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Forum: Fabrication 08-17-2016, 02:01 PM
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Posted By needsomehelp
I'm trying to find a shop in Canada that has one...

I'm trying to find a shop in Canada that has one of these. So far I am unable to :P
Forum: Fabrication 08-17-2016, 01:55 PM
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Posted By needsomehelp
At this point I would be happy to work with...

At this point I would be happy to work with someone that is capable of doing this properly for a reasonable price, regardless of location.



Every quality product in this market segment is made...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2016, 07:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
I'm fine with the pricing considering it's the...

I'm fine with the pricing considering it's the first prototype, buy not $20k when 90% of that is labor.

I'll try calling a few other shops tomorrow and see what they say.

I'm OK dealing with...
Forum: Fabrication 08-16-2016, 05:33 PM
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Posted By needsomehelp
Thought I'd share my progress after receiving 3...

Thought I'd share my progress after receiving 3 estimates back:

One is a little over $5,000

One is a little under $10,000

One was $19,746.21...

At this point I feel like I should get a...
Forum: Fabrication 08-13-2016, 12:25 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
I missed this part. We're basically ready to...

I missed this part.

We're basically ready to have the prototype made now. I should have some quotes back early this week and then we can get started.
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2016, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By needsomehelp
I would imagine the bare metal frame (including...

I would imagine the bare metal frame (including dash and center console) is going to be in the ~300lbs range. We already have the shifter, hand brake, steering wheel, pedals, subwoofers, speakers,...
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2016, 09:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
Most games you can adjust the views and on...

Most games you can adjust the views and on virtually all of them when you're playing you'll be seated directly behind the steering wheel with an interior view of the cockpit.

Personally I prefer...
Forum: Fabrication 08-12-2016, 09:12 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
I'm open to simplifying it as long as it can keep...

I'm open to simplifying it as long as it can keep the design aesthetics.

The reason it's a little "over engineered" is because in virtually every sim i've ever used has flex on the wheel and...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 08:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
There's so many cars to simulate, I like driving...

There's so many cars to simulate, I like driving almost anything around the Nurburgring. This is one of the popular and accurate games:

https://youtu.be/42RKfA4qVZc?
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 06:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
With our first model/revision we were going to...

With our first model/revision we were going to target local sales more so than shipping. That being said, because we haven't made any yet I am very open to any ideas suggestions to help make it...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 05:40 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
Well that's 4K including shipping and it's retail...

Well that's 4K including shipping and it's retail pricing. And that's with all of the upgrades and TV stand.

The fabricator has to make it and sells it to the company for a profit. The company...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 04:13 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
The power of the almighty google! I finally...

The power of the almighty google!

I finally found a place that can do the bending and welding in house along with the rest. I think they can do everything but the powder coating, which i don't...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
The budget is whatever it takes to work with...

The budget is whatever it takes to work with someone reputable. We can figure out quantity based on pricing.

Here's an example of a similar product. This is a small company that probably...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 01:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
Wow thanks guys for all of the quick replies :) ...

Wow thanks guys for all of the quick replies :)

I am located in Calgary.

The units will be for sale and we will be ordering a yet to be determined quantity (depends on final pricing), but we...
Forum: Fabrication 08-11-2016, 12:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,548
Posted By needsomehelp
New to fabrication and need some general help.

I've had a racing simulator designed in solidworks and have drawings to have it made but because of my inexperience with metal fabrication, I could use a little bit of general help if possible :)
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