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Up! Nice.. now can do the conversion for PS3 owners who play Grand Tourismo! kekek

 

that would be cool... instead of the wheel base, can attach fixed legs...

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that would be cool... instead of the wheel base, can attach fixed legs...

 

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u are darn gd bro!

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Hi all, just an update.

 

Remember I mentioned that currently there are usually two types of wheel bases from Ikea's As-Is section?

 
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The one on the right has a bigger wheel base diameter of 60cm while the one on the left has a smaller diameter of 50cm.

 

After some use, I found that the wheels for the bigger wheel base were not moving as they were supposed to. On dismantling the wheels, I found that the plastic part which the wheels are mounted on had cracked. During my recent trip to Ikea, I found that even the brand new chairs that they were selling with this wheel base could not move smoothly.

 

Bottom line - maybe you shouldn't buy the bigger wheel base (with the bigger diameter). The smaller one is ok.

 

 

As luck would have it, I found a discarded chair at the dumpster and so dismantled its wheel base and put it on the chair which had the faulty wheel base. I actually think it looks better now (^v^)

 
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As for the faulty wheel base, I wasn't willing to discard it, cos I paid $34 for it, so I spent another $10 on a Lazy Susan (yeah, from Ikea) and fixed its top to the wheel base. I'm also using the bottom of the Lazy Susan as a coaster :P

 
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[update Dec 30, 2012:]

 

The leather on one of the office chairs I used at home have worn out and so I threw it away, keeping the wheels. So I had both chairs with black bases which looked much better.

 

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But then again, I recently changed the interior of my car to a "Bride" theme, and have just sold off all my blue alcantara front and rear seats together with the 4 door panels. It's a sad goodbye to these "booster" seats (as my wife called them). But I retained the wheel bases, so maybe there'll be more exciting projects to come... Cheers!

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Hi, do you have any intention of selling your converted seat? If so, what is your selling price? Thinking for office use.

 

Happy New Year

 

Jake

 

heh... no lah,... I think it's a bit high for use in office because the base is quite thick. I gave the measurements in my posts... fine for use at home. I'd say it's more comfortable, but probably not as convenient...

 

Happy New Year!!!

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