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Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« on: February 24, 2007, 04:47:07 pm »
I suppose its about time to contribute back to the community!  After reading countless posts here and examining any pictures and websites I could fine, I decided to build my own machine.  Due to size considerations, and because I already had an extra 19" LCD monitor, I decided to build something based on Knievel's excelling Woody and Arcade Mania design.  (Knievel: If you read this, thanks for your great work and inspiration!)

I already had an old computer (and the LCD).  I stuck to a black, orange, and silver theme typical of Harley Davidson logos.  The control panel consists of Happ orange translucent buttons, 3 black Super joysticks, black buttons for admin functions, a 3" Happs translucent trackball (that looks pretty orange), and a Keywiz Max.

I designed the artwork in Photoshop (Thanks to Ad_Enuff for some tips with the art!), then took it and had a friend (with access to a photo plotter) print it on glossy photo paper.  The marquee is backlit and sandwiched between two pieces of 1/8" plexi.  If I were doing this again, I'd route a slot down each side for the marquee to slide into.  To hold the marquee in place, I used aluminum angle iron which was cheap (~$5) and easy to cut and screw onto the cab.

The cabinet itself comes in at 24" wide and 20" deep.  The control panel is 30" x 14", making the total depth with control panel installed about 26".  I still have some work left to do (cutting out a piece for the front of the keyboard drawer), but I'm pretty much finished.


Remaining Worklist:

Wire LED lights
Cut and glue face for keyboard drawer
Cut and install monitor housing
Paint outer sides
Order and install T-molding
Diamond plate kickplate?


A few pictures of the progress so far:

« Last Edit: April 07, 2007, 12:58:42 pm by Rusty »

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2007, 07:27:00 pm »
Great looking cab so far...

Congratulation!

- The CP is sweet and backlit buttons is always sweet

Do you intended to fix a true original Harley Davidson Metal Logo in upper right hand corner of the marquee ?

Keep up the good Job

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2007, 11:24:00 pm »
I love it!  Very very nice job!!   :cheers:

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2007, 01:11:03 am »
Great job on the artwork, Rusty. 

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2007, 11:45:39 am »
Hey, thanks for all the compliments!



Do you intended to fix a true original Harley Davidson Metal Logo in upper right hand corner of the marquee ?


I would love to put something like that on there, but, unless I find one much cheaper than the ones I've always seen, this probably won't happen soon.  Who would've thought, an expensive Harley piece?!  :laugh2:

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2007, 08:24:01 pm »

Looks great, nice job on the artwork.

Love the theme/colors, although I'm a vintage Honda man myself. :)

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2007, 12:59:49 pm »
A picture of the (mostly) finished product with chrome t-molding and orange LEDs installed.

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2007, 01:20:06 am »
Chrome was an excellent choice for the t-molding.  Looks great!

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2007, 02:40:37 am »
Looks great!  Love the chrome t-molding...

As for your remaining mods, I'd vote for the diamond plate kickplate...   ;D

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2007, 04:16:29 am »
Save up on some money, then put a bigger screen in there, and it's going to be even more of an eye catcher... Nice T-molding by the way!

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2007, 10:13:42 am »

The monitor area seems quite tall. Can't recall, did you get dimensions from me or did you design it yourself? A 19" looks plenty big normally.

Great finished product. I'm sure the Harley dealer in town would kill to have this in his lobby. :)

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #11 on: April 08, 2007, 11:03:26 am »

The monitor area seems quite tall. Can't recall, did you get dimensions from me or did you design it yourself? A 19" looks plenty big normally.


I think the monitor area is around 23" high.  I just drew up a rough sketch and filled in the dimensions as I went along.

I do plan on putting some HD stickers or emblems and an instruction card underneath the monitor, so hopefully that will help eat up some of the dead space.

And for anybody interested in picking up chrome t-molding, it great!  You won't be disappointed!

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Re: Harley Davidson LCD Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: April 08, 2007, 10:38:15 pm »
I haven't been too big on the non-arcade-themed cabinets, but I'm starting to come around... this one looks like a lot of fun!  Great job on the art!  I agree on adding the kickplate - that would complete the tough look.

 :cheers:
Chris