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  1. Some of you may have seen my various posts about converting the Fanatec CSW F1 wheel for the AccuForce. This was a great project and I'm really happy with the wheel, but have decided to have a go at building something more adventurous and maybe something that I can repeat and maybe offer a limited number for sale. Anyway, it's early days, but I thought it would be good to share details of what I'm doing and how I'm getting on :thumbup: You will see that i'm building the wheel using an AccuForce hub, but there is no reason why it could not be made for any quick release and therefore used on any wheel. Firstly, here is a link to my CSW F1 conversion thread. New project... Lets start with some photos of my first prototype, which I cut from MDF (wood) today. Here is the faceplate design. This prototype is cut from 6mm thick MDF, the final version will be cut from 5mm multilayer real carbon fibre with a 3k weave. The new design compared to the standard Fanatec CSW. You can see that the new wheel is wider... the CSW is 260mm diameter, this new wheel will be 290mm diameter. I have also tried to lower the top so that I can see my dashboard more easily. I have also designed a back plate. The back plate holds the QR and will cover all the internal wires. It will be made from 2 or 3mm carbon fibre, this prototype is cut from 3mm MDF. So here is the prototype sort of put together. I am going to use a Leo Bodnar SLI-F1 board This board has a display, rev and warning LED's and can control all the buttons, shifters and switches I want. I still have to design the rear slot so that the display sits closer to the front and I plan on adding a frosted cover for the LED's and a red tinted cover for the displays. Specification... So far I know that the wheel will be made of real carbon fibre. Both the front and back will be robust sheets and I will use a thin flexible sheet to cover the top, hopefully bending to the shape. I'm using Martin Ascher's snap action shifters and plan on adding a set of his clutch paddles as well. The SLI-Pro can control an analogue input. The switches I'm using are all NKK from Leo Bodnar. I can't decide if I should use a thumb switch as per the Fanatec CSW wheel, at the moment I've used 2 ordinary switches and fear I might regret not adding a thumb switch. The grips are Fanatec CSW F1 I plan on having 3 12 position rotary switches on the front. I'm trying to decide if I can add a couple of rotary encoders near the top. That's all for now... Please ask any questions and I would welcome feedback and comments along the way. I want to make this a really good wheel and ensure that I can reproduce everything easily. I have a budget CNC milling machine so hopefully I can get the wheel down to 4 or 5 cut parts. Thanks for looking. I will keep adding as I progress Simon