I Periodically check Craigslist for possible Deals on Arcade Cabs in my Area. I still to this day regret not picking up a MINT UMK3 cab for 100$… but anyways… While checking last night I ran across an Ad for an empty Street Fighter 2 Cab for 65$. So I figured I’d offer the guy 50$ for it and see if he’d bite. I call him up and he said no problem and that he would also deliver it to me for free since we lived about a Mile apart.
Considering I wasn’t planning on working on an arcade, This will be a slow process. My goal is to transfer all of my old cab into this one, after I do some repair work, and upgrades.
So here’s the cab.
I just placed my Old X-Arcade up there for reference…
It is a little beat up, but I can already see myself playing some Hyper Fighting on this and it makes me feel like a little kid. I won’t be running any jamma equipment in this, i’ll be modifying it for a 20" Flat CRT TV I have as well as installing my old ps2 and dreamcast. I do plan on using the X-Arcade, but will be ordering some replacement parts.
I have a few questions about this project.
Does anyone have any info on this cab?
Does anyone know where (other than lizard lick) I can find replacement parts. I.E. The marquee holder.
I want to get the old Street Fighter 2 Control Panel printed up and put under some plexi glass.
If I have enough time, I could see myself scrapping the X-Arcade and making a new CP for this. I would still want to use the PCB as it can run 5 different consoles.
Here’s some additional pictures.
I was able to clean the plexi pretty well, but I will probably get a new piece cut at lowes this weekend. Also, theres a hole in the left side of the cab. Was this for linking cabs together?
Any info would greatly help.
I will update as I make progress.