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

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Finally done with the PVC rig! :D Didn't need PVC glue, but I added some after banging in all the pipes into the joints, just to be extra sure they're held in place. Super-solid! No movement whatsoever, I especially like the shifter mount! All I've got to do now is paint it! I'm thinking black would be nice.

Just for laughs, take a look below at the video depicting how I used to race before. I'll have another video soon of the new PVC rig in action!

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Finally finished my S1MUL8R rig w/ the custom stock car cage, whuddya think?

I'm really digging the stock car inspired cage design with the PVC. All you need now is some kind of paneling around it with the paint scheme and decals of your favorite driver/team and you'll really be set :)

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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!

I figured it might confuse some. The Mark II design was a work in progress at the time when asked by ISR if they can make a video of the Mark I. I asked if they can hold off until I finished the Mark II plans and unfortunately thats how the table top config you see came about right after I submitted the Mark II plans. But, anyway, the design you see offers a better tilt wheel mount which was stronger than a single pipe config plus a heftier table top to support larger monitors.

Jordan? It just amazes me how far builders around the world are taking interest in my design.

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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.

Another clean build and your welcome mavictb, hope your rig offers that sim enjoyment you've been looking for. Enjoy!

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Finally finished my S1MUL8R rig w/ the custom stock car cage, whuddya think?

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Now thats alot of pipe! Nice paint job, however, I notice the seat tilting a little more to the right. Honestly, I'd like to see a video of someone climbing into the rig without damaging or putting stress on the wheel unless it's removeable.

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Just for laughs, take a look below at the video depicting how I used to race before. I'll have another video soon of the new PVC rig in action!

Again, good work Forde. Thanks for sharing the pics and vid.

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Now thats alot of pipe! Nice paint job, however, I notice the seat tilting a little more to the right. Honestly, I'd like to see a video of someone climbing into the rig without damaging or putting stress on the wheel unless it's removeable.

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one more problem, how you guys install that car seat?

i dont have any idea how to install it

That really depends on the mounting brackets from the seat. If they are all flat to the ground, then its really simple. Essentially some drilling will be required to place the bolts on the surface you have for the cockpit.

In my case I had one mounting bracket that is perpendicular to the surface. I placed a piece of 2x4 on the side and bolted that to the seat and surface.

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Since the seat and the railing came together (1994 Toyota Corolla) I just built the surface around them. I do not have any tools to straighten the brackets to place the bolts. I would also suggest that before drilling holes for the seat place it first on the surface and see if it would need to be lifted. Mine was too low and ended up placing two pieces of 2x4 on each side and another piece of plywood.

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Simul8r,

quick question for you. Regarding the pipe dimensions shown on the plans.....is that the TOTAL length of the pipe before assembly, or the distance between the fittings once assembled?

For instance, the 37-1/4" pipe, is the total pipe 37-1/4", or is that the distance between the two 90's shown on the plan?

thanks...

Jim

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quick question for you. Regarding the pipe dimensions shown on the plans.....is that the TOTAL length of the pipe before assembly, or the distance between the fittings once assembled?

Jim

Each measurement is the total length of pipe for each section.

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thank you for the quick reply, sir.

I am using this as a project for my grandson and I to spend some quality time together. Unbeknownst to him, once this is all completed, I'm going to present it to him for his birthday!

Jim

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I am using this as a project for my grandson and I to spend some quality time together. Unbeknownst to him, once this is all completed, I'm going to present it to him for his birthday!

Jim

Jim, I am deeply honored that you would use my plans for this occasion and I would really like to hear more has this build unfolds. Please do share the progress with us and perhaps the reaction of your grandson when he finds out it was made for him. If possible, pictures would be just awesome.

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For those of you having some issues mounting your seat here is what I came up with. (Note I followed Simul8rs Plans with no modifications to PVC lengths).

I used a 3/4 MDF board thats 26"x21". the 21" width just covers the PVC at the center of the two main beams , that way the PVC itself is exposed on the sides for cool looks and the board doesn't stick out to get hurt on.

first I mounted the board to the PVC using SEVERAL wood screws.

Then I drilled the holes for the bolts so that they did not interfere with the PVC or the nuts that I used on the bottom. with the seat rails still attached I put all 4 bolts in the mounting holes pointing down and moved the rail so that the top of all four bolts were sandwiched between the seat and the rail. then I turned the whole rig over on its side and lined up the seats bolts to the holes I drilled into the board. then I tightened the nuts using the large washers. (this is tricky but it worked)

I weigh about 250lbs and apart from a little flex and creaking when entering/exiting the rig it is rock solid.

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I would like to suggest that Simul8r provide us with an email where we could donate a little money if we want to show our gratitude for all of his hard work, and willingness to share his design.

I would be more than happy to donate $20 to his paypal account. I'm not saying everyone should do this, but those who are able, and are enjoying Simul8r's design.....why not?

Just a little something to say "Thank you"....

Jim

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I would like to suggest that Simul8r provide us with an email where we could donate a little money if we want to show our gratitude for all of his hard work, and willingness to share his design.

I would be more than happy to donate $20 to his paypal account. I'm not saying everyone should do this, but those who are able, and are enjoying Simul8r's design.....why not?

Just a little something to say "Thank you"....

Jim

Thanks Jim, honestly I allow my pride to get in the way not to accept but just mere recongnition, however I would truthfully admit my family and I could use the kind help, so thank you.

Any donations can be sent to my Paypal account: [email protected]

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Simul8r,

Can you tell me what the overall dimensions of the rig are, following the plans for the Mk II version?

I just want to make sure that once I have the initial frame completed, it will fit through the door going into the racing room.

thanks...

Jim

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