03/15/10 update @ page 8 ========================================= I used to frequently browse here on GT Planet few years back, can't believe I have never seen this section before. Back in highschool (GT4 days), I took advantage of having access to welders in my highschool welding class and sketched/built myself a cockpit from scratch. This is how it looked like: [here's my old cocokpit thread on S2Ki] That was 2006. Now, many years later, I still enjoy DIY every bit as much as before (if not more). Equipped with my own welder, more experience, and more resources, I decided it was time to build a whole new revised version to accommodate the Logitech G25, an evolution to my old design for GT5P (at the time, now GT5). [Here's my new cockpit thread on S2ki for those of you interested] This was how it looked last year, halfway finished and how it stayed (at least it was playable) for a while. Dimensions were replicated off Honda S2000's cockpit just like my old cockpit, but with slight changes mainly to match TV height. Months later, my desire to finish the cockpit took over when I finally got my hands on an actual S2000 handbrake, so the madness continued... At the time, I was also experimenting with fabricate my own composite parts for my car, so I took the opportunity and made myself a much-needed carbon fiber (not-so-much-needed) dead pedal. This was the end result. Finished shifter/transmission tunnel and added an over-sized button to enable clutch. I've also opened up, studied, and modified the G25's shifter for heavier shift resistance and push down reverse (which I wasn't aware of people modding the G25 at the time, could have saved myself a few hours if I were to search first). Then, one day, my sister brought home an industrial sewing machine (who knows what she's up to). My curiosity once again took over, and within no time I've decided I wanted to make a new shift boot. original my replacement I've always wanted to install an actual aftermarket steering wheel since GT4 days but had a much tighter budget back then. Now that..... well... why not? Had a bit of raw carbon fiber material in the garage, so naturally I made the adapter out of CF. Had to borrow my friend's Momo for first test fit while I waited for mine to come in the mail. Got my wheels (yes, plural) in the mail the following day. Since I had to dismount everything anyway, I figured I would try to improve on my adapter. Why not aluminum block? Test fit... Final result: Just because I've found video editing to be tons of fun lately, had to make another video. That's pretty much where I'm at right now, waiting for GT5 release. Thanks for scrolling all the way though, hope you enjoy the pictures as much as I enjoyed building it. All comments welcome.