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Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« on: September 19, 2008, 02:36:41 pm »
I've decided it was time to post my current project on the  BYOAC forums. I've done a 4 restorations so far but have yet to post them here and figured it was time. This project I'm converting a working DK Jr. that has seen better days to a Donkey Kong 2 (D2K). I've been spending tons of free-time moving forward so when my D2K Artwork Packages from www.thisoldgame.com arrives the cabinet will be ready for it.

For any of you who do not know what Donkey Kong 2 (D2K) is check it out here.
http://www.jeffsromhack.com/products/d2k.htm

The art package is available from Rich @ thisoldgame.com and I'm pretty sure his username here is rikitiki.
http://www.thisoldgame.com/DK2art.htm

Here are some before photos. Didn't seem that bad until I actually started. But, still a solid machine



Cabinet Stripped



Corner / Plywood repair. Due to the base being gone the plywood was starting to pull apart on the bottom corner.



Time to bondo and sand the front and the sides.



New Base Installation



Finally standing upright



A coat of primer / sandible undercoat finally on.



Thats it for now. I've painted all the black on the cabinet (no photos yet) and will be painting the blue this weekend and will post some more photos.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2008, 04:06:39 pm »
Looks great so far!  I like all the pics - it will be very helpful when it comes time to do mine (although I'm just restoring a DK).

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2008, 08:39:47 pm »
I "ALMOST" did it DK Blue and put everything D2K on the cabinet but the side art... That way, I could change it back fairly easy... Then I figured "WTF" and bought the darker blue. :)

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2008, 10:25:29 pm »
Here are a couple of updates from the last few nights.

Here are a couple of updates.

Black was applied over the last couple of nights.


Tonight got a coat of blue on. Looks pretty damn good if I do say so myself.


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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 09:22:20 am »
Looking good!  How long did it take to sand, bondo and put on the primer?   :cheers:

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 01:21:24 pm »
Bondo and sanding didn't take to long however the back edge had to be "LEVELED" which was a trip. Overall, I think it looks great so far. I have a couple of "THIN" spots but a second coat of blue should solve that.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #6 on: September 21, 2008, 09:56:23 pm »
Got the second coat of "BLUE" on last night and removed the painters tape this morning. Looks great!!!



The speaker grill repair turned out great!!!



Hoping to get the brackets and coin door sprayed tomorrow night (was hoping for today but it didn't happen) and possibly install the "T-Molding".

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #7 on: September 24, 2008, 11:42:05 am »
i looks great! -  im about to do a DK cab too, any chance you can provide the colour code?? :)

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #8 on: September 24, 2008, 11:57:32 am »
i looks great! -  im about to do a DK cab too, any chance you can provide the colour code?? :)

Behr (Home Depot) color Sapphire Sparkle.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #9 on: September 24, 2008, 12:02:55 pm »
ok thx, but there´s 5000 miles from where i live to the nearest home depot.. isent there an code or somthing on the can?

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #10 on: September 24, 2008, 12:11:10 pm »
I used oil based Pratt and Lambert in a satin finish. Will get you the code becauce my guy did a great job mixing it to match Sapphire Sparkle. Just didn't want to use Latex.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #11 on: September 26, 2008, 10:20:27 pm »
A couple of quick updates from the last few days.

First, I moved it outside to get a good idea of the color of the cabinet w/o a flash. It is still darker than this and not sure why it still looks a little brighter that it actually is.



Here is a side by side of DK Blue (Vs. Cabinet) next to D2K Blue.



T-molding installed. Amazing how finished a cabinet looks with T-molding.



Painted Coin Door "Hammer Finish" and Painted Coin Mech Face Plates (Rustoleum Metallic) with Krylon "Crystal Clear".



That's it for now... Anyone know how to reset the coin counter to "00000000"?




