Sebj's 80/20 Motion Chassis - Work in Progress
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CSS SQ is through customs as of this afternoon..i expect it early next week. Too bad I am away for two weeks for holidays! its gonna hurt :)

 

EDIT (Dec 19): Shifter is here!   Will update in January once its mounted and I get my clubsport base replacement.

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Mounted the SQ shifter last night. I used two aluminium square rods. I drilled four holes at the top for the shifter. Larger holes on the back and smaller at the shifter to be able to tighten and slide in the provided screws. On the bottom four holes for the bolts (5/16th) to attach through the bottom 2x6 piece. It is rock solid. I had a heck of a time getting used to shifting having played with the paddles for so long but getting there. ...hood still in progress  :shock:

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hahaha...I didnt notice him there in the picture...he does look the part.

 

I wish I could compare the shifter to another one that I may have used in the past but I never have, aside from my cars being stick shift.  (there is a detailed review by a member on iracing forums) The out of the box stiffness is just right, at least it feels like it to me. Just stiff enough to give you some resistance but not a workout and this is adjustable as you know.When changing gears you can feel they really click in/like snap into gear and the neutral is well defined. The stick wants to return to neutral position. It doesnt feel very loose their either as there is tension built in. The throw length is great, not too short but also not long and you get a sense its a mechanical shift rather than a digital one. The sequential shift mode is a bit stiffer than the H pattern one. I really like it...so far having driven the RUF with it on a hosted race at Mosport. 

 

Overall its a large unit, heavy and reeks of quality inside and out. 

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ok! got my hood up. Let me know what you think. I'm taking her out for a test drive :)

 

used: foam board from local staples $15. black gorilla duct tape. electrical taped bottoms to tops of monitors. sturdy, clean, semi permanent.

 

Thanks UNCLE for the original idea, you were the inspiration for this kick ass addon.

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Hi Seb.

The hood looks great.

While looking at the picture of your rig, I was just wondering how wide your rig is at the pedal plate (inside width).

I'm planning on building a DIY rig in the next few months, and this is one of the reasons, I want a lot of foot room, I want to be able to put a foot rest block next to my clutch pedal (something I have no room for in my Obutto oZone) and I noticed you have a lot of room in yours to put such a device. I plan on building mine out of wood also, this will allow me to place all my accessories exactly where I want them.

Take care

 

Regards:  >>>> Jack <<<<

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Hi Catapult, thanks for the kind words. The rig base is sitting on russian birch plywood. Its 2 feet wide. Plenty of room for a foot rest block of some kind (4-5 inches on each side...you can do the math on your pedals base)

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Hi Seb, thank you for the dimensions, now the trick will be ...... I have to remember (It's like having Alzheimers, I can't remember the last time I remembered something) to stay within the Obutto R3v's triple monitor stand which is roughly 2 feet wide at it's base. I also want to get a car seat that has a variety of manual seat adjustments (lumbar support, height, etc) the one I had in my 08 Chevy Cobalt would fill the bill here. This getting old thing is getting old. LOL :oops:

Again thanks.

Take care

 

Regards:  >>>> Jack <<<<

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Hood looks great!

So now that you've driven with it I'm guessing, like me you're not ever going without?

I noticed you went with a steeper angle on yours too, was that just for ease getting in and out?

I found when doing a few tests, my eyes when focused onscreen couldn't really tell the difference between having the hood down further like a roof or on the steeper angle.

Another successful UNKLEMOD.

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Great to have you back on the track!

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Hi Seb, thank you for the dimensions, now the trick will be ...... I have to remember (It's like having Alzheimers, I can't remember the last time I remembered something) to stay within the Obutto R3v's triple monitor stand which is roughly 2 feet wide at it's base. I also want to get a car seat that has a variety of manual seat adjustments (lumbar support, height, etc) the one I had in my 08 Chevy Cobalt would fill the bill here. This getting old thing is getting old. LOL :oops:

Again thanks.

Take care

 

Regards:  >>>> Jack <<<<

If you get the rig off the ground on rubber feet or wheels you can always slide the stand legs under right?

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Hood looks great!

So now that you've driven with it I'm guessing, like me you're not ever going without?

I noticed you went with a steeper angle on yours too, was that just for ease getting in and out?

I found when doing a few tests, my eyes when focused onscreen couldn't really tell the difference between having the hood down further like a roof or on the steeper angle.

Another successful UNKLEMOD.

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Great to have you back on the track!

Exactly what you said. It's already tough to get in due to the screens at 60’.

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I am using the following mounts from a local store but they may have US locations also.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=59988&cat=3,43597,43601,60167,59988

The nice thing is you can play with monitor angles till you figure out what you like. They are also very sturdy. It can be a challenge to align them at the same height relative to the center monitor if you mount the arms independently like I did. Make sure to measure well.

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If you get the rig off the ground on rubber feet or wheels you can always slide the stand legs under right?

 

Hi Seb.

Actually, I'm planning on putting some small sides to my rig for the feet of the monitor stand to sit on so I can secure the stand so it doesn't tilt forward depending how far I stretch out the monitor articulating arms. Right now with it being on Carpet (and thick underlay), if I move the monitors too far forward, the stand want to fall over forward. Something like a 2" X 2" at the bottom sides of the rig, then secure the stand's feet to that. Then it should be rock solid.

I'm looking forward to getting started on this thing, waiting till spring since my basement is fairly small and with my new man cave in there, the rest of the basement is divided poorly, so getting a 4 x 8 foot sheet of plywood down there and being able to walk around it to cut it would be a nightmare, in the spring, I'll be able to do the cutting outside. :)

Take care

 

Regards:  >>>> Jack <<<<

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Well Sebj I'm jealous. So much in fact I think I Gotta have one. I only have the basic 2 shifter Fanatec set. But hopefully this year I am getting a nice raise and will be upgrading a few components. Shifter is definatly on the list. I like the look and functionality of it and so far my Fanatec gear has been flawless so this piece is a no brainer.

Funny how cats look so damn creepy on film.

MM out

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I am using the following mounts from a local store but they may have US locations also.

http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware/page.aspx?p=59988&cat=3,43597,43601,60167,59988

The nice thing is you can play with monitor angles till you figure out what you like. They are also very sturdy. It can be a challenge to align them at the same height relative to the center monitor if you mount the arms independently like I did. Make sure to measure well.

 

In my area we like to use aluminium profil like this

 

http://www.motedis.com/shop/Friends-of/KPCR-Triple-Screen-Halterung-bis-29-Zoll-Monitore::883.html

 

here you see this easy installing from the alu profil

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EDKgqEYhpB0#t=15

 

not sure if this is maybe a good solution for you or others :)

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