Following this Exxxxxtreme road trip'
...it's time to bring this game back to life and ready for playing
Ok, this cabinet was originally and looooong time ago ...a Q*Bert cabinet.
Although it looks like the original USA Q*bert cabinet, this one has few differences...
Because this not an USA one, it's a true EURO/French cabinet *under Gottlieb license
...manufactured by DASCO, serial 1604.
I'm very happy this is an Euro version, it makes this cab very special
By the way, I don't remember playing Q*bert on a dedicated cabinet back in the days, and I didn't know about a dedicated Q*Bert euro version?! But here it is... this cabinet
Ok, when the previous owner got this cabinet, it was already transformed into a jamma cabinet. The original control panel wasn't present and he started to build a new control panel for Q*bert, but he didn't use the correct joystick orientation (and why these ugly holes?!), not the correct buttons, and the overlay wasn't good, so I got from US an original & complete Q*Panel (hhen I ordered it, I didn't know I have a euro cabinet).
And here's the first difference between this Euro/French version and the US one... the size of the control panel
On top, the 'scratch build' control panel on my Q*Bert... see the difference size.
Other view :
Ok, I'll have to do a other control panel!
Funny, you can open the back door like a fridge (or a simply door)
Inside the cab, Jamma loom... and remains of the previous control panels : two joysticks, buttons, ...
Now, here's an other difference ... the T-Molding size!
The size for this cabinet is approx. 17mm
Arghh... I cannot find this strange size on usual website shops. Any help on this?