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So i just picked this baby up and i am going to start the project of turning this into a gameboy game display case. I saw a couple people on facebook do it so i searched my area for one and found it. Cant wait till its done.

 

there are places that make custom trans-lights the only example I can think of is Metal Jesus's  MAME cab:

 

 

I know a couple of guys that have these with custom marquees ,

 

there is probably a simple way to make them yourself with PETG plexiglass & translucent decals

 

will be great to see your progress on this, it'll be a very handsome way to display your GB games

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I finally got a fay off of work and painted the insides. And i think this came out beautifully! Now i have to figure out how to take these zippo signs out of the top to replace them. They are just pieces of plexiglass with paint on em. They are really stuck in there though. Ive tried alot to get them loose but its still a no go

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So there are 4 of them and from the looks of it they are just acrylic or plexiglass just glued to the top part of this display.

 

So there are 2 guys i have been talking to that also have done this transformation and both of them have cracked the thrirs trying to remove these things

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yeah they prolly vulcanized on there pretty good with some hard-core epoxy

 

how about making a whole new top ?

 

or just dremel the zippo sign out leaving the inside part glues where it is .... or could "zippo" be sanded off ?

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Nice! I was going to suggest a utility/razor knife (like a box cutter). But looks like you got it.

Thats actually what i did. I used a box cutter on the top to cut as much glue oit as i could. It was very very little. Then i used the swiss army knife and jabbed it into the hole that the box cutter made.

 

I got the entire blade in there and used it just like you would when sawing a log in half. I sawed through the glue and plus the pressure the knife put in on tje small space it just popped off

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Yeah..and you can use the old Zippo ones as templates for whatever you decide to put in there. You'll know the exact size and all.

Yep thats what im gonna do. If you buy plexiglass at lowes they will cut it for free. So hopefully if i give them one of these signs they can cut it exact

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And i come to all you creatively minded people once again. Me and a couple of the people who have done these zippo displays are trying to figure out a good way to cover up the zippo logos on all of the shelves. There are 1 on each shelf 2 shelves have the logo on the top and 2 jave them on the bottom. I have an idea, but i want to hear from yall first. Thanks for reading

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