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My Projects

Postby ChanceKJ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:56 am

Contained in this thread will be my ever growing list of projects, cabinets, restores, and modifications. I figured it would be cool to have a combined, visual list of everything i’ve done in the hobby to date. Clicking on any of the images will take you to my complete Flickr gallery of the game. A lot of the links above each picture are related threads on the BYOAC, KLOV, and videos of the game from my YouTube channel. Please enjoy, and let me know if you have any questions. :)


-FLYNN'S Arcade-
Started: Oct 2013
Completed: Nov 2014
BYOAC Project Thread
My first build. A four player MAME/Console cabinet.
Runner Up: BYOAC Users Choice Awards 2015 Full-size Multi
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-Nintendo Donkey Kong: Ultimate-
Started: Nov 2014
Completed: Dec 2015
BYOAC Project Thread
Converting and updating a Classic Nintendo cab to have all six versions of Donkey Kong in one arcade.
Winner: BYOAC Users Choice Awards 2016 Dedicated Upright of the Year
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-Nintendo 5-Slot Donkey Kong Restore-
Started: May 29th, 2018
Completed: Dec 18th, 2018
KLOV Pickup Thread
Picked this up on a small Alberta farm after a friend spotted it on a Kijiji ad.
This is an early Pre-DK Nintendo cabinet which is quite sought after by Nintendo
collectors. Most of these are either Radarscope or factory conversions to Donkey
Kong done after the well documented flop of Radarscope in North America. This
has been given a full DK restoration with a DK board stack and the addition of DK Remix.
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-Williams Robotron 2084 Restore-
Started: July 2016
Completed: Dec 31st 2016!
Pickup Video
Restore Video Part 1: Teardown and Restore
Restore Video Part 2: Paint and Stencil
Restore Video Part 3: Assembly
Found for cheap and it had been converted to Shinobi. Finished it with minutes to spare in 2016.
All new paint, art, etc. Installed a JROK and a couple other modern updates to the power and wiring.
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-Williams Moon Patrol/MVS Restore-
Started: May 2016
Completed: Dec 24th, 2017
Pickup Video!
KLOV Control Panel Restoration Thread
Picked this up in a small Alberta town outside of Edmonton and it had been converted to a NeoGeo
MVS 1-Slot. I've since collected all the parts to convert it back, Removed the NeoGeo Parts and restored the
game back to it's original glory.
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-Williams Joust Upright/MVS Restore-
Date Acquired: May 22, 2017
KLOV Pickup Thread
Converted by the same people that did my Moon Patrol, Found it in Calgary in a friends collection and had to have it
as i feel its a matching pair with my Moon Patrol. Tag inside states it was converted by "Pacific Vending, Nov 3, 1992".
It will be restored and converted into a Multi-WMS with a JROK. Parts are being collected and this should be my first
major project of 2019.
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-Capcom Ghouls n' Ghosts Restore-
Started: Jan 12th, 2017
Completed: July 28th, 2017
CGCC Thread
KLOV Thread
Pickup Video
LIVE: Assembly Video
Based on an original Dynamo HS-1 Generic cabinet, just like the original dedicated GnG's were. This
game was given a modern twist with white sides, matte side art, and updated buttons. This cabinet
uses a converted SF2:CE PCB to play all three ROM sets of GnG with a switch box for selection.
Cabinet is a Dynamo HS-1
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-Taito Rally Bike Restore-
Started: Jan 8th, 2018
Completed: July 15th, 2018
A Taito top down racing game. Surprisingly as a motorsports fan I didn't
have too many motorsports games in my collection. I acquired this kit
from another local collector, and decided that because the game was
so much fun that i should build a dedicated cabinet for it. Cab is a
Dynamo HS-2
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-Williams Joust Cocktail Restore-
Started: Nov 2015
Completed: Dec 21st, 2018
Restore Video: Part 1
BYOAC Project Thread
Another machine shop pickup from a collector living just North of Red Deer, Alberta.
Took me 3 years to get off my ass and restore the control panels. Should have never
just made it playable and went strait to work on them.
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-Nintendo Sheriff-
Date Acquired: April 1, 2017
Pickup Video
A massive grail of mine. Found via a craigslist add in New Mexico and offered by a subscriber to the YouTube channel.
This game will be getting the FULL restoration treatment.
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-Playmatic Chance-
Date Acquired: January 26, 2016
Pickup Video!
BYOAC Pickup Thread
A 1978, Playmatic built in Spain. My first Pin.
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-Gottlieb El Dorado-
Date Acquired: April 8, 2018
A 1975, Gottlieb electro mechanical pinball machine. Given to me by
a veteran operator and old family friend and my second pin. The playfield has been stripped
down and sent off to Germany for reproduction and in the mean time I'm going to be doing
a full factory fresh restore on the cabinet including new paint, decals, and anything worn.
This will be a long haul project, but a very important one to me.
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Postby ChanceKJ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:57 am

