It’s a warehouse here in Mobile. The only reason I discovered it is because I’m such a Corvette fanboy whore. The guy had his ZR-1 Corvette parked outside the warehouse and after shooting the breeze about Vettes for a while I went inside and saw a vast amount (100-200) of dust covered arcade cabs.
Pac Man, Ms Pac Man, Centipede, Galaga, all the oldies and MANY I had never heard of just sitting there rotting and he also had a couple of modern ones. He even had the hardware/software for the original Killer Instinct arcade game just collecting dust never opened up. If anyone wants the Killer Instinct installation software, he more than likely still has it sitting in the warehouse doing nothing but taking up space.
Like I said, I’ve got to leave out of town til about thursday and when I get back I’ll go see if he’s around. He’ll more than likely be happy to get some of those cabs out of his warehouse as he says he’s tired of seeing them sitting around. He won’t be giving them away for free though, however the prices should be reasonable, like the the one I got for less than 50 bucks. You can expect to find a good cab that he’ll never work on that he wants out of there, you hollow out the old guts and turn it into whatever you want. Hit up Lizardlick.com for the fresh arcade parts to go into your cab and you’re set.
The cab I have was originally a game called “Showdown”. What you don’t see in the pictures is that the cab when I first brought it home had all the circuit boards, the giant swiveling metal gun sitting on top that you played with and an old tube. The old tube had weird connections on back that only worked with the “Showdown” circuit board or the 80’s tech boards. Anyway, he told me the problems to fix to get Showdown running again but I didn’t care I would rather convert it to a fighter. He even told me I could sell the old giant metal gun on ebay for at least 50 bucks but I was lazy. I just unbolted the gun and gave it back to him along with the old circuit boards.
When I get in touch with him, I’ll bring along the digital camera and snap shots of the machines.