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#1 gigalula

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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:21 PM

It's probably a good presage... Yesterday I started to build my cabinet  and it was " Zany's birthday " so what can I say; this project will probably be a beer festival everyday   :)  Yep this will be another standard Williams widebody cab and of course I will try to use as much as possible info and tricks from all these good mentors that already posted their build here.

 

46" / 32" / 12.3"

 

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  • Widebody based on the popular Williams plans by Mameman. ( 10 mm less longer ...Yeah I know I really suck when it's time to play with measuring tape )

  • Two 4x8 sheets of Russian Birch Plywood

  • Ultimate Wide Body kit from VirtuaPin.net


- Screens


- PC Specs


  • Windows 7 64

  • MSI Z97 MPOWER LGA 1150 Intel Z97 HDMI SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

  • Intel Core i7-4790K Haswell Quad-Core 4.0GHz LGA 1150 Desktop Processor BX80646I74790K

  • CORSAIR Hydro Series H75 CW-9060015-WW Water/Liquid CPU Cooler 120 MM

  • EVGA SuperClocked GeForce GTX 760 2GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCIE 3.0 with ACX Cooler .

  • G.SKILL Trident X Series 16GB (2 x 8GB) DDR3 2400 (PC3 19200) F3-2400C10D-16GTX

  • 120GB SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-MTE120BW mSATA TLC Internal (SSD) for C: Windows

  • 500GB SAMSUNG 840 EVO MZ-7TE500BW 2.5" TLC (SSD) for D: Pinball stuff

  • CORSAIR HX850 850W


 

- Audio


  • Logitech 2.1 Z623


- Controller Boards


  • Ipac 2

  • LEDwiz 32.

  • SMT booster board.


- Feedback


  • 10x SIEMENS 3RH1131-1BB40 contactors


 

- Lighting 


  • 5 RGB led bar


- Buttons


  • Mix from Ultimate body kit and misc... Will see later to add light button to flipper.


 

 

I started a few weeks ago buying and removing the case of Samsung 46" to make sure that my choice was not a bad decision so far so good

 

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So far in the last 2 days I'm almost done with the main box.

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Happy Birthday again Zany!!!!   Beer time, This one is for you.

 

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And not to forget my fan club "MiMi" she's watching every step so if anything goes wrong please post your complain to her....1-888-dont-kill-my-dog     LOL  ;)

 

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I know ... I know I'm better to drink beer then taking pictures, but i'll get use to it with more practice in the next 40 years... :)

 

 

2014-07-18:

 

In the morning I did some test with back glass and dmd screen so far so good

 

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For the rest of the day I started the cut of the back box and the preview assembly was not so bad.  When you look at the picture, the frame give the illusion of back glass screen... hehe LOL

 

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The use of router gives without any doubt the best looking intake hole.  Will only have to polish a bit with sanding paper and the look will be perfect.

 

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The back box is nearly done only need some extra piece of wood to attach monitor and for that I will need to figure out next time ;)

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So that's all for the week end .... Apparently I still have a wife to take care :)


Edited by gigalula, 27 January 2016 - 11:48 AM.


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Posted 17 July 2014 - 11:33 PM

Nice work on the mitered corners, looks great so far.


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#3 gigalula

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Posted 18 July 2014 - 12:04 AM

Thanks Zeb... Will check your stock and consider you for few part when it will be time for electronic assembly.  



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 09:22 AM

Looking GOOD Gigalula!

And thanx again for the congratz......CHEERS! :D



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

Great build ! Specs are total overkill, like that ! This is going to be a good one.

 

Love to see more MiMi  :otvclap:


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Posted 18 July 2014 - 02:45 PM

lookin good!  



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 05:14 PM

I have the same 46" playfield LED in my cabinet.   Looks and works great.    Only had to route out a half inch on each side of the cabinet for fit.



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Posted 18 July 2014 - 08:47 PM

Keep up the awesome work!



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 03:33 AM

Nice job, but I have to say I've found starting the cab is not the trick, finishing it is!   Hope yours doesn't take two years and counting... Lol.



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 04:12 AM

Thanks guys...

 

NEMO:  The only thing I will maybe change is the NVidia for a more recent version will see price and specs later

 

Naboodiver: after verification I have 1/8 of inch free space so I will see later if it's not too tight I may use the router to give another 1/4.

