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Author Topic: Restoration (Centipede cabaret)  (Read 5258 times)
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« on: January 15, 2017, 10:24:13 AM »


People were requesting more posts in the forum so here's a contribution from me. If ppl find it interesting I will gladly keep the thread updated  Cheesy

My friend Pinge found a poker cabinet that looked like an original Atari cabaret cabinet. He bought it & found out that it was an old Centipede, which they had totally destroyed by painting everything black, made holes in both the CP, side & top. Centipede pcb was gone as well as the original monitor





When everything was looked at, unfortunately the only thing that could be saved was the cabinet itself & the speaker, as well as the monitor. Since Pinge already has a million projects he sold it to me  Shocked




Said & done, my goal is to turn this cabinet back to its old glory. I've never done any restoration work before this so it will probably be a good lesson
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2017, 11:03:14 AM »

I started with the Control Panel. The CPO was unsaveable because of the black paint & the holes for the poker button. But I wanted to save the CP itself.
So I started removing the CPO & the paint, to make it metal clean. I used citristrip gel to get rid of the paint & CPO





Then I spot welded a metal plate on the underside.



After that I used chemical metal to cover the newly made hole & made some grind job




Drilled where the old holes were & now all that's left to do is paint it black & get a new CPO


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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2017, 12:04:47 PM »

Im so glad I got rid of that project, perfect for someone with:
1. Few other projects
2. No family
3. Patience
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2017, 02:35:02 PM »

Holy shit  shock Lots of (unnecessary) holes.

I wonder how much you can feel them once the cpo is applied.

Keep the report going Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2017, 02:45:37 PM »

Yep, they really butchered this one, no finesse whatsoever.

As with most restoration project this will probably be more expensive in the end than buying a new. But well, it's a good learning lesson & I'm not in a hurry.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 03:34:47 PM »

Yep, they really butchered this one, no finesse whatsoever.

As with most restoration project this will probably be more expensive in the end than buying a new. But well, it's a good learning lesson & I'm not in a hurry.

great!!! love it how you're saving the original cp. curious to find out your next steps
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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2017, 09:39:34 AM »

I just vectored the cpo so can sort out a new one for you if you don't have one already.
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2017, 10:35:57 AM »

There is different cpo's for tje cabaret right?
Roger has a Irish one and I think he said the U.S version had different color/lauout
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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2017, 12:53:26 PM »

Please tell me more muddy. The original CPO is light blue, but every single repro CPO I've found is dark blue  Undecided
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« Reply #9 on: January 16, 2017, 03:09:13 PM »

 Great  job!
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« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2017, 10:33:21 AM »

This is the right approach...I like the difficult missions!
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« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2017, 10:45:47 AM »

Please tell me more muddy. The original CPO is light blue, but every single repro CPO I've found is dark blue  Undecided
Yeah there's 2 versions, the US one is very dark and has a slightly different layout.


Mine is vectored from an Irish panel. Part no# 037520-01 REV-5 V-SC1800
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2017, 03:15:27 PM »

looking good that cpo

could you make available on dlf??

as i need one to  Grin Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2017, 03:40:38 PM »

Muddy: That looks awesome! Where can I order it? Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2017, 09:38:22 PM »

You can order them from my website on the link below, I've got stock due next week so you won't have to wait long  Smiley

http://www.arcadeartshop.com/product/atari-centipede-cabaret-control-panel-overlay-cpo-irish-cabinet/
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