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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #40 on: March 17, 2004, 07:48:43 am »
Great! :)  Looking forward to giving it a go myself ;)

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #41 on: March 17, 2004, 08:22:58 am »
btw... I WISH you had this here BEFORE I spend shipping on mine.  But with a gauntlet cab, where there isn't any plexi... I'm not sure how it would handle the long haul..

I tried it quickly.. but never got the curve right.  

Would anyone like it if I traced the shape of the happs bezel curve for a 27" monitor?  I haven't installed it yet (still waiting to empty my cabinet to repaint it and fix some wood issues)..  It shouldn't take all that long.

I'm not 100% sure if it will work at all (if not be better) but you never know.  

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2004, 10:31:21 am »
That looks ****** bad man!!! Are you going to be painting it anytime soon or are you gonna just leave it white? Any way it looks great ;D . Thanx.

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2004, 03:05:32 pm »
Awesome Job!

Hope you don't mind that I threw this into a PDF file.  I wanted to keep it on my comp and print it out when I am ready to try making my own.

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #44 on: March 17, 2004, 03:11:17 pm »
Hope you don't mind that I threw this into a PDF file.  I wanted to keep it on my comp and print it out when I am ready to try making my own.
I was about to do the same thing!  LOL
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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2004, 03:11:44 pm »
Thanks for the PDF.

It's a keeper

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2004, 03:57:37 pm »
Looks great but with bristol board and a X-acto you can also do it cheap, there's no need to buy a pre-made bezel...  :)

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #47 on: March 17, 2004, 07:34:37 pm »
Coolness on the PDF version, send a copy to Saint for the main site. :)

The white bezel was just a pattern, white posterboard is cheaper and you'll probably waste a sheet or two making the pattern. Once you're happy with it, trace it onto your colored posterboard and make the final bezel.

That does raise another benefit of the posterboard bezel, if you want a white bezel, or red, yellow, blue, green, orange, purple, ect... there's no reason you can't make one that color.

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #48 on: March 17, 2004, 08:18:24 pm »
Wow, excellent! --- I'd love to host a copy of this :)

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Re:$2 Bezel...
« Reply #49 on: March 18, 2004, 01:20:43 am »
AWESOME!!!!!  My only question....  why is this not stickied yet?

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #50 on: April 10, 2005, 02:25:21 pm »
Hey, Tailgunner!  you had mentioned you were going to update your tutorial for televisions and computer monitors.

Any chance of seeing that?

Thanks!

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #51 on: April 10, 2005, 10:04:14 pm »
I looked at doing so, but the cab I'm working on currently (Space Duel) has too small an opening for anything larger than than a 15" cased monitor. I sat one in there and made part of a bezel to fit, but it looked rediculous and couldn't bring myself to finish it. ;)

Let me check my other cabs, I'm bound to have another that's better suited for the cased monitor/TV bezel  part of the thread..


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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #52 on: May 03, 2005, 08:24:47 am »
was there an update for tv's ever done?
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #53 on: May 03, 2005, 06:32:53 pm »
Haven't got to it yet. Soon though.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #54 on: May 04, 2005, 04:20:27 am »
Thats great news :) cant wait. Starting my cab soon and love the look of the ones youve made.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #55 on: June 15, 2005, 08:57:34 pm »
this thread is so good it deserves a bump :)

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #56 on: June 15, 2005, 09:29:59 pm »
For sure!  Still waiting on the TV bezel tutorial though ;)

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #57 on: June 16, 2005, 10:08:22 am »
Yes for sure gonna be constructing soon well hopefully so would be very helpful to have this guide :D

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #58 on: June 16, 2005, 11:12:38 am »
I'm looking forward to the TV version. Now when I finally get around to making my cabinet, I'll have a nice bezel to go along with it.
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #59 on: June 22, 2005, 01:13:21 pm »
I started making a bezel "pattern" using black posterboard for my cabinet with a 27" Toshiba TV using Tailgunners monitor technique.  I measured  the lengths/angles and cut the 4 pieces to size.  To get the curve of the monitor, I simply pressed the 4 pieces into place and creased the "pattern" at the seam between the TV bezel and the TV tube, then cut along the crease.

I've been using "pattern" with the quotes because I originally intended to make a pattern with the posterboard so I could make a better quality bezel using it.  After putting tinted glass over the "pattern" bezel, I was amazed at how good it looked and decided that the "pattern" was instead the final product.