-Konami Simpsons-
Date Acquired: April 2nd, 2018
At long last, the cabinet that started it all for me. One of my very first
interactions with arcade games as a kid, now in my collection. And it's
a fine example of the game to boot! Since i started in this hobby in 2013
I have missed out on or passed up on 7 of these for various reasons.
But now I have one of my own!
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-SNK NeoGeo MVS-4-25-
Date Acquired: April 2nd, 2018
Another game from my youth. My home town of High River, Alberta used to
have a bowling alley. And in it was a multi-Slot Neo Geo MVS cab. That
cabinet exposed me to the Metal Slug series, and rest assured this cabinet
will always have at least one Metal Slug cart at any given time. I've replaced
the buttons with Ultimarc Gold Leafs, and Ultimarc J-Stick joysticks.
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-Nintendo Mario Bros.-
Date Acquired: July 2015
KLOV Project Thread
Found in a Regina garage, This Home Use Only cab will be brought back to its former glory.
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-Williams Make Trax Cabaret-
Date Acquired: April 2nd, 2018
Not a game I was ever hugely familiar with, However I'm growing a decent
collection of Williams cabinets, and I had yet to own a Williams cabaret.
Now i own a factory fresh cabaret, aquired with only 250 plays on the
coin counter. Plus its my second cabaret, so it will look nice next to battlezone.
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-Rainbow Crane-
Date Acquired: April 2nd, 2018
We picked this crane up as a fun addition to the arcade for many of our
friends and their kids. We figure what better way to remember how much
fun the arcade was then too add something where you could take away a
reminder. I plan to put this game on tokens, rather then freeplay to avoid
any of my friends or their kids cleaning house on us. :D
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-Exidy Bandido-
Date Acquired: July 15th, 2017
The North American release of Nintendo's Sheriff but from Exidy.
Easily one of my favourite games. We found it working at an old
Op in Central Alberta. Just needed a cleaning and a couple bulbs.
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-Atari Battlezone Cabaret-
Date Acquired: August 6th, 2017
My first cabaret and second vector game. Picked this up for a song
on a raid to an Op. The sticks need a little work, and the monitor
needs a rebuild, but other then that it's MINT inside.
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-Atari Space Duel-
Date Acquired: January 01, 2016
Pickup Video!
Cleanup and Repair Video
BATTLE ROYALE!
Part 4: Fixing the Spanish
BYOAC Pickup Thread
A near flawless quality Atari cab. My first vector game.
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-Olympia Scramble-
Date Acquired: January 10, 2016
Pickup Video!
BYOAC Pickup Thread
KLOV Discussion Thread
Found in a Saskatchewan machine shop. This rare Italian cabinet will be my dedicated Shmup cab.
Not much is known about this game. If you have a Marquee i'd love to talk to you!
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-Kaneko Great 1000 Mile Rally-
Date Acquired: April 20. 2017
Original Pickup Video
Lets Play Video
Originally belonging to my co-host on The Canadian Arcade (which he picked
up in early 2016). I've since acquired this game from him and cleaned it up.
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-SEGA Super Monaco GP-
Date Acquired: Oct 28. 2018
Original Pickup Video
One of my all time Must-have games. As a HUGE McLaren fan, and with Senna
being my childhood hero, I've been looking to add this game to my collection
for some time. Its missing the Lens for the bezel, but other then that that art
is near flawless compared to some others I've seen over the years.
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-Nintendo Helifire-
Date Acquired: April 1, 2017
Pickup Video
Another pre Donkey Kong piece of Nintendo History. This game will be restored along side my Sheriff.
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-Sega/Gremlin Space Firebird-
Date Acquired: November 20, 2016
Pickup Video!
CGCC Pickup Thread
A Sega Gremlin Space Firebird Cocktail Cabinet, found in a barn outside of Sylvan Lake, Ab. Needs a little love
cosmeticaly, but the game boots up and plays. The artwork is crazy responsive to black lights.
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-StarCastle Bootleg Cocktail-
Date Acquired: January 15, 2015
BYOAC Pickup Thread
Found in a Red Deer, Alberta machine shop. This was the first real arcade cabinet i acquired.
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-Nintendo Red Tent #1-
Date Acquired: March 07, 2015
BYOAC Pickup Thread
Bought from a collector in High River, Alberta. Currently has a few Vs PCB's. The main one runs a pair of
2600 Multi-Vs Lite boards with: Tennis, Balloon Fight, Wrecking Crew, Super Mario Bros, Mighty Bomb Jack,
Battle City, Mach Rider, Vs. Slalom, Ice Climber, ExciteBike, Vs. Pinball, Clu Clu Land, and Skate Kid. I also
have a secondary PCB that has Dr Mario, and another copy of SMB. Im trying to find a couple more Vs games
for this as well.
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-Nintendo Red Tent #2-
Date Acquired: September 12, 2015
BYOAC Pickup Thread
Acting as a parts cab/slow restoration project.
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-Namco Jamma Conversion-
Started: Nov 2015
Completed: Dec 2016
BYOAC Project Thread
An old Namco Soul Edge II I’ve converted to be a generic JAMMA cabinet for game testing and multi-board play.
Currently sitting up in my dinning room. Watching people new to my place freak out when they see this, then freak out
again when they go down and see me collection: Priceless. Lately this game has been given a Neo Geo 1-Slot PCB
and it has made its way on location at a local pinball bar.
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-Williams Hit The Ice-
Date Acquired: March 19th, 2018
I picked this game up from another local collector in order to put it on location.
It's by no means going to be a complete spec restoration, as time and funding
only really permits it to look the part and be playable. But I think I did a good job.
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-Midway NBA Jam-
Date Acquired: April 13th, 2018
We found this game in a sneaker shop downtown Calgary. The previous owners
told us that they had turned it off because it had "caught fire" one day and just
started smoking. When i pulled it into the garage i realized that it was just the
transformer on the marquee light. I cleaned this up, added some side art and
put it on location.
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-Nintendo Super System-
Date Acquired: March 19th, 2018
Another game i bought to put on location but will end up converting back once it's
run its course. I'm not really big into Nintendo cabinets post Vs. era, but i am big
into the Super Nintendo console. Slowly i'll collect parts to convert this back and
one day it will again become a Super System for my collection.
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-SEGA Rally-
Date Acquired: June 9th, 2018
Obviously this game is too big for my basement, and too heavy to take down the stairs so it currently
lives parked in my garage. it works fully, just has a fair bit of cosmetic wear and tear.
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-Super PlayChoice-
Started: March 2014
Completed: May 2014
BYOAC Project Thread
This SNES Advantage controller contains an Intel NUC desktop PC and all Nintendo games released pre-N64.
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-Canadian Cocktail Cab Project-
Started: Aug 2015
Completed: Sep 2015
BYOAC Project Thread
A cocktail conversion i did for a buddy of mine using a Canadian made Midway clone.
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Postby ChanceKJ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 3:59 am

