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SIMUL8R Mark II PVC plans - bottom of pg #7, donations accepted

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How effing tall are you people LOL! :lol: I've half-assembled the mock build and its like a big monster beside me! I'm going to reduce the length of the 2 19.5 inch pipes on the floor to maybe 12 inches or so. the way it is now, my feet will never reach the pedals!

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Pondering over this part... is it not enough to just use the pipe straps? I highly doubt there are U bolts available where I live...

SHIFTER MOUNT

Parts needed:

2 - sets of 2 inch wide 'U' bolts approximately 4 inches long

1- Wooden board (1/2 to 3/4 thick) measuring 6-1/2 inches wide to 10 inches long

2 - pieces of 2x4 lumber both 6 inches long

7 to 8 - 4 inch long wooden screws to attach the 2x4's together

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Do add this to the plans on either page 18 or 21. I was wondering how to get around the positioning of the seat... thank God for sliders, helps shorter people like me at just over 5 ft.

Saves a lot of effort to just slide the seat forward and position the table with the wheel a bit forward, cutting the PVC is a pain, and I might end up making it too short.

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im building my rig now now i just need to find seat and wood

Car seat from crashed car will do fine, like the one I have above. Great condition, just needs a wash, only $30! Good bargain, since most crashed car seats here are sold for around $60.

Wood you can get from any carpenter, just get them to cut it for you to the sizes needed. Double check the dimensions! As Shaun says, "measure twice, cut once".

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yea just check the seat before you buy it because maybe one die in a crash on that seat lol

Hahaha yeah I chose the passenger seat just in case, don't want a haunted sim rig! Damn the car was completely destroyed... usually I have the ability to make out almost any car's make and model at an instant glance... this one I couldn't! If you watch the videos the Saudis film of themselves "drifting", you'll see why cars don't last long here.

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Mock build complete! Not perfect, but enough to show me that everything fits. Needs a few adjustments, table needs to be lowered, maybe bring in pedal mount a little closer. This rig is using 12" side pipes on the ground instead of the normal 19.5" SIMUL8R uses, and the seat's pulled all the way forward. I'll probably shave off 1 or 2 more inches and it'll be grand! I should note that I had some difficulty fitting the pipes into the joints... though simply tapping them with a stick made it easier to shove in, might take off an inch or 2 from the rig as well... even better!

Oh yeah, and that's my old (and first) trusty wheel there, Saitek R660 GT. Logitech G27's waiting inside to do the honours :lol:

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Mock build complete! Not perfect, but enough to show me that everything fits.

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The more I see this part sticking this far out from the design the more I think I should change the length of these pipes back to 3 inches rather than 4. Forde, if you think the shifter mount is to far out then shorten the 2 pieces shown down to 3 inches instead.

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The more I see this part sticking this far out from the design the more I think I should change the length of these pipes back to 3 inches rather than 4. Forde, if you think the shifter mount is to far out then shorten the 2 pieces shown down to 3 inches instead.

Yes indeed, sticks out quite a bit. It could be just because I haven't pushed in the pipes as far as possible into the joints, just a bit into the opening that's it (difficult to push these things in)... but I see no harm in making it shorter.

I need to also cut off about 3 - 4 inches from the top 6" pipes connected to the table, and the same to the pipes with the caps on them, table's too high... otherwise, great!

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Hey SIMUL8R, I just need to confirm that this is the correct design for the front end of the rig. The illustrations you drew had me confused at first, but I think I've got it right. I believe this design makes the rig sturdier than the previous MK1 design?

Packing up today, moving to Jordan tomorrow for college. Rig's going in the 4x4 along with all my other stuff, what's great is the whole thing is extremely compact when dis-assembled, fits into a nice small box!

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Still working away. In Jordan now, been busy with college registration and the like. Done now with the "final" bottom part of the rig. Opted not to use any glue of any sort. The PVC pipes fit extremely tightly into the joints, I can't simply push them in, they have to be hammered in. The bottom section is rock solid!

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fanily im done with my racing rig i will post a picture as fast as i can and i got a few cut while gluing it

Continuing tonight! Had hell with university registration and paperwork, but all done now. Will try and have at least the entire PVC frame completed by tonight. Looking forward to seeing those pictures!

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So I will start off by thanking Simul8r, your design is great and the free plans are worth more than what my praise alone can give. I am a n00b to SIM racing and I am starting off with forza4 (I know its not as realistic as the PC counter parts but my budget doesn't have room to build a PC just yet.) This is my first rig and I think it will do just fine for me.

The equipment is:

LG 42" 1080p TV, Fanatec CSR Weel, ClubSport V2 Pedal set, and the home made PVC rig using Simul8r's design.The PC next to it wont play modern sims... yet but is using a HP 23" screen.

Audio is a choice of TurtleBeach X4 / PX5 surround sound headphones or a Logitec 5.1 system.

The shifters were out of stock and I have not got them yet but when I do I will be mounting them. The sequential on the "chop sticks" and the H pattern on the cross bar. Also I need to move the pedals to allow room for the cam on the clutch to engage as at the moment it catches on the crossbar.

I also have the rig placed nearly 2" closer than in the pics but you cant see everything that way lol.

note the large furniture sliders... a life saver for when I need to move the rig to storage when I'm not racing. under $10 at Walmart and makes it VERY easy to move about the carpet.

On to the pictures!

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Great pictures! I'm finally done with the rig! Will be putting up some photos soon! Thank you for the plans SIMUL8R!

Just one little problem, can you please offer a few solutions for mounting the seat? I currently have the seat simply sitting on the PVC pipes, solid in place when I sit on it, doesn't move at all... but I feel I'm sitting just a bit too low. I'm using a cushion as a temporary solution to sit up higher... but a permanent solution is preferred ofcourse! :lol:

Pictures will be up soon!

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Great pictures! I'm finally done with the rig! Will be putting up some photos soon! Thank you for the plans SIMUL8R!

Just one little problem, can you please offer a few solutions for mounting the seat? I currently have the seat simply sitting on the PVC pipes, solid in place when I sit on it, doesn't move at all... but I feel I'm sitting just a bit too low. I'm using a cushion as a temporary solution to sit up higher... but a permanent solution is preferred ofcourse! :lol:

Pictures will be up soon!

one simple way to elevate yourself would be to mount to a couple of 2x4's to your plywood base in line with your seat rails and mount the seat rail to the 2x4. of course it doesn't have to be a 2x4, just something of the like to get you the proper height. i would suggest mounting these spacer blocks to the plywood w/ "L-brackets"...hope it helps

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Great pictures! I'm finally done with the rig! Will be putting up some photos soon! Thank you for the plans SIMUL8R!

Just one little problem, can you please offer a few solutions for mounting the seat? I currently have the seat simply sitting on the PVC pipes, solid in place when I sit on it, doesn't move at all... but I feel I'm sitting just a bit too low. I'm using a cushion as a temporary solution to sit up higher... but a permanent solution is preferred of course! :lol:

Pictures will be up soon!

Thanks. Assuming you were talking about my pictures lol.

I mounted mine on a piece of 1/2" MDF and used some large washers on top and bottom. I weigh 250-260 and it works flawlessly for me with no flex or movement. If you need more than 1/2" you could use thicker MDF and even double it up. All my MDF was one sheet and Lowes cut it into for free for me. If that doesn't sound like your cup of tea you can use 2x4's cut to length only problem with that is mounting a 2x4 directly to the PVC can prove to be a challenge. OR you can use a combination of both... use the MDF to have a floor deck mounted to the PVC and use a 2x4 to get more rise off of the deck floor.

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