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Title: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Giddygoon on January 20, 2014, 04:31:38 PM
Hi All,



I recently bought a Japanese Sega F355 shell from ebay, no boards,no psu, but the monitor and the general condition was fair.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/image_zps26c64412.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/image_zps26c64412.jpg.html)

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(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5172_zpse5ab8b75.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5172_zpse5ab8b75.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5171_zps72ace994.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5171_zps72ace994.jpg.html)

My aim was to convert this Mame /Model2 /Model3 and Vivanonno emus but to do it with respect and not destroy any of the original cables. So that it can returned back to hardware at any time.

I started to tear down the cab for cleaning and inspection.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5636_zps5fdc243c.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5636_zps5fdc243c.jpg.html)

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(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5632_zps361edc28.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5632_zps361edc28.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5638_zps55c9cc0e.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5638_zps55c9cc0e.jpg.html)

First issue was that the PSU was a Japanese spec 110V. So I couldn't test the monitor. I needed a 240V - 110V step down which I got from VidetronicsUK.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5730_zps6a82a268.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5730_zps6a82a268.jpg.html)

I changed the AC inlet for a euro model.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5727_zpsdbd238a7.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5727_zpsdbd238a7.jpg.html)

After sorting the power conversion, I thought I would start adding NOS decals to start transforming F355 to Outrun 2.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5705_zps2e2f1cd5.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5705_zps2e2f1cd5.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5706_zps6d237b8c.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5706_zps6d237b8c.jpg.html)

The panels were in fair shape but not to my standards. I was also lucky and purchased the last NOS side decals from Sega Shed. So I decided to get the panels repaired and resprayed ferrari rosso red before applying the decals.

Before....
(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5830_zps24e8e579.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5830_zps24e8e579.jpg.html)

After....

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6096_zps9248a104.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6096_zps9248a104.jpg.html)

And with the new decals added.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6102_zps15979706.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6102_zps15979706.jpg.html)

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(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6115_zpsbd76d43c.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6115_zpsbd76d43c.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5845_zps3ea4dbc2.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5845_zps3ea4dbc2.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6211_zps42bcf915.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6211_zps42bcf915.jpg.html)

I also got a coin tower for the cab. and decided to get that and other metal parts powder coated...

before...

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5673_zpsc38ccdc4.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5673_zpsc38ccdc4.jpg.html)

After....

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5843_zps8e41617a.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5843_zps8e41617a.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5846_zpsefd941d9.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5846_zpsefd941d9.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5842_zps65f2fcc1.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5842_zps65f2fcc1.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5850_zps9101a7c4.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5850_zps9101a7c4.jpg.html)

Ok, now to replace all the dash as it had lots of cigarette burns, rust and cracks so I replaced the plastics with a new dash and NOS steering wheel and gear shifter.

The old dash...

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5157_zpsba355a61.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5157_zpsba355a61.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5657_zpscd2e1352.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5657_zpscd2e1352.jpg.html)

The new parts....

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6207_zps2a7dea3f.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6207_zps2a7dea3f.jpg.html)

I have added a PC i5 2400 running at 3.2ghz and ATI 6850 graphics card running from an SSD and also using an SLG3000 scan line generator and an Apac.
I installed the PC version of Outrun coast to coast, Crazy taxi, Crazy Taxi 3, Model 2, Model 3, and Mame and have the PC shelled and use a front end for game selection.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6190_zps2bd6deac.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6190_zps2bd6deac.jpg.html)

also I added an amp and a sub woofer.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6194_zpsbf4d605c.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6194_zpsbf4d605c.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6193_zpsbb0d030b.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6193_zpsbb0d030b.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6191_zpse5f65d90.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6191_zpse5f65d90.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6195_zpsb2e4e95e.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6195_zpsb2e4e95e.jpg.html)

So the cab is now ready....

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6205_zpsff24a2d6.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6205_zpsff24a2d6.jpg.html)

Ok, lets fire it up...

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(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6124_zpsbd7fd66e.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6124_zpsbd7fd66e.jpg.html)

I have done a video showing the performance of Outrun 2 and other games...
Well it took a lot of time and money but I'm very pleased with the results. It now has pride of place in my games room.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6206_zpscd12c9d6.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6206_zpscd12c9d6.jpg.html)

I was able to find the very rare Japanese top flash from an ID 4 cabinet, I have seen these used on some Outrun 2 cabs  in the far east, I was going to get a reproduction Outrun 2 vinal. but i decided to leave it as is.

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_5708_zps146ac404.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_5708_zps146ac404.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6272_zpseb4a3a5b.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6272_zpseb4a3a5b.jpg.html)

(http://i829.photobucket.com/albums/zz212/Giddygoon73/IMG_6279_zpsdd3b5be7.jpg) (http://s829.photobucket.com/user/Giddygoon73/media/IMG_6279_zpsdd3b5be7.jpg.html)

Please click the link for the video of the cab in action.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0_gCaeVeQnQ

 


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Tyrem on January 20, 2014, 04:43:06 PM
great work, man!


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Superully on January 20, 2014, 05:39:58 PM
although i have NO IDEA how you did that computer stuff, i'm amazed at how this turned out. fabulous effort on the cosmetic restauration, that's the way to do it!!! :spaceace: :spaceace: :spaceace:


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on January 20, 2014, 06:49:55 PM
Sweet !!!  :spaceace:


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Belike on January 20, 2014, 07:41:27 PM
Nice one John. ;)


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Level42 on January 20, 2014, 07:47:18 PM
Normally I'm all for keeping it original but hey, it was empty...Great job !


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Laszo on January 20, 2014, 07:54:08 PM
Well done, looks great.  8)


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: joeks on January 20, 2014, 08:22:38 PM
Great work on the cabinet! Do you have any spares left?
I am thinking about converting my Nascar to Outrun 2 as well.
Already have a Chihiro type 3 with Outrun 2 / SP discs. Going to install the correct Midi motor drive board for force feedback this week.

Yours is looking nice!
Love the glossy red sidepanels.


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Giddygoon on January 20, 2014, 09:25:43 PM
Thanks for the great comments...

All the spares were snapped up by Jamma+ members a while back, I actually finished this project last November just took a while to post.

I defo would love to have the original chihiro system in there one day...



Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: DarthNuno on January 20, 2014, 09:38:18 PM
Great conversion, well done!  :)

I defo would love to have the original chihiro system in there one day...

Yes! ...and this system is going cheaper by the time  ;)


Title: Re: Sege F355 conversion to Outrun 2
Post by: Amiga on January 20, 2014, 10:13:28 PM
Great job you did men, And good choice  that you've decided to make it to MAME . now you can have it all type of racing games...