Abandoned Projects and Ideas
These are projects i’ve either abandoned, traded off, or never made it out of the planning stages.

-Home Built Neo-Joust Upright-
Started: Nov 17th, 2017
Traded: Sept, 2018
KLOV Build Thread
CGCC Build Thread
I was building this custom Joust cabinet from scratch to make into a NeoGeo MVS 1-Slot with all the
extra NeoGeo parts i had laying around after deconverting my Moon Patrol. However I ended up getting
my hands on my NeoGeo 4-slot, so this project sat collecting dust. I found another local collector that I
traded it to for Multi-WMS parts and he and I are both making Multi-WMS cabs out of our Jousts.
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-Simplistic Pac-Man Bartop-
The idea here was to create a high quality bartop from hardwood, leather, glass, and neon.
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-Super PlayChoice 2-
Was to be a cocktail replacement for my SuperPlaychoice. Dual LCD with an Intel NUC. USB ports for SNES controllers.
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-FLYNN’s Portable-
A portable version of my MAME cab that i could take with me and share with others.
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Postby ChanceKJ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:02 am

Current PCB List
Here is a list of all of my extra PCB's not currently in a cab. I'll do my best to keep this list updated as I trade/buy/sell.
If you see something you like, shoot me an offer, I may want to let it go for cash or trade.

Aero Fighters
Aero Fighters (bootleg)
Ameri Darts
Arch Rivals
Astro Fighter
Capcom Bowling
Champ Wrestler
Egg Venture
Golden-T 98
High impact football
Lightning Fighters
Street Fighter 2
Street Fighter 2 Hyper Fighting
Donkey Kong Jr.


