|This is not my cabinet but it|
was in similar condition
So when I encountered a rough looking Street Fighter II cabinet at Able Auctions in the summer of 2005, I didn't put a lot of thought into the restoration. I had already acquired an Arch Rivals cabinet the year before for only $50 CDN which only required a few decals to restore, however, this was going to be a completely different story. The bidding ended up between me and another fellow and I managed to secure it for $125 which seemed like a descent deal at the time.
Without going into too much detail regarding each and every step of the restoration, what I thought would take months, turned into years before I knew it. Lots of money and time was thrown into it but eventually I finally completed its restoration.
Thanks go out to many friends for helping out including Glen A. for his electrical engineering genius and John Biehler for all around support.