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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #12 on: September 27, 2008, 02:23:00 am »
I did my coin counter about 9 years ago, so forgive me for my vague recollection but I think I just figured out a way to take it apart (not that it was meant to be taken apart!), so it should be possible. Don't think you're going to find a magic "reset" mechanism though. ;)
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #13 on: September 27, 2008, 09:30:06 am »
I did my coin counter about 9 years ago, so forgive me for my vague recollection but I think I just figured out a way to take it apart (not that it was meant to be taken apart!), so it should be possible. Don't think you're going to find a magic "reset" mechanism though. ;)

Hmmmm, I'd just like to set it back to zero when I get it done seeing it's technically a "NEW" product... Not really necessary but still kind of cool. :)

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #14 on: October 06, 2008, 09:50:59 pm »
I can't wait to really get started on my DIIK project. two suggestions for the coin counter,
1. hook up a button and get pressing.
or
2. Get a new one from happ.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #15 on: October 15, 2008, 09:39:48 am »
Well the art package shipment 1 of 2 showed up today and everything looks great.


When it arrived my son could hardly wait.


Marquee looks great.


CPO looks equally as good. I installed new buttons from Mike's Arcade. I also opted to purchase a NEW reproduction DK/DK Jr. (4 way) from Mike's arcade. This thing looks great!!!


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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #16 on: October 16, 2008, 09:27:04 am »
The counter increments once digit for every +12v pulse...  so you can easily connect the one wire to ground and touch the other wire  to the +12volt supply (they are not polarity sensitive) - you only need to do this on your counter 968366 times and it'll reset to zero :)

Alternatively you can pull the counter apart and pull the numbered gears and manually rearrange them, but you need to be confident as getting them to function again reliably is certainly not easy.


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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2008, 10:19:19 pm »
Well, the other night I replaced the cardboard bezel and installed my extra DK Jr. Bezel until the D2K bezel arrives.



I have a couple of purple buttons on there way (thanks gatordad) and not sure what to do about the other buttons (Might do Purple and red, Purple and Galaga Gold, Purple and White or Purple and Black... Galaga Yellow and Red would look pretty good as well.

Have to put the bezel instruction sticker on (debating if I want to repaint this piece or not), install the insert coin stickers on and install the back door and I'm done for now while I await the D2K side art and bezel. I'm also missing the plywood that sits behind the neck-board of the Monitor and debating if I should replace this or not. Oh and I really should replace the plug and/or cord.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #18 on: October 24, 2008, 01:14:04 am »
Love it !

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2008, 10:24:30 pm »
Well the art package shipment 1 of 2 showed up today and everything looks great.

Hey Sir - your D2K parts look great!  If you don't mind me asking - when did you place your order?  Reason I'm asking is that I pre-paid for my D2K kit back in July and have yet to see anything show up.  I'm just curious to see where I might sit in the order line.

Thanks!  I'm anxious as heck to get mine assembled as well!
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2008, 03:43:52 pm »


I have a couple of purple buttons on there way (thanks gatordad)

No problem, I hope they match your colors
It looks great so far,  post more pic's......
I would like to do a multi kong one day
maybe next year.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #21 on: November 11, 2008, 08:31:20 am »
Love it !

Thanks. I moved it in place the other night which is next to DK Jr. (on the right) and Q*bert on the left and I must say that it looks sweet!!! Many people think the color is too light compared to the Prototype cabinet at CAX and I disagree. In the basement it looks like it's just the right color.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #22 on: November 11, 2008, 08:36:57 am »
Well the art package shipment 1 of 2 showed up today and everything looks great.

Hey Sir - your D2K parts look great!  If you don't mind me asking - when did you place your order?  Reason I'm asking is that I pre-paid for my D2K kit back in July and have yet to see anything show up.  I'm just curious to see where I might sit in the order line.

Thanks!  I'm anxious as heck to get mine assembled as well!

I placed my order pretty much within a couple of days of the pre-orders being taken. I assume by now that you have your art (everything but the bezel, side art and serial number tag)?

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #23 on: November 11, 2008, 10:32:21 pm »
Well the art package shipment 1 of 2 showed up today and everything looks great.

Hey Sir - your D2K parts look great!  If you don't mind me asking - when did you place your order?  Reason I'm asking is that I pre-paid for my D2K kit back in July and have yet to see anything show up.  I'm just curious to see where I might sit in the order line.

Thanks!  I'm anxious as heck to get mine assembled as well!

I placed my order pretty much within a couple of days of the pre-orders being taken. I assume by now that you have your art (everything but the bezel, side art and serial number tag)?

Bill

Actually, the pieces you mention (control panel, small decals, marquee) came in at the end of last week, so at this point I am even with you.  I was starting to get a little worried, but I called Rich and talked to him and received tracking information shortly thereafter.

The silkscreened pieces look awesome don't they?  They are so professional and authentic looking.
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #24 on: December 21, 2008, 02:14:13 am »
Audiomidiman,

Have you received the balance of the kit yet?  It's been a bit (6 weeks or so) since our first parts came in, and I'm wondering if you've heard anything from Rich Grafix as to when the other parts will be on the way?

Thanks!
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #25 on: December 21, 2008, 10:15:04 am »
I haven't received the side art, bezel or SN Tag yet. Was hoping to have it by now but nothing yet. I believe Rich has ran a set or two of the side art and bezel so can't be much longer.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #26 on: February 13, 2009, 08:53:09 am »
I haven't received the side art, bezel or SN Tag yet. Was hoping to have it by now but nothing yet. I believe Rich has ran a set or two of the side art and bezel so can't be much longer.

I certainly hope not.  Have you heard anything yet from Rich in regards to expected delivery?  I've heard nothing and am tempted to call if you've not gotten any additional news....

Thanks,
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #27 on: February 13, 2009, 08:55:45 am »
I haven't received the side art, bezel or SN Tag yet. Was hoping to have it by now but nothing yet. I believe Rich has ran a set or two of the side art and bezel so can't be much longer.

I certainly hope not.  Have you heard anything yet from Rich in regards to expected delivery?  I've heard nothing and am tempted to call if you've not gotten any additional news....

Thanks,
Whitney

When I talked to rich a week or two ago (all my days blend together) he said the side art and bezels were getting very very close to being complete and he was hoping everything would be shipped out very quickly. So, they are being worked on.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #28 on: February 13, 2009, 10:16:50 pm »
I preordered June 23 and haven't received the 'final' set of art.   I got the 'first set' on about Dec 1, FWIW...

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #29 on: February 13, 2009, 10:33:41 pm »
I preordered June 23 and haven't received the 'final' set of art.   I got the 'first set' on about Dec 1, FWIW...

Rick

Rick,

I'm in the same boat as you.  I 'pre-ordered' on July 22 and have only received the 'first set' as well.

Let's hope this wraps up soon.  It would be nice if Rich would e-mail all of the buyers a status update from time-to-time... I don't think that's too much to ask.

Honestly though, if I didn't call them ever so often and pester Kendra, I don't know if I'd *EVER* hear anything from them.  It's aggrivating from a customer-service perspective.

Their work is top-notch though.
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #30 on: February 14, 2009, 01:21:40 pm »
Interesting, I ordered a month before you, yet received my stuff 3 weeks later.  There must not be a 'order line' and more of a 'squeaky wheel' arrangement.  I haven't emailed or bothered to ask at all throughout this whole time, just waited patiently, so maybe your emailing/calling showed more of an 'importance' in receiving this? /shrug  Don't get me wrong, I'm fine with this, as I'm not ready to assemble the DK2 yet anyway.  Might as well get the art to the guys who are ready - just don't forget me!

And I'm sure the Rich is getting these done as fast as possible, he seems to have a lot of irons in the fire and must be very busy. 

I don't think that you would hear anything if you didn't pester, I didn't.  I'm sure that he's trying to avoid setting expectations and then having unforeseen circumstances delay it causing people to get disappointed or mad.  But I agree, an email once in a while would be nice.  It wouldn't have to have a time estimate, just a simple 'I haven't forgot about you' would be nice.  I was wondering if I was forgot when you guys were saying that you got your stuff in early Nov. and I hadn't.  But again, I'm sure he's just super busy and taking time to email people just delays stuff more, so /shrug

And I agree, the work is excellent.  I appreciate that he's making quality artwork for us, even if it takes a longer than anticipated.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #31 on: February 14, 2009, 04:15:34 pm »
Do you guys think Rich hit some sort of major snag, but is just too proud to admit it fearing people will feel let down? He has quite a stellar reputation to live up to that can lead to a lot of stress.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #32 on: February 14, 2009, 06:21:59 pm »
Do you guys think Rich hit some sort of major snag, but is just too proud to admit it fearing people will feel let down? He has quite a stellar reputation to live up to that can lead to a lot of stress.

I am 99.9% sure this is not the case. When I talked to Rich a couple of weeks ago he had everything ready to go. I'm not 100% sure but I am pretty sure he had already ran a couple sets of the bezels and side art.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2009, 04:04:42 pm »
I just received a _VERY_ nice set of stuff from Rich.

Midway plates, Atari logo stickers, Bally Midway back-plate (incl. nails !), a corrected Galaxian CPO and an extremely nice bonus that I will report about in the appropriate thread.

Rich is 1000% OK, he's just been very busy. I too have mailed him once or twice about the status of my order. I'm sure he's just very very busy, and remember this is not his main business.

The stuff he makes sets the standard that others must be compared too. It's totally amazing. That's worth a little wait.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2009, 04:16:07 pm »
I just received a _VERY_ nice set of stuff from Rich.

Midway plates, Atari logo stickers, Bally Midway back-plate (incl. nails !), a corrected Galaxian CPO and an extremely nice bonus that I will report about in the appropriate thread.

Rich is 1000% OK, he's just been very busy. I too have mailed him once or twice about the status of my order. I'm sure he's just very very busy, and remember this is not his main business.

The stuff he makes sets the standard that others must be compared too. It's totally amazing. That's worth a little wait.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #35 on: February 15, 2009, 05:07:06 pm »
The Side art and Bezel are just finishing up the larger pieces just take longer and require larger screens than alot of my other projects.  :banghead:
I will be shipping these out very soon
I will Also be sending out an e-mail to all the pre orders of your stats , serial # and other D2K news. :)
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #36 on: February 15, 2009, 06:31:47 pm »
The Side art and Bezel are just finishing up the larger pieces just take longer and require larger screens than alot of my other projects.  :banghead:
I will be shipping these out very soon
I will Also be sending out an e-mail to all the pre orders of your stats , serial # and other D2K news. :)

This is awesome news Rich - thanks for dropping in and setting all of us on the straight and narrow about what the status is!
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #37 on: February 15, 2009, 11:37:12 pm »
Will there be the metal piece at the bottom of the bezel available for these D2K bezels (and regular DK restorations)?  Doesn't seem like anyone currently makes these.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #38 on: February 17, 2009, 03:40:43 pm »
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #39 on: February 17, 2009, 03:45:33 pm »
I don't think Mike's has them unless I just can't see them for some reason.  I don't think these have been re-made.

Since my post, I have found a used one in clean-able shape.  I would think these would be in demand since getting them off the bezels can destroy them if the double sided tape is too hard to de-bond.


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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #40 on: February 21, 2009, 04:36:46 pm »
Mikesarcade.com only has the back-to-front retainer. The bottom bezel bracket you're referring to hasn't been repro'ed. Mike responded to my inquiry last year on this issue....he stated that since the repro bezels are thinner in width than the originals, he came up with the retainer as a dual-solution so people didn't get confused on ordering over the two thicknesses and what they needed. He didn't feel it'd be worthwhile to reproduce and offer them for that reason.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2009, 09:52:49 pm »
I got my repro DK bezel from arcadeshop (which is great quality but slightly thinner as wundercade mentioned) and I have a good shape original metal bottom bracket for it.  It's loose, but that is really a non-issue (if it is an issue for someone, it could be easily fixed).  I think the original sized bracket should definitely be repro'd.  It would fit some other games as well and appears to fit just fine (a little loose) on the repro DK bezel.  This bracket is nearly impossibe to remove from an original bezel for cleaning without destroying it if the double sided tape is really bonding it tightly.  I think these would sell if repro'd.


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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2009, 08:13:03 am »
Received my D2K Bezel (flat packed) on the 21st of May... Looks fabulous... Sounds as if the side art should be here in the next few weeks (roll packed) after he's caught up with cutting and sending out the bezels.




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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2009, 10:09:44 am »
What's your serial number?  Mine is 51, and I haven't received my tracking # yet.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #44 on: May 26, 2009, 12:07:14 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where did you get the instruction card?  THe one I ordered from Mike's Arcade is way off - the bottom font isn't even the right color...   :cheers:

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #45 on: May 26, 2009, 01:23:21 pm »
What's your serial number?  Mine is 51, and I haven't received my tracking # yet.

SirPeale,

Don't feel bad - mine is 53 and I'm still waiting on tracking info as well.    Let's hope something comes through this week!!
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #46 on: May 26, 2009, 01:25:19 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where did you get the instruction card?  THe one I ordered from Mike's Arcade is way off - the bottom font isn't even the right color...   :cheers:

Ugh.... I was getting ready to order a set from Mike's and if the color is off, then I won't even bother - thanks for the heads up.

So yeah, we definitely need to know your serial number and your source for the other items, audiomidiman.  It'll be greatly appreciated!!
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #47 on: May 26, 2009, 01:28:05 pm »
Man that looks great! 
I hope the rest of Rich's order doesn't take too much longer... I'm patiently waiting my tracking #  :(

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #48 on: May 26, 2009, 01:29:57 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where did you get the instruction card?  THe one I ordered from Mike's Arcade is way off - the bottom font isn't even the right color...   :cheers:

That instruction card comes with TOG's DK2 kit...
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #49 on: May 26, 2009, 01:35:27 pm »
Man that looks great! 
I hope the rest of Rich's order doesn't take too much longer... I'm patiently waiting my tracking #  :(



Good deal!  What is your serial number?
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #50 on: May 26, 2009, 01:36:07 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where did you get the instruction card?  THe one I ordered from Mike's Arcade is way off - the bottom font isn't even the right color...   :cheers:

That instruction card comes with TOG's DK2 kit...

It does?  Did one come with your control panel shipment?  I don't remember seeing one in my shipment at all.
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #51 on: May 26, 2009, 01:47:06 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where did you get the instruction card?  THe one I ordered from Mike's Arcade is way off - the bottom font isn't even the right color...   :cheers:

That instruction card comes with TOG's DK2 kit...

It does?  Did one come with your control panel shipment?  I don't remember seeing one in my shipment at all.


Yup... it came with my CPO shipment.  I received CPO, bezel sticker, instruction card and coin door decals.

Man that looks great! 
I hope the rest of Rich's order doesn't take too much longer... I'm patiently waiting my tracking #  :(



Good deal!  What is your serial number?

I'm #35
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #52 on: May 26, 2009, 01:50:36 pm »
Looks awesome!  Where did you get the instruction card?  THe one I ordered from Mike's Arcade is way off - the bottom font isn't even the right color...   :cheers:

That instruction card comes with TOG's DK2 kit...

It does?  Did one come with your control panel shipment?  I don't remember seeing one in my shipment at all.


Yup... it came with my CPO shipment.  I received CPO, bezel sticker, instruction card and coin door decals.

Man that looks great! 
I hope the rest of Rich's order doesn't take too much longer... I'm patiently waiting my tracking #  :(



Good deal!  What is your serial number?

I'm #35

Ok, thanks for the info and confirmation! 

With your serial number being 35, that means that Peale and I are a bit of a ways out.

