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hatrick

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Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« on: June 20, 2008, 01:38:39 pm »
I'm almost done with my DK restore, but I am missing the back door. I'd like to recreate one that is as close to the real thing as possible. Anyone have any photos or drawings of the DK back door?  I'm not sure of the detail at the bottom where the "vent" or whatever it is as well as exactly how it stays in place at the bottom.

Thanks!

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2008, 01:56:19 pm »
I could use this info as well since My DK is also missing the back.

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2008, 03:14:13 pm »
I could use this info as well since My DK is also missing the back.

There has got to be a big pile of arcade machine back doors somewhere  :angry:  ;D

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2008, 03:19:17 pm »
I'm at home today. I'll go snap some pics within the hour.

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2008, 03:40:10 pm »
If you find the pile of back doors pick me up one for my Ms Pacman.  Seriously, where do these things go?   :dunno    Maybe the same place as socks?

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2008, 03:50:40 pm »
I'm not sure of the detail at the bottom where the "vent" or whatever it is as well as exactly how it stays in place at the bottom.

Here are the pics of the vent on my backdoor. Doesn't look like it would be to hard to fabricate.

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2008, 03:53:11 pm »
I'm at home today. I'll go snap some pics within the hour.

Great! Thanks. BTW...I SCOURED google image search, and unless I'm a search engine moron, there are zero pictures of DK back doors out there.

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2008, 03:55:09 pm »
I'm not sure of the detail at the bottom where the "vent" or whatever it is as well as exactly how it stays in place at the bottom.

Here are the pics of the vent on my backdoor. Doesn't look like it would be to hard to fabricate.

Cool, thanks. Those will help a lot. Is there a strip of wood missing at the bottom? I don't see what would hold the bottom of the door in place?

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2008, 04:06:18 pm »
I have no idea; good question though since I've been wondering the same thing. My DK cab had a busted lock so the back door was screwed on.  :angry:

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2008, 04:17:08 pm »
I think the bottom of the back door sits in a groove in the back side of the cab.  I will have to look when i get home in a few hours.
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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2008, 08:06:27 pm »
I think the bottom of the back door sits in a groove in the back side of the cab.  I will have to look when i get home in a few hours.

I just checked mine and you are right, there is a little groove there that I hadn't noticed before. However, it looks like the groove is smaller than the thickness of the plywood used for the back, so there must be small section of the bottom of the door that is planed/routed thinner than the rest of the door. 
I'm guessing here, so correct me if I'm wrong.  :dunno

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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2008, 08:39:00 pm »
**edit for momentary lapse in intelligence...also known as stupidity  :laugh2:

Looks like 3/8" plywood would be the correct thickness?
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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2008, 08:45:28 pm »
Here is a pic of my DK back door.  You are looking at the outside.  The indention is 1/4" deep and 5/16" high.

I do not have the wood working knowledge to tell you how this is achieved, but if a guy had the right tools he might be able to make a little money making back doors.


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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2008, 08:49:28 pm »
Looks like 3/8" plywood would be the correct thickness?

My DK back door measures midway between 7/16" and 1/2", so I would assume that it is actually 1/2".
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Re: Donkey Kong back door pictures/drawings needed.
« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2008, 10:05:06 pm »
Thanks to JeepMonkey and CheeseSndwch, I think I have what I need. Thanks guys. You were both a big help.  :notworthy: