May 19, 2020 at 11:34 am #181160thefritz01Participant@thefritz01
I picked up a free cabinet from a friend a while back with the intention of converting it into a vpin table. This cabinet is pretty rough and not sure if is worth the effort to restore or not. I can easily handle the technical/software part of building a vpin but carpentry isn’t one of my strengths, although I am up for the challenge. My initial thought was to take it apart and use the existing cabinet as a template to cut new panels, but if there is a better way of doing this I am all ears. The back box looks like it can be salvaged.. it seems to be pretty solid. It’s just a little dirty and needs some sanding.
Ideas? Anyone know what pin this may have been in it’s previous life?
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereMay 19, 2020 at 11:47 am #181161OnevoxParticipant@rooster
It looks like Juke Box but the color pattern is different, so CC may have used the stenciling template from another game. The backbox is definitely from a different game, that will be harder to search= without an identifying theme.
As much as I hate to say it, the rot at the back of the cab makes me think it’s not worth salvaging for a vpin. That’s a lot of bondo work, and you’ll be limited in PF TV size with that cabinet since 39″ TVs are scarce nowadays. If you can, try to re-use the hardware … but that gets tough if you starting going down the road to a more modern look.
I built mine in an old Gottlieb cabinet.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereMay 19, 2020 at 11:57 am #181166OnevoxParticipant@roosterMay 19, 2020 at 11:59 am #181169thefritz01Participant@thefritz01
Appreciate the feedback. I figured it might be a lost cause but wanted to ask around before I starting heading down the road of either ordering a flat pack or building my own.
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereMay 19, 2020 at 12:27 pm #181182BadazzwiParticipant@badazzwi
Looks rough but I would take it apart and salvage what I could off it. Your in for a decent amount of work no matter what you choose to do with it. Using it as a stencil isn’t a bad idea as long as you keep the correct dimensions. I’d keep any solid panels and sand them down. Create new ones for the rotted pieces. At the very least you got some siderails, a coin door and that sweet beehive plunger.
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You need to login in order to like this post: click hereMay 19, 2020 at 9:37 pm #181281JRParticipant@jfr1
That’s a shame. Hate seeing this. Must’ve been standing on it’s head for a very long time in damp conditions. I would agree that the cab is too far gone. But dang, I love the simple art work.
I sense you should forgo a kit. Measure twice, cut once!
You need to login in order to like this post: click hereMay 20, 2020 at 4:54 am #181308TomParticipant@armyaviation
Fitting a tv into an existing cab to me is harder than building a custom one around an existing tv but I can do that. If you do decide to build new, realize that to some those panels are artwork not firewood and that plunger definitely doesn’t go in the trash. Use it, sell it, donate it to someone rebuilding or send it to me. That’s the real beauty on those old tables.
i hate destroying cabs but when they are too far gone they can be repurposed. This 1947 Maisie is now a bar in my house and probably 6-8 different people got parts off it to fix their tables. I paid $150 for it, got probably that back in parts and got a free bar
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