I picked up a Taxi from a well-meaning but foolish guy who had the machine sitting on a crate, not legs. But in order to keep it from sliding it around, he cut off a piece from the bottom of the front end (see pics) so it would sit inside a frame. Jesus.
Using the measurements from my Bad Cats and Riverboat Gambler, I have cut out a piece that's 22" wide by 1 11/16" tall to fill the hole. I'll also have to cut a skinny piece of 3/16" board to fill the end of the bottom panel that was cut off.
Unfortunately the cut across the front was made with a hand saw with a shakey hand and is not straight. I was going to run four wood screws up into the original piece, fill the crack and sand. What should I use for filler?
Paint matching is going to be a chore, it's kind of an orangey-yellow, I have a friend who can help with that. As you can see in the pics, the "Taxi" and "Williams" art is half gone. The art is not a decal, it's paint. What's the best way to duplicate that art? BAA has a full game decal kit for $250, but I don't want to spend that much just for one decal, and besides, they say that there were about five different shades of yellow on Taxi depending on production date, so mine may not match their decal anyhow.
What do you think? Thanks,