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« on: June 10, 2006, 07:04:05 AM »
First of all, have a look at the nice roadtrip done to bring back the cab' from UK to Belgium right here  :wink:   :arrow:



The beast :twisted:  :twisted:  :twisted:



...the back...



... water damages...



...control panel...



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



...the cab' bottom... ouch  :?



...This SA stil has an identity  :roll:  :wink:



...I hate water...



...and humidity  :x  !!!



...when water & wood unites  :? ...



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  :?



Stay Tuned  8)
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« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2006, 09:26:52 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...  :oops:  :wink:

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« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2006, 08:19:41 PM »
Let's continue 'to fill' to wood  8)  8)  8)  (my english's too bad... sorry  :oops: )

A lot of work to do on that corner :



I'm not scared  :D  (mweeeelllll maybe I should  :?:  :roll:  :? )

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, 05:41:24 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  :?   :arrow:



...The upper corner, also well damaged  :?   :arrow:



Ok,  I'm starting to fill the base...



Space Ace ... naked  :oops:  :D



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



 :arrow:  At this point, nothing is sanded...

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2006, 08:29:40 PM »
My god, the front-top is STRONGLY damaged  :shock:  :cry:   :arrow:



...ouch....  :x  ...  :arrow:



Ok, let's try to fix that...   :o



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



...and there is it  :D  :D  :D



One side is now fixed...  :P  ... Well, I mean the top for that side  :roll:  My good, it take a lot of time to repair that...  :?  But be indulgent, it's the first time I'm doing such wood reparation  8)



StAy TuNeD  :roll:

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2006, 07:46:44 PM »
:shock:  that a lot of work, that road trip was like the LAST CRUSADE  :wink:

do you have the parts to fix the inside ? laser ect ...?

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« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2006, 08:04:48 AM »
Thanks ArcadeFever  :P  :P  :P

By the way I really like your parody picture here :



 :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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

- 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  8)  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

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« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2006, 07:12:21 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, 07:03:20 PM »
Hurray  :P The first side is now completed...  8)  ... well I mean all the wood repair on it :o

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  :?  Why the hell that cab got so water damages  :evil:  :?  ???



Anyway... here we go again...  :oops:  :oops:  :oops:



Let's remove the vinyl...



Naked !!!  :wink:



StAY TuNeD  8)

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« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2006, 08:38:14 PM »
... ok, let's start to repair that second side :



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

...stay tuned...  :oops:

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« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2006, 08:10:11 PM »
...some progress today, on the second side (too many games to restore on the same time  :?  8) ) :



closer :



... to continue, of course  :lol:  8)

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« Reply #11 on: August 28, 2006, 08:59:54 PM »
...now I've to 'sculpt' properly the base  :o

Before :



After :



...let's go for the opposite side  :twisted:  8)

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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2006, 05:46:25 PM »
big job :D  :D
 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, 10:25:40 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  8)



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



...  :P



Clean now :



...even inside the cab'  :P



Here is the actual status :



Next step : painting the front of the cab... :o

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« Reply #14 on: September 18, 2006, 01:29:43 PM »
GO GO GO GO  :D

GOOD job !!!!