i am pretty sure i know what i have to do… but before i go past the point of no return, i would enjoy hearing the experts advice:
i’m modding a Hori T5 w/ a Sanwa JLW-UM-8 joystick. the T5 top plate has a welded flange whose bolt holes (i thought) would line up for easy installation. not so much.
the stock flange looks like this. notice the off-set bolt holes. they are all shifted off the center-line clockwise.
however the JLW mounting screws lie directly along the axis. if i was able to mount as-is my stick would be cocked several degrees clockwise (no good). however i couldn’t do that even if i wanted to because the stock holes are “wider” than the JLW’s.
yes, you can see the holes, however the centerlines do not matchup. nor are the diameters common.
again, i have some ideas - but there is no reason to re-invent the wheel. if someone else is familiar with a proven solution… then by all means i’d love to hear it. like i said, i’ll probably start drilling metal tomorrow - so the stock condition’s days are numbered.