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Old 11-25-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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new life for the old seat...



Any other Forza 3 drivers out there? It sure helps pass the long winter!

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Old 11-25-2010, 08:59 PM   #2
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Very slick!
How about GT5?
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Old 11-26-2010, 12:42 AM   #3
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What's a winter ???
Sorry, that was a bit below the belt - living in a sub-tropical enviroment where lots of my neighbours have never even SEEN snow....
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:13 AM   #4
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GT5 looks amazing! Have you seen the screenies? Maybe Santa will bring me a PS3 and a G27. And a 3D TV.... (yes, GT5 is supposed to be 3D-compatible!)

It's getting to the point where a trip to Raby's place will set you back less than a good gaming set-up!
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I hope you'll plug the wirring for the seat ajustement
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Old 11-26-2010, 07:44 AM   #6
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I did. There's a 5 amp 12 volt transformer under the seat to power the recline function. Also installed the slider. The wheel can be moved up-down and back-forth, and there are three adjustments for the angle of the pedal plate. The wire between the wheel and pedals runs through the framework.
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I did. There's a 5 amp 12 volt transformer under the seat to power the recline function. Also installed the slider. The wheel can be moved up-down and back-forth, and there are three adjustments for the angle of the pedal plate. The wire between the wheel and pedals runs through the framework.
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Old 11-26-2010, 08:45 AM   #8
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Mark, let me guess. Engineer by trade?
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Very cool. Did you make this rig, or bought it somewhere ? I am interested in something similar.

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Old 11-26-2010, 09:23 AM   #10
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Maybe in a past life, Randall. More of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. I just like designing and building things, and I have a fairly well-equiped workshop.

Designed and built it myself, Leo. I had looked around at what was commercially available and found it overpriced and inadequate. I started out with a prototype made from wood and used that to tweak the sizing, and then made the adjustable model from aluminum.
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Old 11-26-2010, 09:30 AM   #11
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Nice ride!

That is AWESOME - very creative!!
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Maybe in a past life, Randall. More of a jack-of-all-trades, master-of-none. I just like designing and building things, and I have a fairly well-equiped workshop.

Designed and built it myself, Leo. I had looked around at what was commercially available and found it overpriced and inadequate. I started out with a prototype made from wood and used that to tweak the sizing, and then made the adjustable model from aluminum.
Congrats, looks very well finished. You wouldnt have the specs laying around, would you ?

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Thanks Leo. I don't have a spec - my designs are usually just rough sketches, measurements, and calculations on a few sheets of graph paper, decipherable only by me.

I could take some close-up pics, add some notes, and send them to you with a materials list if that would help. The total project, not including the seat, will run you about $150 - $200.
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Mark, that would be great. Perhaps this will be my next project.

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Old 11-26-2010, 05:15 PM   #16
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I'll put something together shortly. Wanna flip me your email addy?
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What, no six point harness?

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