Here's the nearly completed cabinet...
http://www.austinthompson.org/temp/Cabinet3.jpg

Tailgunner, thanks for the impetus to make this!
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2005, 04:14:36 pm »
I'm building a Bartop for my GF, and I tried making one of these...I only made one...it's wasn't 100% the way I wanted, but once I put it on, I liked it...
Thanks for the instructions...
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #61 on: August 22, 2005, 08:08:12 am »
Nice work dude. Gonna attempt to make one for my 28" tv soon heard its a real pain to do  :(

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #62 on: August 22, 2005, 07:26:34 pm »
Thanks guys. I've tried a few times but I don't have a cab that a TV or cased monitor will fit into at present. I did make up some plans for building a cabaret style cab using the side panels from the monitor surround half of my Namco Air Combat, but I've been too busy at work to start on the project.

I am glad to see other people posting pics of their bezels, and would encourage anyone who's used this thread to make a bezel to post a pic of their work. The more examples there are the better for everyone, I surely don't think my way is the only way to go about making one.

As far as making a bezel to fit a TV or PC monitor, I honestly don't see where it'd be all that different from doing one for an arcade monitor.  Both should have some form of bezel built into the case, and I'd trim the cardboard pattern to follow the edge where the case's bezel touches the tube.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #63 on: November 30, 2005, 06:56:21 am »


Broken Bones has posted his trials and tribulations with making a bezel for his cab here.

His design is different, but that just proves there's more than one way to skin a cat. ;) I'd be the first to tell you that what worked in my cab may not in yours, and the whole point of this thread is to encourage people to try making their own.


Excellent work Bones! :)

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #64 on: November 30, 2005, 08:18:52 am »
...and would encourage anyone who's used this thread to make a bezel to post a pic of their work...

 ;D

I made mine out of white card, stapled them together (used a heap of staples getting it perfect) then removed the staples and covered each side in contact paper. Of course, I marked where the staples were so I didn't have to line it all up again. The monitor is cased, and the beige edges are hidden with duct tape.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #65 on: September 25, 2006, 03:08:21 pm »
Now that these have been in service a while, how are they holding up?

Any wrinkles or shrinkage?

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #66 on: September 25, 2006, 06:37:11 pm »
Mine's holding up great.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #67 on: September 26, 2006, 04:38:16 am »
Unfortunately mine sustained an impact from the corner of a picture frame falling from the top of a bookshelf, which left a nice mark on it... Also the adhesive that holds it on the screen isn't great, I should fix that up some time. Other than that it's pretty much fine. I put the mark down to 'authenticity points'  ;)

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #68 on: July 18, 2009, 12:00:07 am »
Does anyone still have this PDF it doesnt want to open anymore.
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #69 on: July 18, 2009, 12:37:13 am »
I think this is it....
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #70 on: July 18, 2009, 07:50:03 am »
That like is broken also...

I have a friend who might want a copy of this. 

Can someone repost it?

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #71 on: July 18, 2009, 09:25:15 am »
Attachments other than pictures are still broken.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #72 on: July 18, 2009, 09:43:01 am »

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #73 on: July 18, 2009, 10:31:42 am »
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #74 on: August 17, 2009, 04:32:59 pm »
This is GREAT!! Thanks; something my arcade has been lacking.

BTW, what is the proper angle for the monitor to be mounted at and how do you measure the angle?

The angle in these pics is def greater than mine currently. I think I'm too vertical right now and want to make sure I have that right before starting this process.

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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #75 on: August 17, 2009, 05:04:18 pm »
Thanks Dr Zero, your link worked.
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #76 on: August 17, 2009, 05:20:19 pm »
Thanks Dr Zero, your link worked.

Great! :cheers:
Happy to help!

I pay enough for hosting might as well use some of it LOL

If there is anything else that could use a mirror till things get worked out here just me know  :cheers:
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #77 on: August 17, 2009, 05:25:39 pm »
Awesome bezel. That's a great idea.

About the monitor angle, I'm guessing that varies pretty drastically, but from what I can tell from many of the plans I looked at, about 15 degrees appears to be pretty common. I used a standard cabinet protractor to measure the angle.



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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #78 on: August 17, 2009, 07:33:39 pm »
Monitor varies from almost horizontal (looking down at the monitor) to almost vertical. Just depends on the game/cab.

I still have posterboard sitting on top of one of my cabinets waiting for me to follow through on this project idea - I really need to get off my butt and do it! :-\
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Re: $2 Bezel...
« Reply #79 on: August 17, 2009, 11:15:16 pm »
Awesome bezel. That's a great idea.

About the monitor angle, I'm guessing that varies pretty drastically, but from what I can tell from many of the plans I looked at, about 15 degrees appears to be pretty common. I used a standard cabinet protractor to measure the angle.



http://www.acehardware.com/product/index.jsp?productId=1910111&CAWELAID=109365273

Thank you!