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#1 Atari the Jedi OFFLINE  

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Posted Tue Nov 3, 2015 11:21 PM

Recently I got a call from a guy I know at a metal scrap yard. The person in charge now I have been looking for anything video game related and he called me stating they had a battle zone video game by the time I got there they had taken it apart and saved all the internals for me but the cabinet was destroyed. He said the cabinet came to them and it was unsalvageable. Have a carpenter friend who told me he would not mind building me a new cabinet but he will need the dimensions for of the wooden parts and to know where holes in hinges and grooves would be. Does anyone out there have the dimensions for the cabinet? I needed for the tall upright cabinet that has the shroud on it. I have the shroud. Thank you,

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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2015 3:13 AM

This has some of the dimensions:

 

http://www.arcade-mu.../Battlezone.pdf



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Posted Wed Nov 4, 2015 11:31 AM

I have a Battlezone machine in storage.  I can take some basic measurements of the cabinet panels for you the next time I am out there.  There are some angles and contours on the top and front that will make the side panels somewhat challenging to duplicate.  ;)



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Posted Fri Nov 6, 2015 12:29 AM

Thanks Nate for the manual. Rodlighting that would be awesome as many measurement and angles and notation of grooves etc would be amazing I will post updates and may ask questions as we fix it up :)

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Posted Fri Nov 6, 2015 7:04 PM

No prob. I took a few measurements this afternoon.  I will post the data tomorrow after I get it into a sensible format.



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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2015 2:33 PM

Okay, here are the external measurements for a Battlezone upright cabinet.  There are a few pieces inside around the mirror and monitor area, along with the floor that would be difficult to measure without taking the machine apart.  Attached is a JPG and a RTF format document.  Enjoy, and good luck getting one built.

 

BattlezoneMeasurements.jpg

 

 

 

 

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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2015 4:02 PM

I left out a critical measurement for the back edge of the side panels.  At the back, it's 74.5 inches tall from bottom to top and angles up a half inch to the mid-point, at the split where the roof panels come together.



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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2015 10:23 PM

Well thank you very much for these measurements! I'm going to take these to my carpenter on Monday and see if we can get started on the project I of course will post pictures here real wood for this cabinet. Of course wold like to check in with you and anyone else as I continue the project.

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Posted Sat Nov 7, 2015 11:25 PM

Before sinking money into the woodwork, have you hooked everything together to make sure it still works?

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Posted Sun Nov 8, 2015 12:49 PM

Before sinking money into the woodwork, have you hooked everything together to make sure it still works?

 

Good point...it's a rather complex pile of parts.  Testing all those pieces without a cabinet holding them together would be a task in itself.  :)

 

Well thank you very much for these measurements! I'm going to take these to my carpenter on Monday and see if we can get started on the project I of course will post pictures here real wood for this cabinet. Of course wold like to check in with you and anyone else as I continue the project.

 

You're welcome.  I hope you get one put together.  With the cabinet I have here, Atari used a mix of real wood and MDF fiber board.  You and your carpenter can decide which you prefer.  I know for a fact that the floor and two bottom panels (B3 & C2) are ply wood originally.  Side panels are MDF routed on the edges with 1 inch t-molding as with many arcade machines.  Using real wood for the entire machine will reduce it's weight greatly, a plus, I would think.

 

I added the back edge height data in this version of the rtf document, attached.

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Posted Sun Nov 8, 2015 10:33 PM

Before sinking money into the woodwork, have you hooked everything together to make sure it still works?

I have tested the machine but did not test the power supply, I tested all the other components with the exception ofthe power supply because I was a little too nervous.

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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:56 AM

Here are some pictures of the inside of my Battlezone cabinet, looking in through the back panel.

 

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Area directly under the control panel.  Oval speaker is removed. Coin door and collection bin are visible.

 

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Back side of periscope and area with wood and MDF support strips.

 

Pic3.jpg   RegulatorPanel.jpg

Looking down at regulator/audio PCB. The MDF piece is mounted vertically 11 inches back from the coin door.

The power supply was originally bolted to the wooden floor.

 

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Game board mounting slides attached to inside panel.

 

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Marquee light box with T shaped bottom panel, located above periscope windows.

 

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Monitor mounts are attached horizontally to both side panels.  Wood monitor frame slides in and out.

 

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Opposite monitor mount with angle bracket visible.  Atari used a standard 3 hold bracket for extra support.

 

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Looking down into coin collection area. A canvas bag on a square frame probably fit into this spot.

The two small boards between coin bank panel and regulator panel are at a slight downward angle from the door.

 



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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:43 PM

I really must get one of those someday...  :lust:



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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:04 PM

Wow! thank you very much . I really appreciate the work in time you taken to get the dimensions and pictures. I'm going to get these to my carpenter and we're going to start working on we creating a new battlezone cabinet as soon as possible. I'm going to try to post some pictures of the process that we go through as well.

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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:19 PM

No prob.  I have plans to repair my cabinet some time in the future so having these dimensions recorded will come in handy here as well.  Building the whole machine sounds like a fun challenge.  Other than the side art, you already have the parts that make the machine distinctive.  Mine is missing the front step and I'm not sure I want one.  It only adds to the difficulty of moving the machine around.  You should be able to build one pretty easily looking at the images in the owner's manual.



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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2015 6:32 PM

I really must get one of those someday...  :lust:

 

I found mine years ago at a thrift store.  I gave up trying to repair it when I discovered that both the game board and vector monitor are blown.   I want to configure it as a mame cabinet at some point and include other periscope games that may compliment the design.   Sub-Roc by Sega comes to mind.  The problem is, I can only think of Battlezone and Sub-Roc !  :?



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Posted Tue Nov 17, 2015 11:55 PM

I want to have mine all black I think with green lettering maybe with glow in dark paint or something. I'm excited to do this from ground up. Usalley I'm an orginalist but here I have a chance to do something cool

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Posted Mon Dec 21, 2015 11:29 PM

Thank you everybody for the information we're going to be getting started shortly after Christmas. Does anyone have pictures of the battle zone game with the components inside? I need to see how everything gets put together

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Posted Tue Dec 22, 2015 6:33 PM

I don't have game boards or monitor anymore for my cabinet.  They were fried and traded/donated to a couple of other Battlezone restoration projects.  I never heard back from either party, but hopefully they were put to good use.  If mine ever lives again, it will be as a mame cabinet.



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Posted Fri Mar 22, 2019 10:04 PM

I've started building a 3d model from the dimensions that have been posted in this post and was wondering if I could gets some additional measurements.

I need the width checked for A1 and the measurements for the Bs and Cs.  The measurements are marked in red.

I also need to know the size and position of the cutout show on panel B1 in the original diagram. 

I've attached a screen shot of what I have so far in the 3D model.

 

 

Thanks

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Posted Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:08 PM

BattlezoneSide.png

Ok, here's the additional requested measurements for Battlezone.

As pictured:

B1 = 74.5 inches

B2 = 74 1/4 inches

B3 = 74 inches even

A1 at the control panel measured closer to 21 5/16 inches but probably started out 21 1/4.
It's hard to say because MDF can swell due to moisture and humidity. Such a tiny difference probably doesn't matter, but you can decide which to use.

Lastly, the rear vent measured as follows:

Top edge of vent opening starts at 2 1/4 inches down from top edge of the panel.
It is 14 inches wide and 1.5 inches tall, with 5 inches of mdf on either side.
The vent is centered. The MDF side panels are 1 inch thick, adding to the total width of the cabinet.

I hope this helps in making a realistic 3d model. My machine does not have the step, so no measurements possible.




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