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Old 02-14-2013, 05:13 AM   #1
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Hi all,
this is my first post in here thus hello
basically i have a racing seat for my gaming which was bought from openwheeler link to the chair is
http://www.openwheeler.co.uk/simulators/openwheeler-classic/
the chair comes with steering and pedal mounts but no place to mount gear shifter and hand brake

I should say that you can buy gear shifter add on but it does not have a place to mount the handbrake thus I have decided to do this my self and hence asking for help/suggestions

looking at the picture below which is a zoomed picture of my chair with the gear mount , mounted on the chair( I do not have this part) and mine seat picture is the last image in this post.
What I am planning to do(refer to figure 1) :
1.Buy 1x t square joint as depicted in red .
2.buy 1x 1 meter square tube as depicted in green and connected ti to the red square joint
I will then cut the meter to half and use the other half for the vertical part with the same idea of having another T square connecter in there
again I need another connector for the final part . that is my gear mount sorted

3. now time to sort my handbrake , I am planning to buy a metal bar and crew it into the squre tube half way through the tube as shown by black colour and then use metal corner joint to create a elbow and another bar straight thus I can mount my hand brake on it vertically as showen in blue colour( my hand brake mount place)

Now the problem I have is that ,
When I measured my white straight bar, the external diameter is 3cm (shown in brown) and the biggest T connector has an external diameter of 25mm on ebay which will not fit and this is where I am stock

Any idea on different way to do this etc ? or what I could buy the parts or if you think I should do it a different way

Many thanks






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my seat


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Machine shop/fabrication shop should have plenty of ideas and ways.
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Yep, most of us are just as stumped as you are. FWIW, I doubt that eBay is the best source for you. If you don't want to follow beenthere's suggestion, I suggest that you do a search for metal tubing vendors.
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Nail that ****er to the floor!
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