DIY Aluminum 80/20 Tubing Simrig un-edited

Shaun Cole On August 29, 2015
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The other day we released a video that was a DIY Rig build.  As mentioned in that show that was actually the 2nd rig built for the show.  The first one came out highly functional, but had a few twists to the frame and we learned a lot about our design in the first filming.  We did build a 2nd rig and filmed the process for that DIY video.  This video is the mostly un edited version of that firs trig build.  In reality it took about 4 hours to build, but this show has been edited down to about 2 hours.  It is not the best follow along build when compared to the other version, but you will see how the whole process went together.

Also i would like to apologize for the poor audio,  I was not able to use my proper microphone.  Also an apology for the camera being very far away, but I needed lots of space.

Here is a copy of the original video and post.

I have had so many requests to show my rig (Sim Chassis) and how it was built.  In reality my rig is quite old and has gone through so many variations, that despite being highly functional, it was not as nice as it could be.  For this and a few other reasons I decided to build myself a new rig and chronicle that build for you.

The new rig will be made of Aluminum Profile Tubing.  This tubing comes in many different trade names, Extrusion, 80/20 and profile just to name a few.  The tubing also comes in a variety of different styles, shapes and hardware all unique to that manufacturer.  Regardless of the brand name or style of tubing they all work in a very similar manor. 

One thing to remember when planning your own build.  This rig was built for me, and I am a shorter driver.  If you are taller you might want to add more length and height to your design.  Also some tubing companies might have better hardware then I used available.  My design here is more for inspiration and a starting point then actual blueprint to do your own.

I have also filmed a full length version of this rig build.  That video will be able to be seen within a couple of days.  I also built a triple screen monitor stand,  I will have that show available in a couple days after that.

The parts lists and other information on this rig build can be found here on the original video:


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