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Well of course I couldn't just have one. I've posted my Astro City showcase (link) in another thread and it's coming along nicely.

Even before I got my Astro City I've wanted a Blast City. I like the shape of it and wanted the tri-sync monitor to, eventually, put a NAOMI inside.

Having missed out on some Blast City cabs I recently saw this one pop up on OfferUp. It wasn't turning on, but inspecting it in person it was in great cosmetic shape. The control panel was locked so my assumption was the switch in there was turned off and that was the reason it wasn't powering up. With the risk of not knowing I was able to negotiate a fair price and I took it home.

So here is my set of parts to order:
  • New control panel from @Rbtamanini (ordered)
  • Sega A001 key(s) (arrived)
  • Replacement for 2 missing Sega A001 locks (arrived)
  • Kick harness and door bypass cords from @Lemony Vengeance (arrived)
  • LED marquee bulb
  • PSU cap kit (arrived)
  • Monitor cap kit (ordered)
  • Marquee (ordered)
  • Noctua fan for PSU (arrived)
  • Speakers
  • Probably a 3D printer to get the speakers to fit
  • Coin slot
  • Yen sticker
  • Side art
  • Buttons
  • Ball tops
  • Sticks

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Who knew German cars were designed to fit Japanese candy cabs?

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A bit dirty but it is in great shape. Just needs some cleaning and a bit of touch up paint.

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Coin mechanism is in great shape and, of course, the key is missing.

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I was glad to see some of these parts in here. The latches for the coinbox door.

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Jamma harness is in there.

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Dirty, but in good shape.

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PSU looks gross.

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Monitor chassis looks super gross. Has some of the dreaded "black goo". Hopefully a cleaning and a recap and it will be all good.

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Might have had a Xevious 3D in there at some point.

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I'm getting this thread current. The day after I got the Blast City I pulled the PSU and cleaned it up. The next week my cap kit came from Arcadepartsandrepair.

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So dusty it has hair.

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More dust hair.

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Nasty goo.

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General gross-ness.

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Fan has seen better days.

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This guy is going away.

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The secret of the ooze.

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More ooze.

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Simple green to the rescue.

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Clean, rinse and dry.
 

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As I mentioned a cap kit came for the PSU and I promptly replaced the caps.

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All clean and fresh.

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Time to upgrade the fan.

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Cut off the old end, cleaned up the wire, and started my splice. I used heat shrink tubing on the individual wires and surrounded it all with tubing to get a tight fit.

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The heat shrink tubing provided a nice and secure fit.

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Fan is in.

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It's all back together.
 

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Last update and I'll be caught up to the current progress of the past two weeks.

Locks and keys arrived!

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Sega A001 locks and keys, as well as a spare 5380 for my Astro City.

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The locks were super tight, but I was able to get into the control panel. There are a bunch of spare parts in here. And, as I thought, the control panel switch was turned off.

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This cab was a prop for WB. It spent the last few years in a warehouse.

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Now that I can get inside (without drilling locks) it's time to try not to die.

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See you on the other side. (I also had electrician gloves on when I did this for real)

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Didn't die. I don't think there was any residual current in there. It's likely been sitting for a long time. For how dusty the rest of the cab is, this looks pretty good. We will find out.

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2933 cap kit ordered.
 
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