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Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« on: July 28, 2008, 11:14:51 pm »
So I won this project Williams Moon Patrol cocktail on ebay yesterday for $30...! . Haven't picked it up yet, hopefully this weekend. Looks like it will need a monitor, new glass, artwork for the P1/P2 buttons next to the coin door, some paint and TLC. If the boards work I will probably keep it original. If not, I may put a horizontal multi board in there.

Question - what monitor did these use? 13" or 19"? I read somewhere that Williams used odd sized t-molding for their cocktails. Any of you guys have any tips?

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2008, 06:07:55 am »
Nice score, man.

Judging by the bolt pattern, I'd say that takes a 13" monitor.  It would be easier to tell in person, but it looks smaller.

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2008, 08:11:25 am »
Judging by the bolt pattern, I'd say that takes a 13" monitor.  It would be easier to tell in person, but it looks smaller.


Definitely.  You can see the dirt pattern from the frame.

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2008, 02:29:31 pm »
Cool; thanks for the input guys. So has anyone else around here restored one of these?
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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 02:34:42 pm »
Cool; thanks for the input guys. So has anyone else around here restored one of these?


I can't say I know of that specific config of that specific game but there's nothing inherently unique about it.  There are tons of good restoration threads on raster cocktails that can help you.

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2008, 04:57:53 pm »
The only thing to point out is that since that game was developed by Irem, the hardware is not typical "Williams" hardware. (unless I'm wrong??)
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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2008, 05:05:20 pm »
OMG, that's just such a cool find  8)
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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2008, 06:45:35 pm »
The only thing to point out is that since that game was developed by Irem, the hardware is not typical "Williams" hardware. (unless I'm wrong??)


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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2008, 10:49:18 pm »
Hehe the wild thing is that my other cocktail restoration project also happens to be IREM based - see:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=66163.msg668206#msg668206
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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #9 on: August 12, 2008, 09:06:06 pm »
Question - would it be blasphemous to "upgrade" this machine to a 19" monitor? Original was 13", however they did use 19" monitors for the Robotrons in this same cabinet.

13" just seems so tiny...
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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #10 on: August 12, 2008, 09:26:47 pm »
Question - would it be blasphemous to "upgrade" this machine to a 19" monitor? Original was 13", however they did use 19" monitors for the Robotrons in this same cabinet.

13" just seems so tiny...

I don't think so.  It's an upgrade.  Cool so long as you don't have to make major mods to the cabinet.

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2008, 08:18:19 pm »
Found a Moon Patrol cocktail for sale on eBay with a 19" monitor in it. The cab is slightly different as well. Wonder if the 19" one started life as a Robotron...? Anyway here is the comparison pic with a 19" vs the 13" bezel in mine:

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #12 on: August 17, 2008, 10:29:33 pm »
So has anyone else around here restored one of these?


I made a replica Moon Patrol full-sized Mame cab recently, but I have never messed with the cocktails at all. Yours looks good, though, If I may, I suggest keeping it original and restoring it as it was intended from the factory.

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #13 on: September 04, 2008, 09:36:56 am »
If the Moon Patrol board set doesn't work I can fix it for you. I have one here that I repaired and I picked up an original dedicated upright cabinet at the last Superauctions.com auction in Dallas to put it in.

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Re: Moon Patrol Williams Cocktail
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2008, 07:01:26 pm »
Sweet, I'll keep that in mind Channel! I am a ways away from tackling the electrical side of things - need to complete the aesthetic restoration first then tackle the monitor and boardset. In fact still need to find a monitor to drop in there; most likely a 13"...
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