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JUNO FIRST restoration - THE END
« on: July 12, 2005, 12:37:21 pm »
UPDATE November 11, 2016: *This story is now over*
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I now have in my posession the rare JUNO FIRST (gutted cabinet).

Side art is nice, but has scuffs of course. One side is showing humidity damage, but the other side is nice n smooth.

I have already won a very nice marquee off Ebay, and have ordered a complete original control panel. Next things I need (help me out guys if you find any of this stuff):

- Gottlieb logo coin door - Thanks to Deefish ! 02/22/06
- Bezel artwork Got it - 02/08/06
- Front artwork (just below the control panel on the front--mine is black) Got it - 02/08/06
- PCB (though I am debating just using MAME...) Got it - 02/12/05

Stuff it needs which I can easily order:
 - New black leather texture t-molding
 - Maybe some partsexpress black laminate on the front (though i could use paint)
- glass Got the original with art and smoked plexi - 02/08/06
 - vertical mount monitor Got one - 09/18/05


Pics are posted below:
« Last Edit: November 11, 2016, 03:02:58 pm by RayB »
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2005, 02:10:59 pm »
Juno da' firss ting you needa' do is poss pics.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2005, 05:21:25 pm »
This is a great game. I heard of it, but I never saw an original even though I spent a lot of time in arcades in the 80's. Gets me all spazzed out, kind of like Robotron used to before I played it 10,000 times. ;D

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2005, 01:46:34 pm »
Photos:





Also, just ordered a complete original control panel from QuarterArcade.
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *PICS Added*
« Reply #4 on: July 15, 2005, 04:29:38 pm »
Oh wow, that's a good looking cab.  Stenciled?

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *PICS Added*
« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2005, 05:40:56 pm »
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *PICS Added*
« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2005, 09:35:16 pm »

Best of luck!  I've never seen or heard of Juno First, but damn if that cab and the screenshot doesn't scream hella cool potential.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *PICS Added*
« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2005, 05:09:25 pm »
Installed the marquee:
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Added marquee*
« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2005, 09:43:22 pm »
Nice cabinet. I love this game. I have never played the arcade, but use to play the atari 800 version all the time.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Added marquee*
« Reply #9 on: July 22, 2005, 12:58:48 pm »
Just got an original control panel with all original parts (from QuarterArcade.com )

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Got Control Panel*
« Reply #10 on: July 22, 2005, 03:04:36 pm »
That is sexy. Something about original cabs just screams, rawr.
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Got Control Panel*
« Reply #11 on: August 05, 2005, 11:50:12 am »
Here it is with CP installed.
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Got Control Panel*
« Reply #12 on: August 05, 2005, 12:09:07 pm »
I never played it at the arcade, but I played it on the test rig for my MAME cocktail I'm building. It's actually a pretty fun game, and the bass is incredible. It really hits the lows.

I know it's not factory original, but you might want to consider dropping a cheap amplified bass tube in the bottom of that thing to pick up the lows. I've seen them at Circuit City for $40 or $50 including built-in amp.  8)


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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Got Control Panel*
« Reply #13 on: September 19, 2005, 11:58:46 am »
Have now acquired a vertical shelf-mount monitor. I also have my eye on a PCB on Ebay...

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Got Monitor*
« Reply #14 on: November 14, 2005, 04:44:14 pm »
Patience has rewarded me. Won a tested working PCB off Ebay for a great price. Looks like this machine won't be running a PC under the hood after all.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *Got PCB!*
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2005, 12:26:29 pm »
Very nice cab there! The artwork above the monitor inside the cabinet is cool, bet it'll look good when the monitor lights it up.
Always nice to see original cabinets getting restored and PCB's fitted.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *PCB WORKS!*
« Reply #16 on: December 04, 2005, 12:29:11 pm »
Got a PCB, from the UK. Got gouged on shipping. I really didn't expect it to cost so much, seeing how cheap it is when I order stuff from Ultimarc.

My cab's wiring and monitor are not set up. Lucky for me I have a Taito style cocktail that is already wired up for "Konami classics" pinout.

I checked all wiring, to make sure nothing's wrong... plugged the board in, powered up... Nothing. Weird lines on screen, and a repeating "thucking" sound. How disappointing.

I expecting to need to adjust the power, and this is what I did, but at first power seemed to be too high. (+5.64). This worried me that I could have damaged something. But the power knob was all the way down.

After a couple times cleaning/reseating the connector, it occured to me to measure the voltage AT THE BOARD. That's right, I was measuring it right off the power supply before. Well whatta ya know. At the board it was around +4.2 volts. Too low!

I powered down, and adjust the power knob slightly several times. The garbage on screen eventually was slightly different. Finally after about the 5th adjustment of the knob, a high score table!! YES! Board works as advertised by the seller!

Played a couple rounds and promptly decided I need to find the dipswitch settings cuz this thing is on EASY (way too easy!)  ;D

Pics later...
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *PCB WORKS!*
« Reply #17 on: December 04, 2005, 07:09:55 pm »
Great to hear, RayB!!

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2006, 02:50:05 pm »
Well today was a great day for Juno First. Thanks to another fan of the game, I managed to secure:

- Original glass
- with original bezel art
- and with the original smoked plexiglass
- plus the original monitor shroud
- a coin bucket
- and that's not all folks...
- ... the front artwork

I don't know if the seller wants his name plastered on message boards, so I'll just refer to him as the Barette Baron.


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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #19 on: February 09, 2006, 02:55:59 pm »
That looks GRREAT -- congrats!

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #20 on: February 09, 2006, 03:42:06 pm »
that looks great!...nice restoration.

I never saw it either in the arcades...but I have tried it in Mame
Seriously. Will it fit in my basement or what?

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #21 on: February 09, 2006, 08:58:36 pm »
Well done on the part aquirments RayB.  Have you decided to re-stencil her or not?
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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #22 on: February 10, 2006, 12:06:47 am »
Well done on the part aquirments RayB.  Have you decided to re-stencil her or not?

I probably will not. At least not any time soon. If I do, it will be in couple years. I'd actually rather find another cab in better condition. This one is not perfect, but looks good from a few feet away.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #23 on: February 10, 2006, 04:09:03 am »
dont how i missed this in december. nice find ray  :) . like everyone else here, didnt play it back in the day, but damn it rocks on mame!


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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #24 on: February 10, 2006, 08:41:21 am »
I loved playing Juno First, it's  a little bit like Defender but up and down the screen rather than left and right.

First time I ever played it was at an arcade called Kaleidescope in Adelaide, South Australia, it was a really hot night and a friend and I played it for about two hours, it is one of those games that's really physical, I can remember I had sweat running down my face and the joystick was hard to grip.

For those that haven't played give it a go.

Anyway RayB, looks like it's going to be a real nice cab. 

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #25 on: February 10, 2006, 06:07:34 pm »
Very nice Restoration. Great find too. Would you like to have this to really complete the Outside Parts?  :D

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #26 on: February 10, 2006, 09:11:17 pm »
Very nice Restoration. Great find too. Would you like to have this to really complete the Outside Parts?  :D

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #27 on: February 10, 2006, 10:15:09 pm »
Whats your zip so I can find out what he shipping will be? then I will shoot you a total. 8)

Email deefish AT cox DOT net

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #28 on: February 22, 2006, 01:33:02 pm »
Got the Gottlieb coin door today thanks to Deefish!!
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« Reply #29 on: February 22, 2006, 07:09:53 pm »
Great looking cab. I love the style of the artwork.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2006, 07:41:17 pm »
That coin door is really going to dress that up -- that was a nice thing to do, Deefish!

C'mon RayB ... I can hardly wait for more pictures ...

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2006, 11:48:39 pm »
Cheers to Deefish for offering up a coin door.  Do you have the art and bezel installed yet, Ray?

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GOT ALL OUTSIDE PARTS!*
« Reply #32 on: February 24, 2006, 12:11:43 pm »
Cheers to Deefish for offering up a coin door.  Do you have the art and bezel installed yet, Ray?

Here's a pic of the glass/bezel installed. I haven't installed the coin door yet.
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Installing the front art...
« Reply #33 on: February 24, 2006, 12:28:00 pm »
I have a choice to make with my front artwork... The original art is an overlay, applied to two front wood parts of the cabinet, just below the control panel. I have in my posession the actual pieces of the cabinet with the art on it.

To install it, as I see it I have two choices:

1. Route the art pieces down till its about 1/4" or less thick, then glue to my cabinet.

2. Cut out the whole part and glue in the one with art on it. (con: structural strength will probably be less than it is now, though I could reinforce with L brackets inside).

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *GLASS & BEZEL INSTALLED*
« Reply #34 on: February 24, 2006, 01:49:14 pm »
RayB -- that looks bloody brilliant!!

I think I would go for option 2, if I am reading things correctly, and use some screwed-and-glued backer blocks instead of L-brackets (then you get the extra strength from the additional glued surfaces).

Looks Great!!

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *COIN DOOR TROUBLES*
« Reply #35 on: February 24, 2006, 05:59:00 pm »
OK, so I go to install the Gottlieb "logo" coin door... The cabinet currently has a Coin Controls over/under. The Gottlieb door is made by Wico, but it's a perfect fit for the CC frame. The only problem is... the Gott door didn't come with a hinge, and the CC door hinge is bonded (welded?) to the CC door.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *COIN DOOR TROUBLES*
« Reply #36 on: February 24, 2006, 08:03:21 pm »
Huh? Weird,  So the CC has a hinge but its welded to the frame and door? Can you use a cutout disk and cut it away without damaging the hinge? You may want to go with another coin door frame, if you have a spare, and remove that one and put on some other machine. Would a swap like that enable you to install the logo door? Check some of your other machines to see which one would work, I bet you have one you could flip them on.

Sorry RayB for no hinge. Thats the way I got it.   :(

Anyone every seen those sold on any parts websites? You would think that they would, since you can bend them fairly easily. I guess most ops would just replace the whole front, frame and all. Somebody on here might have and old beat up coin door that they could salvage the hinge from it.....

I will search the net and check my links to see if one of the many sites I've got parts from might have something.

Oh, that sucks about having to cut the piece off of an old Juno. To bad you cant get the lower Artwork NOS or something.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *COIN DOOR TROUBLES*
« Reply #37 on: February 24, 2006, 09:47:36 pm »
The coinco doors are "spot"welded to the hinges. You can drill down thru the center of each spot weld and seperate the door from the hinge. Unless you have a welder, it maight be less than fun to put the new door back on there.

With a mig I would just "spot" weld the Gott door back on the hinge. Maybe have a local welder or a friend do it for you?

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *COIN DOOR TROUBLES*
« Reply #38 on: February 25, 2006, 05:34:34 pm »
Welp, first thing I'm doing is lookin for a proper sized hinge, which I may be able to cut to the right length and just screw to the door. The Gottlieb door has screw holes.

As for removing the hinge from the CC door, I'll look into it, but I'm really afraid I'd end up with a mangled crooked hinge.

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Re: JUNO FIRST restoration *COIN DOOR TROUBLES*
« Reply #39 on: March 03, 2006, 11:23:24 am »
That Gottlieb logo door is actually part of a Wico coin door.  They made an over/under and side by side version.  Along with Gottlieb, they also produced Centuri, Taito and Cinematronics logo plates (mostly for the side by side).  The Cinematronics side by side is the coveted coin door for Dragons Lair enthusiasts.  Anyway, I would try to find another Wico door and frame and use your Gottleib logo top door with it.  It will work and look much better than a Wico/Coin Controls frankendoor.  The Wicos were cast and the CC were stamped.  You may have to search through a lot of ebay listings for "Arcade Coin Door", but they're common enough that you shouldn't have much trouble.  The top door that you have for your Juno First is sought after by Q*Bert folks, by the way, as not all Q*Berts came with them.

  
 

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