wheel stands

View previous topic View next topic Go down

wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Fri May 13, 2011 3:56 pm

well just got a home made cockpit but im looking at trashing it for a wheel stand, due to weight and move ability, kinda cant get it in the room i need it to big

any one know of any around, really interested in a rennsport but looks outta reach

or a review of these? http://www.wheelstandpro.com.au/G27.html

gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by RU four 86 on Fri May 13, 2011 4:13 pm

Hi mate,

can't really help out,

but beware of the one on Pagnian's website "Next Level Racing" GTPRO. I did see one of these cockpit's in the flesh in a shop the other day, and to be honest it felt real cheap and nasty for the $600 asking price, the racing chair was small & tight and very uncomfortable, but the quality of the build just didn't match the price tag

Im getting a client to fabricate a stand for me, just got to bolt and wield it together, and Im going to use a typist chair for the seat.

Happy hunting

RU



Last edited by RU four 86 on Fri May 13, 2011 4:34 pm; edited 1 time in total
avatar
RU four 86
OZFM Legend & Hall of Famer

Posts : 2407
Points : 2311
Age : 53
Join date : 2009-07-29
Location : Adelaide, SA Great

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Fri May 13, 2011 4:23 pm

yeah dont want a cockpit like those gtpro's, look annoying, the one's on simparts nz look ok'ish at least its local for its size

just been given a solid steel cockpit looks like a stockcar style, cant get it in the house by like 10mm, gonna set the gas torch to f'n thing just keep the bucky seat off it that means i now have 5 seats

contemplating getting dear ol dad on a arc welder to make a stand, so wether someone can do a good review or willing to measure a stand up so i can build one????

i cant find any in NZ to get measurements off


gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by Dazza4610 on Fri May 13, 2011 4:54 pm

I have one of the Fanatec Wheel Stands, and it is solid. The only problem I have with it its, the bolt that holds the upright from moving comes loose and the upright moves backwards and forwards, until I tighten it up again. I have googled it and that seems to be a common problem. It only comes loose if I drive things like Dirt 2 where the steering is a bit more aggressive, forza seems ok though.


Welcome to Forza 5 - Where it is 'ok' to come 2nd or 3rd!

Dazza4610
.

Posts : 8264
Points : 9655
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : QLD

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Fri May 13, 2011 5:56 pm

would ya be willing to get a pic and measurements? looks better to make a steel one

gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by Dazza4610 on Fri May 13, 2011 6:02 pm

it is steel, it wieghs a lot. The only parts that are not steel are the 2 'planks' that the pedal box sits on.

I will go take some pics tonight


This is it here Fanatec Rensport Wheel Stand


Welcome to Forza 5 - Where it is 'ok' to come 2nd or 3rd!

Dazza4610
.

Posts : 8264
Points : 9655
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : QLD

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Fri May 13, 2011 6:16 pm

need
width length of base,
length upright bars, see if the comp chair becomes useful
pic shape and measure of top plate
pic shape and measure of shifter plate
diameter of that bar across base

gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by Dazza4610 on Fri May 13, 2011 6:18 pm

Maybe I should just ask Fanatec for the design plans ...

I would have to pull it all apart to get that much detail. I am guessing you want to copy it. If you can wait until I get my GT2 I will take the measurements then.


Welcome to Forza 5 - Where it is 'ok' to come 2nd or 3rd!

Dazza4610
.

Posts : 8264
Points : 9655
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : QLD

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Fri May 13, 2011 6:25 pm

just the bar extendend

apparently it sits well unsure of height and thinkness is the main part, looks like it would fall forward

im really bored atm, i could use my dropsaw with my left hand to cut the pieces, enough steel around here and wait for welding haha

gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Fri May 13, 2011 6:39 pm

are those bottom pads like extra heavy?


gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by Dazza4610 on Fri May 13, 2011 6:56 pm

To give you some idea of the wieght, I have mine on a tile floor and it does not move at all while using the thing. I sit on my lounge, grab the vertical pole that holds the wheel, and slide it to me. Once I put my feet on the pedal box it does not move.


Welcome to Forza 5 - Where it is 'ok' to come 2nd or 3rd!

Dazza4610
.

Posts : 8264
Points : 9655
Join date : 2010-02-01
Location : QLD

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by gud 0l stoner on Sat May 14, 2011 1:35 am

yeah i think i know the type, been tinkering and contemplating how i want it

gud 0l stoner
Serious Racer

Posts : 207
Points : 252
Join date : 2011-02-05
Location : wellington new zealand

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by original skin on Mon Aug 22, 2011 2:52 pm

gud 0l stoner wrote:well just got a home made cockpit but im looking at trashing it for a wheel stand, due to weight and move ability, kinda cant get it in the room i need it to big

any one know of any around, really interested in a rennsport but looks outta reach

or a review of these?


I own and highly recommend the Wheelstand Pro.

Feel free to ask me if you have any questions.

original skin
Serious Racer

Posts : 376
Points : 431
Age : 36
Join date : 2011-08-22
Location : Sydney

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by Rinkly on Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:20 pm

a photo would be handy OS
avatar
Rinkly
World Champion

Posts : 761
Points : 806
Age : 79
Join date : 2010-01-16
Location : S.Australia

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by original skin on Mon Aug 22, 2011 4:29 pm

Rinkly wrote:a photo would be handy OS

There are a few on their website.

wheelstandpro.com.au

original skin
Serious Racer

Posts : 376
Points : 431
Age : 36
Join date : 2011-08-22
Location : Sydney

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by original skin on Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:18 pm

Also, check out my review in which I cover the Wheelstand Pro.

http://ozfm.darkbb.com/t2104-fanatec-gt2-wheel-clubsport-pedals-review

original skin
Serious Racer

Posts : 376
Points : 431
Age : 36
Join date : 2011-08-22
Location : Sydney

Back to top Go down

Re: wheel stands

Post by Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum