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Offline Wingman

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Racing seat office chair
« on: January 13, 2014, 02:11:12 PM »
PROJECT: Racing seat office chair

I've always wanted a racing seat office chair.  I had an old chair that the "leather" was getting pretty torn up.  I had some Christmas "credit", soooo...

This office chair seat base


plus some 3/4" plywood


equals


plus one Summit cheapie fabric seat


equals this!


Notes:
The seat came with adjusters.  I left them on originally to fine tune the front-to-back location of the base.  I didn't want to end up on the floor if I leaned back.  I measured the original chair back-to-base and copied with the new seat.  It turned out near perfect.  The adjusters left the seat too high at the base's lowest setting, so the adjusters came off with the knowledge that the base was correctly positioned.  Now my feet don't dangle like a 5 year old!  :D

I'm sure this project could be done with nearly any car seat you've got laying about.

RESULTS:
Fun and fairly easy home project.  Better quality (because it is a real car seat) than the cheaper manufactured office units out there.  It still rocks back and it reclines too!  Oh, and nap-tested too.  ;)

Offline s0l0ithz

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Re: Racing seat office chair
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2014, 03:22:01 PM »
Sweet

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Offline etk300ex

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Re: Racing seat office chair
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2014, 03:06:59 PM »
Nice!
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