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Title: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 09, 2015, 11:55:34 PM
Hi all,

I am posting this on several forums!


Someone really generous [Alpha1] gave me an Atari Tank project machine


I am aiming to restore it, no idea on time frame [might be long term] but here are a few shots below



Update now is I have already been offered a marquee which I am massively grateful for.

So I now need:


Marquee retainers [although could make some]
marquee surround and instructions
advice on the right substitute 24" CRT

Any advice or comments is gratefully received

Keep an eye out for updates!


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 09, 2015, 11:57:39 PM
more...


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 10, 2015, 12:00:05 AM
more...


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Muerto on November 10, 2015, 07:37:28 AM
Yeah, hes a good guy! - looking forward for the restoration. :spaceace:


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: vernimark on November 10, 2015, 10:12:40 AM
 :spaceace:


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Luigi on November 10, 2015, 03:21:08 PM
at least now I know that he didn't dump the control panel/joystick plastics I was interested in but got no reply.

Good luck with the resto...it's a great game!! :)


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Alpha1 on November 10, 2015, 03:45:38 PM
at least now I know that he didn't dump the control panel/joystick plastics I was interested in but got no reply.

Good luck with the resto...it's a great game!! :)


Hey dude, didn't realize I didn't reply! I thought I had?


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Level42 on November 10, 2015, 05:57:30 PM
Love Tank !


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: kos71 on November 10, 2015, 09:36:34 PM
we have a tank at the warehouse unfortunately it was modified to play bootleg. perhaps some part of it may help .
I ll ask my mate for picture since now I am 600 km far .

I ll keep you posted .


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: ajhippel on November 10, 2015, 10:55:45 PM
Love Tank !
:spaceace:
Cooool


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 14, 2015, 07:45:36 PM
we have a tank at the warehouse unfortunately it was modified to play bootleg. perhaps some part of it may help .
I ll ask my mate for picture since now I am 600 km far .

I ll keep you posted .

hi yes please!

what I need now is the monitor surround and instructions, or at least a scan would be amazing if there is any possibilty, thanks

also I noticed my contorl panel has some damage but getting another one is unlikley but it still works fine and has been patched up ok.

Cheers


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Luigi on November 15, 2015, 12:38:21 PM
If the cab is butchered anyway...I'm in need of some original controlpanel parts  ::)


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 15, 2015, 05:15:59 PM
If the cab is butchered anyway...I'm in need of some original controlpanel parts  ::)

Hi, sorry the goal is to restore this so not giving up yet!



what do you need?


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 15, 2015, 05:20:42 PM
1. no suprise at the screen burn with this game


2. cleared the old rubber matting as it was shot, so will then fill the dinks and glue some new matting on




3. cleaned up the CP notice the historic repair



4. more than 36000 plays




Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 15, 2015, 05:27:52 PM

5. remove pcbs



6. the components on the other side are clearly suspect



7. notice the left board, there are 2 black components [just below the top left hand corner massive capacitor, are they resistors or diodes?!] that are causing the scorching:




8. original marquee secured as below, but I need the bezel surround with instructions



Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Luigi on November 16, 2015, 08:28:57 AM
That's the problem when one doesn't use quotes  ::)

Of course you want to restore your Tank cab...I referred to kos71

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we have a tank at the warehouse unfortunately it was modified to play bootleg. perhaps some part of it may help .

I was assuming he will part the cab so I jumped in.


I need the joystick plastic covers but would buy the whole controlpanel (for spares) so the seller doesn't have to disassemble the whole thing to separate them :)


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Segasurvivor on November 22, 2015, 12:38:51 AM
got you now

 :)


Title: Re: Atari Tank Project
Post by: Luigi on August 21, 2018, 09:15:11 AM
Digging out this old story....how 's the resto going? :)