I've recent obtained a brand new front row car seat (picrel) that I plan to turn into an office chair.
The problem is it is stuck in full forward position with the seat back tiled forward, assuming for shipping purposes.
With minimal tools, how do I go about getting power to this thing to move it to a comfortable spot?
I plan to weld (or otherwise) mount it to an office chair frame.
based. post an update later. i went to the u-pull-it and anything worth a shit was left open doored and no windowed. now i gotta look online
bunch of ninnies itt
This is DIY, anon...
So DIY a favor and just buy an office chair.
That's not fun though
Get a 12V source, whatever power supply or jumper pack or car battery. Hook it up to power input for the seat using jumper cables and/or alligator clips. Push buttons.
Yeah actually I just found an adaptor for dewalt batteries ($15) which pretty much solves this problem lol
Might even be able to mount the adaptor to the bottom of the seat to have a perm solution and adjust when I want.
Look for an old 12V/ 2A-4A power cord with the brick for a cable box or something and you could probably wire the chair off that if you wanted it to plug in. I used one to hard wire some 12V LED spotlights that were made for automotive applications.
Maybe stick one of the <$5 fuse holders from the auto parts stores to protect the power tool battery or power supply when you wire the thing up.
When I made a sim racing seat out of an e46 seat, I used an Xbox 360 power supply brick, it outputs about 12V. Then just hook that to the power leads on the seat itself and you have full control of all the seat motors.
If OP is actually using the picrel seat, he must wire up the headrest speakers as well.
Find a power recliner base from one someone's getting rid of (they fly apart with an impact driver making the pieces light to move) and use that as a base on a dolly with locking casters (because nothing heavy should ever be hard to move). I did using some Ford passenger seat from the local salvage. Works great. No office chair is engineered as well as crashworthy car seats.
For a guy who doesn't own tools you sure are confident about putting power to a seat equipped with a side air bag in the backrest that could detonate if you put power to the wrong pin
It would be retarded to leave the bag rather than remove and fire it for lulz. Where is the bag on that seat? I don't recognize it.
>car seat known to be comfortable, mainly because it's adjustable
I don't understand these sorts of projects, even if
>I don't understand these sorts of projects
Chance of ever actually doing it is very very low anyway.
Somewhat related to OPs project, I got this fridge for free on Craigslist, was planning to turn it into a gaming chair but wondering what's the best way to remove the rust without hurting the enamel. My gaming clothes are made out of Japanese lanterns and I don't want to stain them with rust while I'm streaming minecraft.
Don't remove the rust, coat the outside with recycled milk jug plastic you melted down in your oven and applied with a foam roller
If your mom or country's laws don't allow the use of ovens, coat it with linseed oil, the only protective coating that should be legal for anything, and then to get the smell out wash your lantern pants in vinegar and line dry them on a clothesline made from emu feathers from your friends ranch.
Also, lurk moar so you don't need your hand held next time.
Looked into foam rollers but thinking of making my own. I have a piece of a sun bleached pool noodle that blew in from my Mexican neighbors yard last year that I never bothered pulling out of the holly bushes, I'm considering using that with a wire hanger and a section of pvc pipe as a handle to build my own roller and save some money. How hot should I set the oven. Thank you for the advice.
I recently obtained this router, and want to convert it to a formula one race car.
problem is it's stuck in reverse.
with minimum tools, how do I put an LS in this thing?
I have lots of JB weld.
i recommend bolts and screws, ls is too much hp for jb weld
this thread is lols.
in all seriousness: i made a few of these chairs, op, they’re fun but not all that comfortable as desk chairs. they’re better as living room type seats, comfy for reclining in. you might think you want to recline at your desk, but trust me you don’t. in your desk chair you sit upright and do fine motor skill stuff. it’s pretty uncomfortable to try to do from a car seat unless you make the car seat look horrible by tilting the base way forward.
all told it’s a fun weekend project. hit a junkyard a goodwill and a home depot. you’ll have everything you need by noon and the chair will be built by dinner. just don’t expect too much out of it.
I also use a commercial van seat (GM 3500) on a dolly as a desk chair. Works great, love it.
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