 

ShadowsClassic:  Well it's not a race for me it's an hobby so I don't really care the time that will take I don't even have leg and button like you can see so I will see if any deal are available around and the only thing you can be assured is that I always finish what I touch ;) Ask my wife LOL hehehehe

 

Sorry guys if my English suck but my wife always said you'll get use to it with more practice ...??!??! Shit I hope she's not talking about something else ... :think:


Edited by gigalula, 19 July 2014 - 04:14 AM.


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Posted 19 July 2014 - 02:20 PM

Great job so far, will watch your progress..



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Posted 19 July 2014 - 09:43 PM

Great woodwork. PC specs are pretty high, so if you don't want to play the latest battlefield or call of duty on the cab you could save sth. there. On the other hand you should be ready for VP 20 with this.

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#13 gigalula

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 01:29 AM

Can anyone help me for the correct position or measure concerning the holes of legs bolt. For now I don't have any reference concerning the legs position, the Williams WideBody plan rev 3  seem to use a different position when you compare front vs back. If any of you have a clue please let me know .

 

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 03:03 AM

I partially documented my Williams std cab.  Here are the notes i had.  Hopefully others chime to see if it is similar or not.

 

Cabinet leg mounting:
Mounted front legs 9 inches up from bottom of cabinet based on other builds.
Mounted rear legs 7 inches up from bottom of cabinet based on other builds.
Mounting holes drilled from outside, by marking location and sanding down the hole location with a file to make it easier to start the hole (also seen on other builds). 
Used clamps around the hole location while drilling to prevent the plywood from splintering.  
Used 3 drill bits - pilot hole, intermediate size and final size before installing 4 leg bolts.
Used #8 - 1/2" Hex head metal screws to secure the brackets to the cabinet.  (24 total)
 
Based on this post:

http://www.hyperspin...nting-Positions

 

Also this after the fact:

http://www.vpforums....ght#entry238941


Edited by gtxjoe, 22 July 2014 - 03:04 AM.


#15 gigalula

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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:08 PM

I partially documented my Williams std cab.  Here are the notes i had.  Hopefully others chime to see if it is similar or not.

 

Cabinet leg mounting:
Mounted front legs 9 inches up from bottom of cabinet based on other builds.
Mounted rear legs 7 inches up from bottom of cabinet based on other builds.
Mounting holes drilled from outside, by marking location and sanding down the hole location with a file to make it easier to start the hole (also seen on other builds). 
Used clamps around the hole location while drilling to prevent the plywood from splintering.  
Used 3 drill bits - pilot hole, intermediate size and final size before installing 4 leg bolts.
Used #8 - 1/2" Hex head metal screws to secure the brackets to the cabinet.  (24 total)
 
Based on this post:

http://www.hyperspin...nting-Positions

 

Also this after the fact:

http://www.vpforums....ght#entry238941

 

Thanks a lot my friend I will read all carefully ;)



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Posted 22 July 2014 - 02:40 PM

I know you have to do the conversion from the archaic standard units to metrics, so maybe you end up with lopsided pinball cabinet and loose legs :)



#17 gigalula

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Posted 23 July 2014 - 12:07 AM

I know you have to do the conversion from the archaic standard units to metrics, so maybe you end up with lopsided pinball cabinet and loose legs :)

Hehehe no this time I use mm to ensure that all goes well at least for the part of the plan that need to be respected for the rest it will be judgment and fitting ;)



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Posted 24 July 2014 - 04:43 AM

During the week my son and I made some progress and assembled part with screw and glue at least all of them that could be... :) Also used the router with 1/16" slot cutting bit for all panel that will require t-molding.

 

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After few moment of reflection and a possibility to brick my TV 46" I decided to replace the casing to prevent pressure on smaller board located on the bottom edge and finally cute the un-needed transparent border edge of the case with small bit and router. ended with 23" and 1/8 so that way the tv fit with only 1/8 of free space so due to the fact that no cut slot was made to the cabinet side. We made a small piece of wood with router and fixed them on top of tv on each side of cabinet to secure tv with enough space to move but not dangerous to squeeze tv.

 

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Today I made some experiment to find the best way to fix back glass screen for an easy remove 32" in case of need. Finally opted for 2 railing system that will force 32" tv to stick in place by gravity and that way only need 2 Ty-rap on each side of the railing to secure tv from moving.

 

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Posted 24 July 2014 - 06:11 AM

French cleat to hold the back glass monitor. Very smart, I like it!


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Posted 24 July 2014 - 07:27 PM

Must say, great job with all that woodworking !  :tup:


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