Car Seat Recliner




This was an old car seat I had in my shed.
I was going to build a PC based racing frame, it would have been on springs with a
force feedback steering wheel attached to the frame to give
race vibration.
Unfortunately I never got hold of an Arc welder to make the frame:-(
Anyway here's what I made, and will now use on a regular basis.

Step 1: The Materials

Car seat, 4 x panels, 4 x 2" x 4" wood blocks, 28 wood screws, 4 x castor's,

Step 2: The Base

The base has to be strong, and well constructed to hold the car seat.

Step 3: The Build

Make sure you have enough clearance for the seat to slide back and forth on it's runners.
You must slide the seat forward when you recline the back.
Otherwise you could tip over.

Step 4: The Style

You can make the support frame higher or lower, it's up to you.
It can be used as an office chair, you can add arms, if you like.

Step 5: Whats Next

I will have to look for an electric seat from a BMW or Merc.
Just to see if I can automate the process.

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    7 Discussions


    5 years ago on Introduction

    I love this! Much better than just leaning the back of the seat up against the shed. :P


    Question 1 year ago

    did you happen to find a power seat and get it wired to a regular outlet? i came across a trashed 2016 jeep cherokee and the interior is still nearly mint and i would like to do this to the driver seat have functional seat adjustment buttons. if its even possible, havent ripped it out yet


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Awsome! I'm doing a similar job with an old Focus Zetec seat soon


    5 years ago on Introduction

    That's pretty awesome, I been looking for a computer chair but all the good ones seems very expensive and was thinking about making something like this and now having seen 1 I will definitely be building 1 myself :)


    5 years ago on Introduction

    When I have the time and money to go to the junkyard to pull a nice seat, this shall be mine.