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Office chair sim racing/flight sim rig (sort of)

Discussion in 'Sim Racing Hardware' started by Gpruitt54, Dec 28, 2018.

  1. Gpruitt54

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    Never had a lot of space for a full on race rig. So, I've been using my office desk and chair. I need a way to connect the chair to my ClubSport pedal platform. I use 80/20 aluminum tubing to build a simple setup to keep it all together. It is working pretty well to keep everything stable, especially when heavy breaking. Thought I would post some photos of the setup.
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  2. Jason Mullin

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    Before I built my rig I had a similar setup.
    Although I took the wheels off the office chair worked quite well for awhile.

    There is very good satisfaction I find in designing, sourcing material, then building your own rig.
     
  3. Gpruitt54

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    Yes, I very much enjoy the process of sourcing and building. This setup is ultra simple and allows me the flexibility to work and play on a very stable platform. Under the desk, there is a slide out platform where I mount my flight stick.

    I am working with a buddy to build an elevated platform using 80/20 to mount his his sim rig onto. He has a rig which is not made of 80/20. Should be a fun project.
     
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  4. Jason Mullin

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    That sounds like fun bring beer.
    I'm a driver at a steel scrapyard, it is sim rig building heaven as we have miles of aluminum extrusion scrap, brackets, nuts, bolts, steel tubing you name it it's here.
     
  5. Gpruitt54

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    Are you selling some of it?
     
  6. Jason Mullin

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    Unfortunately it's not mine to sell, the owner let's me grab little bits here and there to mod my rig.
    Would be a nice side gig if I could.
     
  7. ZeroRisk

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    Sounds like heaven!
    I'm starting to think about putting a rig together with profile. Just need to get the initial frame measurements correct and then go from there. Profile is pretty cheap over here in Malaysia
     
  8. Gpruitt54

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    Profile is very expensive here in the states. The various connectors and joining items are even more expensive. But, the material is a joy to work with. You can build whatever you can imagine.
     
  9. Gpruitt54

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    Search for an PC application called Frame Designer. Frame Designer is a really nice program used to design using 20/20. It is free. It works well. I used it to design my setup. It tends to crash, so save often as you go.
    https://www.framexpert.com/support/video/
     
  10. motopreserve

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    Great looking rig! I just built a small 80/20 rig as well. Luckily, I was able to keep it to the 80/20 stock I had from previous projects. It can add up - and as said, especially the gussets, plates etc.

    What chair is that? Looks comfy.
     
  11. Gpruitt54

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    I bought a race seat from Amazon and mounted it to an existing office chair base. Yes, it is extremely comfortable.
     
  12. motopreserve

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    Smart. Best of both worlds. Thanks!
     
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