recently picked up an Atari Assault cab. It plays fine, but the joysticks were in bad shape.

I have them fixed up to about 80 percent good right now. A work in progress.

When I get time I will post that stuff.

The problem is that I have to stop working to post here.

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« Reply #68 on: December 21, 2021, 11:26:42 pm »
I see that grouchy!
Rough time of year for progress really.

Nice work of course.
Glad to see I'm not the only one around here having to make ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- up from whole cloth sometimes.
Stoked you have parts to work from.

And I get about 10 minutes a day to be productive typically- so all I have done lately is post (drivel.)
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« Reply #69 on: December 24, 2021, 01:06:23 am »
When I get time I will post that stuff.

The problem is that I have to stop working to post here.

Pfft... You probably are wasting a third of your day sleeping when you could be posting...

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« Reply #70 on: January 14, 2022, 10:21:39 am »
Tonight I will give a written update and pics.

The board stack is working.

The monitor is working.

The power supply needs work.

I have the game running with an ATX power supply replacement for diagnostic purposes.

Hopefully I can fix the power supply tonight.


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« Reply #71 on: January 14, 2022, 10:30:10 am »
MikeA ain't sleeping tonight.. 
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« Reply #72 on: January 23, 2022, 07:25:13 pm »
The original power supply works great now.

The -5v output was a bit over -6v.

It turns out that is too far off.

We replaced the -5v regulator and that fixed it.


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« Reply #73 on: January 23, 2022, 10:59:01 pm »
Closer.

What next?
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« Reply #74 on: January 23, 2022, 11:17:11 pm »
Only cosmetic stuff is left.

Right now I can sit in the chair and play the game.

I am really ---smurfing--- happy about that.

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« Reply #75 on: January 23, 2022, 11:49:34 pm »
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