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General Chat => Arcade Lifestyle => Topic started by: kos71 on June 05, 2014, 09:10:10 PM



Title: taito - Cocktail Table
Post by: kos71 on June 05, 2014, 09:10:10 PM
hi folks

lately I found a taito cocktail table .
Unfortunately the former owners took almost everyting that was in it .
(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140605205940-kos71-photo-1-.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140605205940-kos71-photo-1-.JPG)

So I had to save her, I could not have let her in the warehouse  . Now i need your opinion.

As you can see they modified it in order to have an horizontal screen .



(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140605210032-kos71-photo-2-.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140605210032-kos71-photo-2-.JPG)


Question 1 is should I get a screen of 36cm and put it vertically or should I open the frame and put a bigger screen since the table frame was already modified ?

Since this weekend it is going to be sunny here I will start to clean it and brush the feet

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140605210049-kos71-photo.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140605210049-kos71-photo.JPG)

I start briefly on the right they do need it .

Question 2 : since 98% of the stuff are missing should I wire a jamma harness or would it be a blasphemy ?

thanks folks for you opinion

bye


Title: Re: taito - Cocktail Table
Post by: Luigi on June 06, 2014, 08:07:47 AM
(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140605210032-kos71-photo-2-.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140605210032-kos71-photo-2-.JPG)

Wow, this is one of ther worst jobs I have ever seen  >:(

Well, in this condition with so many parts to replace I think it would be OK to put Jamma-harness inside. Or think about a specific Taito game and make it a dedicated cocktail. With an adapter you could still have Jamma ;)


Title: Re: taito - Cocktail Table
Post by: kos71 on June 06, 2014, 09:35:44 AM
thanks for the advice .

I was highly thinking of wiring a jamma in it as it is the most common format but taito table are a myth and I did not wanted to make a blasphemy by wiring it an other way .

I will go on with a jamma harness .


Title: Re: taito - Cocktail Table
Post by: kos71 on June 22, 2014, 06:52:30 PM
I'll started to work a bit on the table this sunday .

First I will start with some esthetic part .

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140622183655-kos71-IMG-6273.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140622183655-kos71-IMG-6273.JPG)

The feet of the table are terribly rusted . I tried a lot of thng to save the chrome even Grandmother's tricks but it was not enough . Rust if to important on it .

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140622183915-kos71-IMG-6274.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140622183915-kos71-IMG-6274.JPG)

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140622183322-kos71-IMG-6275.JPG) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140622183322-kos71-IMG-6275.JPG)

I'll decided to sand down the feet .

After  almost two hours of work i went to this result

(http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics_gamoovernet690px/20140622183359-kos71-4.jpg) (http://gamoovernet.pixhotel.fr/pics/20140622183359-kos71-4.jpg)

I got rid of all the chrome that were on it, since it was dead . To protect the steel from rust I waxed it after it was done.










Title: Re: taito - Cocktail Table
Post by: Etienne MacGyver on June 22, 2014, 10:41:03 PM
Nice job !

the only way to save that chrome was to have it re-chromed anyway.

i think it looks ok, when its in the gameroom, nobody is going on his knees to see every detail, so i guess its more than fine like this.

the rust is gone, and it looks smooth now.


Title: Re: taito - Cocktail Table
Post by: kos71 on June 23, 2014, 09:11:46 AM
Some mate at work as a friend working in a company that make Chrome I will ask him how much it may cost .