We are probably a little old for this kinda stuff; well at least that's what the staff at the computer store figures when we go in for parts. They ask if it's for your kids, and we tell them that it's for us.
Then they giggle, sometimes an outright laugh, and say, "Cool".
Hubby's birthday is just around the corner and a certain racing wheel he's been eyeing up, came on sale. I jumped all over that and "raced" to the store for the big purchase, along with a new video card!
Then I "raced" home to give it to him early.
This is what he "raced" to do.....
|He gathered a seat from an old car, and used an office divider stripped of all its dividing stuff, for the frame.|
|We shimmed the seat up with scrap lumber to a suitable height This actually took a long time to get it just right.|
|An old bed frame was salvage for it's angle iron.|
|Hubby. being a bit of a fabricating man started cutting and grinding and fitting up his parts.|
|Then he started welding! I offered to do this for him but he's a hands on kinda guy. Plus I think he wants the seat to stay in an upright position when he sits on it.|
|All tacked up.|
|Fabbing up the steering wheel support.|
|Cutting wooden supports for the Wheel, Shifter, and Foot Pedals.|
|A trial fit before the final welding.|
|Final welding....and wiping needed.|
|Paint goes on the supports.|
|Frame was sprayed with a gloss black.|
|I think Ferrari Red helps with speed.|
|Ready to go. Just need the computer and screen. BTW, this seat is adjustable! Even I can reach the foot pedals.|
Happy early early Birthday Hubby!
Cheers to many races won!
Now I am off to get him something for his "birthday" day!