I found this cab in VERY GOOD conditions. Just cleaning and monitor setup. Pallavolo, in Italian, means Volleyball. I suppose the board is a bootleg of Rebound. This cab has been made by F.lli Bertolino; the same manufacturer that later produced Atari cabs under license for years and won the case against Sidam for copying Asteroids calling it Asterock.
Yesterday I decided to spend some time with Pallavolo. I’ve to do a couple of things, as a monitor setup, adjusting the base plugging wheels and the “marquee” of course. This is the status of the marquee now.
First of all I reproduced the label on paper, then I scanned it and, with the help of the graphic designer of my company, we vectorized it. Then I made some tests in order to verify dimensions and spacing.
I called a friend of mine (morra76 on ArcadeItalia forum ) not so far for me and he realized a couple of stencils. The same evening we had dinner together so he could give me them
Then I cleaned the plexy removing completely the old label, I placed the stencil on it and with a glossy white spray I completed the work
I usually install a set of wheels under my cabs in order to have the possibility to move them very easily. I try to do that without any cabinet modification, just using some screws and (in this case) a bit of glue.
This is the base as it was
I removed it and I could see that I hadn’t enough space to install the wheels in a safe place where the weight didn’t break the bottom of the cabinet.
So I cut 4 wood blocks
And I shaped them to fit into the 4 corners
Then I fixed the shaped blocks with screws and glue
And I just screwed the wheels set I often use
Before re assembling the base I re painted in black. That’s all.