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Old 05-29-2012, 04:50 PM   #1
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I know it's been done before but I thought I would share my small victory from the long weekend. I have a 2nd seat I plan to convert either into a game chair or another office chair. The back seats will become a love seat at some point.

I'll take more photos of the mount plate later.

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Old 05-29-2012, 04:53 PM   #2
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Very nice ... I would love to replace my aging computer chair with one of these?? What was the final tally in dollars when you were done??
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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Well the whole set cost 600 and the base was free so if you figure 200 per seat???
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Old 05-29-2012, 05:02 PM   #4
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Dude write-up a DIY!!! I would LOVE to do this!
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #5
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Thats so awesome, I want one
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #6
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Thats so awesome, I want one
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:14 PM   #7
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Thats so awesome, I want one
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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Thats so awesome, I want one
So does this mean you want one?
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Old 05-29-2012, 06:46 PM   #9
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That is awesome. Might be stealing this idea!
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Old 05-29-2012, 11:28 PM   #10
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DIY for how you did it? id love to make one my office chair is beyond uncomfterable
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Old 05-30-2012, 03:10 AM   #11
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I've been reworking the design for the plate and should have some details for you all in a few days.
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:15 AM   #12
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LOL nice look
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Old 05-30-2012, 07:28 AM   #13
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hahahaha, I would love to have one of those in my office. you could easily tell if someone took your chair.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:22 AM   #14
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need more pictures.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:49 AM   #15
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I love it. I need one of those for my desk at the dealership.
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Old 05-30-2012, 11:29 AM   #16
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Sooo sick!! I want to make a custom sti forza chair lol
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Old 05-30-2012, 12:10 PM   #17
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Very nice

Looks great!
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Old 05-30-2012, 01:47 PM   #18
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is this more comfortable as an office chair than it is as a car seat?
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:23 PM   #19
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Awesome! Now the ultimate prank would be to hook up an RF device with a power source under the chair if it was a co-worker and then deploy the side airbag one day from across the office!
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Old 05-30-2012, 02:46 PM   #20
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So does this mean you want one?
I see what you did there
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Old 05-30-2012, 04:55 PM   #21
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I disabled the airbag for that very reason.
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Old 05-30-2012, 05:20 PM   #22
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Would love to see plans sir
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Old 05-30-2012, 06:59 PM   #23
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Was thinking of doing a simliar thing but with the limited seats. This way have nice heated seat even when I am in the office. Just curious how much did you spend on bracket, bolts, legs, etc?
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:42 PM   #24
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Was thinking of doing a similar thing but with the limited seats. This way have nice heated seat even when I am in the office. Just curious how much did you spend on bracket, bolts, legs, etc?
Ok here is the text version of the plan. Photos still coming.

For passenger side:

Step 1 - Remove all the rails from the frame. There are 4 bolts that hold the seat to the rails. You will need to remove the plastic sides to get to some of them.

Step 2 - Remove the occupancy sensor. Get a dermal and cut the 2 mounts that the sensor module is mounted to so it's flush with the metal plate it is welded to.

Step 3 - Bend and fold the metal flange towards the front of the seat so it is as flat a possible. a small piece of wood behind this will help in hammering it down. C-clamps and vise-grips help too. This adds some strength to the edge.

Step 4 - Buy 4 metal blind nuts (2 long reach 2 standard) from a hardware store. I used 6mm ones.

Step 5 - Cut a piece of 3/8-1/2" plywood to 15" X 15.5"

Step 6 - Cut 1" from the ends of the black plastic on the back rail to expose the metal frame.

Step 7 – Place the plywood on the bottom of the seat with the edge lined up with the back of the seat and resting on the metal frame in the front over the metal flange you bent. Find the two holes in the metal plate already factory drilled. (There are 4 holes. Two higher and two lower. I used the two higher ones to avoid needing spacers.) Drill holes in the plywood that match those holes. Good luck with lining it up but measure twice before drilling.



Step 8 – use the long blind nuts and some 1.5” bolts to secure the plywood to the front frame. Then drill through the plywood and back metal frame (area where you removed the plastic. Make sure you get the holes near the center of the flange as it’s not very wide. Use the standard blind nut as a guide for spacing as you will need the hole to line up with the nut. Use the blind nuts and bolts to secure the rear rail.



Step 9 – Find the center of the plywood and the seat. Note the metal frame is not centered. I measured from the blue fabric and found the center.

Step 10 – Find a chair base that you like and locate the mounting holes. Center the base and try to mimic the forward and back location from the donor chair. Mark the holes and drill the plywood.

Step 11 (optional) – Do the step 10 for armrests if you have them.

Step 12 – Remove the plywood and install wood blind nuts (flange style, not brad) in the wholes you drilled. I used 6mm for the arms and 8mm for the chair base.

Step 13 – Reinstall the plywood and bolt the base and arms to the plywood.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:40 PM   #25
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does it still recline??
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