Custom Computer Chair made from a Car Seat

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  1. Mistikal

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    Hey all,

    Thought I'd introduce everyone to my custom-made computer chair.

    How many people here have actually modified their chair? I can't think of many :)

    The chair is made from some 20mm x 20mm square steel piping, a swivel base off a conventional chair, and a car seat. The car seat in question is from a (Edit:) Mitsubishi TH Magna.

    I just welded the piping to the side rails on the seat, then to the swivel base. I would have done a better job but I ran out of piping.

    Here's some pics:

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    Any questions, just ask :)

    andy
     
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  2. Uchuujin-san

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    is it more comfy than a regular desk chair?? and are you planning to hack on a seatbelt - please say yes :D
     
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    Shitloads comfier, could sit in it all day!

    And no, no seatbelt ;)

    andy
     
  4. DarkLanDeamon

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    Well make sure you don't wheel around to fast or you could cause injury from lack of a seat belt. I thought of doing this to but i cbf doing anything until i finish school.
     
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    Only takes about an hour to fab up :)

    All up it only cost me $10 for the steel tubing. Seat was free, and swivel base is from my old computer chair (which I donated to the dog as he needed a bed).

    andy
     
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    haha nice job,

    i believe you can buy seats like this but they use proper bucket racing seats, anyone remember the link?
     
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    good effort

    here is mine, seat is from a toyota paseo (cost me 60 bucks)

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    washers, bolts and nuts.. i bolted it to the board that was part of the original seat.
     
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    My boss did this for his work chair with a seat pulled from from an old bogandore.
     
  9. U13_Attesa

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    Cool chair, I want to make one also I have the chair already I just need a swivel base anyone got one spare?
     
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    It's from a TH Magna. Looks like an Executive or Solara.
     
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    wait for council collections :) plenty on the side of the rd


    nice job on the seat dude

    but what about hieght adjust?
     
  12. Kitler

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    Looks extremely comfy! Wish I had the resources to make that. :p
     
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    Ahhh sweet, thanks for that! :)

    Looks great mate! Are you able to get a pic of the base for us? Mine used to be bolted onto a 10mm sheet of chipboard, held up ok for about 12 months, but I fell back on the chair one night in a bit of a drunken state and snapped the board in two!

    It's all there - the only thing I can't do is slide it back and forth on the rails, but when it was bolted to the board I could.

    Oh man, it's very comfy - smashing one together is dead easy, if you're handy with some bolts and nuts, a few washers and a thick sheet of steel or something sturdy, you can smash something together in no-time! Just takes a bit of lateral thinking to get something together - think outside the box :)

    andy
     
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    I just threw out a swivel base, maybe Ill make a fixed version, I dont really need a passenger seat anyway.
     
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    looks awesome guys,

    pretty good business idea.....
     
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    I was going to this as well a while ago but with a bucket seat. there was a cheap price on them but only sold them in pairs, couldn't convince mate to do it as well.
     
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    i have a set of spare VT seats i have been wanting to do this with, it would be a awesome work chair , but what i was wondering is how it would go for balance....did u have to work out any off that so u didnt tip backwards or anything like that?
     
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    it actually look pretty comfy... but is it possible to include arm rest on the chair? i just can't sit tight on a chair without any arm rest :D
     
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    Ooooh... Well I DO need a new chair! I'll keep it in mind. :thumbup:
     
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    Nah not really, just positioned the swivel base roughly where the middle of my arse would be on the seat :)

    Don't see why not :) Might take a bit more skill with a welder, but I'm sure it can be done! I don't see the need for arms on it, mainly because I sometimes sit on it sideways.

    andy
     

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