Restoring an Atari Star Wars Cockpit Arcade Game

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Restoring an Atari Star Wars Cockpit Arcade Game


By PACMAN

11 months ago



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    #1 11 months ago

    Built a new cabinet and ordered new screen printed decals 6 years ago.

    FAST FORWARD.

    Screen printed artwork showed up last week!

    Started applying decals today.

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    #2 11 months ago

    i miss mine
    beautiful machine

    #3 11 months ago

    I miss mine too, its been pulled apart and sitting in boxes for 6 years

    Quoted from robotron:

    i miss mine
    beautiful machine

    #4 11 months ago

    Awesome, I always learn something when I follow along...Your restorations are always jaw dropping...is 6 years average turn around time for screened SW decals?
    Following...

    I would love to see what your shop looks like.

    #5 11 months ago

    the silkscreened starwars art has been a disaster. probably 4 years and waiting.

    #6 11 months ago

    Its a MESS!

    Here's what it looked like before.... 2400 sq feet.

    Quoted from cosmokramer:

    Your restorations are always jaw dropping...I would love to see what your shop looks like.

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    #7 11 months ago

    My Star Wars cockpit original cabinet. Stripped of parts and stored up here.

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    #8 11 months ago

    Built in some cabinets.

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    #9 11 months ago

    First we brought the games over from the warehouse to the new shop.

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    #10 11 months ago

    Wow, thats impressive, thanks for sharing...

    #11 11 months ago

    Its a little cramped in there so i'm putting a steel building in behind the shop to store some stuff.

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    #12 10 months ago

    Back to Star Wars. Put on one of the big side art pieces. What a pain, don't try this by yourself.

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    #13 10 months ago

    Control panel with NOS overlay installed.

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    #14 10 months ago

    Controls ready to be rebuilt

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    #15 10 months ago

    as always, great work.

    #16 10 months ago

    What ever happened to that KILLER SHARK?

    #17 10 months ago

    It's done, just getting 2,3 player coin up to work.

    Quoted from Paperboy:

    What ever happened to that KILLER SHARK?

    #18 10 months ago

    Stupid sexy side art is done. Has 1 tiny wrinkle on a lower edge but otherwise perfect. Must have applied side art to over 100 games, this was far and away the most difficult.

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    #19 10 months ago

    Rebuilding controls...

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    #20 10 months ago

    Putting cabinet together. New T-Molding.

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    #21 10 months ago

    Great thread

    #22 10 months ago

    One of my favorite games of all time! Looking forward to seeing this....

    #23 10 months ago

    I was champion of Rutgers in 1983.

    The highest wave I ever got to was 44. Takes about an hour and half of game play to get that high.

    Those decals look great.

    #24 10 months ago

    I would love to have a cockpit but just don't have the space. Yours is going to be awesome when done. If your selling any of your stash I have a friend looking for an Atari Super Sprint .

    #25 10 months ago

    amazing reproduction! I'd always prefer an original but if it cant be found, your repros look top notch!

    #26 10 months ago
    Quoted from manadams:

    I would love to have a cockpit but just don't have the space. Yours is going to be awesome when done. If your selling any of your stash I have a friend looking for an Atari Super Sprint .

    to be honest, the upright is easier to play and you will score higher

    it helps your reaction time if the picture is smaller, you can use your peripheral vision more and move your eyes less.

    but the cockpit is a cooler experience

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    #27 9 months ago

    Getting it put back together. Check out the N.O.S. silkscreened back glass! It's been sitting wrapped up in paper since 1983. Got it 5 years ago from a guy who got it directly from Atari.

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    #28 9 months ago

    Very nice!

    #29 9 months ago

    Your work is a always interesting, and amazing! Great collection of everything.

    #30 9 months ago

    Thanks guys! More to come

    #31 9 months ago

    N.O.S. Coin door. Replacing the .25 Bezel inserts with .50

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    #32 9 months ago

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    #33 9 months ago

    Very close now.... waiting for new plexi canopy from Rich.

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    #34 9 months ago

    Best. Reproductions. Ever.

    #35 9 months ago

    your threads just make me drool...

    #36 9 months ago

    Ha ha, here we go again. Not biting.

    Yep, you are right though, the old wood was replaced with new wood but everything else is original parts, NOS parts and silk screened side art from Atari films.

    Keep an eye Ebay for the old cabinet, will be up shortly.

    Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

    Best. Reproductions. Ever.

    #37 9 months ago

    Thanks Flynn

    Quoted from flynnibus:

    your threads just make me drool...

    #38 9 months ago

    Truly amazing work being done on this forum.

    #39 9 months ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    Ha ha, here we go again. Not biting.
    Yep, you are right though, the old wood was replaced with new wood but everything else is original parts, NOS parts and silk screened side art from Atari films.
    Keep an eye Ebay for the old cabinet, will be up shortly.

    Right. it’s NOS stuff put into a scratch built/brand new cab.

    Not sure what you mean ‘biting’.

    It’s a beaautiful reproduction. Full stop. Big props for great work.

    #40 9 months ago

    Forgot to upload "before" pix.

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    #41 9 months ago

    An amazing job ! Thank you for sharing.

    LTG : )

    #42 9 months ago

    Thanks, wasn't sure if you were trolling. Some folks like to call everything a reproduction ignoring the hundreds of hours of actual restoration work just because the wood has been replaced. And i do restore cabinets as well, bondo, wood hardener, paint, clear coat, stencils, etc... i just prefer this method.

    Quoted from Pinfactory2000:

    Right. it’s NOS stuff put into a scratch built/brand new cab.
    Not sure what you mean ‘biting’.
    It’s a beaautiful reproduction. Full stop. Big props for great work.

    #43 9 months ago
    Quoted from PACMAN:

    Thanks, wasn't sure if you were trolling. Some folks like to call everything a reproduction ignoring the hundreds of hours of actual restoration work just because the wood has been replaced. And i do restore cabinets as well, bondo, wood hardener, paint, clear coat, stencils, etc... i just prefer this method.

    Ive seen your restores too, amazing stuff. Obviously when you put stuff in a new cab it’s a reproduction like this one but who cares. It’s beautiful.

    #44 9 months ago

    Awesome job I bet your glad to be so close to finishing it up.

    #45 9 months ago

    Thanks guys! Yeah it’s been a long journey for this one. A couple of the EM projects are taking several years to complete as well but one day they’ll be done. Then probably break the next day

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    #46 8 months ago

    Canopy has shipped!

    In the mean time, a few more pix

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    #47 8 months ago

    The canopy has arrived.....

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    #48 8 months ago

    Journey to the dark side is complete.

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