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Judge Dredd cabinet problem

By joekiss

6 years ago


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#1 6 years ago

Trying not to panic. Had a rough move was just playing it shook it a little and this happened....Is it trashed?? Fixable??? P6080231.JPG

#2 6 years ago

You'll need to address the problem. Cabinet sides bowed out at the bottom and it fell out ?

Once you figure out the what. Then put it back in and figure a way to get it back to normal.

Don't panic. You'll get through this.

LTG : )™

#3 6 years ago

A good cabinet shop should be able to fix it. You will need to remove the playfield and transformer to give them room. Expect extra bracing to be added to hold it square

#4 6 years ago

Ugh. Cabinet isn't bowed at all...What is a good cabinet shop???

#6 6 years ago

Sorry-thought you meant pinball cabinets.

#7 6 years ago

Will this be super expensive?

#8 6 years ago

I have not looked closely at how the bottom is held in to Dredd. If it is slipped in to a slot in the bottom of the cab, something happened to cause it to slip out. The sides spread, the bottom flexed, etc. If you look under the cab and do not see any broken pieces of wood and there is a groove for the bottom, see if you can get it to slip back in to place. If it does, you should be able to secure it by attaching a few small blocks of wood along each side under the bottom and screwing them in to the side of the cab. If the cab is not stable or is twisted, you will need to fix those issues first.

#9 6 years ago

Take some photos of the underside of the cabinet. That will eliminate some of the guesswork.

#10 6 years ago

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#11 6 years ago

remove any exposed fasteners, glue it and clamp it back in place. Whats the big deal? Take you 20 minutes. Tops.

#12 6 years ago

What kind of glue and clamps?? I was gonna beat it in with a hammer.....

#14 6 years ago

Any wood glue. Pipe clamps. If you dont know anyone with any; use truck ratchet straps. Use extra blocks of wood anywhere the ratchet straps or pipe vise comes in contact with the cabinet.

#15 6 years ago

This should be a pretty simple fix. But I would throw away the old wood, assuming that may be your culprit. Is it warped, damaged? I would cut a new piece of plywood. While you are at it, may as well modify it to fit a massive sub woofer .

Rather than just glueing it in, I would add some brackets to secure it a bit stronger.

#16 6 years ago
Quoted from joekiss:

What kind of glue and clamps??

There is some good advice here. And YouTube is loaded with how to videos.

LTG : )™

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