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    Posted: 20 Feb 2019 at 8:21pm
Little update on parts... as this was a slave machine the cabinet didnt have the full AC plate which includes a filter, AC plug or switch.

Thanks to Mo @ videotronicsuk we were able to pick up the part we needed.

Also ordered a couple of card reader cleaners too...
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So we picked up a travel hairdryer yesterday for the aim to remove stickers from the base so I can get them scanned or reused.
So tonight we tried it with the Base Lid sticker.

I applied this straight to some black card ready to scan and then send to Olly :)
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Yeah already in conversations about artwork.. just undecided on which livery to go for. Initial D 2 UK spec only came with a twin marquee, which I do have. So its really just picking one.

The intention was to get the parts done separately, however have been told that the colour can differ with batches. So now I am getting it done in bigger sections (i.e. all the base parts). In terms of price my Naomi universal base was blasted/coated last year and cost me £35.

Once I get the price on my parts Ill let you know.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote robotech Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 Feb 2019 at 2:49pm
Pretty sure olly allready has all the id artwork avaliable and a scan of the id2 topper for when you are ready

I will be saving another one this year
How much have you been quoted for powdercoating ?

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yeah Initial D cabinets were a great conversion to OutRun2 so majority have been converted now. I wanted to at least save one :)
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I would love an ID cab, good luck with the rebuild.
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thanks Mikonos for links.... 

So as we are getting parts which are going to the shot blast/powder coating we are having to remove item and stickers etc... next on the list was the base lid.

IMG_1479 by Initial D, on Flickr

The hinge looks to been spot welded on and therefor cant be removed, which means the hinge needs to be entirely coated. I have asked shot blast guy for advice, alternative I can drill two holes and using a pin and hammer get the pin out though would rather not drill extra holes.

IMG_1480 by Initial D, on Flickr

Some moved onto the locking part, both panels I have had been removed without the lock/key so I need to get the safety dome part off. The one lid was secured using cross head bolts, the other is using security bolts which you can see is ruined (hence why I imagine they were opened the way they were).

IMG_1484 by Initial D, on Flickr

So looks like I need to dremel a slot into the heads and then use a flat screwdriver to remove.

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Hi whitecomet!

Yes, I´m interested in to help you, I think I told you.

I have most of little stickers you are looking for, About big decals, I have some of them:

I have original "Initial D 2 Topper":



I have scanned "Initial D 1-2-3 Base decals "



I will show you more scans and restorations ahead.


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My mail: midasororey@yahoo.es
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Originally posted by robotech robotech wrote:

Chequerboarding on the naomi 2 may just be
A bad sram chip run the test see if it comes up with anything

One of mine had the same issue was ok after a chip swap

Yeah once the cabinet is back together, the Naomi2 boards will all be checked out and work out whats what.... this month is powder coating :)
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Chequerboarding on the naomi 2 may just be
A bad sram chip run the test see if it comes up with anything

One of mine had the same issue was ok after a chip swap
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wow.. ok this has been a while... so the cabinet itself hasn't moved on much. 

I have sourced both the left & right card reader stands, this will allow me to mount the card reader on either side without a coin tower.
GAPH3967 by Initial D, on Flickr

The cabinet base has also been stripped back down to a bare unit, this is going to be shot-blasted and then powder coated at the end of the month.

Reason being for this is due to trying to finish off the basement for the new home of the cabinet and other games.


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Not a major update as not an awful lot has happened (house duties)... however after some playing at the weekend and trying to diagnose a stuck button (which was stopping the start, view change, credit from working) which Im pretty certain this is a I/O board fault. With this it seemed my monitor was picking up a error, after a few conversations with Gunblade it developed into a nice GPU fault.


So after hunting around for some parts we decided that cleaning and restoring the spare Initial D dashboard was a good idea. We haven't wrote a full post on website as currently we are just stripping the dash apart and logging all the parts. Due to the age of the parts we will be looking at replacing the majority of parts with NOS.
Anyways if you want to see pictures of the strip down of the dash follow the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/initialdukstage/sets/72157686167682335
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So this weekend I started to move the cabinet, I had limited time/space to move it to my house. So took the majority of the top off, also was able to stock take on what screws/bolts etc was missing.

Photos loaded to: https://www.flickr.com/photos/144047309@N08/albums/72157676464708943
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finally got round to seeing the cabinet today and took a load of photo's.
Can be seen here.. http://www.flickr.com/photos/144047309@N08/albums/72157679686870345
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initial d is so f**king cool nice to see another one being saved/restoredClap
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Superb mate - I do like the iD2 livery as well - probably the least seen of the Naomi based three.

Twins are great.. if you have the space!!
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No more cabs.. please!!
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pleased you got it ok! that was very quick delivery indeed!
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OK so this project went on hold over the winter.... and wasn't sure how/when it would be resurrected as was going to require a lot of support from members via PM/posts etc...  ideally I needed it to be sat next to an original Initial D cabinet and duplicate it that way... :(

Well thanks to forum member Sean we can now continue this project as I had delivered today an Initial D 2 (slave) cabinet. Which I can now use as my model to rebuild and also restore this cabinet back to a single and play eventually 2-player!!! (or site the other at local RC Car Club).



Even though some of my costs have doubled it will now mean there will be twice the fun!! Full photos will be taken later and then moved to project basement for the strip and rebuild :P


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Originally posted by Vamino Vamino wrote:

As I don't have a UK D2 cab I don't know if the lid is shorter tbh, what I do know is that on a Japanese cab they had to revise the base lid to accommodate ID's larger wheel. It may be that the UK cab didn't need modifying.

The length of the UK ID lid is 78cm and from the lid to the plate the pedals are mounted on is a tad over 36cm.

The cab Alpha1's mate is selling is very nice indeed. Tongue
I thought long and hard about buying it myself but I had to listen to my inner voice on this occasion. My UK cab has been super reliable and I already have the Jp metalwork which will be powdercoated when I find a decent powdercoater near to me.


Thanks for dimensions will check when I get home. Also it seems I'm not to far from you so once I get some quotes from powder-coating I'll pass them over.
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As I don't have a UK D2 cab I don't know if the lid is shorter tbh, what I do know is that on a Japanese cab they had to revise the base lid to accommodate ID's larger wheel. It may be that the UK cab didn't need modifying.

The length of the UK ID lid is 78cm and from the lid to the plate the pedals are mounted on is a tad over 36cm.

The cab Alpha1's mate is selling is very nice indeed. Tongue
I thought long and hard about buying it myself but I had to listen to my inner voice on this occasion. My UK cab has been super reliable and I already have the Jp metalwork which will be powdercoated when I find a decent powdercoater near to me.
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