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Apr 22 2013
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Looking for racing seat ideas?

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Hi i am wanting to make a racing seat to be like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N3PuFiyGoZU  and i am wondering what ideas i could do to make it?

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Apr 22, 2013
That looks very interesting. The concept is simple, but execution may take a bit of trial and testing. I might think about it.

Start with cardboard (it's the cheapest and easiest to work with), and when you get a template, start building!
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Apr 23, 2013

Price: from €2,999.00 including VAT

 

Right, so now you have to sit down and start planning. That's what something like this requires - lots and lots of time and planning, among other resources.

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Apr 23, 2013
That's one of the coolest rigs I've ever seen (and it has a punny name to boot!), but I think you could make your own for way less money. I don't see how that could possibly cost $4000, or how a custom paint job would set you back an additional $1500. As MastrGT said, plan it out. Watch the videos on their site, look at their photo gallery, see how many elements you can "borrow" for your own design. It looks simple enough; just a few hinges, sliders, and wooden boards.

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Apr 23, 2013

Gar529 wrote:
That's one of the coolest rigs I've ever seen (and it has a punny name to boot!), but I think you could make your own for way less money. I don't see how that could possibly cost $4000, or how a custom paint job would set you back an additional $1500. As MastrGT said, plan it out. Watch the videos on their site, look at their photo gallery, see how many elements you can "borrow" for your own design. It looks simple enough; just a few hinges, sliders, and wooden boards.

You can make one for waaaay less money.  I got the racing seat for $35.00(real racing seat..lol) the rig i made out of pre-cut wood that cost me about $20.00 and brackets to put it together cost around $7.00.

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Apr 23, 2013

You can try making one of your own. You can probably get a seat from a car from the auto salvage year fairly cheap, and then improvise the rest. Bolt together some metal tubing with stop nuts or lock washers, and you'll have a racing seat.

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Apr 24, 2013
That thing is awesome!! I want to build one just like it. But I don't NEED to. Lol I'll stick to my rig but **bleep** that thing is bad as$
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Apr 24, 2013

I'm and old fart. (51 going on 21)

So for me all the Game seats have one major problem.. The are too darn Low to the ground..

If I sat that low, I'd never get up out of that seat..

 

So when I put together my rig, I made a 2' x 2' platform 15" high, so when I mounted the seat on top,  it was at 24" to the seat height.

Makes it easy for me to sit in it, and later, get up out of it.

 

On the same token, I had to have a platform for the Pedals.

So my Seat to Pedal relationship is about the same, just raised up off the floor.

 

Something for you to consider if you're an old fart like me.

 

This is what I started with. A seat from a U-Pull-It salvage yard $25  about $50 of lumber and hardware.  A folding table.  I already had the wheel..

 

 

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Apr 24, 2013

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I borrowed your design to make a mock up of a foldable coffee table  version. I think your cockpit could be used as a good starting point!

 

 

You would just have to add a couple of hinges on either side of the seat section, a board behind the seat for a table top, a base board at the foot of the cockpit, and a hinged wheel support board. When folded, the green board would be on top, and the red board would fold down to where the pedals are. 


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