My first All new cab!

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My first All new cab!

Post by gpzjack » August 19th, 2013, 3:51 pm

Started work (Finally) on my first all new cab. I've had the parts cut for a while and i finally have time to get it together. The x-arcade is just for reference. I think i'm going to do a whole new cp with a spinner added. so far i have less than $200 into it. I bought the material and had a cabinet maker do the sides for me. I actually had two units cut so i will use this one as the prototype. I had him keep templates for future builds.

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by PantherUK » August 19th, 2013, 7:19 pm

Looking good there GPZ... I think on a black cabinet, like mine actually :smile:, the old tankstick looks the part and gets 10 out of 10 for ease of use, but if you are going to vinyl the sides and you have a workshop I can see the attraction of building your own CP...
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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by gpzjack » August 19th, 2013, 8:27 pm

i love the tankstick but i'm a big guy and i want more room for the trackball and a spinner. I worked on a "slikstick" cp the other night and i loved the room on it. BTW my friend found Iron Maiden Trooper beer here in the states today. I'm so jealous lol

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by PantherUK » August 20th, 2013, 3:14 am

Nice..! I haven't tried Trooper beer yet, but I check the alcohol aisle every time we go shopping as it should be on general sale other than in selected stores soon... :liil:
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Post by ebarlow99 » August 20th, 2013, 7:31 am

did some one say Trooper beer? :thumbsup:

looking good! what kind of setup will you be running inside?

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by gpzjack » August 20th, 2013, 7:35 am

running some newer stuff on this one. I have a newer quad core system with a nvidia 9800 gt. I'm running sega model2 and 3 so i needed something a little beefier. I would love to do a big crt but don't want the weight or the space so im thinking a 24-26 inch lcd. Also going to have a spinner and i picked up a set of top guns for it.

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by Incito » August 20th, 2013, 11:46 am

Awesome start and incorporating the tankstick too! :thumbsup:

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by PantherUK » August 20th, 2013, 11:48 am

I've got a low end quad core in my cabinet and it runs the model 2 and 3 stuff really well, so you've no worries there mate...

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by gpzjack » August 20th, 2013, 7:10 pm

28" Lcd today. Its gonna run the whole width of the cab :)

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Re: My first All new cab!

Post by gpzjack » August 21st, 2013, 5:45 pm

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Ordered a turbotwist2 today with the steering wheel. T-Molding ordered. Going to hit depot an look for molding to mount the marquee in the morning. I Hope to have the glass some time next week. I'm going with smoked glass, Not a fan of plexi on these.

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