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10/30/07

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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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