Here are a few of the progress pictures...
the matched sides made of MDF, home depot shelf special
Tried to find a nice Donkey Kong style blue paint. this went on decent and easy.
I found a local electronics supplier and made do with the available edge connectors to make my own Jamma harness..
As you can see I'm really just cobbling whatever I can find together
Heres the back of the Dell monitor and a "custom mount" to hold it at the right angle and position inside the cab.
trying to stay organized. you can see how close the ATX power supply will be to everything. Worried it may get hot in there.
My dog helping me with joystick control panel fabrication... Im terrible at drilling plexi... don't worry this was a practice run
I modified the monitor bezel to fit my cabinet. I also mocked up a new control panel in photoshop to fit the proper size.
had these printed by a vinyl sign place and meticulously cutout the screen area... 20 bucks and they look sturdy and professional..
quick setup to check monitor angles and depth(needs adjusting) ignore the control panel ... its since been redone.
Control panel redone. joystick parts installed... the speaker is on top... still thinking of where it will best be mounted.
the underside of the joystick... restrictor plate is flipped and turned to 4 way to block out the diagonals. had to route out the board and make a weird bracket to get it to hold properly and have enough of the stick actually protruding from the panel.
thats all I have so far. If you have any advice I would really appreciate it. This has been a learning experience for sure.