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« on: June 10, 2006, 08:04:05 AM »


First of all, have a look at the nice roadtrip done to bring back the cab' from UK to Belgium right here     arrow



The beast Twisted  Twisted  Twisted



...the back...



... water damages...



...control panel...



...behind the invisible 'ghost marquee', the neon... (dedicated to PO|NG )



...the cab' bottom... ouch  confused



...This SA stil has an identity  roll eyes 



...I hate water...



...and humidity  :x  !!!



...when water & wood unites  confused ...



The monitor still there... Does it work ? ... I'll see that next  shock



Ok, let's start to remove everything ( well, there is no many things to remove in fact  lol ) :



Exit the monitor, the coins door, the control panel...



Ok, in that postion I can start to repair the base... my god, what an HUGE restoration project  confused



Stay Tuned  Cool
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 10:26:52 PM »

The tools of the day :



Let's start to repair the base  arrow



First of all, removing the bad wood...



...then use a 'wood filler' :



I'm sanding it... manually...



All the front is done...



...but I need to put some more 'wood filler'  to finish as clean as possible and removing small holes...



... first time I'm doing that kind of job, so be indulgent...  oppps  
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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 09:19:41 PM »

Let's continue 'to fill' to wood  Cool  Cool  Cool  (my english's too bad... sorry  oppps )

A lot of work to do on that corner :



I'm not scared  Cheesy  (mweeeelllll maybe I should  confused:  roll eyes  confused )

Let's rock :



In that way, I'll scuplt the main shape...



In the same time, I'm removing the used vinyl on that side :



...to continue...
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2006, 06:41:24 PM »

Ok, the 'front base' is not totally finished, but I prefere to repair all the base first. I'll come back to it l8ter  :|

Now, have a look on the left side. I'm starting to remove the vinyl  arrow



The low corner is very damaged  :x  And I've to remove more wood to keep the strong one  confused   arrow



...The upper corner, also well damaged  confused   arrow



Ok,  I'm starting to fill the base...



Space Ace ... naked  oppps  Cheesy



...now the top corner to do...



 arrow  At this point, nothing is sanded...
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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 09:29:40 PM »

My god, the front-top is STRONGLY damaged  shock  :cry:   arrow



...ouch....  :x  ...  arrow



Ok, let's try to fix that...   Shocked



... OK, the surface under the vinyl is plane...



...and there is it  Cheesy  Cheesy  Cheesy



One side is now fixed...  Tongue  ... Well, I mean the top for that side  roll eyes  My good, it take a lot of time to repair that...  confused  But be indulgent, it's the first time I'm doing such wood reparation  Cool



StAy TuNeD  roll eyes
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 08:46:44 PM »

shock  that a lot of work, that road trip was like the LAST CRUSADE  

do you have the parts to fix the inside ? laser ect ...?
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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2006, 09:04:48 AM »

Thanks ArcadeFever  Tongue  Tongue  Tongue

By the way I really like your parody picture here :



 lol  lol  lol

Yes, I've almost all the parts to complete that Cab  

- NTSC video disc player
- Space Ace laser disc NTSC
- A set of 2 brand new sidearts + cpo + marquee ( from quaterarcade, repro under Bluth License )
- New black vinyl
- New T-molding
- New wico joystick
- New repro plexi
- New repro marquee bracket

I have to repair all the cab first, and rebuild some parts...

I don't know if the monitor is working yet...

Well, I'm far from the end... but that Space Ace cab' will rise again, be sure of that  Cool  lol  lol  lol
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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2006, 08:12:21 PM »

still a long list to do.... but you have most of the stuff, so that great
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« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2006, 08:03:20 PM »

Hurray  Tongue The first side is now completed...  Cool  ... well I mean all the wood repair on it Shocked

Have a look a the base...



All the side...



The two top corners has been rebuild...



Overall view...



Once again, the base...



...and the top...



Well, let's do the same job for the second side of the cab' :



Holy Jesus  confused  Why the hell that cab got so water damages  Evil  confused  Huh?



Anyway... here we go again...  oppps  oppps  oppps



Let's remove the vinyl...



Naked !!!  



StAY TuNeD  Cool
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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 09:38:14 PM »

... ok, let's start to repair that second side :



Ouch...it's very too hot these days : 35C (remember, I'm in Belgium)... it take ages to dry...  confused

...stay tuned...  oppps
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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2006, 09:10:11 PM »

...some progress today, on the second side (too many games to restore on the same time  confused  Cool ) :



closer :



... to continue, of course  lol  Cool
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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 09:59:54 PM »

...now I've to 'sculpt' properly the base  Shocked

Before :



After :



...let's go for the opposite side  Twisted  Cool
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2006, 06:46:25 PM »

big job Cheesy  Cheesy
 but the low angle of SA/DL is not round but to straight angle  Evil  
hehehehe
have you done him so because more resistant??

I wanted to ask a question :
do you have the utensil to make the groove for the T-MOLDING??

if I can advise you...
I have used this is tool :
http://www.oliviero.it/shop/283/330/331/articolo.php?codice=9353
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« Reply #13 on: September 16, 2006, 11:25:40 PM »

Back on the pro

OK, one little more reparation to do :



...done :



Hey... a good friend  : my old router :



...time to do THE delicate job ...



Ok, that cab' is now ready for T-molding... but I'll do that l8ter  Cool



No more things to cut now. There shouldn't be no more dust in that room... roll eyes  Let's clean the cab :



...  Tongue



Clean now :



...even inside the cab'  Tongue



Here is the actual status :



Next step : painting the front of the cab... Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2006, 02:29:43 PM »

GO GO GO GO  Cheesy

GOOD job !!!!
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