(For background info, check out part 1, part 2, and part 3) After enough dilly-dallying, it was time for me to finally get this cab cleaned up. Although I had a good-looking set of side art, I was first interested in seeing if the original art could be salvaged from underneath the paint. In retrospect, this was pretty […]
I took a bunch of photos up-close of arcade monitors in an attempt to get an interesting background (as seen above). Here are some of the other shots I took that didn’t quite make the cut!
(For more info, check out part 1 and part 2) With the electronics mostly taken care of and warm weather and free time available in abundance, I set out to clean up the physical aspects of the machine, starting with the control panel. Here’s what I was working with:
(For background information, check out part 1) Over the course of several months, I acquired the following (largely from KLOV members): PCB, ARII board, wiring harness, control panel wiring + buttons ($140 shipped) Replacement side art, ($93 shipped on sale from Phoenix Arcade) Trackball rebuild kit, carriage bolts, new cam locks, and AC line cord ($49 […]
This is the second restoration that I’ve done, and the first that I’ve really documented. Brace yourself for a lot of pictures and prose! I purchased this Tournament Arkanoid machine from someone on Craigslist back in 2010. It was cheap, and I had always enjoyed playing Arkanoid as a kid. However, the cabinet was not […]