I'm going to have to go back and look at my shipment then... I do not remember seeing any of that with my shipment.  If that's the case, then I need to call Rich. 
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #53 on: May 27, 2009, 03:21:27 pm »

I'm going to have to go back and look at my shipment then... I do not remember seeing any of that with my shipment.  If that's the case, then I need to call Rich. 

I checked my shipment and I'm good.... For whatever reason I missed those when I unpacked my shipment.  They were "stuck" to the backside of the marquee...
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #54 on: June 19, 2009, 12:17:49 am »
My side art arrived the other night and installed it tonight. Looks better than expected!!!






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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2009, 01:19:57 pm »
Has anyone else received the balance of their kit yet?  I'm still waiting on mine and was curious who might be close to me (serial number-wise) and if they've gotten the rest of the order yet...

Bill - that looks awesome - congratulations!!
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2009, 04:19:00 pm »
Has anyone else received the balance of their kit yet?  I'm still waiting on mine and was curious who might be close to me (serial number-wise) and if they've gotten the rest of the order yet...

Bill - that looks awesome - congratulations!!

I (#35) received a tracking number on July 3rd....
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2009, 05:42:11 pm »
Outstanding.   :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2009, 06:47:45 pm »
FWIW - I was told on 2/27/09 that I was serial #0049 and I've yet to receive any update since then.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #59 on: July 09, 2009, 09:26:28 am »
FWIW - I was told on 2/27/09 that I was serial #0049 and I've yet to receive any update since then.

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I think Rich is shipping them in serial number order, so don't feel bad - I'm behind you (#53).  Rich has a quality product and has been 110% with me every time I've talked to him on the phone - we just have to continue waiting, but I know it'll be worth it.
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #60 on: July 09, 2009, 11:10:22 am »
I have a couple of questions about your awesome paint job:

1.  Is there any particular reason why you went with oil-based paint?
2.  How did you apply the paint?  Foam roller?
3.  Was 2 coats all it took? 
4.  Did you do any sanding in between coats of paint or primer?
5.  Did you tape the lines where the black meets the blue?  My cab does not come apart so I will be taping and your lines are very clean.
6.  Did you have any "orange peel" after drying - how smooth is the side art?

I put the first two coats of primer on my cab last night and it isn't as smooth as I'd like it to be.  I mean, it's OK but not *perfect* and I had to use a brush to get in the corners.  Tonight I want to sand to 400 grit and then apply 2 coats of the black paint and tomorrow I want to apply the blue paint.  I'm just looking for some pointers - Thanks!!!   :cheers:

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #61 on: July 25, 2009, 03:33:34 pm »

FWIW - I was told on 2/27/09 that I was serial #0049 and I've yet to receive any update since then.

Rick

I just received tracking information yesterday on a shipment from TOG.  It is l.isted as 5lbs, so I'm hoping it is the bezel, artwork, serial plate (and a few other items I ordered from Rich).  I'll update the thread again once I get the package.

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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #62 on: July 30, 2009, 02:06:25 pm »
Just having a look around at the other machines in the background.... Damn! where do you live? 579 Endicott Street North by any chance?  ;D

 
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #63 on: September 15, 2009, 12:03:05 pm »

FWIW - I was told on 2/27/09 that I was serial #0049 and I've yet to receive any update since then.

Rick

I just received tracking information yesterday on a shipment from TOG.  It is listed as 5lbs, so I'm hoping it is the bezel, artwork, serial plate (and a few other items I ordered from Rich).  I'll update the thread again once I get the package.

I'm stoked because this way I can at least put another piece of the project to rest. ;)

I wanted to update the thread - my bezel was in the aforementioned package, and it looks amazing.

All I've yet to receive now is the side art and the serial number plate.  Has anyone in the thread (knowing the OP has sideart) received either?
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Re: Donkey Kong 2 - D2K Project
« Reply #64 on: September 15, 2009, 07:22:29 pm »
The label on my bezel says Aug 18 which I'm guessing is the ship date so I've had it about three weeks now, but am still waiting on the side art and serial plate.

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