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Have Seat, Will Race!

07 February, 20:50, by Mark Zander Tags:

I’ve had a life long love of cars and racing them. I’ve often dreamt of owning a nice sports car just to bring to the track on the weekends.
I can stop dreaming now. Cause the computer based racing simulators today are just as good of an experience as any sports car I will ever afford.

Building my own racing seat to go with rFactor as a computer racing simulator has been on my mind for years. So long in fact that I’ve dragged the passenger seat of a 1993 Honda Civic around with me since I junked it in the early 2000’s.
I finally had the time to build up something that will fit the bill. Here’s what I came up with :

Racing Seat 4

Here are some more photo’s.

There are still a few things I need to do before it is finished. Find a large enough monitor, mount the PC and paint it.
But it works pretty well as is.

I did not have any formal drawings before I built it. But it is very much based on a few existing Racing seats out there. Here are some links that helped me and may help you out.


Come by during the DIYode Monday night openhouse (8pm-whenever) and give the seat a try!
If anyone is interested in making one of these for themselves, leave me a comment.