OPERATION:candy cab Rescue

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I found a MVS-U4 candy cab in a local swapmeet
But the first time I was there nobody could give me any info about who was the owner of cab's
So I left thinking, I'll be back in a few weeks

Second time I was there the operator was there
Taking out tha quarters from coin box

And when I ask him if he would sell it, he said yes
But not the games inside
So even better for me. Less money.lol

Reason for me to get it was to save it from that location .you"ll see why in this pic's

GOOD THINGS ABOUT THIS CAB
29 inch monitor in perfect condition,
no screen burn
Working coin mech's
Harness inside the cab.complete
Credit lead Display. Working
Speakers fully working
4 slot mobo. Working - but no games


Bad things about cabinet
Need's new complete art
Joystick and buttons
And a respray
I already remove the small stand that was on the cab
Cause they had it as a stand up
Security bar remove
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The operator told me he had another one close by so I got it
This one is a TECMO-kyotaro 29
I wasn't sure about this one,but when he told me to check out the monitor.i had to get it cause it has a really nice ms8-29 , no screen burn an perfect geometry
But man this cabinet is so fu****g dirty from the front part, like somebody took a shit on tha doors
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I know this one is really dirty to
But it's fully working

Things I need to replace
Control angel overlay
New joysticks and buttons
Remove the stand up base
Remove security bar

Today I try cleaning it just a bit with soap and water and degreaser , I did it for like 10 minutes
And this is what I got
I try it on the left hand side by the artwork
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Not bad after all,I"m sure they will turn out great

So that one day I got to save 6 candy cab's
The first 2 cabs were $150 each
The other 4 different prices
I hate to see candy cabs been abuse like this ones
So something told me that I had to get them
MVS -U4 candy cab
TECMO kyotaro29
Astro city
Aero city -I got 2 of these
Neo candy 29
I will show pictures of the rest of cabs real soon
Of the other 4 cabs
 
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Tyranix95

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Damn!

Looks like somebody put that Tecmo cab on location at a Swamp-Meet.
 

masamuneGTO

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Is it the deluxe version of the tecmo cab with the rotate mech?
 

jambitboom

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$150???? Whaaaat??? Awesome man, congrats and best of luck with the restorations!
 

Kid Panda

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Jesus man, arcade is a candy god now. I just dubbed him. I vote for a custom rank of Candy God.
 

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$150???? Whaaaat??? Awesome man, congrats and best of luck with the restorations!

Thanks jambitboom
Yes $150 , but I guess I have alot of cleaning to do, I will take my time but I can't wait to see how they turn out
 

jambitboom

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Thanks jambitboom
Yes $150 , but I guess I have alot of cleaning to do, I will take my time but I can't wait to see how they turn out

NP man, I can hardly wait to see some pictures when you have them restored back to their former glory! :D
 

loegan43

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Those are some amazing finds. Glad to see you rescue them from the hell they've been enduring. I've seen a lot of cabs beat to hell like that. Most of the time they're your normal American style Dynamo, MVS or Z-back cabs, covered in graffiti and dirt. You don't see candy cabs in the wild that often in that condition. Glad to see you rescue them.
 

PunkicCyborg

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cant wait to see some wip and resto pics. that tecmo cab sure is unique too
 

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Those are some amazing finds. Glad to see you rescue them from the hell they've been enduring. I've seen a lot of cabs beat to hell like that. Most of the time they're your normal American style Dynamo, MVS or Z-back cabs, covered in graffiti and dirt. You don't see candy cabs in the wild that often in that condition. Glad to see you rescue them.
Thanks loegan43
Yeah,in los angeles area i have seen alot of candy cab's all over
But most of them have really bad monitors,maybe worth it to rescue them
But with a risk

I rescue this ones cause the monitors are in really good shape
I have my eyes on some really nice ones,but i need to find the operators info to see if i can buy them
But so far no luck
Here's some pictures i took today when i took the MVS-U4 apart
Base remove
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This control panel is the worst i have seen.it so dirty
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I took all the wireing out cause i had to give it a really good shower.LOL
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This one is after the shower.not bad but for sure it needs a respray
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thestreetzking

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wow what a difference! looking good so far, hell of a deal for them! gonna follow this one closely!
 

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wow what a difference! looking good so far, hell of a deal for them! gonna follow this one closely!

Thanks
Yeah i have more pictures but i will post them tomorrow
Like you said it looks different already.i will try to finish it up in less than 2 weeks
 

Bazza1000

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Well done for rescuing them, horrible seeing them in such a bad state but thankfully not for much longer
 

Nerdygrrl

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Congrats on the pickups! The great thing about candy cabs is as long as you are patient and willing to put in the elbow grease they tend to clean up really well.
 

ChuChu Flamingo

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How the hell do these things get so damn dirty.
 

NGT

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The monitor is pretty much the most important part of the cab. A little scrubbing will just make you appreciate them more later. Great find there. Congrats!
 
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Update on my MVS-U4 29
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Jus meet to install the front glass,locks,need to order complete new art work
And I'm waiting for a control panel:buttrock:
 

greenframe

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Keep up the good work Arcade, we all appreciate what you do for these cabs. I approve lol :D
 
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