I knew before I even got my own MVS, that I would not keep the standard american parts for long, now that I finally have my cab in my house and all repainted, its time to swap out those parts. Putting in sanwa buttons is no problem, dremel the holes out a couple of MM and you are set. As for the JLF, I had been looking into what other people did, the easiest option, was to either use a JLW, or take the JLW mounting plate and place it on the JLF plate. Well I have already put too much money into this cab, and I wanted to see what I could do on the cheap, and set off to make my own adapter plate.
I started with a baseplate from an unneeded Hori Wii fightstick, it was the perfect thickness to be easy to cut and drill, but plenty sturdy. I used the IL joystick base to trace the shape, and mark the holes for the mounts that are on the control panel. I then used the Sanwa baseplate to mark the holes the stick.
Went pure eyeballing it on this one, just kept placing down things and making marks. I drilled all the holes larger to allow for fine adjustments if needed.
For the hole in the middle, I had no way of cutting out a circle, so I just dremeled a larger square, it will be covered with the dust washer so it didnt need to look pretty. I used tin snips to cut out the shape of the plate, cutting that tiny square in the middle used 2 cut off wheels for each one!
Had to run to homedepot for some hardware, the only thing I had to buy for this.
Both sides mounted in the panel, one is a real JLF, the other is a madcatz knock off for now:
What the finished product looks like next to the sanwa buttons, I still need to figure out wiring it up, I might make a harness to splice into the MVS wiring.