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Hard Drivin' Restoration
« on: November 10, 2012, 12:40:43 AM »
I started working on it a week or two ago.
At first I thought I have only to repaint something and repair the left side as it is/was water damaged.

In the end I'm rebuilding it from the ground up. I've NEVER done any wood works, but I think it's going well.


What game is it?
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Re: Restoration
« Reply #1 on: November 10, 2012, 01:55:18 AM »
hard / race driving ???

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Re: Restoration
« Reply #2 on: November 10, 2012, 04:13:32 AM »
it's HARD man, it's HARD...

But it will become a Race Drivin' in the end
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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 08:14:32 AM »
Another great project to follow, yesss!  :)

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« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 09:24:52 AM »
Sigh.....you don't see HD cockpit restore projects for years....and now I sold mine they pop up here and on KLOV......

Oh well, good to see these get the love they deserve !!! It's such an awesome piece of hardware and a game that set was groundbreaking in its technology. Not everybody likes is because of its reality but IMHO that is the very reason it's such a good machine.

Will follow this closely ! May I suggest adding the name of the game to the thread name because well...there are more resto threads here :)

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« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 09:44:44 AM »
Dude, a lot of work is needed there! Was it left under the rain?  :'( :D

Take your time and dont give up!
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Re: Restoration
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2012, 02:10:52 AM »
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Sigh.....you don't see HD cockpit restore projects for years....and now I sold mine they pop up here and on KLOV......

The thread on KLOV motivate me, and I started without thinking too much, so I don't take too not much pics...

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Oh well, good to see these get the love they deserve !!! It's such an awesome piece of hardware and a game that set was groundbreaking in its technology. Not everybody likes is because of its reality but IMHO that is the very reason it's such a good machine.

It's a GREAT machine and not a standard game. It's hardware it a lovly piece of engineering!!! The seat pivot, lever and it's idea are not found in any other game that didn't cost a fortune.

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Will follow this closely ! May I suggest adding the name of the game to the thread name because well...there are more resto threads here :)

Done it. My idea was to rename the thread as soon someone found out what game it was... I hate you polderarcade :P

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Dude, a lot of work is needed there! Was it left under the rain?  Cry Cheesy


Some other pics...
More or less it was under a shed for at least 10 years, VERY close to the sea.
The problem is the type of wood they used, I have a MK that is keeping together by the monitor frame. It was in the same shed and collapsed thanks to humidity!!!
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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 03:51:42 AM »
It is in better shape now....
After that pic (2 days ago) I have removed all the item I have put on to do a test and started cleaning the part that need to be painted.
I hope that tomorrow I can put the control panel/monitor base on and start to paint it.
I can work max 1 hour a day on it, so the progress is SLOW.
I have made a measurement mistake caused by the old damaged side and my lack of experience, but I can work it out easly, but I have to do it before the paint job
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« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 08:02:22 AM »
Wow!  Looking good  8)

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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 09:20:40 AM »
wow ! , did you sand it down, or is that new wood ?

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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 02:29:59 AM »
In that pics EVERY single pieces of wood is new  ::)  :shock:
The only old part I will use are:
-the front of control panel (second pics here, upsidedown...)
-the monitor base
-the backdoor
-the part over the door
-marquee

the old wood was too damaged to be used again.

In other news I have sanded it down and applied the primer.
tomorrow more sanding and painting.

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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 06:03:21 AM »
hehe, we have a new Scr33n overhere  :D

Looking great Any !

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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2012, 07:26:29 AM »
There are still some NOS parts available in the US like the shifter cover.

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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 03:26:58 PM »
nice job men :wink:

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Re: Hard Drivin' Restoration
« Reply #14 on: November 17, 2012, 02:08:53 AM »
Thank you guys!!!

No way I am like Scr33n he is on another planet!!!
As for spare part I know that there are some NOS, the shifter cover is already NOS, I cannot install the original shifter knob, because of early repair.
The stick was modified and the replacement knob welded on it, a standard car know will fit, I used a "tuning" knob.

The only things I am after are:
-Seat, found a similar part online, will order next week.
-All the artwork, I have sent a PM to the guy on KLOV, but he never reply back :(

Hope to start putting some pieces together early next week.
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