Things i'm looking for!
This is a small list of games, parts, and stuff i'm looking for just in case you have it laying around and want to make a deal. :)

-Taito Ice Cold Beer
-Bally Midway Tapper
-Gottlieb EM Sling leaf switches (12 of them)
-Metal Slug MVS Carts (#2-6, I have 1 and X)
-Red Tent Coin Box
-Red Tent Locks/Keys
-Anything Sheriff related.
-Helifire cocktail artwork
-WG 19" D7700 chassis
-Actual flyers for any of my games


Current State of my Home Arcade
In the fall of 2016 we moved into a new place that allows me to have a full dedicated basement arcade/shop/studio for my hobby and projects. I'm running about 400w of black light bulbs, some moving lights, a home theatre projector with screen, a 5.1 sound system, and dedicated circuits to groups of my games. We figure at max i could fit about 45 down here so i have a lot of space to grow. The studio space is where we shoot some episodes of The Canadian Arcade, and some light photography work. More work needs to be done on the space in the next bit, but it will evolve over time.

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Here's an older picture, but the black lights look better in it....

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Re: My Projects

Postby menace » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:09 am

Theres some nice work there--congrats! You should take a few wide shots to see them together...
Working: Mame
Pins: Stargate, Star Wars, Virtual pin
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Re: My Projects

Postby AllanSim » Sat Mar 05, 2016 7:55 am

Very nice collection!

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Postby jasonec » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:29 am

That is a great collection - some beautiful restores (the DK Ultimate restore from your link is stunning!), as well as some unique/unusual items too :D
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Donkey Kong, Burgertime, Galaga, Pac-man, Ms.Pac-man, Missile Command, Robotron, Dig Dug, Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Class of '81, Raiden, Tetris
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Re: My Projects

Postby tekkaraiden » Sat Mar 05, 2016 8:43 am

Very nice.

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Re: My Projects

Postby theyangman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:02 am

Jesus I saw the Donkey Kong on Arcade Controls....

that thing is CHEEEEEEEEEEERRY. The small details make it so stupidly sexy, the nintendo plate on the back, the monitor adjustment paper, and the wiring is so perfect (and cool! Where did you get a purple jamma harness!??)

Well done my friend. Well done....
I want more games...

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Postby trueno92 » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:56 am

As I said on klov, your videos are kicking ass.

Hope finding stuff out there is easier than down here!!
Neo-Geo Big Red - 520in1 - 21" CRT
HS-5 -NBA JAM TE/MVS4 - 25" CRT
RadMobile - Upright Multi-Racer/Fighter - 19" LCD
2x PS2, 2x 27" CRT, TimeCrisis II/III iLink Co-Op Shooter
22"/16" Virtual Pinball
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Re: My Projects

Postby ChanceKJ » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:12 am

Thanks for the kind words guys!

theyangman wrote:Where did you get a purple jamma harness!??


I made it. :)
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Re: My Projects

Postby theyangman » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:39 am

ChanceKJ wrote:
theyangman wrote:Where did you get a purple jamma harness!??


I made it. :)


You made it?!??? That is sicccccccccck, a huge pain in the ass I can imagine for color coding but damn....

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Postby jasonec » Sat Mar 05, 2016 11:40 am

This video is hilarious BTW :D

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Re: My Projects

Postby ChanceKJ » Sun Mar 06, 2016 3:44 am

:) thanks guys.

Making/using/troubleshooting a harnes made of two colours isn't hard really if you think about it. Jamma connectors are a standard, so if something using working (which it would be anyways if you take your time to get it right) you can simply just look at the order of wires on the edge connector. Plus, the way I made it, each section is custom length to where it is in the cab.

https://flic.kr/p/v8uBG4
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Postby jasonec » Sun Mar 06, 2016 7:44 am

ChanceKJ wrote::) thanks guys.

Making/using/troubleshooting a harnes made of two colours isn't hard really if you think about it. Jamma connectors are a standard, so if something using working (which it would be anyways if you take your time to get it right) you can simply just look at the order of wires on the edge connector. Plus, the way I made it, each section is custom length to where it is in the cab.

https://flic.kr/p/v8uBG4


I ended making one years ago with an edge connector, some spare green wire (which was all I had available at the time), and some heat shrink.
So - all connections were green.....unintentionally.
I just labelled the end of each wire near the microsswitches, RGBGS, speaker and power with small labels printed with a label maker so I could connect them easily.
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Donkey Kong, Burgertime, Galaga, Pac-man, Ms.Pac-man, Missile Command, Robotron, Dig Dug, Space Invaders, Arkanoid, Class of '81, Raiden, Tetris
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