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

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Simul8r, I'm curious if you can tell me what you used to build the LCD stand? Minus the wood bits, just the PVC for the most part? Also if you had any detailed pictures of the back and so on? I have been going back and forth on different designs and I think for now I'm going to just go with your PVC solution although modified a bit :)

I still have no idea how I would mount my CST pedals though.

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Simul8r, I'm curious if you can tell me what you used to build the LCD stand? Minus the wood bits, just the PVC for the most part? Also if you had any detailed pictures of the back and so on? I have been going back and forth on different designs and I think for now I'm going to just go with your PVC solution although modified a bit :)

Hdale85, I basically used 2 inch PVC pipes and 2 inch ABS fittings. ABS had more joints to choose from and I needed the 45 degree fittings for the angle of the 3 monitors. For security I glued and screwed the plastic bits together. The horizontal pipe construction, so far, has held up 40 pounds of weight. The 3 monitors total out to 25 lbs all together. For pivoting the monitors up/down I used a Simpson Srongties screwed to a vesa wall mounts using a single nut/bolt each (size of bolt is smaller than 1/2 but larger than 1/4). The vesa's are then screwed onto the monitor. The single nut/bolt allows pivoting the monitor left/right before tightening. That single nut/bolt seems to be strong enough to support the weight of one monitor. A bit tricky to align all three monitors but they work.

Unfortunately I don't have detailed drawings or pictures of the construction. It was all trial and error as I went.

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I was actually able to find 22.5 degree elbows in PVC at my local Home Depot.

PVC must be A LOT cheaper out here....I bought way more then what you normally suggest in your standard build even all the PVC pieces for the LCD stand and (5) 10ft lengths of 2" PVC and it was like just under 100 bucks.

On that note I could not find those little clamps you showed anywhere at Lowes or Home Depot, I even asked employee's. One said they look like scaffolding clamps but they didn't have them at the store?

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Here it is so far, looking from the back to the front!

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Sure is a lot of cutting! I don't know if I bought too many fittings or what but sure seems like I have a lot still and the whole bottom is done and the 3LCD mount is done for the most part.

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Looks nice, you have the hard part done.

I would love to have a miter saw or chop saw to do the cutting, but I live in an apartment so that isn't practical.

Keep us posted.

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I live in a duplex lol, been cutting it all in my drive way. Unfortunately it's supposed to t-storm tomorrow so I may have to go to our grandmothers and use her garage. Might be nicer that way so I don't have to cut a piece and then go all the way upstairs, measure and go back down the steps to cut another piece. My legs were real tired today! I basically cut and measured piece by piece to get the desired size I needed. Was a long process.

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Ok guys I have now read threw 11 pages of form on the PVC rig. I like Simul8r's rig the min I seen it and got the plans after his first post. I do plan to build one this three day weekend. I also plan on using a 23 inch monitor and making a mount by using two more T fittings coming off the Wheel bar going the oppsite direction the the steering wheel T. 90 up and make a square and maybe plywood and TV bracket for wall hanging, But first, off the wrecking yard frist thing Saturday morning. Boy I use to love doing that back in the day, keeping my old cars running or just trying to make them better. hope to have pictures or video by Monday, Should be able to build and watch the races all at the same time. Have a great weekend.

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I highly recomend building a pvc rig, so many cool versions out there and we all have simul8r to thank for the first idea and sharing it. So easy to customize to fit you. I can't even watch movies any more, hehe find my self ending up looking at the seat and thinking about things to do and maybe change this or that hehe.

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Thanks for this.

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No dout that it will give me loads of joy (it already has). I am going to bring it to work once I get a Fanatec wheel and hook it up in one of our game rooms (only xboxes in there). We have a couple of Microsoft wheels there and people play forza 3 often and most of them say that a rig is not needed. I will show them how easy it is to make something very cool and that is way better then having the wheel on your knee hehe

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Ok here is what I came up with by using Your drawings, pretty much the same as yours. I did add the monitor stand in my first build. but since then I have added the computer stand. and the lift kit.

