Marquee was cracking, and had a chunk missing from the upper part.
CPO was faded, and peeling.
Here you can see the start of the water damage. The MDF is completely swollen, and falling apart.
This side was in pretty good shape. I was able to use it as a template for new pieces.
It just flakes off
Normally I would just use a flush bit to copy the side. But in this case the MDF was so soft the router bit just sank into the sides. So I had to make a template.
Sad that the cab wasn't in better shape because the art was pretty decent.
Ok got a template, and roughed out a piece of MDF Now to Cut.
Man that's alot of Sawdust.
Cut the pieces for the back
How to cut a straight edge without a tablesaw.
Blacken the edges.
Apply Black vinyl, and Support strips.
So much dust on the camera.
Tada, two new sides..
New game board holders
The power cord feed through and switch hole.
New grab handle piece
Here you can see just how bad the cabinet was coming apart.
Light box pieces
New light tray and marquee panels.
New CP side rest.
New Monitor frame
New Middle shelf
Back panel behind the coin box
New wheel support
Alright Glue and Nailgun time.
The Measure twice, cut once works out really well. Pieces all fit like they should.
Testing the CP for fit
Like a glove
Don't Look it's Nekid!
Polyurethane being applied.
New side art. No we are getting somewhere.
There was a problem with the sides being higher than the marquee, not really a problem, but a design flaw. I corrected it and made the marquee flush with the top. Looks better.
Just add the guts.
Minimal rust on the backside.
Rust Rust Rust..
Still has some pitting from the rust, but the texture will take care of that.
Truck bed paint
Rust Be Gone!