Sunday, October 4, 2009

The Cost

I like to keep a running tally of costs associated with these projects (so my wife doesn't have a heart attack hahaha).

Cabinet:
  • Cabinet and coin door: $36 (I still can't believe it)
  • Zinsser BIN primer (1 gallon): $20 from Home Depot
  • Blue paint (1 gallon): $45 from Sherwin Williams (way expensive, but worth it)
  • Black paint (1 quart - Rustoleum semi-gloss): $8 from Home Depot
  • Bondo: $12 from Home Depot
  • Rubber feet: $2 from Home Depot
Control Panel:
  • Control panel overlay: $30 from eBay
  • Control panel instruction card underlay: $5 from Arcade Shop
  • Button set for Nintendo Classic control panels: $15 from MikesArcade.com
  • Nintendo Control Panel bolt set (8 bolts/nuts): $10 from MikesArcade.com
  • 3 Nintendo button holders (with microswitches): $28 from MikesArcade.com
  • Nintendo CP Strike Set: $5 from MikesArcade.com
  • Joystick (Sanwa JLF) and harness: $35 from lizardlick.com
  • 1/16" ABS plastic (24" x 24"): $17 from eBay
  • 1/2" MDF panel: $0 (on hand)
Art:
  • Marquee: $40 from Arcade Shop
  • Side Art: $65 from QuarterArcade
  • Bezel: $45 from Arcade Shop.com
  • Bezel instruction card decal: $5 from Arcade Shop
  • Nintendo coin door decals: $6 from ThisOldGame
Misc. Parts:
  • Light: $12 from Home Deopt
  • Marquee/bezel retainers: $17 from MikesArcade.com
  • 9/16" t-molding: $10 from Arcade Shop
  • 19" Tri-Res CGA/EGA/VGA monitor: $239+$28 S/H from Arcade Shop
  • Computer/PCB
  • Powdercoating coin door: $75 from local shop
  • Asahi Seiko Coin Mechs (2): $76 factory direct
It started off cheap but like every one of these projects the costs add up over time. All things considered it was worth it to me to have a factory-fresh Donkey Kong cabinet in my house. I've wanted one ever since I was a kid...

1 comment:

marc monserrat said...

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