The computer stand and lift kit. are done by cutting the PVC T's in half and using water hose clamps to secure it into place. The lift kit install was just for me. getting to old to get in and out when it was sitting flat on the floor. plus I did not build room for a butt kicker, and the lift solve that problem. I am in the process of design for a swing away key broad stand. which the lift will help me with that also.

Please give any and all comments. of what you would have done different. I have a plan to add two more monitors. when I can afford them.

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Ok here is what I came up with by using Your drawings, pretty much the same as yours. I did add the monitor stand in my first build. but since then I have added the computer stand. and the lift kit.

The computer stand and lift kit. are done by cutting the PVC T's in half and using water hose clamps to secure it into place. The lift kit install was just for me. getting to old to get in and out when it was sitting flat on the floor. plus I did not build room for a butt kicker, and the lift solve that problem. I am in the process of design for a swing away key broad stand. which the lift will help me with that also.

Nice build roadghost, the two part color scheme looks sporty, great job.

Interesting, your lift kit looks and has the same concept as the one I drew up for a another member at lumenlab.com ( http://lumenlab.com/forums/index.php?sh ... 016&st=496 ) beginning of this year. Great to see it actually works, thumbs up!

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Been a while since I've posted on my thread but I've been silently checking on everyone's on occasion. Upon viewing my thread once more I come to find most of the pictures are either deleted or corrupted for some reason. What gives cause this is really unusual.

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been looking for a nice light-wieght rig thats durable and in expensive and I am going to lowes right now thanks alot and nice rig.

Shogun, hope the build itself turns out just as enjoyable and please post some pics when your done, looking forward to seeing it.

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here's my version so far, I have since added an air desk, And am still working out a cable management system.

Looking pro drag, the carpet and tv size shows the serious side to it. Been wanting to ask about how the Butt Kicker reacts with the design, how's it handling with the rumble? I'm betting you probably have it cranked up, at most, a quarter of the way.

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Looking pro drag, the carpet and tv size shows the serious side to it. Been wanting to ask about how the Butt Kicker reacts with the design, how's it handling with the rumble? I'm betting you probably have it cranked up, at most, a quarter of the way.

Thanks. The Butt Kicker works quite well, And your right I dont have to turn it up very high to annoy the wife when she is in bed :lol: "we work opposite shifts" I was going to hook it up to just the seat but this way it vibrates the whole rig, I like to feel it in my feet as well. It didnt work to well at first until I added a piece of L steel I got from Menards and mounted it under the seat track, it just shook the plywood, but after that piece of reinforcement it works great. I did run the plywood all the way to the front of the rig though to help sturdy it. The slightly added weight dont mean much to me as it is in a dedicated spot for sim racing.

The rig has been holding up great, I used liquid nails instead of pvc glue to give me more tac time. The wheel plate broke loose and pushed down slightly when the neighbor kid leaned on it to get out, but nothing a little superglue didnt fix. :roll:

I also mounted the peddal plate under the cross bar to lower the peddal angel. I think I am going to drill a few more holes in the plate to make it more adjustable, then i can move the peddals forward/back or over/under the bar as I like diferent positions depending on the car and the length of the race. I also picked up the NIXIM 2 mod but dont have that in yet so we will see what that does to the desired angel I like.

Serious not me, Budget rig all the way, this is only for GT5 at the moment, and I dont feel like I am good enough to play much online, and the hrs I work make it hard to join a league.

There is a funny story about the tv and suround sound but I dont think anyone cares, if I'm wrong let me know and I will tell it.

Thanks I am glad you like my new smaller Mancave since the wife got my other one. I am hanging posters, diecast cars, hotwheels and a few of my trophies around the room to make the room screem me.

If you have any questions or want close up pics of any parts I can get some just ask and I will try, or if there is a big interest in my slight changes or the mancave or any part of my setup I can start a new thread just let me know.

And simul8r if you are ever in my neck of the woods "I live a little over an hr north east of the Mall Of America" I owe you a cold one, "I dont drink so alcoholic or not is up to you and your age ;) " as I would not have this setup if it wasnt for you.

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