Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Gaming Race Seat Built Mostly From Recycled Material!!

We are probably a little old for this kinda stuff; well at least that's what the staff at the computer store assume when we go in for parts.  They ask "Is this for your kids?" When we reply with a...It's for us, 
   they giggle, sometimes outright laugh, and say, "Cool". 
Hubby's birthday is just around the corner and a certain racing wheel he's been eyeing up, happened.   
  So off to work we go to create a gamers racing seat.
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 graciously declined my generous offer.....??????

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 Birthday Hubby!