Old SF2 cabinet -----> Mame Machine!
After thinking about building a Mame machine for a few
years, I got a call from a friend of mine, asking me if I wanted a
arcade cabinet. So, the next day I hoped in the van, and off I went to
collect my cab and begin this new adventure!
|I Didn't get a chance to take any pictures of the cab
when we picked it up, I was just too excited to be getting a machine.
So... I asked the boss (my wife) to take some pictures as we try to get
this thing downstairs.
|Lets just say that I'm thankful the doors in this house
go all the way to the ceiling! We got it back to the house just as the
wife finished making pizza for supper. She wasn't all that impressed
when we displaced the kitchen rolling the machine through the house to
get it downstairs.
My buddy who found the machine for free, also offered to
help me get it downstairs....
Little did he know how much fun it was going to be.
|Getting to the back stairs, we realized we had a
problem, the landing wasn't big enough once we got down the first 4
stairs to turn the cabinet on the handcart.... After lifting the machine
up and down the stairs a few times, just about killing ourselves and
trying to figure out how to get it down, the boss threw out a
suggestion. "Why don't you just take it apart, wouldn't it be lighter
then?" She couldn't have come up with this before could she?
Note to self: When trying
to move an arcade cabinet up or down stairs, take the heavy stuff (like
the monitor, the doors, the control panel and jamma board) out.
Its amazing how easy it is to move a cabinet that only
weights maybe a hundred pounds vs a 300 pound cabinet!
|Well, we made it downstairs. Not too much to look at right now, next
is to get it cleaned up and ready as a Mame cabinet.
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