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Old 13th June 2007, 16:31   #1  -   
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My cheap home made shifter

Hello, i would just show you what i built! (one old logitech formula wellow used)
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Old 13th June 2007, 17:03   #2  -   
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Good for you. It's good to see initiative in action. Does it give you more fun? I'll bet it does.
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Old 13th June 2007, 17:19   #3  -   
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It's really really fun, I feel like in my real car sometimes!I know that it's ugly, but I can say that this shifter is far better that a g25's one
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Old 13th June 2007, 17:36   #4  -   
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Hmm, good work, but i will certainly stick with my G25 thanks. It's look's like you have worked hard on this, but imo, you have f***ed it up by how you have finished it. you have put carpet on it, and then not bothered to fit it all in properly, so the end result is a very ugly shifter. you should have taken some more time over the shifter imo.
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Old 13th June 2007, 17:53   #5  -   
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I REALLY, REALLY don't care about the beauty of what I build , this is not the aim, it was not necessary to do a hard work with this old wood , I think I will make another shifter one day.
Im I the only who have done a real handbrake?
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Old 13th June 2007, 18:14   #6  -   
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hey if it works why give a shit about how it looks, i bet its fun
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Old 13th June 2007, 18:18   #7  -   
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Hmm, good work, but i will certainly stick with my G25 thanks. It's look's like you have worked hard on this, but imo, you have f***ed it up by how you have finished it. you have put carpet on it, and then not bothered to fit it all in properly, so the end result is a very ugly shifter. you should have taken some more time over the shifter imo.
I thought I'd get my comments in before the likes of this post turned up. If you cant say anything good, butt out! He doesn't need you to tell him what it looks like.
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Old 13th June 2007, 18:28   #8  -   
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This looks like an "alpha" version of the G25.
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Old 13th June 2007, 18:30   #9  -   
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I'm with majority here. Great job. If it works well and you like it, who cares. I have 2 homemade shifters. My first was from a simple joystick wedged between 2 blocks of wood with an h-pattern "cut" out and mounted overtop. It didn't work real well because of the age of the joystick. It would randomly go back and forth between gears. My second is still in the works, full metal frame using a tierod end for the shifter and wired to an old game controller. I have been lazy about getting the frame welded up and the switches mounted. Should work fantastic. Everything was from scrap, so it didn't cost me a thing. (Actually, neither shifter cost anything.)
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Old 13th June 2007, 19:15   #10  -   
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This looks like an "alpha" version of the G25.
are you saying that LFS alpha version si ugly (joke )
Thanks all for those good comments, mrodgers, could you post pics of your home made shifter too?I'm always interested by others's ideas
(and sorry for my bad english again!)
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Old 13th June 2007, 19:34   #11  -   
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Great job, I like it
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Old 13th June 2007, 19:51   #12  -   
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I would trade that for my g25's crappy shifter any time. Sweet crafting
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Old 13th June 2007, 20:16   #13  -   
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I'm in no way mocking this shifter in any way, if it does what the creator wants it to do then thats as good as it needs to get, but that shifter should be the picture definition of 'home made'.
Good work! (really, no sarcasm)
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Old 14th June 2007, 04:53   #14  -   
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Thanks again, effectively, home made yes >> I bought nothing to build it
0€, nada
I took a week to complete it and a month to regulate some problems. The handbrake is really funny to use in fact, it's totally analogic, and verry accurate. I hope it will be possible to stall the engine soon, it will be harder for beginner to drive with it (some of my friends would thant I build another for them lol).
I drive with it for 9 months, I did 10 000 miles i think in LFS.
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Old 20th June 2007, 18:21   #15  -   
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one question WHERE THE HELL IS THE DUCT TAPE.
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Old 20th June 2007, 20:37   #16  -   
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Nice work man, really like work and how you built it and don't care about what other people say about the aesthetics i think it's brilliant
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Old 20th June 2007, 20:51   #17  -   
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well some of you may think the looks of the shifter does'nt matter, but all i am saying is that if i was making my own shifter, i would have took alot more time over the looks, making the h-gate smoother etc. Im nto saying he has'nt worked hard, he looks like he has and it looks fun, its just that i think a little more time could have been taken over the final looks, tis' all
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Old 20th June 2007, 21:20   #18  -   
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well some of you may think the looks of the shifter does'nt matter, but all i am saying is that if i was making my own shifter, i would have took alot more time over the looks, making the h-gate smoother etc. Im nto saying he has'nt worked hard, he looks like he has and it looks fun, its just that i think a little more time could have been taken over the final looks, tis' all
Yeah, you keep watching your sweet looking shift lever while I pass you in LFS =).

I'm all about form follows function. That's why my ugly real life 1987 Honda makes more power than most V8's on the road and still has the original 20 year old faded paint...

Oh.. Can we get a write up? I'd love to build my own shifter.
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Old 20th June 2007, 23:01   #19  -   
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yes...i would like to knwo also..about the clutch and the shifter..if its not too much trouble..
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Old 4th July 2007, 08:15   #20  -   
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No troubles, after 1 year of using it, it s working always perfectly!
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Old 5th July 2007, 03:11   #21  -   
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Good Job!
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Old 5th July 2007, 05:17   #22  -   
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i have a similar thing siting next to me right now with a few more add-ons if u allow me to post some pictiures to suport your theory anarchypredator, that the looks just dont matter! if it's working properly its fine to me! and evin mine i can say its beter then g25 one... (plus allmost, excepting this situations, nobody can see it!)...its been an year now and it still has no problem...
(not a fan of apple but it looks good)
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Old 5th July 2007, 07:03   #23  -   
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great job. It was better to make your own rather than buying a Logitech G25 steering wheel
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Old 5th July 2007, 12:58   #24  -   
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Last part!!!wowoooo SUCCESS
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Old 5th July 2007, 14:22   #25  -   
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Looks good mate, home made shifters are proberly more reliable then the G25 one anyway less flimsy. Good job
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Old 5th July 2007, 19:22   #26  -   
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Using your Lego for your pedals

this is my home made shifter, with an old pedal set for clutch.

the one out of wood was my first try, if anybody wants to have it.


more about my shifter on this thread -> http://www.lfsforum.net/showthread.php?t=25075
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Old 5th July 2007, 20:34   #27  -   
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Nice one, nice work, and...Clean...
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