Project cab (Pic Heavy)

J69

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So I was keeping my eye out for a cheap project when I spotted a Fixed Odds Betting Terminal for sale just up the road from me for £100 on ebay. It had been converted into a Mame cab so I offered him £75 and he accepted

Its started out like a red version of this

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Somebody had painted it black, with the screen bezel 3 different shades of silver, glued on a plastic CP, stuck a cheap Mame PC in and sold it on for £650! :eek: So when I picked it up it looked like this

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Got it home, gutted it and threw out all shit inside I didnt need! All I left was the power supply, the 31k screen and the 2 speakers. All the following went in the bin

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Leaving me with this

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8 cans of refrigerator paint later and we had

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Thought I would colour the bezel differently so it would stand out more

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Printed the Marquee off on photo paper

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Bought a Sheet of steel from a DIY store for the new CP

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It was too thivk for my jigsaw so I had to end up hacksawing it out and filing it down :lolz:

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A guy off ebay printed out 2 sideart stickers for me for £10

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I used some self adhesive vinyl to cover the CP and bought a few new buttons. Fortunately the sticks were Sanwa's anyway! Notice the custom dust guards :D
A sound amp, pad hack and VGA lead later and we have a nice new 360 cab to play Ikaruga, Blazblue and SSFIV on :buttrock:

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Final Price

Cab - £75
Spray Paint - £55
Sideart and CPO - £11
Sheet of Steel for CP - £7
Buttons and Balltop - £20
Sound Amp - £7
Pad Hack - £30

Grand Total - £205 (Plus ive still got to actually buy SSFIV)
 

not sonic

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awesome.

looks great, makes me want to repaint some of mine.:buttrock:

i think all it needs is a different control panel overlay. if you could bring in the blue that you used for the bezel it would look great.
 

bendor

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very nice. how long did it take you to cut out that CP. that sounded like the hardest part.
 

Spike Spiegel

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Anyone have a picture of what Super SF4 looks like in 3x4 VGA mode? I've wanted to put this in a cab, myself, but curious as to what it looks like, first.
 

J69

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Not SSFIV but SFIV. Same ratio, looks really good actually

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and SSF2HD

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loegan43

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Wow, fantastic job. Very nice and professional looking. Glad you were able to salvage that MAME cab. The second pic looked horrendous.
 

DanAdamKOF

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Dude I think I have a PC in the mATX case the computer in the cab is in. It's such a POS.

Nice work.
 

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A single control stick & buttons in the middle just screams vertical shumps.
 

Official Ninja

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I used some self adhesive vinyl to cover the CP and bought a few new buttons. Fortunately the sticks were Sanwa's anyway! Notice the custom dust guards :D
A sound amp, pad hack and VGA lead later and we have a nice new 360 cab to play Ikaruga, Blazblue and SSFIV on :buttrock:

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Final Price

Cab - £75
Spray Paint - £55
Sideart and CPO - £11
Sheet of Steel for CP - £7
Buttons and Balltop - £20
Sound Amp - £7
Pad Hack - £30

Grand Total - £205 (Plus ive still got to actually buy SSFIV)

Fantastic! You did a wonderful job. Enjoy it!
 

J69

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Very impressive work! Why only one controller if you don't mind me asking?

Cos 98% of the time I play cabs its by myself. I mainly play fighters and I can play online on KOF XII and SSFIV against other people. Its quite a small cab to fit 2 people on so it would be pretty uncomfortable sitting on the left corner playing alone. Much easier just to put 1 player in the middle of the screen.
 

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Pretty cool little cab w/a nice paint job! I may have missed it, but what's the monitor size on it?
 

J69

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And the main reason for the project!!!!! (Although Ive got KOF XII and BlazBlue to thow in there too)

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TrAb

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Ive been playing ssf4 on mine like crazy lately. Add me on live, trab8989
 

Spike Spiegel

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And the main reason for the project!!!!! (Although Ive got KOF XII and BlazBlue to thow in there too)

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Would it be too much trouble to ask for several pics of this game running in VGA 4X3 mode? I would really like to see what it looks like.
 

themisterfalcon

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In the game options you can set the HUD to be 'arcade style' - pushes the power & super bars to the corners more.
 

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Excellent work! All you need now is some CP art and you're gonna be styling!
 

J69

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Im thinking of just getting a Capcom sticker for the right side of the CP to save me the hassle of unpopulating it all again
 
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