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Any reputable builders left?
« on: January 03, 2021, 11:42:22 pm »
My friend really wants a full size cabinet but after building two cabs and a bar top, I just donít have the time and energy required to do it. I donít mind doing the wiring and the software setup but I need a shell to work with. I know I can buy a donor cabinet but there is no guaranteeing the shape it will be in and if itís in good shape it will most likely blow the budget.

So does anyone build any kits right now? Game room solutions has what Iím looking for but their bbb rating and the feedback on this forum means they arenít a solution.


Ps I wasnít sure if this belonged here or the vendor forum so please move if needed.

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Re: Any reputable builders left?
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 01:06:59 am »
Where do you live?
Arcadeshop has a pretty good list.
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Re: Any reputable builders left?
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2021, 08:00:09 am »
Northern California.

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Re: Any reputable builders left?
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2021, 10:32:05 pm »
Arcadeshop does look good but not only are they out of stock on cabinet but most of their cabinets are of the single player variety. My friend originally wanted a four player cab but I talk them out of it so a two player cab is a must. I think a midway/mortal kombat style or street fighter 2 style might be best.

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Re: Any reputable builders left?
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2021, 10:50:17 pm »
I've actually seen quite a few "kits" on Etsy of all places. Obviously, you'll be spending way more than if you built yourself - and they seem to lean towards the "slim, widescreen" variety. But it's worth a look.

Doing a search for "arcade kits" in a web search yields several options. You may have to look around to get what you want but it seems like there's no shortage of vendors.

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Re: Any reputable builders left?
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2021, 11:14:26 pm »
All the barebones generic cabinets with preinstalled JAMMA harness and power supply seem to be non existent now. That's what I was going to suggest.

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Re: Any reputable builders left?
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2021, 05:34:25 am »
Is there anyone near you that does commercial type woodworking?

There are quite a few V Carve plans (with varying degrees of confirmed accuracy) on the classicarcadecabinets site that someone with a cnc machine could rip out for you.

Still a bunch of work left to do to build a cabinet that way, but it would be a great start if you have no other better options.
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