I posted on another thread that I was able to pick up a 1980 Roller Disco cabinet very cheap and I'm going to use it for my VP machine. The cabinet was in great shape for a 30+ year old machine, and I'm hoping to have it functional in about 3 weeks or so, and completely finished in about 3 months. I made some good progress over the last week, and I'll start posting my pictures here. Thanks to all for all of your great advice, tips and pictures!
Update 7/22/11 Photos
See my reply in the thread. I hit the picture limit for number of pictures in one post. Playfield bezel and apron are installed!
Update 7/18/11 Photos
See my reply in the thread. I hit the picture limit for number of pictures in one post. But, now that she is pretty much locked down, here are the final specs:
42" LG 1080P TV (Playfield Monitor)
27" AOC Monitor (Backglass Monitor)
18.5" Samsung Monitor (DMD Monitor)
Intel Core I5-2500k CPU
8GB DDR3-1333 Ram
nVidia GTX-570 (Playfield)
nVidia GTX-550Ti (Backglass and DMD)
3 Intake Fans (one is on the watercooled radiator)
3 Exhaust Fans (two on the back, one on the top of the backbox)
Ultimarc i-Pac 2 FS32 controls just about everything (WONDERFUL CONTROLLER!!!)
Buttons, wires, connectors from so many places (Ultimarc, Pinball Life, GroovyGameGear to name a few).
Update 7/2/11 Photos
See my reply in the thread. I hit the picture limit for number of pictures in one post.
Update 6/27/11 Photos
Well, I was able to put another 8 hours or so into the table over the last 2 days. All buttons are wired and I dry-tested the machine before final (neat) wiring and fan addition. I got the okay from my better half to buy a 27" backglass monitor (shown in some of the pix) as well as an 18.5" monitor for the DMD (not hooked up yet, still running only 2 monitors). I had to disconnect the bulbs for the Launch Ball and Extra Ball. They are incandescent and ran really hot without a resistor. They are wedge bulbs, so I ordered a bunch of LED wedge bulbs to replace them as well as some of the ones in my real machine. So far, I am absolutley loving the results! It is really awesome to put a machine like this together, and it's so much fun to play it with my family. Thanks again to all the guys out there who put in tons of hard work for these beautiful simulations! Have to go out of town again for 3 days... Hoping to finish all but bezels by Independence Day.
Update: 6/23/11 Photos
I got home from out of town and was able to put a solid 4 hours on the table. Installed the newly painted legs (Rustoleum Hammered Black) with new bolts and new levelers (the old ones were rusty and could not be salvaged). Also installed the buttons (need to decide what function to assign to the yellow button) and front door. I was going to use the coin door from my MAME machine, but I decided to just buy an access door so I can put my PC up front and not have to cut another access door in the back. I never use the coin play anyway, and it made my MAME machine happy to know I wasn't using it for parts Well, it's ready for wiring, but that will have to wait until next weekend (away this weekend).
(My "Happy" non-salvaged MAME machine!)
Update: 6/19/11 Photos
I was able to get the second coat of paint on, remove the painting tape, and re-install the backglass door today. I wanted to get as much done as I could this weekend because I'll be out of town for work this week and away next weekend too (bummer!)
Edited by SRoode, 23 July 2011 - 02:03 AM.