Mercedes AMG GT3 custom wheel

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Thomas Vasileiadis, Jan 17, 2018.

  1. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    Ηello all,

    just finished my Mercedes AMG GT3 style custom wheel. I use these parts :
    • Aluminum laser cut wheel plate
    • Suede leather grips
    • 10 NKK high quality push buttons
    • 2 Rotary encoders
    • Magnet Shifter Paddles
    • Coiled USB Cable for connection

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  2. Mr Latte

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    A wesome
    M ega
    G reat
     
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  3. sjb266

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    amazing job.. well done!
     
  4. Peter Klawitter

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    beautiful work! well done! looks amazing!
     
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  5. PsyaNyde

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    Smashin' wheel, what was the cost ? and how difficult was it to make?
     
  6. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    Hello WardogZ,
    the cost depends on the materials you use. Its construction is something purely subjective, depending on the knowledge that will make it.
     
  7. dud

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    I'm new to this - what electronic thing do you use to turn all the buttons and dials into USB and then what driver is used to in Windows to be a game controller?
     
  8. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    You can use very easy Leo's Bodnar controllers...Works with windows perfect...
     
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  9. dud

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    Thank you!
     
  10. davewilliams000

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    Looks fantastic. I'm currently in the process of building a f1 wheel using the 3drap kit but fancy doing a GTE/GT3 type wheel next. Did you design the laser cut plate yourself and where did you get it cut, or if bought where from?
     
  11. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    hello dave,
    i have design AMG wheel from the original wheel shape.You can cut it to any lab that cuts aluminum , iron , steel e.t.c.
     
  12. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    Wheel in action video...

     
  13. Mr Latte

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    More image close-ups and of the connector used, please.....
     
  14. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    @Mr Latte ..

    This is another wheel that i work on these days... you can see buttons , surface and connector too.Grips are not the new ones,are those for testing.


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  15. Richard Hessels

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    Great looking wheel, typical mercedes style. As in make the logo as big as possible.
    Question: How did you cover the grips so well with suede leather?
    How thick is that material.
    Keep up that great work!
     
  16. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    thank you Richard,
    i believe logo is in perfect size , not to small , not too big.
    suede cover is a couple hours of work...suede not forgive errors!!
    aluminum wheel plate is 3mm strong aluminum with no flex at all.
     
  17. Richard Hessels

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    The logo is perfectly done, was just kidding about the logo size.

    Did you make the suede leather wet to get it more stretching?
    And how many millimeters thick was your suede?
     
  18. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    i use good quality leather suede 1mm thick.It is very soft and you can work it without wet it first...
     
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  19. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    Mercedes AMG GT3 final carbon paint version with new Mercedes badge chrome paint.

    Final Carbon Chrome Verson.jpg
     
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  20. Thomas Vasileiadis

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    Final version of Mercedes AMG GT3 wheel with Spaco type QR...

    Final Front.jpg
    Final Back.jpg
     
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