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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejmoffitt View Post
    He had a few. He's up in Napa and his username on klov is 8bitnintendo.

    Is his name John by any chance?

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    I think so, but I'm not great with names.

    I'm driving down to LA today, and will be getting this stupid elusive monitor tomorrow morning.

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    Thanks to Arcade Game I've got a monitor in the MVS-U4, finally. Needs some convergence and purity work, but having the correct-sized tube makes all the difference. I can fix and sell that wells-gardner finally to make up the cost of getting this one.



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    Looking good! What kind of monitor and what size did you end up getting?

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    Quote Originally Posted by radiantsvgun View Post
    Looking good! What kind of monitor and what size did you end up getting?
    I don't remember the model, it's some Nanao 23". It is the original frame for this monitor, but the chassis is a tiny bit older as the controls are on the board and not remote. Still, good tube with good chassis.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejmoffitt View Post
    I think so, but I'm not great with names.

    I'm driving down to LA today, and will be getting this stupid elusive monitor tomorrow morning.
    Yeah I think I have met him.

    Anyways that candy cab looks great. Love seeing something so neglected come back strong.

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    Noice!!! Great progress, the hard part is over IMHO.

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    Yeah for sure, the remaining tasks are:

    * Sand and re-paint monitor bezel metal
    * Have tinted monitor glass cut
    * Get CPO printed and installed
    * Get sticker set for blue stripes, decals, etc.
    * Order buttons, 2 x LS32s
    * Get MV4 or MV4F boardset (I only have my old MV2 right now)
    * Get MVS memory card / headphone jack interface (it's missing...)
    * Fix metal trim on bottom bar
    * Install locks
    * Marquee light (bulb and starter)
    * Get some mini-marquees

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    I can still help you with the CPO file if you want. I also have a couple Memory Card setups complete with harness and PCB, they're kinda buried though, I'd have to dig but just saying I have them if you're not in a rush to get them later down the line.

    I took the sticker strips off and never looked back.

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    Very nice its coming along very well. I always love seeing the restoration of these cabs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWunderful View Post
    Yeah I think I have met him.

    Anyways that candy cab looks great. Love seeing something so neglected come back strong.
    Hell if he's in Napa I might have met him too, bought a handful of parts and carts for my 4 slot from a guy in Napa who likes to restore arcade cabinets, this would have been maybe 4 years ago, at the time he was trying to get a dedicated Smash TV cab

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    It's a very well done restauration job. What chassis are you using on that thing?

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    The chassis looks like a Nanao MS-8.

    I ordered sticks, buttons, and the control panel overlay. Next up will be the glass.

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    The control panel makes a world of difference:

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejmoffitt View Post
    The control panel makes a world of difference:
    Wow, already it looks like a completely different machine!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejmoffitt View Post
    The control panel makes a world of difference:
    It's funny how just swapping out one piece can make such substantial difference.

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    Hey Mike, PM sent. Thanks!

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    Impressive transformation indeed. That thing went from rusty piece of junk to looking pretty smart, will be awesome to see this finished.

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    Great job dude. How much did that empty cab cost ya to begin with?
    Totally worth all that trouble, makes it more valuable



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    Quote Originally Posted by MrWunderful View Post
    Is his name John by any chance?
    Quote Originally Posted by MrWunderful View Post
    Yeah I think I have met him.

    Anyways that candy cab looks great. Love seeing something so neglected come back strong.
    8bitnintendo is a guy named Kris. Really cool kat. He sold me an empty painted over KI cab in November. You'd know him if you saw him since he has a Doc Holiday mustache. When I saw him last, he said he was looking for a Neo Geo mini. He raids warehouses as a side job. His Instagram is here: https://www.instagram.com/napa_valley_pinball/

    Awesome job with the restore!

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    Yes, you're right! Nice guy, had some cool projects going on and lots of neat stuff.

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    Damn Moffitt, I had no idea! The cab is looking great. The MV-U4 brings back so many good memories. Definitely a warm-fuzzy cab.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejmoffitt View Post
    The control panel makes a world of difference:
    Great Job bro, looks great. I always thought about fully restoring mine but just gave it good cleaning instead.

    Where is the bezel?
    Last edited by RAZO; 06-16-2017 at 08:40 PM.

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    The screen glass is just gone, that'll have to be cut.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikejmoffitt View Post
    The screen glass is just gone, that'll have to be cut.
    You're gonna want to ask someone who already has the screen glass for the measurements, nothing would suck more than going to the trouble of getting it cut only to find out you were off by a few centimeters, hell they might even have the measurements on Arcade Otaku's wiki

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