As many other people have, I did miss the original feelings that came upon you when playing the games in a real arcade cabinet, and thought of building my own MAME Cabinet.
For almost two years this was just a dream, as I didn't had the time and/or money and/or courage to build it.
But in 1999 I did! This page is dedicated to the building-process of my MAME Cabinet, which basically boils down to 2 episodes: July 1999 - early 2000 and April 2005 till now. Sometimes things will look strange now, but remember that some stuff was written before the Y2K bug was active :)
A big thank you goes out to John St.Clair for his Build
Your Own Arcade Controls FAQ, that's where I got all
the information I needed!